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  Carson WentzC. Wentz
QB - PHI
Carson Wentz
Philip RiversP. Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
 
 
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Avg Projection285.2271.2-
    
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  Carson WentzC. Wentz
QB - PHI
Carson Wentz
Philip RiversP. 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 WentzC. Wentz
QB - PHI
Carson Wentz
Philip RiversP. Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
Passing
   
Pass Att566.5546.0
Pass Cmp373.3359.9
Pass Yards4,235.74,393.0
Pass TDs29.929.8
Ints12.412.6
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts53.614.3
Rush Yards195.925.4
Rush TDs1.10.3
   
Misc
   
Fumbles2.51.4
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points285.2271.2
   
  Carson WentzC. Wentz
QB - PHI
Carson Wentz
Philip RiversP. 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 WentzC. Wentz
QB - PHI
Carson Wentz
Philip RiversP. Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
Expert 
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
All the hype behind Wentz feels real. He's over a year removed from his knee injury and should be confident again. Getting D-Jax and upgrades at RB won't hurt, either.Rivers is again coming at a discounted price. He's an unsexy but stable QB1 that can be had relatively late. I do wonder if the potential absence of Melvin Gordon hurts him and LA's offense.
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
When Wentz is healthy, he's a lock to put up QB1 numbers with upside for more. With DeSean Jackson added, Wentz has an additional deep threat, and the offense should drop plenty of points each game. But he's missed eight games over the last two seasons, and the injury risk can't be ignored at this point. Add that all up and Wentz is a mid-to-low-end QB1, worth drafting in all formats.Rivers is a bit like the Rodney Dangerfield of fantasy quarterbacks: He gets no respect. He basically has no downside: he rarely misses games, he has an outstanding group of playmakers on the offensive side of the ball, and he's coming off one of his best seasons ever. He almost certainly won't blow you away with his numbers - but he's a set it and forget it guy who you can get later than you should be able to.
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
In the 11 weeks Wentz was healthy last season, he was the QB15 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 is one of the best in the NFL.
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
All about health. We have seen what Wentz can do when healthy. He can be a top 5 QB if health permits, but that is a big if.Should be a QB1 streaming option. Consistent.
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
Wentz was having an MVP season in 2017 and then came back from injury in 2018 and was better in many statistical aspects. His TD% decreased, but I'd count on it being higher this season with the addition of Desean Jackson. DJax has improved the yards per attempt of almost every QB he's every played with and yards per attempt is a key statistic for measuring the success of a QB. Wentz's upside is sky high. 
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 endHere'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
Sean Koerner
The Action Network
 very high floor, very likely to play all 16 games. should finish higher. bunched up Tier of QBs
Nick Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
I think people forget how good Carson Wentz is. He was the clear cut MVP in 2017 before tearing his ACL, then he posted a 21/7 TD/INT rate in his 11 healthy games last season, finishing with over 300 yards or multiple scores in 8/11 weeks. He opens this season fully healthy, and is currently 4th in MVP odds. The offense also upgraded in the offseason. Not only has Alshon/Ertz/Agholor all returned...but Goedert is now set to take a step forward in his second season, the traded for DeSean Jackson (who's still an elite field stretcher), they signed Jordan Howard in FA, and they drafted both Miles Sanders and J.J. Arcega Whiteside. These are elite offensive weapons, and the Eagles have PFF's top rated offensive line. I expect the Eagles to make another Super Bowl run...and I expect Carson Wentz to be the driving force behind it.Rivers is a solid late round pick this season. The Chargers have been hit with the injury bug for a few seasons in a row now...but this could be the year they're finally healthy. His supporting cast of Allen/Gordon/Williams/Henry/Ekeler is one of the best in the league. He's thrown for over 4,300 yards in each of the last 4 seasons, averaging 30.5 TD's per season over that stretch. He, somewhat impressively, hasn't scored a rushing TD since 2011. So all of his value comes through the air. That likely means he won't finish in the top 5, but if his team can stay healthy (and not hold out) this season, then 38 TD passes is within his range of outcomes. I'm comfortable drafting Rivers late in drafts if you miss out on the earlier options.