WR Jarius Wright - Carolina Panthers
|5-10, 182||Born: 11-25-1989||College: Arkansas||Drafted: Round 4, pick 2012|
Week 15: vs Seattle Seahawks - $4800
FBG says: Good matchup. The Panthers may try to move on from Cam Newton this offseason, but it won't be Kyle Allen they do it for. Week after week, Allen continues to show that his NFL ceiling is likely as a Matt Moore-level backup. Since his impressive first start back in Week 3, he's produced just 6.5 yards per attempt and 249 a game, with 12 touchdowns to 12 interceptions (and several more dropped). Allen simply doesn't boast the pocket sense or accuracy to consistently move an offense - most of that ho-hum production has come in garbage-time situations. Allen's struggles have limited his gifted young receiving corps, which has produced well enough with so much volume but is capable of even more. D.J. Moore has been a model of consistency, topping 70 yards in 8 of his last 9 games. Drawing 10 targets a game over that span, he remains a locked-in fantasy play regardless of matchup. But Curtis Samuel and the tight ends play more niche roles, and none can be counted on to produce predictably. Of them, young tight end Ian Thomas boasts the most relative appeal if Greg Olsen can't get cleared. Thomas drew 10 looks of his own Sunday and caught a short touchdown, and he averaged 49 yards a game in Olsen's place late last year. The Seahawks sit firmly among the bottom third of the NFL in raw pass defense. That said, a disproportionate amount of that production has come while in blowout/catchup mode, and there's been noticeable improvement over the past month or so. Opposing passers have averaged 282 yards over their last 5 games, but have needed 41 attempts a game to do so. The Seattle secondary is starting to come together: cornerback Shaquill Griffin has been one of 2019's most dominant cover men, while Quandre Diggs has served as a massive upgrade on Tedric Thompson at free safety. It's worth noting that they're fresh off a semi-collapse, though, with the struggling Jared Goff putting up one of his best performances of a season last Sunday. And there's still not much pass rush here, even with Jadeveon Clowney back in action. Still, this week has the look of a mismatch. It's fair to project hefty passing volume for Kyle Allen and the Panthers, though efficiency may be tough to come by.
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
2019 Week 14 vs ATL (5 / 4 / 30 / 0 rec - 5 points, $4800)
Jarius Wright saw a little more action than usual with Carolina in comeback mode for most of the game. After an early target from Kyle Allen that looked as if the two players were not on the same page, they connected on some timing routes in the middle of the field to offset the relentless Atlanta pass rush. Wright operated primarily as an outlet receiver for a besieged Allen all game, in fact.
2019 Week 13 vs WAS (5 / 3 / 34 / 0 rec - 4.9 points, $4600)
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 - 0.9 points, $4600)
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 - 2.4 points, $4500)
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 - 2.6 points, $4500)
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 - -0.7 points, $4500)
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 - 2.2 points, $4500)
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 - 1.1 points, $4500)
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 - 1.1 points, $4500)
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 - 8.4 points, $4500)
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 - 4.8 points, $4500)
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 - 2.5 points, $4500)
Jarius Wright ran some nice patterns to give his quarterback a safe, easy target ñ 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 - 1.9 points, $4700)
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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