D.J. Chark

Carolina Panthers
Wide Receiver #17
Carolina Panthers
Wide Receiver #17

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DJ Chark Jr. Removed From Final Injury Report

Carolina Panthers wide receiver DJ Chark Jr. (hamstring) will enter the Week 4 game on Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings without an injury designation. Chark was rested on Wednesday, put in a limited practice on Thursday and was a full-go on Friday, so he will be active this weekend. The 27-year-old saw one target in his team debut in Week 2 but made an impact in the Week 3 loss to the Seattle Seahawks with Andy Dalton at quarterback, catching four of 11 targets for 86 yards and a touchdown. The return of rookie QB Bryce Young (ankle) this weekend doesn't exactly bode well for Chark's chances of producing another nice game through the air in Week 4.

Sep 29, 2023 1:32 PM EST

DJ Chark Jr., Jonathan Mingo Limited Thursday

Carolina Panthers wide receivers DJ Chark Jr. (hamstring) and Jonathan Mingo (concussion) were both limited at practice on Thursday. Chark was rested on Wednesday before returning to a limited showing Thursday. The 27-year-old had a strong day in the Week 3 loss to the Seattle Seahawks, catching four of his 11 targets for 86 yards and a touchdown, but it also came with backup quarterback Andy Dalton at the helm. Most of his damage is going to come deep down the field, and he'll be more unpredictable with rookie QB Bryce Young (ankle) returning this week against the Minnesota Vikings. Mingo is even more of a dice roll as a flex option in deeper leagues, and he still needs to clear the concussion protocol before getting the green light to play in Week 4.

Sep 28, 2023 7:54 PM EST

D.J. Chark Draws 11 Targets, Finds The End Zone In Week 3

Carolina Panthers wide receiver D.J. Chark had a big afternoon in a 37-27 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Chark hauled in four of his 11 targets for 86 yards and a touchdown in the high-scoring loss in Week 3. In the second quarter, the veteran wideout spun out of a tackle attempt at the Seattle 15-yard line and raced to the end zone for his first touchdown of the season. Chark dealt with a hamstring injury late in the preseason and missed Week 1 but he appears to be rounding into form. He is on the map as a flex play in deeper leagues heading into a Week 4 matchup against a porous Minnesota Vikings secondary.

Sep 24, 2023 8:57 PM EST

DJ Chark Jr. Active On Monday Night

Carolina Panthers wide receiver DJ Chark Jr. (hamstring), who was questionable to play on Monday night against the New Orleans Saints, is active and will make his debut for the Panthers. Chark has been dealing with a hamstring injury since late August and was forced to sit out of the team's Week 1 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. Now that the 26-year-old is back, he'll give rookie first-round quarterback Bryce Young another receiving threat, mostly deep down the field. His return will be bad news for the fantasy ceilings of wideouts Adam Thielen and rookie Jonathan Mingo and tight end Hayden Hurst. The oft-injured Chark will most likely be a boom/bust WR4/5 in fantasy leagues this year in an offense that is expected to spread the ball around.

Sep 18, 2023 6:06 PM EST

DJ Chark Jr. Limited Again Friday

Carolina Panthers wide receiver DJ Chark Jr. (hamstring) was listed as a limited practice participant for the second straight day on Friday. Chark was inactive for the Week 1 loss to the Atlanta Falcons, and his status remains up in the air for a Week 2 meeting with the New Orleans Saints on Monday Night Football. The 26-year-old appears to be making some progress with his injury this week, but he could be questionable and is much too risky to rely on in fantasy lineups, especially with Carolina's game not coming until Monday this week. Rookie quarterback Bryce Young is likely to continue to keep spreading the ball around on offense, making all of the rookie's pass-catchers pretty unreliable for fantasy purposes against a lockdown Saints defense in Week 2.

Sep 15, 2023 1:17 PM EST

DJ Chark Jr. Eyes Panthers Debut In Week 2

Carolina Panthers wide receiver DJ Chark Jr. (hamstring) could make his season debut in Week 2 against the New Orleans Saints on Monday night. The 26-year-old missed the Panthers' final preseason game and last week's season opener against the Atlanta Falcons due to a strained hamstring suffered on Aug. 22. Chark was signed in the offseason to a one-year, $5 million contract and was expected to be a reliable target for rookie quarterback Bryce Young. Last week, Young threw the ball 38 times but completed only 20 of his passes. In Week 2, the Panthers face a Saints defense that held DeAndre Hopkins to 65 yards. Even if Chark does play on Monday night, he is probably best left on fantasy benches.

Sep 14, 2023 2:30 PM EST

DJ Chark Jr. Ruled Out For Week 1

Carolina Panthers wide receiver DJ Chark Jr. (hamstring) returned to practice in a limited capacity on Friday after being sidelined the last two days. However, Chark has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Falcons. His absence should lead to significant volume for Adam Thielen (ankle), who is listed as questionable, Jonathan Mingo, Terrace Marshall Jr., and Laviska Shenault Jr.

Sep 8, 2023 3:03 PM EST

DJ Chark Jr. Held Out Of Wednesday's Practice

Carolina Panthers wide receiver DJ Chark Jr. (hamstring) wasn't able to practice on Wednesday. Chark has been held out of action for the Panthers since Aug. 23 and is in danger of missing the regular season opener in Week 1 this Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons. The 26-year-old is expected to be rookie first-round quarterback Bryce Young's primary deep threat in his first year in Carolina, but he's hard to rely on because of injury concerns and the fact that Young is expected to spread the ball around in his first NFL season. If Chark is unable to suit up this weekend, it will likely be Adam Thielen, rookie Jonathan Mingo and Terrace Marshall Jr. as Young's top-three aerial targets.

Sep 6, 2023 7:27 PM EST

DJ Chark Jr. Optimistic About Week 1

Carolina Panthers wide receiver DJ Chark Jr. (hamstring) said his hamstring is feeling good and he's optimistic about his chances of playing in Week 1 of the regular season against the Atlanta Falcons. Chark missed the last two weeks of the preseason but was able to do some rehab work at practice on Tuesday. There's a chance that the 26-year-old may not be ready for the start of the 2023 regular season, which would open up more work for Adam Thielen, Terrace Marshall Jr. (back), rookie Jonathan Mingo and Laviska Shenault Jr. (concussion). Chark has had issues with injuries in his career, but when healthy, he could be a nice deep threat for rookie quarterback Bryce Young in 2023 in his first year in Carolina.

Aug 29, 2023 3:33 PM EST

DJ Chark Jr. Should Be Big-Play Target

Carolina Panthers rookie first-round quarterback Bryce Young and wide receiver DJ Chark Jr. (hamstring) have connected down the field often in training camp this summer. Chark's size-speed combination made him a second-round pick in 2018 by the Jacksonville Jaguars, but he's been plagued by injuries outside of his Pro Bowl season in 2019. Although Chark is dealing with a hamstring injury right now, the Panthers are confident offseason surgery fixed a foot issue that has bothered him the last two years. If he can stay healthy in his first year in Carolina, he could emerge as a deep threat on a team lacking a true No. 1 pass-catcher. The 26-year-old is going to have to get healthy before the regular season, though, and prove it with some nice performances early in the year for most fantasy managers to want to consider plucking him off the waiver wire.

Aug 25, 2023 12:13 AM EST

DJ Chark Jr. Dealing With Hamstring Injury

Carolina Panthers wide receiver DJ Chark Jr. (hamstring) is dealing with a hamstring injury at training camp, according to the team. Chark was unable to practice on Wednesday, and his availability for Week 1 of the regular season could be in question. The 26-year-old will almost certainly sit out Friday's preseason finale against the Detroit Lions. The Panthers are currently dealing with their share of receiver injuries, as Terrance Marshall Jr. (back) and Laviska Shenault Jr. (concussion) are also injured. Chark is an injury-prone, inconsistent deep threat in a new offense led by rookie quarterback Bryce Young, so he'll most likely go undrafted in standard 12-team leagues, especially if he's in danger of missing Week 1.

Aug 23, 2023 1:24 PM EST

D.J. Chark Sees Two Targets In Preseason Loss

Carolina Panthers wide receiver D.J. Chark caught one of his two targets for 13 yards in a 21-19 preseason loss to the New York Giants on Friday. Chark started with the first team and wound up playing on two drives before taking the rest of the day off. The veteran wideout has now caught two passes for 18 yards through two preseason contests. It remains to be seen how good the Carolina offense is this season, setting Chark up as a WR5 in fantasy.

Aug 19, 2023 6:25 AM EST

Building chemistry with rookie QB

Chark and QB Bryce Young have developed timing quickly, especially on deep passes, Joseph Person of The Athletic reports.

Aug 3, 2023 9:06 AM EST

Upgraded to team drills Thursday

Chark (ankle) participated in team drills at Thursday's practice, Mike Kaye of The Charlotte Observer reports.

Jun 8, 2023 4:43 PM EST

Individual work coming

Coach Frank Reich said he expects Chark (ankle) to take part during individual drills at OTAs on Friday, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.

Jun 1, 2023 12:41 PM EST

Held out of Team Drills

Chark (ankle) had his helmet at Monday's practice but didn't participate in team drills, Mike Kaye of The Charlotte Observer reports.

May 23, 2023 6:59 AM EST

Makes game-sealing catch

Chark caught three of four passes for 14 yards during Sunday's 20-16 win over Green Bay.

Jan 9, 2023 9:05 PM EST

Two long gains against Bears

Chark caught two of four targets for 56 yards during Sunday's 41-10 win over the Bears.

Jan 1, 2023 2:00 PM EST

Tops century mark

Chark caught four of five targets for 108 yards during Saturday's loss to the Panthers.

Dec 25, 2022 8:01 AM EST

Blanketed by Jets

Chark caught one of two passes for 18 yards during Sunday's 20-17 win over the Jets.

Dec 18, 2022 2:13 PM EST