Fantasy Football: Waiver Claims for Week Two—Bernard Pierce

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Sep 14, 2014; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback

Kirk Cousins

(8) throws the ball against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the second quarter at FedEx Field. The Redskins won 41-10. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

2) QB Kirk Cousins, Washington Redskins

Kirk Cousins just inherited the starting gig in Washington after Robert Griffin III suffered what appears to be a season-ending injury by dislocating his ankle.

Enter Kirk Cousins, who has a track record of playing well after RG III goes down such that he is a fan favorite in Washington. All Cousins did on Sunday was go 22 of 33 for 250 yards and 2 TDs with 0 INTs.

Right now, it looks like Cousins will get his chance to show what he can do while starting for most of a season. While the Skins have committed too many resources (3 1st round draft picks) to Griffin, Cousins can put himself in position for a  big offseason payday by playing well.

Right now, he looks like he’s going to get that chance.