Fantasy Football outlook for the Minnesota Vikings in 2020

Kirk Cousins
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Kirk Cousins could turn into a value pick in fantasy football this season. He will be available in late rounds or on the waiver wire following your league’s draft. Cousins is not a quarterback that gets respect in fantasy. Yes, we know he is not Patrick Mahomes or Lamar Jackson but he is a capable starter that is going to play 16 games.

Cousins enters the 2020 season as the 24th ranked quarterback in fantasy. This puts him behind names like Gardner Minshew, Ryan Tannehill, and rookie Joe Burrow. This could be because of the fact that the Vikings have shown commitment to the running game in recent years.

Also, quarterbacks who are behind more often will have to throw the ball more which means putting up bigger fantasy numbers. However, Cousins has had no problem putting up numbers.

Minnesota will enter 2020 with plenty of weapons for their quarterback. In 2019, Cousins finished 15th among quarterbacks in fantasy points. He is not a high-caliber starting when it comes to fantasy but he is a capable backup. Cousins will be drafted in some leagues and it will be late. He is a good option to have on the bench in case your starter gets hurt or for his bye week.