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  Carson Wentz
QB - PHI
Carson Wentz
Philip Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 10# 16-
Best Rank# 5# 6-
Worst Rank# 22# 22-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total192.4284.9-
Avg Game17.517.8-
Avg Projection278.0270.6-
    
Schedule 
    
SOS Rank519-
    
Misc 
    
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  Carson Wentz
QB - PHI
Carson Wentz
Philip Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. WAS vs. IND
Week 2 at ATL at DET
Week 3 vs. DET vs. HOU
Week 4 at GB at MIA
Week 5 vs. NYJ vs. DEN
Week 6 at MIN vs. PIT
Week 7 at DAL at TEN
Week 8 at BUF at CHI
Week 9 vs. CHI vs. GB
Week 10BYE WEEK at OAK
Week 11 vs. NE vs. KC
Week 12 vs. SEABYE WEEK
Week 13 at MIA at DEN
Week 14 vs. NYG at JAC
Week 15 at WAS vs. MIN
Week 16 vs. DAL vs. OAK
Week 17 at NYG at KC
  Carson Wentz
QB - PHI
Carson Wentz
Philip Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
Passing
   
Pass Att558.9548.1
Pass Cmp370.2361.4
Pass Yards4,189.84,390.7
Pass TDs28.929.6
Ints12.212.3
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts51.614.3
Rush Yards188.226.2
Rush TDs1.00.2
   
Misc
   
Fumbles2.61.4
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points278.0270.6
   
  Carson Wentz
QB - PHI
Carson Wentz
Philip Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
2018 Points 
Week 129.0
Week 222.7
Week 311.217.0
Week 420.721.7
Week 521.021.4
Week 624.514.3
Week 718.720.1
Week 822.6
Week 917.1
Week 1021.115.0
Week 110.819.6
Week 1213.220.7
Week 1319.824.0
Week 1418.813.5
Week 1518.5
Week 163.3
Week 177.0
  Carson Wentz
QB - PHI
Carson Wentz
Philip Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
If you were to put Wentz's numbers up against the career of this decade's fantasy starters, his closest comparison would be Tony Romo. During his career, Romo posted QB1-type numbers 45 percent of the time, which is precisely what Wentz has done in his three years. Wentz hasn't offered the upside that some of the quarterbacks above him in the rankings, but he should provide high-end QB2-type production at year's end.Here's the example of a player who's top-five at his position in real-life, but not when it comes to fantasy. You've probably heard it a million times - Rivers has been a top-14 quarterback in 11-of-13 seasons, so you're drafting him at his floor if he's being taken as the QB14. Well, no. Rivers is a very consistent quarterback, but he's not going to help lead your team to a championship. There was just one game in 2018 where he totaled more than 24 fantasy points, and it's because his defense has continually gotten better. He also doesn't offer anything rushing, so unless his defense takes a step back in 2019, he's not going to have much of a chance to deliver much better numbers in 2019.
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
In the 11 weeks Wentz was healthy last season, he was the QB13 thanks to a greatly diminished TD-rate (as expected). With that said, he was even more efficient than his 2017 MVP campaign so there is more upside. The concern, of course, is that Wentz is still not healed from the back injury that kept him out at the end of the season so be sure to monitor that as your fantasy draft draws near.Since throwing 661 passes four years ago, the Chargers have slowly been pulling it back, all the way down to 508 in 2018. While he does have killer weapons in the receiving game, Gordon, Ekeler and even Justin Jackson make it likely that Rivers' fantasy production will again be hindered by the running game. Furthermore, his 6.3% TD-rate is almost certain to come down as well so don't be surprised if he ends up lower than his standard fringe QB1 finish.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Wentz had some of the same consistency issues that Texans QB Deshaun Watson had returning from ACL surgery and Wentz also dealt with other injuries, causing him to miss 5 games. I think he will be a much different QB in 2019 with these injury issues hopefully behind him.Rivers was the 11th ranked fantasy quarterback thanks to 4,308 yards and 32 passing touchdowns in 2018. He remains a low-end QB on an offense that seems to be on the ascent.