Minnesota Vikings Quarterback Kirk Cousins
Many of you are giving your phone or computer a bizarre look right now as Kirk Cousins is very widely known. While Cousins is a top name after becoming the second-highest paid quarterback in the NFL behind Matt Ryan, he is not the top name when it comes to fantasy football.
With little to work with last season as the Washington Redskins let two of their top receivers go last offseason, Cousins had somewhat of a down season. Throwing his most interceptions in a single season with 13, he also threw his fewest yards since becoming a starter with only 4,093. Finding a new home in Minnesota should bring him all the success in the world this season.
The Vikings have two great wide receivers in Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs which are also complimented by a solid tight end named Kyle Rudolph. To make it even better, second-year running back, Dalvin Cook will be returning from injury this season. Cook was explosive for the Vikings offense last season not only running the ball but catching the ball out of the backfield.
Given the number of weapons and one of the leagues best defense, there is no reason Kirk Cousins can’t have success in Minnesota this season. According to Fantasy Football Calculator, Cousins’ average draft position is in the seventh round. I expect significant numbers for Cousins who threw for over 4,000 yards with minimal talent last season and is stepping into a team with weapons all over the offense.