Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins finished his second start of the season by falling short by one point.
Cousins had a chance to rally with the Redskins down 24-23, but three incompletions and a 4-yard dump-off to Roy Helu, Jr. amounted to a four-and-out. For the majority of the game, Cousins looked in the direction of Pierre Garcon, targeting him 18 times and connecting with his No. 1 11 times for 144 yards. Cousins finished the game completing 21 of 36 passes for 197 yards, one touchdown and one interception.
Fantasy Spin: It was far from the performance that fantasy owners were looking for, versus a Dallas Cowboys defense that entered Week 16 allowing the most points to opposing quarterbacks. Despite Cousins' near 400-yard performance versus the Falcons, Cousins struggled this week with ball placement, often throwing behind his receivers.
For fantasy owners still in action for Week 17, Cousins makes for a middling QB2 option versus the New York Giants.