Fantasy fallout: Have DJ Chark, Jerry Jeudy, Christian Kirk earned starter status?

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This was a big week for those borderline WR3 candidates rostered in about 40-80% of ESPN leagues. DJ Chark Jr., Jerry Jeudy, Christian Kirk, Curtis Samuel and John Brown all hit season highs with at least 99 receiving yards.

But which of these guys can you trust to keep this up going forward? As always, our team reporters are here to help.

Rookie quarterback Jake Luton proved to be a boon to Chark’s fantasy prospects while filling in for injured starter Gardner Minshew. Chark ended a skid of three straight quiet performances by catching seven passes for 146 yards — including a 73-yard TD. It was Chark’s first 100-yard game of the season and his first TD since Week 4.



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