DJ Chark Injury Update Hurts Fantasy Outlook, Boosts Dede Westbrook and Chris Conley for Week 15
The Jacksonville Jaguars suffered multiple losses on Sunday. First, they were dominated by the Los Angeles Chargers, losing 45-10. They also seemingly lost their top receiver for Week 15, with DJ Chark suffering an ankle injury.
Chark finished the big loss on Sunday with nine receptions and 75 yards on 10 targets. He led the team in all three receiving categories, but he suffered an injury that many fear could keep him out awhile.
Initially diagnosed as a sprained ankle, Chark was seen leaving the locker room with a walked boot and a scooter, which typically indicates a more severe injury has taken place.
The Jaguars sit at the bottom of the division with a 4-9 record and nothing to play for but pride. If Chark's injury does lean on the more serious side of a sprained ankle, there wouldn't be much incentive to rush him back and risk further injury, which could mean the receiver's season is over.
If Chark is to remain out, it looks like Dede Westbrook would be the Jaguars receiver to own, while Chris Conley would also get a big boost. Chark has been held under 50 yards in five games this season. Westbrook was active for four of these games and, in each instance, he was the leading receiver on the team.
In the four games where Chark struggled and Westbrook was active, Westbrook averaged 62 yards on 7.8 targets, and he also found the end zone once. He checks in at WR27 in our Week 15 PPR fantasy football rankings.
Conley doesn't offer the same kind of upside, but an increased workload is still enough to make him a top waiver wire pickup for Week 15.
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