Ilango Villoth goes deep into the free-agent pool to find upside adds who could pay off down the road, if not this week. You can do so right here: Factory Sports memberships. Cardinals are giving new HC Kliff Kingsbury a four-year deal, with a team option for a fifth year, per league source. That may have been a bit of wishful thinking, but Kirk proved to me that he can be very fantasy relevant. A second year of Kyler Murray in Head Coach Kliff Kingsbury’s system is convinced enough. Take a look at some of his stats from the first four weeks. Hidden Stat Line: Targets, Routes & Snaps from Week 6, Kyle Odegard of the Cardinals' official site. Kirk has a WR2 ceiling, but can definitely be considered a WR3 heading into the 2020 season. It will be something for fantasy owners to closely monitor as they will likely have to make adjustments to their lineups should Kirk miss this week and any games in the weeks ahead. Now, many may forget the Kirk even exists and that would be a mistake.
Christian Kirk had a massively productive college career at Texas A&M, catching 234 passes for 2,856 yards and 26 touchdowns in just three seasons. I would have no issue offering a future second-round pick + for him as I see him being a volume-based fantasy asset who can be productive WR2 in that role for a long time. As for the other rookies in Hakeem Butler and Keesean Johnson, Butler was placed on Injured Reserve before the team finalized its 53 man roster, which means he is ineligible to return this season. His promising rookie campaign, in a putrid offense, was cut short by a broken foot suffered in Week 13 of last year. He also showed his explosiveness by returning six kicks for touchdowns with the Aggies. I am also a contributor for finishfirstfantasy.com so check them out! 2020 Fantasy Outlook Kirk was set up nicely as the emergent top receiver on a fast-paced offense with a rising young star at quarterback. Subscribe to the newsletter at the bottom of the page its super simple! At 5-11, 200, Kirk has merely average size and decent speed (4.47 40). The longer the bar, the better their pass defense is. Get the latest fantasy news, stats, and injury updates for Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Christian Kirk from CBS Sports. He now has to contend with All-Pro WR DeAndre Hopkins for targets. This doesn’t mean that Kirk is irrelevant for fantasy of course.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 8, 2019. Capitalize on those instances. A data point that stood out to me when reviewing some of his production from the 2018 season was his snap share. We hope you have enjoyed this article. Before we project the future dynasty potential of Kirk, let’s take a look at what drew the Cardinals to him as he was coming out of college. While it’s not unusual for a new head coach to draft “his guys”, especially guys that compliment his choice at quarterback (sorry, Josh Rosen), the sudden depth at the wide receiver position left some wondering just how productive Kirk could be.
The Cardinals offense as a whole seems to be improving by leaps and bounds. Fantasy Impact We hope you enjoy this article. Kirk should have more success against teams number 2 corners. Scoring in just 1 game as one of a teams top 3 receiving options is rare. 2020 Outlook: So what can we expect from Kirk in 2020? Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Christian Kirk. All rights reserved. See red zone opportunities inside the 20, 10 and 5-yard lines along with the percentage of time they converted the opportunity into a touchdown.
If you do not own Kirk in your dynasty league, I would make offers for him, especially on the premise of his ankle injury. Even if he scored 3 times in that affair, you should be able to safely bet on Kirk hitting pay-dirt on a more consistent basis. Kirk may not be able to beat guys with blazing speed over the top, but he’s more than quick enough to work in short to intermediate areas that can allow him to thrive as both a volume receiver as well as someone who can generate yards after the catch. Kirk, none the less, had his moments last season even though he struggled to find the Endzone. The Cardinals drafted Christian Kirk in the middle of the 2nd round in the 2018 NFL Draft. Does he have the mid range WR2 ceiling like I had hoped? As I have mentioned in prior articles, the Big 12 Conference is often known for high scoring games, so that should be taken into account when evaluating players. He's quick enough to handle the slot, though Larry Fitzgerald and Hopkins will probably see snaps there, potentially forcing Kirk out wide. Kirk was quite the hype candidate last off-season. Kirk corralled two of his three targets for 86 receiving yards and two touchdowns during Monday's 38-10 win against Dallas. For Christian Kirk, in particular, his second year in Arizona comes with a team that drafted three wide receivers in the 2019 draft. It’s tough when a player only sees the field for a few plays but breaks off big plays and long touchdowns. He was drafted in the second round of the NFL by the Arizona Cardinals, who, to put it nicely, struggled offensively as a team throughout his rookie campaign. Christian Kirk catches just 2-of-4 balls for 57 yards in Week 2 Christian Kirk had two catches for 57 yards on four targets in Arizona's Week 2 win over Washington. I was fairly high on Kirk last season.