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Things to Be Thankful For (Fantasy Edition)

Here are a few things to be thankful for during this holiday season.

The Ageless Wonders: Once again, the Quarterback position is a position of stability. As just like in past seasons, the great quarterbacks have stayed great. Quarterbacks such as Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers, Big Ben, and Tom Brady have been their normal elite self. Each Quarterback is within the top 10 basically every week and has brought consistency across the NFL season.

The New Age Wonders: Some of the New Quarterbacks have stepped up their game this year. Names such as Jameis Winston, Marcus Mariota, Derek Carr, Dak Prescott, and Kirk Cousins are all young Quarterbacks who have leaped into top 10 territory for the season. All of them (for exception of Cousins which is his 5th year) are in their third season or less. Huge for Dynasty and keeper leagues.

First Round Picks: Subtract Deandre Hopkins, Adrian Peterson, and Todd Gurley, and you will realize that most first round picks have performed up to the measures in which you have them. You ask for consistency out of the early draft Picks. And it seems like most of them have done just that.

Return of the workhorse backs: One man running back committee has been a little bit of a lost art recently, but this year, it has swung back the other way. The following are dominating their workload: David Johnson, Le’Veon Bell, Melvin Gordon, Demarco Murray, Ezekiel Elliot, Lesean McCoy, and Lamar Miller and Todd Gurley. Some have performed better than others, but the touches are there. They should all be gone by the second round next year.

 

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Kirk Cousins Says Pay Him… But Should You Play Him?

Kirk Cousins is in a weird situation as a Quarterback. He has proven himself to be a quality quarterback for over a year and a half now. Known well as the person who backed up RG3 for a few years. But Jay Gruden put his trust into Kirk Cousins as his quarterback, but no one else truly has. Kirk Cousins, after last night’s game shouted at his GM “How you like me now.” This is because Cousins is playing on a Franchise Tag instead of the new contract he wanted last offseason. They wanted more proof. But do the fantasy owners need more proof?

In most 10 team, or even 12 team leagues, he was drafted more as a QB 2. But even when he was criticized in real life early in the season for missing opportunities, he was still pretty good. In standard league scoring, he his first five games of the season point totals were 9,19,18,17,12. Not great but not good awful either. Those included hard games against foes such as dallas, New York Giants, and Baltimore. But in his last five games, his points have been 16,21,24,18,27. That stretch included tough games against teams like Minnesota and the Eagles. But what about the future.

If Kirk Cousins has showed us anything is that he is pretty consistent. He has consistent weapons with Reed, Jackson, and Garcon. It appears the run game is improving. But he does have a tough schedule for the rest of the season which include at Arizona, at Philadelphia, against a good Chicago defense, and a tough Giants Defense. With that said, Kirk Cousins is still a safe play. With only 2 turnovers in his last 4 games, he has been protecting the ball better. And most of the defenses I named is even better against the run, so he will have to throw. Cousins is a safe play the rest of the way but don’t expect too many 25+ point games.