WR D.J. Chark - Jacksonville Jaguars

6-3, 187Born: 9-23-1996College: LSUDrafted: Round 2, pick 2018

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Sep 9): Chark's long score was a thing of beauty, even if it did cost the team Nick Foles for a few months. Gardner Minshew was better than expected and Chark will face a poor Houston secondary, so his value could persist.

Week 2: at Houston Texans

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FBG says: Good matchup. The Jaguars season got off to a terrible start as their new star quarterback Nick Foles suffered a broken collarbone after throwing his first touchdown pass with his new team. With Foles sidelined until at least Week 11, sixth-round rookie Gardner Minshew will take over under center for the Jaguars. He has very limited NFL experience, but Minshew did look serviceable last week as he completed 22-or-25 attempts for 275 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception. Minshew showed great accuracy both downfield and on short throws as he spread the ball around well. Minshew relied heavily on short passes, but he also completed a 64-yard deep ball to D.J. Chark as his primary highlight. The Jaguars signed Josh Dobbs to compete at the quarterback position, but he will slot in as the backup to Minshew for this week. At wide receiver, it was Chris Conley who was the favorite target of Minshew based on the connection they established in training camp. Conley finished with 97 rushing yards, six receptions, and one touchdown. D.J. Chark led the team in receiving though as he hauled in the big 64-yard touchdown bomb on his way to 146 receiving yards. Dede Westbrook would have had an underwhelming start to his season if not for a late-game touchdown as he did not live up to expectations as the Jaguars WR1. Leonard Fournette also amassed a respectable four receptions for 28 yards--solid usage for him out of the backfield. The Texans passing defense gave up 370 passing yards and two touchdowns while picking off Drew Brees once in last week's opener. The defensive line failed to apply consistent pressure as both the interior and edges of this line were in poor form--including J.J. Watt, who looked sluggish. Whitney Mercilus was the only sharp player on this line, as he made a few nice plays and was consistently winning his matchup while also making a great play in the end zone to pick off Drew Brees. New safety Tashaun Gipson had a very tough time over the top as he fell victim to big play after big play by the Saints wide receivers. Cornerback Johnathan Joseph was their best defensive back, while slot man Aaron Colvin was the worst. Colvin performed so poorly that he was actually released on Tuesday. None of the three remaining cornerbacks on the roster can be trusted, so until the Texans can sign another cornerback, the slot will be a position to exploit when facing the Texans--news that bodes well for Dede Westbrook to put up solid numbers this week.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumLPts
1 vs KC 41 0 0 0 4 4.0 146 1 0 20.6
2 at HOU PROJ-Dodds * 0 * * 2.6 * * * *
2 at HOU PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 1.8 * * * *
2 at HOU PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 3.0 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36

Percentile ranks

D.J. Chark's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 1 vs KC (4 / 4 / 146 / 1 rec)

Chark was the star of the Jaguars offense Sunday after having a terribly inconsistent rookie season. His catching woes seemed to be behind him for at least Sunday as he showed strong hands and good ball tracking ability on both his 35-yard touchdown and his 69-yard catch and run. He provides a speed/size combo that only Chris Conley otherwise offers on the roster. He has improved his route running and if he remains consistent catching the ball, could develop into a legitimate WR2 for Jacksonville.

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Latest News

Jaguars | D.J. Chark surpasses 100-yard mark (Sun Sep 8, 05:17 PM) - Jacksonville Jaguars WR DJ Chark caught four passes for 146 yards and one touchdown against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 1. He was targeted four times during the game.

Our View: Chark has the big-play speed to get by defenders in a hurry. He also showed great concentration on his touchdown grab. With Gardner Minshew the starting quarterback for the foreseeable future, we'll see if Chark can continue to make plays for the rookie quarterback.
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Schedule

2@ Houston Texans
3vs Tennessee Titans
4@ Denver Broncos
5@ Carolina Panthers
6vs New Orleans Saints
7@ Cincinnati Bengals
8vs New York Jets
9vs Houston Texans
10--- BYE WEEK ---
11@ Indianapolis Colts
12@ Tennessee Titans
13vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
14vs Los Angeles Chargers
15@ Oakland Raiders
16@ Atlanta Falcons
17vs Indianapolis Colts