Though Bridgewater threw the ball well in his first start, it was little-used third receiver
We really need to see more from Bridgewater before we can determine how he and the coaching staff wants to use his receivers. With nothing in the way of must-start players among this trio, you probably want to avoid using them in Week 5.
"Teddy knew where to put the ball to me on a couple throws," Wright said. "I kind of knew where to expect the ball. Our reps paid off. A lot of trust."
Indeed, it wasn't just a big play or two that set Wright apart (though he had his share of those, including a 52-yard catch-and-run in the first quarter). Wright also led the Vikings in targets (10) and receptions (eight).
There may be something to this chemistry thing. Wright looked quick and deserving of a bigger role, especially since Cordarrelle Patterson hasn't lived up to the billing. Between him and Greg Jennings, the Vikings may have more mouths than they can realistically feed, but certainly in deeper leagues, Wright deserves a look off the waiver wire.
Wright caught eight passes for 132 yards during the game. He was targeted a team-high 10 times. Wright made his biggest play early, catching a 52 yard pass from Teddy Bridgewater on the team's third play from scrimmage. He would show off his big play ability a few more times, catching at least three passes over 15 yards.
Wright will look for more Week 5 against the Packers.
|5||10/2/14||@ GB||8:25 pm|
|7||10/19/14||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
|8||10/26/14||@ TB||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 10|
|11||11/16/14||@ CHI||1:00 pm|
|15||12/14/14||@ DET||1:00 pm|
|16||12/21/14||@ MIA||1:00 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|