By Kyle Yates (FantasyPros), Fri, Sep 17th 2021, 3:25pm EDT
One of the issues that has plagued Christian Kirk from a production standpoint over the past few years is that he's been miscast in this Cardinals offense. He's always been a talented WR, but with Larry Fitzgerald still on the roster - and dominating the slot snaps - Kirk was never able to land where he's the most effective. Now, Fitzgerald is no longer in town and Kirk lined up 95% of the time in week one out of the slot. What did it translate to for fantasy football? A top-8 finish at the WR position in week one. While Kirk only saw a 15.6% target share, he reeled in all five of his targets for 70 yards and two scores. He was utilized all over the field and he should have another very productive performance this week. He'll draw coverage from Mackensie Alexander this week, who is allowing 1.39 Yards Per Route Covered. Kirk should be in your lineup as a high-end FLEX option for week two.