Philadelphia Eagles: Here’s why fantasy owners should start Carson Wentz
Carson Wentz looks better than ever.
Since going down with his injury, Wentz has endured a long, intense rehabilitation regiment, and it has seemed to make his recovery process shorter than it was originally expected to be.
According to Wentz’ throwing coach, Adam DeDeaux, he is ahead of the curve in terms of recuperation, and DeDaux believes that Wentz is throwing the football better than he was throwing it before his injury.
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"He probably will come back stronger and better than ever. He’s way ahead of everything, in part because he’s such a freak athlete. As he’s gotten healthy, it’s been abundantly clear he’s dedicated himself to the process. He’s even surprised himself at how well the ball is coming out. The metrics the coaches around him are getting, it’s a tighter spin. He’s doing great."
We could see Wentz perform at a higher level than anything we’ve seen last season.
Carson Wentz might not be perfect, but he will get the job done.
Sunday marks Wentz’ first start since 2017, so, of course, we can expect him to be a bit rusty. He may struggle early on. He will miss some reads and make some ill-advised throws. He might even have a rough first half, but he should knock off all of that rust by the second half. Once he gets going, he won’t look back.
Now, don’t expect him to have a Ryan Fitzpatrick or Patrick Mahomes type performance like he did in Week 1 and Week 2. It just won’t happen.
Wentz will do what he needs to, in order to win and to have a successful performance. Expect him to throw two to three touchdowns, and about 200-250 yards. To be honest, an interception or a fumble isn’t out of the question either.
All of that will make for a solid fantasy performance. He’s definitely worth starting, but don’t take anyone else’s word for it. Go ahead and sit him and wait til Week 4. Doing so could result in a loss of some crucial points that you may need later, but it’s, ultimately, your job to decide what’s best for your team.
Just remember that we have seen quarterbacks come back from an injury and go off in their first start back. Does the name Aaron Rodgers sound familiar? If it doesn’t, just go as any Chicago Bears fan.