Jarius Wright Making Case For Fantasy Value In Minnesota

August 30, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jarius Wright (17) makes a reception during the fourth quarter against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-US PRESSWIRE

Jarius Wright was the star of the Vikings on Thursday night. We break down the fantasy implications.

Jarius Wright dominated Thursday night's game against the Texans, catching six passes for 122 yards and touchdown. The rookie landed wrong on his ankle and left the game in the second half, but he made a compelling case for the No. 4 receiver spot while he had the chance.

Analysis: The Vikings gave their backup receivers plenty of playing time in the final game of the preseason, and Wright emerged on top. Devin Aromashodu put in a solid performance with five receptions for 89 yards and touchdown, but Wright was the most talked about player at the end of the night. Reports afterward indicate that his ankle was not seriously injured, so it can be assumed Minnesota will hand him the fourth receiver spot on the depth chart. He may not have an immediate impact, but he's worth keeping an eye on if anyone gets hurt in their receiving corps.

For more on the Vikings, check out Daily Norseman and SB Nation Minnesota. For more fantasy info, check out the SB Nation Fantasy War Room 6-10pm Monday through Friday, 4-9pm Saturday and Sunday.

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