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News: 6 days agoCousins completed 20 of 32 passes for 238 yards and two touchdowns with an interception in Sunday's 34-28 loss to the 49ers.
Spin: He hit Adam Thielen for a pair of first-half scores, but the Vikings' passing game fell quiet in the second half and Cousins couldn't put together a game-tying drive during a scoreless fourth quarter. The 33-year-old QB has tossed multiple touchdowns in four straight games, a streak he'll look to extend -- albeit with better results -- in Week 13 against the Lions.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Cousins is back as Minnesota's starter after what was arguably his best NFL season. Cousins finished top-10 in completion percentage for the sixth consecutive season, ranked third in the NFL in YPA (8.3) and tossed a career-high 35 TDs. Believe it or not, the Vikings' offense tied for fifth in the NFL with 55 TDs in 2020. That included at least three scores in 13 of 16 games. Cousins adds the bare minimum with his legs and hasn't posted a top-10 fantasy campaign since 2017, so even with Justin Jefferson, Adam Thielen and Dalvin Cook at his disposal, the 33-year-old is best viewed as a mid-range QB2 with limited upside in Minnesota's run-heavy scheme.