QB Carson Wentz - Philadelphia Eagles
|6-5, 237||Born: 12-30-1992||College: North Dakota St.||Drafted: Round 1, pick 2016|
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Carson Wentz's percentile rank in each category, among QB with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 18 vs SEA (1 / 4 / 3 / 0 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Carson Wentz left the Eagles' playoff game against Seattle late in the first quarter, sustaining a head injury. Wentz was driven to the turf from behind with a pointed helmet blow and did not return. The slow start for the Eagles' offense with Wentz under center continued for most of the game with Josh McCown in relief. Wentz finally started a playoff game in his career and 2019 ends the same as previous postseason seasons for Wentz - injured.
2019 Week 17 vs NYG (23 / 40 / 289 / 1 / 0 pass, 3 / 15 / 0 rush)
Wentz made magic yet again in the road win over the Giants to secure a division title. Zach Ertz was notably out of the lineup and Miles Sanders missed more than half the game with an ankle injury, adding to the Eagles' long-reaching wide receiver injuries this season. Wentz had three highlight throws in the game, including a throwback to seldom-used Joshua Perkins for a touchdown, a deep out floater over a defensive back toa toe-dragging Dallas Goedert, and finally a long bomb to Deontay Burnett. Wentz should have had an interception on a long pass into double coverage, but otherwise played a clean game to close the season.
2019 Week 16 vs DAL (31 / 40 / 319 / 1 / 0 pass, 6 / 22 / 0 rush)
Wentz was in full playmaker mode with the myriad of wide receiver injuries entering the game and Zach Ertz missing a chunk of the contest in-game against Dallas. Wentz posted a highlight throw down the middle to J.J. Arcega-Whiteside on the opening play of the game and three other highlight plays -all to Dallas Goedert - spanning the rest of the game. The Eagles controlled the game with their defense and playmaking running back Miles Sanders, but Wentz was at his best with a high-point touchdown to Dallas Goedert and later a huge back-shoulder play with the game still in doubt in the closing minutes. The wide receiver position is not getting healthier down the stretch for the Eagles, but Wentz has the team positioned for an NFC East title entering Week 17.
2019 Week 15 vs WAS (30 / 43 / 266 / 3 / 0 pass, 3 / 9 / 0 rush)
Wentz lead the Eagles to a comeback win over Washington with a series of high-level throws in the second half, including a long game-winning touchdown drive. Wentz found Greg Ward, the de facto lead receiver, on three occasions on the final drive, including a floating contested score to the back pylon. Wentz extended numerous plays, both with positive and negative plays. Wentz surrendered two fumbles in the pocket with Washington recovering one in the fourth quarter. Wentz also extended plays to the tune of a season-highlight throw past two defenders for a Miles Sanders touchdown in the corner of the end zone and later with a deep one-handed grab by Dallas Goedert.
2019 Week 14 vs NYG (33 / 50 / 325 / 2 / 0 pass, 5 / 9 / 0 rush)
Wentz fought through yet another week with a diluted set of weapons at wide receiver. Alshon Jeffery was back but left the game early with a leg injury, leaving a hodge-podge of secondary options struggling to separate or supply a downfield presence. Wentz shook off a sluggish first half for the comeback win over the second half and a game-winning touchdown drive in overtime as he peppered Zach Ertz of note. Wentz's mobility was on display as he spun from pressure, reverses from the pocket and delivered a strike to Ertz downfield on one occasion and a perfect over-the-outside-shoulder connection to J.J. Arcega-Whiteside in the second half. Wentz converted both a third down and fourth down sneak in the game on the ground. Wentz also had a scramble drive touchdown to Greg Ward called back by penalty.
2019 Week 13 vs MIA (28 / 46 / 310 / 3 / 1 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Wentz rebounded in Miami, posting his first 300-yard game in nearly two months and the same with at least three touchdowns. Wentz did not scramble in the game, a rarity for the mobile quarterback, as he rolled out on many occasions and was fueled by the return of Alshon Jeffery and Nelson Agholor to a maligned wide receiver group. Wentz at two near interceptions in addition to a hail mary interception on the final play of the game in a comeback attempt. Wentz was surgical at times with stick throws downfield to Alshon Jeffery on two occasions and a perfect corner route to Nelson Agholor on a two-point conversion. The Giants and Washington continue the string of quality matchups for Wentz and the passing game as their playoff chances dwindle with the crushing road loss to Miami.
2019 Week 12 vs SEA (33 / 45 / 256 / 1 / 2 pass, 5 / 27 / 0 rush)
Wentz struggled again the week, operating near empty in terms of his wide receiver weapons in the home loss to Seattle. Wentz had pockets of the game where he pressed the envelope too much trying to make a play and then being passive and indecisive due to his lack of clarity and trust. Wentz contributed four turnovers including a fumbled exchange with Miles Sanders and fumbled (but recovered) on a drive-killing third down sack. Wentz had four poor throws (in addition to his interceptions) to squander open receivers, including two towards Miles Sanders and a fourth down back-breaker towards J.J. Arcega-Whiteside late in the game. Fortunately, Wentz has a rosy schedule the next three weeks with the Dolphins, Giants, and Washington to get well through the air even with less-than-stellar weapons on the outside.
2019 Week 11 vs NE (20 / 40 / 214 / 1 / 0 pass, 3 / 17 / 0 rush)
It was tough sledding for Wentz against the Patriots defense. Plus, the Eagles offense was without Jordan Howard, DeSean Jackson, and Alshon Jeffery of note. Wentz moved well to extend plays, but the lack of weapons was a clear limitation to stretch the field and win head-to-head matchups. Wentz avoided interceptions and shaky decisions throwing the football with his lone misstep being a strip fumble in the pocket before halftime. Wentz peppered Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert with modest success but the lack of wide receiver impact was a difference in the game. Wentz's best throws were a laser slant to Goedert for a goal line touchdown and escaping pressure in his own end zone for a long completion to sparsely used rookie J.J. Arcega-Whiteside pressed into playing time.
2019 Week 9 vs CHI (26 / 39 / 239 / 1 / 0 pass, 4 / 15 / 0 rush)
Wentz played his second straight clean game without turnovers, posting the home win over Chicago. Wentz found his strong connection with Zach Ertz, accounting for nearly half of his yardage for the game as his lone touchdown, a laser pass on an Ertz post route to the end zone. Wentz's clean game did feature two untimely third-down sacks and overthrowing a wide open Alshon Jeffery down the sideline to thwart a big play. Wentz had DeSean Jackson active for the first time since Week 2, but Jackson exited early with an abdomen injury. The Patriots present a strong test for Wentz and the Eagles offense after their Week 10 bye.
2019 Week 8 vs BUF (17 / 24 / 172 / 1 / 0 pass, 8 / 35 / 0 rush)
Battling the wind and a tough Buffalo defense, Wentz emerged with the impressive road win in a run-centric offensive attack. Wentz's play focused on timely passes to continue drives more than an air-raid approach with the wind being a substantial impact especially in the quarters driving towards the gust. Wentz's best plays came on third down, including a scramble, designed run, and deep out to Alshon Jeffery, all to extend drives. Wentz paired with Jeffery on a perfect sideline throw for nearly 40 yards for his longest play of the game and nearly added a touchdown on a deep out to Zach Ertz down to the goal line on another occasion. With DeSean Jackson still out of the lineup there is a deep element missing from the Eagles passing game as Miles Sanders to some extent has served as a proxy. However, Sanders exited with a shoulder injury.
2019 Week 7 vs DAL (16 / 26 / 191 / 1 / 1 pass, 4 / 12 / 0 rush)
Mistakes and negative game script were watch words for the Eagles offense in the road blowout loss in Dallas. Wentz lost a fumble in his own red zone and took a third-down sack amidst a clunky first half and 20-point deficit. Impact plays were present for Wentz as he made several forays away from pocket pressure, like spinning from the rush with a stick throw to Nelson Agholor down the sideline on one occasion and hitting Alshon Jeffery between defenders on another. Wentz was hot in the third quarter, but the momentum did not translate to much of a comeback and was short lived. Wentz threw into traffic for an early fourth quarter interception, essentially the dagger in a 20-point game, and later had a fumble and should have thrown another interception but the pass was dropped by the defense in scoring range.
2019 Week 6 vs MIN (26 / 40 / 306 / 2 / 1 pass, 2 / 23 / 0 rush)
Negative game script was the theme of Week 6 for the Eagles offense and Carson Wentz faced a 21-point deficit by the mid-second quarter. Still without DeSean Jackson, Wentz peppered Alshon Jeffery with short targets and exploited Miles Sanders in the passing game in his best moments. Nelson Agholor served as a potential big-play proxy as well. Wentz's lone interception killed garbage time production in the closing minutes, and he had two other should-have-been interceptions on risky throws earlier in the game. Wentz was at his best with a goal-line improv, finding Alshon Jeffery for the stick-throw touchdown and a 50/50 trust throw to Alshon Jeffery down the sideline. DeSean Jackson is inching closer to a return to unlock the offense down the field as the Eagles have a critical divisional matchup in Dallas in Week 7.
2019 Week 5 vs NYJ (17 / 29 / 189 / 1 / 0 pass, 2 / 5 / 0 rush)
Not much was needed from Wentz in the defense-infused blowout win over the Jets. However, Wentz did leave big plays on the field with two deep overthrows, both to Nelson Agholor, as missed long touchdown opportunities. Wentz's highlights included a perfect wheel route to Miles Sanders for more than 35 yards and eluding a free rusher and hitting Zach Ertz on a deep crossing route for a 'wow' play. The blowout win also sent Wentz to the bench in the mid-fourth quarter as Josh McCown collected the final snaps of the comfortable home win. The Vikings present a much stiffer test for the Eagles offense in Week 6.
2019 Week 4 vs GB (16 / 27 / 160 / 3 / 0 pass, 6 / 13 / 0 rush)
Wentz played a clean game of no turnovers in the road win over the Packers. The Eagles offense won in the trenches with an outstanding run game resulting in Wentz's role being more of a game manager than an overt playmaker. Wentz's best throws came on slant routes and in the red zone, namely to Dallas Goedert and Alshon Jeffery. Also, Wentz added two third-down sneak conversions as a runner. Wentz's missed connections included two early throws to Nelson Agholor and Zach Ertz, both high of the mark, and a wide-open Alshon Jeffery on a key mid-fourth quarter third-down play which could have prevented the Packers from getting a final drive to attempt to tie the game.
2019 Week 3 vs DET (19 / 36 / 259 / 2 / 0 pass, 4 / 33 / 0 rush)
Wentz had a rough start to the game (home loss) against Detroit. Wentz was high on a number of early-game throws. Alshon Jeffery and DeSean Jackson missed the game which did not aid his efforts. Wentz held the ball too long in general throughout the game as receivers struggled to separate downfield. One of Wentz's highlight throws, a perfect deep corner route to Dallas Goedert in the end zone, was dropped. Wentz nearly scored on a red zone scramble down to the goal line but also was stopped on a fourth-down jaunt as the Eagles were in last-gasp comeback mode in their own territory. Without a full complement of weapons, Wentz has struggled for consistency over the past two games with a critical matchup in Green Bay up next.
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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