Carson Wentz

Carson Wentz

QB - PHI
Height: 6' 5"Weight: 237 lbsAge: 26College: North Dakota StateDrafted: #2 (1st Rd. by Philadelphia)

2019 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
5th easiest for QBs
Draft Rank (ECR) #87
Best / Worst #63 / #141
ADP #97

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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.

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.

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.

26 years old - 11 games. 70%! 3000 yards and 21 TDs. (on pace for 4300 and 30!) Talk about a special player. After coming off an ACL suffered in week 14, it's flat out amazing he came back this quick, let's get that out of the way, and what did we get? A QB that didn't take many chances, and played it safe and efficient and it worked remarkably well. Smart. Sad to see a back injury derail his chance at a playoff appearance, and let's hope this doesn't become a recurring theme. it's the only thing keeping him from greatness. If not for the back injury, I'd have him Top 3 or 4.