In virtually every fantasy football league in the world, Kirk Cousins wasn’t even considered as a quarterback option on draft day. He wasn’t even the top option on his own team for most of the offseason.
A lot has changed in four months. Cousins was a solid fantasy performer yet again last week, with 302 yards passing, one touchdown through the air and one score on the ground. Many fantasy owners desperate for a productive quarterback in the final stretch of the regular season rode him to a victory, proving yet again that you can win crunch-time fantasy games with waiver wire castoffs.
Cousins has been a viable quarterback streaming option for several weeks, most notably in a 4 TD performance against the Saints two weeks ago. So was Jameis Winston in Tampa Bay’s complete domination of the Eagles two weeks ago.
The lesson here is that it’s not too late to remake your lineup with spare parts as you look to make a final run to the playoffs or even solidify your roster if you have a postseason berth locked up. And if you’re completely out of contention, remember that it’s deeply immoral for fantasy owners to…