Pro Football Focus is predicting a solid season from Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz in 2019.
The year is 2019, and many around the NFL aren’t sure what to make of Philadelphia Eagles quarterback, Carson Wentz. During his rookie season in 2016, Wentz got off to a red-hot start as he was thrown into the fire a week before the season had begun. Eventually, Wentz cooled off though and hit a rookie wall. He would finish off the year with a mediocre stat line, but the Eagles were optimistic about the future, considering his early-season flashes.
Year two was nothing short of remarkable for Wentz. He didn’t get to finish the season due to an ACL tear, which he suffered late in the season — but before going down, Wentz was at the top of his game. He looked like the QB who got off to a hot start during his rookie season but would continue the streak all the way until his unfortunate injury put him out. At the time, Wentz was leading the league in touchdowns and was arguably the league’s most valuable player.
Last year, Wentz was solid, but he was unable to play to the best of his ability. He threw for 21 touchdowns and seven interceptions during the eleven games he played. Once again though, the Eagles were forced to shut Wentz down for the rest of the season.
In 2018 he was good, but not great. Now, 2019 is here, and everybody is debating on what to expect. Some believe Wentz is overrated, and won’t flash that 2017 form ever again. Others think he’s the real deal and an MVP season is brewing.
Pro Football Focus is on the side of the latter. While they aren’t predicting a Patrick Mahomes-like effort, they are on board with believing Wentz can deliver a solid season for the Eagles, and fantasy teams as well. After going over the schedules for the 2019 season, it looks like Wentz and the Eagles have a favorable lineup when it comes to their opposing defenses. Therefore, PFF predicts a decent stat line from Wentz next season.
The stats with an explanation:
“Wentz has shown the ability to put up big-time fantasy points, as he ranked second at the position in fantasy scoring in 2017 before his season-ending ACL tear. Of course, injuries are a very real concern with Wentz, but his schedule makes him appealing as a back-end QB1 this year. The Eagles has a tasty stretch of matchups at the end of the season from Weeks 12-15 with the Seahawks, Dolphins, Giants, and Redskins on the docket. Of course, they also have to face Dallas in the fantasy playoffs in Week 16.”
For the 2019 season, Pro Football Focus predicts roughly 27 touchdowns to 12 interceptions from Carson Wentz. In terms of strictly passing yards, they put down 4,162 yards. While his interception totals are predicted to be the highest since his rookie season, his touchdown projections take a nice jump from last year’s 21 tosses. Also, if Wentz does exceed 4,000 yards in passing, he would be posting his career-high in passing yards for the 2019 season.