College: Texas A&M | Rookie
Height: 5'11" | Weight: 200 lbs
Birth Date: 11/18/1996
2019 Bye Week: 12
Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 WR
Kirk had his season cut short because of a broken foot but was able to play 12 games before the injury. He had a solid rookie campaign, finishing with 43 receptions for 590 yards and three touchdowns. He had four games with 75-plus yards. He did not have a 100-yard showing on the season, though, and fewer than 30 yards four times. The Cardinals really had some issues at the quarterback spot, though. A more stable quarterback situation should be a plus for Kirk, who is expected to start from day one this year. Kirk doesn't have great size, but is good on underneath routes and catches the ball very well. He isn't great on downfield throws just yet, but is becoming better in that area. Kirk does his best work on shorter routes at this stage of his career, making him a good move-the-chains player.
FANTASY OUTLOOK: Kirk will improve in year two in an offense that should provide him plenty of targets. He can take a big step forward. Expect around 70 receptions for 1,000 yards and seven or so scores. He can help as a No. 3 or 4 fantasy receiver.
The stage was set for the Christian Kirk breakout. Everyone was excited for it. Playing for the league's worst offense with bottom of the barrel QB play, Kirk still managed 43 receptions for 590 yards in just 12 games. Then the Cardinals drafted not one, not two, but three wide receivers. This is a blessing in disguise. The reality is that Hakeem Butler and Keesean Johnson are unlikely to have significant roles as rookies. The best one of them can hope for is to play in four wide sets. Make no mistake about it - Kirk is the primary receiving target in Arizona. David Johnson may end up leading this team in targets, but Kirk has passed Larry Fitzgerald, who I anticipate will still be involved, but as more of a safety blanket/secondary role in what should be his final season. Andy Isabella will have an important role, but there will be targets to go around. Kyler Murray may push 600 pass attempts in Kliff Kingsbury's air raid offense. He may be able to support three fantasy viable receivers and Kirk is going to be leading the attack. His ADP is sure to rise over the summer, but it will never reach his ceiling. The breakout is coming. Kirk should be a reliable fantasy WR2 at a WR3 price. Buy.
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Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Christian Kirk has the potential to be a Pro Bowl selection in 2019, at least according to NFL.com's Marc Sessler. He is expected to be the team's deep threat, and if he is able to jell with rookie QB Kyler Murray the sky could be the limit for the second-year receiver out of Texas A&M. Head coach Kliff Kingsbury plans to spread out the offense and use plenty of four-receiver sets, and Kirk "has a good feel for (the offense)." Even if he is the No. 2 wideout behind future Hall of Famer Larry Fitzgerald, triple-digit targets and plenty of 100-yard games and scores could be in the offing.
Arizona Cardinals WR Christian Kirk seems primed to flourish and knows the offense, in the opinion of beat writer Darren Urban.
Fantasy Spin: Kirk had a 43-590-3 rookie campaign and tied his season high with eight targets in the season finale. His other eight-target game led to his best game of the year with seven grabs for 90 yards. He'll be a pick to click later in drafts.
Arizona Cardinals WR Christian Kirk is displaying a 'good feel' for the offense under new head coach Kliff Kingsbury.
Arizona Cardinals WR Christian Kirk has shown a 'good feel' for the offense, according to head coach Kliff Kingsbury.
Fantasy Spin: With his speed and explosiveness, Kirk could be one of the main beneficiaries of Kingsbury's offensive-minded approach and the addition of quarterback Kyler Murray. He's worth a look as a WR4, and he has the potential to emerge as a fantasy starter.
The word is that Arizona Cardinals second-year wide receiver Christian Kirk has been the best receiver on the roster this spring. This is after the team drafted rookie receivers Andy Isabella, Hakeem Butler and KeeSean Jackson all within the first 175 picks. While those rookies have a lot of upside in head coach Kliff Kingsbury's offense down the road, it's possible that Kirk could be the team's best receiver in 2019 as a breakout candidate after he hauled in 43 receptions for 590 yards and three touchdowns in 12 games last season. In an offense that will throw the ball plenty in 2019 with their rookie first overall pick in Kyler Murray, Kirk has an extremely high fantasy ceiling in Year 2.
Arizona Cardinals WR Christian Kirk could be used as 'a bubble screen guy where you get it in his hands' in the mold of Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen, according to one NFL executive.
Fantasy Spin: Kirk has flashed his explosiveness, albeit in sporadically, and finding more ways to put the ball in his hands is only going to increase his chances of producing big plays. Head coach Kliff Kingsbury's offense could be just what the doctor ordered to unleash Kirk's full potential, and he's a great target in the later rounds of drafts.
Arizona Cardinals WR Christian Kirk could be replaced as the return man by WR Andy Isabella, according to Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com.
Arizona Cardinals WR Christian Kirk caught six of the seven catchable passes thrown in his direction at least 20 yards down the field for 227 yards and a touchdown as a rookie in 2018, according to Pro Football Focus.
Fantasy Spin: Kirk broke his foot in early December but was starting to emerge as a playmaker for the woeful Cardinals. The new regime should suit him well, however, as the Texas A&M product was one of the draft's best run-after-catch receivers a year ago, and head coach Kliff Kingsbury's offense should allow for plenty of those opportunities. Kirk is a player fantasy owners should keep in mind as a deep sleeper in 2019.
Arizona Cardinals WR Christian Kirk (foot) expects to be fully healed from his broken foot by the end of February. Kirk suffered the injury in Week 12 last season. Doctors said his recovery process is going well. 'I'm doing all the things I can to make sure I'm the best me,' Kirk said.
Fantasy Spin: Kirk performed well overall as a rookie despite Arizona's disappointing year. He and Josh Rosen showed glimpses of a future dynamic duo. Even with Larry Fitzgerald returning, Kirk possesses WR3 upside as Arizona's No. 2 wide receiver.
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Christian Kirk (foot) is optimistic about his chances of participating in organized team activities this spring. The wideout broke his foot in Week 13 against the Packers and finished the year on Injured Reserve after a promising rookie campaign. "Im feeling great," Kirk told 98.7 FM Arizonas Sports Stations Burns & Gambo on Wednesday. "Recoverys going well, just being patient and making sure all aspects of my bodys 100 percent when I step back on the field during OTAs." Kirk led the team in receiving yards before his injury and was second to Larry Fitzgerald in yards (590) and third in catches (43). In his second season under new head coach and offensive mind Kliff Kingsbury, Kirk has a real chance to break out if the team fixes their offensive line issues.
Arizona Cardinals WR Christian Kirk (foot) said he is ahead of schedule in his recovery from a foot injury.
Fantasy Spin: Kirk showed promise as a rookie before the injury, and he should enter 2019 as the No. 2 option in the passing game across from Larry Fitzgerald. His success will be somewhat tied to the development of quarterback Josh Rosen, but Kirk will have WR3 potential.
Arizona Cardinals WR Christian Kirk (foot) said he is looking forward to playing in the offensive scheme that head coach Kliff Kingsbury will bring to the team. Kirk also said he will be fully healthy when offseason workouts begin.
Fantasy Spin: Kirk was limited to 12 games because of a foot injury but still caught 43 passes for 590 yards and three touchdowns. He should be the top option in the passing game for the Cardinals in 2019 and can be considered a No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues.