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Carson Wentz Fantasy Outlook Plummets Following Jalen Hurts News

Isaiah De Los Santos
Carson Wentz's fantasy outlook will plummet if Jalen Hurts becomes the new Philadelphia Eagles starting QB.
Carson Wentz's fantasy outlook will plummet if Jalen Hurts becomes the new Philadelphia Eagles starting QB. / Mitchell Leff/Getty Images
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After previously doubling down on Carson Wentz as the starting quarterback of the Philadelphia Eagles, head coach Doug Pederson appears to be on the verge of handing the reigns over to rookie Jalen Hurts. A possible demotion would tank Wentz's fantasy value.

Hurts has been primarily featured for the Eagles in the run game, totaling 12 rushes this season versus just 2 passing attempts, but the rookie appears in line for an extended look on Monday night against the Seattle Seahawks.

Carson Wentz Fantasy Outlook

It's never a great sign when a veteran QB is in jeopardy of losing his starting gig to the team's new young quarterback. But Wentz has failed to show the Eagles why he's worth trusting over the rookie. He is averaging just 22.0 completions and 232.6 yards per game. To make matters worse, he has thrown the same amount of touchdowns (14) and interceptions (14) this season, leading the league in INTs (the next highest mark is only 11).

Wentz has been a sometimes great fantasy producer this season, averaging 17.5 fantasy points (PPR) this season. His highs have been enough to entice fantasy managers, with four outings of at least 21.5 fantasy points, but the lows have been abundant in recent weeks. Wentz is averaging just 10.48 fantasy points per game over his last three contests.

Any fantasy manager with Wentz on the roster should be wary of his fantasy outlook going forward. The vet would've had a great matchup on Monday against a Seahawks defense that is allowing the second-most fantasy points to QBs this season (24.45), but with he and Hurts expected to split snaps, neither can be relied on as a fantasy option this week.


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