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Experts' Pick
 
  Christian KirkC. Kirk
WR - ARI
Christian Kirk
vs. WAS, Sun 4pm EDT
Curtis SamuelC. Samuel
WR - CAR
Curtis Samuel
at TB, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Sep 20th, 2020
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 51# 54-
Best Rank# 28# 36-
Worst Rank# 88# 77-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. WAS at TB-
Matchup RatingThis is a 3 star matchup. WRs perform close to their average vs WASThis is a 5 star matchup. WRs perform better than their average vs TB-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rec2526
Rec Yds278282.5
Rec TD1.51
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total0.08.2-
Avg Game0.04.1-
Avg Projection6.56.0-
Week 10.04.3-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
WeatherIndoor84 F, Clear-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Christian KirkC. Kirk
WR - ARI
Christian Kirk
Curtis SamuelC. Samuel
WR - CAR
Curtis Samuel
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at SF
5 tar, 1 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
vs. LV
8 tar, 5 rec, 38 yds, 0 td
1 rush, 5 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. WAS at TB
Week 3 vs. DET at LAC
Week 4 at CAR vs. ARI
Week 5 at NYJ at ATL
Week 6 at DAL vs. CHI
Week 7 vs. SEA at NO
Week 8BYE WEEK vs. ATL
Week 9 vs. MIA at KC
Week 10 vs. BUF vs. TB
Week 11 at SEA vs. DET
Week 12 at NE at MIN
Week 13 vs. LARBYE WEEK
Week 14 at NYG vs. DEN
Week 15 vs. PHI at GB
Week 16 vs. SF at WAS
Week 17 at LAR vs. NO
Player Projections Comparison
  Christian KirkC. Kirk
WR - ARI
Christian Kirk
vs. WAS, Sun 4pm EDT
Curtis SamuelC. Samuel
WR - CAR
Curtis Samuel
at TB, Sun 1pm EDT
Receiving
   
Receptions4.43.7
Rec Yards48.940.7
Rec TDs0.20.2
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.50.9
Rush Yards3.66.1
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points6.56.0
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Christian KirkC. Kirk
WR - ARI
Christian Kirk
Curtis SamuelC. Samuel
WR - CAR
Curtis Samuel
2020 Points 
Week 10.04.3
Week 23.9
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total0.08.2
Average0.04.1
Player Targets Comparison
  Christian KirkC. Kirk
WR - ARI
Christian Kirk
Curtis SamuelC. Samuel
WR - CAR
Curtis Samuel
2020 Targets 
Week 158
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Notes for Player Combination
  Christian KirkC. Kirk
WR - ARI
Christian Kirk
vs. WAS, Sun 4pm EDT
Curtis SamuelC. Samuel
WR - CAR
Curtis Samuel
at TB, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
When I thought about Kirk, all I could do was suck air through my teeth when thinking about his Week 1 performance that netted zero yards on five targets. What most don't realize is that he was the sacrificial lamb to Hopkins last week, playing almost all his snaps on Richard Sherman's side of the field. It obviously worked out. Ronald Darby is someone who's continually missed time over the last few years and is no longer the same player. Since the start of last season, he's allowed 42-of-68 passing for 745 yards and six touchdowns. Yikes. It certainly helps that his front four are generating pressure, which means he doesn't have to hold coverage too long. The longer he's asked to remain in coverage, the worse things get for him. While that's true with most cornerbacks, his 17.7 yards per reception highlights that. If Murray can buy time for Kirk to get downfield, this could be a bounce-back game for him. Think of him as a solid low-owned option to pair with Murray in tournaments. He's a risky WR4 option in redraft but one that could pay off.We heard all the negative reports about Samuel out of training camp, but he still went out there in Week 1 and garnered eight targets and one carry. He was the same inefficient player he was in 2019, totaling just 43 scoreless yards on those opportunities. Did you know that among 157 receivers who've seen at least 100 targets in a season over the last five years, Samuel's 0.96 yards per route run in 2019 was the worst? His 1.31 YPRR in Week 1 was slightly better than Seth Roberts. He did play 72.4 percent of his snaps in the slot, which actually gives him the best matchup on the field against the Bucs, as Sean Murphy-Bunting hasn't been what you'd call good at covering the slot. He's only played 17 NFL games, but in those games, he's been targeted 76 times for 55 receptions, 547 yards, and five touchdowns. Samuel posted 4/70/1 and 5/91/0 against this defense last year, so it's possible he turns out to be a decent play this week, though I'd play some guys with more proven track records over him. He should be considered a WR4/5 option who just might be a dark horse to lead them in receiving this week.