We know DeAndre Hopkins is a must-start but can fantasy managers trust Christian Kirk or Larry Fitzgerald in a pinch for a start in a crucial week? We break down the analysis below.
Fantasy Football analysis: Cardinals WRs DeAndre Hopkins, Christian Kirk, Larry Fitzgerald
DeAndre Hopkins is the WR5 in standard-scoring formats on the season — you start him regardless of matchup.
Christian Kirk had a bit of a hot streak in Weeks 5-9, but recently, he’s been ice cold, averaging just 24 receiving yards per game since then. Over the past five weeks, Kirk has accumulated fewer non-PPR fantasy points than Mack Hollins, Chad Beebe and Gunner Olszewski. Hard pass.
Similarly, Larry Fitzgerald’s upside is capped by his unstable target share. He’s a touchdown-dependent play; don’t roll the dice.
Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation
Start DeAndre Hopkins as a WR1. Christian Kirk and Larry Fitzgerald are dart throws at best.