D.J. Chark

Sports Injury Predictor

Preseason

Chance of Injury in 2020: question mark 77%
Chance of Injury per Game: question mark 8.8%
Projected Games missed for 2020: question mark 1.7
Durability: question mark 4

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D.J. Chark Player Overview

Darrell ‘D.J.’ Clark Jr. will be 24-years old in September. He was born in Alexandria, Louisiana, and went to a local high school where he played football and track. As a running back in high school, he got the attention of several big-name schools, including Oklahoma State and Texas A&M, but ended up staying in-state at Louisiana State University (LSU).

His time at LSU is interesting. Over his first two seasons, despite playing in 11 games, Chark did not record one reception. In his junior season, in 2016, he caught 26 passes for 466 yards and 3 touchdowns. Then followed this up with 40 receptions for 874 yards and 3 touchdowns in his senior season. He was known as ‘The Flash” during his time in LSU due to his straight-ahead speed.

Chark attended the 2018 Senior Bowl, where he caught five passes for 160 yards and a touchdown that gained him immediate recognition as a potential top wide receiver in the upcoming draft. He then attended the NFL Combine, where his draft stock continued to rise. He measured 6’ 2 ?” and weighed 199 pounds, running a blazing 4.34-second 40-yard dash.

Ranked as the 5th best wide receiver heading into the draft and expected to be a second-round pick, the Jacksonville Jaguars chose Chark in the second round as the 8th wideout off the board.

After a rookie season that saw D.J. Chark catch just 14 passes for 174 yards and zero touchdowns in 11 games, he became forgotten. Surprisingly how easily a 6’4” and 198-pound athlete drafted in the second round can become invisible.

Chark made people forget about any deficiencies in Week 1 of the 2019 season when he caught 4 passes for 146-yards and a score. He would score in the first three-weeks, and add another 11 receptions for 131 yards in the next two contests.

For the first 11 weeks of 2019, he was the WR5 in fantasy. Chark stumbled down to a WR64 in the next five weeks, catching just 22 passes…

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D.J. Chark Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Oct 11, 2020 NFL Pedal Ankle Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Chark suffered an ankle injury in the fourth quarter of the Week 5 game versus the Texans. He was active for the next game
Sep 20, 2020 NFL Back Lower Lumbar Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Jacksonville was sidelined for the team's Week 3 loss to the Dolphins with a back injury sustained on a deep pass against Tennessee.
Sep 20, 2020 NFL Chest Rib Sprain/Pull Unspecified Jacksonville was sidelined for the team's Week 3 loss to the Dolphins with a chest injury sustained on a deep pass against Tennessee.
Dec 8, 2019 NFL Pedal Ankle Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Chark was forced out of Sunday's game against the Chargers with an ankle injury. He missed the following game.
Nov 18, 2018 NFL Leg Quad Strain Chark missed 5 games with a quad injury.