If it seems like we've been talking a lot about Chargers wide receivers lately, we have. They don't have much at the position, and they seem to be kicking the tires on a lot of potential candidates. Another veteran lofts his hat into the ring this week: DJ Chark.

The former second-round pick put up a 1,000-yard season for the Jaguars five years ago, looking like he'd be a significant performer at the time. But he wasn't much of a factor the next two years, with injury wiping out most of one of them, and now he's bounced on and off the Lions and Panthers rosters the last two seasons. But he's just 27 years old, and he did do some good things for those two teams.

Most notably, getting downfield. Chark averaged nearly 17 yards per catch with Detroit, and over 15 yards per catch in Carolina. Considering he was working with struggling rookie Bryce Young last year, that's kind of impressive. Pairing him with Justin Herbert in an offense that lost Mike Williams in free agency and traded away Keenan Allen would give Chark some potential to be a No. 1 wide receiver -- better than Joshua Palmer, and more proven than second-year guy Quentin Johnston.

Over the last two seasons, there have been 32 instances of a wide receiver seeing at least 50 targets and averaging at least 15 yards per catch. Chark's one of only four players to do it both seasons.

2023George Pickens, Pitt.10663114018.15
2022Jaylen Waddle, Mia.11775135618.18
2023Brandon Aiyuk, S.F.10575134217.97
2022Gabe Davis, Buff.934883617.47
2023Amari Cooper, Cle.12872125017.45
2023Noah Brown, Hou.553356717.22
2023Justin Watson, K.C.532746017.03
2022A.J. Brown, Phil.14588149617.011
2023DK Metcalf, Sea.11966111416.98
2022Corey Davis, NYJ643253616.82
2022DJ Chark, Det.523050216.73
2023Gabe Davis, Buff.814574616.67
2022Marquez Valdes-Scantling, K.C.814268716.42
2023Nico Collins, Hou.10980129716.28
2023Odell Beckham, Balt.643556516.13
2023Alec Pierce, Ind.653251416.12
2023Mike Evans, T.B.13679125515.913
2022Nick Westbrook-Ikhine, Ten.502539715.93
2023Justin Jefferson, Min.10068107415.85
2022Darius Slayton, NYG714672415.72
2023Rashid Shaheed, N.O.754671915.66
2023Tee Higgins, Cin.764265615.65
2022Terry McLaurin, Was.12077119115.55
2022George Pickens, Pitt.845280115.45
2023Darius Slayton, NYG795077015.44
2023Josh Palmer, LAC613858115.32
2023Josh Reynolds, Det.644060815.25
2022Davante Adams, L.V.180100151615.214
2023Tyreek Hill, Mia.171119179915.113
2023Tank Dell, Hou.754770915.17
2023Christian Watson, G.B.532842215.15
2023DJ Chark, Car.663552515.05

That in itself is not enough to make Chark a desirable fantasy option. As we've noted, Jim Harbaugh and Greg Roman's team is doubtless going to lean on the run. But we'll see. With Chark's strengths, volume isn't necessarily key to him putting up good weekly production. If he signs with the Chargers, he could emerge as a favored target for Justin Herbert when the offense lets him throw, piling up good numbers (yardage and touchdown, if not receptions) in a lot of games.

--Andy Richardson