Carson Wentz Fantasy Outlook Suggests He's Overvalued in 2020

Max Staley
Carson Wentz fantasy outlook does not make him a strong value.
Carson Wentz fantasy outlook does not make him a strong value. / Pool/Getty Images

Carson Wentz is a really good player. He singlehandedly carried the Philadelphia Eagles to a 9-7 record and a postseason berth in 2019. Despite playing with little to no talent around him, Wentz even finished as the QB10 last season.

However, there's a real possibility his supporting cast has gotten even worse than it was in 2019, making Wentz a difficult player to get excited about.

Carson Wentz Fantasy Football Outlook

Wentz is coming off the board with an average draft position (ADP) of QB12. He's a fine target at that range, though it's probably a bit too high.

He looked like an interesting value because he managed to throw for 4,000-plus yards and 27 touchdowns despite getting next-to-nothing from his offense. In fact, no Eagles wide receiver reached even 500 receiving yards last year. It looked like Wentz had nowhere to go but up, since things couldn't possibly get worse than they did last year.

Unfortunately, things got worse.

Wentz benefitted significantly from playing behind the league's third-best pass-blocking offensive line, according to Pro Football Focus. But PFF's No. 1 overall guard in 2019, Brandon Brooks, is now out for the year, as is emerging young tackle, Andre Dillard. This unit is going to be much worse than last year.

The Eagles took electric wide receiver Jalen Reagor with their first-pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, but he's already set to miss the first chunk of the season. Alshon Jeffrey and DeSean Jackson are back, but those two are as injury prone as it gets. If they miss time again, this offense will be in trouble.

Wentz is still a great real-life asset, but he could struggle to return QB1 value in 2020. Fantasy managers are better off taking a gamble on some better high-upside values this season.

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