Posted: 5/12/2022 3:23 pm GMT
Detroit Lions WR DJ Chark Jr. (ankle) said he has been a full participant during the team's offseason workouts after missing most of the 2021 season with a fractured ankle, per Dave Birkett of The Detroit Free Press. ''They're always there to let me know like, if it's bothering me I don't have to push it as hard or things like that, cause they want me to be where I'm at my peak when the season starts. But no, I do everything that everybody else does. That's just how I am. I wouldn't feel good going home knowing that I didn't do whatever because the other guys, and I feel like that's how you earn your respect and your keep around here,'' Chark said Wednesday, May 11.
Huddle Up: Chark signed with the Lions on a one-year deal, and he will be fighting for targets with several capable players. He joins a receiving corps comprised of WR Amon-Ra St. Brown, TE T.J. Hockenson, and RB D'Andre Swift. He'll also compete with first-round WR Jameson Williams, who is working back from ACL reconstruction surgery. Chark is a big-bodied vertical threat so there is always intrigue, but given his history and the competition of targets, he should be viewed more as a boom/bust WR4 until we see his role settle.
Posted: 4/23/2022 1:10 am GMT
Detroit Lions WR DJ Chark Jr. participated in an offseason throwing session with QB Jared Goff.
Huddle Up: Chark is expected to add a vertical element to the Detroit passing attack, but Goff hasn't exactly been a specialist when it comes to the deep ball. Chark will likely make some big plays throughout the year, but he projects as a boom-or-bust WR4 overall.
Posted: 4/06/2022 1:27 am GMT
Detroit Lions WR DJ Chark Jr. joins an offense that ranked 23rd in the NFL in pass attempts of 20 or more air yards under QB Jared Goff last season, who attempted just 43 such passes.
Huddle Up: Chark's calling card has been his vertical speed, but between injury issues and an uninspiring quarterback situation, he is a high-risk, high-reward WR3, at best.
Posted: 3/15/2022 12:10 pm GMT
Free-agent WR DJ Chark Jr. (Jaguars) agreed to a one-year, $10 million fully guaranteed deal with the Detroit Lions Tuesday, March 15.
Huddle Up: When he's on the field, he's a difference maker. He'll join Amon-Ra St. Brown in what should be a formidable duo in the Motor City. He has never played a full season, though. Chark will be a WR3 or WR4 option in fantasy with some injury risk.
Posted: 2/28/2022 6:03 pm GMT
Jacksonville Jaguars impending free-agent WR DJ Chark Jr. (ankle) 'could likely draw a short-term contract extension' from the team but is likely to be coveted from several NFL teams that may be willing to offer more money, according to John Reid of the Florida Times-Union.
Huddle Up: One of those teams could be the Philadelphia Eagles, who was an option ESPN.com's Jeremy Fowler mentioned for Chark last month. A return to Jacksonville would be a better option for his fantasy prospects, as new head coach Doug Pederson and his staff should be able to get much more out of this offense than Urban Meyer did in his only season at the helm. As long as Chark's ankle checks out by the time camp rolls around, he will be a WR4 consideration in fantasy.
Posted: 10/25/2021 2:47 pm GMT
Jacksonville Jaguars WR DJ Chark Jr. (ankle) has been confirmed out for the season.
Huddle Up: It's unfortunate timing as he's hitting free agency after the season. And he'll be highly sought after with a chance to be a WR2 in fantasy on a better team.
Posted: 10/09/2021 1:14 pm GMT
The Jacksonville Jaguars reportedly held internal discussions about signing WR DJ Chark Jr. (ankle) to a long-term contract extension earlier this season.
Huddle Up: Chark is in the final season of his rookie contract but is currently on injured reserve due to a fractured ankle that could sideline him for the rest of the year. He had developed a nice rapport with Trevor Lawrence before the injury and can be a starting option in fantasy leagues when healthy.
Posted: 10/01/2021 12:13 pm GMT
Updating previous reports, Jacksonville Jaguars WR DJ Chark Jr. (ankle) is likely to have surgery on his fractured ankle and is out for the season.
Huddle Up: Tyron Johnson could enter the lineup, but no one will outright replace Chark's production. Johnson is worth watching for a potential waiver pickup in the next few weeks.
Posted: 10/01/2021 1:03 am GMT
Updating a previous report, Jacksonville Jaguars WR DJ Chark Jr. (ankle) suffered a fractured ankle against the Cincinnati Bengals Thursday, Sept. 30, and is out indefinitely, according to a source.
Huddle Up: With Chark sidelined, Marvin Jones figures to be the top option in the passing attack and the best bet for significant fantasy production. Laviska Shenault Jr. could also see an uptick in usage.
Posted: 10/01/2021 12:37 am GMT
Jacksonville Jaguars WR DJ Chark Jr. (ankle) suffered an ankle injury during the Week 4 game and is considered questionable to return.
Huddle Up: Fantasy players can monitor the situation to see if Chark will be able to return. He will have a few extra days to recover if he is ruled out of the game. He is a starting fantasy option when healthy.