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Carson Wentz

Carson Wentz

Quarterback #11
ADP:Round: 8, Pick: 5
Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Ht / Wt:6'5" / 237 lb.
College:North Dakota State
Age:27
Born:December 30, 1992
Drafted:2016 / Rd. 1 (2)
Draft Team:PHI

Carson Wentz: Should be aggressive throwing deep

Coach Doug Pederson wants Wentz to throw deep more often in 2020, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: This is in the words of Eagles GM Howie Roseman, who recently used a first-round pick on Jalen Reagor (4.47 40), a fifth-rounder on John Hightower (4.43), a sixth-rounder on Quez Watkins (4.35) and even added Marquise Goodwin (4.27) in a pick swap. Roseman hopes the offense can add a consistent downfield element for the first time since Wentz's 2017 breakout season, with the aforementioned receivers competing for snaps that went to possession targets like Alshon Jeffery (foot) and Nelson Agholor last year. Jeffery's status on the team remains tenuous, at best, while DeSean Jackson seems to be in much better standing. It could even be argued that the team now has too many deep threats not enough possession guys in the wideout corps, but that shouldn't be much of a problem if Zach Ertz, Dallas Goedert and Miles Sanders stay healthy. While it doesn't come with any guarantees, the offseason makeover at least gives Wentz a ceiling that stretches beyond his 2018-19 production.

April 28, 2020 1:37 PM EST

Carson Wentz: Option picked up for 2020

The Eagles officially exercised Wentz's (concussion) team option for 2020 on Friday, Jeff Kerr of CBS Sports reports.

Analysis: The move was merely procedural, as Wentz's (head) 2020 salary would have risen to $31.38 million while voiding the remaining years on his deal had Philadelphia declined to exercise the option. Wentz was forced out early in the Eagles' wild-card round loss to the Seahawks on Jan. 5 with a concussion, but he cleared all five phases of the NFL's concussion protocol three days later and would have been available had Philadelphia advanced to the divisional round, per Derrick Gunn of NBC Sports Philadelphia.

March 29, 2020 10:42 AM EST

Carson Wentz: Won't return to wild-card game

Wentz has been ruled out for the rest of Sunday's wild-card game versus the Seahawks, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Wentz went to the locker room in the first half after being driven into the turf by Seahawks defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, and his day is done. Josh McCown will fulfill quarterback duties for the remainder of the contest. If the Eagles win, Wentz will aim to clear the league's concussion protocol for next Sunday's divisional-round matchup versus the Packers.

January 5, 2020 3:27 PM EST

Carson Wentz: Getting examined for head injury

Wentz is being evaluated for a head injury during Sunday's wild-card game versus the Seahawks.

Analysis: Wentz was driven into the turf by Seahawks pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney in the first quarter, with his upper back and head taking the brunt of the punishment. Because Wentz was wobbly as he got to his feet, a neurologist alerted the Eagles to a potential head injury. If he enters the NFL's concussion protocol, Wentz will yield QB duties to veteran Josh McCown for the rest of this contest.

January 5, 2020 2:25 PM EST

Carson Wentz: Leaves wild-card game early

Wentz went to the locker room late in the first quarter of Sunday's game against the Seahawks, Reuben Frank of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

Analysis: After an examination in the blue sideline tent, Wentz was joined by members of the Eagles' training staff on his way off the field. Prior to his departure, he was driven hard into the turf by Seahawks pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney, but the nature of Wentz's injury is not yet known. As long as Wentz is sidelined, Josh McCown will be under center for Philadelphia.

January 5, 2020 2:19 PM EST

Carson Wentz: Steady in Sunday's win

Wentz completed 23 of 40 passes for 289 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 34-17 win over the Giants.

Analysis: Boston Scott ended up being the hero of the Eagles' division-clinching win, but Wentz was steady in guiding the club into the playoffs. The fourth-year QB finishes the regular season with a career-high 4,039 passing yards -- an amazing total, considering all the injuries Philadelphia has had to deal with at wide receiver and tight end -- and a 27:7 TD:INT, but even on home turf he'll face a tough test in the wild-card round next weekend against the Seahawks.

December 29, 2019 8:34 PM EST

Carson Wentz: Tops 300 yards in crucial win

Wentz completed 31 of 40 passes for 319 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 17-9 win over the Cowboys.

Analysis: He also added 22 rushing yards on six carries. The fourth-year QB topped 300 passing yards for the third time in the last four games, a feat he managed only twice in the first 11 contests this season, and Wentz's improved play has the Eagles on the brink of an NFC East title. They'll look to clinch a playoff berth in Week 17 on the road against the Giants, a team Wentz lit up for 325 yards and two TDs in their last meeting.

December 22, 2019 7:58 PM EST

Carson Wentz: More late-game heroics

Wentz completed 30 of 43 passes for 266 yards and three touchdowns in Sunday's 37-27 win over the Redskins. He added three carries for nine yards and fumbled three times, losing one.

Analysis: Wentz's first touchdown came on a beautiful throw to running back Miles Sanders in the back corner of the end zone from 15 yards out, and his second was a two-yarder to a wide open Zach Ertz. The latter gave Philadelphia a 24-21 lead with 10 minutes to play, but Washington answered with a field goal before forcing a critical Wentz fumble on the ensuing possession. After the Redskins turned that fumble into another three points to take the lead, Wentz took over with under five minutes left and drove the offense down the field to win it, capping the drive with a four-yard touchdown to Greg Ward with 26 seconds remaining. Philadelphia's defense added a touchdown on the final play to round out the scoring. After a pair of narrow escapes against the NFC East's two bottom-dwellers, Wentz will lead the Eagles into a Week 16 home matchup against Dallas with the division lead on the line.

December 15, 2019 1:47 PM EST

Carson Wentz: Leads comeback win

Wentz completed 33 of 50 attempts for 325 yards and two touchdowns in Monday night's 23-17 overtime win over the Giants. He also rushed five times for nine yards and lost one of his two fumbles.

Analysis: Wentz endured a rough first half, missing some throws while having others dropped by his depleted receiving corps. To his credit, though, Wentz rallied when it mattered most, engineering a comeback victory with a couple two-yard touchdown tosses to Zach Ertz. Thanks to his late-game execution, Wentz was able to top 300 yards in back-to-back weeks and now approaches Week 15's matchup against the Redskins with consecutive multi-touchdown games as well.

December 9, 2019 9:28 PM EST

Carson Wentz: Throws three TDs in Week 13 loss

Wentz completed 28 of 46 pass attempts for 310 yards, while throwing three touchdowns and one interception during Sunday's 37-31 loss to Miami.

Analysis: The 26-year-old signal-caller finally got things going from a statistical perspective in Week 13, accounting for multiple TD throws and eclipsing the 260-yard passing mark for the first time in his past six outings. While Wentz is one of the NFL's most athletic quarterbacks behind the line of scrimmage, his rushing upside has been limited for fantasy purposes, as he only has one rushing score all season and averages fewer than 16 yards per game on the ground. Despite it having been a somewhat pedestrian season for Wentz to this point, he's a high upside play heading into a Week 14 matchup against a Giants defense that conceded 243 passing yards and four touchdowns to Packers QB Aaron Rodgers on Sunday.

December 1, 2019 2:50 PM EST

Carson Wentz: Puts in full practice Wednesday

Wentz (right hand) practiced in full Wednesday.

Analysis: Wentz went to the locker this past Sunday against the Seahawks for an unknown reason, which was revealed to be an injury to his right throwing hand afterward when he was seen wearing a heavy wrap. On Monday, coach Doug Pederson said Wentz had a bruise but wasn't expected to miss any time in practice this week, according to Daniel Gallen of The Harrisburg Patriot-News. With a full session under his belt Wednesday, Wentz is well on his way to upholding Pederson's prediction as the Eagles prepare for a Week 13 visit to Miami.

November 27, 2019 2:05 PM EST

Carson Wentz: Dealing with minor bruise

Coach Doug Pederson said that Wentz is tending to a bruise on his throwing hand, but the quarterback isn't expected to miss any practice time as a result and should be ready to play next weekend against the Dolphins, Daniel Gallen of The Harrisburg Patriot-News reports.

Analysis: In the aftermath of Sunday's 17-9 loss to the Seahawks, Wentz was spotted with a wrap around his right hand, signaling some level of worry about his health. Pederson's comments should alleviate those concerns, but Wentz will retain an injury designation for the time being until he presumably practices Wednesday as a full participant. The minor hand issue coupled with a depleted pass-catching corps missing top wideouts Alshon Jeffery (ankle) and Nelson Agholor (knee) proved to be major obstacles in Week 12 for Wentz, who completed 33 of 45 attempts for just 256 yards (5.7 YPA), one touchdown and two interceptions.

November 25, 2019 9:15 AM EST

Carson Wentz: Has heavy wrap on right hand

Wentz left the locker room with his right throwing hand in a heavy wrap following Sunday's 17-9 loss to the Seahawks, Jimmy Kempski of PhillyVoice.com reports.

Analysis: Wentz visited the sideline tent and then the locker room in the second half but returned to action and completed the contest. His line was less than efficient -- 33-for-45 passing for 256 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions -- and he also lost two of his three fumbles on the day. Afterward, coach Doug Pederson told Mike Kaye of The Newark Star-Ledger that Wentz had an X-ray on his hand, which came back negative. Expect Wentz to undergo further examination in the coming days, but there seems to be a decent chance his practice reps are impacted prior to next Sunday's visit to Miami.

November 24, 2019 2:26 PM EST

Carson Wentz: Another poor performance

Wentz completed 33 of 45 passes for 256 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in the team's Week 12 loss to the Seahawks. He also added five rushes for 27 yards.

Analysis: Wentz went into the game short-handed, lacking multiple key receiving options in Alshon Jeffery (ankle) and Nelson Agholor (knee). He struggled to work down the field in their absence, as he managed just 5.7 yards per attempt -- his second consecutive game under six yards -- despite completing 73 percent of his throws. Wentz himself was also battling injury, as he received an x-ray on his hand after the game, as reported Eliot Shorr-Parks of Sports Radio 94 WIP Philadelphia. Though the results came back negative, Wentz will undergo more testing later in the week. Given both his own health and the injuries nagging his offensive weapons, the only good news for Wentz is that he'll draw a matchup against the Dolphins in Week 13.

November 24, 2019 1:55 PM EST

Carson Wentz: Stymied by Patriots

Wentz completed 20 of 40 passes for 214 yards and a touchdown while adding 17 rushing yards on three carries in Sunday's 17-10 loss to the Patriots.

Analysis: The Eagles weren't having much success moving the ball early, but the offense really stagnated after right tackle Lane Johnson was knocked out of the game with a head injury, and Wentz ended up taking five sacks on the afternoon while posting a season low in completion percentage. The 26-year-old QB hasn't topped 240 passing yards or thrown multiple TDs in any of the last four games, and if Johnson's injury keeps him sidelined in Week 12, Wentz could be in for further struggles against the Seahawks.

November 17, 2019 7:00 PM EST

Carson Wentz: Fruitful fantasy day in loss

Wentz completed 26 of 40 passes for 306 yards with two touchdowns and one interception in the Eagles' 38-20 loss to the Vikings on Sunday. He also rushed twice for 23 yards.

Analysis: Wentz put up a fantasy-friendly line in the loss, overcoming a very slow start in the first quarter and ultimately eclipsing the 300-yard mark for the first time since the opener against the Redskins. The fourth-year quarterback also got his completion percentage over 60.0 percent for the first time since the opening contest of the campaign, and he did so while notching four completions of at least 20 yards to four different pass catchers. Wentz and the Eagles are back down to .500 with Sunday's loss, and they'll look to log their fourth win of the season in an NFC East showdown versus the Cowboys in Week 7.

October 13, 2019 2:07 PM EST

Carson Wentz: Held under 200 yards in win

Wentz completed 17 of 29 passes for 189 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 31-6 win over the Jets. He added five yards on two rushing attempts.

Analysis: Wentz was expected to carve up New York's vulnerable secondary, but he was kept in check outside of an 11-yard touchdown to Zach Ertz 37 seconds before halftime. The quarterback wasn't asked to do much after that, as the defense scored two touchdowns and Philadelphia maintained control throughout with third-stringer Luke Falk failing to lead the Jets to a competitive performance. Wentz will face a tougher matchup when the Eagles travel to Minnesota in Week 6, but he should also get more opportunities to throw with the game expected to be more competitive.

October 6, 2019 1:38 PM EST

Carson Wentz: Efficient, mistake-free in loss

Wentz completed 16 of 27 passes for 160 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions in the Eagles' 34-27 win over the Packers on Thursday. He also rushed six times for 13 yards.

Analysis: The Eagles predictably leaned on the running game in this contest, as the Packers' secondary had shown considerable improvement over last season across the first three games. However, with the ground attack working to the tune of 159 combined rushing yards from Jordan Howard and Miles Sanders, the Green Bay defense was kept honest enough to enable Wentz to find occasional success when dropping back. The fourth-year quarterback hit two of his banged-up pass catchers, Alshon Jeffery and Dallas Goedert, for second-quarter touchdown passes, and he subsequently connected with Jordan Howard for a 20-yard scoring toss in the third quarter. Wentz now has multiple touchdown passes in three of the first four games of the season, and although Thursday's yardage tally was his lowest of the campaign, the 26-year-old did remain free of interceptions for the third contest of the season as well. Having played an integral role in the Eagles evening their record at 2-2, Wentz will turn his sights to building up his numbers against the Jets in a Week 5 battle a week from Sunday.

September 26, 2019 9:03 PM EST

Carson Wentz: Pair of touchdowns in loss

Wentz completed 19 of 36 passes for 259 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions in the Eagles' 27-24 loss to the Lions on Sunday. He also rushed four times for 33 yards.

Analysis: Wentz ultimately put together a solid fantasy line, but he clearly missed wideouts Alshon Jeffery (calf) and DeSean Jackson (groin) against a feisty Lions defense. The fourth-year quarterback wasn't as sharp as usual overall, completing a season-low 52.8 percent of his throws. Wentz also took three sacks in the narrow loss and misfired deep to rookie J.J. Arcega-Whiteside on fourth down with 49 seconds remaining, an incompletion that sealed the defeat. Wentz and his offensive teammates won't have much time to correct mistakes, as they'll face the Packers in a Week 4 Thursday night tilt in which Wentz could once again be missing both of his aforementioned wideouts.

September 22, 2019 1:58 PM EST

Carson Wentz: Returns after brief absence

Wentz (ribs) completed 25 of 43 pass attempts for 231 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions in Sunday's 24-20 loss to the Falcons.

Analysis: Wentz had a lackluster first half, and then was forced to leave the game on the team's final drive in the second quarter after taking a hard shot to the ribs. The 26-year-old was able to return and finish the same drive he started, and was also able to finish out the rest of the contest. Wentz's final stat line looks poor, but it is worth noting that he lost his entire starting receiving corps along with backup tight end Dallas Goedert for most of the game. Assuming the quarterback's rib injury doesn't flare up later this week, expect a much friendlier fantasy matchup against the Lions' defense next Sunday.

September 15, 2019 9:17 PM EST

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