Player Profiles

Kirk Cousins QB - WAS

Experience: 5 YRS   Height: 6'3"   Weight: 214  Bye: 5
Proj Pts.
344

This information is
reserved for DS Insiders.

Get instant access to read it all.

Get the Insider Information

Already a DS Insider? Login now

This information is
reserved for DS Insiders.

Get instant access to read it all.

Get the Insider Information

Already a DS Insider? Login now

This information is
reserved for DS Insiders.

Get instant access to read it all.

Get the Insider Information

Already a DS Insider? Login now

Recent Shark Bites

View All Shark Bites

The forecast for today's Cowboys-Redskins game calls for a 75% chance of rain with 10-14 mph winds. That's certainly not ideal weather for the passing and kicking games, although it's not quite bad enough for us to adjust projections. That said, we'd use the weather as a tiebreaker if you're deciding between 2 similarly ranked guys.

View all Kirk Cousins Shark Bites

As expected, Washington QB Kirk Cousins did not reach agreement on a long-term contract before Monday's deadline for franchise-tagged players. That means Cousins will play out a 2nd straight season under the tag. Most expected Washington to tag Cousins a 2nd time this offseason, but his $24 million salary for 2017 will make it tough to tag him again next year. Team president Bruce Allen said the team offered Cousins $53 million guaranteed at signing and $72 million guaranteed for injury on a long-term deal but never got a counter from Cousins' camp. Cousins figures to start for some team in 2018, but the situation adds at least a bit of risk to his long-term fantasy outlook. For 2017 drafts, he presents upside at his ADP.

View all Kirk Cousins Shark Bites

The Redskins have used their exclusive-rights franchise tag on QB Kirk Cousins. Other teams can't negotiate with him, and he'll make about $24 million this season. Cousins finished 3rd in passing yards in 2016 and has completed a stellar 68.3% of his passes over the past 2 years. The 'Skins, though, have been hesitant to commit big money to him long term. And there have been whispers that Cousins eventually wants out of Washington. We're not banking on the 2 sides reaching a long-term deal.

View all Kirk Cousins Shark Bites

Washington QB Kirk Cousins threw for 234 yards, 2 TDs and 1 INT in Sunday's win over the Eagles. Those are modest numbers compared to his usual this season, but they came amid a season-low 21 pass attempts. Cousins remains a nice fantasy option going forward, with matchups against the Panthers, Bears and Giants remaining.

View all Kirk Cousins Shark Bites

Pro Football Talk reports that Washington and QB Kirk Cousins will not reach agreement on a long-term deal before the July 15 deadline. The 2 sides have reportedly hit an impasse and halted talks. Because Washington applied the franchise tag, Cousins must sign a new contract by July 15 or they can't negotiate further until after the regular season. Washington reportedly wants to see another good season from the QB before it's willing to pony up the money that Cousins could command by playing under the franchise tag this year and next. The situation could create an interesting dynamic for the coming season. A little extra motivation probably wouldn't hurt Cousins in an offense already set up to lean on him.

View all Kirk Cousins Shark Bites

Injury Predictor

Cousins has stayed healthy in the NFL, starting all 32 games over the past 2 seasons. Aided by a competent offensive line, Cousins isn’t at an elevated risk of injury.

Projected Missed Probability of injury per game ? Probablity of injury in the season ?
1.00 0.6% 9.5%
1
Date Injury Analysis
Oct 3, 2009 Pedal Ankle Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Cousins sprained some ligaments in his ankle in a college game forcing him to sit out their next game.

Injury analysis powered by Sports Injury Predictor

Sports Injury Predictor

Share This!

Turn your phone into a draft weapon with our FREE APP

Download on the App Store Download on Google Play