Jarius Wright WR MIN 3 Days

Jarius Wright and Jerome Simpson are competing for the Vikings' slot receiver job.

The favorite is Wright, who has earned most of the first-team reps during spring practices and is a more natural fit for the slot than Simpson. Neither player will be anything more than the No. 4 passing option on a run-first team.

Jarius Wright WR MIN 2 Months

ESPN Vikings reporter Ben Goessling thinks WR Jarius Wright could get 40 or 50 catches this season.

Wright has never even seen 50 targets in a season, but he has shown flashes of talent in his two-year career and has the skill set to be a weapon out of the slot. Wrights upside is capped, though, as at best the number-three passing game option in what should be a run-heavy offense. He is a late-round flier at best in re-draft leagues.

Jarius Wright WR MIN 7 Months

Jarius Wright caught two passes for 31 yards in the Vikings' Week 17 win over the Lions.

Wright slid down the depth chart as his second NFL season progressed, wrapping up as the Vikings' No. 4 receiver behind Greg Jennings, Cordarrelle Patterson, and Jerome Simpson. Wright's final receiving stat line was 26-434-3. It's conceivable that Wright could open next year as the No. 3 behind Jennings and Patterson, but his fantasy value is clearly not looking up.

Jarius Wright WR MIN 7 Months

Jarius Wright caught four passes for 95 yards in Sunday's Week 15 win over the Eagles.

Chalk this one up to the massive holes in the Eagles secondary. Wright saw just five targets, but turned them into a season-high in both catches and yards. In two of previous three games, he didn't even see a target. Leave Wright on waiver wires heading into a Week 16 game at Cincy.

Jarius Wright WR MIN 9 Months

Jarius Wright caught two passes for 34 yards in Minnesota's Week 10 win over the Vikings.

Wright has cleared 30 yards in back-to-back games, but still has just 140 on the season. He's off the fantasy radar outside of deeper Dynasty leagues.

Jarius Wright WR MIN 9 Months

Jarius Wright caught three passes for 31 yards in Week 9 against Dallas.

The three catches tied a season-high while the 31 yards fell four yards short of Wright Week 3 total, telling you all you need to know. The No. 4 receiver is on pace to catch just 22 passes this season. He's not on the fantasy radar.

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Jarius Wright caught one pass for 15 yards in Week 7 against the Giants.

Wright was targeted five times. Josh Freeman threw the ball 53 times, so that explains that. Wright is the No. 4 receiver and isn't a fantasy option.

Jarius Wright WR MIN 10 Months

Jarius Wright had three catches for 35 yards in Week 3 against the Browns.

Wright was targeted four times in the passing game and continues to lose playing time to rookie Cordarrelle Patterson. He's no higher than the Vikings' No. 4 receiver and remains off the fantasy radar.

Jarius Wright WR MIN 11 Months

Vikings WR Jarius Wright has been medically cleared following his August 16 concussion.

He's sitting out Minnesota's third preseason game, but should be all systems go for Week 1. Wright is the Vikings' No. 3 receiver behind Greg Jennings and Jerome Simpson. Rookie Cordarrelle Patterson is pushing for Simpson's job.

Jarius Wright WR MIN 11 Months

Vikings WR Jarius Wright suffered a concussion in the team's second preseason game Friday night.

Wright will likely miss the Vikings' third preseason game. Through two exhibition contests, the sophomore wideout has been a staple in three-receiver sets alongside Greg Jennings and Jerome Simpson, catching three passes for 26 yards.