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Kirk Cousins

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Quarterback

Ht: 6.3 | Wt: 210

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YearTmGPass CompPass AttComp PctPass YdsPass TDPass IntRushRush YdsRush TDFum Lost
2012WAS3334868.754664332200
2013WAS58115552.268544741402
Average:57102616604541801
Total:11420356.16132081073602

Redskins | Jordan Reed endorses Kirk Cousins

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 19:16:47 -0800

Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed said bringing back impending free-agent QB Kirk Cousins should be a top priority this offseason.

Fantasy Tip: Reed is one of the best fantasy tight ends in the game when he isn't dealing with injuries. If Cousins is back under center in Washington in 2017, Reed should remain a TE1 in all formats.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Kevin Patra

Redskins | Kirk Cousins wants tag?

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 20:12:14 -0800

Washington Redskins impending free-agent QB Kirk Cousins would prefer to receive the franchise tag again in 2017 because he doesn't want to remain with the team long term, according to former Redskins officials.

Fantasy Tip: Cousins will likely be back in Washington in 2017 one way or the other, and he has shown over the last two years he is capable of providing big numbers. He will be a borderline QB1 next season.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN980 - Jason Reid

Redskins | No progress with Kirk Cousins

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 15:56:10 -0800

Washington Redskins impending free-agent QB Kirk Cousins and the Redskins have not yet come close to an agreement on a long-term contract, according to sources. Thus, placing the franchise tag on Cousins for a second consecutive year is a real possibility. If Cousins is tagged, he would earn $23.94 million compared to the $19.95 million he earned last season. The goal of both sides, however, is to hammer out a long-term deal.

Fantasy Tip: There's no question Cousins deserves a long-term contract. He has two straight 4,000-yard seasons, including 4,917 yards in 2016 -- a franchise record. In addition, he has led the Redskins to two straight winning seasons while becoming a fixture in QB1 territory of fantasy football leagues. His running ability only adds to the lure. Assuming he does return to Washington, he's a low-end QB1 consideration.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Washington Post - Mike Jones

Redskins | 'High likelihood' Kirk Cousins is tagged?

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 16:02:22 -0800

Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins and the team have shown "no indications that the sides are venturing closer in negotiations" and as a result, Mike Jones of the Washington Post believes there is a "high likelihood" that Cousins receives the franchise tag for the second straight year. That means he'd receive a raise in salary from $20 million to $24 million for the upcoming campaign, but the Redskins would lose all future leverage in trying to lock him up after that.

Fantasy Tip: Team president Bruce Allen and head coach Jay Gruden have been vocal about keeping Cousins, but it seems the two sides just can't agree on a long-term deal. They have about three weeks before deciding whether or not to use the franchise tag, and if that is indeed the case, it is seen as unlikely that Cousins would be back after next season. Either way, the 28-year-old is coming off his second straight stellar campaign and should be viewed as a low-end QB1 going into drafts in 2017.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Washington Post - Mike Jones

49ers | Kirk Cousins remains No. 1 choice

Sun, 05 Feb 2017 23:20:04 -0800

Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins remains the top choice of the San Francisco 49ers, should Cousins file for free agency.

Fantasy Tip: Cousins can be tagged franchise for another year, so we have to be careful to say a move to the 49ers is not etched in stone. Still, the Redskins are evaluating their needs and may decide keeping Cousins isn't worth the cost. A Cousins move would instantly upgrade the 49ers, but this is all still quite fluid.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Ian Rapoport

Redskins | WAS optimistic about Kirk Cousins deal

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 15:58:51 -0800

Washington Redskins president Bruce Allen said he is optimistic that the Redskins will be able to sign impending free-agent QB Kirk Cousins to a long-term deal. "I don't think it's as complicated as everyone wants to make it. And we'll get together with his agent, and I'm sure we'll come to an agreement," Allen said.

Fantasy Tip: It appears that Cousins will return to the Redskins under the franchise tag or with a new contract. He nearly posted 5,000 yards this season and finished with 25 touchdowns but could lose some of his targets with DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon scheduled to be free agents as well. Cousins can be considered a low-end No. 1 quarterback in most fantasy leagues in 2017.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - John Keim

Redskins | Kirk Cousins happy with OC choice

Sat, 28 Jan 2017 10:34:14 -0800

Washington Redskins impending free-agent QB Kirk Cousins said he is happy that the Redskins named Matt Cavanaugh as their offensive coordinator because he would not have to learn a new offense if he re-signs with the Redskins.

Fantasy Tip: The Redskins will try to sign Cousins to a long-term deal, but Cousins probably will receive the franchise tag if an agreement is not reached. Cousins finished this season with 4,917 yards, 25 touchdowns and 12 interceptions and can be considered a low-end No. 1 quarterback in deeper leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Redskins.com - Jake Kring-Schreifels

Redskins | Kirk Cousins played well against Dallas

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 17:18:07 -0800

Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins went 69-for-99 for 813 yards, four touchdowns and one interception against the Dallas Cowboys this season.

Fantasy Tip: Cousins was one of the few quarterbacks to have success against the Cowboys this season when he averaged 406.5 yards, two touchdowns and 0.5 interceptions in two games. He also posted career highs in completions and passing yards in 2016. He probably will return to the Redskins for at least one more years and can be considered a low-end No. 1 quarterback in most fantasy drafts.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com

Redskins | Kirk Cousins willing to play under tag

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 11:13:14 -0800

Washington Redskins impending free-agent QB Kirk Cousins said he would be willing to play under the franchise tag if the Redskins place it on him for the second straight year.

Fantasy Tip: Cousins would prefer a long-term contract but should be willing to accept the franchise tag because of the big salary he would receive. Cousins finished the 2016 season with 4,917 yards, 25 touchdowns and 12 interceptions and could be a low-end No. 1 quarterback in deeper leagues depending on where he plays.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - James Walker

Redskins | WAS president says Kirk Cousins will stay

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 20:44:53 -0800

Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins will return in 2017, according to team president Bruce Allen. When asked, on a scale of 1-to-10, the likelihood of Cousins being back with the club next season, Allen said he'd put it as a "10." He also added, "Yeah, Kirk is our quarterback. He's played well the last two years. I know there's other speculation, but it doesn't come from the Redskins."

Fantasy Tip: Head coach Jay Gruden echoed this same sentiment earlier in the day, so it does appear like Cousins will indeed be back with the club next season. However, it's still unknown just how Washington plans on keeping the 28-year-old, as the two sides were unable to agree on a long-term deal last year, and a second season under the franchise tag would cost the Skins $23.934 million. There's still plenty of time left in this saga.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - John Keim

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