Kirk
Cousins (#8)

QB - Minnesota Vikings

Age 33
Exp 11th Season
HT/WT 6'3" / 202 LBS
Bye 7
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2022 Season Projections
Updated: Wednesday, May 25, 2022 11:04 PM
2022 Keeper/Dynasty Rankings
Updated: Tuesday, May 17, 2022 3:19 PM
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2021 Stats
GAME PASSING RUSHING FUMBLES
Week OPP RATING CMP ATT PCT YDS Y/A TD INT SACKS ATT YDS Y/A LG TD TOT LOST
1 @CIN 106.8 36 49 73.5 351.0 7.2 2 0 3 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
2 @ARI 122.4 22 32 68.8 244.0 7.6 3 0 1 2 35 17.5 29 0 1 0
3 SEA 128.4 30 38 78.9 323.0 8.5 3 0 1 1 2 2.0 2 0 1 0
4 CLE 66.0 20 38 52.6 203.0 5.3 1 1 2 2 0 0.0 1 0 0 0
5 DET 94.6 25 34 73.5 275.0 8.1 1 1 2 1 4 4.0 4 0 0 0
6 @CAR 112.6 33 48 68.8 373.0 7.8 3 0 0 2 16 8.0 16 0 1 0
8 DAL 88.3 23 35 65.7 184.0 5.3 1 0 1 3 18 6.0 13 0 1 0
9 @BAL 104.3 17 28 60.7 187.0 6.7 2 0 0 1 1 1.0 1 1 0 0
10 @LAC 109.5 25 37 67.6 294.0 7.9 2 0 2 4 -3 -0.8 4 0 1 1
11 GB 128.4 24 35 68.6 341.0 9.7 3 0 2 2 -4 -2.0 -2 0 1 0
12 @SF 93.0 20 32 62.5 238.0 7.4 2 1 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
13 @DET 116.7 30 40 75.0 340.0 8.5 2 0 3 2 6 3.0 7 0 1 1
14 PIT 63.4 14 31 45.2 216.0 7.0 2 2 0 2 14 7.0 11 0 0 0
15 @CHI 69.3 12 24 50.0 87.0 3.6 2 1 4 2 10 5.0 7 0 1 0
16 LAR 93.6 27 38 71.1 315.0 8.3 1 1 3 4 17 4.2 8 0 3 0
17 @GB 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
18 CHI 142.1 14 22 63.6 250.0 11.4 3 0 3 1 -1 -1.0 -1 0 1 0
Career Stats
SEASON PASSING RUSHING FUMBLES
YEAR GP RATING CMP ATT PCT YDS Y/A TD INT SACKS ATT YDS Y/A LG TD TOT LOST
2012 3 101.6 33 48 68.8 466.0 9.7 4 3 3 3 22 7.3 17 0 1 0
2013 5 58.4 81 155 52.3 854.0 5.5 4 7 5 4 14 3.5 6 0 3 2
2014 6 86.4 126 204 61.8 1,710.0 8.4 10 9 8 7 20 2.9 12 0 2 2
2015 16 101.6 379 543 69.8 4,166.0 7.7 29 11 26 26 48 1.8 13 5 9 3
2016 16 97.2 406 606 67.0 4,917.0 8.1 25 12 23 34 96 2.8 19 4 9 3
2017 16 93.9 347 540 64.3 4,093.0 7.6 27 13 41 49 179 3.7 18 4 13 5
2018 16 99.7 425 606 70.1 4,298.0 7.1 30 10 40 44 123 2.8 19 1 9 7
2019 15 107.4 307 444 69.1 3,603.0 8.1 26 6 28 31 63 2.0 14 1 10 3
2020 16 105.0 349 516 67.6 4,265.0 8.3 35 13 39 32 156 4.9 16 1 9 5
2021 16 103.1 372 561 66.3 4,221.0 7.5 33 7 28 29 115 4.0 29 1 12 2
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Kirk Cousins - Agrees to one-year extension

Cousins signed a one-year, $35 million contract extension with the Vikings on Sunday.

Kirk Cousins - Three touchdowns in return

Cousins completed 14 of 22 passes for 250 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in Sunday's 31-17 win over the Bears.

Kirk Cousins - Returns from COVID-19 list

Minnesota activated Cousins (illness) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday afternoon, shortly after head coach Mike Zimmer said Cousins will start Sunday's game against Chicago, Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Kirk Cousins - In line to return from COVID list

Cousins (illness) is on track to come off the reserve/COVID-19 list ahead of Sunday's game against the Bears, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Kirk Cousins - Officially moves to COVID list

Minnesota placed Cousins on the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday.

Kirk Cousins - Tests positive for COVID-19

Cousins tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday and will be unavailable for Sunday's game against the Packers because he's unvaccinated, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Kirk Cousins - Throws for 315 yards against Rams

Cousins completed 27 of 38 passes for 315 yards, one touchdown and one interception in Sunday's 30-23 loss to the Rams.

Kirk Cousins - Logs full practice Thursday

Cousins (ribs) was a full practice participant Thursday, Craig Peters of the Vikings' official site reports.

Kirk Cousins - Tending to rib issue

Cousins was limited at Wednesday's walkthrough due to a rib injury.

Kirk Cousins - Career-low passing yardage in win

Cousins completed 12 of 24 passes for 87 yards with two touchdowns and one interception in the Vikings' 17-9 win over the Bears on Monday night. He also rushed twice for 10 yards and committed a fumble that was recovered by the Vikings.

Kirk Cousins - Works around inefficiency, INTs

Cousins completed 14 of 31 passes for 216 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions in the Vikings' 36-28 win over the Steelers on Thursday night. He also rushed twice for 14 yards.

Kirk Cousins - Carves through DET secondary

Cousins completed 30 of 40 pass attempts for 340 yards and two touchdowns while losing a fumble in Sunday's 29-27 loss to the Lions.

Kirk Cousins - Stays hot in home victory

Cousins completed 24 of 35 pass attempts for 341 yards and three touchdowns in Sunday's 34-31 win over Green Bay.

Kirk Cousins - Strong effort in road win

Cousins completed 25 of 37 passes for 294 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 27-20 win over the Chargers.

Kirk Cousins - Three total TDs in loss

Cousins completed 17 of 28 passes for 187 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions in the Vikings' 34-31 overtime loss to the Ravens on Sunday. He also scored a one-yard touchdown on his only rush attempt.

Kirk Cousins - Harassed by DAL defense

Cousins completed 23 of 35 pass attempts for 184 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 20-16 loss to the Cowboys.

Kirk Cousins - Strong showing in OT win

Cousins completed 33 of 48 pass attempts for 373 yards and three touchdowns in Sunday's 34-28 overtime win over the Panthers.

Kirk Cousins - Solid, yet unspectacular in win

Cousins completed 25 of 34 pass attempts for 275 yards, a touchdown and an interception in Sunday's 19-17 win over Detroit.

Kirk Cousins - Underwhelming effort in loss

Cousins completed 20 of 38 passes for 203 yards with one touchdown and one interception in the Vikings' 14-7 loss to the Browns on Sunday. He also rushed twice for no gain.

Kirk Cousins - Carves up Seattle in Week 3 win

Cousins completed 30 of 38 passes for 323 yards and three touchdowns in Sunday's 30-17 win over the Seahawks.

Week 17 Game Hub: MIN-GB

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Stats and trends, pace of play, scheme notes, and overall preview for Week 17's Vikings-Packers matchup.

Week 14 Game Hub: Pit-Min

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Stats and trends, pace of play, scheme notes, and overall preview for Week 14's Steelers-Vikings matchup.

Week 14 TNF Advanced Matchups

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Scheme breakdown, DFS salary analysis, ATS picks, and in-depth matchup analysis for TNF.

Week 13 Game Hub: MIN-DET

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Stats and trends, pace of play, scheme notes, and overall preview for Week 13's Vikings-Lions matchup.

Week 13 Start/Sit

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Week 12 Advanced Matchups

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Scheme breakdown, DFS salary analysis, ATS picks, and in-depth matchup analysis for every game.

Week 12 Game Hub: MIN-SF

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Stats and trends, pace of play, scheme notes, and overall preview for Week 12's Vikings-49ers matchup.

Barfield's Best Bets: Week 11

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Game picks, player props, and analysis that Graham Barfield is betting on for Week 11 games.

Week 11 Game Hub: GB-MIN

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Stats and trends, pace of play, scheme notes, and overall preview for Week 11's Packers-Vikings matchup.

Week 10 Game Hub: MIN-LAC

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Stats and trends, pace of play, scheme notes, and overall preview for Week 10's Vikings-Chargers matchup.

Week 10 Start/Sit

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Week 10 Streaming QBs and TEs

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Week 9 Advanced Matchups

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Scheme breakdown, DFS salary analysis, ATS picks, and in-depth matchup analysis for every game.

Week 8 Game Hub: DAL-MIN

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Stats and trends, pace of play, scheme notes, and overall preview for Week 8's Cowboys-Vikings matchup.

Week 8 SNF & MNF Advanced Matchups

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Scheme breakdown, DFS salary analysis, ATS picks, and in-depth matchup analysis for SNF and MNF.

Week 8 Start/Sit

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Week 6 Game Hub: MIN-CAR

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Stats and trends, pace of play, scheme notes, and overall preview for Week 6's Vikings-Panthers matchup.

Week 6 Advanced Matchups

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Scheme breakdown, DFS salary analysis, ATS picks, and in-depth matchup analysis for every game.

Week 5 Game Hub: DET-MIN

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Stats and trends, pace of play, scheme notes, and overall preview for Week 5's Lions-Vikings matchup.

Week 5 Start/Sit

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Week 4 Game Hub: CLE-MIN

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Stats and trends, pace of play, scheme notes, and overall preview for Week 4's Browns-Vikings matchup.

Week 4 Start/Sit

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Week 3 Game Hub: SEA-MIN

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Stats and trends, pace of play, scheme notes, and overall preview for Week 3's Seahawks-Vikings matchup.

Week 2 Game Hub: Min-Ari

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Stats and trends, pace of play, scheme notes, and overall preview for Week 2's Vikings-Cardinals matchup.

Week 1 Contrarian DFS Angles

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Week 1 Advanced Matchups

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Scheme breakdown, DFS salary analysis, ATS picks, and in-depth matchup analysis for every game.

Week 1 Start/Sit

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Week 1 Game Hub: Min-Cin

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Stats and trends, pace of play, scheme notes, and overall preview for Week 1's Vikings-Bengals matchup.

Values, Targets, and League-Winners

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2021 Franchise Focus: Minnesota Vikings

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Best Ball Tiers: Quarterbacks

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Johnny's Cash Game Plays: Week 17

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Week 17 Advanced DFS Matchups

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Week 17 Waiver Wire

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Week 17 Streaming QBs and TEs

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Week 16 Player Props

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Week 16 Advanced DFS Matchups

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Week 16 Waiver Wire

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Week 16 Streaming QBs and TEs

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Week 15 Vantage Points

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Johnny's Cash Game Plays: Week 14

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Week 14 Vantage Points

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Week 14 Advanced DFS Matchups

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Scott Barrett's Week 13 DFS Breakdown

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Week 13 Vantage Points

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Week 13 Advanced DFS Matchups

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Week 13 Waiver Wire

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Week 13 Streaming QBs and TEs

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Week 12 Vantage Points

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Week 12 Waiver Wire

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Week 11 Advanced DFS Matchups

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Week 11 Streaming QBs and TEs

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Week 11 Waiver Wire

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Week 10 Advanced DFS Matchups

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Week 10 Waiver Wire

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Week 9 Vantage Points

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Notes, quotes, stats, and comments for every team ahead of Week 9 action to get a better perspective for fantasy.

Week 9 Advanced DFS Matchups

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Week 9 Streaming QBs and TEs

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Week 9 Waiver Wire

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Week 8 Pace Points

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Week 8 Waiver Wire

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Week 8 Expanded DFS WR/CB Matchups

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Week 7 Waiver Wire

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Week 7 Streaming QBs and TEs

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Week 6 DFS Lessons Learned

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Scott Barrett's Week 6 DFS Breakdown

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Johnny's Cash Game Plays: Week 6

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Week 6 Waiver Wire

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Week 6 Start/Sit

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Week 6 DFS WR/CB Matchups

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Week 6 Streaming QBs and TEs

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Week 5 SNF Showdown

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Week 5 Vantage Points

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Week 5 Waiver Wire

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Week 5 DFS WR/CB Matchups

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Week 5 Streaming QBs and TEs

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Week 4 Streaming QBs and TEs

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Streaming options for QBs and TEs without a clear cut starter and looking for upside, with added analysis on possible postponement.

Week 4 Waiver Wire

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The staff lists their favorite waiver wire pickups of the week, organized by position and estimated availability.

Week 3 Vantage Points

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Notes, quotes, stats, and comments for every team ahead of Week 3 action to get a better perspective for fantasy.

Week 3 DFS WR/CB Matchups

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Week 2 Waiver Wire

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