Posted: 11/30/2020 12:51 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins completed 34-of-45 passes for 307 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 12 against the Carolina Panthers and he ran for 19 yards.
Huddle Up: Cousins has two or more touchdown passes in each of the past four, totaling 11 TDs and just one interception, and he has back-to-back 300-yard performances for the first time this season. He can be trusted as a low-end QB1 in fantasy leagues of 12 or more teams heading into Week 13 against the lowly Jacksonville Jaguars.
Posted: 11/23/2020 4:30 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins completed 22-of-30 passes for 314 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 11 against the Dallas Cowboys and he rushed for four yards.
Huddle Up: Cousins is working on a season-high streak of three games with two or more touchdowns throws, tossing eight with just one interception. This was his first 300-yard game since Week 6 against Atlanta, too. The Vikings host the Carolina Panthers in Week 12.
Posted: 11/17/2020 4:53 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins completed 25-of-36 passes for 292 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in Week 10 against the Chicago Bears, picking up his first-career win on Monday Night Football after starting out 0-9.
Huddle Up: After a slow start to the season, Cousins has tossed six touchdowns with just one interception over the past three games. He is starting to piece together solid performances, cut down turnovers and tick off wins. Still, he remains more of a QB2 in most fantasy leagues at this juncture. The Vikings host the Dallas Cowboys in Week 11.
Posted: 11/09/2020 3:45 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins completed 13-of-20 passes for 220 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 9 against the Detroit Lions.
Huddle Up: Cousins tied a season high with the three touchdown strikes (done three times), and he has not thrown an interception in back-to-back games for the first time this season. Still, he remains more of a QB2 in most fantasy leagues heading into Week 10 in Chicago on Monday Night Football. It's well documented how Cousins has struggled in primetime games, so fantasy owners be careful.
Posted: 11/02/2020 2:11 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins passed only 14 times in Week 8, at the Green Bay Packers, completing 11 throws on Sunday, Nov. 1. He finished with 151 yards and a touchdown without turning over the ball in a game that saw Minnesota run 34 times.
Huddle Up: Cousins has been mostly horrendous in 2020, and Minnesota's coaching staff knows its bread is buttered by RB Dalvin Cook. The Vikings host the Lions in Week 9 and should continue to rely heavily on the ground attack. That said, Cousins is a low-tier QB1 or superflex QB2 a week after Philip Rivers tossed three scores vs. Detroit.
Posted: 10/19/2020 3:19 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins said after throwing three interceptions in Week 6: 'The reality is if the pace I'm on in terms of the interceptions, if that were to continue, I won't finish the season,' Cousins said. 'I won't - you know what I mean? There's a little bit of, you got to improve. Whether it's them telling me, 'Hey, we gotta improve,' or them pulling me; we got to get better. That's what the rest of the season will be about for me is trying to protect the football as best I can. Because when you turn the ball over, it really hurts your chances to win. I know that. I just need to improve as we look ahead to the rest of the season.'
Huddle Up: Cousins is 18th in fantasy points among QBs this season, and he has one more game than a lot of others. It sounds like he's going to play more conservatively as well, which isn't what you like to hear from someone rated as a backup in fantasy right now.
Posted: 10/18/2020 10:06 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins went 24-for-36 for 343 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 6.
Huddle Up: Cousins has thrown 11 touchdowns in six games this season but also has 10 interceptions during that span. He will be facing the Green Bay Packers in Week 8 and can be avoided in most fantasy leagues.
Posted: 10/12/2020 4:24 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins completed 27 of 39 passes for 249 yards, two touchdowns and an interception against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, Oct. 11. Cousins also fumbled twice, losing one.
Huddle Up: Facing the NFL's last-rated pass defense, Cousins found open receivers in the intermediate passing game for much of the night. He rarely challenged down the field, though, and his third-quarter interception was terrible. On the whole, Cousins does look improved over what he did the first couple of weeks, and he could be asked to carry a larger load if Dalvin Cook's groin injury causes him to miss time. Until he posts better numbers, however, Cousins is no more than a low-end reserve.
Posted: 10/04/2020 10:40 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins completed 16-of-22 passes for a season-high 260 yards and one touchdown in Week 4 against the Houston Texans.
Huddle Up: Cousins has completed 19 or fewer passes in each of his four games and he still has six touchdowns and six interceptions, so he has work to do before re-emerging as a fantasy regular. The Vikings travel to play the Seahawks in Week 5.
Posted: 9/28/2020 2:10 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins completed 16 of his 27 pass attempts for 251 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions in a 31-30 loss to the Tennessee Titans in Week 3.
Huddle Up: The three scores were a season high, but Cousins continues to be plagued by inefficiency and turnovers. At this point, he's a low-end QB2.