Kirk Cousins news, rumors and stats

 

Kirk Cousins

Washington Redskins
Quarterback

Ht: 6.3 | Wt: 202

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

Redskins | Robert Griffin to be tested Wednesday

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:39:32 -0700

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (ankle) is expected to be put through a rigorous workout Wednesday, Oct. 22, that will give team officials a better idea of where he's at in his recovery. Griffin has already joined practices for stretching, warm-ups, individual drills and limited handoffs with the scout team. Head coach Jay Gruden has said he'd like to have Griffin log at least two weeks of practice before returning to a starting role. QB Colt McCoy appears to have the inside track to start in Week 8 against the Dallas Cowboys if it's between he and QB Kirk Cousins. "It's a good sign the way Colt finished the game, ran the offense," Gruden said, alluding to his poise and efficiency in engineering the game-winning touchdown drive on the last possession, which started with 3 minutes and 14 seconds remaining. "Very smart and very efficient. Did some good things."

Fantasy Tip: It would be a surprise to see Griffin start against the Cowboys on Monday night. McCoy will be cheap at FantasyScore, but he's not worth considering on the road against a a stout Dallas D.

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

Redskins | QB decision coming this week

Sun, 19 Oct 2014 18:02:37 -0700

Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins was benched in favor of QB Colt McCoy in Week 7 against the Tennessee Titans. After the game, head coach Jay Gruden said Sunday, Oct. 19, that a decision on the starting quarterback for Week 8 against the Dallas Cowboys will be made during the week. It's uncertain if QB Robert Griffin III (ankle) is an option.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CSNWashington.com - Tarik El-Bashir

Redskins | Colt McCoy enters game

Sun, 19 Oct 2014 12:17:04 -0700

Washington Redskins QB Colt McCoy entered the team's Week 7 game after QB Kirk Cousins was benched.

Fantasy Tip: McCoy likely would be a short-term option at quarterback since Robert Griffin should return in the near future. Owners should not consider starting Kirk Cousins or Colt McCoy if they are the options next week.

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

Redskins | Pierre Garcon backs Kirk Cousins

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 10:11:08 -0700

Washington Redskins WR Pierre Garcon said the team has plenty of confidence in QB Kirk Cousins despite the team's four-game losing streak in which Cousins has struggled mightily at times. "He's just taking in a lot of stuff right now, but once he gets through this, honestly, he'll be good to go," said Garcon. Cousins has 18 touchdowns, 18 interceptions and five fumbles in 13 career games. Cousins is expected to start in Week 7 against the Tennessee Titans.

Fantasy Tip: Cousins will cost $7,000 (14.0% of cap) at FantasyScore this week. Although he has a nice matchup against the Tennessee Titans, it's hard to place too much trust in him for your lineups.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CSNWashington.com - Tarik El-Bashir

Redskins | Kirk Cousins won't be benched

Tue, 14 Oct 2014 11:19:17 -0700

Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins is not in danger of being benched in favor of QB Colt McCoy after the team lost their fourth straight game in Week 6, according to head coach Jay Gruden. Cousins now leads the league with eight interceptions, with seven of them coming in the last three games.

Fantasy Tip: Cousins ($7,000 at FantasyScore this week) faces a weak Tennessee Titans defense in Week 7 at home. Cousins isn't an ideal option for your lineup, but he profiles as a sleeper pick this weekend if you're feeling bold.

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

Redskins | Kirk Cousins to use whole field

Sun, 05 Oct 2014 09:57:19 -0700

Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins won't be limited to half the field because of Seattle Seahawks CB Richard Sherman in the team's Week 5 game Monday, Oct. 6, according to head coach Jay Gruden.

Fantasy Tip: Coming off a dreadful performance in Week 4 and facing a tough Seattle secondary, Cousins is going to have a tough time living up to his $7,500 salary (15% of cap). Owners will want to look elsewhere for a quarterback at FantasyScore in Week 5.

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

Redskins | Kirk Cousins throws four picks

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 21:38:54 -0700

Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins completed 19 of his 33 pass attempts for 257 yards and had one touchdown and four interceptions Thursday, Sept. 25. He also lost a fumble.

Fantasy Tip: With a couple more starts like this one, Cousins can forget about hanging on to the starting job when RGIII is healthy. Although he has had some impressive performances, don't forget that Cousins is still relatively inexperienced and is likely to provide inconsistent results from week to week.

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Redskins | RGIII accepting of backup role?

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 18:01:28 -0700

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (ankle) could return as the team's backup If QB Kirk Cousins plays well in the coming weeks, and according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, the team believes that Griffin is a "team guy" and would accept a backup role.

Fantasy Tip: Although a potential quarterback controversy is brewing, it won't amount to much if Cousins doesn't play well while Griffin is sidelined. Cousins has looked promising in limited action, but it will be interesting to see how he performs now that defenses will be game planning specifically for him. In the meantime, he is an unproven commodity and a risky play at FantasyScore.

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

Redskins | Kirk Cousins bad for the long run?

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 10:38:29 -0700

Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins has played well in relief of QB Robert Griffin III both this season and last year, but there is a trend that has continued in Cousins' two games this year: teams have been able to figure him out as the games go along. He completed his first 12 passes against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 2 and opened the game with eight straight completions against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 3, but then he completed only around half of his remaining throws in those games. Down the stretch last year, Cousins' stats were worse with each loss, and he threw four touchdowns to five interceptions down the stretch.

Fantasy Tip: Cousins will find it hard to top his Week 3 performance Thursday night against the New York Giants. He could still put up a respectable stat line, but it may be hard for him to return on his $8,700 FantasyScore salary.

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

Redskins | Coach does not rule out QB switch

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 11:48:19 -0700

Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden did not rule out QB Kirk Cousins permanently replacing QB Robert Griffin III at quarterback. "Crazy things have happened in NFL," Gruden said. "I'm not going to discount anything"

Fantasy Tip: This will something to monitor as RG3 gets closer to being ready to go, even though it is probably a bit of a long shot at the moment that a permanent switch happens.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: New York Daily News - Ralph Vacchiano

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