Carson Wentz

Carson Wentz

Preseason

Chance of Injury in 2020: question mark 83%
Chance of Injury per Game: question mark 10.5%
Projected Games missed for 2020: question mark 2.3
Durability: question mark 3

Very High Risk

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Carson Wentz Player Overview

What You Need to Know:

  • Wentz’s top 3 WRs — Alshon Jeffery, DeSean Jackson and Nelson Agholor — missed a combined 24 games last year.
  • Wentz still managed to finish 8th among QBs in fantasy points.
  • He ranked 3rd and 12th at his position in fantasy points per game the previous 2 years.
  • The Eagles added rookie WRs Jalen Reagor, John Hightower and Quez Watkins, plus veteran Marquise Goodwin, to DeSean Jackson, J.J. Arcega-Whiteside and Greg Ward. Alshon Jeffery (Lisfranc) is iffy for the start of the season.


A depleted WR corps

Wentz opened the 2019 campaign throwing to WRs Alshon Jeffery, DeSean Jackson and Nelson Agholor. By the end of the year, he was flanked by Greg Ward, J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, Robert Davis and Deontay Burnett.

Jeffery missed Weeks 11 and 12 with an ankle injury and then suffered a season-ending Lisfranc injury in Week 14. Jackson went down with a core-muscle injury in Week 2 and lasted just 4 snaps in a Week 9 return before missing the rest of the year. Agholor missed 5 of the final 6 games of the season with knee trouble. Wentz was even without TE Zach Ertz in Week 17.


Still a QB1

So it’s pretty remarkable that he still managed to finish 8th among QBs in fantasy points. His 4,039 passing yards were a career high and ranked 9th league wide. Wentz tied for 5th with 27 passing scores and tossed only 7 INTs. He added a 62-243-1 rushing line.

And, somehow, he was most productive down the stretch — despite all those injuries. After averaging 230 yards and 1.5 TDs passing over the first 11 games, Wentz cranked out 302 yards and 2 TDs per game over the last 5. His completion rate climbed from 62.3% to 66.2% and his yards per attempt from 6.5 to 6.9. Wentz was QB7 in fantasy points over those final 5 games.

2019 was also Wentz’s first full 16-game season since his 2016 rookie campaign (although he was knocked out of Philly’s playoff loss to Seattle with a concussion). H…

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Carson Wentz Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Jan 5, 2020 NFL Head Cranial Concussion Grade 1 Carson suffered a concussion in the team's Wild Card playoff loss to the Seahawks in the first quarter.
Oct 11, 2018 NFL Back Vertebral Fracture Exact date of injury is unknown, but Wentz's back trouble dates back to October. He missed the final 3 games of the year but avoided surgery.
Dec 10, 2017 NFL Knee ACL Tear Grade 3 Wentz departed in the 2nd quarter with a torn ACL He returned for Week 3 of the 2018 season.
Dec 10, 2017 NFL Knee LCL Tear Grade 3 Wentz departed in the 2nd quarter with a torn LCL. He returned for Week 3 of the 2018 season.
Aug 11, 2016 NFL Chest Rib Fracture Wentz suffered a hairline fracture in his ribs against Tampa Bay.
Oct 17, 2015 Non-NFL Hand Wrist Fracture Wentz broke a bone in his throwing wrist that required surgery.