Wright wasn't targeted in Sunday's victory over the Panthers. Chicago jumped out to an early lead and it did everything possible to take the air out of the football to protect both the lead and its rookie quarterback. That led to Mitchell Trubisky throwing just seven passes in the entire game with just one of those going to a wide receiver. Wright will likely be the most productive receiver on the team over the course of the season, but his best opportunity for success will be in games in which the team is playing from behind. As was the case this week, he has a scary floor with an uninspiring ceiling.
Wright brought in two of three passes for 36 yards in Sunday's 27-24 overtime defeat of the Ravens. Wright was the only Chicago wide receiver to have a reception, and he was targeted just three times in a game that Mitchell Trubisky threw 16 passes. As long as the Bears are committed to a hyper-conservative game plan to protect their rookie quarterback, Wright will remain a low-upside fantasy option.
Wright caught four of five targets for 46 receiving yards in Monday night's 20-17 loss to the Vikings. Wright's production may seem underwhelming, but the reality is he led the Bears in receiving. While Chicago's anemic passing game remains the only one league-wide without a 30-yard completion on offense this season, Wright has been the best of the bunch so far. Furthermore, with rookie first-rounder Mitchell Trubisky now at the helm, there seems to be some upside with regard to Wright's stock, even though Sunday's trip to Baltimore could prove rather challenging.
Wright played 35 of 65 offensive snaps but didn't receive a target during Sunday's 23-17 overtime win over Pittsburgh. After hauling in 10 of 14 targets for 103 yards over the first two weeks of the season, this was a surprising and disastrous fantasy showing from Wright. The Chicago offense leaned on its ground attack Sunday, but it was odd that Wright didn't even see a single target. Quarterback Mike Glennon will likely have to air it out more to keep pace with the Green Bay offense at Lambeau Field on Thursday, so how involved Wright is in Week 4 will be telling about his fantasy prospects moving forward.
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.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|8||10/29||@New Orleans Saints||20||20.00|
|10||11/12||Green Bay Packers||25||21.14|
|13||12/03||San Francisco 49ers||21||20.43|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||66||41||513||4||24||12.51||77|