Posted: 12/24/2018 8:44 am UTC
Carolina Panthers WR Jarius Wright finished with seven catches for 69 yards on eight targets in Week 16 against the Atlanta Falcons.
Huddle Up: Wright outshined Curtis Samuel, Devin Funchess, Torrey Smith and DJ Moore, probably because he has a rapport working with Taylor Heinicke on the second unit in practice. He is still not worth a roster spot heading into Week 17 if your fantasy championship is still to be determined.
Posted: 9/17/2018 4:33 am UTC
Carolina Panthers WR Jarius Wright posted five receptions for 62 yards and a touchdown in the Week 2 loss against the Atlanta Falcons. He was targeted seven times.
Huddle Up: Wright had the eye of Cam Newton, who was searching for a playmaker with Greg Olsen (foot) on the sidelines. The former Vikings receiver could be a decent WR5 in deeper fantasy leagues with a little upside if Newton continues to look his way. The Panthers host the Bengals in Week 3.
Posted: 3/17/2018 5:32 am UTC
The Minnesota Vikings released WR Jarius Wright on Friday, March 16.
Huddle Up: Wright posted 153 receptions for 2,039 yards and 10 touchdowns in his six seasons with the Vikings, including 198 yards and two scores last season. He might latch on with another organization, but his fantasy value remains rather minimal at this time.
Posted: 8/17/2016 12:36 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Jarius Wright (undisclosed) hasn't practice since Aug. 6, but said he's doing well and expects to return to practice sooner rather than later. Wright added that he'll definitely return in time to play in the preseason, he just doesn't know which game yet.
Huddle Up: Getting back on the field sooner rather than later is important for Wright, who will be fighting for a spot at the back end of the Vikes' WR rotation behind the top trio of Stefon Diggs, Charles Johnson and first-round pick Laquon Treadwell.
Posted: 9/11/2015 3:26 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Jarius Wright signed a four-year, $14.8 million extension Thursday, Sept. 10, according to a source. He's guaranteed $7 million.
Huddle Up: Wright set career highs with 62 targets, 42 receptions and 588 receiving yards last season to go along with five rushes for 71 yards and two total TDs but he likely ranks fourth on the Vikes' fantasy WR totem pole behind Mike Wallace, Charles Johnson and Cordarrelle Patterson.
Posted: 7/29/2015 11:58 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Jarius Wright said he's prepared to see more
time in the slot this year. 'I've been outside a lot with the
Vikings,' Wright said, 'but I can definitely transfer over and
play the slot.' Head coach Mike Zimmer said Wright has already
shown he can succeed there. 'The best things that Jarius did were
when he was in the slot,' Zimmer said. 'We keep working him
outside but we know he has big value for us in the slot, as well.'
Huddle Up: Last season, Wright finished fourth on the team in targets (62),
third in receptions (42) and second in receiving yards (588) and
certainly has intriguing upside at age 25. But on the flip side,
the Vikes added WR Mike Wallace during the offseason, have TE Kyle
Rudolph healthier, possess a good-looking fifth-round pick in WR
Stefon Diggs and figure to run more this season with Adrian
Peterson back in the fold, so Wright's career-high figures that
were just discussed have a good shot of remaining atop his best
list for another year.
Posted: 7/17/2015 1:35 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Jarius Wright will probably play in the slot when the Vikings are in three-receiver sets. WRs Mike Wallace and Charles Johnson would assume the outside positions.
Huddle Up: Wright hit career highs with 62 targets, 42 receptions and 588 yards last season and ranks as the team's leading returning WR or TE in terms of catches and yards. Don't be surprised if he slightly betters those numbers this season, but even that doesn't mean he'll be worth rostering in most standard leagues.
Posted: 7/16/2015 10:36 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Jarius Wright is expected to enter training camp as the leading candidate for the No. 3 wide receiver job. Wright showed good chemistry with QB Teddy Bridgewater last season and should have a solid role in the passing game this season.
Huddle Up: Wright is a solid slot option and rounds out a sneaky good Minnesota receiving corps for Teddy Bridgewater. If he's able to take on more snaps it frees up Cordarrelle Patterson and rookie Stefon Diggs to handle return duties.
Posted: 9/30/2014 9:21 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Jarius Wright said he created a solid chemistry with QB Teddy Bridgewater during the preseason, which is why he caught eight passes for 132 yards in Week 4. 'Teddy knew where to put the ball to me on a couple throws,' Wright said. 'I kind of knew where to expect the ball. Our reps paid off. A lot of trust.'
Huddle Up: Wright, who entered the contest with only 6 targets and 3 catches for 37 yards, was targeted on a full third of Bridgewater's 30 passes Sunday, but a key immediate question is what happens to the wideout's production if the rookie QB can't play Thursday night?
Posted: 1/29/2013 5:45 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Jarius Wright had four dropped balls in 2012, and he had a memorable damaging missed block in the playoff game against the Green Bay Packers. Still, he has a tremendous skill set, and his role in 2013 and beyond likely hinges on the future of WR Percy Harvin with the team.
Huddle Up: Wright showed flashes of being able to pick up at least some of Harvin's slack after Percy went down with an injury. And if contract or attitude issues lead the Vikings to part ways with Harvin, Wright will be at the front of the group looking to replace his numbers. At present the Vikings say they hope to keep Harvin, but not only is he in the final year of his contract but there is also his injury history and reported clashing with the Vikings' coaching staff that could lead to his departure from Minnesota.