Kirk Cousins

Kirk Cousins Fantasy

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Height / Weight
6'3" / 202 lbs.
Date of Birth (Age)
August 19, 1988 (31)
Experience
9th Season
Drafted
2012 / Rd. 4 / Pk. 102 (WAS)
College
Michigan State

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Kirk Cousins News

Kirk Cousins Thrives Under Pressure

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins has mostly been successful in the NFL when pressured. While he doesn't face as much pressure as he once did, Cousins remains a top-five QB when under duress. His passer rating (91.5) was fifth-best in 2019, his completion percentage under pressure (58.1) was fourth-best and his completion percentage above expectation (plus-3.8) was in the top five. The 31-year-old is often overshadowed by some of the league's stars at the position, but he also lost his No. 1 receiver in Stefon Diggs and his offensive coordinator in Kevin Stefanski. He could take a step back in 2020 in an offense that will lean heavily on the running game. Target Cousins as a midrange QB2 with a low ceiling.

Jun. 5th • 1:48 PM
Kirk Cousins Was Very Efficient On Deep Passes

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins had a 9:1 touchdown-to-interception ratio on deep passes in 2019 and the highest passer rating (121.5) on such throws among NFL.com's Nick Shook's top-10 best deep passers last season. But his deep shots weren't nearly as risky as other QBs, as Cousins attempted deep shots into tight windows just 20.4 percent of the time and his receivers were open on 25.9 percent of his deep pass attempts with an average target separation of 2.2 yards. Cousins did this while being pressured on 31.5 percent of his deep attempts, but his probability for success was high to begin with. But losing Stefon Diggs, his No. 1 deep threat, will surely put a dent in these numbers in 2020. It's why Cousins' fantasy upside won't be as high this year while remaining in a run-first offense.

Jun. 2nd • 4:22 PM
Kirk Cousins Agrees To Two-Year Extension

The Minnesota Vikings and quarterback Kirk Cousins agreed to a two-year, $66 million contract extension on Monday, according to sources. Cousins was heading into the final year of his three-year, fully guaranteed $84 million deal that he signed in March of 2018. Counting next year's salary from his old deal, Cousins has a $96 million deal with $61 million guaranteed at signing. He has his critics, but the 31-year-old had 26 touchdowns and only six interceptions in the regular season last year, including a career-high 107.4 passer rating. Cousins has some QB1 upside with Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen as his receivers, but Minnesota is mostly a run-first squad, making him preferable as a QB2 for fantasy owners.

Mar. 16th • 12:24 PM

Depth Chart

  • Offense
  • Defense
QB Kirk Cousins
Sean Mannion
RB Dalvin Cook
Alexander Mattison
LWR Adam Thielen
Bisi Johnson
RWR Justin Jefferson
K.J. Osborn
SWR Tajaé Sharpe
Chad Beebe
TE Irv Smith Jr.
Kyle Rudolph
LT Riley Reiff
Ezra Cleveland
LG Aviante Collins
C Garrett Bradbury
Pat Elflein
RG Dakota Dozier
Dru Samia
RT Brian O'Neill
Rashod Hill
LDE Danielle Hunter
Eddie Yarbrough
NT Michael Pierce
Jaleel Johnson
DT Shamar Stephen
Jalyn Holmes
RDE Ifeadi Odenigbo
Anthony Zettel
SLB Anthony Barr
DeMarquis Gates
MLB Eric Kendricks
Cameron Smith
WLB Eric Wilson
Ben Gedeon
LCB Mike Hughes
Cameron Dantzler
SS Harrison Smith
Brian Cole II
FS Anthony Harris
Josh Metellus
RCB Jeff Gladney
Holton Hill
K Dan Bailey