Kirk Cousins

QB · Atlanta Falcons

Height 6'3" Weight 202
DOB 1988-08-19 Age 35.9
College Michigan State

2024 Fantasy Rankings

Overall # 111 · QB # 16 (Tier 3) · ADP (12-team PPR): 11.06, 126th

Position Rankings

Tier 3
14Trevor Lawrence, JAC1224.810.0719.7
15Jared Goff, DET529.89.0320.3
16Kirk Cousins, ATL1235.911.0622.3
17Matthew Stafford, LAR636.411.1019.3
18Caleb Williams, CHI722.710.04
1 NFFC (12-team PPR)
2 2023 season, Half PPR scoring

Fantasy News Last 90 Days

  • Latest On Falcons QB Kirk Cousins

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    Much of the Falcons' offseason quarterback approach has been dominated by the team's decision to use a first-round pick on Michael Penix Jr. despite signing Kirk Cousins in free agency. The latter's rehab from a torn Achilles remains a key storyline for the team, however. [RELATED: Justin Jefferson Extension Affected Cousins' Vikings Departure] Cousins has provided encouraging updates throughout [...]

    Jul 11 · Pro Football Rumors Atlanta Falcons Kirk Cousins Michael Penix
  • Kirk Cousins Confident He'll Be Full-Go For Training Camp

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    Atlanta Falcons quarterback Kirk Cousins (Achilles) is returning from a torn Achilles tendon suffered in Week 8 of the 2023 season with the Minnesota Vikings, but he has expressed confidence he'll be full-go by training camp at the end of July since his arrival in Atlanta in March. That sentiment didn't change throughout the offseason program, and Cousins' participation in all aspects of the team's offseason program is promising. Cousins said he did everything at organized team activities, but it will be worth watching if he continues to do everything in training camp. The 35-year-old signal-caller will be in a non-contact jersey, but everything else should be business as usual. Cousins will still have plenty of weapons around him in Atlanta, but it's a downgrade in receivers and he's coming off a significant injury towards the end of his career. At best, fantasy managers should consider him a midrange QB2.

    Jun 18 · Source via Atlanta Falcons Kirk Cousins
  • Kirk Cousins Expects To Be Full-Go 'Well Before' Week 1; Grady Jarrett Eyeing Training Camp Return

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    Thrust into an unusual situation following the Falcons' scrutinized decision to draft Michael Penix Jr. eighth overall, Kirk Cousins is also in the final stages of rehab from his first significant NFL injury. The high-priced Atlanta QB is not quite recovered from his Achilles setback. Cousins is close, however, and the 13th-year veteran said (via The [...]

    Jun 12 · Pro Football Rumors Atlanta Falcons Kirk Cousins Grady Jarrett Michael Penix
  • Latest On Falcons' Planned Roles For TE Kyle Pitts, RB Bijan Robinson

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    Kirk Cousins will be one of the key figures to watch at the start of the 2024 season as the Falcons' new quarterback. Plenty of the team's offensive success will of course depend on the play of tight end Kyle Pitts and running back Bijan Robinson, though. [RELATED: Falcons Pick Up Pitts' Fifth-Year Option] Both former top-10 picks [...]

    Jun 9 · Pro Football Rumors Atlanta Falcons Kyle Pitts Kirk Cousins Bijan Robinson
  • Kirk Cousins Addresses Achilles Rehab

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    Atlanta will receive plenty of attention this summer as both Kirk Cousins and first-round rookie Michael Penix Jr. take part in their first training camp with the team. The latter is slated for backup duties in 2024, but the former faces questions about his rehab from the Achilles tear which ended his Vikings tenure. Cousins was enjoying a productive [...]

    May 26 · Pro Football Rumors Atlanta Falcons Kirk Cousins Michael Penix
  • Falcons OC: 'Nothing better' than Kirk Cousins' familiarity with system

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    Cousins' background with a Sean McVay-inspired offense should prove beneficial in Atlanta.

    May 22 · ESPN Atlanta Falcons Kirk Cousins
  • Kirk Cousins On Tampering: "There's Not A Whole Lot There"

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    Atlanta Falcons quarterback Kirk Cousins was recently asked about the status of the NFL's investigation into tampering allegations by the Falcons. "The league's still kind of going through that," Cousins said. "So, I'll let them do it. But there's not a whole lot there." However, Cousins admitted that he spoke to the team's head athletic trainer during the 52-hour negotiating window where direct communication between the team and impending free agent are strictly forbidden. The QB also said he spoke to director of player personnel Ryan Pace. Cousins said tight end Kyle Pitts actively recruited Cousins for multiple weeks. Cousins also admitted that he personally called former Bears receiver Darnell Mooney to close the deal that brought him to Atlanta during the 52-hour window. It's unclear how deep the league's investigation will be into this matter and whether the Falcons will actually get punished.

    May 18 · Source via Atlanta Falcons Kirk Cousins
  • Kirk Cousins Addresses Michael Penix Jr. Pick; Latest On Falcons' Draft Plan

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    A post-draft report pegged Kirk Cousins as stunned by the Falcons' decision to choose Michael Penix Jr. eighth overall. The move came after the team signed Cousins to a contract that includes $100MM in practical guarantees. Some around the league are already wondering if the Falcons will be ready to trade Cousins in 2025, as [...]

    May 15 · Pro Football Rumors NFL Draft Atlanta Falcons Kirk Cousins Michael Penix
  • Kirk Cousins Jogging, Throwing During OTAs

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    Atlanta Falcons quarterback Kirk Cousins (Achilles) was seen jogging lightly and throwing during organized team activities on Tuesday, according to Zach Klein of WSB. The veteran signal-caller tore his Achilles while playing for the Minnesota Vikings roughly six months ago, but this latest update suggests his recovery is going quite well. Reports out of Georgia indicate that Cousins is already forming a firm rapport with his receivers, including Kyle Pitts, Drake London, and Darnell Mooney. As long as Cousins remains on track to play Week 1, he'll enter the 2024 campaign as a fringe top-12 quarterback in fantasy football.

    May 14 · Source via Atlanta Falcons Kirk Cousins
  • Kirk Cousins "Pretty Much Full-Go" This Offseason

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    Atlanta Falcons quarterback Kirk Cousins (Achilles) is working his way back from a Week 8 Achilles tear from last season, and reports out of Atlanta suggest he is making great progress. "Kirk is every day improving," Falcons head coach Raheem Morris said. "He's been doing all those things, he's been throwing, he's been out there pretty much full-go. Now, we got him in a limited basis, obviously 'cause he's still in his rehab and his treatment and all those types of things." The 35-year-old signal-caller has not been dropping back behind an offensive line or facing a rush, but he's evidently looked good on his dropbacks and reps with his new wide receiver group. Despite Atlanta selecting Michael Penix Jr. with the No. 8 pick in the 2024 NFL Draft, Cousins remains the clear starter in 2024 as long as he holds up. The four-time Pro Bowler has thrown for at least 4,000 yards seven times in his nine-year career as a starter, while the Falcons have not had a 4,000-yard passer since Matt Ryan in 2020. If Cousins isn't limited by his major injury, he'll remain a fringe QB1 option surrounded by Bijan Robinson, Drake London, Kyle Pitts, Darnell Mooney, and company.

    May 10 · Source via Atlanta Falcons Kirk Cousins
  • Falcons HC Raheem Morris Addresses QB Situation

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    One of the draft's biggest surprises came on Friday night when the Falcons used their top selection on quarterback Michael Penix Jr. That move came about despite Kirk Cousins being on the books for the next four years (including fully guaranteed salaries in 2024 and '25). Cousins will, of course, enter the coming season atop Atlanta's depth chart. [...]

    Apr 29 · Pro Football Rumors NFL Draft Atlanta Falcons Kirk Cousins Michael Penix
  • Kirk Cousins Still Atlanta's Unquestioned Starting QB

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    Despite the Atlanta Falcons shockingly taking quarterback Michael Penix Jr. with the eighth overall pick in the first round of the 2024 NFL draft on Thursday night, veteran QB Kirk Cousins' position as the team's starting signal-caller of the foreseeable future has not changed, according to head coach Raheem Morris. Minnesota signed Cousins to a four-year deal worth up to $180 million, with $100 million guaranteed, in free agency in March. Morris said Cousins doesn't have to look over his shoulder, and that there is no QB controversy at all. Cousins' agent, Mike McCartney, said there was frustration and confusion coming from his camp because the team didn't use their first-round pick to improve the team in 2024. Cousins will be Atlanta's starter in 2024, but perhaps the Falcons are just giving themselves some extra insurance with Cousins coming off an Achilles tear.

    Apr 28 · Source via Atlanta Falcons Kirk Cousins
  • Penix: I had 'good conversation' with Cousins

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    Kirk Cousins and Michael Penix Jr. spoke on the phone Thursday night after the Falcons stunningly took Penix with the No. 8 pick in the NFL draft.

    Apr 27 · ESPN NFL Draft Atlanta Falcons Kirk Cousins Michael Penix
  • Kirk Cousins 'Stunned' By Falcons' Decision To Draft Michael Penix Jr.

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    Upon signing Kirk Cousins, the Falcons informed him they were planning to take a quarterback in the later rounds. Just before the team decided to shift course, the high-priced free agency pickup received a rather important phone call. The Falcons did inform their $45MM-per-year quarterback they were planning to use the No. 8 overall pick [...]

    Apr 27 · Pro Football Rumors NFL Draft Atlanta Falcons Kirk Cousins Michael Penix
  • Falcons Surprise And Draft Michael Penix Jr.

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    The Atlanta Falcons selected Washington quarterback Michael Penix Jr. with the eighth overall pick in the 2024 NFL draft on Thursday night. This is the first real surprise of this year's draft after the Falcons signed quarterback Kirk Cousins this offseason. Injuries are the main concern for Penix, but besides that, he showed plenty of long-term upside in his two seasons with the Huskies, culminating in a national championship appearance earlier this year. The 23-year-old lefty will obviously enter his first season in the NFL as a clear backup in Atlanta, but this pick will give the Falcons insurance with Cousins returning from a torn Achilles in 2023. This selection will be debated for a while, especially given all of Atlanta's needs on defense.

    Apr 25 · Source via NFL Draft Atlanta Falcons Kirk Cousins Michael Penix
  • Quarterback Stats



    WkVsScoreFPtsQB RankSnpSnp%MS%OppPaCmpPaAttCmpPctPaYdPaTDPaINTSackedRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    1TBL 17-2020.9964100.073.447334475.0344212372.3302
    2@PHIL 28-3432.2258100.075.944314470.536440200-01
    3LACL 24-2830.4482100.062.251325064.036731411010.0000
    4@CARW 21-1313.02248100.041.720121963.2139222100.0000
    5KCL 20-2722.71072100.069.450294761.7284203351.6700
    6@CHIW 19-1310.62457100.057.933213167.71811022-5-2.5001
    7SFW 22-1725.8670100.067.147354577.83782102-1-0.5000
    8@GBW 24-1022.6116184.745.833233174.2274202294.5000

    Touchdown Distances
    Passing: 39, 4, 5, 62, 10, 5, 4, 36, 52, 4, 30, 5, 9, 10, 20, 60, 2, 20


    WkVsScoreFPtsQB RankSnpSnp%MS%OppPaCmpPaAttCmpPctPaYdPaTDPaINTSackedRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    1GBW 23-721.91162100.051.632233271.927720100-00
    2@PHIL 7-2414.12461100.078.748274658.722113222010.0000
    3DETW 28-2420.91072100.058.342244158.52602011-1-1.0000
    4@NOL 25-2816.72172100.052.838253865.827311300-00
    5CHIW 29-2224.2679100.057.045324178.0296111441.0010
    6@MIAW 24-1616.31452100.061.532203066.71752032-5-2.5000
    8ARIW 34-2625.8771100.056.340243666.72322034225.5011
    9@WASW 20-1720.1116598.563.642224055.02652122-2-1.0000
    10@BUFW 33-3021.11683100.067.556305060.03571246122.0000
    11DALL 3-403.3294578.940.423122352.210500700-01
    12NEW 33-2625.9869100.055.138303781.12993111-1-1.0000
    13NYJW 27-2213.62468100.055.938213560.0173102393.0000
    14@DETL 23-3429.3565100.063.141314175.642520300-00
    15INDW 39-3637.0390100.062.256345463.0460427200.0000
    16NYGW 27-2427.2572100.068.149344870.8299304122.0000
    17@GBL 17-4113.0205086.258.634183158.120513233712.3301
    18@CHIW 29-1315.3153853.528.220172085.022510000-00
    WCNYGL 24-3128.1-57100.071.941313979.5273200111.0010

    Touchdown Distances
    Passing: 5, 36, 2, 1, 28, 15, 1, 1, 2, 1, 5, 9, 12, 22, 6, 1, 15, 10, 23, 15, 2, 8, 1, 64, 12, 15, 17, 47, 4, 9, 3
    Rushing: 1, 17, 1


    WkVsScoreFPtsQB RankSnpSnp%MS%OppPaCmpPaAttCmpPctPaYdPaTDPaINTSackedRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    1@CINL 24-2725.61383100.059.049364973.535120300-00
    2@ARIL 33-3427.7661100.055.734223268.824430123517.5000
    3SEAW 30-1728.4675100.052.039303878.9323301122.0000
    4CLEL 7-1413.22667100.059.740203852.6203112200.0000
    5DETW 19-1717.22167100.052.235253473.5275112144.0000
    6@CARW 34-2832.3189100.056.250334868.83733002168.0000
    8DALL 16-2015.02166100.057.638233565.71841013186.0000
    9@BALL 31-3423.5654100.053.729172860.7187200111.0010
    10@LACW 27-2020.4979100.051.941253767.62942024-3-0.7501
    11GBW 34-3128.7670100.052.937243568.63413022-4-2.0000
    12@SFL 26-3418.91255100.058.232203262.523821100-00
    13@DETL 27-2923.6776100.055.342304075.0340203263.0001
    14PITW 36-2818.21670100.047.133143145.22162202147.0000
    15@CHIW 17-912.42064100.040.626122450.0872142105.0000
    16LARL 23-3020.51163100.066.742273871.13151134174.2500
    17@GBL 10-370.0-----------------
    18CHIW 31-1724.41048100.047.923142263.62503031-1-1.0000

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

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