This Ravens Chuck Clark IDP update is a follow-up, suggesting Clark was an in-season pickup option in 2019. And with recent activity by the Ravens concerning his future with the team, this is an attempt to get ahead of the game early. We’ll cover prior endorsements, update, and lastly, add future speculations. Clark is likely sitting on a lot of dynasty leagues waiver wire right now. And some dedicated IDP owners who are drafting early this offseason could benefit from this update.
Ravens Chuck Clark Timeline
Ravens Chuck Clark 2019 IDP Endorsements
If it sounds like this IDP writer is taking a personal approach in this article about strong safety Chuck Clark, it’s because it is to a small degree. I endorsed him as an in-season pick up for owners that would listen to add a viable player to their rosters. And insert him based on match-ups when needing bye week plays or he had a favorable outlook. And this was met with some skepticism but played out well overall as the season unfolded. After all, as any writer could proclaim, it’s tough in this industry to hit on players out of the blue, not alone hit on one potentially for the long haul.
♠️🚨Just Published🚨♠️— Gary VanDyke (@TheIDPTipster) October 16, 2019
Not to brag, but hitting McMillan & Reeder recently and potential Grugier-Hill this might be the🚨🔥🚨ROS dime drop yet. I'm even impressed with the "upside"!
Promo WIN IDP OUT
🏈#IDP Dime Drop: What's Up With Stock Up #FFIDP Chuckhttps://t.co/Y86AFkwsot
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♠️ I'm so confident in this #IDP Dime that anyone that joins using promo code WIN IDP OUT from now until the players game on Sunday and he doesn't make his status(within reason)by the end of the season, I'll refund your cash + give a lifetime membership #FFIDP @MyFantasyLeague 🚨 https://t.co/ZPRR9TQCVH pic.twitter.com/IVCQ1gymYA— Gary VanDyke (@TheIDPTipster) October 20, 2019
I had no fear to go out on a limb on this call from the start. Where this writer sat it was cut and dry “take” with all the potential it needed. And certainly had no regrets afterward.
♠️ Confidence ♠️— Gary VanDyke (@TheIDPTipster) November 27, 2019
If he doesn't at least tie his best of 8 combined tackles & 1 playmaking stat (PD/FF/Etc.) via @MyFantasyLeague this weekend versus the 49ers at home you'll win a 2020 membership for free🧐
Excludes injury 🤕= to less than 80% of the snap count https://t.co/HJv5Qv9bdF
♠️ It's official, There were no losers!🥳— Gary VanDyke (@TheIDPTipster) December 2, 2019
He came up 1 tackle short of matching his season-best of 8 combined😏
I hope you enjoyed his production as well as participating in retweeting/following✅
I'll be in touch in the offseason with your free 2020 membership, a $25 value👊 https://t.co/AGoD1to5ii pic.twitter.com/b05iqk4eTe
♠️'s 7 reasons why #FFIDP @MyFantasyLeague owners should consider playing @ChuckC36 in WK 16 #fantasyfootball #IDP championship games— Gary VanDyke (@TheIDPTipster) December 19, 2019
1. Full-time Player
2. Green dot (Play Caller)
3. Ravens ILBs are now part-time players
4. He is an "in the box" safety
See thread for more!👇 pic.twitter.com/6bXwh1p10C
♠️ Likely my best 🏆#Fantasyfootball hits of 2019!— Gary VanDyke (@TheIDPTipster) November 10, 2019
Lions Tracy Walker (June #IDP Dime Drop) https://t.co/XdGCt5A24B
Cowboys Xavier Woods (June #FFIDP Dime Drop) https://t.co/a8ZevNpUTk
And knock on wood finish it out with...
Ravens Chuck Clark (Oct. 16)https://t.co/Y86AFkwsot pic.twitter.com/2KeBTjUDNE
Ravens Chuck Clark's Current Situation
It was a hot situation coming into 2020 with Tony Jefferson still under contract. One I personally was waiting on to unfold, and I never dreamed that this would be so early in the offseason with the free agency period still some time away. The Ravens had nothing but praise for Clark as the captain of the defense after assuming his starting role. It did take an injury to Tony Jefferson, but he did indeed wear the green dot and called the plays on the field for the defense. And sending the Ravens inside linebackers to part-time roles. It was continuously said by those around the organization, and I quote…
” Chuck is the smartest guy on the defense.”
Very smart move by the Ravens getting a contract extension done with emerging starting safety Chuck Clark. The defense. Improved greatly once he assumed a prominent position. Ravens would love to get deals done with Marlon Humphrey and Ronnie Stanley this offseason as well.— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) February 10, 2020
Chuck Clark (@ChuckC36), the @SufVAschools (@fork_kings) product & former #Hokies standout, started just two games in his 1st two #NFL seasons.— Adam Winkler (@AdamWinkSports) February 10, 2020
In 2019, the led the @Ravens in tackles & now has a new three-year contract.#The757 #RavensFlock
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Ravens Chuck Clark 2020 IDP Outlook
At the time ( Fall/2019) I was urging owners to pick up Clark mentioning numerous times that Tony Jefferson might be done as a Raven. Since joining them he was lackluster in IDP production overall, and I questioned his skill-set actually being inline with what the Ravens expected. There were multiple signs over the years that it wasn’t quite right and up to par. And knowing that Jefferson’s contract and Clark’s emergence could seal his fate.
If, or when they release Jefferson, IDP owners should feel secure picking up Clark can offer DB1 upside and at least offer DB2 value. He did have some contest he didn’t produce up to the standard in 2019. Buy via his favorable matchups on paper he did hold up and produce as expected as a strong safety. And the Ravens are likely to adjust those linebackers for 2020 because they weren’t good as a unit. When that happens or even if it doesn’t, Clark will be more comfortable in season two as a starter. And the odds are good he’ll take the next step to produce more consistently for his IDP owners.
Ravens' potential cap cuts ...— Jamison Hensley (@jamisonhensley) January 12, 2020
SS Tony Jefferson ($7M in savings)
DB Brandon Carr ($6M)
OL James Hurst ($2.75M)
Baltimore would get an additional $7M if Pro Bowl guard Marshal Yanda retires
Clark became starting safety after Tony Jefferson went down with a season-ending knee injury and he helped key defensive turnaround. Ravens reward him with extension and continue DeCosta’s plan of taking care of his own.— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiec) February 10, 2020
Ravens sign safety Chuck Clark to a three-year extension. Clark was impressive after stepping into the starting lineup in Week 6 for injured Tony Jefferson, who is expected to be a cap cut.— Jamison Hensley (@jamisonhensley) February 10, 2020