Kirk Cousins

QB, Minnesota Vikings

Height 6'3" Weight 202
DOB 1988-08-19 Age 34.3
College Michigan State

2022 Fantasy Rankings

Overall # 121 · QB # 15 (Tier 3)
ADP (12-team PPR): 9.12, 111th

Position Rankings

RankNameByeAgeADP1PPG2Comment
Tier 3
13Tom Brady, TB1145.38.0226.2
14Matthew Stafford, LAR734.88.0823.3
15Kirk Cousins, MIN734.39.1222.1
Tier 4
16Tua Tagovailoa, MIA1124.711.0116.7
17Trevor Lawrence, JAC1123.112.1015.2
1 Fantasy Football Calculator (12-team PPR)
2 2021 season, PPR scoring

Fantasy News Last 90 Days

  • Kirk Cousins Bounces Back, Tosses Three TDs In Thanksgiving Win

    Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins completed 30-of-37 passes for 299 yards with three touchdowns and one interception in the Thanksgiving win over the New England Patriots. After failing to throw a touchdown pass in last Sunday's loss to the Cowboys, Cousins bounced with a big performance in Thursday's win. The 34-year-old connected with Justin Jefferson, T.J. Hockenson, and Adam Thielen for touchdowns in Thursday's victory. He has thrown 2,760 yards, 17 touchdowns, and nine interceptions while rushing for two scores in 11 games in 2022. Cousins is considered a mid-range QB2 against the New York Jets in Week 13.

    Nov 25 · Source via Vikings Kirk Cousins
  • Kirk Cousins Not A Starting Option Against New England

    Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins has limited upside in Week 12. Cousins is coming off of a dreadful Week 11 against the Dallas Cowboys, where he completed 12-of-23 passes for 105 yards and fumbled once. The 11-year veteran is taking on a New England Patriots defense that is top-10 against the pass this season. While he'd like to bounce back from his rough outing last week, it's looking unlikely against this improving defense. Consider Cousins is a QB2 in Week 12.

    Nov 23 · Source via Vikings Kirk Cousins
  • Kirk Cousins Struggles In Week 11 Loss

    Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins had a miserable game in Week 11, as he completed just 12-of-23 passes for 105 yards before being taken out of the game in the blowout loss to the Cowboys. The struggles of the offensive line did the veteran no favors in this one, as he had no time to throw while getting sacked seven times. Cousins will look to bounce back on Thursday night as the Vikings host the Patriots for a Thanksgiving showdown.

    Nov 20 · Source via Vikings Kirk Cousins
  • Kirk Cousins A QB1 Option Versus Cowboys

    Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins will look to lead his team to a 9-1 start in Week 11 as the Vikings host the Cowboys. Cousins completed 30-of-50 passes last week but threw two interceptions and just one touchdown in the comeback win over the Bills. It won't get any easier against the Cowboys' defense, as they have given up the third-fewest passing yards this season. Still, with what seems to be such a thin position for consistent fantasy production, Cousins can still be valued as a QB1 option this week.

    Nov 18 · Source via Vikings Kirk Cousins
  • Kirk Cousins Draws Tough Matchup In Week 10

    Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins will have his work cut out for him in Week 10, as the Vikings travel to Buffalo to take on the Bills. Cousins has completed 64.8 percent of his passes this season, racking up 1,999 passing yards and 13 passing touchdowns. Considering the pass-happy offense he plays in, along with a formidable group of weapons, Cousins still figures to be in the low-end QB1 conversation despite the tough matchup against one of the league's best pass defenses. We've seen him struggle against good defenses this season, in particular the Eagles, but fantasy managers may have no choice but to start the veteran this week.

    Nov 11 · Source via Vikings Kirk Cousins
  • Kirk Cousins Throws For 265 Yards, Two Touchdowns

    Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins completed 22-of-40 passes for 265 yards and two touchdowns as the Vikings improved to 7-1 with a 20-17 win over the Commanders. Cousins wasn't all that efficient in this one, but his high passing volume helped him turn in a solid week of fantasy production once again. He was injured briefly after getting hit while connecting on a 47-yard pass with Justin Jefferson, but he returned to action after one play and looked to be just fine. Cousins draws a tough matchup in Week 10 as the Vikings travel to Buffalo.

    Nov 6 · Source via Vikings Kirk Cousins
  • Kirk Cousins A QB1 Option Against Commanders

    Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins will look to build on a solid performance from Week 8 as he will lead his offense against the Commanders in Week 9. Cousins is coming off a 254-yard, three-total touchdown performance, as he has cemented himself as a weekly QB1 option, which has been a fairly thin position so far this season. The veteran will look to take advantage of an average pass defense at best, as the Commanders have given up the 16th-most passing yards this season.

    Nov 4 · Source via Vikings Kirk Cousins
  • Kirk Cousins Throws For 232 Yards, Two Touchdowns

    Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins completed 24-of-36 passes for 232 yards and two touchdowns while adding 22 yards and another score on the ground. Cousins took advantage of a good matchup in this one and rewarded his fantasy managers with solid QB1 numbers. Moving forward, Cousins figures to continue having QB1 value, and fantasy managers can start him with confidence in Week 9 as the Vikings travel to Washington.

    Oct 30 · Source via Vikings Kirk Cousins
  • Kirk Cousins A QB1 Option In Week 8

    Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins will look to take advantage of a solid matchup with the Cardinals in Week 8 after Arizona just gave up four passing touchdowns to Saints QB Andy Dalton. The Cardinals have given up the fifth-most passing yards this season, so fantasy managers can value Cousins as a solid QB1 option this week at what seems like a very thin position this year. The veteran has failed to throw for more than two touchdowns in a game this season, but that could change, as the Cardinals have given up 12 passing touchdowns through seven games.

    Oct 28 · Source via Vikings Kirk Cousins
  • Kirk Cousins Throws Two Touchdowns In Win

    Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins completed 20-of-30 passes for 175 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 24-16 win over the Dolphins. The Minnesota offense didn't look particularly good in this one, but fantasy managers shouldn't be too worried going forward. Cousins should be able to sustain low-end QB1 value being surrounded by a formidable group of weapons, but fantasy managers will need to look elsewhere for a QB1 option in Week 7 as the Vikings enter their BYE week.

    Oct 16 · Source via Vikings Kirk Cousins
  • Kirk Cousins A Low-End QB1 In Week 6

    Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins is a low-end QB1 option in Week 6 against the Dolphins, who have given up the fifth-most passing yards this season. The veteran had a fantastic showing in Week 5 against the Bears, throwing for 296 yards and a touchdown. Cousins figures to have a limited ceiling because of his lack of rushing numbers, but fantasy managers can still feel confident starting him given the fact he is throwing to one of the better skill groups in the league.

    Oct 14 · Source via Vikings Kirk Cousins
  • Kirk Cousins Leads Vikings To A Win On Sunday

    Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins finished with 296 yards and one touchdown during the win over the Bears on Sunday. He also found the end zone off a one-yard sneak late in the fourth quarter. Despite throwing a pick, the veteran was extremely accurate, ending Week 5 by completing 32 of his 41 passing attempts. Cousins continues to have a reliable season, much to the delight of his fantasy managers. Although he'll likely struggle at times moving ahead, he should remain a viable fantasy signal-caller, especially with Dalvin Cook and Justin Jefferson as his primary weapons.

    Oct 9 · Source via Vikings Kirk Cousins
  • Kirk Cousins A Potential QB1 Option In Week 5

    Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins will look to bounce back in Week 5 after some poor fantasy output in Week 4. Cousins will take on a Bears' defense that has allowed just 674 passing yards, albeit against some poor passing attacks in three out of four of those games. The matchup isn't worrisome for the veteran, as he can be started as a lower-end QB1 option this week despite being the QB17 through four weeks. With Justin Jefferson, Adam Thielen, and Dalvin Cook at his disposal, Cousins has one of the better supporting casts in the NFL this season. The Minnesota offense hasn't been as pass-heavy as expected, but he should be able to find some success regardless. He can be valued as a borderline QB1/high-end QB2 option this week.

    Oct 7 · Source via Vikings Kirk Cousins
  • Kirk Cousins Throws For 273 Yards In Week 4 Win

    Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins completed 25-of-38 passes for 273 yards and a touchdown in the team's Week 4 win over the Saints. The Vikings' offense looked out of sync at some points of this game, but Cousins was able to connect with Justin Jefferson on a 41-yard pass late in the game to set up a game-winning field goal. The veteran's fantasy production in this one wasn't eye-popping, but the tough matchup with the Saints shouldn't discourage fantasy managers from starting Cousins in the coming weeks. He gets a good matchup with the Bears in Week 5 and can be valued as a low-end QB1.

    Oct 2 · Source via Vikings Kirk Cousins
  • Kirk Cousins Draws Tough Matchup In Week 4

    Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins will face a tough Saints defense in Week 4 as the Vikings travel to London. The Saints have given up the fifth-fewest passing yards this season, and have allowed the fewest passing touchdowns. Cousins has had respectable production in two of the first three games this season, but a tough matchup away from home doesn't make him that appealing of an option this week. Despite offseason reports of becoming a more pass-heavy offense, this hasn't necessarily inflated Cousins' passing numbers this year. With a TD-INT ratio of 5-3, the veteran is at best a low-end QB1 option this week.

    Sep 30 · Source via Vikings Kirk Cousins
  • Kirk Cousins A QB1 Option In Week 3

    Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins will look to bounce back in Week 3 against the Detroit Lions after an abysmal game on Monday night. Cousins threw three interceptions and finished with 221 yards and a touchdown, limiting his output to just 8.8 fantasy points. The veteran is in a great spot to put up strong numbers, as the Lions have given up 65 points through just two games this season. Carson Wentz threw for 337 yards and three touchdowns against them in Week 2, so this is an exploitable secondary for the Minnesota offense. Fantasy managers can treat Cousins as a low-end QB1 in a plus matchup.

    Sep 23 · Source via Vikings Kirk Cousins
  • Kirk Cousins Throws Three Interceptions In Loss

    Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins completed 27-of-46 passes for 221 yards and a touchdown in what was a tough game for the entire Minnesota offense. Cousins also added two carries for 20 yards, but he threw three interceptions as he continued his struggles in prime time. Despite a ton of passing volume, the veteran was unable to produce solid numbers for fantasy managers, as he averaged just 4.8 yards per attempt in this one. Cousins draws a solid matchup in Week 3 against the Detroit Lions, so he will have low-end QB1 appeal in what could be a bounce-back game for the entire Minnesota offense.

    Sep 19 · Source via Vikings Kirk Cousins
  • Kirk Cousins Has QB1 Appeal In Week 2

    Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins has some streaming appeal in Week 2 as he faces off with the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday night. Cousins has been a notoriously poor performer on Monday night primetime games, but the new pass-heavy offense he operates in should set him up for fantasy success against an Eagles defense that just gave up 35 points to the Detroit Lions. After starting off the season with 19.1 fantasy points, Cousins could offer fantasy managers borderline QB1 numbers in what could be a high-scoring affair between two good offenses.

    Sep 16 · Source via Vikings Kirk Cousins
  • Kirk Cousins Draws Tough Matchup In Week 1

    Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins faces a tough matchup in the season opener against the Green Bay Packers. In 2021, the Packers allowed the 10th-fewest passing yards per game as well as the sixth-lowest completion percentage to opposing quarterbacks. Despite this, Cousins was able to throw for 341 yards and three touchdowns in their meeting last season. With a newly implemented pass-heavy offense and a supporting cast that includes the likes of Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen, the veteran can be valued as a low-end QB1/high-end QB2 in this matchup.

    Sep 9 · Source via Vikings Kirk Cousins
  • Quarterback Stats

    SeasonTeamGFPtsFP/GSnpSnp%MS%Opp/GPaCmpPaAttCmpPctPaYdPaTDPaINTSackedRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    2012WAS338.512.89548.526.017.0334868.84664333227.3300
    2013WAS553.110.623868.645.831.88115552.38544754143.5002
    2014WAS6118.519.835790.253.335.212620461.8171010987202.8602
    2015WAS16348.121.8102795.953.135.637954369.8416629112626481.8553
    2016WAS16367.523.01060100.060.440.040660667.0491725122334962.8243
    2017WAS16341.621.3101299.658.036.834754064.34093271341491793.6545
    2018MIN16343.221.51051100.061.940.742560670.14298301040441232.8017
    2019MIN15290.419.498299.548.231.730744469.13602266231632.0313
    2020MIN16361.922.61082100.050.734.335051767.74265351339321564.8815
    2021MIN16353.622.11087100.054.336.937256166.3422133730291153.9712
    2022MIN11213.919.473198.358.639.626941465.027601792622492.2322

    2022

    WkVsScoreFPtsSnpSnp%MS%OppPaCmpPaAttCmpPctPaYdPaTDPaINTSackedRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    1GBW 23-721.962100.051.632233271.927720000-00
    2@PHIL 7-2414.161100.078.748274658.722113222010.0000
    3DETW 28-2420.972100.058.342244158.52602001-1-1.0000
    4@NOL 25-2816.772100.052.838253865.827311300-00
    5CHIW 29-2224.279100.057.045324178.0296111441.0010
    6@MIAW 24-1616.352100.061.532203066.71752032-5-2.5000
    8ARIW 34-2627.871100.056.340243666.72322034225.5011
    9@WASW 20-1720.16598.563.642224055.02652122-2-1.0000
    10@BUFW 33-3021.183100.067.556305060.03571246122.0000
    11DALL 3-405.34578.940.423122352.210500700-01
    12NEW 33-2625.969100.055.138303781.12993111-1-1.0000

    2021

    WkVsScoreFPtsSnpSnp%MS%OppPaCmpPaAttCmpPctPaYdPaTDPaINTSackedRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    1@CINL 24-2725.683100.059.049364973.535120400-00
    2@ARIL 33-3427.761100.055.734223268.824430123517.5000
    3SEAW 30-1728.475100.052.039303878.9323302122.0000
    4CLEL 7-1413.267100.059.740203852.6203112200.0000
    5DETW 19-1717.267100.052.235253473.5275112144.0000
    6@CARW 34-2832.389100.056.250334868.83733002168.0000
    8DALL 16-2015.066100.057.638233565.71841013186.0000
    9@BALL 31-3423.554100.053.729172860.7187200111.0010
    10@LACW 27-2022.479100.051.941253767.62942024-3-0.7501
    11GBW 34-3128.770100.052.937243568.63413022-4-2.0000
    12@SFL 26-3418.955100.058.232203262.523821100-00
    13@DETL 27-2925.676100.055.342304075.0340203263.0001
    14PITW 36-2818.270100.047.133143145.22162202147.0000
    15@CHIW 17-912.464100.040.626122450.0872142105.0000
    16LARL 23-3020.563100.066.742273871.13151134174.2500
    18CHIW 31-1724.448100.047.923142263.62503031-1-1.0000

    Touchdown Distances
    Passing: 5, 24, 64, 7, 14, 7, 15, 3, 12, 15, 2, 5, 27, 20, 50, 1, 1, 5, 1, 10, 9, 23, 2, 20, 5, 3, 14, 62, 12, 7, 6, 44, 45, 21
    Rushing: 1

    2020

    WkVsScoreFPtsSnpSnp%MS%OppPaCmpPaAttCmpPctPaYdPaTDPaINTSackedRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    1GBL 34-4323.452100.055.829192576.02592124348.5000
    2@INDL 11-282.754100.048.126112642.311303300-00
    3TENL 30-3124.065100.044.629162759.32513222147.0000
    4@HOUW 31-2317.566100.039.426162272.7260103451.2500
    5@SEAL 26-2719.787100.046.040273969.2249213122.0001
    6ATLL 23-4026.256100.064.336243666.734333100-00
    8@GBW 28-2212.052100.026.914111478.616010100-00
    9DETW 34-2023.058100.034.520132065.022030100-00
    10@CHIW 19-1321.573100.050.737253669.42922111-1-1.0000
    11DALL 28-3128.164100.048.431223073.3314302144.0001
    12CARW 28-2729.373100.067.149354676.13073023196.3301
    13JACW 27-2427.591100.050.546284365.13053143124.0001
    14@TBL 14-2619.479100.053.242243764.92251065418.2001
    15CHIL 27-3323.168100.055.938243568.62712133258.3300
    16@NOL 33-5226.664100.064.141274165.929130200-00
    17@DETW 37-3538.480100.056.345284070.0405303510.2010

    Touchdown Distances
    Passing: 37, 19, 16, 71, 3, 9, 3, 6, 11, 2, 49, 50, 9, 22, 1, 17, 6, 2, 3, 39, 12, 10, 10, 3, 12, 20, 14, 3, 20, 2, 4, 1, 28, 4, 40
    Rushing: 1

    2019

    WkVsScoreFPtsSnpSnp%MS%OppPaCmpPaAttCmpPctPaYdPaTDPaINTSackedRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    1ATLW 28-1215.353100.030.21681080.098101640.6710
    2@GBL 16-2115.265100.052.334143243.82301212178.5001
    3OAKW 34-1414.36196.839.725152171.41741004164.0000
    4@CHIL 6-1611.762100.058.136273675.023300000-01
    5@NYGW 28-1023.671100.042.330222781.5306200331.0000
    6PHIW 38-2031.771100.043.731222975.9333410200.0000
    7@DETW 42-3032.673100.052.138243470.63374004-3-0.7500
    8WASW 19-914.572100.038.928232688.5285000221.0000
    9@KCL 23-2623.571100.054.939193850.0220300155.0000
    10@DALW 28-2419.576100.043.433233271.9220200155.0000
    11DENW 27-2328.163100.058.737293582.9319300210.5001
    13@SEAL 30-3720.855100.069.138223857.927621000-00
    14DETW 20-716.073100.042.531243080.02421001-1-1.0000
    15@LACW 39-1014.86295.443.128192576.02071103144.6700
    16GBL 10-239.154100.059.332163151.612211000-00
    WC@NOW 26-2016.079100.041.833193161.32421002-1-0.5000
    DP@SFL 10-2711.646100.063.029212972.417211000-00

    Touchdown Distances
    Passing: 23, 45, 35, 15, 9, 6, 62, 51, 11, 25, 1, 5, 15, 4, 16, 3, 1, 1, 10, 54, 32, 58, 3, 9, 1, 21, 4, 41
    Rushing: 1

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