26-Year-Old Linebacker – Seattle Seahawks
2016 Fantasy Football Outlook
Perhaps the league's dirtiest defender after Burfict, Wright is another player low on public sympathy but in considerable demand for IDP leagues. Surpassing 850 snaps each of the last two years, Wrigh...
K.J. Wright Contract Information:
Signed a four-year extension with the Seahawks in December of 2014.
Wright tallied 10 tackles (nine solo), including one for loss in Sunday's win over the Vikings.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
A 2011 fourth-round pick, Wright has become an important piece in the Seahawks defense. He's faster than his 4.75 speed suggests and his versatility allows him to play all three linebacker spots. A sure tackler, he's good for a 100-tackle pass every year. Playing weakside linebacker doesn't offer many sack opportunities, but he usually gets a couple a season. At 6-foot-4, 246 pounds, Wright is strong against the run and in coverage, which is why the Seahawks rewarded him with a four-year extension last December.
Wright missed three games last season with a foot injury but otherwise was a force at weakside linebacker. The position doesn't offer him many sacks -- just 4.5 in his three seasons in Seattle -- but he's posted a 100-tackle pace the last two years. The Seahawks have an excellent linebacking corps, and the 6-4, 246, Wright is a major reason why.
Wagner has decisively established himself as Seattle's top linebacker, but Wright seems safely locked in as the team's other nickel linebacker, meaning Wright should comfortably make it to triple-digit tackles as long as he plays 16 games. He missed one game and most of another due to a concussion, and as a result he finished with 96 tackles to go along with one sack and one interception. Wright's per-game tackle numbers should improve in 2013, though, because Leroy Hill is no longer around, and Wright should surpass the 866 defensive snaps he saw in 2012.