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DJ Chark Fantasy Outlook Skyrocketing After Monster Game Against Panthers in Week 5

David Kaestle
Jacksonville Jaguars v Denver Broncos
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DJ Chark has thrust himself into the fantasy football WR1 conversation with an explosive performance against the Carolina Panthers in Week 5. Chark was already ninth at the position in fantasy scoring coming into the Week 5 matchup, but with his 32.4-point half-point per reception performance, that ranking will most definitely be improving.

Through Week 5, Chark leads all Jaguars players in receiving yards (485), receptions (27) and TDs (five). As of publication of this article, he also ranked No. 4 in the NFL in receiving yards, No. 2 in touchdowns and No. 15 in receptions. Additionally, he is No. 5 in air yards, which can be attributed to his big pay ability and Minshew's willingness to throw the ball deep down field.

Outside of Chark's 6.4-point performance in Week 4 against the Broncos, he has put up at least 15 fantasy points in every game (half-point PPR scoring).

With the continued solid play from rookie Gardner Minshew and the clear chemistry he's created with Chark, its safe to say the second-year wideout is a must-start every week moving forward.

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