College: Texas A&M | 2 years
Height: 5'11" | Weight: 200 lbs
Birth Date: 11/18/1996
Depth Chart: WR3.1
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 WR Christian Kirk caught six of his nine targets for 41 yards in a 36-26 loss to the San Francisco 49ers in Week 11. He also gained one yard on one carry.
Fantasy Spin: Kirk has been busy in recent weeks, catching at least six passes in three of the last four games. He can be a WR3 or flex option in PPR formats.
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Christian Kirk had six receptions for 41 yards in Week 11 against the San Francisco 49ers. His nine targets led the team. It was a rough matchup, but he still posted 10 points in point-per-reception leagues. Kirk will have the week off before facing the Los Angeles Rams Dec. 1. He'll remain a WR3 option.
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Christian Kirk broke out for six catches, 138 yards and three touchdowns last week. However, that momentum may halt against the San Francisco 49ers, which are one of the better teams against wideouts. Kirk has the talent and upside to overcome the matchup, though. Wide receivers have averaged 9.8 receptions for 102.8 yards and 0.4 touchdowns per game over the last five against the Niners. Kirk is still worthy of a WR3 play.
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Christian Kirk delivered six catches for 138 yards and three touchdowns in Week 10 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The yardage and touchdowns were both career highs. He doesn't have much time to savor it, though, as the San Francisco 49ers stand in the way next week with a tough matchup. Kirk will remain a WR3 in the Week 11 slate.
Arizona Cardinals RB Christian Kirk registered six receptions for 138 yards and three touchdowns in Week 10 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Fantasy Spin: Kirk hadn't recorded a touchdown all season, now he leaves with a total of three after Week 10. He'll look to build upon the momentum heading into Week 11, but he'll face a lot more resistance from the San Francisco 49ers.
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Christian Kirk is coming off his worst outing of his injury-riddled season with two grabs for eight yards. In fairness, it was a short week, and he just returned from a month-long absence due to an ankle injury. He'll have 10 days to freshen up, and his matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is bonkers. The Bucs allow receivers to score the most fantasy points over the last five weeks. In four games, they saw receivers spike nine balls in the end zone, which is tied for worst during that stretch with one fewer game than the other team. Kirk has averaged 5.7 catches for 54.8 yards per game in six games with no touchdowns on the season. That could change this week. In point-per-reception formats, he's at least a flex play.
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Christian Kirk had just two catches for eight yards in the loss to the San Francisco 49ers Thursday night. Kirk was targeted just five times. He'll have a better matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers next week as they are one of the worst at defending receivers the last five weeks. Look at Kirk as a WR3 in point-per-reception formats.
Arizona Cardinals WR Christian Kirk had two catches for eight yards on Thursday, Oct. 31, against the San Francisco 49ers.
Fantasy Spin: Kirk returned with a bang this past Sunday after missing three games, but he never got going Thursday night, catching two of five targeted passes for eight yards, which matched the second-lowest output of his career. Still, Kirk is the team's only receiver with a mix of experience and explosiveness, and he could be in for a big week against a Tampa Bay team that ranks 31st against the pass this year.
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Christian Kirk returned from a month-long ankle injury to catch eight passes for 79 yards in the Week 8 loss to the New Orleans Saints. He was targeted 11 times, and he's slowly becoming the team's most dynamic option at receiver. He's running into a brick wall this week with the San Francisco 49ers. The Niners have allowed the fewest fantasy points to receivers the last five weeks. They've only allowed receivers to go for 72 yards per game. Kirk is worth the flex play in point-per-reception formats, but he's a shaky start in other formats.
Arizona Cardinals WR Christian Kirk caught eight passes for 79 yards against the New Orleans Saints in Week 8. He was targeted 11 times during the game.
Fantasy Spin: Kirk returned to the lineup after missing a few weeks and returned to his No. 1 receiver role for the Cardinals. He will be facing a tough San Francisco 49ers defense next week but could still be at least a flex option in fantasy leagues.
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Christian Kirk caught eight passes for 79 yards in the Week 8 loss to the New Orleans Saints. He also had a 19-yard rush. It was Kirk's first game back in almost a month, and he returned to the WR3 conversation in point-per-reception leagues. Kirk will have a tough matchup against the San Francisco 49ers Thursday night, though. He will be in the flex discussion for Week 9.
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Christian Kirk (ankle) is officially active for Week 8 against the Saints. Kirk is making his return for the first time in the last three games. He'll immediately slide in next to veteran Larry Fitzgerald, with Trent Sherfield and Damiere Byrd likely to split snaps on the other outside spot. It remains to be seen how effective Kirk will be in his first game back, making him more of a risky WR4/flex in this spot against a Saints Defense that has been pretty stingy all year. Kirk's presence could open up more looks for Larry Fitzgerald inside.
Arizona Cardinals WR Christian Kirk (ankle) is active for Week 8's game against the New Orleans Saints.
Arizona Cardinals WR Christian Kirk (ankle) is expected to play in Week 8's game against the New Orleans Saints, according to a source.
Fantasy Spin: Kirk had been listed as questionable on the injury report after being a limited practice participant throughout the week. It appears as though he will be active for the first time in nearly a month but he has a difficult matchup this afternoon versus the New Orleans defense, so fantasy owners should keep him benched if they have better options available.
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Christian Kirk (ankle) is expected to play against the Saints on Sunday. Kirk hasn't been on the field since Week 4, but over the first three games of the season, Kirk was targeted 32 times. Operating as Kyler Murray's number-two option, Kirk could be ready to break out, though the Saints Defense is strong and might have something to say about that. You can play Kirk if you need to, though it's fair to play it safe and see how he's worked back in if you have another option.
Arizona Cardinals WR Christian Kirk (ankle) was limited during practice Friday, Oct. 25, and is listed as questionable for Week 8.
Fantasy Spin: Kirk has missed the last two games because of the injury, so fantasy players will need to check the inactive list for his status. He would be facing a tough New Orleans Saints defense if he plays and can be benched if better options are available.
Arizona Cardinals DE Zach Allen (neck) and RB D.J. Foster (hamstring) did not practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 8 against the New Orleans Saints. RB David Johnson (ankle) also did not practice during the week but is listed as questionable. LB Jordan Hicks (calf) was upgraded to a limited practice Friday, Oct. 25, and is listed as questionable. LB Dennis Gardeck (ankle), WR Christian Kirk (ankle), LB Haason Reddick (knee) and LB Zeke Turner (hamstring) were limited in practice all week and are also listed as questionable. LB Terrell Suggs (non-injury) did not practice Friday but does not appear on the injury report. WR Larry Fitzgerald (non-injury), DT Corey Peters (non-injury), TE Maxx Williams (ankle), DT Zachariah Kerr (ankle) and S Charles Washington (shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday and have also been removed from the injury report.
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Christian Kirk (ankle) will be a game-time decision for Week 8 against the Saints, according to head coach Kliff Kingsbury. Kirk is off the fantasy radar after not having played since Sept. 29 against the Seahawks. He hasn't done much other than a six-catch, 114-yard game on Sept. 15 against the Ravens this year and has played in only four contests and is still looking for his first touchdown of the game. If he returns, it'd be bad news for one of Trent Sherfield or Damiere Byrd on the outside. If Kirk returns, he'll be a shaky flex option in his first game after a long absence.
Arizona Cardinals WR Christian Kirk (ankle) remained limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 24.
Fantasy Spin: Kirk hasn't played since Week 4. No one has stepped up to run away with the No. 2 job in his absence, so he should step right back into a significant workload once ready.
Arizona Cardinals WR Christian Kirk (ankle) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 23.
Fantasy Spin: Kirk has been limited during practice over the last two weeks but has also been inactive for the last two games, so his status for Week 8 is uncertain. Fantasy players may want to look at other options since he would have a tough matchup if he plays in the game.