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October 20, 2019 05:48 PM
Jaguars' D.J. Chark: First TD drought this season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Chark caught three of four targets for 53 yards and added a 20-yard rush in Sunday's 27-17 win over the Bengals.

Chark has established a decent floor for himself, with no fewer than 43 receiving yards in every game this season. He also has five touchdowns, though the second-year wideout has now gone two straight games without one for the first time all season. Chark will look to end that short drought when his Jaguars host the Jets in Week 8.

October 13, 2019 10:56 PM
Jaguars' D.J. Chark: Held down by Saints' secondary
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Chark caught three of seven targets for 43 yards during Sunday's 13-6 loss to the Saints.

It was a dream matchup coming into Week 6 for the second-year wideout, taking on a New Orleans defense that conceded 125 receiving yards and two touchdowns to Buccaneers wideout Chris Godwin the outing prior. Chark himself had four-plus catches in every appearance thus far this season coming into Sunday, with one touchdown and nearly 100 receiving yards per game. The grizzled Saints secondary was capable of keeping the young wideout in check, but he has a strong chance of bouncing back in Week 7 against a Bengals defense that entered the weekend allowing 267 passing yards per game over its past four outings.

October 6, 2019 06:52 PM
Jaguars' D.J. Chark: Two scores in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Chark hauled in eight of his 11 targets for 164 yards and two touchdowns in Week 5 against the Panthers.

Chark tallied the Jaguars' first two touchdowns of the contest, the first on a 37-yard deep pass in which he beat corner Ross Cockrell streaking across the left side of the field. He followed that up with an 11-yard reception in the end zone, finding a soft spot in the Panthers' zone. While his 4.34 40-yard dash time is the highlight of his profile, Chark has proven to be far more than just a burner by racking up eight or more targets in three of his last four games. Now that he's emerged as Gardner Minshew's top target, he'll look to keep things going in Week 6 against the Saints.

September 29, 2019 11:16 PM
Jaguars' D.J. Chark: Slowed in Denver
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Chark hauled in four of his eight targets for 44 yards in Week 4 against Denver.

Chark was held out of the end zone for the first time this season and was largely unable to break free from the Broncos' secondary for big plays. However, the performance still had encouraging moments as he hauled in a catch in the end zone that was nullified by a holding call and also led the team in targets. In addition, he made a nice diving catch down the sideline to convert a 24-yard catch near the end of the first quarter -- his longest of the game. Chark will look to return to the end zone in Week 5 against the Panthers.

September 20, 2019 01:00 AM
Jaguars' D.J. Chark: Impressive start to season endures
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Chark brought in four of five targets for 76 yards and a touchdown in the Jaguars' 20-7 win over the Titans on Thursday.

The second-year wideout continued to make for lost time Thursday after a nondescript rookie campaign. Chark recorded his third touchdown in as many games midway through the first quarter with a nifty contested catch in the left corner of the end zone, one in which he admittedly appeared to get away with a slight push-off on cornerback Malcolm Butler. Chark has shown impressive rapport with rookie quarterback Gardner Minshew through the latter's two-plus games at the helm, and although he's been unable to duplicate his spectacular 4-146-1 line from the opener, he's nevertheless cemented himself as a dependable passing-game/fantasy option through three contests. He'll look to conquer the challenge of a tough Broncos secondary in a Week 4 matchup a week from Sunday.

September 17, 2019 05:20 PM
Jaguars' D.J. Chark: Back to full speed
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Chark (ankle) was a full participant in Tuesday's practice.

The Jaguars may have been exercising caution on the shortened week by keeping Chark to limited participation Monday. He's back to full speed and should be ready to play Thursday versus the Titans, barring a setback. The second-year pro has been impressive through two weeks, leading the Jaguars in catches (11), receiving yards (201) and receiving touchdowns (two). A matchup with the Titans will be a solid test, as they have allowed just 182.5 passing yards per game thus far.

September 16, 2019 04:32 PM
Jaguars' D.J. Chark: Ankle issue heading into Week 3
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Chark (ankle) was listed as a limited participant on Monday's practice estimation, Erik Bacharach of The Tennessean reports.

The Jaguars didn't conduct a formal practice Monday, so what Chark does Tuesday will be telling with regard to his status for Thursday's game against the Titans. Two weeks into the season, Chark has emerged on the fantasy radar, having logged 11 catches for 201 yards and two TDs in that span, while emerging as a key target for QB Gardner Minshew.

September 15, 2019 08:36 PM
Jaguars' D.J. Chark: Backs up monstrous Week 1 outing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Chark chalked up a team-high seven catches on nine targets, while accounting for 55 receiving yards and one touchdown during the 13-12 loss to Houston on Sunday.

Chark is starting to look like a budding star of the 2019 fantasy season, having followed up his sterling Week 1 performance of 146 receiving yards and one touchdown with another lucrative outing in Week 2. The former LSU Tiger endured a relatively quiet rookie campaign in 2018, as outside of a four-game stretch between Weeks 5 and 8 in which he compiled 10 receptions for 140 yards, he managed just 34 receiving yards in seven appearances. He's burst onto the scene by way of massive uptick in offensive volume, and Week 3 presents an intruiging litmus test as he goes up against a Titans defense that did not allow a single Colts player to exceed 45 receiving yards Sunday.

September 8, 2019 07:16 PM
Jaguars' D.J. Chark: Goes deep against Chiefs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Chark caught all four of his targets for 146 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 40-26 loss to Kansas City.

Chark looked looked like a new receiver Sunday, picking up just 28 fewer yards than he had his entire rookie season. He started off hot, bringing down a 35-yard rainbow from Nick Foles for a touchdown, a play in which Foles suffered a broken clavicle. The insertion of Gardner Minshew under center didn't slow Chark down much, as he snagged passes of 69 and 35 yards from the undrafted rookie. Foles is set to miss some time, assuming he comes back at all this season, and so Chark's relationship with Minshew will be important. Though listed as the No. 4 receiver, Minshew -- as the backup -- likely threw to Chark more than some of Jacksonville's more established targets this offseason.

August 27, 2019 04:08 PM
Jaguars' D.J. Chark: Returns to practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Though Chark is still in the NFL's concussion protocol, he'll practice Tuesday, Michael DiRocco of reports.

With that, the wideout appears on track to be ready for the Jaguars' season opener in the absence of any setbacks. Heading into the 2019 campaign, Chark figures to battle for snaps with Chris Conley and Marqise Lee behind top receiver Dede Westbrook. The 2018 second-rounder logged just 14 catches for 174 yards in 11 games last season, but with improved QB play a reasonable expectation this year with Nick Foles on board, Chark should see an uptick in production. Whether that translates to much fantasy relevance remains to be seen, however, and hinges on his ability to garner steady playing time.

August 22, 2019 11:20 PM
Jaguars' D.J. Chark: Sustains concussion
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Chark was forced out of Thursday's preseason matchup with Miami due to a concussion.

Chark sustained the concussion on a kickoff return in the second quarter. It's unclear just how long the 23-year-old will need to recover from the injury. If Chark misses significant time, Keelan Cole and Terrelle Pryor would be next in line to see additional reps.

August 20, 2019 12:44 PM
Jaguars' D.J. Chark: Shows improved hands
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Chark displayed reliable hands throughout offseason practices and training camp, often appearing to be Jacksonville's best wide receiver, according to's Mike DiRocco.

The 2018 second-round pick seems to be making progress after a quiet rookie season, though he's caught just one of four targets for two yards through the first two weeks of the preseason. Despite his strong work this summer, Chark may need to battle for snaps with Chris Conley and Marqise Lee (knee), while Dede Westbrook (groin) appears safe in his starting role. Chark should get a good chunk of playing time in Thursday's preseason game against the Dolphins.

August 9, 2019 03:24 PM
Jaguars' D.J. Chark: Targeted thrice in preseason debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Chark caught one of three targets for two yards during Thursday's 29-0 loss to Baltimore.

Jacksonville got the big-bodied rookie involved early, all three of his targets coming during the Jaguars' first two drives. The Jaguars invested a second-round pick in Chark to try to spark last year's dormant passing attack. Thursday's grade has to be an incomplete as the marquee name of the offseason's investments, Nick Foles, sat out. Look for that duo, who reportedly have performed well together in camp, to see some game action together as the preseason picks up.

August 9, 2019 10:20 PM
Jaguars' D.J. Chark: Won't see action Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Chark isn't expected to see action in Thursday's preseason game against the Ravens, Phillip Heilman of The Athletic reports.

It's a bit surprising Jacksonville is holding Chark out of action, considering he only suited up in 11 games during his rookie season in 2018 and could certainly benefit from more reps. On the other hand, his omission from Thursday's active roster could be a great sign that he has a solidified role in the offense. Keelan Cole and C.J. Board stand to receive the first-team reps early in the game before handing it off to the depth receivers.

June 20, 2019 05:20 PM
Jaguars' D.J. Chark: Looks good with Foles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Chark demonstrated a solid rapport with new quarterback Nick Foles at minicamp, Phillip Heilman of The Florida Times-Union reports.

Chark only recorded 174 receiving yards during his rookie season while missing time due to injury, so it's good to see him healthy for the spring and already developing some early chemistry with the new signal-caller. The 6-foot-4 Chark won't be gifted playing time just because of his second-round pedigree, however, so he'll need to impress in training camp and the preseason to beat out Chris Conley and Keelan Cole for the No. 3 receiver job.

December 31, 2018 06:32 PM
Jaguars' D.J. Chark: Zero catches Week 17
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Chark didn't catch either of his targets in Sunday's loss to the Texans, and totaled 14 receptions for 174 yards in 11 games this season.

Chark missed the previous five games with the quadriceps issue so it was good to see him return to the field, though he played only 12 offensive snaps. The heavier workload he had been seeing prior to the injury dissipated, with Keelan Cole remaining as the team's No. 3 wide receiver for the season finale. The rookie second-round pick overall had an uneventful debut campaign, as he failed to make much of an impact on an unproductive offense. A full offseason with the team should help the 22-year-old's development significantly, as his raw technical skills as a receiver showed when on the field. At 6-4 and 198 pounds, Chark has the physical tools to be an explosive downfield threat, but the Jaguars still need to find a solution to their quarterback situation.

December 27, 2018 02:32 PM
Jaguars' D.J. Chark: Listed as full participant
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Chark (quadriceps) was a full participant at Wednesday's practice.

As expected, Chark made his return to the practice field and he apparently wasn't limited in any way. This development puts the receiver on track to play in Sunday's regular-season finale in Houston after sitting out the Jaguars' last five games. The rookie validated that notion after Wednesday's practice, per John Oehser of the Jaguars' official site.

December 26, 2018 10:56 AM
Jaguars' D.J. Chark: Returning to practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Chark (quadriceps) is slated to participate in practice Wednesday.

It won't be revealed until after the session concludes whether Chark was a limited or full participant, but regardless of how he's listed, it would mark the rookie's first on-field activity since he tweaked his left quadriceps in a Week 11 loss to the Steelers. Since Chark has missed the Jaguars' last five games with the injury, he may only play a bit role in the team's offensive game plan if he makes it back for Sunday's season finale in Houston.

December 21, 2018 01:12 PM
Jaguars' D.J. Chark: Sidelined for Week 16
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Chark (quadriceps) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, John Reid of The Florida Times-Union reports.

The Jaguars will hold the rookie for the fifth consecutive game, an unsurprising development after he failed to practice this week. Chark may need to log a full practice or two next week to have a realistic shot at suiting up in the Jaguars' season finale Dec. 30 against the Texans.

December 20, 2018 12:32 PM
Jaguars' D.J. Chark: Remains practice spectator
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Chark (quadriceps) isn't on track to practice Thursday.

The lack of on-field activity continues a trend that has persisted since Chark first tweaked his left quadriceps in Week 11. The rookie wideout looks highly unlikely to play Sunday in Miami and could struggle to make it back for the season finale in Houston in Week 17.

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