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Wright had four receptions for 60 yards in Sunday's loss at Buffalo.

He was targeted four times, tied for second most on the team, as he's developed some chemistry with Teddy Bridgewater. If Minnesota's pass blocking get get out of it's recent slump, Wright could have value in deep leagues in the second half of the season.

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Wright had four receptions for 17 yards and was targeted six times in Sunday's loss to Detroit. He also gained 21 yards on a reverse.

Wright was tied for second on the team in targets as he appears to have chemistry with Teddy Bridgewater. However, that's not going to translate into viable fantasy value in most formats until the Minnesota offense gets back on track.

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Wright caught 3-of-8 targets for 27 yards in Thursday's 42-10 loss to the Packers.

Wright led the Vikings in targets, with only one of those coming in the fourth quarter. The offense was completely dysfunctional under the direction of Christian Ponder, and while Teddy Bridgewater's expected Week 6 return should help Wright's prospects, the former Arkansas Razorback is likely just the third option in an inconsistent offense. That said, Wright could be a decent source of receptions, as the Vikes don't have much receiving talent at tight end or running back.

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Wright had eight receptions (10 targets) for 132 yards in Sunday's win against Atlanta.

Wright came out of nowhere to post one of the best games of his career. He actually could have gone over 200 yards, but Teddy Bridgewater overthrew him on a wide-open bomb in the second half. Bridgewater did hurt his ankle late in the game, but the early indications are that he'll play in Week 5.

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Wright had one reception for 12 yards and lost five yards on one rushing attempt in Sunday's loss to New England.

Wright was targeted just three times as Matt Cassel struggled (5.6 YPA and four interceptions). Wright hasn't done much the first two weeks of the season and his role will likely decrease when Jerome Simpson returns from a suspension in Week 4.

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Wright had two receptions for 25 yards and was targeted three times in Sunday's win over St. Louis.

Minnesota didn't need to do too much in the passing game after getting an early large lead, so Wright wasn't too involved. He's the No. 3 receiver for the next two games while Jerome Simpson serves a three-game suspension.

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Wright (ankle) caught one pass for 14 yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Chiefs.

Wright hauled in his only target while bouncing back from a minor ankle injury that he suffered during Wednesday's practice. With Jerome Simpson facing a three-game suspension to start the season, Wright will likely head into Week 1 as the No. 3 wide receiver.

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Wright left Wednesday's practice with a sprained ankle, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

The injury is likely minor, but worth monitoring because Wright could have a larger role the first three games of the season early in the season with Jerome Simpson appealing a three-game suspension for a recent DUI arrest. If healthy, Wright could begin the season as the third receiver.

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Wright didn't have a reception but ran a reverse for a 17-yard gain in Friday's preseason win over Oakland. Jerome Simpson got most of the playing time in three-receiver sets over Wright, ESPN 1500 am Twin Cities reports.

Wright was seen in competition with Simpson for the third receiver role this spring, buts he looks behind Simpson at the start of training camp.

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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.