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Carson Wentz is Being Disrespected by 2020 Projected Passing Total

Max Staley
Carson Wentz's projected passing yards total is surprisingly low.
Carson Wentz's projected passing yards total is surprisingly low. / Steven Ryan/Getty Images
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Statistically speaking, Carson Wentz's 2019 campaign wasn't all that impressive. When put into context, though, his 4,039 passing yards start to look much better. He led the Philadelphia Eagles to a 9-7 record and a playoff berth, despite his receiving corps dealing with a litany of injuries.

And yet, FanDuel Sportsbook has set Wentz's passing yards over/under at 3,849.5 yards, which feels a little disrespectful to the Eagles' signal-caller.

Right off the bat, it should be noted that this bet will be voided if Wentz doesn't play a full 16-game season. That means the injury concerns that have plagued him throughout his career won't be an issue for this bet.

And even last season, when his receiving corps was decimated by injury, Wentz still managed to break 4,000 passing yards. In fact, Wentz's per 16-game average for his career would put him at an average of 4,055 passing yards per year.

It also looks like the Eagles will be drafting a wide receiver in the first round, so Wentz should have some more help on the way.

While these odds could certainly continue to shift as the offseason progresses, the current projection feels a little disrespectful to the Philadelphia's franchise quarterback.


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Max Staley is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Max Staley also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username mstaley1212. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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