Christian Kirk
Christian Kirk
24-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Arizona Cardinals
2021 Fantasy Outlook
After an inefficient, injury-plagued 2019, Kirk bounced back somewhat in 2020, with six TDs, three 40-yard catches and a 100-yard game in 14 contests. At 5-11, 200, Kirk has average size and good speed (4.47 40), but he’s playing opposite one of the league’s preeminent target hogs in DeAndre Hopkins. The Cardinals also signed A.J. Green this offseason as the declining veteran replacement for Larry Fitzgerald, and then drafted wideout Rondale Moore in the second round. The other problem for Kirk is the exciting but erratic Kyler Murray, who does much of his damage on the ground. Kirk is only 24, so he’s just now reaching his peak, and Green is far from a lock to stay healthy, but his upside is probably modest. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $5.89 million contract with the Cardinals in May of 2018.
Hauls in three passes Sunday
WRArizona Cardinals
September 19, 2021
Kirk notched three receptions (on four targets) for 65 yards during Sunday's 34-33 win versus the Vikings.
ANALYSIS
Among the six Cardinals to be targeted by Kyler Murray in Week 2, Kirk matched No. 1 wideout DeAndre Hopkins with the fewest looks. Having said that, all three of Kirk's catches went for at least 10 yards, highlighted by a 35-yard looping pass from Murray down the middle of the field that set up Arizona at the six-yard line late in the fourth quarter, which ultimately set up a 27-yard field goal for the winning points. After two games, Kirk has accrued an 8-135-2 receiving line on nine targets, which indicates his efficiency in what has been a hyper-efficient passing attack under Murray. Kirk will look to keep it up next Sunday when the Cards pay a visit to Jacksonville.
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How do Christian Kirk's 2021 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
77.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
2.03
 
% Team Air Yards
30.0%
 
% Team Targets
13.8%
 
Avg Depth of Target
17.1 Yds
 
Catch Rate
88.9%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
1.9
 
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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Overall QB Rating Against
116.3
 
Cornerbacks
126.8
 
Safeties
65.8
 
Linebackers
125.5
 
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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
2020
2019
2018
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.
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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Scores twice in Week 1
WRArizona Cardinals
September 12, 2021
Kirk caught five passes for 70 yards and two touchdowns on five targets at Tennessee on Sunday.
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Preseason Week 3 canceled
WRArizona Cardinals
August 27, 2021
In a statement released by the Saints on Friday, it was announced that Saturday's scheduled preseason game between Kirk and the Cardinals at New Orleans has been canceled due to the impending impact of Hurricane Ida in the Gulf Coast region.
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Game moved up
WRArizona Cardinals
August 27, 2021
Kirk and the Cardinals are now scheduled to play the Saints at 1 p.m. ET on Saturday for their final game of the preseason, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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Looks healthy Friday
WRArizona Cardinals
August 14, 2021
Kirk caught his only target for a 34-yard gain in Friday's preseason win over the Cowboys.
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Limited in return to practice
WRArizona Cardinals
Ankle
August 5, 2021
Kirk (undisclosed) was limited Thursday in his return to practice and may not get back to full participation until next week, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.
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