Carson Wentz: 2020 Dynasty Profile

PAST PRODUCTION

 Year   Games    Completion %    Yards    TDs    INTs   Fantasy Finish   Fantasy PPG   PPG Rank 
 2016    16  62.4  3,782  16  14  QB24  13.0  29th
 2017  13  60.2  3,296  33  7  QB6  21.1  3rd
 2018  11  69.6  3,074  21  7  QB23  17.3  16th
 2019  16  63.6  4,039  27  7  QB10  17.0  15th

As you can see, Carson Wentz has been an excellent real-life quarterback after his rookie year, throwing at least three times as many touchdowns as interceptions each season. In 2017, Wentz had an MVP-type season for the 13 games he played, dominating the NFL and leading the Eagles to an 11-2 record in his starts. Unfortunately, Wentz tore his ACL near the end of 2017, causing him to miss the Eagles’ Super Bowl run.

Then, in 2018, Wentz continued to struggle with injuries. He missed the first two games due to his ACL recovery and the final three with a back fracture. However, when healthy, he recorded the best completion percentage of his career, playing well even with few viable receiving weapons. Outside of Zach Ertz, all the Eagles’ receiving threats missed significant time in 2018, leaving Wentz short-handed. Also, Wentz had almost no mobility in 2018, with only 93 yards on the ground.

However, in 2019, Wentz put everything together. He played all 16 games for the first time since his rookie year, and he set a career-high in passing yards. Wentz returned to producing as a runner, taking 62 carries for 243 yards and a touchdown. Most impressively, Wentz had a stellar season despite having even worse weapons than he had in 2018. Alshon Jeffery and DeSean Jackson missed significant time, and no Eagles’ wide receiver recorded more than 490 yards. Wentz used Ertz and second-year tight end Dallas Goedert very effectively, and he also leaned on running backs Miles Sanders and Boston Scott in the passing game.

2020 OUTLOOK

Going into 2020, the Eagles invested in the receiver position, drafting Jalen Reagor in the first round. They also traded for Marquise Goodwin and selected John Hightower and Quez Watkins later in the 2020 NFL Draft. Even though Jeffery won’t return in time for the season, Jackson is fully healthy, giving the Eagles actual depth at wide receiver. Wentz also still has Ertz, Goedert, Sanders, and Scott, four proven, short-range receiving weapons. Therefore, I rank Wentz as my QB11 for 2020, between Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees.

DYNASTY ANALYSIS

In dynasty leagues, I see Wentz as a stable, high-end quarterback. The Eagles recently committed to Wentz with a massive contract extension. The contract essentially ties him to the Eagles through 2022 based on the corresponding dead cap hits, so any dynasty owner can expect a minimum of three more years for Wentz in his current situation. 

Even though the Eagles drafted quarterback Jalen Hurts in the second round, he represents no challenge to Wentz’s starting job. Considering that Hurts only costs $6 million over his four-year rookie contract, it makes sense to invest in a promising backup quarterback if Wentz gets injured or contracts COVID-19. 

Given that Wentz only turns 28 years old in December, he is young for a quarterback. Therefore, Wentz is one of the best dynasty quarterback assets on the market, coming in as my QB7 in dynasty superflex formats. I would be happy to spend a second-round startup pick on Wentz in a superflex league, but he doesn’t cost that much in existing leagues. He’s probably my favorite buy candidate in dynasty superflex formats.

Thanks for reading this article. You can find me on Twitter at @DFF_Karp. I love to interact with anyone in the community, so reach out at any time! I take fantasy questions and help with all formats, so keep sending those questions my way.

jkarp

Columbia SPS Sports Management graduate. Director of content, writer, and ranker for @DFF_Redraft and writer for @DFF_Dynasty. #DFFArmy #FantasyFootball You can find me on Twitter @DFF_Karp.

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