Jarius Wright WR MIN 4 Days

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.

Jarius Wright WR MIN 9 Days

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.

Jarius Wright WR MIN 19 Days

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.

Jarius Wright WR MIN 1 Month

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 3 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 8 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 9 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 10 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 10 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.