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Posted: 12/17/2017 2:19pm ET
Huddle Up: Cousins has thrown for 196 or fewer yards in each of the past two games, but he is working on a streak of six games with at least one TD pass. In Week 16 he'll face a Broncos pass defense which ranked No. 2 in yardage, but No. 32 in passing scores allowed.
Posted: 12/10/2017 8:23pm ET
Huddle Up: Washington's passing attack was derailed by the pass rush of the Chargers, and Cousins finished with his lowest yardage total of the season. He should be back in the QB1 mix against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 15.
Posted: 11/30/2017 9:33pm ET
Huddle Up: It's hard to fault Cousins for much Thursday night. He had no running game, protection issues and both of his picks came off deflections -- one at the line and one off the hands of Jamison Crowder. How much things will improve between now and Week 14, when they face a dangerous Los Angeles Chargers pass rush on the road, is debatable, making the early prospects for Cousins less than ideal.
Posted: 11/23/2017 8:46pm ET
Huddle Up: Washington's offensive line was missing four starters at times, but Cousins survived to post a serviceable stat line. He will be in the QB1 mix in Week 13 against a struggling Dallas Cowboys team.
Posted: 11/19/2017 6:27pm ET
Huddle Up: Cousins had thrown one touchdown or less in his three previous games, so Sunday's performance offers hope for fantasy owners. He could be a low-end QB1 against the New York Giants in Week 12.
Posted: 11/5/2017 8:43pm ET
Huddle Up: The performance by Cousins, and particularly Washington as a whole, was shocking. The team was missing two tight ends, several offensive linemen and Jamison Crowder, a top receiver, but they went on the road and won a tough road game.
Posted: 11/4/2017 6:29pm ET
Huddle Up: Cousins will be playing in a tough environment at Seattle in Week 9, and he could have trouble creating big plays with multiple starters missing along the offensive line and in the receiving corps. If you have a quality backup with a solid matchup, you may want to bench Cousins.
Posted: 11/3/2017 4:09pm ET
Huddle Up: Cousins is a very risky fantasy play, as he could be on his back a lot. And when he is able to throw, he'll have the dependable Vernon Davis, but Jordan Reed and Niles Paul are already out. Jamison Crowder might also be sidelined. It's a MASH unit in Washington right now, and Cousins could struggle against an aggressive Seahawks defense as a result.
Posted: 10/23/2017 9:25pm ET
Huddle Up: Cousins has now registered 300-yard efforts in three of his last four games, amassing 10 touchdowns compared to just two interceptions over that span. He's typically a lower-end QB1 to roll with, but ever since his disappointing performance in the season opener, Cousins has actually been amongst the best quarterbacks in all of football. If he keeps up his recent play, he'll continue to be a viable option for all leagues.
Posted: 10/15/2017 6:42pm ET
Huddle Up: Washington almost blew a big lead, but Cousins finished with a strong stat line and has now accounted for multiple touchdowns in three straight games. Up next is a rematch with a Philadelphia Eagles team that kept Cousins in check in Week 1, but he is playing well enough to deploy as a low-end QB1.
Posted: 10/2/2017 9:06pm ET
Huddle Up: Despite registering his fewest pass attempts in a game since last December, Cousins ended up being efficient anyway in terms of fantasy scoring. It also helped that he didn't turn the ball over. Cousins continues to serve as a fine lower-end QB1 and as impressive as he's been over the last few seasons, 2017 is shaping up to be his best one yet, as he's on pace for a career-high QB rating.
Posted: 9/30/2017 11:13am ET
Huddle Up: Cousins is coming off his best game of the season in Week 3 where he threw for 365 yards and three touchdowns. He may be without some of his receivers and will be facing a tough Kansas City Chiefs defense but can still be considered a low-end No. 1 quarterback in most leagues.
Posted: 9/30/2017 10:45am ET
Huddle Up: This means Cousins should be find to face the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday Night Football. Playing against the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium is usually difficult for any quarterback, so owners shouldn't hesitate benching Cousins this week if they have similar options with a better matchup.
Posted: 9/28/2017 7:48pm ET
Huddle Up: Doctson caught a long touchdown in Week 3, but that is his lone catch on the year. The upside is there, but he is a lottery ticket at this point.
Posted: 9/24/2017 9:08pm ET
Huddle Up: After a sloppy start to the year, Cousins had a breakout performance against Oakland. His QB1 upside is undeniable, but Cousins could be a boom-or-bust option on the road against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 4.
Posted: 9/17/2017 9:26pm ET
Huddle Up: Cousins is being paid like an elite quarterback, but so far he has passed for just 419 yards and two touchdowns with one interception through two games. Not good. He might recover in Week 3 in a potential shootout against Oakland on Sunday Night Football.
Posted: 9/10/2017 2:01pm ET
Huddle Up: Philadelphia was 13th in the league in pass defense last year with 239.5 yards given up per game. The number of dropped balls and missed opportunities could be a concern, but this is also a big rivalry. The fact Cousins couldn't close the deal at home could be something to watch, but Cousins had a subpar preseason and this could be a hangover. Keep him as a QB1 for now.
Posted: 8/27/2017 5:08pm ET
Huddle Up: Cousins hasn't made many big plays this preseason, and Washington's revamped receiving corps could be contributing to the slow start. While the faces have changed a bit, he still has plenty of weapons at his disposal, so expect him to iron things out sooner rather than later and put together another season of QB1 production.
Posted: 8/19/2017 9:02pm ET
Huddle Up: It wasn't the most efficient stat line for Cousins, but on the plus side, he was putting the ball in the air early and often. He has solid weapons around him and should be in line for another season of QB1 production.
Posted: 8/15/2017 11:41am ET
Huddle Up: The desire is there, but Cousins and the Redskins have had difficult contract negotiations in the past. Nonetheless, Cousins is a No. 1 fantasy quarterback in 2017, even with the losses of Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson.
Posted: 7/20/2017 8:26pm ET
Huddle Up: Doctson should be the fourth option in a pass-happy attack, and he can be considered an upside WR5 coming off an injury-plagued rookie year.
Posted: 7/18/2017 4:54pm ET
Huddle Up: The bottom line is that Cousins will still play for the Redskins in 2017. He's set to make a lot of money next year, though, whether that's from the Redskins or someone else. As for fantasy, Cousins has QB1 appeal after averaging 4,541.5 yards and 27 touchdowns the last two seasons, not to mention he's scored nine times on the ground in that span.
Posted: 7/17/2017 1:47pm ET
Huddle Up: We don't know who Cousins will be playing for next season, but we do know that team will need to break the bank in order to sign him. He has quickly turned into one of the most prolific quarterbacks in the NFL over the last two years. View him as a low-end QB1 heading into 2017.
Posted: 7/17/2017 1:38pm ET
Huddle Up: Cousins will be the beneficiary of a significant payday next offseason. As for this season, he remains a QB1 candidate despite losing both DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon.
Posted: 7/17/2017 6:04am ET
Huddle Up: Cousins has averaged 4,542 yards, 27 touchdowns and 11.5 interceptions the last two seasons. He has completed nearly 70 percent of his passes in that span and sits just below the elite tier as a QB1 in fantasy.
Posted: 7/16/2017 12:40pm ET
Huddle Up: It appears one of the NFL's longest ongoing sagas will continue for another few months. Cousins reportedly wants to bet on himself yet again in hopes he can maximize his earnings and potentially reset the market at quarterback as a free agent in 2018. In fantasy, he has settled in as a midrange QB1.
Posted: 7/13/2017 5:33am ET
Huddle Up: Cousins has had two-and-a-half brilliant seasons in a row and nearly threw for 5,000 yards last season. He rates just below the elite tier in fantasy, but he's not a bad consolation prize.
Posted: 7/12/2017 2:31pm ET
Huddle Up: Cousins has posted terrific numbers over the last two seasons and is looking for a lucrative contract but has not reached an agreement yet. Cousins will continue to be with the Redskins for at least one more season and can still be considered a No. 1 fantasy quarterback even though he lost his top two receivers in free agency.
Posted: 7/10/2017 9:05am ET
Huddle Up: Our apologies for being Captain Obvious on a soap opera that has been stagnant for a couple of years. Cousins' play has also made him an obvious QB1 in fantasy after the top tier is gone.
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.
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