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Christian Kirk

Christian Kirk

WR - ARI

Height: 5' 11"Weight: 200 lbsAge: 24College: Texas A&M

Week 2 Outlook

MIN @ ARI
Sun 4:05pm ET
Matchup (?)
Week Rank (ECR) WR #52
Projection 6.6 pts

Roster %

 
Yahoo
57%
 
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25%
 
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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.

I thought the drafting of Rondale Moore might gut Kirk's value, but he played 39 of 69 snaps and caught all five of his targets for 70 yards and a touchdown. Maybe we could still get the long-awaited Christin Kirk breakout. Kirk's probable matchup with Minnesota slot corner Mackensie Alexander is favorable.

Kirk was a suggested add last week, and you can bet your sweet bippy he'll be one now! Kirk torched the Titans to the tune of two touchdowns in Tennessee. Arizona will travel to Minnesota for another tantalizing trial in Week 2.

I'm labeling Kirk as a "sell" just as a warning before fantasy managers spend too much FAAB on him. Yes, the two TDs were nice, but Kirk played on just 54% of the snaps in Week 1. This doesn't mean he won't have a role this season, and perhaps additional fantasy-relevant weeks, but expectations should be kept in check.

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