The Jacksonville Jaguars don’t have many building blocks. It’s a total rebuild in Jacksonville, minus DJ Chark. The Jags wide receiver is criminally underrated and has already proven that he’s a number one wide receiver in the NFL. Because Chark plays in Jacksonville, nobody has quite noticed how great he is.
Chark, 23, was one player I really wanted in fantasy. Too bad he was taken. In his 2nd NFL season, Chark reeled in 73 receptions for 1,008 yards, and 8 touchdowns. He was a solid fantasy asset all year in Jacksonville of all places. That was with a rookie 6th round pick and Nick Foles throwing him the football.
Five Thirty Eight published an article recently trying to gauge just how good a receiver is. It’s one thing to put up numbers but how open does it get? Quarterbacks have a lot to do with production. Getting open is how we should judge a player. On deep attempts, nobody burned his defender more than Chark.
Chark is a monster on the deep ball. It’s not super surprising considering he ran a 4.34 – 40 time at the combine. He also killed people deep at the Senior Bowl too. Tyreek Hill is probably recognized as the best deep threat in the league. Having Pat Mahomes helps. Chark continues to win deep more than anybody.
More so, Chark is 6-foot-4. Chark isn’t just fast. He’s enormous too. Better yet, if Chark has a chance to come down with it, he does. The former LSU product has never dropped a catchable target 20 plus yards down the field (which he runs frequently).
For fantasy purposes, Chark is in a good spot. It’s a Jaguars team that’s going to be in plenty of shootouts with a bad defense and Gardner Minshew. DJ Chark is only going to be the beneficiary of a lot of garbage time stats. You also want to invest in this talent. Size, speed, and gets open. Chark is establishing himself as one of the best in the league. You just haven’t noticed because he plays in Jacksonville.