WR Jarius Wright - Carolina Panthers

5-10, 182Born: 11-25-1989College: ArkansasDrafted: Round 4, pick 2012

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Week 14: at Atlanta Falcons

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FBG says: Good matchup. The talented Carolina receivers are truly blossoming before our eyes. D.J. Moore, in particular, has turned heads: over the past 9 weeks, he's produced the league's fourth-most catches (54) and yards (719). Speedy Curtis Samuel has been less productive as the clear-out deep threat, but still finds an opening or two a week to exploit. And Christian McCaffrey remains the league's most dangerous threat out of the backfield, routinely side-stepping and stiff-arming his way into splash plays. Unfortunately, they're still handcuffed to a degree by the play of quarterback Kyle Allen, who just doesn't look like an ideal NFL starter. Since his impressive Week 3 debut, Allen has produced just 6.5 yards per attempt and 244 a game despite hefty volume (37.8 attempts). Over that span he's devolved into a mess of misfires and gaffes, with 10 interceptions and 8 fumbles, and last week he nearly threw a back-breaking interception just one play before coughing up the game-sealing fumble. It's tantalizing to imagine what Moore, Samuel, McCaffrey, and the peripheral targets could do with stronger quarterbacking. For now, they're all high-floor guys on talent alone, but rarely do we see more than one erupt at a time. This attack now has big volume on its side, but very little efficiency. The Atlanta defense has made great strides against the run, but none of that success has spilled over into the pass-game unit. Only four teams have allowed more net yardage per attempt, and only six have given up more touchdowns. On Thanksgiving, Drew Brees would have easily been the eighth opposing passer to throw multiple scores against them, had he not had a pair of easy ones dropped. If nothing else, top cornerback Desmond Trufant has rebounded nicely from an awful start to the year. He's been in shutdown form over the past few weeks as the dominant force in stifling Michael Thomas (48 yards) and Mike Evans (50). Even so, D.J. Moore pieced together 95 yards on 8 catches when these teams faced off 3 weeks ago. There are still big holes across from Trufant, where Isaiah Oliver and Kendall Sheffield have been beaten frequently, and free safety Ricardo Allen has taken a big step backward here in 2019. This remains one of fantasy's most targetable matchups, and even Kyle Allen takes on a nice boost against it.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumLPts
10 at GB 45 0 0 0 2 1.0 21 0 0 2.1
11 vs ATL 59 0 0 0 2 1.0 19 0 0 1.9
12 at NO 38 0 0 0 1 1.0 4 0 0 0.4
13 vs WAS 52 0 0 0 5 3.0 34 0 0 3.4
14 at ATL PROJ-Dodds * 0 * * 1.8 * * * *
14 at ATL PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 1.8 * * * *
14 at ATL PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 2.0 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36

Percentile ranks

Jarius Wright's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 13 vs WAS (5 / 3 / 34 / 0 rec)

Jarius Wright played his traditional role of being the safe pair of hands for Kyle Allen to throw to in times of need. Indeed, on the first pass of the game Wright made himself available on a crossing pattern, hauling in the football with a diving reception. His best reception came on a sideline pass in the second half, with the veteran doing a tremendous job to keep both feet in bounds.

2019 Week 12 vs NO (1 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)

Jarius Wright was rarely utilised in the passing progressions when he was on the field, making just one reception on a desperation check down on third down.

2019 Week 11 vs ATL (2 / 1 / 19 / 0 rec)

Jarius Wright stayed alive on a crucial fourth-down play, adjusting his route to give his quarterback an easy target. On the play, he used a subtle double-move to confuse the defensive back and bailed out Kyle Allen, who was rolling right and in trouble.

2019 Week 10 vs GB (2 / 1 / 21 / 0 rec)

Jarius Wright made an important play in the two-minute drill at the end of the game, catching a pass on a deep over route despite taking a massive hit at the end of it. The veteran receiver saw minimal action and the occasions that Carolina went to multiple wide receivers, Kyle Allen went elsewhere with his targets.

2019 Week 9 vs TEN (4 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec, 1 / -7 / 0 rush)

Jarius Wright did not enjoy his finest day at the office against the Titans. His first target appeared to be a simple catch, but the ball clanged off his hands and landed in the arms of a Titans defender. To his credit, he almost made an incredible diving catch later in the game, but it was ruled out after review as he used the ground to control the ball. Wright dropped another easy throw on a key third down late in the game after Kyle Allen had bought time to find him. Overall, Wright's game lacked its usual sharpness.

2019 Week 8 vs SF (4 / 2 / 12 / 0 rec)

Jarius Wright was limited to a pair of short receptions in the flat as the Panthers tried to attack underneath against the 49ers' zone coverage. On both occasions the San Francisco defense rallied to make the tackle, with yards after the catch very tough to come by.

2019 Week 6 vs TB (3 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)

Jarius Wright, normally a dependable intermediate target, let his quarterback down against the Bucs. An early deep target on a corner was dropped in perfectly and hit Wright harmlessly on the hands, clanging off them and hitting the ground. A later third down target on a simple shallow crossing pattern fell incomplete and it appeared the timing was just off on the play.

2019 Week 5 vs JAX (3 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)

After producing some pivotal plays against the Texans last time out, Jarius Wright assumed a more limited role in this game. His only catch came on a jailbreak screen pass into the left flat where he was able to patiently pick his way through the traffic in front of him to pick up a first down.

2019 Week 4 vs HOU (6 / 5 / 59 / 0 rec)

Jarius Wright proved to be a valuable safety blanket for Kyle Allen, with the key play of the game coming his way. With Allen under pressure from J.J. Watt up the middle, the quarterback pulled off a Houdini act by ducking under the would-be sack before looking downfield and finding a kneeling Wright, who gratefully accepted the pass. Apart from that standout moment, Wright provided Allen with an outlet on quick passes within 10 yards of the line of scrimmage, showing safe hands. Wright had a magnificent catch on a seam pattern in the two-minute drill at the end of the first half. Stacking the defensive back in coverage, Wright tracked the ball perfectly as Allen lofted it up and over the defensive back's outstretched hands.

2019 Week 3 vs ARI (2 / 2 / 38 / 0 rec)

Jarius Wright's biggest contribution of the game came on a misdirection play where he managed to sneak in behind the coverage for a big catch down the left sideline. The Panthers caught the Cardinals with 12 men on the field after snapping the ball quickly; the confusion allowed Wright to find a weakness.

2019 Week 2 vs TB (6 / 2 / 15 / 0 rec)

Jarius Wright ran some nice patterns to give his quarterback a safe, easy target especially on third down. An early third down snag saw him tackled short of the sticks, but he made up for it with a beautiful pivot route on a later third down. Cam Newton let Wright down with a couple of off-target throws, including a deep one that sailed out of bounds.

2019 Week 1 vs LAR (1 / 1 / 14 / 0 rec)

Jarius Wright caught only one pass, settling down in the Rams' zone coverage to find a soft spot for his quarterback to zip a ball into him.

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Schedule

14@ Atlanta Falcons
15vs Seattle Seahawks
16@ Indianapolis Colts
17vs New Orleans Saints