Cousins completed 18 of 27 passes for 179 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 27-20 overtime win over the Rams. After turning the ball over three times in Week 1, Cousins took care of the football against the Rams and led the Redskins to the overtime victory. While it was another poor fantasy showing from Cousins, this could prove to be a buy-low spot. Washington has the weapons to succeed, and next week's matchup against Oakland could turn into a high-scoring shootout.
Cousins completed 23 of 40 pass attempts for 240 yards, one touchdown and one interception in Sunday's game against the Eagles. He also rushed four times for 30 yards and lost a pair of fumbles in the 30-17 loss. Cousins struggled to connect consistently with his receivers and completed just 58 percent of his passes on the day. He also committed some untimely turnovers as his team trailed into the fourth quarter, including an interception in the red zone and a dubious fumble that was returned for a touchdown. Cousins did display a developing rapport with new target Terelle Pryor and was effective as a runner. He will look to bounce back from a lackluster season debut next week against the Rams.
Cousins completed 10 of 19 pass attempts for 109 yards and a pick-six interception in Sunday's preseason win over the Bengals. The Redskins' first-team offense looked less than ideal in Sunday's "dress rehearsal" as the team failed to record a first-down in the first quarter, ending the first three drives with a total of minus-1 yards. After throwing a Vontaze Burfict pick-six to open up the second quarter, Cousins appeared to settle down a bit, leading the Redskins on a 75-yard scoring drive that was capped off by a Rob Kelley 1-yard touchdown run. However, Cousins never seemed to be on quite the same page as his wideouts, as his drives featured several short dump-off passes. His 47.9 passer rating Sunday doesn't exactly leave fantasy owners confident heading into Week 1, but there is still plenty of time to turn things around.
Cousins completed 14 of 23 passes for 144 yards with a touchdown and no interceptions in Saturday's 21-17 preseason loss to the Packers. Cousins and the Redskins offense got off to a ragged start over the first four possessions before embarking on a 10-play, 78-yard drive that culminated in a four-yard touchdown pass to Jamison Crowder. The veteran signal-caller played the entire first half and connected with seven different pass catchers, although running back Chris Thompson and Vernon Davis (a combined seven receptions on nine targets and 101 yards) encountered the most success. Cousins also managed to hook up with presumed top target Terrelle Pryor on one occasion for 11 yards. The first-team offensive unit could see even more playing a week from Sunday when the Redskins battle the Bengals in the third preseason game for both clubs.
Cousins won't play more than 1-2 series during Thursday's preseason contest in Baltimore, John Keim of ESPN.com reports. Playing under the franchise tag for a second consecutive campaign, Cousins is again betting on himself to parlay performance into a massive contract. In the Redskins' first exhibition, he'll only see the field for a brief stretch, instead focusing on game situation and working with head coach Jay Gruden on the headset for the first time. Once Cousins' time on the field comes to an end, Colt McCoy and Nate Sudfeld will take charge of the offense for the rest of the evening.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|4||10/03||@Kansas City Chiefs||22||19.50|
|6||10/15||San Francisco 49ers||27||20.67|
|11||11/19||@New Orleans Saints||32||33.00|
|12||11/24||New York Giants||15||18.00|
|14||12/10||@Los Angeles Chargers||23||19.50|
|17||12/31||@New York Giants||15||18.00|
|3 Year Avg||67.4||3598||21||11||55||3||283|