DJ Chark

DJ Chark

25-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Jacksonville Jaguars
IR
Injury Ankle
Est. Return 3/1/2022
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
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$Signed a four-year, $4.45 million contract with the Jaguars in May of 2018.
Officially out for season
WRJacksonville Jaguars
Ankle
October 25, 2021
Coach Urban Meyer confirmed Monday that Chark (ankle) is out for the season, John Shipley of SI.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Meyer took his time confirming the length of Chark's recovery timetable, as the wideout was placed on IR due to a fractured left ankle back on Oct. 4, but the season-ending nature of his injury can now be considered official. As Meyer noted Monday, Jamal Agnew has impressed over the last two weeks after stepping into a larger role on offense, but Marvin Jones and Laviska Shenault remain the clear top two wideouts on Jacksonville's depth chart.
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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.
  • % Targeted On Route
    Targets divided by total routes run. Also known as TPRR.
  • Avg Yds Per Route Run
    Receiving yards divided by total routes run. Also known as YPRR.
Air Yards Per Game
84.3
 
Air Yards Per Snap
2.12
 
% Team Air Yards
12.0%
 
% Team Targets
6.0%
 
Avg Depth of Target
16.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
31.8%
 
Drop Rate
9.1%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
3.7
 
% Targeted On Route
13.9%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
0.97
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Snap Counts
Snap %
Jacksonville JaguarsJaguars 2021 WR Snap Distribution See more data like this | See last season's snap counts
#% of Team Snaps

61358%
21090%
49346%
17374%
24823%
8938%
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13156%
14714%
4017%
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71%
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61%
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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Overall QB Rating Against
90.9
 
Cornerbacks
89.4
 
Safeties
80.4
 
Linebackers
104.9
 
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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
 
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring DJ Chark
Target Breakdown: Week 10 WR/TE Recap & Week 11 Sleepers
13 days ago
TE Dan Arnold still hasn't scored a touchdown since he was traded to Jacksonville, but he's getting steady volume as the unexpected go-to target for rookie QB Trevor Lawrence.
Target Breakdown: Week 9 WR/TE Recap & Week 10 Sleepers
20 days ago
Rashod Bateman, Pat Freiermuth and Elijah Moore are suddenly thriving, but playing time could be an issue for all three rookies as veteran teammates return from injuries.
Target Breakdown: Week 6 WR/TE Recap & Week 7 Sleepers
41 days ago
It was a rough week for pass catchers around the league, but Washington's Ricky Seals-Jones looks like a solid TE1 until Logan Thomas returns from a hamstring injury.
Exploiting the Matchups: Week 6 Start/Sit
46 days ago
Joe Burrow and the Bengals offense should take a bit out of their cat cousins in Detroit this weekend, potentially supporting productive outings for all three wide receivers.
Target Breakdown: Week 5 WR/TE Recap & Week 6 Sleepers
48 days ago
Brown TE David Njoku made a splash this past weekend, but RotoWire's Jerry Donabedian will need to see more routes and snaps before truly buying in.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2020
2019
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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Officially placed on IR
WRJacksonville Jaguars
Ankle
October 4, 2021
Chark (ankle) was placed on injured reserve Monday.
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Heading to IR
WRJacksonville Jaguars
Ankle
October 4, 2021
Chark (ankle) will be placed on IR on Monday, John Shipley of SI.com reports.
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Likely out for season
WRJacksonville Jaguars
Ankle
October 1, 2021
Chark, who is expected to miss the rest of the season after sustaining a fractured left ankle during Thursday's loss to the Bengals, is likely to require surgery to repair the injury, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Suffers broken ankle
WRJacksonville Jaguars
Ankle
September 30, 2021
Chark suffered a fractured ankle during Thursay's matchup against the Bengals, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Carted off Thursday
WRJacksonville Jaguars
Leg
September 30, 2021
Chark exited Thursday's game against the Bengals with a left leg injury, Michael DiRocco of ESPN.com reports.
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