Wright (shoulder) was a full participant at Friday's practice and does not have a designation on the final injury report for Sunday's game against Pittsburgh. A limited participant the previous two days, Wright apparently will be fine to fill his usual role in the slot. He also handled some outside snaps in a Week 2 loss to Tampa Bay, but the Bears may be able to shift Wright back to his comfort zone strictly working from the slot now that Markus Wheaton (finger) is primed for his 2017 debut. Wright nonetheless figures to operate as one of Mike Glennon's favorite targets underneath.
Wright (shoulder) was a limited participant in the Bears' practice Thursday, Adam Hoge of WGN Radio 720 AM reports. In a Bears receiving corps that's already been hit hard by injuries this season, Wright's shoulder issue counts as a minor concern. His involvement in practices on back-to-back days -- even in a minor capacity -- suggests that the team is still counting on having Wright available for Sunday's matchup with the Steelers. With 103 receiving yards and 14 targets through the Bears' first two games, Wright has seen more work than any of the team's other wideouts, but his volume could take a hit with field-stretching threat Markus Wheaton (finger) expected to make his season debut in Week 3.
Wright was limited at Wednesday's practice due to a shoulder injury, Adam Hoge of WGN Radio 720 AM reports. Wright ranks behind Tarik Cohen (21) and Zach Miller (15) with 14 targets on the season, yet his 103 receiving yards and five first downs lead the Bears. As long as Mike Glennon is under center, Wright figures to be a centerpiece of a passing attack that has lost Cameron Meredith (knee) for the season and Kevin White (shoulder) until at least midseason. However, with his own health concern evident, Wright's status should be monitored closely as the weekend draws closer.
Wright brought in seven of 10 targets for 69 yards in Sunday's 29-7 loss to the Buccaneers. Serving as the de facto No. 1 receiver on an injury-riddled Bears wideout corps, Wright was QB Mike Glennon's favorite target in the blowout loss. He ceded the team lead in receptions by one to RB Tarik Cohen, but he set the pace in both receiving yards and targets. There's been speculation that Wright's reunion with current Chicago offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains -- who served in the same capacity with the Titans in Wright's first two NFL seasons -- would lead to a resurgence for the 27-year-old receiver. Sunday's results lend credence to that notion, and given what is likely the season-long absence of Kevin White (shoulder), Wright could certainly be primed for his best fantasy production in several seasons, especially in PPR formats.
Wright caught three passes for 34 yards in Sunday's 23-17 loss to the Falcons. Wright was targeted four times, and each of those targets came within the last 12 minutes of the game. He could easily find himself being targeted much more frequently should Kevin White (collarbone) be forced to miss time with his latest injury, which would significantly increase his fantasy value.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|4||09/29||@Green Bay Packers||16||17.00|
|8||10/29||@New Orleans Saints||32||32.00|
|10||11/12||Green Bay Packers||16||17.00|
|13||12/03||San Francisco 49ers||22||23.00|
|3 Year Avg||66||41||513||4||24||12.51||77|