K.J. Wright
K.J. Wright
29-Year-Old LinebackerLB
Seattle Seahawks
Injury Knee
Fri Practice: Limited
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.
Ruled out for Sunday
LBSeattle Seahawks
December 14, 2018
Wright (knee) is listed as out for Sunday's game versus the 49ers, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
Wright will miss his fifth straight game after working in a limited fashion Thursday and Friday. Those two practice sessions make his view more favorable will a Week 16 meeting with the Chiefs on the horizon, but he'll likely need to bump up to full participation before re-entering the lineup. Expect Austin Calitro to take over as a starting outside linebacker.
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Measurables Review
How do K.J. Wright's measurables compare to other linebackers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
6' 4"
246 lbs
40-Yard Dash
4.75 sec
Shuttle Time
4.46 sec
Cone Drill
7.26 sec
Vertical Jump
32.0 in
Broad Jump
120 in
Bench Press
20 reps
Hand Length
9.00 in
Arm Length
34.88 in
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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Unlikely to return Week 15
LBSeattle Seahawks
December 12, 2018
Coach Pete Carroll indicated Wright (knee) isn't expected to be available for Sunday's game against the 49ers, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports.
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Will miss Week 14
LBSeattle Seahawks
December 8, 2018
Wright (knee) was ruled out for Monday's game against the Vikings, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
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Hopeful to return this season
LBSeattle Seahawks
December 6, 2018
Coach Pete Carroll said that he is "hopeful" that Wright (knee) will be able to return this season, Liz Matthews of USA Today reports.
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Will begin running
LBSeattle Seahawks
December 3, 2018
Wright (knee) will begin running this week, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.
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Won't play Week 13
LBSeattle Seahawks
November 30, 2018
Wright (knee) is ruled out for Sunday's game against the 49ers, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.
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