By Ben Sullivan
Check out ESPN’s first take of Eagles’ quarterback Carson Wentz’s fantasy potential in 2017:
In Carson Wentz’s rookie year, he completed 62.4 percent of his passes and finished with 213.98 fantasy points.
Last season, under first-year head coach and former NFL quarterback Doug Pederson, the Eagles were sixth in the NFL in pass attempts.
Last season, the Eagles dropped 31 passes, second most in the NFL, with a drop rate of 5.2 percent.
This offseason, the Eagles added Alshon Jeffery (career drop rate of 2.7 percent) and Torrey Smith (4.6 percent) to existing receiver Jordan Matthews and tight end Zach Ertz.
If Wentz improves his fantasy point total by 41 percent, you’re looking at just above 301 fantasy points, which last season would have been QB5.
As of June 22, Wentz is the 17th quarterback being drafted in ESPN standard leagues, going in the 13th round.