Christian Kirk
Christian Kirk
23-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 (4.47 40) speed. He's quick enough to handle the slot, though Larry Fitzgerald and Hopkins will probably see most of the snaps there, 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.
Will avoid offseason surgery
WRArizona Cardinals
December 30, 2019
Kirk admitted that the ankle injury he sustained Week 4 troubled him in the second half of the season, but the wideout said he won't require surgery during the offseason, Kyle Odegard of the Cardinals' official site reports. "It's not a fun deal, but I didn't want to miss any more games," Kirk said, who sat out three contests before returning to action Week 8. "If I can get out there and contribute and help the team, I'm going to do it. But to get to the offseason and get healthy and get [the ankle] 100 percent, I can't wait to get it right."
ANALYSIS
Kirk said the ankle in question was "rolled up on" several times after he returned from the three-game absence, but he still finished with 68 receptions for 709 yards and three touchdowns, falling just short of beating out Larry Fitzgerald (75-804-4) for top honors in all categories among Arizona receivers. He'll likely take the next few weeks off to get the ankle right but otherwise shouldn't face any restrictions during his offseason training.
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How do Christian Kirk's 2019 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
78.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.26
 
% Team Air Yards
26.5%
 
% Team Targets
20.3%
 
Avg Depth of Target
9.6 Yds
 
Catch Rate
64.2%
 
Drop Rate
1.9%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
4.4
 
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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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Exceeds 65 catches, 700 yards
WRArizona Cardinals
December 29, 2019
Kirk caught seven of 10 targets for 60 receiving yards during Sunday's 31-24 loss to the Rams.
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Makes little impact in win
WRArizona Cardinals
December 22, 2019
Kirk failed to catch any of his five targets and gained nine yards on two carries in Sunday's 27-13 win over the Seahawks.
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Suiting up Week 16
WRArizona Cardinals
December 22, 2019
Kirk (ankle) is listed as active Sunday in Seattle, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
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Likely to suit up Sunday
WRArizona Cardinals
Ankle
December 22, 2019
Kirk (ankle), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game in Seattle, is expected to play, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Status in question for Week 16
WRArizona Cardinals
Ankle
December 20, 2019
Kirk (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's contest at Seattle.
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