DJ Chark Jr.’s Dynasty Value | Fantasy Outlook, Ranking, and More

DJ Chark Jr.'s dynasty value has been trending down since 2019. Should dynasty managers jump on this buy-low opportunity ahead of the 2024 NFL season?

The Carolina Panthers were in desperate need of a leading receiver to emerge as a go-to option for rookie QB Bryce Young in 2023.

Unfortunately for DJ Chark Jr.’s shareholders, 33-year-old Adam Thielen quickly emerged as the top pass catcher in Carolina. After a disappointing year with the Panthers, what is Chark’s dynasty fantasy football value heading into his seventh NFL season?

DJ Chark Jr.’s Dynasty Outlook

Chark’s WR17 finish in PPR formats in his second year as a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars feels like it happened a decade ago.

After recording 73 receptions and his first 1,000-yard season back in 2019, Chark has failed to top 55 receptions or 750 yards receiving in any of his last four years.

Chark joined the productive Detroit Lions offense for the 2022 season, but he failed to establish himself as a reliable and productive option alongside Amon-Ra St. Brown with just 30 receptions over his 11 games in the Motor City.

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Despite the underwhelming year with the Lions, optimism around Chark started to grow ahead of the 2023 season when he signed with the receiver-needy Panthers who traded away top WR DJ Moore in a deal that helped them draft their franchise quarterback with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft.

Unfortunately, Chark caught just 35 passes over his 15 games played in 2023, which brings into question why he was unable to emerge as the team’s top pass-catching option with just an aging Thielen and rookie Jonathan Mingo to compete with for targets in Carolina.

His track record of underwhelming production has become pretty concerning regarding his dynasty outlook moving into the 2024 offseason, where he is set to become a free agent for a third straight year.

Chark’s Dynasty Ranking

Where does Chark land in the dynasty WR landscape going into the 2024 offseason? Here are Tate’s latest rankings, featuring where Chark lands in comparison to other top names at the position.

Derek Tate’s Top 90 Dynasty WR Rankings

1) Justin Jefferson | MIN
2) CeeDee Lamb | DAL
3) Ja’Marr Chase | CIN
4) Amon-Ra St. Brown | DET
5) A.J. Brown | PHI
6) Garrett Wilson | NYJ
7) Tyreek Hill | MIA
8) Puka Nacua | LAR
9) Chris Olave | NO
10) Rashee Rice | KC
11) Jaylen Waddle | MIA
12) DeVonta Smith | PHI
13) DJ Moore | CHI
14) Zay Flowers | BAL
15) Drake London | ATL
16) Jaxon Smith-Njigba | SEA
17) Tank Dell | HOU
18) Nico Collins | HOU
19) DK Metcalf | SEA
20) Brandon Aiyuk | SF
21) Deebo Samuel | SF
22) Michael Pittman Jr. | IND
23) Tee Higgins | CIN
24) Jordan Addison | MIN
25) Jayden Reed | GB
26) Amari Cooper | CLE
27) Davante Adams | LV
28) Keenan Allen | LAC
29) Stefon Diggs | BUF
30) Mike Evans | TB

31) Cooper Kupp | LAR
32) George Pickens | PIT
33) Terry McLaurin | WAS
34) Diontae Johnson | PIT
35) Josh Downs | IND
36) Christian Kirk | JAX
37) Calvin Ridley | JAX
38) Chris Godwin | TB
39) Courtland Sutton | DEN
40) Romeo Doubs | GB
41) Jakobi Meyers | LV
42) Treylon Burks | TEN
43) Jahan Dotson | WAS
44) Wan’Dale Robinson | NYG
45) DeMario Douglas | NE
46) Marquise Brown | ARI
47) DeAndre Hopkins | TEN
48) Jerry Jeudy | DEN
49) Mike Williams | LAC
50) Khalil Shakir | BUF
51) Michael Wilson | ARI
52) Jameson Williams | DET
53) Christian Watson | GB
54) Rashod Bateman | BAL
55) Dontayvion Wicks | GB
56) Jalin Hyatt | NYG
57) Rashid Shaheed | NO
58) Gabe Davis | BUF
59) Tyler Lockett | SEA
60) Marvin Mims Jr. | DEN

61) Elijah Moore | CLE
62) Trey Palmer | TB
63) Jonathan Mingo | CAR
64) Quentin Johnston | LAC
65) Brandin Cooks | DAL
66) Curtis Samuel | WAS
67) A.T. Perry | NO
68) Darnell Mooney | CHI
69) Odell Beckham Jr. | BAL
70) Zay Jones | JAX
71) Rondale Moore | ARI
72) Adam Thielen | CAR
73) JuJu Smith-Schuster | NE
74) Alec Pierce | IND
75) Noah Brown | HOU
76) Joshua Palmer | LAC
77) Michael Thomas | NO
78) Tutu Atwell | LAR
79) Donovan Peoples-Jones | DET
80) Kadarius Toney | KC
81) Calvin Austin III | PIT
82) Cedric Tillman | CLE
83) Andrei Iosivas | CIN
84) Charlie Jones | CIN
85) Tre Tucker | LV
86) Bo Melton | GB
87) Xavier Hutchinson | HOU
88) DJ Chark | CAR
89) Allen Lazard | NYJ
90) John Metchie III | HOU

Should You Trade Chark in Dynasty?

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How would you attempt to give a sales pitch to an interested dynasty manager regarding Chark at this very moment?

Sure, the first thing you will point out is his breakout season in 2019. Perhaps you can attempt to explain away his other down years in Jacksonville with injuries and poor quarterback play.

However, I’m not sure how you can fool other managers when trying to explain away his previous two disappointing campaigns.

Detroit needed a deep threat just like Chark in 2022, and he failed to separate himself from Josh Reynolds and was outproduced by Kalif Raymond.

Then, during the 2023 season with the Panthers, he got outplayed by a past-his-prime Thielen and was out-targeted by the rookie Mingo.

Chark does still have vertical-threat speed and playmaking ability, but he is quickly running out of chances to prove he can be a productive fantasy asset before his career comes to an end.

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I would be willing to part ways with Chark for a rookie third-round pick and have no issue trading Chark away for younger prospects like A.T. Perry or Andrei Iosivas at this point.

He still has some fantasy value if he falls into a great landing spot, but I’m no longer confident he will maximize his fantasy potential even if he lands in a favorable situation in 2024.

With the fantasy football season behind us, why not start preparing for your rookie drafts with our dynasty rookie rankings? Additionally, as you look to improve your team heading into 2024, our dynasty trade calculator can help you find the perfect deal to boost your championship chances.

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