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Is Jordan Addison Still Playable After Struggles without Kirk Cousins?



Through the first eight games of the year, Vikings rookie WR Jordan Addison looked like he was on pace to break out in year as one of the top fantasy wide receivers in the NFL. That success was propelled by the excellent play of Kirk Cousins, who was getting the ball to him early and often - especially after Justin Jefferson went down with his hamstring injury. But once Kirk Cousins went down in Week 8, as well, Addison’s fortunes took a turn for the worst.



There hasn’t been a player in fantasy football this year that has seen a colder stop to his fantasy production in the middle of the season than Jordan Addison. After scoring 11 or more PPR fantasy points in all seven of his starts to begin the season, he’s failed to eclipse that mark once in any of his past five games. The issue? Quarterback play. The Vikings offense has bottomed out after starting off the Josh Dobbs era on fire, and that’s led to Addison being a prime bench candidate heading into the fantasy playoffs.


To add more context to just how sharp the downturn in production has been for the USC product: Addison scored seven touchdowns across his seven starts with Cousins to begin the season. Since then in five starts with the platoon of Dobbs, Mullens, and Hall, he’s scored zero touchdowns. Over the first eight weeks of the season, Addison was the WR14 in PPR points per game; through his last five, he’s the WR49.

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