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.
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.
ANALYSIS
The return of Wentz should provide the 1-1 Eagles with a nice boost, but in his return to game action he'll be throwing to a depleted wideout corps that has yet to welcome Alshon Jeffery back from shoulder surgery and is now without Mike Wallace (ankle) indefinitely.
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Snap Counts
 
Off Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2016
1127
0
2017
879
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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Appears ready for Week 3
QBPhiladelphia Eagles
Knee - ACL
September 16, 2018
Wentz (knee) is on track to return to action Week 3 against the Colts, pending final medical clearance, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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Could take contact this week
QBPhiladelphia Eagles
Knee - ACL
September 16, 2018
Wentz (knee) could be cleared to return to contact drills at some point during the upcoming week, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Won't start Week 2
QBPhiladelphia Eagles
Knee - ACL
September 12, 2018
Wentz (knee) is expected to remain inactive for the Eagles' Week 2 matchup with the Buccaneers after head coach Doug Pederson named Nick Foles the team's starting quarterback Wednesday, Dave Spadaro of the team's official site reports.
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Return timeline still hazy
QBPhiladelphia Eagles
Knee - ACL
September 11, 2018
The Eagles don't appear to have a firm target date for Wentz's (knee) return to game action, with the quarterback seemingly "a couple more weeks" from playing, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
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Could be ready for Week 3
QBPhiladelphia Eagles
Knee - ACL
September 9, 2018
Wentz (knee) could be cleared to make his season debut as soon as Week 3 against the Colts, according to Chris Mortensen of ESPN. "There is much more optimism that prevails than pessimism," Mortensen said, when speaking about Wentz's status Sunday on ESPN's "NFL Countdown" broadcast. "[Wentz] hasn't been ruled out for Week 2, hasn't been cleared, I think the organizational sources I spoke to say they wouldn't be surprised if he's ready for Week 3."
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