Isaiah Wright

Isaiah Wright

Wide Receiver #83
Team: Washington Redskins
Ht / Wt:6'2" / 220 lb.
College:Temple
Age:24
Born:January 13, 1997
Drafted:2020 / UDFA

Isaiah Wright: Contributes as rookie

Wright finished 2020 with 27 receptions for 197 yards on 35 targets, logging 347 snaps on offense and 83 on special teams.

Analysis: The undrafted rookie out of Temple got most of his playing time in the first half of the season, manning the slot while Steven Sims dealt with a toe injury. Wright peaked with 59 yards in a Week 10 loss to Detroit, catching just five passes over the final seven weeks of the regular season. He did get a dozen snaps and one target in the playoff loss to Tampa Bay, while fellow rookie Antonio Gandy-Golden (a fourth-round pick) was a healthy scratch. Even so, Wright will need to battle for his roster spot in the offseason, with his status largely depending on Washington's approach to free agency and the draft.

January 11, 2021 8:22 AM EST

Isaiah Wright: Catches a pair of passes

Wright caught two passes for 15 yards on two targets in Sunday's 20-15 loss to Seattle.

Analysis: Wright played 28 percent of offensive snaps, fourth among the team's wide receivers. Terry McLaurin and Cam Sims handled every-down roles, while Wright split the No. 3 role with Steven Sims (35 percent) and Robert Foster (12 percent). Each of Wright, Sims and Foster drew two targets, and they combined for four receptions and 35 yards. None of the bunch can be trusted for fantasy purposes as Washington heads into Week 16 against Carolina.

December 21, 2020 1:58 PM EST

Isaiah Wright: Catches only target

Wright caught his lone target for nine yards during Sunday's win over 49ers.

Analysis: The 23-year-old also threw an incomplete pass during the third quarter on an attempted trick play. Wright went off with six catches for 59 yards Week 10, but he has only three catches for 21 yards over the past four games.

December 15, 2020 7:39 PM EST

Isaiah Wright: Lone reception Monday

Wright recorded one reception for five yards across 29 offensive snaps in Monday's win over the Steelers.

Analysis: Wright did see an uptick in offensive snaps compared to the past few weeks but didn't have much production to show for it. He now has 24 receptions for 173 yards through the first 10 games of his rookie campaign.

December 8, 2020 7:52 PM EST

Isaiah Wright: Minor offensive role Week 11

Wright caught his only target for seven yards during Sunday's win over the Bengals.

Analysis: The 23-year-old set career highs with six catches for 59 yards Week 10, but he was minimally involved in the passing game versus Cincinnati. The return of Steven Sims from injured reserve likely limits Wright's outlook going forward to that of a depth receiver.

November 24, 2020 3:11 PM EST

Isaiah Wright: Avoids inactive list

Wright (illness) is active for Sunday's game against the Bengals, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.

Analysis: Wright had been listed as questionable after the illness prevented him from practicing Friday, but he apparently made enough progress over the last couple of days to gain clearance for the Week 11 contest. While serving as Washington's No. 4 receiver, Wright has been limited to playing a fewer than a third of the offensive snaps the past two weeks, but he's still managed to turn nine targets into nine receptions for 89 yards between those contests.

November 22, 2020 9:00 AM EST

Isaiah Wright: Looking good for Sunday

Wright (illness), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bengals, is expected to play, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: A late addition to Washington's injury report after falling ill Friday, Wright's ailment apparently isn't serious enough to keep him sidelined for the Week 11 matchup. Assuming he avoids the inactive list ahead of Sunday's 1 p.m. ET kickoff, Wright should work as Washington's No. 4 receiver behind Terry McLaurin, Cam Sims and Steven Sims.

November 22, 2020 5:53 AM EST

Isaiah Wright: Deemed questionable for Sunday

Wright (illness) is questionable for Sunday's game versus the Bengals, Kyle Stackpole of Washington's official site reports.

Analysis: Wright popped up on the injury report Friday with an illness that's not connected to COVID-19 at this time. The 23-year-old wide receiver is coming off the best game of his career, as he hauled in six passes for 59 yards against the Lions. His status could end up being a game-time decision. Steven Sims and Jeff Badet are due for more reps if Wright sits out.

November 20, 2020 10:47 AM EST

Isaiah Wright: Demoted behind Cam Sims

Wright caught each of his three targets for 30 yards in Sunday's 23-20 loss to the Giants, playing 30 percent of offensive snaps and losing a fumble on a punt return.

Analysis: The receiving numbers weren't terrible, but Cam Sims (74 percent snap share) worked ahead of Wright on offense, while Steven Sims replaced him on punt returns after the first-quarter fumble. This all happened with Dontrelle Inman (hamstring) inactive, so Wright could be in danger of a demotion to the practice squad at some point. For the time being, expect Wright to work in a part-time role Week 10 at Detroit.

November 9, 2020 6:27 AM EST

Isaiah Wright: Puts in full practice

Wright (shoulder) practiced in full Thursday, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.

Analysis: After Wednesday's limited showing, Wright is on the cusp of his first appearance since Week 6 following Thursday's development. While Washington is anticipating the return of Steven Sims (toe) from IR, Dontrelle Inman (hamstring) made a sudden appearance on Thursday's injury report as a non-participant, so the breakdown of the receiving corps bears watching ahead of Sunday's game versus the Giants.

November 5, 2020 10:56 AM EST

Isaiah Wright: Gets 'limited' tag Wednesday

Wright (shoulder) was listed as limited on Wednesday's practice report, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Near the end of a Week 6 loss to the Giants, Wright appeared to get banged up and eventually was unable to practice the ensuing week. A shoulder injury was to blame, and he didn't play in Washington's last game before the team's Week 8 bye, but his ability to get on the field Wednesday indicates he's making inroads on a return to action. Ultimately, Friday's injury report may clear up whether or not Wright is ready to return.

November 4, 2020 10:50 AM EST

Isaiah Wright: Won't play Sunday

Wright (shoulder) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against Dallas, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.

Analysis: With Antonio Gandy-Golden (hamstring) also out, Washington will turn to Cam Sims or Robert Foster for the No. 3 receiver role. Terry McLaurin has been the only consistent pass catcher on the team this season, so it'll be a surprise if either of Sims or Foster gets more than a handful of targets. Wright averaged 3.3 catches for 18 yards over the past four weeks, playing at least 29 snaps in every game.

October 23, 2020 10:02 AM EST

Isaiah Wright: Misses practice again

Wright (shoulder) was a non-participant in Thursday's practice.

Analysis: Coach Ron Rivera said Wednesday that Wright was looking doubtful to play Week 7, and little on that front has changed with the wideout failing to practice for a second straight day. Unless he's able to fit in some on-field work at Friday's session, Wright seems destined to be listed as out or doubtful ahead of Sunday's game against the Cowboys.

October 22, 2020 1:49 PM EST

Isaiah Wright: Looking doubtful

Coach Ron Rivera suggested Wright (shoulder) isn't likely to play in Sunday's game against Dallas, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.

Analysis: Rivera said both Wright and Antonio Gandy-Golden (hamstring) will be held out of practice this week. The coach also mentioned that the injuries would give the team a chance to look at some other young players, so it sounds like both Wright and AGG are trending toward doubtful/out on the Week 7 injury report. Cam Sims and Robert Foster are the healthy depth options behind starting wideouts Terry McLaurin and Dontrelle Inman.

October 21, 2020 11:48 AM EST

Isaiah Wright: Dealing with shoulder injury

Wright (shoulder) didn't practice Wednesday, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Wright injured his shoulder on the final drive of Sunday's 20-19 loss to the Giants. Fellow wideout Antonio Gandy-Golden (hamstring) and tight end Logan Thomas (neck) also came out of the game with injuries, potentially leaving QB Kyle Allen with a limited pass-catching group for Week 7 against Dallas. The team could turn to Cam Sims alongside Terry McLaurin and Dontrelle Inman for three-wide sets.

October 21, 2020 11:04 AM EST

Isaiah Wright: Banged up in fourth quarter

Wright appeared to suffer an injury near the end of Sunday's 20-19 loss to the Giants, Rhiannon Walker of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Wright was removed from the game with about 70 seconds remaining after he picked up six yards on a short reception. He finished with four catches for 25 yards on five targets, while replacement Cam Sims caught a 22-yard touchdown pass shortly after taking Wright's place. Sims could have a regular role in three-wide sets if Wright isn't ready for Week 7 against Dallas.

October 18, 2020 5:05 PM EST

Isaiah Wright: Held to three yards

Wright caught his lone target for a three-yard gain in Sunday's 30-10 loss to the Rams.

Analysis: Wright handled a top-three role at wide receiver for a third straight week, but he still hasn't topped five targets or 24 yards in a game. Even with a better matchup on tap Week 6 against the Giants, he won't be a viable fantasy play outside of the very deepest of leagues.

October 11, 2020 8:12 PM EST

Isaiah Wright: Catches four passes

Wright caught four of five targets for 20 yards in a 31-17 loss to Baltimore Sunday.

Analysis: Wright played 82 percent of offensive snaps, up from 45 percent the previous week. His increased role was largely tied to Steven Sims (toe) being inactive, but it is possible continues to get work in the offense even after his teammate returns. It isn't yet clear if Sims will be back for Week 5 against the Rams, but we do know Washington will have a new quarterback, benching Dwayne Haskins in favor of Kyle Allen.

October 7, 2020 11:03 AM EST

Isaiah Wright: Draws six targets

Wright caught four of six targets for 24 yards while playing 45 percent of offensive snaps in Sunday's 34-20 loss to the Browns.

Analysis: The targets were tied for third most on the team, and he also had a rush attempt for six yards. Wright's involvement was a surprise, as he strictly played special teams Week 1 and didn't play at all Week 2. His increased role may have been related to Steven Sims' toe injury, with Sims dropping to 35 percent snap share and zero targets after seeing eight targets on 83 and 91 percent of snaps the previous week. Wright remains off the radar for all but the deepest of fantasy leagues, but he could be someone to watch if he sees more targets Week 4 against Baltimore. Wright is an undrafted rookie out of Temple.

September 28, 2020 6:36 AM EST

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