Carson Wentz
Carson Wentz
27-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
Philadelphia Eagles
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Wentz was much less efficient last year, but he got 607 attempts, which propelled him to his first 4,000-yard season and the fifth-most TD passes in the league (27). His completion percentage dropped by nearly six points (69.6 to 63.9) from the year prior, and his YPA was a full yard less, ranking 26th at 6.7, but he played 16 games for the first time since his rookie season and finished with a QB10 fantasy ranking. Wentz had to deal with a receiving corps that was decimated by injuries, which impacted his downfield passing. Just 10.3 percent of his attempts traveled longer than 20 yards (19th), and he completed only 30.2 percent (23rd) for a 9.8 YPA (25th) with five interceptions (fourth most). The Eagles made improving their downfield attack an offseason priority, adding speed wherever they could: first-round draft pick Jalen Reagor (4.47 40), fifth-rounder John Hightower (4.43), sixth-rounder Quez Watkins (4.35) and Marquise Goodwin (4.27) via a draft-day trade. DeSean Jackson also is healthy after season-ending core muscle surgery. Stretching the field theoretically should give Wentz more open looks underneath to the team's tight ends, Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert. And Wentz loves his tight ends in the red zone — 27 targets last season, tied for the most by a TE duo. Wentz's red-zone TD pass percentage was 27.5 (8th), but he's been highly efficient in the red zone three years running, so perhaps regression is not imminent. The Eagles drafted quarterback Jalen Hurts in the second round, but he's no threat to Wentz, whose rushing ability adds to his fantasy value. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $128 million contract with the Eagles in June of 2019.
Should be aggressive throwing deep
QBPhiladelphia Eagles
April 28, 2020
Coach Doug Pederson wants Wentz to throw deep more often in 2020, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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This is in the words of Eagles GM Howie Roseman, who recently used a first-round pick on Jalen Reagor (4.47 40), a fifth-rounder on John Hightower (4.43), a sixth-rounder on Quez Watkins (4.35) and even added Marquise Goodwin (4.27) in a pick swap. Roseman hopes the offense can add a consistent downfield element for the first time since Wentz's 2017 breakout season, with the aforementioned receivers competing for snaps that went to possession targets like Alshon Jeffery (foot) and Nelson Agholor last year. Jeffery's status on the team remains tenuous, at best, while DeSean Jackson seems to be in much better standing. It could even be argued that the team now has too many deep threats and not enough possession guys in the wideout corps, but that shouldn't be much of a problem if Zach Ertz, Dallas Goedert and Miles Sanders stay healthy. While it doesn't come with any guarantees, the offseason makeover at least gives Wentz a ceiling that stretches beyond his 2018-19 production.
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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 %
22.1%
 
Avg Target Depth
8.7 Yds
 
Sack Rate
5.7%
 
Avg Receiver YAC
5.0 Yds
 
Receiver Drop %
5.1%
 
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Measurables Review
How do Carson Wentz's measurables compare to other quarterbacks?
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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 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.
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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Option picked up for 2020
QBPhiladelphia Eagles
March 29, 2020
The Eagles officially exercised Wentz's (concussion) team option for 2020 on Friday, Jeff Kerr of CBS Sports reports.
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Won't return to wild-card game
QBPhiladelphia Eagles
Head
January 5, 2020
Wentz has been ruled out for the rest of Sunday's wild-card game versus the Seahawks due to a head injury, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports. He finished the contest having completed one of four passes for three yards with no touchdowns or interceptions and having recovered his own fumble.
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Getting examined for head injury
QBPhiladelphia Eagles
Head
January 5, 2020
Wentz is being evaluated for a head injury during Sunday's wild-card game versus the Seahawks.
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Leaves wild-card game early
QBPhiladelphia Eagles
Undisclosed
January 5, 2020
Wentz went to the locker room late in the first quarter of Sunday's game against the Seahawks, Reuben Frank of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
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Steady in Sunday's win
QBPhiladelphia Eagles
December 29, 2019
Wentz completed 23 of 40 passes for 289 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 34-17 win over the Giants.
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