Carson Wentz's Back Injury Could Impact His Fantasy Value

Mike Esposito
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Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz has had some pretty bad luck over the past two seasons and it doesn't look like things are going to get much better any time soon.

Wentz, who suffered a vertebral fracture last December that forced him to miss the playoffs, is still on the mend and may not be a full participant when the Eagles start OTAs next month, according to 94 WIP's Eliot Shorr-Parks.

The 26-year-old signal caller has suffered major injuries over the past two seasons, which should be a red flag for his fantasy owners or anyone considering drafting him. However, the potential for an excellent rebound season is still there.

Wentz was an MVP candidate just two seasons ago and he could have another great season if he manages to stay healthy. However, his durability issues can't be ignored as we head into the 2019 fantasy football season. Until he proves otherwise, Wentz should be considered a mid-to-late round backup/flier at best.

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