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WR - ARI
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WR - NYG
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  Christian KirkC. Kirk
WR - ARI
Christian Kirk
Sterling ShepardS. Shepard
WR - NYG
Sterling Shepard
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. DET at DAL
Week 2 at BAL vs. BUF
Week 3 vs. CAR at TB
Week 4 vs. SEA vs. WAS
Week 5 at CIN vs. MIN
Week 6 vs. ATL at NE
Week 7 at NYG vs. ARI
Week 8 at NO at DET
Week 9 vs. SF vs. DAL
Week 10 at TB at NYJ
Week 11 at SFBYE WEEK
Week 12BYE WEEK at CHI
Week 13 vs. LAR vs. GB
Week 14 vs. PIT at PHI
Week 15 vs. CLE vs. MIA
Week 16 at SEA at WAS
Week 17 at LAR vs. PHI
  Christian KirkC. Kirk
WR - ARI
Christian Kirk
Sterling ShepardS. Shepard
WR - NYG
Sterling Shepard
Receiving
   
Receptions64.963.5
Rec Yards852.2839.6
Rec TDs4.84.9
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts2.02.1
Rush Yards11.412.5
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points114.9114.3
   
  Christian KirkC. Kirk
WR - ARI
Christian Kirk
Sterling ShepardS. Shepard
WR - NYG
Sterling Shepard
2018 Points 
Week 10.44.8
Week 22.72.4
Week 39.014.0
Week 43.515.7
Week 515.07.5
Week 67.73.7
Week 75.716.7
Week 810.23.4
Week 9
Week 100.89.6
Week 1113.72.2
Week 124.13.7
Week 137.72.8
Week 147.7
Week 153.7
Week 1611.0
Week 177.6
  Christian KirkC. Kirk
WR - ARI
Christian Kirk
Sterling ShepardS. Shepard
WR - NYG
Sterling Shepard
2018 Targets 
Week 127
Week 255
Week 387
Week 4510
Week 547
Week 677
Week 768
Week 878
Week 9
Week 1063
Week 1142
Week 1266
Week 1386
Week 146
Week 159
Week 167
Week 179
  Christian KirkC. Kirk
WR - ARI
Christian Kirk
Sterling ShepardS. Shepard
WR - NYG
Sterling Shepard
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
On a team with not much fantasy appeal, Kirk made a splash his rookie year, totaling 590 yards and three touchdowns on just 68 targets. Under new head coach Kliff Kingsbury, the Cardinals are going to be four-wide a lot, which will allow Kirk to get more time in the slot, opposite Larry Fitzgerald, which is where most thought he'd wind up. If Kyler Murray lives up to the hype, Kirk just might be a fantasy starter, and has the chance to overtake Fitzgerald as the top option on the CardinalsThere are many excited for Shepard's potential with Odell Beckham Jr. off to Cleveland. While his target potential has definitely improved, his role must now change, especially with Golden Tate being signed to seemingly take over the slot role that Shepard has occupied for the last few seasons. When playing on the perimeter, Shepard has seen 62 targets over the last two years and hasn't scored a touchdown. If you're drafting him, it's due to his increase in volume, because his efficiency will take a hit. You also need to know that he suffered a broken thumb during the first few days of training camp and is unlikely to play at all in the preseason. They're expecting him to be ready for Week 1, but it's something to monitor.
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
 He's beaten his current ADP in both of his full seasons, and that was playing 2nd fiddle to OBJ - Shepard is one of the better draft values going at WR
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
Kirk has had a lot of buzz this offseason and with good reason. Before missing the last several games with a broken foot, he put up excellent production despite catching passes from Josh Rosen in what was essentially a broken offense. Now with Kliff Kingsbury's system and Kyler Murray throwing him the ball, Kirk has all the makings of a breakout wide receiver. We still haven't quite seen what the offense can do and because Murray is a rookie, there's obviously a bit of risk. But he should be drafted as a WR3 with WR2 upside. 
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
 Should be Eli's de facto #1 making him a weekly WR3/flex option. WIll be much more valuable in ppr leagues.
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
Kirk is likely to start every game in Kingsbury's new quick-paced offense that may afford the Cardinals 75 snaps per game. Assuming Murray is even a moderately competent passer, that could make Kirk a WR3 or even WR2 if everything clicks.Most seem to be expecting Shepard to take a major step forward with Odell gone, and while that scenario is possible, it seems more likely that Tate, Engram and Barkley will prevent Shepard from realizing his upside as a target-hog WR2. Rather, expect south of 1,000 yards with just a handful of touchdowns once again.
Nick Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
Last season was a disappointment for the entire offense, and it's not surprising that his rookie season numbers didn't look good. The Cardinals ran the second fewest plays per game, and were last in points per game. This season they project to be in the top 5 in plays per gameā€¦leaning more pass heavy and they should at worst be around league average in points per game. Kirk is going to be the Cardinals top WR this season. I love Andy Isabella, and I think that he can have a good season as well, but Kirk is going to be the teams #1 this season. He was a second round pick last season, he had a good college dominator rating, a good SPARQ-x score and an extremely early breakout age. My current projection on him is 68/852/5.5...which isn't crazy high or anything, but it's an extremely reasonable projection, and one that I can easily see him hitting. Even that modest projection has him undervalued as the 33rd WR off the board, going in the late 7th to early 8th round.Shepard is a sneaky late round pick this season. With Odell gone Shepard assumes the role of top target in the offense. Obviously, it's not a good offense, but he's going to approach 1,000 receiving yards, and we saw them use him in the red zone when Odell went down last season. On the season he ranked just behind Odell in red zone targets, and he was their most targeted receiver in that area after Odell went down. A 1,000/8 season is well within his range of outcomes, which means he's being under valued in drafts.
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