The Kirk Cousins Experience – Week 14

What a week it was. Week 14, the first week of the fantasy playoffs for most leagues, was a devastating one for fantasy football and for the health of NFL players. Within the first sixty minutes of Sunday’s action, Andy Dalton, Tyler Eifer, Thomas Rawls, and Vincent Jackson were all done for the day. With them went the playoff hopes of many fantasy teams.

As those players left for their locker rooms, I watched as my fantasy teams struggled to score points. Thankfully, I was not alone in the low-scoring phenomenon, so I was able to sneak out wins in more than half of my games, but oof — this was a rough week.

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Week 14

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This was the first round of the playoffs in the Kirk Cousins league we have been following all year. I finished as the third seed, so I was matched up against the second seed.

Going into the game, I did not like that my opponent had many players in favorable matchups, but I thought I had a good chance.

Unfortunately, as luck would have it, my team fell flat, as you will know when you see my starting lineup below.

Here is what my roster looked like in Week 14:


QB Aaron Rodgers
QB Ben Roethlisberger
RB Thomas Rawls
RB Lamar Miller
WR Julio Jones
WR Calvin Johnson
WR DeVante Parker
TE Travis Kelce
K Josh Brown
D/ST Seahawks


First, let me start by saying that Daniel Lindsey was 100% right last week in commenting that I may have too quickly glossed over my QB situation, assuming I should start Ben Roethlisberger over Ryan Fitzpatrick. He was quite right, and my decision to stick to the high-flying Steelers QB let me down this week. So go ahead and give Daniel a follow on Twitter; he knows his stuff.

Even though I lost, I still plan to fight hard this week, even if it’s only the third-place game. My QB options are the same as last week, Aaron Rodgers (at OAK), Ben Roethlisberger (DEN), and Ryan Fitzpatrick (at DAL). My opponent had an even worse Week 14 than I did, so let’s hope that weakness continues and I end the year on a victory.

Whether you advanced in your own playoffs or not, I wish you all the best in Week 15, and a special good luck if you are streaming the QB2 position!

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