Wright caught all three of his targets for 40 yards in Sunday's 20-19 loss to the Lions.
Wright's performance marked his best this season outside of Week 2's five catches for 62 yards and a score. It came while the veteran played over 70 percent of Carolina's offensive snaps, which was an increase from recent outings. His day could've been even better had Cam Newton hit him for a wide-open two-point conversion that would've won the game, but Wright at least put in an above average effort.
Wright caught all three of his targets for 22 yards in Week 10's loss to the Steelers.
Wright's totals marked an improved performance compared to recent games, but still didn't move the needle much from a fantasy perspective. That's the norm with Wright, though, as he's a veteran possession receiver who adds depth to Carolina's options.
Wright caught his lone target for eight yards in Week 9's win over the Buccaneers.
The veteran actually played the third-most snaps among Carolina's wideouts, but youngsters D.J. Moore and Curtis Samuel clearly rank as higher priorities for looks and touches. Wright has caught at least one pass in all eight games but boasts just 18 grabs on the campaign.
Wright caught two of three targets for five yards in Sunday's 36-21 win over the Ravens.
Wright was deemed a starter in the wake of Torrey Smith (knee) being ruled out, but his steep decline in snaps contrasted that technical promotion. All in all, Wright featured on barely over a quarter of Carolina's offensive plays, which came just a week after posting his most scrimmage yards of the season. Instead of the veteran Wright, the Panthers turned to rookie first-rounder D.J. Moore, who accounted for a career-best 129 total yards while playing over 70 percent of the snaps, and second-year wideout Curtis Samuel, who gained 28 yards on three catches while playing 40 percent. With Moore and Samuel obviously factoring more into the team's long-term plans, it'll be interesting to see if Wright can return to a more relevant role in Week 9 versus the Buccaneers.
Though he's expected to be on the field for the start of the Panthers' first drive of the day, Wright won't necessarily benefit from a huge surge in snaps and/or targets with Smith out. The Panthers are expected to increase the roles of youngsters D.J. Moore and Curtis Samuel in Week 8, while No. 6 receiver Damiere Byrd also boasts plenty of familiarity with playing Smith's position. The triumvirate of Devin Funchess, Greg Olsen and Christian McCaffrey should remain locked in as quarterback Cam Newton's top three targets, perhaps leaving little volume to go around for Wright and the team's other depth wideouts.
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