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What to do with D.J. Chark, Keelan Cole, Chris Conley in Week 12 fantasy football

We go over the fantasy football outlook of D.J. Chark, Keelan Cole, Chris Conley ahead of the Jaguars Week 12 matchup against the Browns.

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver DJ Chark Jr. (17) runs the football after catching a pass against the Green Bay Packers during the fourth quarter at Lambeau Field. Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Game day update: With no Chark or Conley for the Jaguars, it will likely be the James Robinson show on Sunday. This means Keelan Cole will not be a valuable fantasy play in Week 12. If Cole has a performance like he did a couple of weeks ago against the Packers that would be fantastic. However, it’s hard to see that happening against a Browns’ defense, which has only given up nine points to opposing wide receivers over the last three games. ESPN projects Cole to score 7.6 fantasy points.

FRIDAY UPDATE: D.J. Chark and Chris Conley have both been ruled OUT for Week 12 against the Browns. It’s the Keelan Cole show, but even he’s likely not worth a strong look against the Browns.

The Jacksonville Jaguars are starting Mike Glennon at quarterback this week. That fact alone should give you a pretty good idea of what to expect from their wide receivers when it comes to fantasy football production. Still, there might be some value, limited, to be had this week against a tough Browns secondary.

One significant point of note is that D.J. Chark is dealing with a rib injury that has cost him practice Wednesday and Thursday. His Friday practice status will be something to track.

Fantasy Football analysis: Jaguars WRs D.J. Chark, Keelan Cole, Chris Conley

Chark is clearly the best option of the bunch. He led the trio with eight targets last week in Jake Luton’s disastrous outing against the Steelers, finishing with just 41 yards on four catches. Cole had 21 yards on two catches last week. Conley had one catch.

The Browns haven’t allowed a receiver to score double digit points in standard formats since a pair of Bengals players did it back in Week 7. But that was with Joe Burrow throwing them the ball, not Glennon.

Someone could have some decent production, but with a new QB under center, it’s hard to nail down which one has the best chance of it. For now, Chark still has some value as a deeper WR3/flex option in this outing.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

Start D.J. Chark at WR3/Flex if he is active. Sit Keelan Cole and Chris Conley.