• Carson Wentz

  • QB
  • , Indianapolis Colts
  • 29
  • 237 lbs
  • 6' 5"
PtsPaYdsPaTDIntRuYds
19826201615276
Full Season Projection
  • Full Season Projection
  • Dfs Projection
  • $
  • -
  • -
  • $
  • -
  • -
  • $
  • -
  • -
  • Left-scroll
  • middle-scroll
  • Right-scroll
Draft note
by John Paulsen
Wentz is set up for success as he joins a Colts offense that has a stellar offensive line, a great running back, and a decent (if unproven) receiving corps. He’s reuniting with Frank Reich, who was the offensive coordinator for the Eagles in 2017, when Wentz had the best season of his career–33 touchdowns, seven interceptions and 254 yards per game in 13 starts. Wentz averaged 23.0 rushing yards per game that year, and equaled that mark last season, so if he can provide that sort of rushing floor, he’ll definitely be in the streaming conversation. At just 28, Wentz is a little young to be getting his last chance to start, but that’s what this feels like. If Wentz can’t succeed in 2021, then his career is probably derailed for good.

Latest news

Scouting report

by Brandon Niles

IND QB Carson Wentz - 2021 Fantasy Football Outlook

Fantasy Upside

Carson Wentz lost his job to Jalen Hurts last year and now re-unites with former offensive coordinator Frank Reich in Indianapolis. Wentz was awful last season, throwing 16 touchdowns and 15 interceptions in 12 games. However, fantasy owners should be careful completely disregarding Wentz. His career averages per game are 247.2 yards, 1.67 touchdowns and 0.73 interceptions. That equates to QB2 numbers if he doesn’t get any better. True, last year was a disaster, but it’s worth noting he had a pretty awful supporting cast. This year, he gets to go back to life with Reich – who was the offensive coordinator during Wentz’s fantastic 2017 season – and will get a very good offensive line and several solid targets to work with. The Colts don’t exactly rival the Buccaneers with pass-catchers, but T.Y. Hilton can still play, and Michael Pittman Jr. has at least as much promise as Jalen Reagor.

Fantasy Downside

Wentz was bad enough last year, he might just be done. He looks timid in the pocket and like he doesn’t trust himself anymore. He also has struggled to stay healthy at certain points in his career and doesn’t seem to know how to protect himself in the pocket or when he scrambles out of it. That leads to big hits. Wentz shouldn’t deal with too much controversy on the depth chart and should have a reasonably long leash, but it’s not completely out of the question that we’ll see last year’s fourth-round pick Jacob Eason get a chance if Wentz struggles enough.

2021 Bottom Line

Wentz is a nice risk-reward option as a QB2. He’s available in the late-12th round of redraft leagues right now and has a wide range of outcomes that includes QB1 potential. Wentz has value as a backup to a stud picked early on, or a tandem pick to a late-round gamble. He has a high floor while healthy and starting given the offense he’s in and his affordability makes him attractive for bargain-shoppers.

2021 Strength of Schedule - IND

W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
29
SEA
1
LAR
30
@TEN
11
@MIA
14
@BAL
24
HOU
4
@SF
30
TEN
27
NYJ
28
JAX
17
@BUF
16
TB
24
@HOU
BYE2
NE
23
@ARI
20
LV

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

Game Stats

WkOppCompAttPaYdsPaTDIntYPAYPRRuAttYdsTDFumYPCPtsSnaps%
1@WAS2442270226.4311.2512012.0013.068/68100.0%
2LAR2643242025.639.3127103.5012.471/71100.0%
3CIN2947225124.797.76965107.2221.591/91100.0%
4@SF1828193116.8910.72737105.2921.462/62100.0%
5@PIT2035258227.3712.90411002.7517.459/59100.0%
6BAL2140213205.3210.14549119.8029.472/72100.0%
7NYG2543359218.3514.36714102.0027.881/81100.0%
8DAL1527123224.568.20417024.258.663/63100.0%
9BYE---------------
10@NYG2137208005.629.9024002.008.767/67100.0%
11@CLE2135235226.7111.19310003.3314.468/68100.0%
12SEA2545215214.788.60542008.4018.870/7198.6%
13@GB61579005.2713.17318006.005.036/6258.1%
14NO000000.000.0000000.000.00/690.0%
15@ARI000000.000.0000000.000.00/830.0%
16@DAL000000.000.0000000.000.00/730.0%
17WAS---------------
Per game20.9236.42218.331.331.256.0010.444.3323.000.420.335.3116.5367.33/69.5896.39%
Totals251437262016156.0010.4452276545.31198.4808/106096.39%
'