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D.J. Chark | Lions WR

Date of Birth:  09/23/1996
Age:  25
Height  6'3"
Weight:   199
College:  LSU
Drafted:  2018 | Round 2 | Pick 61
Depth Chart:  Starter

D.J. Chark | Lions WR


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WOLF SPORTS PROJECTION

D.J. Chark | Lions WR

The Lions are signing D.J. Chark.

According to multiple reports, it's a one-year deal for Chark. The former Jaguars receiver suffered a broken ankle last season, but he's a former 1,000-yard target at just 25 years old. The Lions came through with a $10 million fully guaranteed with up to $12 million in a type of prove-it deal for the one year. It's somewhat of a surprise signing, but Detroit was thought of as a team that was going to be aggressive at receiver during free agency. Jared Goff should be in a much better position with the supporting cast this season, assuming everyone can stay healthy.

D.J. Chark | Lions WR

D.J. Chark (ankle) is out for the rest of the season.

This was always a possibility when Chark went down early in Week 4, and head coach Urban Meyer said that's now the case. The injury is obviously an unfortunate ending to the season for the former LSU standout, and he ends with seven receptions, 154 yards, and and two touchdowns in three full games. Set to enter free agency in 2022, Chark might have to settle for a short-term deal (perhaps back with Jacksonville), but his size/athleticism should have him in demand around the league.

D.J. Chark | Lions WR

The Jaguars placed D.J. Chark (ankle) on injured reserve.

This was fully expected after Chark left last Thursday night's game with an ankle injury. Going on injured reserve forces Chark to miss at least three weeks, but the hope is that he'll be able to return this season.

D.J. Chark | Lions WR

D.J. Chark suffered a fractured ankle, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

It looked like a potentially serious injury when Chark's ankle was rolled on badly earlier tonight, and unfortunately it is a fracture. Chark is out indefinitely. You obviously hate to see this for one of the best players on the Jaguars roster, but hopefully the fourth-year receiver is able to return in the middle-to-late part of this season.

D.J. Chark | Lions WR

D.J. Chark gets carted off against the Bengals.

Chark appeared to have his lower leg/ankle area rolled up on badly, and unfortunately he's being carted off just three plays into tonight's Thursday Night Football matchup with the Jaguars. Chark had no receptions before leaving the game early, and we hope he is feeling better soon and isn't dealing with a long-term injury.

D.J. Chark | Lions WR

D.J. Chark had surgery on a broken finger.

Chark is still expected to be ready for the opener, but he's now obviously in danger of missing the entire preseason, which will hurt as he looks to gain chemistry with rookie quarterback Trevor Lawrence. Chark is in a contract year, and he'll be looking to show he can be a top option for the passing game in Jacksonville moving forward.

D.J. Chark | Lions WR

D.J. Chark (shin) has been ruled out for Week 17.

Chark's up and down season ends with 53 receptions for 706 yards and five touchdowns in 13 games, as he had some trouble building on his breakout 2019 campaign while playing on the worst team in the league this season. Entering his fourth NFL season, Chark would likely get a huge boost to his outlook if the Jaguars are able to take Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence No. 1 overall in the draft.

D.J. Chark | Lions WR

D.J. Chark is off the Week 13 injury report.

Chark missed last week with his rib injury, but he's back for this Sunday against the Vikings. Chark has upside against an inexperienced Vikings cornerback group for Week 13.

D.J. Chark | Lions WR

D.J. Chark (ribs) has officially been ruled out for Week 12.

Being ruled out ahead of the weekend indicates this could be a multi-week injury for Chark. It’s been a tough season for the one-win Jaguars as they look to get on the board with another victory.

D.J. Chark | Lions WR

D.J. Chark (ankle) is officially active for Week 6.

Chark was said to be a game-time decision while he continues to deal with his ankle problems, but he’s in the lineup against the Lions. Just keep in mind the risk of re-aggravation if you’re considering Chark this week.

D.J. Chark | Lions WR

D.J. Chark (ankle) officially did not practice today.

Chark left late last week versus the Texans because of his ankle issue, and it's enough to keep him out of the first practice of the week. Hopefully the third-year receiver can hit the practice field tomorrow in at least a limited capacity.

D.J. Chark | Lions WR

D.J. Chark (chest) is officially active for Week 4.

Chark is not at 100%, but he was fully expected to be active after missing Week 3's Thursday night game against the Dolphins. Chark carries more risk than usual in fantasy lineups, but he remains a FLEX option versus the Bengals.

D.J. Chark | Lions WR

D.J. Chark (chest) will be limited in practice today.

Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone said Chark passed all tests for his chest and will be able to practice today on a limited basis. Ideally, Chark will be able to get up to a full participation by Friday, but it sounds like he'll return for Week 4 either way. We'll let you know if Chark is listed on the final injury report of the week when it's released on Friday.

D.J. Chark | Lions WR

D.J. Chark (chest/back) ruled out for Week 3.

The Jaguars are not going to risk it with their third-year receiver, opting to rule out Chark now ahead of pregame warmups later this evening. Hopefully Chark will be fine for Week 4 after the mini bye following a Thursday night game. Chris Conley could have a bigger role on the outside with Chark out tonight.

D.J. Chark | Lions WR

D.J. Chark (chest) is questionable for Thursday Night Football.

Chark is expected to play, but fantasy owners will have to check in tomorrow night. With top cornerback Byron Jones (groin) out for Miami, it will be interesting to see if Xavien Howard shadows Chark. Either way, the LSU product is probably more of a WR3 than WR2 this week, as he's been targeted just seven times in two games.

D.J. Chark | Lions WR

D.J. Chark (ankle) is officially active for the Jaguars.

Chark was expected to return for the lineup after his one-game absence, and he's a solid fantasy option with championships on the line. The Falcons have been playing pretty well defensively, but Chark should see a good number of targets from Gardner Minshew.

D.J. Chark | Lions WR

D.J. Chark (ankle) is officially listed as questionable for Week 16.

Chark is looking like a game-time decision for Sunday against the Falcons, but the Jaguars kickoff at 1:00 PM ET, so his status will be known in the morning. Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone does expect Chark to play, though, so he’s probably OK to insert into fantasy lineups if you’re between him and someone from one of the Saturday games.

D.J. Chark | Lions WR

D.J. Chark (ankle) is expected to be limited in today's practice.

Chark looks to have a shot to return to the lineup in Week 16 after missing last week with an ankle injury, but expect him to remain limited in practice the next couple of days. We'll let you know how the second-year receiver is listed on the final injury report of the week when it's released on Friday.

D.J. Chark | Lions WR

D.J. Chark (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 15.

Chark's status for the remainder of the season seems to be up in the air for the 4-9 Jaguars, but hopefully the second-year wideout can make at least one more appearance. Jacksonville will mostly rely on Dede Westbrook and Chris Conley this weekend versus an attackable Oakland secondary.

D.J. Chark | Lions WR

D.J. Chark (ankle) is officially questionable to return for the Jaguars.

With the Jaguars down 35 points late in the game, it would be a surprise if Chark returns to today's game. Before leaving, the breakout second-year receiver caught nine passes for 75 yards. Hopefully Chark doesn't miss more time moving forward from this ankle injury.

D.J. Chark | Lions WR

D.J. Chark scores twice in Week 11.

Chark caught eight passes for 104 yards and two touchdowns in the Jaguars' loss to the Colts. The second-year receiver instantly had good chemistry with Nick Foles (33/47, 296 yards, two touchdowns, one interception) in the quarterback's return to the lineup. The presence of Foles should be a definite boost to Chark's consistency and upside moving forward, and he'll remain a strong fantasy option next week against the Titans; Chark had 76 yards and a touchdown versus the Titans earlier this season.

D.J. Chark | Lions WR

D.J. Chark has huge performance in Week 5.

After a relatively quiet week against Denver in Week 4, Chark bounced back with a huge game against the league's No. 1 pass defense entering the week, catching eight passes for 164 yards and two touchdowns versus the Panthers. The first touchdown was a 37-yarder on a deep crossing route from the slot, and the second was a 12-yarder on a corner route where he went up and made a nice catch on a high pass. Chark's 164 yards are a career-high and just ten fewer yards than he had all of his rookie season last year; through five games in 2019, Chark has 485 yards and five touchdowns. The LSU product could be emerging as a star, but he'll have a difficult matchup drawing a potential shadow from Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore in Week 6.

D.J. Chark | Lions WR

D.J. Chark is being evaluated for a concussion.

Chark just took a hit to the head while returning a kickoff, and he's headed to the locker room. Don't expect Chark to return to a preseason game, but hopefully he's feeling better soon.

D.J. Chark | Lions WR

D.J. Chark did not catch a pass in Week 17.

Chark's rookie season ends with 14 receptions for 174 yards in 11 games. Injuries made it difficult for the second-rounder to get much going in his first NFL season, and he was a stronger special-teams contributor than offensive contributor. Chark should take a step forward in 2019, but his progress should be monitored throughout the offseason and summer—it'll likely be watched closely considering he was a second-round pick without a ton of production as a rookie.

D.J. Chark | Lions WR

D.J. Chark caught two passes for 15 yards in Sunday's loss to the Steelers.

Chark actually led the team with five targets, but it came on a day where Blakes Bortles completed just ten passes for barely 100 yards. The rookie deep threat is unlikely to get behind Sean McDermott's defense next week, so fantasy owners should look elsewhere with playoffs potentially on the line.

D.J. Chark | Lions WR

D.J. Chark caught four passes for 41 yards in Sunday's loss to the Eagles.

Chark saw five targets on a day where Blake Bortles threw it 41 times, but Jacksonville fell to 3-5 with a 24-18 loss. The speedster out of LSU isn't going to be a recommended option in redraft leagues coming out of the bye.

D.J. Chark | Lions WR

D.J. Chark catches four passes against the Texans.

Chark gained 31 yards on his four receptions in the Week 7 loss. The rookie receiver isn't a fantasy option yet, but he's someone to keep an eye on as the Jaguars look to get their offense going.

D.J. Chark | Lions WR

D.J. Chark doesn't catch a pass against the Cowboys.

Chark was targeted deep down the field and laid out for the pass, but he couldn't quite come down with it. The rookie receiver was evaluated for a concussion but was thankfully quickly cleared. Chark's role isn't quite big enough to deliver consistent fantasy value yet.

D.J. Chark | Lions WR

D.J. Chark makes a couple of long gains in Week 5.

Chark had receptions of 20 and 38 yards against the Chiefs, bringing his game total to two receptions (on four targets) for 68 yards. The second-round rookie notably made a spectacular catch on a deep ball as he angled his body to get in a position to make the grab. Chark is not a fantasy option quite yet, but he could be earning more playing time soon.

D.J. Chark | Lions WR

D.J. Chark catches one pass in Week 4.

Chark's lone reception went for six yards. The rookie second-round pick from LSU has just two receptions through four games this season, so he's just a dynasty-league hold for now.

D.J. Chark | Lions WR

D.J. Chark fumbles on first career catch.

Chark caught a 13-yard pass across the middle in the second half, but he was stripped and New England recovered the ball. Fortunately, it didn't end up hurting the Jaguars in a 31-20 win, and their talented second-round pick will have plenty of opportunities to make up for the mistake. Chark isn't on the redraft radar right now.

D.J. Chark | Lions WR

The Jaguars have selected LSU wide receiver D.J. Chark with the No. 61 pick (second round) in the 2018 NFL Draft.

Considered a "late-riser" in the draft process, D.J. Chark performed very well during the Senior Bowl and basically lit up his pre-draft workouts. He didn't have a ton of production in college, but he has ability as a deep threat and could immediately stretch the field in the NFL. However, Jacksonville might have the deepest receiving corps in the league, so Chark might not have a big enough role as  rookie to make a fantasy impact. He's more of a dynasty-league option at this point, but he is someone to keep an eye on throughout the summer.