But it seems the vikes are all in on cousins. what does that move do to min skill players value?
Yeah, and that decision does baffle me. You have a guy who knows your players and they know him. He knows the playbook and you just went to the conference championship game with him in a season where he played great. It makes no sense to me as to why you'd want to move on from that.
If Cousins goes to Minnesota, every skill player on that team moves to my DND list. Why? Because people will think they're going to be better. I don't see how. As I said above, Minnesota QB's (Keenum and Bradford), last year were very efficient. They completed over 68% passes, for about 4,000 yards and had 25 TD's and only 7 Int's. Cousins' 3-year average is 4400 yards, 27 and 12 (completing 67% of his passes). Keep in mind that that 4400 yard average is boosted by 1 season at 4900 yards where as the other two average just over 4100. I think Cousins does about what Keenum and Bradford did. I'd say, 4200 yards and 26 TD's. That's what, 200 yards and 1 TD more. Heck, if only 1 guy got that, say on 12 receptions, that's bump of 2 points per game. Split that among 2 good receivers, a good TE, a RB and a splattering of other's here and there, and I think the best case scenario is about 0.3 ppg.
I think a lot of people will think Cousins will be a huge addition, I don't. I think people will over-draft Thielen and Diggs, and even Rudolph, I won't. I'll let people get disappointed in their production and maybe I can trade for them on a buy-low deal.