Posted: 6/13/2019 4:06 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins owns a 34-37-1 record as an NFL starter, and said Wednesday, June 12, that his goal is achieving more team success in terms of wins. 'The next level really is all about winning,' Cousins said. 'I'm pretty much a .500 quarterback in my career so far, and I don't think that's where you want to be, and that's not why you are brought in or people are excited about you. If I don't play well, if I don't have gaudy statistics, but we win multiple playoff games, the narrative will be I went to the next level.'
Huddle Up: Cousins threw for 4,298 yards and a career-high 30 TD passes in 2018 -- his first season in Minnesota -- but the Vikings finished 8-7-1 and missed the playoffs. It sounds like the Vikings want to be more balanced this coming season, and if so, Cousins' current low-end QB2 ranking will certainly be justified.
Posted: 5/19/2019 5:05 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins is entering his second season with the team and along with that come higher expectations. 'I think a year under his belt here in Minnesota and his familiarity with everything is going to bode well,' Vikings co-owner Mark Wilf said in the Minneapolis Star Tribune on Sunday, May 19. 'He's doing great. We expect a lot out of him as well as our whole team.'
Huddle Up: After three consecutive top-10 fantasy QB finishes in Washington, Cousins finished 13th in his debut season in the Twin Cities, but a some of that was due to his one rushing TD after posting at least four over the previous three seasons. Draft him as a rock-solid QB2.
Posted: 2/09/2019 2:02 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins called the 2018 season a disappointment and plans to 'make amends' next year.
Huddle Up: Cousins faded in the second half after a strong start, but he still finished as a low-end QB1. He has the weapons in the passing game to finish as a QB1 again in 2019, but fantasy owners have to be concerned about his week-to-week consistency.
Posted: 1/03/2019 5:01 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins has the backing of head coach Mike Zimmer who spoke at a news conference Thursday, Jan. 3. 'I have a lot of confidence in Kirk Cousins,' said Zimmer, who predicted the quarterback will play well next year.
Huddle Up: Cousins finished ninth among fantasy quarterbacks this season, thanks largely to a strong start. But after notching four 300-yard games and six with 20 or more fantasy points in the first half of the season, he only had one 300-yard outing and two with 20-plus fantasy points in his final eight contests.
Posted: 12/31/2018 3:12 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins completed 20 of his 33 passes for 132 yards and a touchdown and added a seven-yard run in a 24-10 loss to the Chicago Bears in Week 17.
Huddle Up: Cousins couldn't generate any plays down the field, and Minnesota saw its playoff hopes come to and end. The Vikings didn't live up to their loft expectations, but Cousins topped 4,000 yards and threw 30 touchdowns. He should be a low-end QB1 again in 2019.
Posted: 12/23/2018 9:12 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins completed 21-of-28 passes for 253 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 16 against the Detroit Lions.
Huddle Up: Cousins posted just his fourth game with three or more touchdowns in a game this season, so he really treated his fantasy owners still alive in the playoffs with a nice stat line. His 253 yards were also his most since Nov. 25 against the Packers.
Posted: 12/11/2018 2:12 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins completed 20-of-33 passes for 208 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in the Week 14 game against the Seattle Seahawks on Monday, Dec. 10, and he also lost a fumble.
Huddle Up: Cousins had well under 100 yards to go until late in the game before gathering huge chunks of real estate and his touchdown against a prevent defense. It was an ugly night all around for the Vikings offense. They'll look to regroup in Week 15 against the Miami Dolphins.
Posted: 12/03/2018 1:12 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins completed 32-of-44 passes for 201 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in Week 13 against the New England Patriots.
Huddle Up: Cousins took a big step back after his 342-yard, three-touchdown performance of a week ago against Green Bay. Overall he has 23 touchdowns and just nine interceptions through 12 games, although four of those picks have come in the past three outings. He remains a decent low-end QB1 in fantasy leagues of 12 or more teams heading into Week 14 in Seattle.
Posted: 11/26/2018 3:11 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins completed 29-of-38 passes for 342 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 12 against the Green Bay Packers.
Huddle Up: Cousins recorded his first three-TD performance since Sept. 27 in Week 4 against the Los Angeles Rams. He'll look to keep up the good work when the Vikings travel to meet Tom Brady and the Patriots in Week 13.
Posted: 11/04/2018 8:11 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins completed 18-of-22 passes for 164 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the Week 9 win against the Detroit Lions.
Huddle Up: The Vikings won, but it was mostly thanks to their rushing attack. Cousins had rather pedestrian numbers. If you normally depend on him for fantasy purposes you'll have to go another way with the Vikings on a bye in Week 10.