• Christian Kirk

  • WR
  • , Jacksonville Jaguars
  • 26
  • 200 lbs
  • 5' 11"
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Scouting report

by Neil Dutton

JAX WR Christian Kirk - Week 5 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 5 vs Houston Texans

Week 4 was comfortably Christian Kirk's worst as a Jacksonville Jaguar. He saw six targets but caught just two balls for 60 scoreless yards. Kirk also registered his first rushing attempt of the season, but this only brought him another three yards. Kirk's yardage has gone down every week of the season. After starting with 117 in Week 1, he has recorded 78, 72 and 60 in his last three games. Kirk finished Week 4 with 7.3 Half-PPR points as the WR42.

Kirk and his fantasy managers will be looking for a bounceback in Week 5 when the Jaguars take on the Texans. The Texans are currently ranked No. 18 in aFPA to wide receivers, so this will be no cakewalk. Still, Kirk projects for a high-end WR2 type outing in Week 5.

by Neil Dutton

JAX WR Christian Kirk - Week 4 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 4 at Philadelphia Eagles

Week 3 was another efficient day at the office for Christian Kirk. He saw nine targets in the win over the Chargers, reeling in six for 72 yards and his third touchdown of the season. Kirk amassed 16.2 Half-PPR points, good for WR14 numbers last week. Through three games, Kirk is commanding a 25% target share, averaging nine targets and 89 yards per game. He is currently the WR6 in Half PPR formats for the season.

Kirk faces a seriously stiff test in Week 4 against the Eagles. They rank No.1 in aFPA to wide receivers this season. Assuming Kirk continues to draw his weekly number of targets, he should be safely classed as a high-end WR2 in Week 4.

by Neil Dutton

JAX WR Christian Kirk - Week 3 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 3 at Los Angeles Chargers

Christian Kirk is enjoying quite the start to his time with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Last week, he caught all six of his targets for 78 yards and two touchdowns against the Colts, giving him 22.8 Half PPR points. He was the WR7 both for Week 2 and the season overall. Kirk has commanded 26.15 of the Jaguars' targets after two games.

Kirk's workload alone should keep him in contention for one of the top-12 performers at wide receiver this week, even though his matchup against the Chargers isn't the easiest on the slate. Still, volume is king when it comes to fantasy football, and at present Kirk has the eye of his quarterback. He's a solid WR2 option.

by Neil Dutton

JAX WR Christian Kirk - Week 2 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 2 vs. Indianapolis Colts

Christian Kirk was paid big money to come into Jacksonville and be the focal point of the passing attack. After one week, this situation seems to have come to pass. Kirk commanded a 30.8% target share in Week 1, reeling in six of his 12 targets for 117 yards. His deeds earned him 14.7 fantasy points in Half PPR formats, giving him WR19 numbers for the week.

The Colts allowed the Texans wide receivers to combine for 12 receptions and 139 yards last week, but managed to hold them out of the end zone. Kirk is not likely to dismantle the Colts' secondary in Week 2, but if his Week 1 usage carries over then he should be able to remain a viable WR2 option.

by Neil Dutton

JAX WR Christian Kirk - Week 1 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 1 at Washington Commanders

Christian Kirk enjoyed a career year as a member of the Arizona Cardinals in 2021, reeling in 77 passes for 998 yards with five touchdowns to boot. His success in the real world didn't make him a fantasy superstar, but he had some moments. Kirk averaged 10.1 Half PPR points per game and finished as a top-12 player twice, but only finished as the WR26 on the season.

Kirk signed a lucrative free-agent deal with the Jaguars this offseason and looks set to be the featured wide receiver in the offense. On paper, he has a pretty good debut ahead of him. The Commanders ranked 30th in aFPA allowed to wide receivers last season. But at this point, we still don't really know what to make of this team, the offense or the passing attack. Kirk should be seen as a WR3 in Week 1.

by Bob Harris

JAX WR Christian Kirk - 2022 Fantasy Football Outlook

2022 Fantasy Upside
Spend, spend, spend! As Profootballtalk.com put it, "Jacksonville continues to try to buy its way out of dysfunction..." The Jaguars started racking up their tab by agreeing to terms with Christian Kirk on a four-year contract worth up to $84 million. Based on that contract, Kirk will be asked to play a major role as the Jaguars try to build a better offense around quarterback Trevor Lawrence in head coach Doug Pederson's first season with the team. Kirk averaged 640 receiving yards over his first three years in the NFL before breaking through in 2021 with 982 yards on 77 catches. Not only were these career highs, but he averaged more yards per game than more proven teammates DeAndre Hopkins and A.J. Green. It made him a key part of an offense that finished 10th in the NFL in passing yards and 11th in total points. Arizona faded down the stretch after a hot start, finishing 11-6 before suffering a first-round loss to the Rams. Kirk was still a key part of the success as a consistent option who topped 50 receiving yards in 11 of 18 games, including the playoffs.

2022 Fantasy Downside
Kirk, who has yet to break the 1,000-yard mark as a pro, has never demonstrated the ability to serve as a true NFL WR1 -- and to handle the kind of coverage and attention that comes with it.

2022 Bottom Line
With a competent coaching staff, a talented-but-unproven QB and a WR1 paycheck, Kirk is a player who is positioned to outproduce your draft-day investment.

by Brandon Niles

ARI WR Christian Kirk - Week 17 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 17 at Dallas Cowboys

Christian Kirk had only 48 yards last week against the Colts, but he caught seven of his nine targets and now has 21 targets over his last two games. Kirk seems to be benefiting from the lack of DeAndre Hopkins in the offense, and although he’s been wildly inconsistent all year – cough… career – it’s still worth noting the uptick in targets.

This week, Kirk faces a Cowboys defense that ranks 24th in aFPA to opposing wide receivers. The Cardinals are likely going to need to throw the ball, and as mercurial of a performer as Kirk has been for fantasy managers, this might be a good week to take the risk with him. We have him ranked as a fringe WR2 option this week, making it worth starting him if you need help at the position.

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