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QB Carson Wentz - Philadelphia Eagles

6-5, 237Born: 12-30-1992College: North Dakota St.Drafted: Round 1, pick 2

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News you need to know

From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 16): Wentz showed that he could have a strong fantasy day on a modest number of attempts and without the benefit of big rushing numbers against Carolina. He's a mid-low QB1 now that he's shown that he is not dependent on a high number of attempts to generate fantasy value.

Week 7: vs Washington Redskins

All QB vs WAS

Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPCMPATTYDTDINTRSHYDTDFumLPts
3 vs NYG 76 21 31 176 1 0 6 22 0 0 15
4 at LAC 79 17 31 242 1 0 6 14 0 0 16.5
5 vs ARI 67 21 30 304 4 1 6 11 0 0 31.3
6 at CAR 62 16 30 222 3 0 6 25 0 1 24.6
7 vs WAS PROJ-Dodds * 22 36 * * * 3 * * * *
7 vs WAS PROJ-Tremblay * 21 35 * * * 5 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2017 Week 6 vs CAR (16 / 30 / 222 / 3 / 0 pass, 6 / 25 / 0 rush)

Wentz had his most inconsistent game so far this season as he had some accuracy issues in this game underthrowing some passes and completing only 53 of his passes. When the team needed him the most, he stepped up as he threw two perfect passes in the red zone to Zach Ertz for touchdowns, and threw a beautiful ball to Alshon Jeffery on a 37-yard pass hitting Jeffery perfectly in stride. Overall, Wentz dealt with some inaccuracy and poor decision making throwing to receivers who were not open instead of going through his reads to a non-primary receiver.

2017 Week 5 vs ARI (21 / 30 / 304 / 4 / 1 pass, 6 / 11 / 0 rush)

Carson Wentz showed off his ability in this game as his accuracy was very impressive in this game. His ability to hit his receivers in stride deep down the field was shown off on two passes to Torrey Smith and Nelson Agholor, while his touch passes were shown off on a perfectly thrown wheel route for a touchdown to Trey Burton. Wentz looked calm in the pocket and was helped out tremendously by his offensive line as he was only sacked once in this game as he was able to use his feet to shift based on on-coming pressure. Overall a tremendous performance from Wentz in this game as he completed 70% of his passes which is something he has not done since October 30th, 2017.

2017 Week 4 vs LAC (17 / 31 / 242 / 1 / 0 pass, 6 / 14 / 0 rush)

Carson Wentz was not asked to do much in this game as the Eagles went with a run-heavy attack running the ball 42 times in this game while only throwing 31 times. When Wentz did throw the ball he had time as the offensive line played great in this game as Wentz was only sacked once in this game. Wentz made some terrific throws including a 38-yard pin-point pass to Zach Ertz on a seam route and Nelson Agholor on a 36-yard fly route. However, this was a tough matchup and Wentz did a good job of getting the ball away when nothing was there which led to the lower completion percentage in this game.

2017 Week 3 vs NYG (21 / 31 / 176 / 1 / 0 pass, 6 / 22 / 0 rush)

The Eagles went with a run-based attack after getting up early in this game and when they did pass they went with the short-intermediate routes as Wentz averaged just 5.7 yards per attempt in this game. Wentz continues the trend of 2016 where he throws for less volume at home than on the road as he only threw the ball 31 times and for someone who typically gets most of his value from throwing the ball it is a concern, but the matchup was a tough one in this game particularly when Janoris Jenkins was ruled active. Wentz continues to make plays with his feet as he picked up an 11 yard first down in the second quarter showcasing his athletic ability as he juked a blitzing linebacker to create space and run for 11 yards.

2017 Week 2 vs KC (25 / 46 / 333 / 2 / 1 pass, 4 / 55 / 0 rush)

Carson Wentz continues his hot start to the season from a fantasy perspective and this time it was using both his athletic ability as well as his arm in this game. From an actual football perspective he padded his stats with a lucky 53-yard pass to Zach Ertz which should have been intercepted and a garbage time touchdown to Nelson Agholor. When Wentz had time to throw he was able to utilize the size advantage of Zach Ertz and Alshon Jeffery throwing the ball up and letting them go get it. Wentz intentionally under-threw a back shoulder pass to Jeffery for a touchdown early in the third quarter for a touchdown. Late in the game while the Eagles were trailing, Wentz was able to convert several first downs with his legs as the receivers were going on deep routes with very little pass rush. A primary concern for Wentz continues to be fumbling the football and taking sacks. Wentz fumbled twice in this game and while he did not lose either of them, this was his third fumble of the early season. Wentz was also sacked six times and a portion of that was him holding onto the ball a little bit longer than he should.

2017 Week 1 vs WAS (26 / 39 / 307 / 2 / 1 pass, 4 / 6 / 0 rush)

Carson Wentz looked in control of this offense this week as he enters his second season. Wentz threw an early interception that was returned for a touchdown on a ball that was tipped at the line of scrimmage, but recovered nicely for a very productive day. His best highlight of the day was Wentz scrambling in the pocket avoiding a sack and he kept his eyes downfield to find Nelson Agholor for a 58 yard touchdown. Wentz used his mobility several times in this game to evade the blitz to hit Zach Ertz on plays that he should have been sacked. The one area for improvement for Wentz is turnovers, he threw a backwards swing over his receivers head for a fumble.

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Latest News

Eagles | Three touchdowns for Carson Wentz (Thu Oct 12, 11:56 PM) - Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz completed 16 of his 30 passes for 222 yards and three touchdowns and ran six times for 25 yards in a 28-23 win over the Carolina Panthers in Week 6.

Our View: Wentz was outstanding on third down and throwing downfield once again. His attempts have been going down since the first two weeks, but he is still generating QB1 value and should be considered one against Washington next week.
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Eagles | Carson Wentz throws four TDs (Sun Oct 8, 05:40 PM) - Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz went 21-for-30 for 304 yards, four touchdowns and one interception against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 5.

Our View: Wentz was a master of third-and-long and the deep ball in this one. The Eagles pass offense is hitting its stride heading into a Thursday night game against another hot quarterback, Cam Newton.
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Schedule

7vs Washington Redskins
8vs San Francisco 49ers
9vs Denver Broncos
10--- BYE WEEK ---
11@ Dallas Cowboys
12vs Chicago Bears
13@ Seattle Seahawks
14@ Los Angeles Rams
15@ New York Giants
16vs Oakland Raiders
17vs Dallas Cowboys