WR D.J. Chark - Jacksonville Jaguars
|6-3, 187||Born: 9-23-1996||College: LSU||Drafted: ---|
News you need to know
General News (Wed Dec 5): is out for this week's game.
General News (Tue Dec 4): did not practice on Tuesday.
General News (Mon Dec 3): did not practice on Monday.
Week 14: at Tennessee Titans
FBG says: Neutral matchup. Last week, Cody Kessler saw his first start at quarterback for the Jaguars in place of the benched Blake Bortles. It was a very uneventful game for Kessler, who basically kept the offense moving with short low-risk passes in what was a very low-scoring affair. Kessler completed 75 percent of his passes and committed no turnovers, which was a refreshing stat for an offense ranking tied for third in giveaways leading into last week. Kessler did still get sacked three times with pressure coming at him on the majority of his dropbacks as the struggles of the Jaguars offensive line continued. This poor offensive line play will certainly hamper Kessler's ability to even try pushing the ball downfield to his receivers, such as speedster Dede Westbrook who has managed only a few big plays this season to showcase his abilities. It has been three weeks since a Jaguars receiver or running back has surpassed 50 receiving yards in what should continue to be a very low volume passing attack--especially with Fournette returning, who should see the majority of the touches in this offense. The Titans passing defense ranks among the best in the league in passing yards per game allowed, but that is a tremendously false indicator as this unit has played inconsistently and benefitted from soft matchups throughout the season. The secondary has been their Achilles heel at times, giving up the 10th most fantasy point per game (PPR scoring) to opposing wide receivers. Cornerback Malcolm Butler has been widely noted as a key weak link in this Titans secondary throughout the season, but he had what may have been his best game of the year last week as Butler looked spectacular in coverage while nabbing a game-ending interception. Granted, he was facing far from elite talent on the Jets offense, but this week is not much different with what may be an equally or worse crop of receivers being rolled out by the Jaguars with Cody Kessler under center. Cornerbacks Adoree' Jackson and Logan Ryan have not shown to be as vulnerable as Butler throughout the year, but they also have failed to consistently win their matchups on a weekly basis. The defensive line will play a big part in how effective the Titans should be on defense this week, as they have played well overall this season and should be proficient enough to win in the trenches against what is a very subpar Jaguars offensive line receiving the worst grade in the league in pass protection according to Matt Bitonti of Footballguys.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36
D.J. Chark's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2018 Week 8 vs PHI (5 / 4 / 41 / 0 rec)
Chark continues his up-and-down rookie campaign as a rotational wide receiver. He is still not ready to be an NFL contributor. He actively hurt the team with a devastating drop in the redzone, a would-be touchdown catch over the middle where he was untouched and just bobbled and dropped the ball.
2018 Week 7 vs HOU (7 / 4 / 31 / 0 rec)
Chark had a 15 yard reception on a Deep Curl where he was the only WR in a heavy formation early in the game. He didn't run his route deep enough on a 3rd and 5, resulting in a punt. He had an In cut underneath that he ran at about 3 yards and was tackled short of the marker as soon as he caught it. He muffed a punt with 5 minutes left in the 2nd quarter but was able to recover the ball.
2018 Week 5 vs KC (4 / 2 / 68 / 0 rec)
Chark finally showed up to an NFL game without actively hurting his team. On the first drive of the game, he made a contested catch on a 9 route for 34 yards. He fought to work back to a ball thrown too far inside, tracked the ball and made the catch through (uncalled) pass interference. His second catch was just as impressive - an over the shoulder bucket catch also on a 9 route for 30+ yards. Fought through a (called) pass interference.
2018 Week 2 vs NE (4 / 1 / 13 / 0 rec)
Chark showed good awareness by picking up Dede Westbrook's fumble on the first drive and actually picked up extra yardage to get a first down. After that, however, it was mostly all negatives. He was the recipient of a back-shoulder fade target while the first half was closing out, but really showed his rawness on this target. He couldn't get off the DB, work towards the sideline, or look for the ball in time. He made his first catch of the season on a slant in the third quarter and proceeded to fumble the ball and turn it over during the tackle attempt. He will likely replace Moncrief if Moncrief has to miss time, but is simply too raw to be a contributor right now.
2018 Week 1 vs NYG (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Chark mainly comes in as the lone WR in one WR sets, however these plays are mostly all runs or play action checkdowns.
Latest NewsJaguars | Week 14 Jacksonville Jaguars inactives (Thu Dec 6, 06:54 PM) - The Jacksonville Jaguars have declared DL Abry Jones, OG Josh Walker, SS Barry Church, CB Tre Herndon, RB David Williams, WR DJ Chark and DB C.J. Reavis inactive for Week 14. Our View: Rookie Ronnie Harrison will get a start again in the secondary and he's worth a look in IDP leagues.
link to story Jaguars | Wednesday status report for Jaguars (Wed Dec 5, 04:09 PM) - Jacksonville Jaguars WR DJ Chark (quadriceps) and DT Abry Jones (shin) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 5, and have been ruled out for Week 14. S Cody Davis (hamstring) and OL Josh Walker (foot, ankle) were limited and are questionable. DE Calais Campbell (ankle), OT Jermey Parnell (knee), CB Jalen Ramsey (knee), CB Tre Herndon (ankle), LB Lerentee McCray (hamstring) and CB Quenton Meeks (knee) participated fully. link to story Jaguars | Tuesday practice report for Jaguars (Tue Dec 4, 07:15 PM) - Jacksonville Jaguars WR DJ Chark (quadriceps) and DT Abry Jones (shin) did not practice Tuesday, Dec. 4. DE Calais Campbell (ankle), S Cody Davis (hamstring), OT Jermey Parnell (knee), CB Jalen Ramsey (knee) and OG Josh Walker (foot, ankle) were limited. CB Tre Herndon (ankle), DE Lerentee McCray (hamstring) and CB Quenton Meeks (knee) practiced in full. link to story Jaguars | Monday injury report for Jaguars (Mon Dec 3, 05:03 PM) - Jacksonville Jaguars WR DJ Chark (quadriceps) and DT Abry Jones (shin) did not practice Monday, Dec. 3. DE Calais Campbell (ankle), FS Cody Davis (hamstring), OT Jermey Parnell (knee), CB Jalen Ramsey (knee) and OG Josh Walker (foot, ankle) were limited. CB Tre Herndon (ankle), DE Lerentee McCray (hamstring) and CB Quenton Meeks (knee) participated fully. link to story Jaguars | Week 13 Jacksonville Jaguars inactives (Sun Dec 2, 11:39 AM) - The Jacksonville Jaguars have declared DT Eli Ankou, OG Josh Walker, LB Blair Brown, CB Tre Herndon, WR DJ Chark, LB Lerentee McCray and CB Quenton Meeks inactive for Week 13. link to story More News
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