Christian Kirk
Christian Kirk
24-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Arizona Cardinals
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Kirk was set up nicely as the emergent top receiver on a fast-paced offense with a rising young star at quarterback. Then the Cardinals traded for DeAndre Hopkins. On a per-play basis, Kirk's 2019 numbers were poor - 10.4 YPC (29th among the league's 30 100-target receivers) and 6.6 YPT (28th). And he made few big plays - only six catches of 20-plus yards and one-catch of 40-plus. His 10 carries for 93 yards gave him a small boost, but he saw only 12 red-zone looks all year and scored a paltry three times. At 5-11, 200, Kirk has merely average size and decent speed (4.47 40). He's quick enough to handle the slot, though Larry Fitzgerald and Hopkins will probably see snaps there, potentially forcing Kirk out wide. Kirk is still slated to be the second receiver after Hopkins, with the 37-year old Fitzgerald getting some short looks, and this should be one of the higher volume passing attacks in the league. With Kyler Murray likely to improve in Year 2, Kirk has a good chance to contribute. Read Past Outlooks
RANKS
$Signed a four-year, $5.89 million contract with the Cardinals in May of 2018.
Comes off COVID-19 list
WRArizona Cardinals
January 13, 2021
The Cardinals activated Kirk (undisclosed) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
ANALYSIS
Kirk previously missed Arizona's loss to the Rams in Week 17 due to his placement on the list. The Cardinals didn't earn a postseason berth, but Kirk will now be free to return to team facilities for meetings and offseason workouts. Over 14 regular-season games in 2020, Kirk secured 48 of 79 targets for 621 yards and six touchdowns.
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How do Christian Kirk's 2020 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
65.6
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.18
 
% Team Air Yards
21.9%
 
% Team Targets
14.4%
 
Avg Depth of Target
11.8 Yds
 
Catch Rate
61.5%
 
Drop Rate
3.8%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
4.0
 
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Christian Kirk's measurables compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
5' 11"
 
Weight
200 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.47 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.45 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.09 sec
 
Vertical Jump
35.5 in
 
Broad Jump
115 in
 
Bench Press
20 reps
 
Hand Length
9.88 in
 
Arm Length
30.38 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2019
2018
A broken foot ended his season after 12 games, but Kirk was surprisingly efficient - 13.7 YPC and 8.7 YPT as a rookie - while playing in one of the league's worst offenses. At 5-11, 200, Kirk has just average size and decent speed (4.47 40). He's quick enough to operate in the slot - in fact he returned punts both last year and in college - and is dangerous in open space. The problem for Kirk is that the Cardinals not only picked up Larry Fitzgerald's $11 million base salary, but also drafted Andy Isabella in the second round and Hakeem Butler in the fourth. At press time, the pecking order among the four isn't entirely clear, but new coach Kliff Kingsbury should direct an up-tempo offense with plenty of passing, and rookie quarterback Kyler Murray has the skills to make it exciting. Kirk will have to start from scratch in a new system along with the rookies, but he got over his broken foot this past winter and is expected to be ready for training camp.
The 47th overall pick, Kirk couldn't have landed in a much better spot. Playing opposite 35-year old Larry Fitzgerald, Kirk could be the team's No. 2 WR out of the gate. J.J. Nelson is too slight to be more than an occasional field-stretcher, and Brice Butler is a 28-year old journeyman who's never had a significant role. At 5-11, 200, Kirk has average size and good speed (4.47 40). He can operate out of the slot or outside, and he's dangerous in space - he was an elite punt returner in college. Sam Bradford is competent enough as a quarterback, until 10th overall pick Josh Rosen takes over - either way, the passing game in Arizona should be better than last year. Kirk had charges of disorderly conduct and property damage, stemming from a February incident, dismissed by the Scottsdale City Court in May, so while he's not in any legal jeopardy, he has less margin for errant behavior than the rest of his rookie class.
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Goes to COVID-19 list, out Sunday
WRArizona Cardinals
Undisclosed
January 2, 2021
Kirk was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday and won't play in Sunday's game against the Rams.
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Notches season high in receptions
WRArizona Cardinals
December 26, 2020
Kirk caught seven of 10 targets for 76 yards during Saturday's 20-12 loss to the 49ers.
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Catches three passes Sunday
WRArizona Cardinals
December 21, 2020
Kirk notched three catches (on four targets) for 33 yards during Sunday's 33-26 win against the Eagles.
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Can't get going against G-Men
WRArizona Cardinals
December 13, 2020
Kirk caught three of four targets for 14 yards in Sunday's 26-7 win over the Giants.
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Remains quiet Sunday
WRArizona Cardinals
December 7, 2020
Kirk gathered in one of three targets for two yards during Sunday's 38-28 defeat to the Rams.
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