Carson Wentz QB / EAGLES (2016 stats)
By Michael Bennett
You can argue that Wentz has had the best offseason to date of any quarterback with the additions the Eagles made to their receiving corps, which should help their second-year passer in Fantasy and reality.
The Birds added free agent receivers Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith, which is a significant upgrade over the weapons Wentz had as a rookie in 2016.
When you factor in Zach Ertz, Jordan Matthews and Darren Sproles, this is one of the better receiving corps in the NFL. Jeffery needs to stay healthy, and Smith needs to show he’s better on the East Coast than the West Coast after a failed stint in San Francisco when he left Baltimore.
But Wentz is definitely better on paper with these additions, and he played well in 2016 when his offensive line was intact, mostly before Lane Johnson’s suspension.
In his first four games, Wentz scored at least 20 Fantasy points in a standard league three times, but he reached that mark just twice in his final 12 outings.
We expect plenty of 20-point performances this season, and Wentz is an excellent quarterback to target with a late-round pick.