Wright was mostly held in check, but the Titans also didn't need much from him. He was targeted seven times in the passing game, hauling in five of those passes for 50 yards, including a long of 34.
Wright broke through the 1,000-yard mark three weeks ago, and will finish the season with 1,079 yards on 94 receptions and two touchdowns.
Wright has his first 1,000-yard season, but has scored just twice this season. Fortunately, one of those touchdowns came against this Texans team, as he brought in one of his seven receptions for a touchdown in Week 2.
The Texans have allowed 18.8 Fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers this season, the ninth-lowest mark in the league. Still, Wright has scored in two of his three career games against them, and remains a decent Fantasy play for Week 17.
On a day when the Titans emphasized the running game, giving Chris Johnson and Shonn Greene a combined 41 carries for 181 yards, the short passing game, Wright's specialty, was an afterthought. He still tied for second on the team with seven targets, but had just four catches for 22 yards.
It was the second time in three games that he contributed less than 25 receiving yards. He contributed no less than 69 in any of his previous eight. He'll attempt to bounce back Week 17 against the Texans.
After four straight games with between six and nine catches for betwen 77 and 103 yards,
With those two games, though, he's had only four this season in which he didn't catch between five and nine passes for between 54 and 103 yards, so he's still a model of consistency. You can't expect any player to do the exact same thing every week.
Most likely, Wright will get back to doing what he normally does Week 16 at Jacksonville, making a real impact in points-per-reception leagues with his frequent looks in the slot while staying relevant in standard leagues with his modest yardage. The Jaguars rank 19th against the pass, allowing 249.9 yards per game, and have given up the 12th-most Fantasy points to wide receivers, but for Wright, those numbers are probably irrelevant.
Jamey Eisenberg, Dave Richard and Nathan Zegura rank Wright between 19th and 27th at wide receiver this week, so they're expecting a return to good-but-not-great status as well.
Wright specializes in intermediate routes, as he showed by beating corner Patrick Peterson across the field for a 20-yard gain. Wright's longest reception went 26 yards.
With 85 catches, Wright has more catches in a season than any Titan since 2004. He has 54 catches over his last eight games, or 6.8 per game, and has drawn double-digit targets in four of those. He has two 100-yard games in his last four outings but remains stuck on two touchdown catches.
Wright visits Jacksonville in Week 16.
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