WR Kendall Wright - Chicago Bears
|5-10, 196||Born: 11-12-1989||College: Baylor||Drafted: Round 1, pick 20|
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2017 Week 16 vs CLE (6 / 4 / 27 / 0 rec)
Sunday's 20-3 win over the Cleveland Browns is another example of the Kendall Wright Disappearing Act -- coming to a football field near you. Sure, Wright caught four of six targets for 27 yards. But that stinks, let's be real here. Wright needs to create more separation for his rookie quarterback. He's not consistently doing the things his quarterback needs him to do. Wright, sadly enough, is the best best receiving option right now. Maybe it's on the coaching staff, who knows. Well, it's probably on the coaching staff. When a 5-10, 185-pound guy is your No. 1 receiver, you need to be more creative than Dowell Loggains was on Sunday.
2017 Week 15 vs DET (13 / 7 / 81 / 0 rec)
Wright was mostly a target of incompletions and one interceptions until he racked up five catches on garbage time drives. He appears to have the best chemistry with Mitchell Trubisky of any Bears wideout heading into a matchup with the Browns.
2017 Week 14 vs CIN (11 / 10 / 107 / 0 rec)
Call off the search: Kendall Wright has been found. Wright seemingly appeared out of nowhere Sunday in Cincinnati as the Bears trounced the Bengals by the score of 33-7. Wright saw 11 targets in the win over Cincinnati, the same number of targets he saw in the three previous games. Wright's 11 targets led to 10 receptions for 107 yards, leading the team in both categories. Wright has played the majority of the snaps each week he's been on the field. For one reason or another, whether it's game script or whatever else, he tends to disappear once the game starts. Mitchell Trubisky appeared to find a level of comfort throwing to Wright in the middle of the field. Wright very much is a capable receiver when used properly. Everything went right for the Bears. Don't expect this to continue. If Wright were to play every snap next week and not see a target, it really wouldn't be that surprising.
2017 Week 10 vs GB (8 / 5 / 46 / 0 rec)
Kendall Wright looked like a better receiver in Sunday's 23-16 loss to the Green Bay Packers. Wright saw eight targets, catching five of them for 46 yards. With Dontrelle Inman now in the mix, Wright can slide back into the fold a bit more and not have to be the top receiving target on every play. Having a longer and faster receiver on the field, like Inman, opens holes for Wright to catch and run. Until this week, Wright had been catching passes before taking near-instant contact. Wright finished the game with 46 snaps, second-most on the team. As the Bears' offense continues to sync up, expect Wright to thrive in the slot role, given no more injuries take place that force Wright elsewhere on the field.
2017 Week 6 vs BAL (3 / 2 / 36 / 0 rec)
Kendall Wright really didn't fit into the Bears offensive game plan against the Baltimore Ravens; a game that saw Chicago eek out a 27-24 win in overtime. Jordan Howard and Tarik Cohen carried the ball a combined 50 times, while the Bears only attempted 17 passes as a team, 16 of which were thrown by Mitchell Trubisky and the other by Cohen. Wright caught two passes for 36 yards on three targets in the win. It doesn't look like the coaching staff is in any hurry to thrust more of the offensive onto Trubisky and the passing game, so Wright doesn't seem to be in line to put up better-than-average numbers any time soon. Wright's probably should somewhere between 6-7 targets on a good day, but those days don't be coming
2017 Week 5 vs MIN (5 / 4 / 46 / 0 rec)
Kendall Wright led the Bears in catches (4) and receiving yards (46) in Monday's 20-17 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. Coming off a zero target effort two weeks ago, Wright has managed to put together back-to-back solid weeks, all things considering. Wright's matchup against a very tough Minnesota secondary was not an exploitable one. Re-watching the game tape, Wright did about as much as he could given the play calls from OC Dowell Loggains. Given the Bears inability to throw downfield thus far this season, Minnesota appeared to bring down its defense by 5-10 yards on a regular basis. This really hampered Wright's ability to find space in the middle of the field. The value of a competent slot receiver with a rookie quarterback under center cannot be overstated. Wright will be a great tool for Mitchell Trubisky as he continues to grow into the role of an NFL quarterback. And if Trubisky successfully can start stretching the field, expect Wright to take advantage of the space he'll be given.
2017 Week 4 vs GB (4 / 4 / 51 / 1 rec)
What's there really to say about Kendall Wright? Any guy that can play 50-plus snaps as the No. 1 receiver and not see a target ... like, what gives?!?!? That's what he did in the Week 3 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. But, of course, once everyone benches him in Week 4 he puts forth a half-decent effort. Wright caught four-of-four targets for 51 yards and a touchdown. He once again looked somewhat elusive out there. He's the perfect receiver for Mike Glennon. Look, Wright definitely has a ceiling as long as Glennon is the quarterback. Glennon doesn't throw deep, though, which *should* keep Wright pretty involved in the passing game. But after seeing Wright not even see a single target against the Steelers, what happens moving forward is anyone's guess.
2017 Week 3 vs PIT (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Paging Kendall Wright? Hmm ... somehow Wright finished Sunday's game with zero targets despite playing over 53 percent of the snaps. Sure, Mike Glennon only threw 22 passes, but how does the team's best? receiver not see a target? The Bears won the game, too -- a 23-17 overtime win over an allegedly good Steelers team. If you started Wright in Week 3 and received a zero, you're not alone in scratching your head. The Bears' passing offense simply is not good. Glennon cannot be counted on to move the offense. Until the offensive reins are handed over to Mitch Trubisky, it probably makes sense to stay away from Wright and any other mediocre receiver the Bears trot out there.
2017 Week 2 vs TB (10 / 7 / 69 / 0 rec)
Kendall Wright looked to be more comfortable this week than he was when the Bears took the field in Week 1. Wright should be the Bears No. 3 receiving options, but because of injuries he's now the top dog. That ain't Wright, no way no how. Wright saw a team-high 10 targets in Sunday's 29-7 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, catching seven passes for 69 yards. This kind of production is what you should expect to see moving forward from Wright. The Bears have exactly zero receivers who are threats to go deep. So Wright is playing a box that features a very tight lid, a lid that can come smashing down on him at a moment's notice. Pass-catch-hit pretty much is the sequence of events. There is very little room for Wright to be elusive when the defense can clamp down on the field. Wright is a PPR gem, but not much else.
2017 Week 1 vs ATL (4 / 3 / 34 / 0 rec)
"Not good" likely is the best way of describing Kendall Wright's first game with the Chicago Bears. Wright only received four targets on the day, catching three passes for 34 yards. With Cameron Meredith out of the season and Kevin White in the locker room during the first half, Wright did very little to take advantage of the newfound opportunity. While Wright is a slot receiver at heart, the Bears are relying on him for much more. The Bears have exactly zero receivers that can stretch the field, and opposing defenses are very much aware. Until the personnel changes, there won't be much room for Wright to operate in the middle of the field. Wright is a great PPR target for future weeks.
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