DJ Chark Fantasy Output Disappoints With First-Half Dud Against Buccaneers in Week 13

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DJ Chark looked poised for a massive fantasy game in Week 13. Nick Foles had been averaging 47.5 passing attempts per game since returning in Week 11, with Chark seeing 10.5 targets per game during that span.

The Jacksonville Jaguars also had a great matchup against a Tampa Bay Buccaneers' defense that has allowed a league-high 44.1 PPR points per game to opposing wideouts. Surprisingly, however, Chark is going into halftime without a catch on just two targets.

To be fair, Jacksonville's entire offense has had a rough go of it in the first half. Foles completed six of his 13 pass attempts for 82 yards, and he's been responsible for three turnovers.

There's still plenty of time for Chark to turn it around, especially with Jacksonville trailing 25-0. Foles will likely have to air it out early and often in the second half, and against a secondary as shaky Tampa Bay's, that could lead to a big second half for Chark.

Even so, fantasy owners have to be disappointed thus far, as this looked like a fantastic spot for Chark considering he was WR5 in our Week 13 fantasy football PPR rankings.

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