Philadelphia Eagles’ Carson Wentz labeled as a potential fantasy bust?

BALTIMORE, MD - DECEMBER 18: Quarterback Carson Wentz
BALTIMORE, MD - DECEMBER 18: Quarterback Carson Wentz /

Might Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz be someone fantasy football players steer clear of in 2018? One writer seems to think so.

We’ve heard of the sophomore slump before. Very rarely has that same theory been applied to third-year players, but it does happen. In the case of Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz, any potential slump might be the result of an injury to what may be the most famous ACL and LCL in team history.

Much of the talk surrounding the Eagles this offseason has been dedicated to whether or not ‘Number 11’ is back on the field for the NFL‘s opening night when ‘The Birds’ take on the Atlanta Falcons.

So far, there’s been no real guarantee that Wentz will be on the field for that one. To be truthful, none of us have any idea of when Wentz will be back or how long it will be before he returns to the form that makes him one of the leading candidates for league MVP in 2017.

With that being said, Fantasy Football analyst and writer for CBS Sports, Jamey Eisenberg, recently released his list of 12 potential players who could be busts for fantasy owners. Would you like to take a guess at who made the list?

Here’s some of Eisenberg’s theory on what Wentz brings to the table in 2018. Take a look:

"His No. 1 receiver, Alshon Jeffery (shoulder), could open the season on the PUP list. His No. 2 receiver, Nelson Agholor (lower body), is also banged up, and right now, Wentz is being drafted at No. 58 overall in Round 5 as the No. 6 quarterback off the board. That’s crazy."

All hope is not lost though. He continues with his thought:

"At some point this season, Wentz will start producing like a No. 1 Fantasy quarterback. I’m confident of that, but when, especially if Jeffery is out for the first six weeks? Given how deep (the field of quarterbacks) is this season, draft Wentz as a No. 2 option and let him sit on your bench until he proves to you his knee is back at 100 percent, but drafting him as a top-10 quarterback at his ADP under the current scenario he’s facing is a good way to ruin your Fantasy team."

Fair enough. Now, let’s talk about some real-life application. Though the Eagles have been closed mouth, most agree that, if we didn’t know Wentz had an injury, we could state he looks exactly the same as he looked a season ago.

The target is still Game 1 of the regular season for his return. Let’s hope Philly hits the bulls eye.