QB Carson Wentz - Philadelphia Eagles

6-5, 237Born: 12-30-1992College: North Dakota St.Drafted: Round 1, pick 2016

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Week 3: vs Detroit Lions

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FBG says: Neutral matchup. The injury bug bit the Philadelphia Eagles' receiving unit throughout week two, as the team lost Alshon Jeffrey, DeSean Jackson, and Dallas Goedert for the matchup against Atlanta. In week three, Alshon Jeffrey's status is in doubt, and in his place rookie, J.J. Arcega-Whiteside will likely step into the starting lineup. The Eagles drafted Arcega-Whiteside, a physically-gifted jump-ball specialist from Stanford, in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft. The rookie was unimpressive in his first crack at significant playing time in the NFL, and expectations for his production in the short-term should be tempered. Additionally, DeSean Jackson is unlikely to see the field in week three. In Jackson's place, Mack Hollins is poised to make his first career start. Hollins, a third-year receiver, produced 5 catches for 50 yards on 8 targets in what was effectively his first career start against the Falcons. In the absence of two key contributors, Carson Wentz primarily utilized Nelson Algoholor and Zach Ertz through the air, as he targeted the duo 11 and 16 times, respectively. Philadelphia's offensive line entered the season as one of the league's best, and the first two weeks of the 2019 season have solidified this ranking. Philadelphia's passing attack, when healthy, is a strength of this roster. In week three, battling various injuries, Doug Pederson and the rest of the coaching staff have their work cut out for them trying to construct a dangerous passing attack. The Detroit Lions opened the season against the Arizona Cardinals' up-tempo offense in both quarterback Kyler Murray and head coach Kliff Kingsbury's first taste of NFL action. Murray finished with 308 passing yards, 2 touchdowns, and 1 interception on the day: a stat line driven by an extremely pass-heavy comeback attempt. In week two, Detroit faced off with a much slower, and depleted, Los Angeles Chargers passing attack. Philip Rivers posted 293 yards, 0 touchdowns, and 1 interception on 36 passing attempts in the game. Rivers, however, entered the game without his number-one tight end, Hunter Henry, and a hampered number-two wide receiver, as Mike Williams played through a knee injury. The Detroit pass-rush has been perfectly average through two weeks, generating middling-pressure numbers on opposing quarterbacks. On the back-end, Detroit fields one of the league's best cornerbacks, Darius Slay. Slay is one of the few cornerbacks in the NFL that follows the opposition's number-one wide receiver in coverage, regardless of whether it is on the left or right side of the formation. Against Philadelphia, it is unclear whether or not he will shadow one wide receiver throughout the game, but if he does, Slay will follow Nelson Algholor. As a whole, Detroit's pass defense is a league-average unit at all levels, from the pass-rush to pass-coverage.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPCMPATTYDTDINTRSHYDTDFumLPts
1 vs WAS 75 28 39 313 3 0 4 5 0 0 28.15
2 at ATL 75 25 43 231 1 2 3 3 1 0 19.85
3 vs DET PROJ-Dodds * 24 37 * * * 3 * * * *
3 vs DET PROJ-Tremblay * 23 38 * * * 3 * * * *
3 vs DET PROJ-Bloom * 25 34 * * * 3 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs QB 1, QB 12, QB 24

Percentile ranks

Carson Wentz's percentile rank in each category, among QB with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 2 vs ATL (25 / 43 / 231 / 1 / 2 pass, 3 / 3 / 1 rush)

Wentz missed the late second quarter but returned in the third against the Falcons, a strange game where the Eagles were gutted by in-game injuries of DeSean Jackson, Alshon Jeffery, and Dallas Goedert. Wentz battled but was questionable with his accuracy throughout the game. Wentz had two interceptions, one largely a punt as it floated downfield on third down, with the other an ugly decision to no one in particular. Despite being down by multiple scores in the second half and a shell of their typical weapons, Wentz brought the Eagles back with multiple touchdowns including a goal line laser to Nelson Agholor on fourth down and a goal line sneak to take the lead with three minutes left. More than Wentz's own injury status, the health of his supporting cast is the watch list heading into Week 3.

2019 Week 1 vs WAS (28 / 39 / 313 / 3 / 0 pass, 4 / 5 / 0 rush)

Wentz played a clean game against Washington without a glaring poor decision or wildly inaccurate miss downfield. Wentz found DeSean Jackson on two long touchdowns, an element does not present for the 2018 Eagles offense. Wentz extended a third-and-goal play, rolling out to hit Alshon Jeffery for a score as well as another play extension on third down to Zach Ertz later in the game. Wentz was efficient with his rushing attempts beyond the box score with a third down and fourth conversion respectively. With the Eagles' collection of weapons, Wentz showed the potential of this offense after a relatively slow start for more than a quarter against Washington.

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Latest News

Eagles | Carson Wentz endures tough night (Mon Sep 16, 02:50 AM) - Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz completed 25 of 43 passes for 231 yards, 1 TD and 2 INTs against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, Sept. 15. Wentz also ran for a touchdown.

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Eagles | Carson Wentz passes concussion test (Sun Sep 15, 09:50 PM) - Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz (concussion) went to the medical tent to be evaluated for concussion. He passed the test and re-entered the Week 1 game against the Atlanta Falcons late in the second quarter.

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Eagles | Carson Wentz leaves in second quarter (Sun Sep 15, 09:15 PM) - Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz (ribs) left the Week 2 game against the Atlanta Falcons due to an apparent rib injury. He took a shot to the mid-section from the helmet of a defender. Initially he stayed in the game, but then he left for the medical tent late in the second quarter, replaced by QB Josh McCown.

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Eagles | Three scores for Carson Wentz (Sun Sep 8, 09:36 PM) - Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz completed 28 of his 39 passes for 313 yards and three touchdowns in a 32-27 win over the Washington Redskins in Week 1.

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Eagles | Carson Wentz in command of offense (Fri Sep 6, 10:50 PM) - Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz is making quicker decisions this season, according to head coach Doug Pederson. 'It's part of the progression of him and his growth as a young quarterback right now,' Pederson said. 'He's getting to the line of scrimmage, he's seeing things fast, he's redirecting protection, going through his progressions, the ball is coming out of his hand quicker.'

Our View: Nobody doubts Wentz's talent as a passer, but everyone wants to see if he can stay healthy for the full season. Wentz has not played a full 16-game season since his rookie year in 2016.
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Schedule

3vs Detroit Lions
4@ Green Bay Packers
5vs New York Jets
6@ Minnesota Vikings
7@ Dallas Cowboys
8@ Buffalo Bills
9vs Chicago Bears
10--- BYE WEEK ---
11vs New England Patriots
12vs Seattle Seahawks
13@ Miami Dolphins
14vs New York Giants
15@ Washington Redskins
16vs Dallas Cowboys
17@ New York Giants