Vikings Fantasy Football Recap: Week 1 vs the Packers

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Kirk Cousins – QB

Kirk Cousins was efficient and calculated behind his new beefed-up offensive line. He completed 23 passes for 277 yards and two touchdowns on 32 total attempts.

If there was ever a season to bet on Cousins silencing his critics, this seems like the year. The new coaching staff believes Cousins is capable of winning a Super Bowl, and he’s playing in one of the most productive systems with game-breaking weapons.

His fantasy output should rank among the top-12 quarterbacks on the week, and he will be a consistent option throughout the year with top-5 upside in some matchups.

For fantasy managers who don’t have a mobile quarterback who will pad their point totals with rushing work, Cousins is a safe streaming option with a high floor.

Cousins faces off against the Eagles next Monday. Philadelphia’s defense has improved, but they could struggle trying to defend the Vikings’ trio of wide receivers.