5 former Detroit Lions who should be on your radar in 2023 fantasy football drafts

As you get ready for any remaining fantasy football drafts, these former Detroit Lions should be on the radar.

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5. DJ Chark, WR, Carolina Panthers

Chark suffered a hamstring injury during Panthers' practice on Wednesday, which could have taken him off this list quickly. There are contradicting reports regarding how severe it is though.

Let's go to the optimistic side on Chark right now, and presume he's not going to miss a lot of regular season time (if any). Even a game or two into the season is not a total death knell to his fantasy value in 2023.

After a disappointing lone season as a Lion last year, albeit with a healthy late-season stretch that was useful in fantasy, Chark signed with the Panthers. There he'll have a rookie quarterback in Bryce Young, which has to be noted. But apart from that concern, his primary target competition is the shell of Adam Thielen, a promising but wholly unproven Terrace Marshall, a gadgety player in Laviska Shenault, a rookie in Jonathan Mingo and Hayden Hurst at tight end.

The appeal of drafting Chark, assuming good news on his injury, is fully rooted in where you can draft him. He's WR65 by Yahoo! ADP (0.5-point PPR), 11 spots below Thielen. As a potential No. 1 wide receiver on his team, again with the caveat his injury is not serious, that's a steal in leagues where he'll even be drafted.