WR Jarius Wright - Carolina Panthers
|5-10, 182||Born: 11-25-1989||College: Arkansas||Drafted: Round 4, pick 2012|
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Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36
Jarius Wright's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2018 Week 17 vs NO (4 / 2 / 20 / 0 rec)
Slot machine Jarius Wright caught a zipped pass on a quick slant early in the game before drawing a defensive holding penalty on third down. Wright provided a nice target for Kyle Allen on a key fourth down, getting open in the right flat and turning upfield for the first down.
2018 Week 16 vs ATL (8 / 7 / 69 / 0 rec)
Jarius Wright was more involved than usual in the offense in this game, partly due to the high volume of pass attempts. A fumble on his second catch ñ the ball jarred loose as he tried to make a move up the field ñ ended a Carolina drive and set Atlanta up in excellent field position. Wright linked up later with third-string quarterback Kyle Allen on a seam route, exploiting a breakdown in the Atlanta secondary. Wright was mostly limited, however, to short catches for minimal yardage.
2018 Week 15 vs NO (4 / 3 / 21 / 0 rec)
Jarius Wright provided a reliable target between the hashes on a handful of catches, even corralling a low pass from Cam Newton that looked certain to be an incompletion. Wright was unable to shake a tackle in the two-minute drill at the end of the game, getting hogtied by a Saints defender.
2018 Week 14 vs CLE (5 / 3 / 36 / 0 rec, 1 / 5 / 0 rush)
Jarius Wright was utilised mostly as a checkdown option as the Browns often played man-free coverage and sent extra rushers. Wright provided a much-needed outlet against that pressure, with his biggest play coming on a deep shot down the right sideline late in the game. Wright showed excellent focus and managed to come back for the ball as it hung up in the air.
2018 Week 13 vs TB (3 / 2 / 44 / 0 rec)
Slot maestro Jarius Wright assumed a larger role when Greg Olsen left the game, with his biggest contribution coming on a rare catch-and-run jaunt that went for 33 yards. Wright made the first tackler miss before scooting out to the sideline, cleverly cutting back inside when the space presented itself. Wright was the recipient of one more pass that went for a short gain.
2018 Week 12 vs SEA (2 / 2 / 25 / 0 rec)
Slot weapon Jarius Wright was largely eclipsed by other Carolina players against Seattle, his most notable play coming on a packaged look featuring a couple of play fakes. Christian McCaffrey drew underneath coverage, allowing Wright to slip behind the linebackers and make a catch on the left sideline. Later, Wright fumbled the ball on a routine sideline catch - and fortunately managed to recover it.
2018 Week 11 vs DET (3 / 3 / 40 / 0 rec)
Jarius Wright operated mostly as an outlet receiver for Cam Newton in this game, but continued to show well as a route runner. Wright showed an excellent feel to find the soft spot in the zone defense early on, proving an easy target for his quarterback. It was Wright who was the target on a crucial play on the final drive, a swift catch and run setting up a touchdown. Wright was also the target on the fateful final offensive play for Carolina, a two-point conversion that was too high for Wright to haul in.
2018 Week 10 vs PIT (3 / 3 / 22 / 0 rec)
Jarius Wright was called upon only when the scoreboard began to look bleak for the Panthers, catching a couple of chain-moving passes on third down plays. Wright provides a reliable target for his quarterback whenever he is called upon.
2018 Week 9 vs TB (1 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)
Jarius Wright has started to play more of a complementary role in the past few weeks with the emergence of Curtis Samuel and D.J. Moore. The shifty slot receiver came up with an important catch early in the game to keep a Carolina drive alive, however, securing a pinpoint throw into a tight window on a quick slant for a first down.
2018 Week 8 vs BAL (3 / 2 / 5 / 0 rec)
Jarius Wright laid low for most of this game, seeing an early target clang off his mits on third down and a wideout screen snuffed out by excellent Baltimore diagnosis and tackling. He came up with an important conversion on third down as the Panthers chewed the clock in the second stanza, but ultimately a favourable game script for the offense meant pass attempts were at a premium.
2018 Week 7 vs PHI (2 / 2 / 37 / 0 rec, 1 / 34 / 0 rush)
Jarius Wright played a valuable role even as he was relegated to a rotational role among a crowded receiving corps. He ignited the offense in the second quarter, scooting around the left side for a big gain on an end around after the Eagles pursued too aggressively the other way. Wright was targeted on a deep ball late in the game which, if Cam Newton's pass had been more accurate, would have been an easy touchdown with the separation Wright had. The shifty receiver came up with another crucial catch in the fourth quarter, ripping the seam with a post pattern to set the offense up in the red zone. Wright was the recipient of the all-important two-point conversion pass from his quarterback, with the receiver finding space to pivot outside after faking an inside move.
2018 Week 6 vs WAS (3 / 1 / 3 / 0 rec)
The slot receiver was limited to a single catch in the two-minute offense at the end of regulation. Despite D.J. Moore's turnovers, it was the rookie who was given the lion's share of the snaps opposite Devin Funchess.
2018 Week 5 vs NYG (6 / 3 / 25 / 0 rec)
Jarius Wright was an infrequent contributor to the offense against the Giants, but he hauled in one of the most important catches of the game. With the Panthers looking to press home their three-point advantage, Cam Newton faked the ball to Christian McCaffrey before rolling out and tossing a beautiful pass to Wright, who had sneaked behind the coverage. Other than this highlight moment, Wright was limited to screen passes and scraps.
2018 Week 3 vs CIN (1 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
Jarius Wright was quiet for the most part against the Bengals, playing less than 40% of the snaps. With the rushing attack firing on all cylinders, Wright wasn't required in multiple wide receiver sets as the Panthers leaned on two tight end sets more often. Wright's lone reception went for a first down, a key catch that helped to kick start Carolina's first touchdown drive.
2018 Week 2 vs ATL (7 / 5 / 62 / 1 rec)
Jarius Wright proved his worth to the new Norv Turner-coordinated offense with a solid performance against Atlanta. Wright excelled on underneath patterns, getting out of his breaks quickly versus man coverage and showing veteran nous to find the soft spots in zones. His first target was a low ball from Cam Newton, which he couldn't quite get under to haul in, but he would follow that up in style. With the offense set up yards away from the Atlanta goal line, Wright ran an inside-breaking route and smartly sat down his route just past the whitewash, giving Newton an easy pitch and catch for the touchdown. Wright performed some acrobatics later as he reeled in two awkwardly thrown Newton passes, finding plenty of room to work with as the Falcons defense became more conservative, backing off in the secondary.
2018 Week 1 vs DAL (5 / 3 / 23 / 0 rec)
Offseason acquisition Jarius Wright was solid in all aspects of the game as the Carolina offense struggled to protect Cam Newton, leading to a downstream negative effect on the receivers. Wright made his mark in the short passing game, with a beautiful adjustment on a low pass from his quarterback, rolling sideways as he hauled it in. Wright bamboozled defenders and broke a couple of tackles on a bubble screen, fumbled the ball after biting off more than he could chew, and subsequently recovering his lost fumble.
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