DJ Chark Jr.
Wide Receiver
Ht: 6' 3" Wt: 200 Age: 26 Exp: 6 years College: None Drafted: 2018 R2 61
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Position Rank: 3rd
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Posted: 3/28/2023 7:11 pm GMT
Carolina Panthers WR DJ Chark Jr. (ankle) is a player new head coach Frank Reich has kept an eye on for the last couple of years and someone who he would like to "develop him into a complete receiver."
Huddle Up: Despite having a 73-catch season in 2019 on his resume, Chark is known mostly as a field-stretcher. His biggest problem lately has been durability, as he has averaged 9.3 games played over the last three seasons. There is some hope his recent ankle surgery will help him avoid the foot and ankle issues that have plagued him. If it does, Chark could be in a position to enjoy another season similar to the one he had in 2019.
Posted: 3/28/2023 5:09 pm GMT
Carolina Panthers WR DJ Chark Jr. (ankle) recently underwent ankle surgery, according to head coach Frank Reich. Per Reich, Chark could be ready for the last part of organized team activities. The surgery was done in hopes that it will keep Chark from continuing to have some of the foot and ankle injuries he has experienced early in his career.
Huddle Up: There is a distinct chance that Chark ends up being Carolina's WR1 in 2023 despite the presence of Adam Thielen, who will be 33 years old when the season starts. It is also worth noting Thielen has also struggled to stay healthy in recent years. It should be considered good news that Chark is getting ahead of foot and ankle injuries with this surgery and will be ready for training camp. There is potential WR3 upside for him in fantasy if he stays healthy.
Posted: 3/24/2023 8:39 pm GMT
Updating a previous report, free-agent WR DJ Chark Jr. (Lions) reportedly agreed to terms on a one-year contract worth $5 million guaranteed on Friday, March 24.
Posted: 3/24/2023 4:52 pm GMT
Free-agent WR DJ Chark Jr. (Lions) agreed to a one-year deal with the Carolina Panthers, according to a source Friday, March 24. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.
Huddle Up: Chark should have a role as a deep threat in Frank Reich's offense. His own volatility, the addition of Adam Thielen, and the pairing of an incoming rookie quarterback make Chark a boom/bust WR4 type in fantasy.
Posted: 3/16/2023 7:24 pm GMT
Unrestricted free-agent WR DJ Chark Jr. (Lions) is scheduled to visit the Carolina Panthers on Friday, March 17, according to a source.
Posted: 3/10/2023 9:59 pm GMT
Houston Texans WR Brandin Cooks, New York Jets WR Elijah Moore, free-agent WR Adam Thielen (Vikings), impending free-agent WR Mecole Hardman (Chiefs) and impending free-agent WR DJ Chark Jr. (Lions) are among the veteran receivers expected to be on the Cleveland Browns' radar at the start of free agency next week, according to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Posted: 1/09/2023 6:01 am GMT
Detroit Lions WR DJ Chark Jr. had three receptions for 14 yards in the team's win over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, Jan. 8. He was targeted four times.
Posted: 1/01/2023 10:31 pm GMT
Detroit Lions WR DJ Chark Jr. caught two passes for 56 yards against the Chicago Bears in Week 17. He was targeted four times during the game.
Posted: 12/24/2022 10:09 pm GMT
Detroit Lions WR DJ Chark Jr. caught four passes for 108 yards against the Carolina Panthers in Week 16. He was targeted five times during the game.
Posted: 12/18/2022 9:49 pm GMT
Detroit Lions WR DJ Chark Jr. registered just one catch for 18 yards on two targets in Week 15 against the New York Jets.
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