QB Carson Wentz - Philadelphia Eagles

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

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Sep 9): Wentz and the Eagles hit the snooze button in the first quarter, but once they woke up, they were lethal in the passing game. Desean Jackson's connection with Wentz was everything the team could have hoped for.

Week 2: at Atlanta Falcons

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FBG says: Neutral matchup. The Philadelphia Eagles welcomed back a few much-needed pieces to its passing attack in the 2019 season opener. Carson Wentz returned from a back injury that kept him out the final games of the 2018 season, and an offseason trade brought speedster DeSean Jackson back to Philadelphia. Wentz and Jackson were undoubtedly the most impressive and impactful offensive players in Philadelphia's week one comeback against the Washington Redskins. Carson Wentz pushed the ball downfield and looked like his 2017-self that was vying for the NFL MVP before a knee injury cut his season short. DeSean Jackson provided a deep-threat far more dangerous than anything Wentz has seen to this point in his career, and the combination was lethal in week one. Jackson caught 8 of his team-leading 10 targets on the day, accumulating 154 receiving yards and 2 long touchdowns. Jackson's ability to stretch the field gave Washington fits all day and enabled Alshon Jeffery and Zach Ertz to work efficiently on intermediate routes. While their statistical output will likely regress with Jackson included in the offense, Jeffery and Ertz will continue to be useful targets for Wentz. Additionally, Philadelphia's offensive line did a tremendous job of protecting Carson Wentz throughout the game. Wentz was only hit three times in his 2019 debut, which means trouble for any opposing defense. The cohesion up front coupled with the plethora of weapons for Wentz to distribute the ball to in 2019 make Philadelphia's passing game one of the league's strongest. Atlanta faced just 10 pass attempts in their week one loss to the Minnesota Vikings. This small sample size gave little insight into what is different on the back-end of the Falcons defense compared to 2018. Atlanta returns 3 of their starters in the secondary from last season, replacing just Robert Alford, who left for Arizona in the offseason. Desmond Trufant and Isaiah Oliver will start at corner in 2019 for Atlanta, and both proved to be serviceable in coverage throughout last season. At safety, Atlanta boasts one of the league's best rotations of coverage safeties. Ricardo Allen and Keanu Neal will start for the Falcons with Demontae Kazee available to rotate in as necessary. Allen and Kazee rank amongst the league's strongest safeties against the pass. Keanu Neal is returning from an injury that kept him out of all but one game in the 2018 season, and he will look to return to the form of his exceptional rookie year. Linebacker Deion Jones ranks amongst the league's best athletes at the position. Jones consistently posts some of the league's most-impressive numbers in coverage amongst linebackers. In the trenches, Grady Jarrett established himself as one of the NFL's best interior pass rushers in 2018. As one of the few bright spots in week one, Jarrett continued this upward trend in production against the Vikings. On the exterior, however, Atlanta has struggled to find consistent pass-rushers. Vic Beasley, Jr. and Takkarist McKinley both struggled to apply pressure regularly throughout 2018. As a whole, Atlanta sports a middling pass defense. There are talented coverage players in the secondary, as well as at linebacker. However, Atlanta's inability to apply pressure to the quarterback has held them back.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPCMPATTYDTDINTRSHYDTDFumLPts
1 vs WAS 75 28 39 313 3 0 4 5 0 0 28.15
2 at ATL PROJ-Dodds * 25 35 * * * 3 * * * *
2 at ATL PROJ-Tremblay * 25 38 * * * 3 * * * *
2 at ATL PROJ-Bloom * 22 30 * * * 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 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 | 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

2@ Atlanta Falcons
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