Kirk Cousins, QB, Minnesota Vikings
Cousins set a season-high for pass attempts with 39 in Week 5 against the Seattle Seahawks, as he completed 27 of them for 249 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. He has multiple passing touchdowns in two of his last three games, with a prime matchup coming in Week 6.
The Atlanta Falcons are allowing the most fantasy points to quarterbacks through Week 5. Accounting for the combination of Mitch Trubisky and Nick Foles in Week 3, they’ve allowed over 29 fantasy points (Yahoo!@ scoring) to the position in four of five games and over 310 passing yards in all five.
After a Week 7 bye, Cousins gets favorable situations and/or matchups in Week 8 (Green Bay Packers), Week 9 (Detroit Lions), Week 11 (Dallas Cowboys) and Week 13 (Jacksonville Jaguars). Week 12 against the Carolina Panthers could be a solid matchup too.
Cousins is a solid streamer for Week 6, especially for those who’ll be without Russell Wilson or Drew Bees on a bye. He’ll be worth hanging onto as a QB2 and streaming option in 12-team leagues after his own bye.
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