Carson Wentz
Carson Wentz
25-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
Philadelphia Eagles
2018 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $26.68 million contract with the Eagles in May of 2016.
Sharp in Week 6 win
QBPhiladelphia Eagles
October 11, 2018
Wentz completed 26 of 36 passes for 278 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions in the Eagles' 34-13 win over the Giants on Thursday. He also gained 14 yards on two rushes and fumbled once but recovered.
ANALYSIS
Wentz continues to round back into form with each passing game, and Thursday's effort was arguably his sharpest yet. The third-year pro completed a season-best 72.2 percent of his passes while also throwing as much as three touchdowns for the first time all season. Wentz continues to impressively steer clear of turnovers, as he's now generated three consecutive interception-less performances. The 2016 first-round pick and Alshon Jeffery also encouragingly continued to cultivate their connection Thursday, as he found the veteran receiver on eight occasions -- including for two touchdowns -- and targeted him a team-high 12 times. Wentz will look to stay hot and build on his sterling 8:1 TD:INT when the Eagles face the Panthers in a Week 7 battle.
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Snap Counts
  • 2018 Offensive Snaps:
    290
  • 2018 Special Teams Snaps:
    0
 
Off Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2016
1127
0
2017
879
0
2018
290
0
Measurables Overview

(Compared to other QBs)

Height:   6' 5"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   237 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.77 sec
GOOD
Shuttle Time:   4.15 sec
GREAT
Cone Drill:   6.86 sec
GREAT
Arm Length:   33.25 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Hand Length:   10.00 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   31 in
WEAK
Broad Jump:   118 in
GREAT
Bench Press:   0 reps
Not Available
Philadelphia Eagles Team Injury Report
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
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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Throws two TD passes in loss to Vikings
QBPhiladelphia Eagles
October 7, 2018
Wentz completed 24 of 35 pass attempts for 311 yards and two touchdowns during Sunday's 23-21 loss to the Vikings. He also carried five times for 26 yards and lost a fumble in the game.
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Strikes twice in loss
QBPhiladelphia Eagles
September 30, 2018
Wentz completed 33 of 50 passes for 348 yards and two touchdowns during Sunday's 26-23 overtime loss in Tennessee. He also rushed for eight yards and fumbled during the contest.
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Circles the wagon
QBPhiladelphia Eagles
September 23, 2018
Wentz completed 25 of 37 passes for 255 yards, a touchdown and an interception during Sunday's 20-16 win over the Colts. He added 10 yards on three carries and lost a fumble.
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Expected to be 'full go'
QBPhiladelphia Eagles
September 19, 2018
Wentz is expected to be a "full go" in practice this week and face no restrictions Sunday against the Colts, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
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Cleared to start
QBPhiladelphia Eagles
Knee - ACL
September 17, 2018
Wentz (knee) has been cleared to start this coming Sunday's game against the Colts.
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