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Kendall Wright | Wide Receiver | #17

Team: Minnesota Vikings
Age / DOB:  (28) / 11/12/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 185
College: Baylor
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (20) / TEN
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Vikings signed WR Kendall Wright, formerly of the Bears, to a one-year contract.
The Vikings needed a pass-catcher to replace Jarius Wright, who recently signed with Carolina. Wright has perennially been one of the more under-appreciated slot receivers in the game and gives Minnesota depth behind primary targets Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs. The 28-year-old led the Bears in both catches (59) and receiving yards (614) in 2017. Mar 30 - 3:12 PM

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ESPN's Field Yates reports free agent WR Kendall Wright is visiting the Vikings.

It's just Wright's second visit since the market opened two weeks ago. He was in Kansas City last Thursday. The Vikings have one of the league's top receiver duos in Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs, but are thin behind them after Jarius Wright departed for the Panthers.
Mar 29 - 5:46 PM

Free agent WR Kendall Wright is visiting the Chiefs on Thursday.

Wright spent last season with the Bears, catching 59 passes for 614 yards and a touchdown. With Albert Wilson now in Miami, the Chiefs need an option in the slot, and Wright would be a good, low-cost way to fill the gap. Unfortunately, Wright would have a difficult time finding fantasy value behind Tyreek Hill, Sammy Watkins, and Travis Kelce in the pecking order.
Mar 22 - 8:30 AM

Kendall Wright caught 5-of-8 targets for 29 yards in the Bears' Week 17 loss to the Vikings.

The closest thing the Bears had to a "No. 1 receiver" in 2017, Wright closes with 26 catches over his final four games. For the season, he led the team with 614 yards, his most since 2014. Now 28, the slot man is headed back to free agency. He wasn't necessarily part of the problem in Chicago, but was hardly providing solutions, either. Wright is unlikely to command guaranteed money beyond 2018 on the open market.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 04:52:00 PM

Kendall Wright caught 4-of-6 targets for 27 yards in Sunday's Week 16 win over the Browns.

Wright paced the team in targets, but in a game that held positive game script for Chicago throughout, the passing game just wasn't forced to do much lifting on Sunday. Wright will look to get back on track next week when the Bears head to Minnesota.
Sun, Dec 24, 2017 04:30:00 PM

Kendall Wright caught 7-of-13 targets for 81 yards in Saturday's Week 15 loss to the Lions.

Wright benefited from the Bears trailing big in the second half, catching 6-of-10 targets for 69 yards after the half. Wright now amassed a whopping 24 targets over the past two weeks as he's established himself as the favorite target in the passing game. Prior to two weeks ago, Wright had two or fewer receptions in six of his previous seven games, so the bottom could fall out at any moment, but for now he is a WR4/FLEX option in PPR formats in Week 16 against the Browns.
Sat, Dec 16, 2017 08:17:00 PM

Kendall Wright caught 10-of-11 targets for 107 yards in the Bears' Week 14 win over the Bengals.

Wright was terrific against a Bengals secondary missing both Pacman Jones and Dre Kirkpatrick, finding easy separation in the short and intermediate areas and converting contested catches when called on. Wright has always been long on talent, but he has always been short on consistency, particularly in Chicago's run-first attack. He'll remain a dicey WR4/flex option when the Bears visit the Lions next.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 04:20:00 PM

Kendall Wright caught 2-of-2 targets for 25 yards in the Bears' Week 13 loss to the 49ers.

Wright has been a useful on-field player for the Bears, but he has lacked fantasy value for pretty much the entire season in Chicago's run-first offense.
Sun, Dec 3, 2017 04:28:00 PM

Kendall Wright chipped in two catches for 25 yards on four targets Sunday in the Bears’ Week 11 loss to the Lions.

The slot receiver didn’t do anything of note in a game where the Bears threw for just 179 passing yards. Wright hasn’t topped 50 yards since Week 4, which was also the last time he scored a touchdown. He’ll look to bounce back against the Eagles in Week 12.
Sun, Nov 19, 2017 06:03:00 PM

Kendall Wright caught 5-of-8 targets for 46 yards in the Bears' Week 10 loss to the Packers.

He shared the team target lead with Dontrelle Inman, although Inman (6/88/0) was more productive. Wright is the slot receiver on a run-first Bears offense that doesn't use three-wide sets frequently, which means he's not a full-time player. He'll be a low-floor WR4/flex option in Week 11 against Detroit.
Sun, Nov 12, 2017 04:23:00 PM

Kendall Wright caught 2-of-8 passes for 23 yards in Week 8 against the Saints.

Wright's targets led the team, but he continued to be a non-factor with Mitchell Trubisky starting. He's been held under 40 yards in three straight games. Wright can be dropped with Chicago on a Week 9 bye.
Sun, Oct 29, 2017 04:59:00 PM

Kendall Wright was not targeted Week 7 against the Panthers.

Mitchell Trubisky attempted just seven passes all game, and only one of those targeted a receiver. Not playing a full complement of snaps in an offense allergic to throwing, Wright is not a fantasy option in any format.
Sun, Oct 22, 2017 04:07:00 PM

Kendall Wright played just 25-of-80 offensive snaps Week 6 against the Ravens.

Wright is easily the Bears' best receiver, but OC Dowell Loggains isn't using him in base one- or two-receivers sets. He's only playing in the slot. On a team that prefers to pound the ball on the ground in two-tight end sets and drain the clock, Wright can safely be dropped in 12-team fantasy leagues.
Fri, Oct 20, 2017 10:44:00 AM

Kendall Wright caught 2-of-3 targets for 36 yards in the Bears' Week 6 win over the Ravens.

Wright was understandably quiet in a game where Mitchell Trubisky completed only eight passes, but he did deliver a clutch 18-yard catch amid multiple defenders on Chicago's game-winning drive in overtime. Bears receivers are going to be up and down, inevitably, with a rookie quarterback on a run-first team. Wright will be a fringe WR4/flex play in Week 7 against the Panthers.
Sun, Oct 15, 2017 05:02:00 PM

Kendall Wright caught 4-of-5 targets for 46 yards in the Bears' Week 5 loss to the Vikings.

Wright caught the first two passes of the game from Mitchell Trubisky in his NFL debut, but everything went downhill for the Bears' offense after the first few drives stalled due to penalties. Wright is very clearly the No. 1 receiver, but that doesn't mean much in this offense. He'll be nothing more than a weak WR4/FLEX option next week in a road date with the Ravens.
Tue, Oct 10, 2017 12:18:00 AM

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Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Kirk Cousins
2Trevor Siemian
3Kyle Sloter
RB1Dalvin Cook
2Latavius Murray
3Mack Brown
GLB1Dalvin Cook
2Latavius Murray
3RB1Dalvin Cook
2Latavius Murray
FB1C.J. Ham
WR11Adam Thielen
2Kendall Wright
3Stacy Coley
4Cayleb Jones
WR21Stefon Diggs
2Laquon Treadwell
3Tavarres King
4Brandon Zylstra
WR31Kendall Wright
TE1Kyle Rudolph
2David Morgan
3Tyler Conklin
4Blake Bell
5Nick Truesdell
LT1Riley Reiff
2Brian O'Neill
3Dieugot Joseph
LG1Nick Easton
2Danny Isidora
3Josh Andrews
C1Pat Elflein
2Cornelius Edison
RG1Mike Remmers
2Aviante Collins
3Colby Gossett
RT1Rashod Hill
2Tom Compton
3Cedrick Lang
K1Daniel Carlson
2Kai Forbath