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Kirk Cousins | Quarterback | #8

Team: Washington Redskins
Age / DOB:  (28) / 8/19/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 210
College: Michigan State
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 4 (102) / WAS
Contract: view contract details

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Kirk Cousins completed 30-of-39 passes for 301 yards and a touchdown in Washington's 20-17, Week 7 loss to the Lions, adding three carries for 19 yards and a touchdown.
With the Redskins trailing 13-10 with 1:05 remaining, Cousins appeared to give his team the victory with a brilliant 19-yard keeper on a read option. Instead, Matthew Stafford marched right down the field and stole the game for the Lions. Cousins was highly accurate, but couldn't hit any big plays. He continued to show zero chemistry with DeSean Jackson. He also lost a fumble on an ill-advised handoff decision as he was falling backward. Cousins has been keeping his head above water in fantasy, but lacked his 2015 ceiling. He'll be on the QB1/2 borderline against the Bengals in London next week. Oct 23 - 4:27 PM

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Kirk Cousins completed 18-of-34 passes for 263 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception in the Redskins' Week 6 win over the Eagles.

Cousins did all of his damage in the first half, throwing a pair of touchdowns to Jamison Crowder and Vernon Davis. His interception was a bad pick-six, but he managed Washington to their fourth straight win. Cousins failed to hook up with DeSean Jackson on his only deep shot. His lack of downfield ability limits his upside, but Cousins will remain a high-floor QB2 for Week 7 against Detroit.
Oct 16 - 4:49 PM

Over the last two seasons, Kirk Cousins has a 14-to-13 touchdown-to-interception ratio without Jordan Reed (concussion, questionable) in the lineup.

With Reed on the field, Cousins has thrown 32 touchdowns to 12 interceptions. Reed is almost certainly going to miss this week, and Cousins is facing an Eagles defense which has given up the second-fewest points per game to quarterbacks. There are better options on the wire.
Source: ESPN
Oct 15 - 10:42 AM

Kirk Cousins completed 29-of-41 passes for 260 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the Redskins' Week 5 win over the Ravens.

The Redskins got the win, but Cousins' game was another story of missed opportunities. He missed Jordan Reed for a would-be long gain early, and also missed DeSean Jackson for a would-be long touchdown bomb in the second half. Cousins is best viewed as a high-end QB2 in season-long fantasy leagues. He gets another difficult matchup against the Eagles' defense next.
Oct 9 - 4:58 PM

Kirk Cousins completed 21-of-27 passes for 183 yards, three touchdowns, and an interception in Washington's Week 4 win over the Browns.

Cousins didn't have a ton of yards with Joe Haden taking away DeSean Jackson. He threw all of his touchdowns in the red-zone, with two of them going to Jordan Reed. After getting off to a slow start, Cousins has bounced back with five TDs over the last two games. He's a low-end QB1 for Week 5 at Baltimore.
Oct 2 - 4:19 PM

Kirk Cousins completed 21-of-35 passes for 296 yards and two touchdowns in Washington's 29-27, Week 3 win over the Giants.

Cousins also fumbled, but the Redskins recovered. Cousins remained horrendous in the red zone — six Washington trips inside the Giants' 30-yard line produced five field goals — but found DeSean Jackson and Jamison Crowder for long scores. D-Jax's was a perfectly-delivered 44-yarder in stride, while Crowder turned a screen into a weaving 55-yarder. Cousins still sailed too many throws and flat out missed more than one receiver, but looked better than he did in Weeks 1 and 2, and against a solid defense. He'll be back in the QB1 discussion against the Browns in Week 4.
Sep 25 - 4:52 PM

Redskins coach Jay Gruden says he has "total faith" in Kirk Cousins.

"We have total faith that Kirk will get it done, and he will get it done," said Gruden. "He has proven that he can be a successful quarterback in this league." Those are the type of cookie-cutter remarks you'd expect from a coach when his star player is going through a rough patch. Lip service or not, Cousins doesn't appear to be in danger of losing his starting job. The contract-year quarterback is off to a nightmare start and rumors have surfaced that he's starting to lose the locker room. Gruden's vote of confidence helps but ultimately it's up to Cousins to right the ship. He'll try to do that Sunday against the Giants.
Sep 20 - 11:21 AM

Kirk Cousins has completed just 5-of-17 passes for 34 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions in the red zone this season.

Cousins was stellar in the scoring area last season, completing 64 percent of his throws and posting 22 touchdowns against zero interceptions. The red-zone struggles help explain why Cousins has just one touchdown on 89 attempts through two games. Cousins is not playing well, but the touchdowns will come eventually. He will remain a fantasy factor in a pass-first offense with plenty of weapons.
Source: ESPN
Sep 19 - 10:37 AM

PFT's Mike Florio reports Redskins players "have begun to complain about quarterback Kirk Cousins, pointing to a lack of decisiveness, erratic play, and confusion" following the Week 2 loss to the Cowboys.

The Redskins are off to an 0-2 start after winning the NFC East last season. Cousins has thrown one touchdown and three interceptions across the two games and has looked wholly inaccurate at times. It's still early enough in the season, but the Giants are 2-0 and have the Redskins on tap next. "He can watch the tape, find out what’s going on if he’s not sure what the indecision might be, why he’s missing some throws, but you know, it’s a tough game" coach Jay Gruden said Sunday. "He’s got to make some tough throws and usually ones he would normally hit but he missed a few today." Some players reportedly believe Colt McCoy would play with more "poise." Cousins isn't in danger of being benched anytime soon.
Sep 18 - 8:25 PM

Kirk Cousins completed 28-of-46 passes for 364 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the Redskins' Week 2 loss to Dallas.

He added two scrambles for 20 yards. Cousins has piled up a ton of passing yardage through two games in Washington's pass-first offense, but his on-field play has been horrific. His worst pass Sunday was an end-zone interception thrown directly into the arms of Cowboys FS Barry Church. The Redskins visit the Giants next. Cousins will be a low-end streamer in that game, but does get the Browns at home the following week.
Sep 18 - 5:08 PM

Kirk Cousins said he will "always be" a work in progress.

Coach Jay Gruden described Cousins as a work in progress after Monday night's loss. In response, Cousins recounted advice Tom Brady gave him after a game last season. "His answer was what I would echo here, and that it’s still clicking," Cousins said. "You’ve never figured it out. You’ve never arrived. The minute you think you have is probably when you’re going to be gone." Cousins struggled against the Steelers, but he has a great opportunity for a bounceback this week against the Cowboys.
Sep 15 - 9:30 AM

Kirk Cousins completed 30-of-43 passes for 329 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions and also rushed once for eight yards Monday in the Redskins' Week 1 loss to the Steelers.

The numbers are deceiving as most of his yards came in garbage time. Cousins really wasn’t sharp on Monday, often jamming balls into the dirt and mistiming his throws. He forced the ball to Jordan Reed on a play where he had the check-down open, resulting in an interception. The pick was his first at home since Week 1 of last season. He threw another on a desperation end-zone heave with 18 seconds left in regulation. Playing under the franchise tag, this wasn’t how Cousins wanted to start his contract year. He won’t be more than a QB2 against the Cowboys next week.
Sep 12 - 10:24 PM

Kirk Cousins completed 12-of-23 passes for 188 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception in one half of action during Friday night's third preseason game.

Cousins chucked an ugly pick on the sideline to kill the Redskins' first drive, throwing far outside the numbers to a covered receiver. He atoned with touchdown passes to Pierre Garcon, Jordan Reed, and Ryan Grant, catching fire in the second quarter as the Bills rested first-team defenders. Tonight's stat line looks better than Cousins played, but he remains one of the premier late-round quarterback picks due to his elite weapons, pass-first offense, and soft schedule in the first half of the season.
Aug 26 - 9:40 PM

Kirk Cousins is not expected to play against the Jets Friday night.

He is not believed to be dealing with an injury, so this is likely just a day off, perhaps because it is his birthday. Colt McCoy will start. Jordan Reed, Josh Norman, DeSean Jackson, Bashaud Breeland, Trent Williams, and Ryan Kerrigan are also getting the night off.
Aug 19 - 7:36 PM

Redskins OC Sean McVay said Kirk Cousins has displayed a better "overall command of the offense."

Cousins agrees, saying he has "a better understanding of the nuances" of the offense. "There are so many nuances and unique situations that only experienced players and quarterbacks are able to navigate properly," Cousins said. "So just continuing to get put in those situations and react and make quick decisions and the right ones is where I'm continuing to grow." Playing under the franchise tag, Cousins has a lot of money riding on his ability to master the offense and get the ball to his playmakers this season.
Source: ESPN
Aug 11 - 1:04 PM

Depth Charts

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QB1Kirk Cousins
2Colt McCoy
3Nate Sudfeld
RB1Matt Jones
2Chris Thompson
3Rob Kelley
GLB1Matt Jones
2Chris Thompson
3RB1Chris Thompson
2Matt Jones
WR11DeSean Jackson
2Jamison Crowder
3Rashad Ross
WR21Pierre Garcon
2Ryan Grant
3Josh Doctson
WR31Jamison Crowder
TE1Jordan Reed
2Vernon Davis
3Niles Paul
4Derek Carrier
LT1Trent Williams
2Vinston Painter
LG1Shawn Lauvao
C1Spencer Long
2John Sullivan
RG1Brandon Scherff
2Arie Kouandjio
RT1Morgan Moses
2Ty Nsekhe
K1Dustin Hopkins