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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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Nov 11): Wentz has a rough matchup against the Patriots this week, but should get on a roll after that against the Seahawks, Miami, the Giants, and Washington after that.
Week 11: vs New England Patriots
FBG says: Bad matchup. Carson Wentz came into the season with high expectations after two injury-filled seasons. The reality is he has not gotten back to that MVP level performance that he was at in 2017 before his knee injury. Wentz and this offense have thrown for 240 yards or less in four of their last five games. The reality is that this is an offense that has dealt with significant injury as DeSean Jackson is out for the season, Alshon Jeffery has been banged up, Nelson Agholor has struggled, and Zach Ertz has not seen the production that we have become accustomed to over the past few seasons. This is an offense that will need to get it figured out quickly as they are facing quite possibly the league's best secondary this week. The Patriots secondary has been tremendous all season. While the competition has been lacking for a large portion of the season, the Patriots have allowed only one quarterback to throw for over 200 yards on the year, have allowed just three passing touchdowns all season, and have allowed only one wide receiver over 100 yards. This is a veteran group that plays a Dime defense as their base defense and essentially takeaway the pass as corners Jason McCourty, Stephon Gilmore, and Jonathan Jones are all playing at an elite level to go along with safeties Devin McCourty and Duron Harmon. This is a nightmare matchup for the Eagles with the Patriots coming off of a bye after their defense gave up 37 points last week.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs QB 1, QB 12, QB 24
Carson Wentz's percentile rank in each category, among QB with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
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.
Latest NewsEagles | Carson Wentz tosses TD in victory (Sun Nov 3, 06:31 PM) - Philadelphia Eagles WR Carson Wentz completed 26-of-39 passes for 239 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in Week 9 against the Chicago Bears. Our View: Wentz lost Desean Jackson in this game and later Alshon Jeffery left, so he wasn't able to get much going in the downfield passing game. Zach Ertz got right, but Wentz will be facing New England coming out of the bye, so he's not usable for at least the next two weeks.
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