Wright had just on reception for nine yards on two targets in Sunday's loss at Pittsburgh.
He played just 12 snaps on offense compared to 50 for Laquon Treadwell, who also had six targets. It looks like Wright is behind Treadwell for the third receiver role. However, the third receiver may not matter much for fantasy purposes if Sam Bradford can't return soon from a knee injury.
Wright converted one of two targets into a 21-yard gain in Monday's win over the Saints.
One of the big surprises of Week 1 was Minnesota's offense, particularly in the passing game where Sam Bradford looked as good as he's ever been. Stefon Diggs, Adam Thielen, and Kyle Rudolph figure to benefit most from this development, but if Minnesota's offense keeps this up, Wright could - at the very least - be more valuable this season than originally thought.
Wright had one reception for 21 yards on two targets in Monday's win over the Saints.
Wright appeared to be featured more in the passing game, but played just 15 snaps on offense compared to 36 for Laquon Treadwell (who was targeted just once). No receiver after Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs appears to have a viable fantasy role in the offense, however.
Wright did not have a reception and played just eight snaps in Sunday's preseason win over the 49ers, as he competes with Laquon Treadwell and Michael Floyd for the Vikings' third receiver role, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
It's hard to figure out where Wright currently fits into the Minnesota offense. He was getting time with the first-team offense early in training camp as the third receiver, but has been little used in the preseason (four receptions for 25 yards). While he has a shot at the third receiver role if Treadwell struggles (with Floyd out four games with a suspension), it's also possible he may not be in Minnesota's plans for the upcoming season.
Wright has been working with the first-team offense while Laquon Treadwell has been sidelined with a thigh injury, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Wright caught a career-low 11 passes last season and languished on the bench. He's in a battle for the third receiver role with Treadwell. However, neither player may hold the role for long once Michael Floyd returns from a four-game suspension.
|5||10/9/17||@ CHI||8:30 pm|
|8||10/29/17||@ CLE||9:30 am|
|Bye: Week 9|
|10||11/12/17||@ WAS||1:00 pm|
|12||11/23/17||@ DET||12:30 pm|
|13||12/3/17||@ ATL||1:00 pm|
|14||12/10/17||@ CAR||1:00 pm|
|16||12/23/17||@ GB||8:30 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|