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DJ Chark Fantasy Output Falls Flat in First Half Against Titans in Week 12

Jason Schandl
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DJ Chark came into Week 12 ranking sixth among all wide receivers with 18.1 PPR fantasy points per game in what has been a breakout sophomore season.

Fantasy football owners counting on him to keep that up in this afternoon's game against the Tennessee Titans have been sorely disappointed though, as Chark turned three targets into just two receptions for 16 yards in the first half.

The Jags scored only three points in the first half, but Chark's numbers were underwhelming even as part of that struggling unit. Three players (RB Leonard Fournette and WRs Chris Conley and Dede Westbrook) had more receptions than Chark in the half, and all three also saw more targets.

Chark did have one of his best games of the season in Week 11, turning 15 targets into eight receptions, 104 yards and two touchdowns, so there's still a decent chance this dud is just a fluke, though.

Chark also came into this game nursing a hamstring injury, and while his availability was never really in doubt, that could also be slowing him down against the Titans.

It's not time to panic about Chark just yet, especially since he came into this game as one of the most productive wideouts in fantasy football.

If this injury lingers or Nick Foles continues to go elsewhere with the ball, hurting Chark's target share, it could have a negative impact on his fantasy outlook down the stretch.

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