WR Christian Kirk - Arizona Cardinals
|5-11, 200||Born: 11-18-1996||College: Texas A&M||Drafted: Round 2, pick 2018|
News you need to know
From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Nov 18): Kirk was limited to short catches against the 49ers, but he and the Cardinals offense continues to improve. He should be a strong play in Weeks 15 and 16 with Cleveland and Seattle on the schedule.
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Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36
Christian Kirk's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 11 vs SF (9 / 6 / 41 / 0 rec, 1 / 1 / 0 rush)
Kirk's impact against the 49ers went beyond the box score as the second-year receiver drew three defensive pass interference penalty, two down the field and another on third down. Kirk added a third-down drop to his performance, making for a tepid stat line despite a hearty nine targets and coming off a three-touchdown effort against the Buccaneers last week. The 49ers held Kirk in check in their previous meeting as well with Kirk totaling 6-49-0 on 14 targets against their divisional foe this season.
2019 Week 10 vs TB (10 / 6 / 138 / 3 rec)
Kirk had a career day against Tampa Bay, seeing a team-high 10 targets and breaking his scoreless streak on the season with three touchdowns. Kirk did not get started until the late first quarter but was unstoppable over the final two quarters and change with two long touchdowns and adding a seam touchdown off a tipped pass. Kirk also added a fourth-down defensive pass interference penalty in the closing seconds to keep Arizona's comeback hopes alive. Kirk was stifled against the 49ers two weeks ago and get San Francisco again in Week 11.
2019 Week 9 vs SF (5 / 2 / 8 / 0 rec, 1 / 8 / 0 rush)
Kirk led the team in targets but with a paltry five looks as Arizona's play count sagged as the 49ers controlled the game in the Week 9 home loss. Kirk was stuffed on a screen pass and Kyler Murray missed a wide open Kirk on a third-down target. Kirk showed speed to the corner on an end-around rush, his lone play of note in the game. The Buccaneers offer an ideal rebound matchup in Week 10.
2019 Week 8 vs NO (11 / 8 / 79 / 0 rec, 1 / 19 / 0 rush)
Kirk returned to the Cardinals lineup after a three-game absence to a hearty 33% team target share. Kirk did not see a target until the mid-second quarter, but more than doubled any other Arizona player in terms of targets. Kirk excelled in the short-to-intermediate game on hitches, slants, and comeback routes, but also added a big-play opportunity on a long pass if not for an inaccurate throw from Kyler Murray. Kirk added a 19-yard end-around rush to his successful day. The 49ers offer a substantial test for the second-year receiver in Week 9.
2019 Week 4 vs SEA (5 / 4 / 37 / 0 rec, 1 / 6 / 0 rush)
Kirk saw an early season-low five targets against Seattle as the Arizona passing game as a whole struggled in the home loss. Two of Kirk's receptions came in clear garbage time and a deep comeback route earlier in the game, Kirk's biggest play, was called back of offensive pass interference. Kirk looks to rebound against Cincinnati in Week 5, a pass defense which as struggled after quality slot and after-the-catch options this season. Kirk suffered an ankle injury late in the game that could sideline him.
2019 Week 3 vs CAR (12 / 10 / 59 / 0 rec)
Kirk has been a target vacuum over the first three weeks of the season and Week 3 against Carolina was no exception with a hearty 12 targets. Kirk added yards after the catch on several occasions including breaking a tackle on a screen pass, turning upfield after a hitch route and turning crossing routes and jet sweeps into additional yardage. Kirk's lone downfield opportunity was a perfect throw by Kyler Murray which Kirk surprisingly dropped as Arizona's passing game struggled to press Carolina's secondary most of the game.
2019 Week 2 vs BAL (8 / 6 / 114 / 0 rec)
After a sluggish Week 1 on 12 targets, Kirk turned into an impact player against Baltimore this week. Kirk made two adjustments to the ball, a rare inaccurate throw from Kyler Murray and another on a back-shoulder seam reception to highlight his performance. Murray also delivered a perfect deep corner route to Kirk for more than 30 yards. Kirk nearly added a touchdown as he took a swing pass down to the one-yard-line. Kirk has clearly been a top target (along with Larry Fitzgerald) in the Cardinals' wide receiver-centric offense through two weeks.
2019 Week 1 vs DET (12 / 4 / 32 / 0 rec, 1 / 12 / 0 rush)
Kirk collected 12 targets against Detroit, a hearty 22% of the team total. However, Kirk and Kyler Murray were not on the same page for many of the pair's possible connections. Kirk was wide open on a slot fade route, which Murray missed high, one of his most glaring misses of the game. They did connection on a key third-down slant in overtime and a game-tying two-point conversion in the closing seconds of regulation. Kirk was buried in behind Larry Fitzgerald in production this week, but the usage and upside were present with quickly developing Kyler Murray.
Latest NewsCardinals | Six catches for Christina Kirk (Sun Nov 17, 10:39 PM) - 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. link to story Cardinals | Christian Kirk explodes for 138 yards, three TDs (Sun Nov 10, 07:37 PM) - Arizona Cardinals RB Christian Kirk registered six receptions for 138 yards and three touchdowns in Week 10 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Our View: Kirk had the breakout game of his young career against the abysmal Bucs secondary. He's red hot and will be tough to bench despite his poor result in Week 9 against the Cardinals next opponent, San Francisco.
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