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D.J. Chark - Fantasy Points Outlook

Basic StatsD.J. Chark's Basic Stats

D.J. Chark
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%)

D.J. Chark's Weekly Outlook

Week 13 Projections
Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs Fantasy Pts
2.6 36.6 0.3 5.5
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Rest Of Way Outlook

Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs Fantasy Pts
2.8 26.1 0.2 3.8

D.J. Chark's 2022 Projections & Outlook


#55 Wide Receiver

100.6 Projected Points

ADP Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs 100 Fum
Not Available 53.6 721.5 4.9 1.8 0.5

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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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Amon-Ra St. Brown, WR DET

4:47pm EST 11/24/22

St. Brown has big game

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.

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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.

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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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D.J. Chark, WR DET
Dynasty MVP 61.8
Position Rank #100 WR
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