Chark was targeted twice but did not catch a pass in Sunday's 29-26 loss to the Colts. Chark saw his highest snap share of the season Week 8 and had a similar workload Sunday despite his lack of results. The rookie second-round pick appears to have gained favor over Keelan Cole, who he outsnapped, 44 to 22, at Indianapolis. Chark's non-existent production despite his increased playing time illustrates why the young receiver can't be relied upon for fantasy purposes until proven otherwise.
Chark played 75 percent of snaps on offense in Sunday's 24-18 loss to the Eagles, catching four of five targets for 41 yards. Keelan Cole essentially disappeared from the offense after a lost fumble in the second quarter, allowing Chark to handle a snap share above 44 percent for the first time. It's possible the rookie gets regular playing time after a Week 9 bye, considering Cole has been dreadful for the past month while Dede Westbrook and Donte Moncrief have been inconsistent.
Chark did not catch his lone target in Sunday's 40-7 loss to the Cowboys. Chark had his best game of the season last week -- two receptions for 68 yards -- but was again an afterthought in the Jaguars' offense Sunday. The 22-year-old briefly left the game to be evaluated for a concussion, but he was cleared to return. The rookie wide receiver played only 13 offensive snaps and isn't worth fantasy consideration until he at least begins to see the field consistently.
Chark caught two of four targets for 68 yards in Sunday's blowout loss to the Chiefs. Chark was involved early with 38- and 30-yard receptions in the first half, but he was unable to secure his other two targets.QB Blake Bortles looked his way in the red zone late in the fourth quarter, but the pass was intercepted. Sunday could be a big first step for Chark, as it was the first time this season where he was actually a factor in the offense. The 22-year-old remains the No. 4 wide receiver -- as he still played only 25 of 83 offensive snaps -- but Sunday's performance could prove to be an important building block for the young receiver.
With Marqise Lee (knee) set to be placed on IR, Chark is a candidate to see added snaps and targets this coming season, Phillip Heilman of The Florida Times-Union reports. Chark has been opening eyes this summer, but his path to targets was not especially clear before Lee's injury. While Chark may open the season a slight notch below Keelan Cole, Donte Moncrief and Dede Westbrook, it's not hard to imagine his profile in the Jacksonville offense increasing as the season rolls along, either through additional injuries or simply by establishing a strong rapport with QB Blake Bortles.
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