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D.J. Chark - Injury History

Basic StatsD.J. Chark's Basic Stats

D.J. Chark
ADP: N/A
Bye: 6
Experience: 4 Yr(s)
Age: 26.2
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 198
40 Time: 4.34
Speed Score: 115.30
Burst Score (Rank): 132.50 (93%)

Injury PredictorD.J. Chark's Injury Guide

High Risk

Chance of Injury in 2022

87%

% chance misses at least 2 quarters

Chance of Injury per Game

11.3%

1- 17√1-% Inj/Season

Projected Games Missed 2022

3.60

Durability

5

Ability to produce despire relatively minor injuries. 5 being most durable

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Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Nov 18, 2018 NFL Leg Quad Strain Chark missed 5 games with a quad injury.
Dec 8, 2019 NFL Pedal Ankle Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Chark was forced out of Sunday's game against the Chargers with an ankle injury. He missed the following game.
Sep 20, 2020 NFL Chest Rib Sprain/Pull Unspecified Jacksonville was sidelined for the team's Week 3 loss to the Dolphins with a chest injury sustained on a deep pass against Tennessee.
Sep 20, 2020 NFL Back Lower Lumbar Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Jacksonville was sidelined for the team's Week 3 loss to the Dolphins with a back injury sustained on a deep pass against Tennessee.
Oct 11, 2020 NFL Pedal Ankle Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Chark suffered an ankle injury in the fourth quarter of the Week 5 game versus the Texans. He was active for the next game
Nov 25, 2020 NFL Chest Rib Sprain/Pull Unspecified Chark missed Week 12 game against the Browns due to injured ribs.
Dec 30, 2020 NFL Leg Shin Bruise Chark missed the season finale game against the Colts due to a shin injury.
Aug 6, 2021 NFL Hand Finger Fracture Chark underwent surgery for a hairline fracture in his finger.
Sep 30, 2021 NFL Pedal Ankle Fracture Chark suffered a fractured ankle during Week 4's matchup against the Bengals. He is expected to miss the remainder of the 2021 campaign
Sep 25, 2022 NFL Pedal Ankle Sprain Grade 2 Chark was placed on IR on October 22.

Basic StatsD.J. Chark's Preseason Player Analysis

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What You Need to Know:

  • Chark’s 2021 ended abruptly with a broken left ankle in Week 4.
  • In 3 healthy games, Chark totaled just 7 catches on 22 targets for 154 yards and 2 TDs. He dropped 2 passes.
  • Per PFF, his average depth of target from rookie QB Trevor Lawrence was a whopping 17.1 yards. Over a full season, that would have easily marked a career-high.
  • Considering the mess that was Jacksonville’s offense, we shouldn’t take much away from the small sample. Recall that Chark tallied 126-1,714-7 across 2019-2020. He’s still only 26.
  • Chark inked a 1-year deal worth $10 million early in free agency.
  • As for the ankle, Chark’s back to full health. It doesn’t appear that he was limited in OTAs.
  • The ’22 Lions feature a suddenly deep pass-catching group when healthy, including returning pass-catchers D’Andre Swift, Amon-Ra St. Brown, Josh Reynolds and T.J. Hockenson.
  • Detroit traded up to land Round 1 WR Jameson Williams, an elite speedster who’s coming off a December ACL tear. He’s a candidate to miss early-season games.
  • Once Williams is up to speed, however, he’s a threat to take some vertical shots away from Chark.
  • Jared Goff, especially over the past 2 years, hasn’t been one to push the ball downfield. His 2021 aDOT ranked near the bottom of the league, but it’s certainly possible we see a small rebound with the improved personnel.
  • Lions WR D.J. Chark has been "impressive all camp," Tim Twentyman of the team's website writes.

Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

Volume could have propelled Chark to a high-end WR3 season last year. Maybe even better.

But a broken ankle squashed any chance of that scenario unfolding. Now, he’s tasked with learning a new offense with a new QB — and proving that ankle is back to pre-injury form.

Mix in the arrival of Jameson Williams and an overall deeper supporting cast, and Chark projects as an unlikely fantasy starter outside of deep leagues — especially once Williams’ knee rounds into form.

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D.J. Chark, WR DET

7:24pm EST 11/19/22

D.J. Chark activated

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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