Carson Wentz Fantasy Football News 2020

Eagles QB Carson Wentz isn't listed on the Week 1 injury report. He missed some time late in camp with what was reported as a "minor soft tissue injury," but it's a non-issue now. Despite an beat-up WR corps (again), Wentz is a solid QB1 play against Washington this weekend.

Eagles QB Carson Wentz sat out Sunday's practice with a "minor soft tissue injury," according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Wentz is day-to-day. This doesn't look like a situation to worry about. We'll certainly keep an eye on the QB's status, though.

The 49ers have traded WR Marquise Goodwin to the Eagles. Goodwin has had trouble staying on the field throughout his NFL career and played in just 20 games over the past 2 seasons. He's a big-play threat when healthy, averaging 16.6 yards per catch for his career. Goodwin figures to be a rotational player at best in Philadelphia, which would leave him short of fantasy value. But he could be a slight boost for QB Carson Wentz.

The Eagles selected Oklahoma QB Jalen Hurts in the 2nd round of the 2020 NFL Draft. Hurts had an excellent college career. He became the 1st trust freshman QB to start at Alabama in over 30 years in 2016, finishing that season with 2,780 yards, 23 TDs and 9 INTs on a 63% completion rate and 7.3 yards per attempt. He tossed 17 TDs vs. just 1 INT as a sophomore before losing the starting job to Tua Tagovailoa in 2018. Hurts transferred to Oklahoma for his final season of eligibility and turned in a huge season in HC Lincoln Riley’s offense: 3,851 yards, 32 TDs, 8 INTs, 70% completion rate and 11.3 yards per attempt. Hurts’ 76.9% adjusted completion rate was notably better than Justin Herbert and Jordan Love; his 89.4 Pro Football Focus passing grade was better than Herbert, Love and Tagovailoa. This guy can make it as an NFL passer. But what makes him such an intriguing fantasy prospect is the rushing ability. Hurts racked up 1,809 rushing yards with 21 TDs over his 2 seasons as Alabama’s starter. Then he posted a 233-1,298-20 rushing line at Oklahoma last year. Hurts blazed a 4.59-second 40 time at the Combine and earned a 96th percentile SPARQ score. This is obviously a bad fantasy landing spot, though, with Hurts set to back up Carson Wentz, who’s signed through 2024.

The Eagles selected TCU WR Jalen Reagor with the 21st overall pick of the 2020 NFL Draft. Reagor might be the biggest risk/reward prospect in this year’s WR class. The good: He led the Horned Frogs in yards (576) and TDs (8) as a true freshman, posted a big 72-1,061-9 line as a sophomore and earned a 93rd percentile SPARQ score at 5’11, 206 pounds at the Combine. Reagor’s highlights — explosive speed, a big catch radius and sublime hands — are exciting. “Holy sh*t, he’s exciting,” an anonymous scout told The Athletic’s Bob McGinn. “His speed and run after … we’re looking for explosive playmakers … His skill set is outstanding.” But Reagor’s 2019 was ugly: 43 catches, 611 yards and 5 TDs. TCU’s passing game struggled under freshman QB Max Duggan, but Reagor still tallied disappointing market shares and ranked dead last among 30 of this year’s top WR prospects in yards per route run. This is a great landing spot both short and long term with HC Doug Pederson and QB Carson Wentz. We’ll see if Philly hangs on to WR Alshon Jeffery, but Reagor has a good shot to at least win a top 3 role this season alongside DeSean Jackson.

Eagles QB Carson Wentz sustained a concussion in the 1st half of Sunday's Wild Card loss to the Seahawks. It shouldn't impact his offseason but is worth filing away in case of another head injury. This was Wentz's 1st documented concussion.

The Weather.com forecast for East Rutherford, N.J., calls for the chance of rain ramping up in the 4 p.m. ET hour and then climbing every hour thereafter today. That, of course, is the home of MetLife Stadium, where the Giants will host the Eagles for the regular-season finale. The forecast doesn't call for much wind, which historically impacts passing games more than rain. But keep the conditions in mind if you're down to splitting hairs on a close decision or 2 for your fantasy football lineup.

Eagles QB Carson Wentz has a "little bruise" on his right hand, HC Doug Pederson said Monday. Wentz actually briefly went back to the locker room with this injury in yesterday's loss to the Seahawks but didn't end up missing any snaps. Pederson labeled Wentz "day to day" and confirmed that he'll be fine for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.

The Eagles have ruled WR Alshon Jeffery out for Sunday's game against the Patriots with his ankle injury. That leaves Nelson Agholor, Mack Hollins and newly signed Jordan Matthews as the likely top 3 wideouts for QB Carson Wentz. The Philly QB would have been a weak option against New England even with Jeffery. He's at the bottom of QB2 range now.

Eagles WR DeSean Jackson (abdomen) was limited in practice all week and is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Bears. Both D-Jax and HC Doug Pederson have expressed optimism about Jackson’s Week 9 availability. We’ll get his official status by noon ET on Sunday. We’d try not to use Jackson in his 1st action since Week 2, but his return would be great news for QB Carson Wentz and the rest of the Eagles offense.

The forecast for today's Eagles-Bills game calls for a 30% chance of rain with winds of 27-32 mph. Gusts could reach 40 mph. That's more that enough to impact the passing and kicking games. We've just updated our projections for all the players in this game.

QB Carson Wentz and the Eagles have agreed to a 4-year, $128 million contract extension with nearly $108 million of it guaranteed. The extension tacks on to the final 2 years of his rookie deal, keeping Wentz in Philly through the 2024 campaign. His last 2 seasons have ended with injuries, a torn ACL and LCL in 2017 and a stress fracture in his back last year. But he's averaged 265 yards and 2.25 TDs across his last 24 games. Armed with a deep and talented group of pass-catchers, Wentz has top-5 fantasy upside in 2019 and for years to come.

Eagles QB Carson Wentz (back) will have "no limitations" in OTAs this week, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. "The team will be smart with him, of course, but he’s expected to be involved in the majority of all work," Rapoport adds. Wentz missed the final 3 games of last season -- plus 2 playoff games -- with a stress fracture in his back. It'll certainly be a situation to monitor this summer, but he's obviously on track to be ready for Week 1. A healthy Wentz boasts top-5 fantasy upside.

The Buccaneers have agreed to a trade that will send WR DeSean Jackson to the Eagles. Once it's official, the move would give Philly the deep threat that Mike Wallace wasn't able to provide in 2018. There's room for Jackson to rank 2nd among Eagles WRs in targets, though he's not likely to crack the team's top 2. Having Alshon Jeffery and Zach Ertz ahead of him will limit the target ceiling. Jackson's departure clears the way for WR Chris Godwin to remain the #2 in Tampa going forward.

Update: Philly will also sign Jackson to a new 3-year, $27 million deal -- confirmation that he's set to play a big role in the offense.

Eagles QB Carson Wentz (back) is out for this weekend’s game against the Texans. Nick Foles gets the start in a plus matchup but is still just a QB2 or cheap DFS play.

Eagles HC Doug Pederson announced on Monday that QB Nick Foles will start this weekend's game against the Texans. Pederson also said that QB Carson Wentz (back) will not go on IR yet. So Philly evidently believes he could return for Week 17 -- or potentially the playoffs. Foles was OK in Sunday night's upset win over the Rams, completing 24 of 31 passes (77.4%) for 270 yards, 0 TDs and 1 INT. He'll be just a lower-end QB2 vs. Houston.

Eagles QB Carson Wentz (back) has been downgraded to out for Sunday night's game against the Rams. Dealing with a stress fracture in his back, Wentz seems unlikely to play again this year. QB Nick Foles gets his 3rd start of the season in Los Angeles. He struggled to a 117-0-1 passing line against the Falcons in the opener and then went for 334-1-0 vs. the Bucs in Week 2 -- a line that's less impressive than it might have seemed at the time considering what the Bucs defense has been this season. Foles is just a low-end QB2 for Week 15.

Eagles QB Carson Wentz (back) is listed as doubtful for Sunday night’s game against the Rams. He did travel with the team to Los Angeles, but it’s fully expected to be Nick Foles under center. That’s a significant downgrade to all of Philly’s skill-position guys.

Eagles HC Doug Pederson labeled QB Carson Wentz "questionable" for Sunday night's game against the Rams. Pederson also revealed that Wentz is dealing with a stress fracture in his vertebra and will require 3 months to fully heal. We'll see how the Eagles officially list Wentz on the injury report this afternoon, but consider him a long shot to play vs. the Rams.

 
 
 

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