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DJ Chark removed from injury report for Week 12 vs. Bills

We break down the news that DJ Chark has an ankle injury. What it means for Week 12 and beyond.

DJ Chark #4 of the Detroit Lions takes the field in the first quarter of the game against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium on September 25, 2022 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

Wednesday update: Chark has been removed from the injury report and should be good to go for Thanksgiving. He got a full practice in on Wednesday, so there’s a good chance he’ll see more snaps than his limited work last week.

Tuesday PM Update: Chark was limited in practice again on Tuesday. It was just another walkthrough for the Lions, but seeing Chark log a full participation would give a better idea of his availability. While the passing game mainly runs through Amon-Ra St. Brown, quarterback Jared Goff could certainly use all hands on deck in a tough matchup with the Bills.


The Detroit Lions got DJ Chark back from his ankle injury last week, but he was eased back with only 11 snaps played. He starts Thanksgiving week as a limited participant in practice on Monday, as they look to continue to ease him back.

Chark has shown great ability at times, but injuries and poor quarterback play have limited his fantasy and real life upside.

Fantasy football implications for Week 12

Chark could have a little sleeper appeal in DFS contests on DraftKings, as he is an adept deep target. The question is whether he’ll be able to see a decent amount of snaps against a good Bills defense.

He’s not someone you want to rely on this week in redraft, but there is a possibility that he can have a decent stretch run this season.