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Kirk Cousins 2016 Fantasy Projection And Ranking
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Birth Date: ,
Holland Christian HS [MI]
Drafted: 2012 Washington Redskins
(Round: 4 #102)
|Kirk Cousins 2016 Fantasy Projection
||*Avg Games Played
||2015 Fantasy Ranking
|2016 Bye Week
||Head Coach Change
||**Coming Off Injury
||Depth Chart Change
||Higher Fantasy Avg then League
||Harder Schedule in 2016
||Better Defenses in 2016
||Better Pass Defenses in 2016
||Better Against Sub 500 Teams
|Kirk Cousins Previous Years Stats
|Year||Team||Gms||Recs||Rec Yds||Rec Tds||Pass Yds||Pass Tds||Rush Yds||Rush Tds||FGs||XPs||Fan Pts||Fan Pts Avg|
|Kirk Cousins 2016 Fantasy Analysis
Kirk Cousins has beaten his fantasy projection 3 straight years. His best fantasy QB ranking was #9 in 2015.
Cousins' fantasy game average per year has been going up for 3 years.
, and he was one of the top 50 most consistent players overall (ranked 29).
Career Experience Outlook:
Cousins is entering his 5th year in the NFL. Over the past 15 years, on average, QBs in their 5th year have seen an increase in fantasy pts per game of 0.56 from their 4th year.
Throughout his career Cousins has averaged 4.39 fantasy pts per game less than the league QB average. The average fantasy pts per game by QBs in 2015 was 17.55.
Depth Chart Change:
No Change in Depth Chart.
Based on prior performance, a change in roster skilled positions projects a lower fantasy average of (0.225) pts per game for Cousins. At the Running Back/Full Back position: Darrel Young (2015 Avg: .28 Pts/Game) and Alfred Morris (2015 Avg: 5.24 Pts/Game) have left the team, Matt Jones (2015 Avg: 6.78 Pts/Game) is now starting and Joe Kerridge has been added to the starting lineup. At the Wide Receiver position: Jamison Crowder (2015 Avg: 2.65 Pts/Game) has been added to the starting lineup. At the Tight End position: Niles Paul has been added to the starting lineup. Along the Offenisve Line: Josh LeRibeus is no longer starting, Nick Sundberg has left the team and Kory Lichtensteiger, Spencer Long, Morgan Moses and Brandon Scherff have been added to the starting lineup.
Based on the winning percentage of the teams on the schedule Cousins plays this year (109 - 99 - 0 0.524%) will be more difficult compared to the teams on the schedule from last season (102 - 106 - 0 0.490%), and last season's teams gave up more points (4,896) compared to this season's teams (4,720) so this could mean less fantasy points.
Performance Against Sub 500 Teams:
Cousins had a lower fantasy avg (13.50 pts/game) against winning teams last year compared to teams with a losing record (22.28 pts/game), so with a more difficult schedule for the upcoming season it could also be an indication of less points.
From a defensive standpoint, Cousins will face defenses that are stronger this year (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 16.69 - 3 Top 10 Defenses and 1 Top 5 Defense) compared to last season (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 18.15 - 4 Top 10 Defenses and 1 Top 5 Defense), and last season's teams gave up more passing yards (250 yds/game including 2 Top 10 Defenses and 2 Top 5 Defenses) compared to this season's teams (245 yds/game including 5 Top 10 Defenses and 2 Top 5 Defenses).
In Season Trends:
Throughout his career Cousins has had his best 4 game stretch during the third quarter of the year (20.00 pts per game), followed by the 1st quarter (19.22 pts per game), 4th quarter (17.09 pts per game) and 2nd quarter (15.19 pts per game). His best weekly fantasy average has been in week 15 (29.25 pts per game), week 3 (24.83 pts per game) and week 4 (20.33 pts per game), and his worst weekly average has been in week 14 (10.85 pts per game), week 5 (14.38 pts per game) and week 16 (14.57 pts per game).