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This Week Outlook
The Cardinals placed WR Christian Kirk on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
Kirk won't play in Week 17 against the Rams. This puts a lot on DeAndre Hopkins' plate, who will be matched up with star CB Jalen Ramsey all afternoon.
Christian Kirk caught 7-of-10 targets for 76 yards in a 20-12 Week 16 loss to the 49ers.
Kirk had just 11 targets in his previous three games, but was targeted a season-high 10 times by Kyler Murray in Saturday's Week 16 loss to the 49ers. The 49ers played DeAndre Hopkins very well, and Kirk was the beneficiary of that as Murray looked his way early and often. The Cardinals take on the Rams in Week 17, and with Jalen Ramsey likely shadowing Hopkins, Kirk could once again have a busy day.
Christian Kirk caught 3-of-4 targets for 14 yards in a 26-7 win over the Giants in Week 14.
Kirk has gone missing in the Cardinals offense. He hasn’t topped three catches or 19 yards in a single game since Week 11. He’s becoming harder and harder to trust each week, and should only be considered a WR5 at this point for Week 15 against the Eagles.
Christian Kirk caught 1-of-3 targets for just two yards in a 38-28 loss to the Rams in Week 13.
Kirk played on a season-high 94% of the snaps against the Rams, but he couldn’t get anything going. It didn’t help that Kyler Murray only looked his way three times. Kirk has just four catches for 21 yards in his last two games. He’ll look to get back on track in Week 14 against the Giants, but really can’t be trusted as anything more than a WR4 in that game.
Christian Kirk caught 3-of-6 targets for just 19 yards in a Week 12 loss to the Patriots.
Kirk played on 86% of the snaps with Larry Fitzgerald inactive for this one, but wasn’t able to capitalize on the opportunities. The entire Cardinals offense was stymied by the Patriots defense, so look for Kirk and the entire offense to play a bit better in Week 13. It won’t be easy however as they face the Los Angeles Rams.