DJ Chark
DJ Chark
24-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Jacksonville Jaguars
2021 Fantasy Outlook
After his breakout 2019, a combination of rib, shin and ankle injuries cost Chark three games last year, and he never found any consistency with the Jaguars’ carousel of subpar quarterbacks. But help is on the way. The Jaguars drew the first pick in the draft, with which they selected uber-prospect Trevor Lawrence, who should provide an immediate and significant upgrade. At 6-4, 198, with blazing 4.34 speed, a 40-inch vertical and a 129-inch broad jump, Chark’s athletic profile jumps off the page. And he’s already put up a 1,000-yard, eight-TD season with Gardner Minshew and Nick Foles. Chark won’t just have a new quarterback, but also a new offensive coordinator (Darrell Bevell) and new coach (Urban Meyer). Bevell has directed some run-heavy offenses, but Meyer’s teams have usually had more wide-open attacks, and with Lawrence under center, we have to imagine the Jaguars will be throwing it. Chark should be the top target, but second-year man Laviska Shenault showed promise as the rookie, and the team signed veteran Marvin Jones this offseason. Read Past Outlooks
RANKS
$Signed a four-year, $4.45 million contract with the Jaguars in May of 2018.
Records TD grab in loss
WRJacksonville Jaguars
September 12, 2021
Chark brought in three of 12 targets for 86 yards and a touchdown in the Jaguars' 37-21 loss to the Texans on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
As his extremely poor catch rate implies, Chark's afternoon would have been a complete fantasy washout had it not been for his sensational 41-yard touchdown grab late in the third quarter. The chemistry between Chark and rookie quarterback Trevor Lawrence clearly needs some work, but the respective talent of each player should certainly lead to some big games as the season unfolds. Chark will look to start making good on that potential in a Week 2 home battle versus the Broncos.
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How do DJ Chark's 2021 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
195.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
3.15
 
% Team Air Yards
48.6%
 
% Team Targets
24.5%
 
Avg Depth of Target
16.3 Yds
 
Catch Rate
25.0%
 
Drop Rate
8.3%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
4.0
 
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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Sunday, Sep 19th at 1:00PM
Overall QB Rating Against
78.6
 
Cornerbacks
84.4
 
Safeties
100.7
 
Linebackers
42.4
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do DJ Chark's measurables compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 4"
 
Weight
198 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.34 sec
 
Vertical Jump
40.0 in
 
Broad Jump
129 in
 
Bench Press
16 reps
 
Hand Length
9.25 in
 
Arm Length
32.38 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2018
Despite doing little in 11 games as a rookie, Chark broke out in Year 2, making the most of his 118 targets - 13.8 YPC, 8.5 YPT - for a below-average passing team. At 6-4, 198, and with blazing 4.34 speed, a 40-inch vertical leap and 129-inch broad jump, Chark's physical tools are approaching Randy Moss territory. While he had only one catch of 40-plus yards, Chark caught 17 for 20-plus (T-9th), and there's little doubt he's fast enough to stretch the field. He didn't see a ton of work in the red zone (15 total targets, six from inside the 10) but still scored eight touchdowns and had only four drops all year. With Nick Foles in Chicago, it should be second-year quarterback Gardner Minshew's team all offseason, and he should get better and improve his rapport with the Jags' top receiver. The Jaguars drafted bruiser Laviska Shenault in the second round, and Dede Westbrook is still around, but they're more likely to compete with one another and Chris Conley than cut into Chark's secured role. Finally, the Jaguars offense should improve under new offensive coordinator Jay Gruden, who hasn't had a young receiver with this type of size and speed since he coached A.J. Green in Cincinnati.
A former LSU Tiger, Chark was selected in the second round of the 2018 draft and proceeded to be a non-factor in an unproductive offense for most of the season. He missed five games with a quad injury and had 14 catches for 174 yards, looking very much like a receiver relying on raw talent rather than technical skill. At 6-4, 198 pounds, and with a 4.34 40-yard dash and 40-inch vertical, the 22-year-old still possesses elite tools, but needs to take a significant step forward this offseason in order to utilize them. Dede Westbrook is locked in for regular snaps, but beyond that it's more of a crapshoot for the Jaguars at wide receiver. Chark has a realistic chance to secure the No. 2 or 3 role as he competes with Chris Conley, Marquise Lee and Keelan Cole. The upgrade to Nick Foles at quarterback should help Chark from both a developmental and production standpoint, but at this point it's difficult to call him a potential sleeper given his struggles last year.
The 6-4, 198-pound receiver out of LSU was a potential first-round pick in April's draft, but the Jaguars were able to snatch him late in the second round. Chark had a dominant combine with a 4.34 40-yard dash, 40-inch vertical and 129-inch broad jump after posting 40 catches for 874 yards (21.9 average) and three touchdowns for the Tigers in 2017. The 21-year-old seems unlikely to take on a high-volume role due to the Jaguars run-heavy offense and depth of talent at wide receiver, but his potential as a big-play threat could have Chark making significant contributions in his rookie season.
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Fully recovered from finger surgery
WRJacksonville Jaguars
September 8, 2021
Chark (finger) isn't listed on the injury report for Jacksonville's Week 1 matchup with Houston, Michael DiRocco of ESPN.com reports.
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Recovered from broken finger
WRJacksonville Jaguars
Finger
September 6, 2021
Chark (finger) is 100 percent healthy entering Week 1 after sitting out the preseason, John Reid of The Florida Times-Union reports.
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No worries for Week 1
WRJacksonville Jaguars
Finger
August 31, 2021
Chark (finger) is on track for Sept. 12's season opener in Houston, Michael DiRocco of ESPN.com reports.
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Sits out preseason finale
WRJacksonville Jaguars
Finger
August 29, 2021
Chark (finger) won't suit up for Sunday's preseason finale against the Cowboys.
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Spotted at practice
WRJacksonville Jaguars
Finger
August 17, 2021
Chark (finger) was on the field with pads at Monday's practice but didn't catch any passes, James Johnson of Jags Wire reports.
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