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Kirk
Cousins (#8)

QB - Minnesota Vikings

Age 33
Exp 10th Season
HT/WT 6'3" / 202 LBS
Bye 7
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2021 Week 7 Projections
Updated: Sunday, October 24, 2021 12:03 PM
2021 Season Projections
Updated: Tuesday, October 19, 2021 3:48 PM
2021 Keeper/Dynasty Rankings
Updated: Wednesday, October 20, 2021 4:56 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
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 6 105.5 166 239 69.5 1,769.0 7.4 13 2 9 8 57 7.1 29 0 3 0
Preseason player profiles are written in July and do not reflect in-season updates.
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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.

Kirk Cousins - Tosses three TDs in loss

Cousins completed 22 of 32 passes for 244 yards and three touchdowns in Sunday's 34-33 loss to the Cardinals.

Kirk Cousins - Tops 350-yard mark in OT loss

Cousins completed 36 of 49 passes for 351 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 27-24 overtime loss to the Bengals.

Kirk Cousins - Plays three drives

Cousins completed five of seven passes for 57 yards in Friday night's 28-25 preseason loss to the Chiefs.

Kirk Cousins - Could play Friday night

Coach Mike Zimmer said his plan for Friday's preseason game against the Chiefs will be similar to last week, suggesting Cousins and other starters could get a quarter or so of playing time, Eric Smith of the Vikings' official website reports.

Kirk Cousins - Directs three drives Saturday

Cousins completed five of seven passes for 23 yards and had a nine-yard carry during Saturday's preseason loss to the Colts.

Kirk Cousins - Expected to play Saturday

Cousins and many starters will play in Saturday's preseason game against Indianapolis, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Kirk Cousins - Won't play Saturday

Cousins won't play in Saturday's preseason game against the Broncos, Chad Graff of The Athletic reports.

Kirk Cousins - Returning to practice

Cousins has been activated from the COVID-19 reserve list for Thursday's practice, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Kirk Cousins - Likely to return Thursday

Head coach Mike Zimmer said he expects Cousins (COVID-19 health and safety protocols) to return to the Vikings' facilities Thursday, Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com reports.

Kirk Cousins - Going through COVID-19 protocols

Cousins (undisclosed) is unavailable while going through the COVID-19 protocols, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Week 4 Game Hub: CLE-MIN

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Week 4 Start/Sit

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Week 3 Game Hub: SEA-MIN

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Week 2 Game Hub: Min-Ari

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Week 1 Game Hub: Min-Cin

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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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Week 13 Vantage Points

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Week 13 Waiver Wire

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Week 12 Waiver Wire

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