DJ Chark Injury Update Clouds Fantasy Outlook as Possible Game-Time Decision for Week 15

DJ Chark in a Week 13 loss to the Buccaneers.
DJ Chark in a Week 13 loss to the Buccaneers. / James Gilbert/Getty Images

DJ Chark, top wide receiver for the Jacksonville Jaguars, left the Week 14 game against the Los Angeles Chargers with an ankle injury, only to be seen with a walking boot and scooter after the game. However, Chark will reportedly be traveling with the team to Oakland this week, leaving his status up in the air.

The practice report near the end of the week should reveal more about Chark's status for this week. Through Wednesday, he had not logged practice reps yet. At just 4-9, the Jaguars are not likely to push Chark if they believe he would be at risk of aggravating his injury.

If Chark is indeed ruled out with his sprained ankle, Dede Westbrook would be the receiver to benefit most and would immediately take on a role that is relevant for fantasy football this week.

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, averaging 62 yards on 7.8 targets, and he also found the end zone once.

Account for Chark missing this game, Westbrook checks in at WR25 in our Week 15 PPR fantasy football rankings.

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