WR Jarius Wright - Carolina Panthers

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

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Week 6: at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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FBG says: Neutral matchup. Just a few weeks ago, murmurs arose over whether Cam Newton can even reclaim his starting job once healthy. That's no longer the case, as Kyle Allen has looked like an NFL backup since an impressive Week 3 debut. Over the last 2 weeks he's completed 64% of his throws, but at just 6.5 yards per attempt, with a single touchdown. Allen does boast a strong arm and a gunslinger's mentality, and he's capable of throwing his receivers into a few big plays a game. However, he combines that approach with scattershot accuracy - he's yet to throw an interception, but has had several near-misses, and last week he consistently misfired to open receivers. The only thing that's projectable is his willingness to feed Christian McCaffrey a steady diet of targets (23 over 3 games) in the open field. As a result, downfield receivers D.J. Moore and Curtis Samuel have struggled to produce consistently. Moore has averaged 62 yards a game with Allen, but 44% of that yardage has come from 2 long plays. Across the field, Samuel keeps drawing downfield targets, but simply isn't on the same page as his quarterback. With the Panthers streamlining this attack, tight end Greg Olsen has become an afterthought, catching just two of six targets over the past two weeks. There's big-play potential for every piece of this unit, but not enough stability or volume to project it. Even in a juicy matchup, Allen should continue to dampen everyone's outlook except McCaffrey's. Right on cue, the Tampa Bay pass defense was shredded in Week 5, this time by game-managing Saints backup Teddy Bridgewater. Bridgewater had been treated with kid gloves in prior games, but erupted on Sunday, completing 26 of 34 throws for 314 yards and 4 touchdowns, with an interception. Like most opposing passers, he had little trouble getting balls past the weak cornerback trio of Vernon Hargreaves, Carlton Davis, and M.J. Stewart. They simply had no answer for Michael Thomas (11 for 182 and 2 scores), who became the ninth pass-catcher through 5 weeks to top 80 yards in this matchup. Hargreaves was tasked with covering Thomas for most of the day, and he was little more than a spectator to a number of easy catches. With poor support coming from the safeties, this remains a thoroughly attackable unit on all levels of the field. Even wit h a rejuvenated pass rush led by early Defensive Player of the Year frontrunner Shaquil Barrett, it makes for perhaps the juiciest matchup in all of fantasy. Even shaky Panthers fill-in Kyle Allen and his struggling receivers get sizeable boosts to their Week 6 value.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumLPts
2 vs TB 54 0 0 0 6 2.0 15 0 0 1.5
3 at ARI 31 0 0 0 2 2.0 38 0 0 3.8
4 at HOU 47 0 0 0 6 5.0 59 0 0 5.9
5 vs JAX 50 0 0 0 3 1.0 6 0 0 0.6
6 at TB 0 0 0 0 3 1.0 6 0 0 0.6
6 at TB PROJ-Dodds * 0 * * 2.4 * * * *
6 at TB PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 2.1 * * * *
6 at TB PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 3.0 * * * *

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 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

6@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
7--- BYE WEEK ---
8@ San Francisco 49ers
9vs Tennessee Titans
10@ Green Bay Packers
11vs Atlanta Falcons
12@ New Orleans Saints
13vs Washington Redskins
14@ Atlanta Falcons
15vs Seattle Seahawks
16@ Indianapolis Colts
17vs New Orleans Saints