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Week 7 Outlook
Panthers WR Keith Kirkwood caught 1-of-2 targets for 13 yards in Sunday's Week 6 loss to the Bears.
Kirkwood totaled 13 yards on the day and drew a pair of targets, only converting one of them. Even with Curtis Samuel sidelined, Kirkwood could not get anything going.
Panthers WR Keith Kirkwood will undergo surgery to repair a broken clavicle he suffered in practice.
The undrafted Temple product spent the past two seasons with the Saints prior to joining a crowded Panthers wide receiver corps. Kirkwood played for Panthers head coach Matt Rhule when he was the coach at Temple, so there’s some familiarity there. Word is Kirkwood should be back sometime this season.
Adam Schefter on Twitter is reporting that the Carolina Panthers will be signing free agent wide receiver Keith Kirkwood to a one-year deal.
Kirkwood played a dozen of snaps in the Saints season opener last season, but he severely injured his hamstring and was placed on injured reserve the following week. Kirkwood was set to make his mark for the Saints last season after he showed glimpses during his rookie season in 2018 when he provided 13 receptions, 209 yards, and two touchdowns. By signing with Panthers it will give newly signed quarterback Teddy Bridgewater another weapon to throw too. Bridgewater will have chemistry with Kirkwood as they were teammates with the Saints for the last couple of seasons. Kirkwood will be a nice sleeper in deep dynasty leagues next season.
New Orleans Saints receiver Keith Kirkwood was placed on IR after suffering an injury in pre-game warmups for the Saints Week 2 meeting with the Los Angeles Rams.
With Tre'Quan Smith also limited the Saints have promoted Lil'Jordan Humphrey from the practice squad. Kirkwood's absence will not have much of an impact as the receiver logged just 12 Week 1 snaps (18.2 percent). That void could be filled by Lil'Jordan Humphrey, an impressive on tape, big-bodied receiver who struggled mightily at the NFL combine. He is a name to monitor in deeper leagues.
Saints WR Keith Kirkwood caught 1-of-3 targets for 30 yards and a touchdown in Thursday night's Week 13 loss to Dallas.
Although Kirkwood was held to only one reception in back to back games, they both went for scores. Outside of Michael Thomas, the Saints wideouts are hard to trust in fantasy due to a lack of volume going to anyone outside of Thomas or Alvin Kamara.