Christian Kirk Fantasy Outlook Skyrockets Following Huge Performance Against Buccaneers in Week 10

Max Staley
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Entering Week 10, Christian Kirk had seemingly gotten unlucky this season. The Arizona Cardinals' rookie had seen 53 targets through six games played, but he hadn't been able to find the end zone.

In fact, Kirk had the second-most targets in the NFL among players who hadn't scored a touchdown this season.

That quickly changed in Week 10, though, as Kirk shredded the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' shaky secondary to the tune of six receptions for 138 yards and three TDs.

This always looked to be a great spot for Kirk, as the Buccaneers' entered the week surrendering a league-high 293.5 passing yards per game, but few expected him to put up 37.8 fantasy points in PPR formats this week.

While Kirk draws a tough matchup in Week 11, playing the vaunted San Francisco 49ers' defense, the rest of his schedule isn't too imposing. He'll draw solid matchups in the fantasy playoffs, playing the Los Angeles Rams in Week 15, and the Cleveland Browns in Week 16.

If this Week 10 explosion is any indication, Kirk could be a real asset once the fantasy playoffs kick off, though he's best viewed as a low-end WR2 or high-end WR3 moving forward.

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