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Jarius Wright | Wide Receiver

Team: Minnesota Vikings
Age / DOB:  (25) / 11/25/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 180
College: Arkansas
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Jarius Wright secured 3-of-3 targets for 23 yards in the Vikings' Week 17 win over the Bears.
He left early with a back injury. Wright finished his third NFL season with 42 catches for 588 yards and two touchdowns. A nifty slot receiver, Wright is signed cheaply and his roster spot should be secure with Minnesota for 2015. He lacks much Dynasty value, but is a reliable contributor with sneaky big-play ability. Wright also rushed seven times for 82 yards this season. Sun, Dec 28, 2014 05:02:00 PM

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Vikings WR Jarius Wright believes he's earned a contract extension.

"Being the third receiver, I do think I’ve done enough (for an extension)," Wright said. "But it’s kind of not up to me." The No. 118 overall pick of the 2012 draft, Wright is headed into the final year of his rookie contract, where he'll make just $660,000. Although Wright has stepped up to the tune of 39/565/2 as Cordarrelle Patterson has been banished to the bench, he's not a front-burner extension candidate. He'd have to be amenable to a team-friendly deal.
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 04:55:00 PM

Jarius Wright secured 3-of-3 targets for 38 yards and a touchdown in the Vikings' Week 16 loss to the Dolphins.

He added a 27-yard gain on a rushing attempt. The Vikings' No. 3 receiver behind Charles Johnson and Greg Jennings, Wright caught an early 20-yard reception to help set up Matt Asiata's one-yard touchdown plunge. Wright got a touchdown of his own in the fourth quarter on an eight-yard completion. The Vikings close out the season against the Bears in Week 17.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 05:11:00 PM

Jarius Wright secured 4-of-6 targets for 49 yards in the Vikings' Week 15 loss to the Lions.

Wright contributed four chain-moving receptions, but was mostly quiet as usual as the Vikings' third receiver behind Charles Johnson and Greg Jennings. Wright lacks re-draft value and has very limited Dynasty league appeal.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 07:25:00 PM

Jarius Wright had four catches for 123 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's Week 14 win over the Jets.

Wright scored the game-winning touchdown on a 87-yard screen pass in overtime. It's was a blown coverage from the Jets, and Wright finished with just five targets. Wright can continue to be avoided in fantasy leagues.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 05:19:00 PM

Jarius Wright is active for Week 12 against the Packers.

With both Wright and Greg Jennings active, Charles Johnson figures to remain in his No. 4 receiver role despite last week's mini-breakout.
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 11:56:00 AM

Jarius Wright (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Week 12.

Wright participated in practice on a limited basis on both Thursday and Friday, which suggests he's a solid bet to face the Packers. The Vikings are also expected to have Greg Jennings (rib) for Sunday's intra-division showdown.
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 03:03:00 PM

Jarius Wright (hamstring) is not practicing Wednesday.

Wright exited Week 11 early. His status for Week 12 is up in the air.
Wed, Nov 19, 2014 12:45:00 PM

Jarius Wright is questionable to return in Week 11 with a hamstring injury.

Minnesota's No. 3 receiver, Wright hasn't been heard from much since the Vikings' fluky offensive explosion against the Falcons in Week 4. Wright was targeted once before exiting, but did not secure it.
Sun, Nov 16, 2014 02:26:00 PM

Jarius Wright caught two passes for 29 yards in Sunday's Week 9 win over the Redskins.

Wright is only playing in three-wide sets and not seeing bubble screens. Since that Week 4 explosion against the Falcons (8-132-0), Wright has been held under 30 yards five times in six games.
Sun, Nov 2, 2014 05:03:00 PM

Jarius Wright secured 2-of-3 targets for 13 yards in the Vikings' Week 8 win over the Buccaneers.

Minnesota's third receiver, Wright is a WR6 in fantasy leagues.
Sun, Oct 26, 2014 05:16:00 PM

Jarius Wright had four catches for 60 yards in Week 7 against the Bills.

Wright was targeted mostly on screens, but was able to get open for a 28-yard catch in the fourth quarter. He's the No. 3 option in the pass game, behind Greg Jennings and Cordarrelle Patterson. Wright can continue to be avoided in fantasy leagues.
Sun, Oct 19, 2014 05:32:00 PM

Jarius Wright caught 4-of-6 targets for 17 yards and rushed once for 21 yards against the Lions.

Wright's big run came on the first drive of the game. Since his eight catch breakout Week 4, Wright has seven catches for 41 yards in two games. He is best left on the waiver wire in all but the deepest of leagues.
Sun, Oct 12, 2014 05:13:00 PM

Jarius Wright caught three passes for 27 yards in Thursday night's Week 5 loss to the Packers.

Wright was targeted a team-high eight times by Christian Ponder. He's been more involved the last two weeks with Kyle Rudolph sidelined, and has shown good chemistry with both Ponder and Teddy Bridgewater. Cordarrelle Patterson exited in the second half with a hip injury, leaving Wright to play opposite Greg Jennings in two-wide sets. Wright could see an expanded role in Week 6 if Patterson misses time.
Fri, Oct 3, 2014 12:37:00 AM

Jarius Wright played on 42-of-79 snaps (53.1 percent) in Sunday's win over the Falcons.

Wright was the clear No. 3 receiver as Greg Jennings got 76 snaps and Cordarrelle Patterson got 70. But Wright was the apple of Teddy Bridgewater's eye as the Vikings used more three-wide sets than they did all season, in part thanks to Kyle Rudolph's injury. The result was a team-high 10 targets that yielded eight catches and 132 yards. Wright and Teddy clearly have chemistry after spending so much time together on the second unit, putting him on the WR4/5 radar for Thursday's game against the Packers.
Mon, Sep 29, 2014 10:28:00 AM