5'11'' / 200 lbs
Good to go off knee injury
Kirk (knee) participated in OTAs on Tuesday, Jaguar Report's John Shipley reports.
Kirk injured his knee in last season's playoff loss to the Chiefs, so this is the first real update on him since the Jaguars were knocked out. The 27-year-old wideout wasn't sporting a brace or anything at Tuesday's session, so it's probably safe to consider Kirk 100 percent healthy. With Calvin Ridley now in the mix off his suspension, there's added competition for targets in Jacksonville, but Kirk should remain a reliable source of WR2/3 fantasy production.
Fantasy Points by Week 2022
Weekly Stats 2022
|Fantasy Points||Betting||Receiving Stats||Routes Run|
|1 @WAS||Outdoor 74°||17.7||19th||2.95||3.0||43.5||12||6||117||0||19.5||11||8||0%||4||2||0||32%||81%||0%||18%|
|2 IND||Outdoor 81°||25.8||7th||4.30||3.0||43.5||6||6||78||2||13.0||7||6||0%||4||2||0||20%||59%||0%||38%|
|3 @LAC||Outdoor 81°||19.2||14th||3.20||6.0||45.5||9||6||72||1||12.0||8||4||0%||2||1||0||24%||54%||0%||42%|
|4 @PHI||Outdoor 57°||8.3||47th||2.77||6.5||46.5||9||2||60||0||30.0||24||6||50%||2||1||0||39%||52%||0%||43%|
|5 HOU||Outdoor 87°||2.1||93rd||2.10||-6.5||44.5||3||1||11||0||11.0||5||0||0%||0||0||0||7%||76%||0%||24%|
|6 @IND||Dome 60°||10.8||35th||2.16||2.0||41.5||5||4||24||1||6.0||4||2||0%||1||0||0||23%||53%||2%||42%|
|7 NYG||Outdoor 74°||17.1||15th||2.14||-3.5||42.5||10||7||96||0||13.7||11||3||0%||5||1||0||23%||71%||2%||24%|
|8 DEN||Dome 61°||7.0||57th||2.33||-1.0||40.5||7||3||40||0||13.3||6||8||0%||2||1||0||25%||68%||0%||32%|
|9 LV||Outdoor 81°||21.6||5th||2.70||2.5||47.5||9||8||76||1||9.5||7||3||0%||3||1||0||31%||75%||4%||17%|
|10 @KC||Outdoor 33°||31.5||4th||3.50||9.0||50.5||12||9||105||2||11.7||9||3||10%||5||1||0||31%||81%||0%||19%|
|12 BAL||Outdoor 77°||8.1||62nd||1.62||3.0||45.5||9||4||46||0||11.5||7||5||20%||3||0||0||24%||71%||0%||29%|
|13 @DET||Dome 41°||16.4||18th||2.73||1.5||51.5||8||6||104||0||17.3||11||7||0%||4||3||0||24%||79%||0%||21%|
|14 @TEN||Outdoor 54°||9.5||43rd||1.90||3.5||41.5||7||5||45||0||9.0||2||7||0%||1||1||0||17%||65%||0%||35%|
|15 DAL||Outdoor 54°||15.2||23rd||2.53||4.0||47.5||10||6||92||0||15.3||13||2||14%||3||2||0||24%||69%||2%||29%|
|16 @NYJ||Outdoor 43°||5.6||59th||1.40||2.5||38.5||6||3||22||0||7.3||0||7||25%||1||0||0||20%||60%||0%||40%|
|17 @HOU||Dome 70°||4.1||64th||2.05||-3.5||43.5||3||2||21||0||10.5||6||5||0%||1||0||0||11%||69%||0%||31%|
|18 TEN||Outdoor 56°||21.9||6th||3.65||-6.0||39.5||8||6||99||1||16.5||15||2||14%||4||2||0||28%||54%||0%||39%|
Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022
|Fantasy Points||Receiving Averages|
Career Stats by Season: 2018 to 2022
|Fantasy Points||Receiving Stats||Routes Run|
Knee checks out OK
Kirk said after Saturday's divisional-round loss at Kansas City that his left knee "is not feeling great," but it's been determined that its structurally normal, Cameron Wolfe of NFL Network reports.
Kirk missed a portion of the fourth quarter after suffering a knee injury on an incompletion from quarterback Trevor Lawrence, but the wide receiver made a five-yard catch immediately before a Riley Patterson field goal that whittled the score to 27-20 with 25 seconds remaining. Ultimately, Kirk finished with seven receptions (on 14 targets) for 52 yards and one touchdown while adding an 18-yard rush. He'll turn his focus to recovering from the health concern this offseason.
Suffers knee injury Saturday
Kirk exited Saturday's divisional-round game at Kansas City due to a knee injury, Demetrius Harvey of The Florida Times-Union reports.
Midway through the fourth quarter, Kirk remained on the turf after a pass directed his way by quarterback Trevor Lawrence. Jaguars trainers evaluated Kirk's left leg on the field before assisting him off the field and directing him to the sideline tent, where he was diagnosed with a knee issue. If he's unable to return, he'll end the divisional round with six catches (on 13 targets) for 47 yards and one touchdown to go with an 18-yard carry.
Racks up 14 targets
Kirk recorded eight receptions on 14 targets for 78 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 31-30 wild-card round win over the Chargers.
After signing an attention-grabbing contract to join Jacksonville last offseason, Kirk showed his value on the field in Saturday's comeback win. He racked up a season-high 14 targets in the team's biggest matchup of the campaign, and he delivered by regularly getting open in the short and middle areas of the field to help the Jaguars consistently move the ball in the second half of the game. Most importantly, he caught a nine-yard touchdown pass late in the fourth quarter to help push the team to victory. Kirk has topped 75 receiving yards in four of his last seven contests heading into the AFC divisional round.
Big game against Titans
Kirk recorded six receptions on eight targets for 88 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 20-16 win over the Titans.
Kirk entered Saturday's game having been held under 50 receiving yards in four of his last six games, though he delivered with the AFC South title on the line. He got the Jaguars on the board with a 25-yard touchdown reception late in the second quarter, and he accounted for the team's longest play from scrimmage on a 33-yard catch midway through the third quarter. It was a positive close to the campaign for Kirk, who managed to rack up career-high marks in targets, receptions, yards and touchdowns during his first year in Jacksonville. He'll look to play a key role in the team's upcoming postseason run.
Quiet in blowout victory
Kirk caught two passes for 21 yards on three targets against Houston on Sunday.
Kirk might have seen more activity in a more competitive game, but it was still disappointing that he drew only three of 21 targets in this setting. It's possible that the Texans made it a point to scheme against Kirk and tight end Evan Engram, leaving the normally quiet Marvin Jones open for six catches on seven targets, but the Jaguars need Kirk rather than Jones to step up if they're going to beat the Titans for the AFC South title in Week 18.