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The Athletic's Joe Person highlighted WRs Terrace Marshall and Jonathan Mingo in the "Stock Up" section of a recent article. The Panthers re-made their WR corps this offseason under new HC Frank Reich, trading away D.J. Moore and adding Mingo, Adam Thielen and D.J. Chark to Marshall and Laviska Shenault. It seems like playing time is up for grabs heading to training camp later this month. We'll keep you updated on the situation.

Speaking at OTAs, Panthers HC Frank Reich gave his thoughts on 3rd-year WR Terrace Marshall. “We saw that last year with the reps that he got, the catches that he had, the big plays that he had. He shows that capacity to be a big-play guy,” Reich said. “The next step with every player is just more reps, more plays, more confidence where it’s like, ‘Hey, give me the ball.’” Marshall spent part of the offseason working with Mo Wells, a former LSU sprinter who also trains Tee Higgins and Ja’Marr Chase. The goal was to build muscle with the hopes of avoiding injuries that’ve slowed his development. Still only 23, Marshall isn’t a name to forget in dynasty leagues. But it’s clear the Panthers’ new staff isn’t expecting much after adding Adam Thielen, D.J. Chark, and Round 2 WR Jonathan Mingo.

New Panthers WR D.J. Chark had ankle surgery recently, HC Frank Reich said Tuesday. Reich added that Chark "could be ready for part of OTAs" but didn't provide any other details. We assume the surgery was on the troublesome ankle that Chark fractured back in September of 2021 and flared up last year, costing him 6 games. We'll keep an eye on his status over the next few months.

The Panthers agreed to a one-year deal with WR D.J. Chark. The 26-year-old missed six games in the first half of last season with ankle trouble but made some noise in the second half, averaging 57.7 yards on 17.6 yards per catch over the final seven games. Chark ran a 4.34-second 40-yard dash at the 2018 Combine and is averaging 14.4 yards per catch through five NFL seasons. He adds much-needed juice to a Panthers WR corps that added WR Adam Thielen last week. Those two are the current favorites to open the season as Carolina's top two WRs -- although don't count out WR Terrace Marshall. The Panthers, of course, are expected to select their starting QB with the first pick of next month's draft.

Lions QB Jared Goff threw for 355 yards and 3 TDs in Saturday's loss to Carolina. He hit TE Shane Zylstra for all 3 scores. WR Amon-Ra St. Brown, as usual, led the team with 13 targets and 7 catches, tallying 76 yards. WR D.J. Chark added 4 receptions for 108 on 5 targets. No other Lion caught more than 2 balls. Detroit gets a weak Chicago defense in Week 17, and won't have weather concerns back home in the dome.

Lions WR D.J. Chark caught a 48-yard TD to help him lead the team in receiving for Sunday's win over the Vikings. Chark tied for the team lead with 6 receptions and paced the team with 94 receiving yards. His 7 targets trailed WR Amon-Ra St. Brown's lead by 2. St. Brown managed a just-OK 6 catches for 68 yards.

Lions WR Amon-Ra St. Brown racked up 114 yards and 2 TDs on 11 receptions in Sunday's beatdown of the Jaguars. That marked his 3rd game over 100 yards among the past 4 and his 4th straight appearance with 9+ receptions. WR D.J. Chark and RB D'Andre Swift tied for 2nd on the team with 6 targets apiece and were the only other Lions to catch more than 3 passes.

Lions WR Amon-Ra St. Brown racked up 122 yards and a TD on 9 catches to dominate Detroit receiving in the narrow loss to the Bills. WR Kalif Raymond and RB D'Andre Swift tied for 2nd on the team with 4 catches apiece. No other Detroit player exceeded 35 receiving yards. WR D.J. Chark caught the team's other TD pass, tallying 2 receptions for 16 yards in all.

11:33am EST 11/20/22

Lions WR D.J. Chark (ankle) is officially active for today’s game vs. the Giants. It’s unclear how big a role he’ll play in his 1st action since Week 3, so Chark isn’t a recommended fantasy start today.

Lions WR D.J. Chark (ankle) has been activated from IR. That puts him on track to return for Sunday's game vs. the Giants. Chark has been out since Week 3 due to a setback with the fractured ankle he suffered in September of 2021. Chark tallied 18 targets over the first 3 games of the season but caught just 7 for 98 yards and 1 score. He might be worth an add in deeper fantasy leagues but shouldn't be in Week 11 lineups.

The Lions have designated WR D.J. Chark to return from IR. Shark hasn't played since Week 3 because of an ankle injury. The team now has 3 weeks to decide whether to return him to the active roster. We'll see how soon Chark actually gets back into the lineup, and we'll need to see at least 1 game from him before considering him for fantasy football lineups. Chark collected 7 catches for 96 yards across the 1st 3 games of the year.

Lions WR D.J. Chark (ankle) has been designated to return from IR. He's expected "to do a little bit" in Wednesday's practice, per insider Tim Twentyman. It doesn't sound like Chark will be ready to play vs. the Giants this weekend, but we'll monitor his progress.

7:25pm EDT 10/22/22

The Lions placed WR D.J. Chark (ankle) on IR. So he'll miss at least the next 4 games as he apparently deals with a setback with the ankle he fractured in September of 2021. Feel free to cut Chark from fantasy rosters.

Lions WR D.J. Chark (ankle) is out for Sunday’s game vs. the Cowboys. He’s having trouble with the ankle he fractured in September 2021 and has no public timetable to return. Chark is not a must-stash on fantasy rosters.

Lions WRs D.J. Chark (ankle) and Josh Reynolds (knee) remained sidelined on Thursday. If they can't play vs. the Cowboys this weekend, Detroit would be down to WRs Kalif Raymond and Tom Kennedy behind Amon-Ra St. Brown.

Lions HC Dan Campbell said Wednesday that WR D.J. Chark is dealing with issues related to the fractured ankle he suffered in September 2021. "Certainly we don’t want anything to rear its head again," Campbell said. "But I think it’s like anything else, it’s something that’s bothering him and we just got to get him to where he feels right and get it back to where it needs to be." Chark missed Weeks 4 and 5 and still wasn't able to practice on Wednesday coming off the bye week. Don't bank on him playing vs. the Cowboys on Sunday.

Lions WRs D.J. Chark (ankle) and Josh Reynolds (knee) did not practice on Wednesday. It's a concern coming off the bye and has both guys looking iffy for this weekend's game vs. the Cowboys. We'll see if they're able to practice tomorrow.

Lions WRs D.J. Chark (ankle) and Quintez Cephus (foot) are out for Sunday's game vs. the Patriots. WR Josh Reynolds (ankle) is listed as questionable after getting in limited practices on Thursday and Friday. We'll see if he's available come 11:30 am ET on Sunday.

Lions WRs D.J. Chark (ankle) and Josh Reynolds (ankle) returned to limited practices on Thursday. Both guys are now trending toward being available for this weekend's game vs. the Patriots. WR Quintez Cephus remained sidelined and looks unlikely to play in that one. Check back tomorrow afternoon for another update on Detroit's Week 5 WR situation.

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