Friday update: Chark has been taken off the injury report and will play this week against the Vikings, while Conley is questionable. Chark is probably the safest play this week, but the Jaguars have too many mouths to feed to feel safe about any one receiver.
The Jacksonville Jaguars’ receiving corps is trending in the right direction ahead of a Week 13 matchup against the Minnesota Vikings. D.J. Chark and Chris Conley returned to practice after missing Week 12 with injuries, according to Sports Illustrated’s Kassidy Hill. Both wideouts could have major roles against one of the worst pass defenses in the league.
Chark is looking to bounce back from a rib injury he suffered in Week 11 and leads Jacksonville in receptions, receiving yards, and touchdown catches. Conley is dealing with a hip injury hasn’t been nearly as impactful as the WR1 but adds to Jacksonville’s depth.
The Jaguars were surprisingly productive against the Cleveland Browns in Week 12 with Mike Glennon under center and rookie wideout Collin Johnson proved that he can be a factor by catching four passes for 96 yards and a score. He and Keelan Cole could continue to lead the receiving corps if Chark and Conley aren’t good to go by Sunday.