Philadelphia Eagles: 5 Fantasy options that could help win your league
5. Carson Wentz, quarterback
The former second-overall pick has a new receiving corps and is sure to continue building his chemistry with Zach Ertz. The team made it clear over the off-season that Wentz is their future. Adding Jeffrey and Smith provides him with two receivers who have seen NFL success. Hopefully, their presence will lead to mismatches for Jordan Matthews.
Agholor was a hot topic during OTAs as he’s moved from the outside to the slot. Reports were Agholor’s been excellent and showed great hands. and stole the show. Three or four exceptional targets at receiver will benefit Wentz tremendously in the West-Coast Offense. Jeffrey’s playmaking ability will provide an automatic red-zone target that will produce. Wentz should continue to accrue experience and familiarity. Its hard imagine anything other than an increased output with better talent around him.
Inside the numbers:
Currently, Wentz’s ADP (average draft position) has been around QB17. Last year, Jameis Winston finished as QB16 and was on countless championship teams. The quarterback position has never been deeper for fantasy football players. How you draft can make all of the difference in the world. Selecting Aaron Rodgers early may sound like a good idea, but running backs and receivers go quickly.
Russell Wilson rounded out the top-10 for quarterbacks in 2016 with 270 points. Winston, at 16, scored 256. That’s only a 14-point difference. According to ESPN, Wilson’s ADP currently sits at QB6 in 2017. Winston sits at QB12. Instead of taking Wilson, guys like Stefon Diggs, Terrelle Pryor, Tyler Eifert, or Blount are normally available. Wentz is a guy that will be available later in drafts. That allows fans to stock up at key positions. Drafting Wentz, could provide a safe assurance with a low ceiling. Especially when he has Jeffrey, Ertz, and Matthews to throw the ball to.