Player Outlook
Mullens will aim to keep the backup QB job behind Kirk Cousins in Minnesota this preseason. Mullens hasn't been awful when he's played, which is why he's potentially useful on the bench in the deepest of two-QB leagues for managers who invest in Cousins. But in most leagues, expect Mullens to be found on the waiver wire in the unlikely event Cousins misses playing time.

Fantasy Stats

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Year yds
Passing Yards
Touchdown Passes
Interceptions Thrown
Rushing Yards
Rushing Touchdowns
Fantasy Points
Fantasy Points per Game
2022 224 1 1 8 123
2021 147 1 1111
3y Avg. 936 5 4 5 5711.4
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  • Vikings' Nick Mullens: Solid in preseason debut

    Mullens was 14-of-20 passing for 139 yards and a touchdown with no interceptions in Thursday's preseason loss at Seattle. Mullens had a solid performance while getting the preseason start while rookie Jaren Hall was underwhelming (2.6 YPA). Mullens looks to have a solid lead on the backup role to Kirk Cousins at this point.
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  • Vikings' Nick Mullens: Agrees to two-year deal

    Mullens agreed to a two-year, $4 million deal with the Vikings on Wednesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network repots. As expected, Mullens will stick in Minnesota and continue to operate as the primary backup to Kirk Cousins. The undrafted product out of Southern Mississippi was traded by the Raiders to the Vikings last year and appeared in four contests for Minnesota, completing 21 of 25 attempts for 224 yards, one touchdown and one interception across 54 offensive snaps.
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  • Vikings' Nick Mullens: Expected to re-sign with Minnesota

    Mullens is expected to re-sign with the Vikings, Field Yates of ESPN reports. The Raiders traded Mullens to the Vikings in August last year, and the quarterback served as the primary backup to Kirk Cousins during the 2022 campaign. The undrafted product out of Southern Mississippi figures to garner a similar role in 2023 if a deal is finalized soon.
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  • Vikings' Nick Mullens: Plays second half in win

    Mullens completed 11 of 13 passes for 116 yards and one interception during Sunday's 29-13 win against Chicago. Mullens took over in the second half for starter Kirk Cousins who was rested ahead of the playoffs. Mullens largely played with the second- and third-string offense but showed he's at least a steady hand as the backup.
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  • Raiders' Nick Mullens: Links up with Raiders

    Las Vegas signed Mullens to a contract Friday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports. Mullens looks primed to compete with Garrett Gilbert for the No. 2 gig behind Derek Carr. Last season, Mullens completed 20 of 30 pass attempts for 147 yards and one score in his lone appearance with the Browns.
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  • Nick Mullens: Restored to practice squad

    Mullens was restored to the Browns' practice squad from the COVID-19 list Tuesday. Mullens is likely looking at a promotion to the active roster this week to back up Case Keenum on Sunday against the Steelers. With Baker Mayfield (shoulder) out and the Browns cutting practice squad quarterback Kyle Lauletta on Tuesday, that leaves no competition for Mullens to earn the No. 2 spot on the quarterback positional depth chart.
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  • Nick Mullens: Back to practice squad

    Mullens reverted to the Browns' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's transaction log. Mullens drew a spot start at QB in Week 15. However, Baker Mayfield and Case Keenum both returned in Week 16, so the 26-year-old Mullens was a healthy scratch against the Packers. He will now head back to the Browns' practice squad
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  • Browns' Nick Mullens: Elevated from practice squad

    Mullens was elevated from the Browns' practice squad ahead of Saturday's game against the Raiders. Mullens will join the Browns' active roster ahead of Week 15 after Baker Mayfield tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday. If Mayfield is unavailable Saturday, Mullens will serve as Cleveland's No. 2 quarterback behind Case Keenum.
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  • Browns' Nick Mullens: Elevated from practice squad

    Mullens was elevated from the Browns' practice squad ahead of Thursday's game against the Broncos, Dan Labbe of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. Mullens will join the active roster for the first time this season to serve as the backup to Case Keenum since Baker Mayfield (shoulder) has ben ruled out. The 26-year-old is unlikely to see any playing time if Keenum remains healthy against Denver.
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  • Nick Mullens: Will serve as backup Thursday

    The Browns will elevate Mullens from their practice squad to serve as Case Keenum's backup for Thursday night's contest against the Broncos, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports. With Baker Mayfield (shoulder) ruled out for Thursday's contest, the Browns will elect to start Case Keenum and elevate Mullens to serve as his backup. The 26-year-old spent the preseason with Philadelphia, but he joined Cleveland's practice squad after Browns offensive assistant T.C. McCartney -- who coached Mullens in San Francisco -- vouched for him.
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  • Nick Mullens: Inks deal with Cleveland

    Mullens was signed to the Browns' practice squad Wednesday, Andrew Gribble of the Browns' official site reports. Mullens, who spent the 2021 preseason in the Eagles' camp, was on the field Wednesday, working behind Baker Mayfield and Case Keenum. He spent four seasons in San Francisco and started 16 games for the 49ers. That's where he worked with Cleveland offensive assistant T.C. McCartney, who vouched for him to the Browns' decision makers.
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  • Eagles' Nick Mullens: Forgettable preseason performance

    Mullens completed one of five passes for four yards and two interceptions during Friday's preseason loss to the Steelers. Managing to pull off a passer rating of zero, Mullens arguably had the worst preseason performance of the week despite only playing a handful of snaps. While this is not a great start in his bid to convince Philadelphia to carry three quarterbacks into the regular season, Mullens at least seems healthy after ending the 2020 campaign on injured reserve with an elbow injury.
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  • 49ers' Nick Mullens: Could require Tommy John surgery

    Coach Kyle Shanahan said Tuesday that Mullens may need Tommy John surgery to repair the UCL in his right elbow, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Regardless of whether surgery is necessary, the 25-year-old quarterback has already been ruled out for the season, and C.J. Beathard will take over under center. Mullens is still being evaluated, but if he needs Tommy John surgery, there's a chance he may be sidelined to begin the 2021 campaign as well.
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  • 49ers' Nick Mullens: Suffers late injury

    Mullens appeared to suffer an elbow injury late Sunday's 41-33 loss to the Cowboys, leading to his exit from the contest, according to Jennifer Lee Chan of NBC Sports Bay Area. Mullens completed 21 of 36 attempts for 219 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions before suffering the injury on the first play of his team's final drive, which finished in a Hail Mary touchdown thrown by C.J. Beathard. He will likely undergo testing to determine the severity of the injury in the coming hours, but with the 49ers' record now sitting at 5-9, it wouldn't be surprising if Beathard ends up starting next Saturday's matchup with the Cardinals.
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  • 49ers' Nick Mullens: Mixed performance in defeat

    Mullens completed 26 of 39 passes for 316 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions in the 49ers' 34-24 loss to the Bills on Monday night. The third-year quarterback extended what has become a familiar statistical pattern, putting together serviceable fantasy numbers that are marred by interceptions. On Monday night, Mullens' mistakes were particularly ill-timed, as both of his picks came in the second half with San Francisco down by multiple scores and attempting to mount a comeback. The second interception, which came in the end zone with 7:05 remaining, short-circuited an impressive eight-play, 70-yard march. Mullens now has six interceptions in the last four games, blemishing what has otherwise been strong play on his part. Jimmy Garoppolo (ankle) is in Arizona with the team and reportedly has an outside chance of returning for a Week 14 matchup with Washington, but a decision on his status may not come until later in the week. If he ultimately needs at least one more week to recover, Mullens figures to retain the starting job over C.J. Beathard for Sunday's contest.
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  • 49ers' Nick Mullens: Throws for 252 yards vs. Rams

    Mullens completed 24 of 25 pass attempts for 252 yards and an interception during Sunday's 23-20 win over the Rams. Mullens completed an impressive 69 percent of his attempts and averaged a respectable 7.2 yards per attempt. He failed to throw a touchdown pass while throwing an interception and taking two sacks, but he orchestrated the drive that resulted in the game-winning field goal for his first taste of victory since Week 3. Mullens is expected to start again next Monday against the Bills but seems unlikely to produce impressive fantasy totals.
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  • 49ers' Nick Mullens: Commits two turnovers vs. Saints

    Mullens completed 24 of 38 pass attempts for 247 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions during Sunday's 27-13 loss to the Saints. Mullens looked quite comfortable on the opening drive, completing 6-of-7 passes and capping it off with a short touchdown strike to Brandon Aiyuk. He struggled from that point on, however, and finished tied for his season low of 6.5 yards per attempt. Moreover, Mullen threw interceptions on his team's first and last possessions of the second half, ruining any chance of a comeback with Drew Brees (ribs) on the sidelines. He has now lost his last three starts while compiling an unsightly 3:5 TD:INT, but he should remain the starter after the team's upcoming bye week due to an injury to Jimmy Garoppolo (ankle) and C.J. Beathard's ineptitude.
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  • 49ers' Nick Mullens: Enters Week 8 action in relief

    Mullens completed 18 of his 25 pass attempts for 238 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 8 against the Seahawks. Mullens entered the game for the team's first drive of the fourth quarter after Jimmy Garoppolo was forced to leave the game with an ankle injury. Mullens led the team to three consecutive scoring drives, two of which were capped off through the air. The 49ers were losing 30-7 at the time Mullens entered the game, so he likely didn't see the Seahawks' most sophisticated defensive looks. Still, he put together a strong effort to get his team back in the game. Mullens may have the chance to start in Week 9 as San Francisco will have a short week heading into a matchup against the Packers on Thursday.
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  • 49ers' Nick Mullens: Plays half after Jimmy G injury

    Mullens completed eight of 11 passes for 71 yards and an interception after replacing the injured Jimmy Garoppolo (ankle) at halftime of Sunday's 31-13 win over the Jets. He also recorded two rushing attempts for minus-2 yards. Garoppolo was limping throughout the first half and San Francisco didn't need to take any chances with the starting quarterback after taking a 21-3 lead into the break, so Mullens got the call after halftime. The 25-year-old backup spent most of his time turning around and handing the ball off, leading one touchdown drive. If Garoppolo can't play against the Giants in Week 3, San Francisco would likely rely on the ground game while using Mullens in a game manager role.
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  • 49ers' Nick Mullens: Staying with Niners

    Mullens signed his exclusive rights free-agent tender Friday, Field Yates of ESPN reports. As expected, Mullens will remain with the 49ers after the club tendered him shortly before the new league year. Mullens will stick as Jimmy Garoppolo's backup for at least the upcoming season.
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