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Carson Wentz


#26 Quarterback

274 Projected Points

ADP: 12.1
Bye: 14
Experience: 5 Yr(s)
Age: 28
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 237
40 Time: 4.65

Injury Predictor Injury Predictor

Very High Risk

Chance of Injury in 2021


% chance misses at least 2 quarters

Chance of Injury per Game


1- 17√1-% Inj/Season

Projected Games Missed 2021




Ability to produce despire relatively minor injuries. 5 being most durable

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Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Oct 17, 2015 Non-NFL Hand Wrist Fracture Wentz broke a bone in his throwing wrist that required surgery.
Aug 11, 2016 NFL Chest Rib Fracture Wentz suffered a hairline fracture in his ribs against Tampa Bay.
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.
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.
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.
Jul 29, 2021 NFL Pedal Foot Wentz injured his foot during Indianapolis' training camp practice. He is expected to miss the remainder of the preseason.

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What You Need to Know:

  • Wentz set career lows in completion rate (57.4%), yards per attempt (6.0) and QB Rating (72.8) last year. All 3 of those marks ranked 34th among 35 qualifying QBs.
  • He also recorded a career low and ranked 31st among those 35 QBs in Pro Football Focus passing grade.
  • Wentz sat 17th at his position in total fantasy points -- 22nd in points per game -- through Week 13.
  • He was benched in the 3rd quarter of that Week 13 game and didn’t see the field the rest of the way.
  • The Eagles traded Wentz to the Colts in February in exchange for a 2021 3rd-round pick and a conditional 2nd-rounder in 2022 that will turn into a 1st-rounder if Wentz plays at least 75% of the offensive snaps or plays at least 70% of the snaps and the Colts make the playoffs.
  • Throughout his 5 years in Philadelphia, Wentz suffered a hairline fracture in his rib (2016), a torn ACL and LCL in his left knee (2017), a stress fracture in his back (2018) and a concussion (2019 playoffs).
  • Wentz reunites with HC Frank Reich in Indianapolis. Reich was the OC for Wentz’s first 2 seasons in Philly.
  • As a rookie under Reich in 2016, Wentz threw for 3,782 yards, 16 TDs and 14 INTs. He added 150 and 2 scores on the ground to finish 24th among QBs in fantasy points.
  • He took a big step forward in 2017, racking up 3,296 yards and 33 TDs through the air -- plus 299 rushing yards -- in 13 games. Wentz ranked 3rd among QBs in fantasy points per game. (He missed the final 3 games of that 2017 season with the torn ACL and LCL.)
  • Wentz played in 11 games in 2018, finishing 12th at his position in fantasy points per game. He played all 16 games in 2019 and finished QB8.
  • Wentz joins a Colts team that’s been run-leaning the past 2 years, ranking 27th and 25th in pass rate and 24th and 20th in pass attempts. Those teams were quarterbacked by Jacoby Brissett and then Philip Rivers.
  • In 2018 -- Reich’s 1st season as HC and with Andrew Luck under center -- Indy finished 7th in pass rate and 2nd in attempts.
  • We’re projecting the Colts’ 2021 pass rate to settle in between where it was in 2018 and 2019-2020. This offense still figures to center on Jonathan Taylor and the run game.
  • Wentz will operate behind a strong offensive line in Indianapolis. The Colts return 4 of 5 starters from a unit that ranked 7th in both Pro Football Focus’ pass-blocking grades and adjusted sack rate last year. The team signed longtime-Chief Eric Fisher to replace the retired Anthony Castonzo at LT -- although Fisher might not be ready until October after tearing his Achilles in January.
  • Better protection is key for Wentz, who ranked 32nd among 35 QBs in PFF passing grade when under pressure last year.
  • The Colts return 7 of their top 8 target-getters from last season, with TE Trey Burton the only notable departure. Wentz will hopefully also get a healthy season from WR Parris Campbell, who made it through just 1 healthy game last year.

Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

Wentz gets a fresh start in Indianapolis this season but also finds some familiarity. He’ll be reuniting with HC Frank Reich, who was Wentz’s OC for his first 2 NFL seasons in 2016 and 2017.

Wentz finished 3rd among QBs in fantasy points per game in that 2017 season and also scored as a QB1 in 2018 and 2019. So the disastrous 2020 season looks more like an outlier.

A likely run-leaning Colts offense figures to cap Wentz’s fantasy upside a bit. But we wouldn’t be at all surprised if he bounces back and at least brings spot-start fantasy value in 2021.


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Surgery on Colts QB Carson Wentz's left foot on Monday was successful, HC Frank Reich said. Doctors did not find any additional damage to the foot. That might put Wentz on the shorter end of his reported 5-12 week timetable for return. He's expected to start rehab in a couple of weeks. We'll continue to keep an eye on him.

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ESPN's Chris Mortensen confirms that Colts QB Carson Wentz (foot) has not been ruled out for Week 1. The short end of the 5-12 week timetable we got for Wentz would put him back on the field about a week before the opener. Mortensen does add, though, that Wentz playing Week 1 is "optimistic." He's set to begin his rehab in 2 weeks, so we should start to get a better idea of his status after that. Fantasy drafters should still be working under the assumption that Wentz will not be available for the start of the season.

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Colts QB Carson Wentz will undergo foot surgery and is expected to be out 5-12 weeks, HC Frank Reich announced Monday. Wentz's injury reportedly dates back to high school, but a broken bone recently came loose and is causing pain. The surgery will remove that piece of bone. The timeline is wide-ranging and would have Wentz back anywhere between early September and late October. That means Wentz has an outside chance to be ready for Week 1 -- or could be out for about half the season. We'll be on the lookout for updates on his surgery and rehab. But at this point, Wentz isn't worth drafting in lineup-setting leagues and should be considered just a QB3 in best ball. His situation also adds risk to Indianapolis' skill-position players, namely RB Jonathan Taylor and WRs Michael Pittman, T.Y. Hilton and Parris Campbell.

Update: Reich added that he expects to have a better idea of Wentz's return date in about 2-3 weeks.

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NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Colts QB Carson Wentz will "try to rest and rehab his foot injury over the next few days" in hopes that will be enough to get him ready for the season opener. "If it doesn't improve, the answer may be surgery," Rapoport adds. We'll see where this goes for Wentz. From this report, it seems we should know by the end of the week whether surgery is coming.

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The Colts are "bracing" for QB Carson Wentz to need surgery on his foot, according to insider Michael Silver. The injury "involves a bone and a ligament" issue, Silver adds. ESPN's Adam Schefter, meanwhile, hears that Wentz's injury is "not expected to be season-ending." So, that's good. It sure sounds like fantasy drafters should be expecting Wentz to miss games to start the season. But we'll update his status when we get a more concrete timeline.

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