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Redskins | Kirk Cousins mixed in loss

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 23:58:19 -0800

Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins was 21-for-37 for 271 yards, one touchdown and one interception in a 31-23 loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

Fantasy Tip: 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.

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Redskins | Kirk Cousins could receive franchise tag

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 06:29:41 -0800

The Washington Redskins are expected to place the franchise tag on QB Kirk Cousins if they are unable to agree to a long-term contract extension by the time free agency opens in March, according to a source familiar with the situation. Cousins is earning $19.95 million this season.

Fantasy Tip: 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.

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Redskins | Red zone issues for Kirk Cousins

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 20:27:26 -0800

Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins said there is not one "overarching fix" to an offense that ranks 28th in the NFL in red zone touchdown efficiency.

Fantasy Tip: 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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CSNMidAtlantic.com - Rich Tandler

Redskins | Kirk Cousins tops 400 yards

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 17:15:03 -0800

Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins completed 41 of his 53 passes for 449 yards and three touchdowns in a 31-26 loss to the Dallas Cowboys Thursday, Nov. 24.

Fantasy Tip: 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.

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Redskins | Kirk Cousins may be tagged again

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 09:18:08 -0800

Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins may receive the franchise tag again this offseason if the two sides are not able to reach a long-term agreement, according to sources. The Redskins are willing to pay Cousins $24 million for one season if it keeps him off the free-agent market.

Fantasy Tip: 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.

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Redskins | Kirk Cousins scores two TDs

Sun, 13 Nov 2016 13:29:54 -0800

Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins was 22-for-33 for 262 yards and two touchdowns in a 26-20 win over the Minnesota Vikings.

Fantasy Tip: 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.

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Redskins | Kirk Cousins has big performance

Sun, 30 Oct 2016 10:31:52 -0700

Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins went 38-for-56 for 458 yards, two touchdowns and one interception against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 8.

Fantasy Tip: 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.

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Redskins | Kirk Cousins throws for 301 yards

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 17:48:37 -0700

Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins completed 30 of his 39 pass attempts for 301 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in the Week 7 game against the Detroit Lions. He also rushed three times for 19 yards and a touchdown.

Fantasy Tip: 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.

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Redskins | Another strong game for Kirk Cousins

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 13:40:29 -0700

Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins threw for two touchdowns and 263 yards Sunday, Oct. 16, in a 27-20 win over the Philadelphia Eagles.

Fantasy Tip: Cousins didn't complete 16 of his 34 pass attempts, but he looked much better than Carson Wentz and guided the Redskins in the right direction. A couple of weeks ago some people wanted to turn on Cousins, but he has righted the ship for now. He remains a strong start.

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Redskins | Kirk Cousins struggles without Jordan Reed

Sat, 15 Oct 2016 10:42:37 -0700

Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins has thrown for 32 touchdown passes versus 12 interceptions with Jordan Reed (concussion) on the field over the last two seasons, good for a 102.3 passer rating. Without Reed on the field, Cousins has 14 TDs and 13 interceptions, contributing to a passer rating of 84.4.

Fantasy Tip: This comes up as a result of Reed likely not playing Week 6 against the Philadelphia Eagles due to a concussion. DeSean Jackson, Pierre Garçon and Jamison Crowder are all expected to see more targets as a result of Reed's likely absence, but owners should be able to do better than Cousins at quarterback this week, especially if he is minus his top weapon.

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Redskins | Kirk Cousins throws for 260 yards

Sun, 09 Oct 2016 14:40:57 -0700

Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins went 29-for-41 for 260 yards, one touchdown and one interception against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 5.

Fantasy Tip: 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.

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Redskins | Kirk Cousins scores three TDs

Sun, 02 Oct 2016 14:52:53 -0700

Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins threw for three touchdown passes and 183 yards in a 31-20 win over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, Oct. 2.

Fantasy Tip: 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.

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Redskins | Kirk Cousins posts solid numbers

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 04:05:28 -0700

Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins threw for 296 yards and two touchdowns Sunday, Sept. 25, in a 29-27 win over the New York Giants.

Fantasy Tip: 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.

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Redskins | Jay Gruden standing behind Kirk Cousins

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 09:46:56 -0700

Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins still has the "total faith" of head coach Jay Gruden despite a rough beginning to the season. Cousins ranks third in the league in passing yards (693), but he has only one touchdown versus three interceptions, contributing to Washington's 0-2 start.

Fantasy Tip: 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.

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Redskins | Kirk Cousins bad in red zone

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 07:49:55 -0700

Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins is 5-for-17 for 34 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions in the red zone. Last season, he was 50-for-78 for 345 yards, 22 touchdowns and no interceptions in the red zone.

Fantasy Tip: 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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - John Keim

Redskins | Teammates unhappy with Kirk Cousins?

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 22:48:59 -0700

Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins completed 28 of his 46 pass attempts for 364 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the Week 2 game against the Dallas Cowboys. He also ran twice for 20 yards. After a pair of losses at home, a source with knowledge of the situation said multiple offensive players have begun to complain about Cousins, pointing to a lack of decisiveness, erratic play and confusion.

Fantasy Tip: 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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Redskins | Big yardage total for Kirk Cousins

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 20:51:12 -0700

Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins completed 30 of his 43 pass attempts for 329 yards in the Week 1 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. However, he was picked off twice.

Fantasy Tip: Cousins had a lot more passing attempts with the team playing from behind, so that's good for fantasy stats. But they were behind because of a couple of big mistakes by Cousins. Consider him a QB2 heading into Week 2 against the Dallas Cowboys.

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Redskins | Three scores for Kirk Cousins

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 20:50:39 -0700

Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins completed 12 of his 23 passes for 188 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in a 21-16 preseason win over the Buffalo Bills Friday, Aug. 26.

Fantasy Tip: With solid weapons around him, Cousins could repeat his breakout performance from a year ago. Don't hesitate to draft him as your backup.

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Redskins | Kirk Cousins not playing

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 17:09:53 -0700

Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins is not playing in the preseason game against the New York Jets Friday, Aug. 19.

Fantasy Tip: Cousins is receiving a game off and should return to the lineup for the next preseason game. He has one of the better receiver corps to work with and should be a low-end No. 1 or high-end No. 2 quarterback in fantasy leagues.

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Redskins | Kirk Cousins playing for big money

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 23:55:43 -0700

Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins will receive $19.95 million for one year under the tag this year. The team was unwilling to give him a long-term deal, as general manager Scot McCloughan believes he can find a comparable quarterback who will be much cheaper than Cousins at some point in the next year or two.

Fantasy Tip: Cousins is playing for a big contract, as he'll get mega money if he has another strong season in 2016. That extra incentive, along with a healthy receiving corps and top-notch tight end might help him stay on his upward ascension. Heading into 2016 he should be considered as a Top 15 option at his position.

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Redskins | Washington made offer to Kirk Cousins

Fri, 15 Jul 2016 12:42:20 -0700

Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins has received an offer from the Redskins worth $16 million per season with $24 million in guaranteed money. Cousins will play under the franchise tag in 2016 for $20 million.

Fantasy Tip: Cousins likely would receive a better deal next offseason if he plays well this season, so he will play on a one-year deal for now. He will have several weapons to work with in the passing game and will be a low-end No. 1 or a high-end No. 2 quarterback in most fantasy leagues.

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Redskins | Kirk Cousins won't land a deal

Fri, 08 Jul 2016 07:17:16 -0700

Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins has no contract discussions going on, and a source with knowledge of the situation said that no talks will happen. He won't sign a deal before the July 15 deadline for franchise players.

Fantasy Tip: He probably won't "like that," but Cousins established a good building block for his sophomore season as a starter. Some regression from his 4,166 yards and 29 touchdowns will be expected, and you'll have to assess the risk and reward with him as a midrange or low-end QB1 in fantasy.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ProFootballTalk.com - Mike Florio

Redskins | Kirk Cousins talks going nowhere

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 23:21:39 -0700

Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins has had discussions about a long-term deal over the last week, but talks continue to go nowhere. He's expected to play 2016 on the $19.95 million franchise tender.

Fantasy Tip: Cousins burst onto the scene last season and put himself amongst the midrange of the position in fantasy. The team added another receiver in Josh Doctson in the draft, and Cousins has a path paved to do it again. He'll be in the discussion after the first five quarterbacks or so are taken.

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Redskins | Kirk Cousins taking charge

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 11:32:31 -0700

Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins had some good and bad days during offseason practices, but it's clear that he's taking charge of the offense more and being decisive.

Fantasy Tip: The million dollar question for fantasy owners this year is whether Cousins can repeat his career year from 2015 or even top it. It remains to be seen, but he surely has the weapons to do so again in 2016. Cousins has low-end QB1 appeal but is probably best taken as a top-tier fantasy backup to be safe.

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Redskins | Contract not bothering Kirk Cousins

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:43:16 -0700

Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins is not focused on a long-term deal this offseason. The deadline to reach a deal is July 15, and Cousins and the Redskins will not be permitted to negotiate a deal until the end of the 2016 season if they do not reach a deal by July 15.

Fantasy Tip: Cousins is doing and saying the right things heading into 2016. It remains to be seen if last season was an anomaly for Cousins, but drafting him as a low-end QB1 to high-end QB2 is ideal.

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Redskins | Kirk Cousins looking to improve

Mon, 13 Jun 2016 10:14:35 -0700

Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins said receiving all of the snaps with the first-team offense during organized team activities has helped him because he believes he can build on his 2015 performance. "I do think I'm playing with more confidence," Cousins said. "I have a better understanding of defenses and our scheme and our protections and our routes. And, as a result, I'm able to grow as a player."

Fantasy Tip: Cousins is familiar with the offense and should be able to record better numbers with the passing options the team has on the roster. He should be considered a low-end No. 1 or terrific No. 2 quarterback in all fantasy leagues.

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Redskins | Kirk Cousins not close to long-term deal

Sat, 11 Jun 2016 09:50:46 -0700

Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins said there has been no progress in contract talks with the Redskins. The Redskins have until July 15 to work out a long-term contract with Cousins.

Fantasy Tip: Cousins will be the starting quarterback in 2016 and will look to improve on his 2015 stats. He will have several weapons to work with in the passing game this season and should be considered a terrific No. 2 fantasy quarterback in most leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CSNMidAtlantic.com - Tarik El-Bashir

Redskins | Kirk Cousins staying prepared

Tue, 31 May 2016 02:54:43 -0700

Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins has been calling former NFL quarterbacks for advice on how to approach the offseason. "I've called a few starting quarterbacks around the league, a few of the retired guys who had great careers, and just asked them what worked for them in the offseason" Cousins said.

Fantasy Tip: While he doesn't have a proven history, Cousins showed enough potential last season to be viewed as a high-end QB2 entering 2016.

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Redskins | Kirk Cousins expects talks to heat up

Mon, 16 May 2016 16:43:23 -0700

Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins said he believes long-term contract talks will intensify closer to the July 15 deadline.

Fantasy Tip: Cousins will play for the Redskins for at least one more year and is not worried about his contract status. Cousins played well as the starter in 2015 and will have plenty of weapons to work with on offense. Cousins should be seen as a low-end No. 1 or a terrific No. 2 quarterback in most leagues.

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Redskins | Jordan Reed vital to Kirk Cousins

Thu, 05 May 2016 09:51:41 -0700

Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed's presence on the field successfully skewed QB Kirk Cousins' numbers in 2015. In 421 pass plays with Reed on the field, Cousins threw for 7.7 yards per attempt with a 111.9 passer rating and 24 touchdowns to four interceptions. When Reed wasn't on the field, Cousins threw for 6.2 yards per attempt with five scores, seven interceptions and a 73.3 rating in 148 plays.

The Redskins were 6-1 when Reed earned more than 65 receiving yards this season and 3-4 when the tight end went under that plateau.

Fantasy Tip: Reed had a big 87-952-11 season, and the team supplemented the offense with WR Josh Doctson in the draft. Reed is an upper-middle TE1, and Cousins is around the same range of quarterbacks. Doctson will give a clearer outlook in training camp, but he's not a bad WR4 gamble

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Redskins | Kirk Cousins fine with contract status

Mon, 02 May 2016 10:41:40 -0700

Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins said he is comfortable with playing under the one-year franchise tag if the team wants to see him play in more games before they give him a long-term deal. Cousins also said he would be fine if the team wanted to give him a long-term deal before next season. "I think that people make great decisions when they have a lot of information at their disposal, and if the Redskins would like more information from this next season to be able to make a decision on me long-term, I totally understand that and understand where they're coming from," Cousins said. "If they feel like they have enough information and want to make that call right now, then great, too. But I think the ball's in their court and I will react accordingly to whatever decision they make. But I am totally comfortable playing more football, and frankly, if I don't play well next season, I don't deserve to be back. I don't deserve to have a long-term deal. I want to go out and earn it, and prove myself, and if I need to prove myself again, that's fine. I'll go see if I can do that."

Fantasy Tip: Cousins will be with the Redskins for at least one more season and will have plenty of weapons to work with in the passing game. He is coming off a solid 2015 season and could be a low-end No. 1 quarterback in fantasy leagues next season.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Washington Post - Scott Allen

Redskins | Kirk Cousins optimistic for deal

Mon, 02 May 2016 08:07:54 -0700

Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins is optimistic about signing a long-term deal before the season starts. "I think there's a chance," Cousins said. "The ball's in the court of the Redskins."

Fantasy Tip: Cousins emerged in a big way last season, but was it a fluke? That's the question most owners will have to debate when selecting him as a low-end QB1 this season.

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Redskins | Positive negotiations with Kirk Cousins

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 09:56:27 -0700

Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins and the Redskins continue to talk about a long-term deal, according to general manager Scot McCloughan. The negotiations are considered positive, and McCloughan thinks a deal could be imminent. Cousins signed his franchise tag for close to $20 million on March 3. The deadline for a long-term deal is July 15.

Fantasy Tip: Cousins broke out for 4,166 yards and 29 touchdowns in leading Washington to a playoff berth in 2015. He hadn't played in more than six games before last season. Can Cousins do it again? That's the million dollar question. He should be able to put up nice numbers in the right matchups, but it's safer to draft him as a top-flight fantasy backup.

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Redskins | Kirk Cousins wants certain deal

Tue, 12 Apr 2016 16:48:39 -0700

Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins wants a lengthy, long-term contract from the Redskins -- something in the $19 million per year range, with $40 million in guaranteed money. Washington doesn't view him as that kind of starter yet, though.

Fantasy Tip: It remains to be seen if Cousins' 2015 breakout campaign was an anomaly or a sign of what's to come. He's a fringe starting fantasy quarterback this year, but it's probably safer to draft him as your QB2.

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Redskins | Kirk Cousins to talk deal soon

Fri, 11 Mar 2016 16:20:22 -0800

Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins is expected to talk about a long-term extension again once free agency dies down, according to president Bruce Allen. Despite placing the franchise tag on Cousins, Washington wants to reach a long-term deal with him.

Fantasy Tip: Cousins cashed in after a breakout season in 2015. He can surely put up QB1 numbers for daily gamers certain weeks, but he's more of a high-end fantasy backup moving forward.

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Redskins | Kirk Cousins ready for offseason program

Fri, 04 Mar 2016 18:11:42 -0800

Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins plans to fully participate in all aspects of the offseason program and preseason preparation, with or without a long-term, according to a league source.

Fantasy Tip: It sounds like Cousins is focused on continuing to improve as a player, but it remains to be seen if he can repeat his performance from last season. Draft him as a fantasy backup in 2016.

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Redskins | Kirk Cousins' salary fully guaranteed

Wed, 02 Mar 2016 23:26:01 -0800

Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins signed his franchise tag Thursday, March 3, and his $20 million salary is fully guaranteed.

Fantasy Tip: Despite his huge payday, Cousins is still not a recommended QB1 in fantasy play. View him more as a bye-week replacement or No. 2 QB in leagues which require two signal callers.

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Redskins | Kirk Cousins signing tender

Wed, 02 Mar 2016 17:02:16 -0800

Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins will sign his franchise tender the morning of Thursday, March 3.

Fantasy Tip: As stated earlier, Cousins is coming off a breakout season and should be viewed as a borderline starting fantasy quarterback, just don't get your hopes too high that he'll duplicate last year's output.

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Redskins | Kirk Cousins could sign soon

Wed, 02 Mar 2016 16:21:06 -0800

Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins could sign his franchise tag soon, according to a source, and possibly as soon as the end of business day Wednesday, March 2.

Fantasy Tip: It would behoove Cousins to sign sooner rather than later. This is a win-win situation for both parties, but especially for the Redskins. They can hold off on a long-term deal for the time being while waiting to see if last season was an anomaly for Cousins. He did have a breakout campaign, but Cousins shouldn't be considered more than a fringe QB1.

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Redskins | Kirk Cousins had teams' interest

Tue, 01 Mar 2016 17:36:45 -0800

Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins received the franchise tag Tuesday, March 1, but the Denver Broncos, Philadelphia Eagles and New York Jets were included in the teams who were monitoring his situation beforehand.

Fantasy Tip: Cousins would have been one of the more attractive quarterbacks if he hadn't been tagged. He could still sign a long-term deal, too, but Washington now will have a chance to see if Cousins can duplicate his solid 2015 season. Cousins is not an every-week fantasy starter, though, and is best suited as a bye-week replacement or starter in good matchups.

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Redskins | Kirk Cousins plans to sign tender

Tue, 01 Mar 2016 11:56:26 -0800

Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins plans to sign his franchise tender and will participate in the offseason program.

Fantasy Tip: It looks like Cousins and the Redskins have avoided what could have been a sticky and tense situation, although it was already somewhat tense in the first place. Cousins has another season to prove last season wasn't a fluke and still gets paid. He's a fringe QB1 but should be viewed more as a QB2.

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Redskins | Franchise tag for Kirk Cousins

Tue, 01 Mar 2016 10:30:49 -0800

Washington Redskins impending free-agent QB Kirk Cousins is having the non-exclusive franchise tag placed on him Tuesday, March 1.

Fantasy Tip: Other clubs can still negotiate with Cousins, but the 'Skins have a right to match any offer while trying to get a long-term deal wrapped up. Cousins had a breakout year in 2015 and should be a low-end QB1 consideration in fantasy drafts this fall.

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Redskins | Kirk Cousins likely for transition tag

Mon, 29 Feb 2016 06:28:37 -0800

Updating an ongoing story, Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins seems most likely to receive the transition tag before the Tuesday, March 1, deadline.

Fantasy Tip: Cousins figures to stay in Washington next season after a breakout 2015, which pegged him as a midrange QB1 in fantasy.

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Redskins | No tag decision for Kirk Cousins yet

Fri, 26 Feb 2016 12:17:52 -0800

Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins impending free-agent QB Kirk Cousins' future with the team is still uncertain since the Redskins have not decided if they will place the franchise tag or the transition tag on Cousins at this point, according to a source. It is believed that the team is currently leaning toward not using the franchise tag on Cousins.

Fantasy Tip: The Redskins still have some time to work on a long-term deal with Cousins, but they may allow him to hit the free-agent market if they do not use the franchise tag. Cousins should have a decent chance to start for a team next season and could be a No. 2 quarterback in some fantasy leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ProFootballTalk.com - Mike Florio

Redskins | Kirk Cousins trade possible

Fri, 26 Feb 2016 11:01:20 -0800

Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins has prompted the team to keep all their options open, which include tagging him or trading him.

Fantasy Tip: Cousins had a breakout season last year and is firmly in the midrange QB1 mix in fantasy.

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Redskins | Kirk Cousins to receive a tag

Fri, 26 Feb 2016 10:33:28 -0800

Washington Redskins impending free-agent QB Kirk Cousins will receive either the franchise or transition tag from the Redskins, according to a league source.

Fantasy Tip: Cousins had a breakout season last year and vaulted himself into the midrange QB1 mix in fantasy.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

Redskins | Washington still talking to Kirk Cousins

Wed, 24 Feb 2016 16:58:38 -0800

Washington Redskins impending free-agent QB Kirk Cousins remains in discussions with the team regarding a long-term contract, although the side appear to have reached an impasse. General manager Scot McCloughan remains optimistic and has said it isn't a foregone conclusion the Redskins would have to apply the franchise tag on Cousins by the March 1 deadline. "There are conversations going on every day. I know (Cousins) respects the Redskins quite a bit, and I know he wants to be here. ... I've been through this many times, and it takes a little time. It's not something you do overnight," McCloughan said.

Fantasy Tip: Cousins is a near-lock to remain in Washington, so the only mystery at the moment is whether or not he will sign long-term or receive the franchise tag. In the extremly likely event Cousins returns to the Redskins, owners can consider him a matchup-based QB2 with upside in 2016.

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Redskins | Kirk Cousins deal unlikely?

Wed, 17 Feb 2016 16:17:51 -0800

Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins' chances of a long-term deal aren't likely, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Fantasy Tip: Cousins could still receive the franchise tag, but there is a gap in negotiations for a long-term deal and it doesn't look like that deal will get done, at least not in the near future. He'll probably still play for the Redskins next season, the question is how long will he play for them after that? For now, view him as a backup fantasy quarterback.

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Redskins | Kirk Cousins was on the mark

Wed, 17 Feb 2016 09:20:49 -0800

Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins led the NFL with a 69.8 completion percentage in 2015, which was also good for second-best in franchise history.

Fantasy Tip: Cousins and the 'Skins have broken off talks on a long-term extension, but that doesn't necessarily mean he won't be back in Washington next year. He could have the franchise tag slapped on him. Either way, Cousins' fantastic 2015 season has earned him a starter's job wherever he goes in 2016. His fantasy value would probably be higher if he stayed in Washington, but either way he's likely a low-end QB1.

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Redskins | No rift with Kirk Cousins

Wed, 17 Feb 2016 08:28:42 -0800

Updating previous reports, Washington Redskins impending free-agent QB Kirk Cousins' contract talks aren't contentious, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. However, a long-term deal is not expected anytime soon.

Fantasy Tip: Cousins was awesome after Week 8 last season, and he thrust himself into the midrange QB1 mix.

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