Kirk caught just two of six targets, amounting eight yards during Sunday's 26-14 loss to the Chiefs. In Sunday's loss to Kansas City, the rookie wideout posted his worst receiving output since Sept. 9 when he debuted against Washington (four yards on one reception). Though he's been targeted a combined 26 times over Arizona's past four games, Kirk has hauled in just 53.9 percent of those attempts -- a drastic drop-off from 76 percent over the first five weeks of the season. A promising matchup approaches in Week 11, as Kirk and the Cardinals receiving corps will be opposing Oakland's bottom-10 pass defense (over 260 yards surrendered per game).
Kirk caught three of seven targets for 42 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 18-15 win over the 49ers. Kirk was relatively quiet for most of the game, but his 9-yard touchdown grab put his team ahead for good with just 34 seconds left on the clock. He's been somewhat productive of late, averaging 65.3 yards per game with two touchdowns over his last four. Interim offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich stated his desire to focus on feeding the likes of David Johnson and Larry Fitzgerald, but Kirk's rapport with quarterback Josh Rosen should keep him involved on a weekly basis. He'll be on bye next week before taking on the Chiefs in Week 10.
Kirk caught six of seven targets for 77 yards during Sunday's 27-17 loss to the Vikings. Kirk led the team in catches and yards on the day, finishing behind only Larry Fitzgerald in terms of targets. He didn't do much damage outside of his long gain of 35 yards, but it was still encouraging to see the rookie lead the team in receiving for the third time in four games. Kirk has clearly developed a rapport with quarterback Josh Rosen and seems like the Cardinals receiver to own in fantasy given his emergence over that period of time. He certainly still benefits from Fitzgerald's presence and could be heavily involved again Thursday against the Broncos if the veteran draws 1-on-1 attention from standout defensive back Chris Harris.
Kirk caught seven of eight targets for a career-high 90 yards in Sunday's 16-14 loss to the Bears. Kirk was involved in a minor car accident Wednesday, but barely missed any practice time and looked good in Sunday's loss. In fact, the rookie wideout was easily the Cardinals leading receiver, as no other pass catcher had more than four receptions or surpassed 35 yards. His production has increased each week, and a switch to rookie quarterback Sam Rosen could be coming soon after Sam Bradford was benched in the fourth quarter Sunday. While Rosen doesn't have the strongest arm in the league, he's likely to aggressively challenge defenses more than Bradford. In Week 4, Kirk will square off against Seattle.
Kirk (back) doesn't have a designation for Sunday's game against the Bears, Scott Bordow of The Athletic reports. Kirk made a sudden appearance on Thursday's injury report, the result of a car accident one day previous. After a limited session Thursday as he tended to a back injury, he didn't miss a single rep Friday, paving the way for active status Week 3. Kirk's target count increased from two in the season opener to five last weekend, but he's parlayed those looks into a meager five catches for 31 yards and no touchdowns to date.
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