Kirk brought in four of six targets for 50 yards and returned two punts for eight yards in the Cardinals' 28-21 loss to the Seahawks on Thursday night.
Kirk checked in third in receptions, receiving yardage and targets behind position mates Larry Fitzgerald and DeAndre Hopkins. The 24-year-old has found true standout production from a reception and receiving yardage standpoint hard to come by with the arrival of Hopkins this offseason, but Kirk has often made up for it with a knack for the end zone that's led to him scoring a career-high six touchdowns. He'll look to find paydirt once again after a two-game lull in a Week 12 matchup versus the Patriots on Sunday, Nov. 29.
Kirk recorded four receptions (on six targets) for 27 yards during Sunday's 32-30 win versus the Bills.
On the heels of a three-game stretch in which he compiled five touchdowns, Kirk wasn't on the receiving end of Kyler Murray's sole TD pass of Week 10 (that honor went to DeAndre Hopkins' game-winning Hail Mary grab). Still, Kirk leads the Cardinals with six scores through the air, which have supplemented nicely his 27 catches for 427 yards on 46 targets. He'll look to get back in the end zone Thursday against a Seahawks defense that has allowed the third-most touchdown receptions (13) to wide receivers this season.
Kirk caught five of eight targets for 123 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 34-31 loss to the Dolphins.
With DeAndre Hopkins struggling, Kirk led the team in targets, catches and receiving yards as he set or tied season highs across the board. The highlight of his day was a 56-yard touchdown grab in the second quarter that gave him five scores in his last three outings. Kirk now has three plays of at least 49 yards this season, and two have gone for touchdowns over the same three-game stretch. The Bills secondary could key in on Hopkins as well next Sunday, potentially setting up Kirk for another productive effort.
Kirk had five receptions (eight targets) for 37 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 37-34 win over the Seahawks.
Kirk shined in the national spotlight for the second consecutive game, hitting pay dirt twice after pulling off the same feat on Monday Night Football against the Cowboys last week. The recent explosion of touchdowns for the third-year man came out of left field, as he averaged just three scores each of his previous two seasons. Kirk -- a 5'11" slot receiver -- doesn't scream "red-zone target," but fantasy managers certainly won't scoff at his recent binge. Expectations for future production should be tempered in the event the wideout isn't able to maintain this rate of success in the red zone, as he is averaging just 3.0 receptions and 46.2 yards per game this season. However, until the scoring cools off, Kirk remains a solid fantasy option when the Cardinals resume play against the Dolphins following the team's upcoming bye week.
Kirk corralled two of his three targets for 86 receiving yards and two touchdowns during Monday's 38-10 win against Dallas.
It was not an especially busy night for the Cardinals' receiving corps, as the team was able to lean upon a ground attack that racked up 261 yards and three TDs on the night. DeAndre Hopkins paced the group with eight targets, but no Arizona player exceeded three receptions during the contest, while Kirk's 86 yards represented a team high. Kirk snagged a six-yard TD from Kyler Murray at the 12:58 mark of the second quarter, but the splash play came two drives later when he slipped behind cornerback Daryl Worley and corralled a Murray deep ball to complete an 80-yard score. Kirk has now posted 75-plus receiving yards in back-to-back contests, after managing just 25.3 yards per game over his first three appearances of 2020.
Kirk caught five of seven targets for 78 yards in Sunday's 30-10 win over the Jets.
The third-year receiver came into Sunday with only 76 receiving yards through three games, in part due to a groin strain. However, Kirk was able to more than double that total against a fairly hapless Jets secondary. With Kirk now 100 percent and DeAndre Hopkins drawing plenty of attention, the former could be poised for another big game in Week 6 against a reeling Cowboys defense.
Kirk hauled in three passes on five targets for 19 yards and a touchdown in Week 4 against the Panthers.
Kirk returned to the field after missing the team's Week 3 contest against Detroit. He managed to find the end zone for a three-yard score late in the third quarter. However, he was outgained by the likes of Dan Arnold and Chase Edmonds, though his performance was salvaged by the score. In three healthy games, Kirk has not surpassed five targets.
Kirk (groin) is active for Sunday's game at Carolina.
After sitting out Week 3 due to a groin issue, Kirk managed to log limited sessions Wednesday through Friday before being tabbed as a "game-time decision" for Sunday. That said, Adam Schefter of ESPN later reported that Kirk was expected to play Week 4, pending a pregame workout. Now that Kirk has been given the all clear for game action, he'll look to be a more consistent option in the Cardinals' passing attack after turning just four touches into 60 yards during the first two outings of the season.
Kirk (groin) is expected to be available for Sunday's game at Carolina, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
The 23-year-old and fellow wideout DeAndre Hopkins (ankle) were both labeled game-time decisions by coach Kliff Kingsbury on Friday, but both players are apparently expected to play against the Panthers. Kirk worked as a limited practice participant all week, so it's not a major surprise he'll be ready to go if he can avoid a pregame setback.
Kirk (groin) will be a game-time decision for Sunday's matchup with the Panthers, Kyle Odegard of the Cardinals' official site reports.
The same goes for star wideout DeAndre Hopkins, whose ankle injury kept him off the practice field all week. Kirk, on the other hand, managed limited practices Wednesday through Friday, leading to a 'questionable' tag on the final injury report. He could see extra targets if he's active and Hopkins isn't, though there still would be some risk with a guy who caught only three passes over the first two games of the season and then missed Week 3. All eyes will be on the Cardinals' inactive list Sunday morning ahead of their 1:00 p.m. ET kickoff.
Kirk (groin) practiced in a limited capacity Thursday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Like the absent DeAndre Hopkins (ankle), Kirk maintained his activity level from one day prior. With two of the Cardinals' top three wide receivers banged up, there could be more chances for the likes of Larry Fitzgerald, Andy Isabella, KeeSean Johnson and even Trent Sherfield to produce Sunday in Carolina. In the end, Friday's injury report will give a sense of the WRs available to Kyler Murray this weekend.
Kirk (groin) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.
On the same day Kirk returned to the practice field, DeAndre Hopkins didn't join him due to an ankle injury. The Cardinals have yet to touch on the severity of Hopkins' concern, but it'll be something to watch as the week goes on due to the trickle-down effect it could have on the likes of Kirk and the team's other wideouts. Still, Kirk may not be out of the woods himself as it pertains to his groin issue, which forced him to sit out Week 3 against the Lions.
Kirk (groin) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Lions, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Kirk dropped from 77 percent snap share and five targets in the season opener to 61 percent snap share and four targets Week 2 against Washington. It isn't clear that was related to the groin injury, but we do now know Kirk will miss at least one game. Andy Isabella and Trent Sherfield are the candidates to see snaps alongside DeAndre Hopkins and Larry Fitzgerald in three-wide formations, with Isabella's 4.31 speed making him a better fit for the downfield role Kirk (20.4 aDOT) has been used in this year.
Kirk (groin) isn't participating in the media-access portion of Friday's practice, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Absent from practice for a third straight day, Kirk figures to have a designation on the final injury report, though it remains to be seen which one. The lack of practice participation suggests a game-time decision is the best-case scenario.
Kirk (groin) isn't on the field for the open portion of Thursday's practice and will go down as a non-participant for the second straight day, Kyle Odegard of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Kirk sustained the groin injury in the Cardinals' Week 2 win over Washington, and though he wasn't forced to exit the contest and played 61 percent of the offensive snaps, his movement was clearly affected by the issue. The Cardinals will see if the back-to-back maintenance days are enough for Kirk to heal up, but he'll likely need to practice in at least a limited fashion Friday just to garner a questionable designation heading into Sunday's game against the Lions. If Kirk ends up sitting out Week 3, added reps at receiver could be in store for Andy Isabella, Trent Sherfield and/or KeeSean Johnson.
Kirk didn't practice Wednesday due to a groin injury.
Kirk has got off to a slow start this season, hauling in a 49-yard catch and otherwise totaling 11 yards on his three other touches through two games. His offensive snap count decreased from 77 percent Week 1 to 61 percent this past Sunday against Washington. Perhaps the groin issue is to blame, but his status nonetheless should be watched closely as the weekend draws closer.
Kirk netted two catches (on four targets) for 57 yards and had a three-yard carry during Sunday's 30-15 win against Washington.
The bulk of Kirk's production occurred on a 49-yard bomb from Kyler Murray in the second quarter that led to a Zane Gonzalez field goal. Otherwise, Kirk has been relatively quiet this season, accounting for 11 yards from scrimmage on three touches. With Murray focusing most of his attention on DeAndre Hopkins (22 targets), his remaining passes have been split relatively evenly between Larry Fitzgerald (12), Kirk (nine), Chase Edmonds (nine), Dan Arnold (six) and Kenyan Drake (four). While that breakdown isn't exactly brewing with opportunity for Cardinals not named Hopkins, Kirk should have the occasional standout performance.
Kirk recorded one catch (on five targets) for zero yards during Sunday's 24-20 win in San Francisco.
Following the arrival of DeAndre Hopkins in the offseason, Kirk was bumped down the depth chart, but one could argue that the attention the former brings would open up opportunities for the latter. Instead, Kyler Murray targeted Hopkins 16 times, more than tripling Kirk's mark. Kirk also matched the target share of Larry Fitzgerald and Chase Edmonds, while ranking third among Cardinals wide receivers in offensive snaps (63 of 82) behind Hopkins (77) and Fitzgerald (65). Better days are to come for Kirk, but his output may be more volatile with Hopkins in the fold.
Quarterback Kyler Murray believes each of Kirk, DeAndre Hopkins and Larry Fitzgerald can record 1,000 receiving yards in 2020, Cameron La Fontaine of 12 News KPNX reports. "Yeah for sure, I definitely think that's possible," Murray said.
One could argue that the addition of DeAndre Hopkins will decrease the target shares of the other receiving options in the Cardinals offense after he averaged 159.5 targets per season over the last six years for the Texans. On the other hand, Hopkins draws so much defensive attention that he inevitably will open things up for the likes of Kirk, Fitzgerald and Kenyan Drake. Despite tending to an ankle injury for most of 2019, his second in the NFL, Kirk put up a 68-709-3 line on 108 targets across 13 contests. An improved rapport with Murray and Hopkins' presence could allow Kirk to challenge for the first 1,000-yard campaign of his career.
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."
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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