Kirk hauled in three of four targets for 77 yards, including a 59-yard touchdown during Sunday's 23-21 loss to Oakland.
The second-rounder from Texas A&M has enjoyed a mostly prosperous rookie campaign, but nearly all of his "start-worthy" fantasy outings come with a touchdown in tow. In three performances with a receiving score Kirk is averaging 15.8 PPR points per game, compared to 8.0 points per game in performances without one. The numbers don't bare out that he's an all or nothing, touchdown-dependent asset, but he's not exactly a high-floor option that can be plugged into a WR2 slot without second thought. He's averaging just 3.6 catches per game, but it's encouraging that his involvement in the passing attack has increased of late, even if only by a slim margin (30 targets in past five outings, compared to 24 targets through his first five). In Week 12, Kirk will be opposing a Chargers defense that ranks among the NFL's seven best teams in both receptions (113) and yards (1,477) allowed to wideouts this season.
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 nine-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 11.
Kirk's modest yardage total actually served a team high on the night, a testament to the struggles of Josh Rosen and the Cardinals' passing attack overall. Kirk also logged a team-best 27-yard catch, and he's now posted one reception of over 20 yards in four of the last five games. The 2018 second-round pick's speed affords him plenty of upside, but his production will likely continuing experiencing its fair share of fluctuation considering it's largely tied in to the fortunes of the inconsistent Rosen. Kirk will look to up his numbers when he faces the 49ers in Week 8.
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.
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