Cardinals WR Christian Kirk (ankle, questionable) took limited practice reps again Friday and is questionable for Week 16. Kirk is considered a game-time decision. The Cardinals play late so this is a headache for fantasy owners.
ARI WR Christian Kirk - Week 17 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 17 at Los Angeles Rams
Christian Kirk failed to catch any of the five balls thrown his way last week against the Seahawks. He managed to gain nine yards on two rushes, but that was hardly good news for fantasy owners who lost championships because of him. He’s been largely ineffective for much of the season and continues to carry high risk-reward potential in any given game.
The Rams rank 11th in aFPA to opposing wide receivers this year and they held Kirk to just 23 yards on three receptions the last time these two teams met. His lack of production for much of the season combined with a difficult matchup and a likely game script that should favor the run game make Kirk too risky to trust in most leagues. He has some deep-league WR3 upside but coming off a bad week and now six games removed from his last really good fantasy outing, it’s safe to bench him if you have a more consistent option available.