K.J. Wright
K.J. Wright
29-Year-Old LinebackerLB
Seattle Seahawks
Questionable
Injury Knee
2018 Fantasy Outlook
In addition to Bobby Wagner, Wright is one of the two full-time linebackers for Seattle, and one with four straight seasons of triple-digit tackles to his name. Wright probably has one of the lowest ceilings on this list – he's surpassed 120 tackles just once in seven years and he doesn't make plays in coverage – but he also boasts one of the more reliable floors among linebacker IDPs thanks to his average of 114 tackles per year going back to 2014. Shaquem Griffin shouldn't be a problem for Wright until 2019. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $27 million contract with the Seahawks in December of 2014.
May return Week 8
LBSeattle Seahawks
Knee
October 16, 2018
Coach Pete Carroll said Wright (knee) may be able to suit up for the Seahawks' Week 8 matchup in Detroit, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Wright was ruled out for an appearance Week 6, with Carroll noting it would have been "too much to ask" of the linebacker to travel abroad for a game in London, according to Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune. On Tuesday, though, Carroll relayed Wright "has had a couple really good days" and "he'll practice with us and compete to play next week when we return" from the team's Week 7 bye. If Wright gets the all-clear, the middle of the Seahawks defense will be intact for the first time this season.
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Depth Chart Status
Snap Counts
 
Def Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2016
1051
58
2017
958
82
Measurables Overview

(Compared to other LBs)

Height:   6' 4"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   246 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.75 sec
WEAK
Shuttle Time:   4.46 sec
POOR
Cone Drill:   7.26 sec
WEAK
Arm Length:   34.88 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.00 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   32 in
WEAK
Broad Jump:   120 in
GOOD
Bench Press:   20 reps
WEAK
Seattle Seahawks Team Injury Report
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2013
Wright may be the most belligerent player on this list after Burfict, but you can get away with cheap shots when you play linebacker as well as he does. Even with Bobby Wagner stealing most of the spotlight, Wright is a feared defender riding the wave of three consecutive seasons with triple-digit tackles. There isn't much interception potential here -- just one in six years -- but a career-high four sacks from last year shows his pass-rushing skill set is reaching new levels. Wright should once again lock into a three-down role next to Wagner.
Surpassing 850 snaps each of the last two years, Wright has 223 tackles and three sacks to his credit over that time, giving him low-end LB2 utility in most IDP formats. His play count could decrease a bit if Bobby Wagner stays healthy all year, but Wright's 2014 season is likely his floor. Just realize the ceiling likely isn't high, as only two of Wright's five NFL seasons resulted in triple-digit tackles. Still, he's one of the more underrated outside linebackers in the league.
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.
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Will miss another game
LBSeattle Seahawks
Knee
October 9, 2018
Coach Pete Carroll ruled Wright (knee) out for Sunday's game against the Raiders, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports.
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Set for Week 5 absence
LBSeattle Seahawks
Knee
October 5, 2018
Wright (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Rams, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
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Likely out a couple weeks
LBSeattle Seahawks
Knee
October 1, 2018
Seahawks' coach Pete Carroll said Wright (knee) is likely "a couple weeks" away from returning, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.
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Ruled out for Week 4
LBSeattle Seahawks
Knee
September 28, 2018
Wright (knee) is ruled out for Sunday's game against Arizona, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.
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Not yet practicing
LBSeattle Seahawks
Knee
September 26, 2018
Wright (knee) did not participate at practice Wednesday, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.
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