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News: 1 day agoChark caught two of five targets for 16 yards with one touchdown during Thursday's 28-25 loss to the Bills.
Spin: Chark snagged a short touchdown on 3rd-and-goal from the one-yard line but otherwise had trouble connecting with quarterback Jared Goff. No instance was more indicative of this than the Lions' final third-down play when Goff badly under-threw him on a potential go-ahead touchdown pass. On the bright side, Chark jumped to a 73 percent snap share after seeing 16 percent of the snaps in his return from an ankle injury last week against the Giants. Heightened production should follow in future weeks considering Chark averaged six targets per game while seeing a similar proportion of snaps over the first few weeks of the season.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Chark signed with Detroit after an up-and-down first four seasons in Jacksonville. The 2018 second-round pick broke out with a 73-1,008-8 receiving line and 17th-place fantasy finish in 2019, but its been downhill from there. He saw more low-percentage/deep balls in 2020 and, combined with weak QB play (27% off target rate was third highest at WR) and three missed games, he fell outside the top 40 receivers. His 2021 season ended with a broken ankle in Week 4. Chark is a big, fast perimeter target, but his ceiling will be limited with Amon-Ra St. Brown, D'Andre Swift, T.J. Hockenson and inevitably rookie Jameson Williams ahead of him for targets. Chark belongs on benches, though Williams' ACL recovery could allow the 25-year-old some early-season flex value.