Kirk Cousins, QB, Redskins
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2012 Outlook:Last updated on Aug-23-2012 by Ben Standig
The Redskins "other" rookie quarterback, Cousins shined during his days at Michigan State. Many a scout suggested Cousins would be among the ready-made passers in the 2012 draft and early on in the preseason he's shown that take is not a stretch. He's no threat to Robert Griffin III, but there is an outside the Redskins fourth-round pick could unseat No. 2 Rex Grossman. Regardless, Cousins is a long term hold, but unless he gets traded, there really is no reason to roster him.
Last year the Redskins option-read offense frequently dominated under rookie QB Robert Griffin III, but changes are expected for 2014 because "Griffin wasn't happy about being exposed often on designed running plays," reports Jason Reid with the Washington Post. The former Heisman Trophy winner underwent knee surgery in January and is hoping to return for Washington's season opener against the Eagles.Fantasy Analysis:
Griffin led all of fantasy football in scoring until getting knocked out against the Ravens in Week 14 and then missed the following game against the Browns. RGIII threw for 3,200 yards and 20 touchdowns, but it's what he did with his legs that made him such a dynamic fantasy weapon. The No. 2 pick in the 2012 NFL Draft ran 120 times for 815 yards last year. As Rich Tandler with CSNwashington noted, since the merger only four quarterbacks have carried the ball more often. Of course not every run was a designed play call, but there were plenty of attempts to get the speedste rthe ball in open space. The biggest issue with RG3 for now involves health, but fewer carries could influence his fantasy value. Regardless, Griffin remains a top-10 fantasy option, but likely behind Colin Kaepernick and Russell Wilson.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors5/20 - Redskins reportedly changing offense to help QB Robert Griffin III
Average Draft PositionKirk Cousins was drafted in 15% of MyFantasyLeague.com leagues with an average drafting position of 309.00
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