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DJ Chark

#2 WR,


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135 FPTS

RANK: 72


26 yrs


6'4'' / 205 lbs




Breaks out in Week 3

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-24

Chark caught four of 11 targets for 86 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 37-27 loss to the Seahawks.

After seeing only one target in his season debut last week, Chark was a key part of the offense with rookie Bryce Young (ankle) on the sidelines and veteran QB Andy Dalton under center instead. Chark did most of his damage on a 47-yard TD grab in the second quarter that briefly gave the Panthers the lead. Young could be back in Week 4, which would put a damper on the fantasy outlooks of the team's receiving options, but if Dalton is at the helm again, Chark would have a lot of appeal against a Vikings secondary that just got torched for 25 catches and 336 yards by the Chargers' WR duo of Keenan Allen and Mike Williams (knee).

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One catch in Carolina debut

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-18

Chark (hamstring) caught his only target for 15 yards in Monday's 20-17 loss to the Saints.

Chark made his Panthers debut after missing the season opener with a hamstring injury. Rookie quarterback Bryce Young had only one completion longer than 15 yards, but Chark produced the passing attack's second-longest play by drawing an 18-yard pass interference penalty in New Orleans territory in the fourth quarter. That play set up Carolina's third field goal of the game, but the Panthers have scored just two touchdowns through two games heading into a Week 3 trip to Seattle.

Making team debut Monday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-18

Chark (hamstring) is active for Monday's game versus the Saints, David Newton of reports.

Prior to sitting out Week 1 in Atlanta, Chark managed just one limited session due to the hamstring injury that has followed him since at least Aug. 23. During Week 2 prep, he kicked it off with back-to-back capped practices before getting back to all activity Saturday. Still, he was deemed questionable for Monday Night Football. Now that he's officially available for his Panthers debut, Chark should be one of rookie quarterback Bryce Young's top pass catchers along with WRs Adam Thielen and Jonathan Mingo and TE Hayden Hurst.

Trending in right direction

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-16

Chark is listed as questionable for Monday's contest against the Saints

Perhaps more important than the injury designation was Chark's availability at practice as the veteran participated fully Saturday after being limited the previous two days. It's worth noting Chark ultimately did not play Week 1 despite practicing on a limited basis, so his status should still be monitored closely heading into Monday's primetime matchup. Should the 26-year-old suit up, expect Chark to split playing time with Adam Thielen and Jonathan Mingo among the starting unit.

Listed as limited again

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-15

Chark (hamstring) is listed as a limited participant on Friday's estimated practice report.

The Panthers only held a walk-through Friday in preparation for Monday's matchup with the Saints. It remains to be seen if Chark can earn an upgrade Saturday, but even if not he should at least manage a 'questionable' designation for the second straight week (after not playing in Carolina's opener).

Officially limited Thursday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-14

Chark (hamstring) was a limited practice participant Thursday, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official site reports.

Chark has been dealing with a hamstring injury since at least Aug. 23 that kept him sidelined for the Panthers' season-opening loss in Atlanta this past Sunday. Prior to that contest, he managed one limited session last Friday, and he now has been active in drills in back-to-back days. Chark told Mike Kaye of The Charlotte Observer earlier Thursday that he's optimistic about making his debut with Carolina this coming Monday against the Saints, but ultimately a decision on his Week 2 availability could come down to a game-time call. If he's able to suit up, Chark will join a receiving corps composed of WRs Adam Thielen and Jonathan Mingo and TE Hayden Hurst, among others.

Practicing to start week

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-13

Chark (hamstring) practiced Wednesday, Mike Kaye of The Charlotte Observer reports.

There's no official Wednesday injury report ahead of the Monday matchup with New Orleans in Week 2. Chark told reporters last week that he thought he was ready to play in the opener but might be held out until the second game, and his participation in practice Wednesday suggests the plan is still on track. Adam Thielen, Jonathan Mingo and Terrace Marshall all ran routes on at least 90 percent of Bryce Young's dropbacks in Sunday's 24-10 loss to Atlanta, combining for 52 yards on 190 snaps in a game that saw TE Hayden Hurst and RB Bijan Robinson emerge as the only productive pass catchers for either team. Chark could take snaps from any and all of the three WRs, with Marshall in particular at high risk of being demoted to a backup role.

Ruled out despite practicing

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-08

Chark (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game in Atlanta despite returning to practice Friday, Augusta Stone of the Panthers' official site reports.

Chark was a limited participant, reportedly working on the side, in his first practice since the third week of August. He did tell reporters Thursday that he felt good enough to play, but he also acknowledged the team might have him wait until Week 2 against New Orleans to make his Panthers regular-season debut. Fellow wide receiver Adam Thielen (ankle) is listed as questionable for Week 1, while Terrace Marshall (back) doesn't have an injury designation and likely will fill in for Chark as the team's downfield/perimeter threat.

Not looking great for Week 1

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-08

Chark (hamstring) looks "iffy' for Sunday against the Falcons after only doing side work during Friday's practice, according to Joe Person of The Athletic.

Chark told reporters he feels good enough to play but that the team is still deciding whether to suit him up Week 1 or wait until Week 2. An absence might free up a starting opportunity for Terrace Marshall, who is dealing with a back injury and was limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday. Rookie Jonathan Mingo is the only one of Carolina's projected Top 4 wideouts not on the injury report, with Adam Thielen (ankle) limited Wednesday and then absent Thursday.

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