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Taylor Heinicke
ADP: 103.9
Bye: 14
Experience: 5 Yr(s)
Age: 30.0
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 210
40 Time: 4.67
SPARQx (Rank): 103.60 (88%)
Burst Score (Rank): 122.80 (89%)
Agility Score (Rank): 11.17 (81%)

Injury PredictorTaylor Heinicke's Injury Guide

Medium Risk

Chance of Injury in 2023


% chance misses at least 2 quarters

Chance of Injury per Game


1- 17√1-% Inj/Season

Projected Games Missed 2023




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

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Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Jul 19, 2016 Non-NFL Pedal Ankle Fracture Heinicke tore his left ankle in mid-July 2016.
Aug 31, 2017 NFL Head Cranial Concussion Grade 2 Heinicke suffered a concussion in the preseason finale against the Miami Dolphins and was placed on IR
Dec 23, 2018 NFL Arm Elbow Sprain Heinicke suffered a left elbow injury during Carolina's Week 16 loss to the Falcons. He was placed on IR
Jan 9, 2021 NFL Shoulder A/C Joint Sprain Heinicke suffered an AC joint sprain during the wild-card loss to the Buccaneers. Nothing was too serious as he was able to finish the game
Dec 12, 2021 NFL Knee Strain Grade 1 Heinicke suffered a knee injury during Week 14's contest against the Cowboys.

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Carson Wentz, QB UNS

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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Commanders QB Carson Wentz suffered a fractured finger on his throwing hand in Thursday night's win over the Bears, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Wentz will visit a hand specialist to determine next steps. "His availability moving forward is up in the air," Rapoport adds. QB Taylor Heinicke is listed as Washington's backup, but 5th-round rookie QB Sam Howell is also waiting in the wings.

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