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Redskins | Kirk Cousins should be tagged

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 11:04:02 -0800

Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins is expected to receive the franchise tag before the franchise tag deadline Wednesday, March 1.

Fantasy Tip: 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.

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

Redskins | Kirk Cousins red-hot during middle of 2016

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 20:30:18 -0800

Impending free-agent QB Kirk Cousins was mostly average as a passer in September (79-of-124 for 989 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions) and December (85-of-134, 1,090 yards, four TDs and three interceptions) but excelled in October and November (combined 220-of-313 for 2,551 yards, 17 TDs and four interceptions).

Fantasy Tip: Included in that midseason explosion was a 375-yard, three-score performance against a shorthanded Green Bay Packers secondary and garbage-time inspired 449-yard, three-TD effort on Thanksgiving Day against the Dallas Cowboys. Cousins is likely to receive the franchise tag soon, but it fair to wonder if he deserves it. He is certain to be drafted as a QB1 in the likely event he remains with Washington this season, but he could disappoint with DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garšon likely departing via free agency.

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Redskins | Kirk Cousins tag would bloat cap space

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 06:41:53 -0800

Washington Redskins impending free-agent QB Kirk Cousins, who could potentially receive the franchise tag at $23.9 million, would account for 35 percent of the team's salary cap with CB Josh Norman ($20 million) and OT Trent Williams ($15.1 million).

Fantasy Tip: 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.

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Redskins | Kirk Cousins won't sign long-term deal?

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 21:36:53 -0800

Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins will not sign a long-term deal prior to the March 1 deadline when the club can apply the franchise tag, according to "a source with knowledge of the situation."

Fantasy Tip: 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.

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

Redskins | Jordan Reed endorses Kirk Cousins

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 19:16:47 -0800

Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed said bringing back impending free-agent QB Kirk Cousins should be a top priority this offseason.

Fantasy Tip: Reed is one of the best fantasy tight ends in the game when he isn't dealing with injuries. If Cousins is back under center in Washington in 2017, Reed should remain a TE1 in all formats.

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Redskins | Kirk Cousins wants tag?

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 20:12:14 -0800

Washington Redskins impending free-agent QB Kirk Cousins would prefer to receive the franchise tag again in 2017 because he doesn't want to remain with the team long term, according to former Redskins officials.

Fantasy Tip: 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.

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Redskins | No progress with Kirk Cousins

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 15:56:10 -0800

Washington Redskins impending free-agent QB Kirk Cousins and the Redskins have not yet come close to an agreement on a long-term contract, according to sources. Thus, placing the franchise tag on Cousins for a second consecutive year is a real possibility. If Cousins is tagged, he would earn $23.94 million compared to the $19.95 million he earned last season. The goal of both sides, however, is to hammer out a long-term deal.

Fantasy Tip: 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.

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

Redskins | 'High likelihood' Kirk Cousins is tagged?

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 16:02:22 -0800

Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins and the team have shown "no indications that the sides are venturing closer in negotiations" and as a result, Mike Jones of the Washington Post believes there is a "high likelihood" that Cousins receives the franchise tag for the second straight year. That means he'd receive a raise in salary from $20 million to $24 million for the upcoming campaign, but the Redskins would lose all future leverage in trying to lock him up after that.

Fantasy Tip: 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.

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

49ers | Kirk Cousins remains No. 1 choice

Sun, 05 Feb 2017 23:20:04 -0800

Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins remains the top choice of the San Francisco 49ers, should Cousins file for free agency.

Fantasy Tip: 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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Ian Rapoport

Redskins | WAS optimistic about Kirk Cousins deal

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 15:58:51 -0800

Washington Redskins president Bruce Allen said he is optimistic that the Redskins will be able to sign impending free-agent QB Kirk Cousins to a long-term deal. "I don't think it's as complicated as everyone wants to make it. And we'll get together with his agent, and I'm sure we'll come to an agreement," Allen said.

Fantasy Tip: 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.

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

Redskins | Kirk Cousins happy with OC choice

Sat, 28 Jan 2017 10:34:14 -0800

Washington Redskins impending free-agent QB Kirk Cousins said he is happy that the Redskins named Matt Cavanaugh as their offensive coordinator because he would not have to learn a new offense if he re-signs with the Redskins.

Fantasy Tip: 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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Redskins.com - Jake Kring-Schreifels

Redskins | Kirk Cousins played well against Dallas

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 17:18:07 -0800

Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins went 69-for-99 for 813 yards, four touchdowns and one interception against the Dallas Cowboys this season.

Fantasy Tip: 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.

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Redskins | Kirk Cousins willing to play under tag

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 11:13:14 -0800

Washington Redskins impending free-agent QB Kirk Cousins said he would be willing to play under the franchise tag if the Redskins place it on him for the second straight year.

Fantasy Tip: 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.

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

Redskins | WAS president says Kirk Cousins will stay

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 20:44:53 -0800

Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins will return in 2017, according to team president Bruce Allen. When asked, on a scale of 1-to-10, the likelihood of Cousins being back with the club next season, Allen said he'd put it as a "10." He also added, "Yeah, Kirk is our quarterback. He's played well the last two years. I know there's other speculation, but it doesn't come from the Redskins."

Fantasy Tip: 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.

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

Redskins | Kirk Cousins should return

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 15:02:08 -0800

Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins is expected to return to the Redskins, according to head coach Jay Gruden. Cousins will be on the free-agent market this offseason.

Fantasy Tip: 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.

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

49ers | San Fran likely to pursue Kirk Cousins

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 15:08:32 -0800

Impending free-agent QB Kirk Cousins will likely be pursued hard by the San Francisco 49ers, even if the Washington Redskins end up using the franchise tag on him again, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Fantasy Tip: 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.

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

Redskins | Kirk Cousins will be free agent

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 13:42:27 -0800

Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins will be an unrestricted free agent Thursday, March 9, at 4 p.m. EST

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Redskins | Kirk Cousins can still improve

Mon, 02 Jan 2017 14:39:25 -0800

Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins needs to improve reading coverages and making off-script plays if he wants to take his game to the next level, according to head coach Jay Gruden.

Fantasy Tip: 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.

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

Redskins | Kirk Cousins totals 300 yards, three TDs

Sat, 24 Dec 2016 15:56:55 -0800

Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins went 18-of-29 for 270 yards and one touchdowns and rushed five times for 30 yards and two more touchdowns in a Week 16 win over the Chicago Bears.

Fantasy Tip: 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.

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Redskins | No touchdowns for Kirk Cousins

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 22:08:34 -0800

Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins completed 32 of his 47 pass attempts for 315 yards, no touchdowns and an interception in the Week 15 game against the Carolina Panthers Monday, Dec. 19. He also rushed twice for a team-high 11 yards.

Fantasy Tip: The fact Cousins led the team in rushing with 11 yards shows you the kind of night the Redskins offense had against the Panthers. Cousins has emerged as a solid QB1 in most fantasy leagues, but this one didnĺt do much for their overall totals.

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Redskins | Kirk Cousins breaks his own record

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 19:13:58 -0800

Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins broke the franchise passing record for the second consecutive season. He set the mark of 4,166 yards last season, and posted 144 yards in the first half of the Week 15 game against the Carolina Panthers to give him 4,188 yards and counting with the second half, and two more games left to go.

Fantasy Tip: Cousins has emerged as a bona fide QB1 in most fantasy leagues with some huge statistical outings this season.

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

Redskins | Kirk Cousins throws two TDs

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 14:54:37 -0800

Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins was 14-of-21 for 234 yards, with two touchdowns and a pick-6 interception, in a win over the Philadelphia Eagles.

Fantasy Tip: 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.

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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.

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

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CBSSports.com - Jason La Canfora

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press - Stephen Whyno

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 Garšon 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.

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

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.

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

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.

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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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: SI.com - Albert Breer

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.

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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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