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Posted: 6/27/2017 7:52am ET
Huddle Up: Cousins is knocking on the door of the elite tier in fantasy, but there are safer players to deliver on that. Treat Cousins as an option if you miss out on the top three or four at the position.
Posted: 6/20/2017 9:10am ET
Huddle Up: La Confora also suggests letting Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson walk in free agency was a precursor to a long-term deal for Cousins. There has been a lot of positive momentum to reach a long-term deal this summer, and the sides have just under a month to negotiate a contract before Cousins is forced to play under the franchise tag. He figures to be a low-end QB1 in 2017.
Posted: 6/16/2017 2:09pm ET
Huddle Up: The Redskins will have about a month to sign Cousins to a long-term deal, so owners should keep an eye on the situation. He has thrown for at least 4,100 yards in each of the last two seasons and has posted 54 touchdowns during that time. Cousins did lose his top two receivers in free agency but still has a solid group of pass catchers to work with this season. Cousins can be considered a low-end No. 1 quarterback in some leagues.
Posted: 6/7/2017 5:39am ET
Huddle Up: Cousins had the fifth-most fantasy points the last five weeks of the season as well as the entire season. He has been consistently brilliant, and he's knocking on the door of the top couple of tiers at the position in fantasy.
Posted: 6/4/2017 7:50pm ET
Huddle Up: While the Redskins have been hesitant to commit to Cousins long term, fantasy owners shouldn't be afraid to grab him as a midrange QB1.
Posted: 5/23/2017 7:32am ET
Huddle Up: Cousins has had two brilliant seasons in a row, but after a marked turnover in weaponry, there's very real risk with him as a QB1. He's, ideally, a low-end QB1 or fringe backup choice.
Posted: 4/27/2017 5:56pm ET
Huddle Up: The Browns have been looking to find a long-term quarterback for a while and are working on acquiring Cousins. Cousins has played well over the last two seasons but received the franchise tag for the second straight offseason. He would be the starting quarterback if the Browns add him, but he would not have a lot of weapons to work with in the passing game. Owners in fantasy leagues can consider Cousins a fringe No. 1 quarterback or a solid No. 2 quarterback.
Posted: 4/11/2017 7:48pm ET
Huddle Up: None of this should really be a surprise to anyone. It's already been reported how Washington has immediately shot down any potential trade suitors for the 28-year-old quarterback, while he continues to maintain that he would like to get a long-term deal done with the franchise. Either way, Cousins has the ability to offer sneaky QB1 potential for 2017 later on in drafts.
Posted: 3/30/2017 4:19pm ET
Huddle Up: No matter what, Cousins is going to be playing under center once again in Washington in 2017, considering how the club has immediately shot down any trade suitors, but his future with the Redskins beyond next season looks murky. Regardless, he'll enter the new campaign with QB1 potential in fantasy.
Posted: 3/14/2017 8:12pm ET
Huddle Up: While Cousins' situation in Washington will be tricky beyond 2017, it appears the club is firmly set with him as their starting quarterback going into next season, and who can blame them? The 28-year-old has topped 4,100 passing yards in each of the past two seasons, while compiling 54 touchdowns compared to only 23 interceptions over that span. He'll have QB1 potential in most formats.
Posted: 3/10/2017 10:37am ET
Huddle Up: This is a direct response to the haphazard way the Redskins handled the departure of former general manager Scott McClellan and isn't exactly unsurprising news despite the fact the ink is still probably still drying after Cousins signed his one-year franchise tender earlier Friday. With DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon gone and so much chaos surrounding the franchise, Cousins is going to be hard to trust in fantasy in 2017.
Posted: 3/10/2017 8:26am ET
Huddle Up: Cousins is in a sticky situation where he has asked for a trade, and the team lost its top two receivers. He has earned midrange QB1 status the last two years, but with these other factors coming into play, one has to wonder if there is more risk than upside for more.
Posted: 3/9/2017 5:12pm ET
Huddle Up: Cousins most likely will remain with the Redskins in 2017. The offense lost DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon, so a step backward statistically seems inevitable for Cousins. He's a high-end QB2 for most gaming circles.
Posted: 3/9/2017 8:44am ET
Huddle Up: Cousins has had two banner seasons in a row, but with the turmoil and uncertainty, you're probably buying him a little high as a midrange QB1 with some bust potential. He's also likely to lose two of his receivers. It's a juicy story, but there are safer options this year.
Posted: 3/2/2017 12:16pm ET
Huddle Up: Cousins will be paid big money either way, but the Redskins want to lock up who they believe to be their quarterback of the future for a long time. Cousins has cemented himself as a QB1 and should be drafted as such even if DeSean Jackson does not return to the District of Columbia.
Posted: 2/28/2017 11:35am ET
Huddle Up: ESPN's John Keim reported earlier Tuesday the San Francisco 49ers are the only team Cousins is willing to sign a long-term contract with 'right now' - a move that would reunite him with his former offensive coordinator (and new 49ers head coach) Kyle Shanahan. Maske does nothing to dispute that possibility. San Francisco has ten draft picks at the moment, including No. 2 overall, so it has the ammunition to pull the trigger. A move to the bay area would send Cousins into fantasy QB2 territory in 2017.
Posted: 2/28/2017 10:43am ET
Huddle Up: The only real question for weeks was whether or not Washington would choose the exclusive or non-exclusive tag, so this answers that question. The exclusive tag guarantees Cousins a 20-percent raise on his 2016 salary of $19.953 million, but the fact the Redskins don't appear anywhere close to signing him long-term throws gas on the fire to the rumors he could leave for the San Francisco 49ers after the season. For 2017, however, Cousins projects to be a low-end QB1 in fantasy.
Posted: 2/28/2017 6:28am ET
Huddle Up: Cousins is likely to receive the franchise tag again from the Redskins, and this topic could be on hold for another year. Cousins has had two banner seasons in a row, and he's in the midrange QB1 area in fantasy.
Posted: 2/27/2017 11:04am ET
Huddle Up: This won't be a big surprise if/when it happens. It makes sense for Washington to tag Cousins again so they have more time to discuss a long-term contract. Cousins has solidified his place in QB1 territory after the last two years. Expect another season of 4,000 or more yards and at least a couple dozen touchdowns.
Posted: 2/21/2017 6:41am ET
Huddle Up: Cousins' numbers were on par, in some places better, than his breakout 2015 campaign. He has proven to be a solid fantasy option in the low-end QB1 range.
Posted: 2/20/2017 9:36pm ET
Huddle Up: Well, even if that is the case, the Redskins can still lock up Cousins over the long haul by turning a potential franchise tag into a long-term contract, and the deadline for that would be July 15. Either way, it looks like Cousins will be entering his sixth straight campaign in a Washington uniform, and after another fabulous showing in 2016, he'll have low-end QB1 potential.
Posted: 2/17/2017 8:12pm ET
Huddle Up: 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.
Posted: 2/14/2017 3:56pm ET
Huddle Up: 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.
Posted: 2/9/2017 4:02pm ET
Huddle Up: 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.
Posted: 2/5/2017 11:20pm ET
Huddle Up: 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.
Posted: 2/3/2017 3:58pm ET
Huddle Up: 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.
Posted: 1/28/2017 10:34am ET
Huddle Up: 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.
Posted: 1/27/2017 5:18pm ET
Huddle Up: 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.
Posted: 1/26/2017 11:13am ET
Huddle Up: 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.
Posted: 1/24/2017 8:44pm ET
Huddle Up: 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.
Posted: 1/24/2017 3:02pm ET
Huddle Up: There should be a good amount of interest in Cousins this offseason, but Washington is the favorite to retain the quarterback. They'll likely have to pay a pretty penny for him, however. Cousins has plenty of weapons to throw to in Washington and has achieved QB1 status in each of the last two seasons. There's no reason to view him differently next season.
Posted: 1/21/2017 3:08pm ET
Huddle Up: There is some obvious dot-connecting going on here, as Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan - expected to be named the 49ers head coach soon - served in the same capacity in Washington when Cousins was drafted. It also would fill an obvious need, as San Francisco has been without a long-term solution at quarterback for a while.
Posted: 1/2/2017 2:39pm ET
Huddle Up: Cousins has put together solid back-to-back seasons now, amassing over 9,000 passing yards combined in that span. He should make a pretty nice paycheck this offseason and is easily a QB1 consideration for 2017 fantasy drafts.
Posted: 12/24/2016 3:56pm ET
Huddle Up: Cousins scored on a read-option play inside the 10 in the first half and again on a quarterback sneak in the third quarter. Cousins did most of his damage in the first half on chunk plays to DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon before Washington took the air out of the ball for most of the second half. The Redskins will be playing for their playoff lives next week against the New York Giants, and Cousins should be treated as a low-end QB1 at best in that difficult matchup.
Posted: 12/19/2016 7:13pm ET
Huddle Up: Cousins has emerged as a bona fide QB1 in most fantasy leagues with some huge statistical outings this season.
Posted: 12/11/2016 2:54pm ET
Huddle Up: Cousins remains a strong QB1 option. He missed on only seven passes, one of which was costly, but the two touchdowns more than made up for any blemishes.
Posted: 12/4/2016 11:58pm ET
Huddle Up: Cousins has a feisty spirit and attitude, and it translates to the football field. The Arizona defense was just one step ahead of Cousins in this game. Cousins still rates as a QB1 down the stretch.
Posted: 11/27/2016 6:29am ET
Huddle Up: The 28-year-old Cousins is having a remarkable season, with a 101.4 quarterback rating, 3,540 passing yards, 20 touchdowns and just seven interceptions through 11 games. He should be viewed as a low-end QB1 in the majority of fantasy leagues.
Posted: 11/26/2016 8:27pm ET
Huddle Up: Despite the issues in the red zone, Cousins has enjoyed a strong season and is currently on pace to eclipse 5,000 yards. Deploy him as a low-end QB1 against the Cardinals in Week 13.
Posted: 11/24/2016 5:15pm ET
Huddle Up: Cousins is hitting his stride. He has tossed 10 touchdowns in his last four games and has topped 300 yards in four of his last five. He draws the Cardinals in Week 13 and should deliver as a low-end QB1.
Posted: 11/24/2016 9:18am ET
Huddle Up: Cousins has played well this season and has thrown for at least 300 yards in three of his last four games with eight touchdowns during that span. He should be considered a low-end No. 1 quarterback in deeper fantasy leagues.
Posted: 11/13/2016 1:29pm ET
Huddle Up: Cousins needs more games like this if chatter about his status in D.C. is to quiet down. Cousins had a decent day with two-thirds of his passes complete, and more importantly he had no picks.
Posted: 10/30/2016 10:31am ET
Huddle Up: Cousins has thrown for at least 260 yards in seven of his eight games this season and has at least one touchdown in each of his last seven games. Cousins could be a low-end No. 1 quarterback in deeper leagues.
Posted: 10/23/2016 5:48pm ET
Huddle Up: Cousins has managed three 300-yard games this season, and four outings with 296 or more yards and he has at least one touchdown pass in each of his past five games. Cousins has started to take better care of the ball and he has re-emerged as a decent low-end QB1 in fantasy leagues of 14 or more teams. The Redskins meet the Cincinnati Bengals in London in Week 8.
Posted: 10/9/2016 2:40pm ET
Huddle Up: Cousins has thrown for at 260 yards in four of the five games this season but has also thrown five interceptions during that span. He is scheduled to face the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 6 and may not be the best option for fantasy owners.
Posted: 10/2/2016 2:52pm ET
Huddle Up: Cousins threw two scores to TE Jordan Reed. A win is a win, but yardage leagues saw Cousins give owners little to work with in that victory. Still, in traditional scoring leagues those three touchdowns helped out big time. Cousins will have fluctuating scores moving forward, but he's more effective overall than not.
Posted: 9/26/2016 4:05am ET
Huddle Up: Cousins, who was on the hot seat with some of his players earlier in the week, wasnt after this game. It's a classic case of what a difference a week makes for Cousins, who has solid QB2 potential. The only thing holding him back is the team he is on and the matchups every week.
Posted: 9/20/2016 9:46am ET
Huddle Up: The Redskins' defense has coughed up 65 points as well, so the failings of the team hardly fall entirely on the shoulders of Cousins, although he has already been picked off more times this year than he was over his final nine contests combined (including playoffs) last season. He could struggle again this week against a New York Giants defense that kept Drew Brees in check in Week 2, but he has a shot to carve up the Cleveland Browns in Week 4. Cousins remains a QB2 in fantasy for now.
Posted: 9/19/2016 7:49am ET
Huddle Up: It has been a bit of a slow start, and they'll have a must-win game against the New York Giants next week. The Giants boast a solid secondary, and it won't be a great matchup. He'll be a low-end QB1 option in fantasy.
Posted: 9/18/2016 10:48pm ET
Huddle Up: Cousins is putting up big fantasy numbers, but teammates do not care about that - they care about wins and losses. Colt McCoy is waiting in the wings in case Cousins continues to struggle. Fantasy owners cannot be pleased hearing Cousins is skating on thin ice with his teammates.
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