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.
Late offensive surge not enough
QBPhiladelphia Eagles
December 9, 2018
Wentz completed 22 of 32 pass attempts for 228 yards and three touchdowns in Sunday's 29-23 loss to Dallas.
ANALYSIS
This game was looking like a real fantasy dud tied at nine heading into the fourth quarter, but a late offensive flurry by both quarterbacks helped pad Wentz owners' scores. The 25-year-old has picked things up over his last two contests (69 percent completion rate, 534 yards and five touchdowns) following a brief cold spell. The Eagles ran the ball just 10 times despite the game being close, which is a sign that head coach Doug Pederson is going to rely on his star quarterback's arm as the team tries to stay in the playoff hunt against the Rams on Sunday.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Carson Wentz's 2018 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 %
17.4%
 
Avg Target Depth
8.4 Yds
 
Sack Rate
7.1%
 
Avg Receiver YAC
5.2 Yds
 
Receiver Drop %
4.7%
 
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Rams pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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@ Rams
Sunday, Dec 16th at 8:20PM
Overall QB Rating Against
86.4
 
Cornerbacks
97.6
 
Safeties
71.4
 
Linebackers
78.6
 
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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
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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Tops 300 yards in win
QBPhiladelphia Eagles
December 3, 2018
Wentz completed 27 of 39 passes for 306 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Monday night's 28-13 win over the Redskins. He also threw a successful two-point conversion.
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Nabs win despite quiet game
QBPhiladelphia Eagles
November 25, 2018
Wentz completed 20 of 28 passes for 236 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 25-22 win over the Giants.
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Falls off cliff in big loss
QBPhiladelphia Eagles
November 18, 2018
Wentz completed 19 of 33 passes for 156 yards and three interceptions during Sunday's 48-7 loss to the Saints. He added a 6-yard run.
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Throws for 360 yards in loss
QBPhiladelphia Eagles
November 11, 2018
Wentz completed 32 of 44 pass attempts for 360 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's 27-20 loss to the Cowboys.
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Tosses three scores in London win
QBPhiladelphia Eagles
October 28, 2018
Wentz (back) completed 21 of 30 passes for 286 yards, three touchdowns and one interception while adding 28 yards on six rushing attempts and losing a fumble in Sunday's 24-18 victory over the Jaguars in London.
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