No. 1: Quarterback Kirk Cousins
Fantasy football is all about stats, and Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins should be a top starting candidate, based off stats alone.
After all, Cousins is coming off his first Pro Bowl nod a year ago — a season in which he tossed for nearly 5,000 yards and had a 25-to-12 touchdown-to-interception ratio.
I could talk about the fundamental flaws behind Cousins’ game and why that will hurt his fantasy value this season, but you should go read more about this here.
Instead, Cousins will see a major drop in fantasy production this season because of his supporting cast.
Or lack thereof.
The Redskins lost offensive coordinator Sean McVay to the Los Angeles Rams head coaching gig last offseason. And Cousins’ top-two receiving options, wide receivers DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon, left via free agency as well.
These two wideouts certainly helped Cousins’ numbers last year with their catch-and-run ability.
And no one is in place for Washington to replicate these kinds of efforts.
That’s bad news for Cousins, who is widely being selected as a starting-caliber quarterback in most projections I’ve read.
Don’t be the fantasy football owner who goes that route.