Carson Wentz
Carson Wentz
26-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
Philadelphia Eagles
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Wentz missed the first two games last season while recovering from his 2017 ACL tear and later missed the final three games (plus playoffs) with a stress fracture in his back. Between injuries, he was a middling fantasy quarterback, ranking 18th in points per game (17.5). Wentz showed impressive accuracy last season, albeit with a more cautious approach. His bad pass rate was 17.4 percent, seventh lowest in the league, which helped improve his completion rate nearly 10 percentage points to 69.9 (3rd). He fared well when targeting receivers downfield, posting a 15.3 YPA (6th) on attempts longer than 20 yards, but he also threw four interceptions and just two touchdowns on deep passes. And thanks to the knee injury, his running prowess pretty much disappeared - he lost 30 rushing attempts and 206 rushing yards from the previous year. It could be more of the same this season, even though he avoided surgery and wasn't limited at OTAs in May. The Eagles upgraded the supporting cast in the offseason, adding DeSean Jackson and Jordan Howard. Jackson, who can still stretch the field with the best of them, joins Alshon Jeffery, Zach Ertz and Nelson Agholor to give Wentz a diverse group of targets. Philadelphia also added second-round pick J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, a 6-3 wideout with the ability to play both inside and outside. Even with all the weapons, Wentz's fantasy prospects begin and end with his ability to stay healthy. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $128 million contract with the Eagles in June of 2019.
Throws three TDs in Week 13 loss
QBPhiladelphia Eagles
December 1, 2019
Wentz completed 28 of 46 pass attempts for 310 yards, while throwing three touchdowns and one interception during Sunday's 37-31 loss to Miami.
ANALYSIS
The 26-year-old signal-caller finally got things going from a statistical perspective Week 13, accounting for multiple TD throws and eclipsing the 260-yard passing mark for the first time in his past six outings. While Wentz is one of the NFL's most athletic quarterbacks behind the line of scrimmage, his rushing upside has been limited for fantasy purposes, as he only has one rushing score all season and averages fewer than 16 yards per game on the ground. Despite it having been a somewhat pedestrian season for Wentz to this point, he's a high upside play heading into a Week 14 matchup against a Giants defense that conceded 243 passing yards and four touchdowns to Packers QB Aaron Rodgers on Sunday.
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How do Carson Wentz's 2019 advanced stats compare to other quarterbacks?
This section compares his advanced stats 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. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Bad Pass %
    The percentage of passes that were considered to be poorly thrown.
  • Avg Target Depth
    The average number of yards thrown per pass by the quarterback – including incomplete passes.
  • Sack Rate
    The percentage of dropbacks where the quartback was sacked. The longer the bar below, the more often they are sacked relative to other QBs.
  • Avg Receiver YAC
    The average number of yards after the catch that receivers gained on passes thrown by this quarterback.
  • Receiver Drop %
    The percentage of passes dropped by receivers on passes thrown by this quarterback. The longer the bar, the more sure-handed his receivers have been.
Bad Pass %
24.0%
 
Avg Target Depth
9.5 Yds
 
Sack Rate
6.5%
 
Avg Receiver YAC
4.4 Yds
 
Receiver Drop %
4.6%
 
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Giants pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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Overall QB Rating Against
96.7
 
Cornerbacks
83.5
 
Safeties
134.2
 
Linebackers
85.9
 
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2019 Carson Wentz Split Stats
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Measurables Review
How do Carson Wentz's measurables compare to other quarterbacks?
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.
Height
6' 5"
 
Weight
237 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.77 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.15 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.86 sec
 
Vertical Jump
30.5 in
 
Broad Jump
118 in
 
Hand Length
10.00 in
 
Arm Length
33.25 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Wentz was on his way to an MVP season before he blew out his left knee Week 14. He set a franchise record for touchdowns, finishing second in the league despite ranking 23rd in attempts, and he was arguably the league's best passer on third down, leading the NFL with 9.5 YPA and converting a league-high 49.2 percent (min. 55 attempts). He was also untouchable in the red zone, where he was one of three quarterbacks with at least 23 TD passes and no interceptions. If Wentz improves his middling downfield passing numbers (12th in YPA, 18th in completion percentage), look out. That would help him boost his overall accuracy (25th in completion percentage) and efficiency (11th in YPA). The Eagles signed wide receiver Mike Wallace to stretch the field and took a chance on the quick Markus Wheaton, in addition to bringing back last year's top three targets, wide receivers Alshon Jeffery and Nelson Agholor and tight end Zach Ertz. But health, obviously, is critical. The timing and complexity of Wentz's injury work against him, as the expected recovery time for ACL injuries is eight to 10 months. Wentz suffered his in early December, and with the Eagles if no mind to rush him, the injury is expected to keep him out of Week 1 action. Nick Foles will thus hold down the team's QB slot until Wentz is turned loose, possibly as soon as Week 2.
Wentz's rookie season started promising enough with five touchdowns, no interceptions and 7.5 YPA as the Eagles opened the year 3-0. It was pretty much downhill thereafter, though. The Eagles went 4-9 the rest of the way, with Wentz throwing 14 interceptions to 11 touchdowns as his YPA slipped to 5.9. While Wentz had the expected growing pains after being the second overall pick in last year's draft, he also didn't have a whole lot around him to help. The running game was not a threat, allowing defenses to sell out against the pass, especially after seeing Wentz's hot start. Of the team's top four pass catchers last season, only one, Jordan Matthews, was a wide receiver, and he isn't on the roster anymore. The Eagles brought in some help for Wentz this season, beefing up the running game with LeGarrette Blount, who's coming off a 1,000-yard/18-TD season in New England. They also added Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith, which should revitalize the passing game. Jeffery is coming off an injury but is the clear No. 1 target, and Smith gives Wentz a downfield threat that can help open things underneath for 6-5 tight end Zach Ertz. The strong-armed, athletic Wentz, who had corrective vision surgery this offseason, figures to be in a much better position to succeed this season.
Wentz went from relative obscurity at FCS powerhouse North Dakota State to the second overall pick in the 2016 draft by virtue of an outstanding collection of tools. At 6-5, 235, Wentz possesses prototypical size and arm strength in addition to impressive athleticism, rushing for 936 yards and 12 TDs in his final two collegiate seasons and then running a 4.77 40 at the Combine. His arm strength is among the best in his class, and his footwork and mechanics require little refinement, leaving him with a quick release and impressive accuracy. Wentz is also one of the increasingly rare QBs to play in a pro-style offense in college, which should reduce the time to adapt to the NFL despite the extremely large jump in competition. While there are durability concems given his history of arm and shoulder injuries dating to high school, including a broken wrist his senior year, the total package appears to be one of a true franchise QB. Wentz is a good fit for new coach Doug Pederson's offense, which is similar to the Andy Reid offense that thrived with mobile QBs like Donovan McNabb and Alex Smith and the rookie has a chance to be a special player in time.
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Puts in full practice Wednesday
QBPhiladelphia Eagles
November 27, 2019
Wentz (right hand) practiced in full Wednesday.
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Dealing with minor bruise
QBPhiladelphia Eagles
Hand
November 25, 2019
Coach Doug Pederson said that Wentz is tending to a bruise on his throwing hand, but the quarterback isn't expected to miss any practice time as a result and should be ready to play this weekend against the Dolphins, Daniel Gallen of The Harrisburg Patriot-News reports.
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Has heavy wrap on right hand
QBPhiladelphia Eagles
Hand
November 24, 2019
Wentz left the locker room with his right throwing hand in a heavy wrap following Sunday's 17-9 loss to the Seahawks, Jimmy Kempski of PhillyVoice.com reports.
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Another poor performance
QBPhiladelphia Eagles
November 24, 2019
Wentz completed 33 of 45 passes for 256 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in the team's Week 12 loss to the Seahawks. He also added five rushes for 27 yards.
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Stymied by Patriots
QBPhiladelphia Eagles
November 17, 2019
Wentz completed 20 of 40 passes for 214 yards and a touchdown while adding 17 rushing yards on three carries in Sunday's 17-10 loss to the Patriots.
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