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What to do with DeAndre Hopkins, Christian Kirk, Larry Fitzgerald in Week 17 of the fantasy football playoffs

We go over the fantasy football outlook of DeAndre Hopkins, Christian Kirk ahead of the Cardinals Week 17 matchup against the Rams.

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (10) against the Philadelphia Eagles at State Farm Stadium.  Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE: Christian Kirk has been placed on the COVID-19 IR list and will NOT play. The Cardinals are not optimistic Fitzgerald will play, but he could push for it with the team shorthanded, per Adam Schefter.

The Arizona Cardinals wide receiving corps has a talented mix of players with DeAndre Hopkins, Christian Kirk and Larry Fitzgerald with one standing above the rest. If you have any of them on your fantasy football roster, here’s an overview of the position this weekend.

Fantasy Football analysis: Cardinals WRs DeAndre Hopkins, Christian Kirk, Larry Fitzgerald

In their last time out, Kirk led the group with 76 yards receiving, catching seven of 10 targets. In addition, Hopkins caught eight of 12 balls thrown his way for 48 yards, and Fitzgerald caught six of eight targets for 28 yards.

Fitzgerald is listed as a game-time decision with a groin injury, and Hopkins was limited in practice this week dealing with an injury to his hip.

Arizona has every reason to put together a solid performance because a Cardinals victory would mean they qualify for the playoffs. On the other side, the Rams should be plenty motivated because they can get in with a victory as well.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

Hopkins is the only Arizona wide receiver worth starting in this matchup. He is a borderline No. 1 options in Week 17, while Kirk and Fitzgerald should only be used in the deepest of leagues.