Kirk Cousins has now targeted Adam Thielen or Justin Jefferson with 51 of his 100 passes this season, and even as Stefon Diggs thrives with a 4-0 Bills team, Jefferson is quickly showing he can join Thielen as the kind of downfield option Cousins enjoyed with Diggs. Jefferson is tied for the league lead with eight catches of 20 yards or more.
The story is about how Cousins is starting to trust Jefferson. This was a situation every QB and rookie WR were faced with after COVID-19 changed training camps and eliminated preseason games. It seemed like it was only a matter of time before Cousins and Jefferson would get on the same page, and after back-to-back 100-yard games for Jefferson, the duo seems to be on their way.
MIN QB Kirk Cousins - Week 17 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 17 at Detroit
Cousins finished up last strong as he completed 27-of-41 passes for 391 yards and three touchdowns against the New Orleans Saints. Cousins has been a reliable starter in fantasy after his rocky start in the first few weeks of the season, as he has frequently posted three-touchdown games since November. For the first time this season, Cousins has true upside QB1 potential this week as they take on the Detroit Lions who rank last in aFPA to QBs this season. With Dalvin Cook set to miss this game, expect plenty of throws from Cousins in this one.