News: Vikings wide receiver Jarius Wright was able to come up with some big plays in Week 17 against the Packers. The rookie caught three passes for a career-high 90 yards and a touchdown in the 37-34 win. He hauled in an 8-yard scoring strike from Christian Ponder in the first half and gained most of his yardage on a 65-yard grab in the fourth quarter. Wright, who was targeted five times, led Minnesota in receiving in the victory.
Analysis: Wright has done a decent job filling in for the injured Percy Harvin this season and helped the Vikings clinch a playoff spot Sunday. He has caught eight passes for 143 yards in the previous two games and should see some passes thrown his way when Minnesota takes on Green Bay again in the first round of the playoffs. Since his production has been sporadic thus far, however, plan on ignoring Wright in the majority of Fantasy playoff formats.
News:Jarius Wright was on his game Sunday at Houston, leading the Vikings in receptions and receiving yards with five grabs for 53 yards.
Analysis: The Texans aimed to slow down Adrian Peterson, opening the door for Christian Ponder to throw into single coverage. That helped Wright connect for the stats. He's still not considered productive enough to warrant Fantasy use, however.
News: Vikings wide receiver Jarius Wright had just one catch for 11 yards Week 15 at St. Louis. He was targeted twice on the day. Since recording seven catches for 49 yards at Chicago in Week 12, he has a combined four catches for 53 yards in three games.
Analysis: Whatever role Wright earned in the passing game back in Week 12 he seems to have lost now. Jerome Simpson, Kyle Rudolph, Stephen Burton and backup tight end John Carlson all got more targets than him in Week 15. You can leave him on waivers for Week 16 at Tampa Bay.
News: Rookie wide receiver Jarius Wright, who has been one of the many called on to replace the injured Percy Harvin in the Vikings' passing game, has disappointed with a combined three catches for 42 yards in his last two games. And the road doesn't figure to get any easier Week 15 at St. Louis. The Rams rank 11th against the pass, allowing 225.8 yards per game, and have surrendered the eighth-fewest Fantasy points to wide receivers this season.
Analysis: Wright got the attention of Fantasy owners when he was targeted 10 times Week 12 at Chicago. After all, somebody had to pick up Harvin's looks, right? But since then, Wright has gotten a total of five targets in two games as the Vikings have relied heavily on Adrian Peterson and the running game. Wright is still the Vikings wide receiver most worth owning in Fantasy, but he's a desperation play.
News: Vikings wide receiver Jarius Wright totaled two catches for 29 yards Week 14 vs. Chicago. He was targeted four times and his longest reception went 16 yards.
Analysis: Wright had another disappointing performance Week 14. He has just three catches for 42 yards in his last two games after managing 10 catches for 114 yards and one touchdown in his previous two games. Wright has taken on the slot receiver role held previously by Percy Harvin, who is out for the season with an ankle injury. However, Wright doesn't have Harvin's playmaking skills, so he can't be considered an equivalent Fantasy option. Wright continues to have marginal Fantasy appeal heading into Week 15 at St. Louis.
News: The last time Vikings wide receiver Jarius Wright faced the Bears in Week 12 he recorded a career-best seven catches. He will get another chance to add to his career totals against Chicago in Week 14. Wide receivers are averaging 152.3 receiving yards and 20 Fantasy points per week against Chicago, which is the 10th-lowest average in the NFL. Wide receivers have totaled eight touchdowns against Chicago.
Analysis: Wright got off to a promising start once he was activated Week 10. He totaled 10 catches for 114 yards and one touchdown in his first two games. The expectations were then elevated heading into Week 13 at Green Bay, but Wright finished with just one catch for 13 yards. He was targeted just once. Although, it wasn't so much his fault as it was quarterback Christian Ponder's inability to move the chains last week. Wright remains just a low-end option in the deepest of Fantasy formats.
News: Vikings wide receiver Jarius Wright was a non-existent factor in the passing game Week 13 at Green Bay. Wright was held to one catch for 13 yards and was targeted once in a 23-14 loss.
Analysis: It was very disappointing to see Wright have an awful performance Week 13 since he has been such a big factor with Percy Harvin sidelined. Wright came into Sunday with 10 catches for 114 yards and one touchdown in his previous two games. Wright looked like a good PPR start Week 13, but he ended up being a bust. The Vikings host the Bears Week 14. Wright had seven catches for 49 yards Week 12 against Chicago. Even if Harvin is still out next week, Wright remains just a desperation Fantasy start and best left for PPR leagues.
News: Vikings wide receiver Jarius Wright has taken advantage of a Percy Harvin-less lineup the last two games for Minnesota. Wright has totaled 10 catches for 114 yards and one touchdown since Harvin has been sidelined with an ankle injury. He will look to keep that momentum going heading into Week 13 at Green Bay, even if Harvin returns. Wide receivers average 183.4 receiving yards and 24.4 Fantasy points per week against Green Bay, which is the eighth-highest average in the NFL. Wide receivers also have 12 touchdowns in 11 games against Green Bay.
Analysis: Wright could be a very good Fantasy sleeper Week 13 if Harvin and tight end Kyle Rudolph are sidelined by injuries. That would pretty much leave Wright, Jerome Simpson and Michael Jenkins in the passing game, and the numbers lately show quarterback Christian Ponder likes throwing to Wright. Fantasy owners in deeper formats, especially PPR, might want to take a flier on Wright. If Harvin and Rudolph play, then he is not as attractive of an option. If one or both players are sidelined, then Wright could be an intriguing sleeper.
News: Though he didn't get the start in Week 12, Vikings wide receiver Jarius Wright filled the void left by injured Percy Harvin (ankle), leading the team in targets in a 28-10 loss to the Bears. Wright was targeted 10 times, as he made seven catches for 49 yards. This was Wright's second career start, following up his debut in Week 10 against the Lions, in which he gained 65 receiving yards and scored his first touchdown.
Analysis: If Harvin comes back in Week 13, Wright could very well return to obscurity. However, if Harvin remains sidelined, Wright would be an intriguing pickup in deeper leagues. The Vikings will face the Packers next, and if Wright continues to be targeted, he could have a productive games against Green Bay's pass defense.
News: Vikings wide receiver Jarius Wright finished with three catches for 65 yards and a touchdown during his NFL debut in Minnesota's 34-24 win over Detroit in Week 10. With receiver Percy Harvin sidelined with an ankle injury, Wright was active for the first time this season and caught the first two passes thrown in his direction on the Vikings' opening possession, the second representing his first career touchdown. His first catch came on a 54-yard play -- the team's longest pass play of the season. He finished with five total looks from Christian Ponder.
Analysis: The Vikings used Wright in a similar fashion as Harvin as he also gained three yards on an end-around play in the third quarter. But he made his largest impact in the passing game, well, at least on the first drive, and finished with the highest yardage total among Minnesota's receivers. Wright's playing time is obviously tied to Harvin's status so Fantasy owners shouldn't rush to add the rookie just yet. The Vikings are idle in Week 11 so the additional rest could help Harvin get back on the field; keep an eye on his status throughout the week.
News: Minnesota rookie wide receiver Jarius Wright caught six passes for 122 yards, including a touchdown for the Vikings in the preseason finale Thursday against the Texans. Unfortunately, Wright also sprained his left ankle during the game.
Analysis: This was Wright's first preseason game but it certainly was a big one as he attempts to make the roster. We're not sure Wright has any value, but he showed the Vikings he could be an option in the future.
News: The Vikings have selected Arkansas receiver Jarius Wright with a fourth round pick in the NFL Draft. Wright caught 66 passes for 1,117 yards and 12 touchdowns for the Razorbacks last season and holds the school's career records for catches (168) and yards (2,934) and is second in school history with 24 touchdowns.
Analysis: Wright has the speed and hands you look for from a receiver, but his size (5-foot-10, 182 pounds) is not a positive. He had trouble with press coverage in college and will surely see a lot of it in the pros. He also doesn't have a lot of extensive work on special teams. It might take some work for Wright to see relevant playing time, but with the likes of Jerome Simpson and Devin Aromashodu the only guys stopping him from getting on the field, he could get some work with a strong preseason. Until that happens he's only worth picking in dynasty/keeper leagues and rookie-only drafts with late-round picks.