Cardinals WR Crew Rising

The Arizona Cardinals wide receiving crew went from rags to riches with one stroke of the pen last off-season. The DeAndre Hopkins trade to the Cardinals instantly upgraded the number one wide receiver position. Let’s not forget that the second greatest wide receiver of all time (after Jerry Rice) is Larry Fitzgerald and he’s still physically going strong.

It remains to be seen if a 3rd receiver from this group can emerge into fantasy viability but Christian Kirk had a nice breakout in year two. Year three is often the point in which a wide receiver’s long term success is determined. The Cardinals will run a lot of three wide receiver sets and are expected to throw the ball 60% or more of the time. Larry Fitzgerald and DeAndre Hopkins will draw a lot of attention. At season’s end, Kirk may have a 1,000 yards and 6 TD’s as well.