Have you already started scouting for your fantasy football team yet? Well, there are a few NFL experts who think selecting Carson Wentz might be the way to go.
There are new faces in the Philadelphia Eagles backfield. There’s one or two stars in the wide receivers meeting room. Depending on how you grade tight ends, you could also argue that the Eagles have the best in the league at the position and still another that looks like he’s going to be good too. There’s a stacked offensive line, and then there’s the guy that will be getting the calls from the sideline, Philly’s QB1 Carson Wentz.
There are a lot of reasons to be excited about this Eagles offense in 2019. If you’re a fantasy football guy or girl, you could, realistically, raid Philly’s offensive cupboard and do some decent numbers. That is, unless you’re looking for that workhorse or stat machine at running back.
Each Eagles back will get their opportunities, but you can expect that traditional Philly committee system. Still, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take one of Philly’s running backs. It’s just all about the league you’re playing in, the other owners, and what’s best for you and your system.
Everyone’s fantasy approach is different. Most take the best players available, within reason. Don’t be surprised if the die-hard ‘Birds’ fan is overlooking talent from the Washington Redskins, Dallas Cowboys or New York Giants. No self-respecting Eagles fan is going to give themselves a reason to cheer for the success of anyone on those rosters.
Still, if you’re looking for a quarterback, and you want to keep it close to home, ’11’ may provide a solid option. ESPN Fantasy Football recently released their 2019 Rankings and Projections, and the ‘Wentz Wagon’ appears to be set up for a few victory laps during the regular season.
Here’s what their expecting from QB1 on the Eagles’ roster:
We’re looking at 4,127 passing yards, 30 touchdowns, 10 interceptions, 206 rushing yards, and a rushing touchdown. That’s good enough to place him at an 11th-place finish among the game’s starting quarterbacks.
Here’s the thing. While most Eagles fans would take a three-to-one touchdown-to-interception ratio, with the weapons we were just talking about and with all Philly’s done to improve the line that will be keeping opposing pass rushers off of him, we may be looking for some even gaudier stats and a possible real-life race for MVP that may include the guy many thought would win that same honor after the 2017-18 season.
Now, if he was able to do something like that, wouldn’t that be something. Are there any doubters that are starting to get a taste for some crow out there?