Kirk Cousins, QB, Washington
Cousins throws for 381 yards and 3 touchdowns (with two pics) in a heartbreaking 27-26 loss to the Falcons this week. Cousins, of course, replaced benched franchise quarterback Robert Griffin III.
In limited time before Week 15, Cousins was dreadful, throwing for a combined 12-for-25 with two interceptions and 107 yards in two games. Blech.
So, fantasy owners are looking at this situation wondering which one is Douglas Quaid and which is Hauser?
The matchup against Atlanta wasn’t exactly a strong one for opposing quarterbacks, but he was too good to ignore.
While I’m not ready to bet the house, but I kept him in one of my dynasty leagues based solely on his Week 15 performance last sseason when he completed 70 percent of his passes for 329 yards, 2 TDs and 1 INT and rushed three times for 22 yards.
He might never be a full-time fantasy starter, but depending on how deep your dynasty roster goes, he could be a serviceable QBBC-type if he gets traded.
Jamaal Charles, RB, Kansas City
I started this thing with Cousins because every recap in the world is going to talk about Jamaal Charles’ record-breaking performance. He caught all eight of his targets for 195 yards and 4 TDs he added 8-for-20 and a score on the ground for an absurd score that ranged from 50-65 points or more depending on your scoring system.
Adrian Peterson is a not-of-this-world talent. I hesitate to put call Charles better. But I drafted Charles No. 1 overall in a league this year and was ecstatic when I got him elsewhere in the top five at a couple other leagues.
He’s been paying off all season for smart fantasy owner, but his performance in Week 15 was enough to single-handedly carry some teams into the finals.
He’s got to be in the 2013 Fantasy Football MVP conversation