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WR Jarius Wright - Minnesota Vikings

5-10, 182Born: 11-25-1989College: ArkansasDrafted: Round 4

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 27): Wright gave way to Cordarrelle Patterson atop the pecking order for targets in the Vikings passing game. He's back to being the speedy slot receiver to mix in the offense instead of a mainstay.

Week 9: vs Washington Redskins

Mark and Joe say: Neutral matchup. Teddy Bridgewater notched his second win of the season for Minnesota vs. the hapless Buccaneers, cutting his interceptions to zero in that game while throwing 24/42 for 241 yards, one TD and one rush for three yards. Cordarrelle Patterson led the Vikings in receiving (12 for 6/86/0 receiving), but ended the day in a walking boot with a supposedly 'minor' foot injury - stay tuned to's Players in the News as we get closer to the weekend to see if Patterson can consistently practice this week. Tight end Chase Ford posted six targets for 6/61/0 receiving, while Greg Jennings handled the TD for Bridgewater with six targets for 3/38/1 receiving. It was a positive development for Bridgewater and the Vikings. The Washington pass D is ranked seventh in the NFL avearaging 219.2 net passing yards given up per game, but they bleed six-point plays this year with 17 passing scores allowed vs. only three interceptions (tied for next-to-last in the NFL) and 21 sacks (tied-ninth) generated. Last week Tony Romo and company posted 21/34 for 224 net yards, two TDs and zero interceptions, with five sacks taken for -54 yards; Charlie Whitehurst threw 17/26 for 160 net yards, two TDs and one interception at Washington two games back, with one sack taken for zero yards. Bridgewater and company have a neutral matchup at home this week - we'll see if Bridgewater can get rid of the football quickly in the face of Washington's blitzing D.

Recent Stats and Projections

5 at GB 0 0 0 8 3 27 0 0
6 vs DET 1 21 0 6 4 17 0 0
7 at BUF 0 0 0 4 4 60 0 0
8 at TB 0 0 0 3 2 13 0 0
9 vs WAS PROJ-Dodds 0 * * 2 * * *
9 vs WAS PROJ-Tremblay 0 * * 3 * * *
9 vs WAS PROJ-Bloom 0 * * 2 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 6 vs DET (6 / 4 / 17 / 0 rec, 1 / 21 / 0 rush)

Wright was the second-most targeted Vikings player against the Lions, but had a tough day. A long gain on an early reverse carry was his highlight as Wright found the open field. Timing with Teddy Bridgewater was off on many of his targets as Wright slipped on his break on a slant route, dropped a comeback route, and threw off the timing on a simple wide receiver screen play. In the fourth quarter Wright took a huge hit on a slant reception, but hung on and stayed in the game.

2014 Week 7 vs BUF (4 / 4 / 60 / 0 rec)

Wright had a solid day, starting off against soft coverage on a 14-yard play on an out route and capping it with a nice 18-yard catch early in the fourth quarter. He also had an incredibly nice catch along the sideline in the fourth quarter which gained 28 yards. On the play Wright stopped and the coverage continued. Bridgewater delivered the ball along the sideline but Wright had to extend his body to get it and barely got both feet in. The Bills challenged the play, but the ruling on the field was confirmed--first down. Overall Wright did a good job and was able to make some nice catches during the game.

2014 Week 8 vs TB (3 / 2 / 13 / 0 rec)

It looks a lot like Jarius Wright might have fallen behind Charles Johnson for the No. 3 receiver spot, however that spot is so inconsistent week to week that it's almost impossible to know which guy will show up. Wright saw little action on Sunday, with one pass caught behind the line of scrimmage and downed immediately and the other a deeper pass where he was hit right as he caught the ball, but showed really nice route running to get open in the first place.


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Footballguys Articles

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  Cian Fahey - April 11
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Week 8 Wide Recevier Tiers
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  FBG Staff - October 2
Money Talks (Free Agent Bidding Advice): Week 5
  Jeff Pasquino - September 30
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  Chad Parsons - August 15

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