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Carson Wentz
ADP: N/A
Bye: 14
Experience: 6 Yr(s)
Age: 30.0
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 237
40 Time: 4.77
SPARQx (Rank): 100.60 (84%)
Burst Score (Rank): 112.40 (59%)
Agility Score (Rank): 11.01 (92%)
Throw Velocity (Rank): 57.00 (75%)

Injury PredictorCarson Wentz's Injury Guide

Very High Risk

Chance of Injury in 2022

77%

% chance misses at least 2 quarters

Chance of Injury per Game

8.3%

1- 17√1-% Inj/Season

Projected Games Missed 2022

2.10

Durability

4

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

Injury analysis powered by Draft Sharks Injury Guide, formerly SIP Logo

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 missed the remainder of the preseason.
Sep 19, 2021 NFL Pedal Ankle (high) Sprain Grade 3 Wentz suffered ankle injuries in the Week 2 game vs. the Rams. He was available for the next game
Oct 13, 2022 NFL Hand Finger Fracture Wentz's hand hit the arm of a d-lineman. He played through the injury in Week 6 but was later placed on IR. He was activated on December 12.
Oct 9, 2022 NFL Arm Bicep Strain Grade 2 Wentz played through the injury in Week 6.

Basic StatsCarson Wentz's Preseason Player Analysis

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What You Need to Know:

  • Wentz has been traded in 2 consecutive offseasons. The latest move sent 2022 third-rounder and a conditional 2023 third-rounder that could become a 2nd-rounder if Wentz plays 70% of Washington’s offensive snaps. (That’s likely, barring injury.)
  • That followed the Eagles moving him for a 2021 third-rounder and a conditional pick that became a 1st-rounder in this year’s draft. So although 2 straight teams decided they didn’t want Wentz anymore, 2 others committed significant draft capital to get him.
  • HC Ron Rivera says he believes Wentz will better be able to “sustain” drives and take advantage of the team’s offensive skill players than Taylor Heinicke last year.
  • Wentz rebounded last year in Pro Football Focus passing grade and adjusted completion rate vs. 2020. But he still ranked just 21st and 32nd, respectively, in those categories among 38 qualifying QBs.
  • Heinicke edged Wentz by 1 percentage point in adjusted completion rate last year and matched him at 6.9 yards per pass attempt.
  • In Terry McLaurin, Curtis Samuel and rookie Jahan Dotson, Washington boasts a (likely) starting trio of wideouts that all run sub-4.45 in the 40-yard dash.
  • That could fit particularly well with Wentz, who likes to throw downfield. He has ranked among the top 10 in average depth of target 3 of the past 5 years, including 2 seasons among the top 5. Despite playing with limited WR corps in both Philly and Indy, Wentz has twice ranked among the league’s top 5 in percentage of pass attempts thrown deep (20+ yards downfield).
  • Heinicke ranked 8th in that category last year, without Dotson and with Samuel missing nearly the entire year.
  • Washington retained pass-catching RB J.D. McKissic in free agency, matching the offer he initially agreed to with the Bills.
  • TE Logan Thomas is coming off a Dec. 5 ACL tear, leaving his status to open the season unclear.
  • Wentz ranked 16th in pass attempts, 10th in TD passes, 15th among QBs in rushing yards and 14th in total fantasy points last season.


Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

Wentz remains a decent fantasy QB, even as he proves to be a shaky real-life passer. He topped 200 rushing yards for the 3rd straight season last year and has averaged more than 12 rushing yards per game 4 of the past 5 years. (The other found him coming off a double knee ligament tear.) In Washington, Wentz might just get the best WR corps he’s played with to date. (The 2017 championship Eagles sported Alshon Jeffery, Nelson Agholor and Torrey Smith as the top 3 wideouts.) The Commanders’ speed at the position could work well with Wentz’s strong downfield arm. The biggest factor working in favor of his fantasy outlook, though, is a low ADP. As of this writing, FFPC best-ball drafters are taking Wentz just 25th among QBs. His annual points-per-game finishes, dating back from last year:

18th
22nd
14th
14th
3rd
27th

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Carson Wentz, QB WAS

12:05pm EST 12/12/22

Carson Wentz activated from IR

Commanders QB Carson Wentz (finger) has been activated from IR. We'll see about Washington's plan at QB, but we expect QB Taylor Heinicke to at least start this weekend's game vs. the Giants. He's been up and down over the past 7 games but has led the Commanders to 5 wins. Wentz went 2-4 over the first 6 games of the season. The biggest fantasy impact here is with WR Terry McLaurin, who's been much more productive with Heinicke.

Update: NFL Network's Ian Rapoport confirms that Wentz is returning as Heinicke's backup.

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The Commanders have designated QB Carson Wentz to return to practice. That leaves 3 weeks to decide whether to activate him from IR. Wentz has been out since injuring his throwing hand in the Week 6 win at Chicago. HC Ron Rivera has recently expressed confidence in QB Taylor Heinicke, though, amid a 4-1 stretch with him behind center. Don't bet on Washington going back to Wentz until/unless the team starts losing more (barring injury, of course). Heinicke's arrival has been good for WR Terry McLaurin's target shares, but the team passing numbers are way down from where they were with Wentz: from 248.2 yards per game to 206.2.

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The Commanders have placed QB Carson Wentz on IR for his recovery from finger surgery. That means he’ll miss at least the next 4 games. We already knew Taylor Heinicke would start this week against the Packers. Now the job is likely his for at least the next month. We’ll see whether Heinicke can command time beyond that with his play — or whether rookie QB Sam Howell gets into the mix

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Commanders QB Carson Wentz is expected to miss "roughly" 4-6 weeks with the fractured ring finger on his right hand, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. We'll see if Wentz lands on IR, but he can be dropped from all rosters in 1-QB fantasy leagues. Wentz hasn't been great through 6 weeks, completing 62% of his passes for just 6.4 yards per attempt. He sits 24th among 32 qualifiers in Pro Football Focus' passing grades. Washington will now turn QB Taylor Heinicke, which might just be a lateral move. We'll see if Heinicke can get more out of WR Terry McLaurin, who's seen just 16% of Commanders targets so far. 5th-round rookie QB Sam Howell is also on this roster and might hit the field at some point if Heinicke struggles.

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