Carson Wentz

QB, Washington Commanders

Height 6'5" Weight 237
DOB 1992-12-30 Age 29.8
College North Dakota State

2022 Fantasy Rankings

QB # 26 (Tier 5)

Position Rankings

RankNameByeAgeADP1PPG2Comment
Tier 5
24Daniel Jones, NYG925.517.8
25Baker Mayfield, CAR1327.616.1
26Carson Wentz, WAS1429.818.0
27Davis Mills, HOU624.114.7
Tier 6
28Mitchell Trubisky, PIT928.31.6
1 Fantasy Football Calculator (12-team PPR)
2 2021 season, PPR scoring

Fantasy News Last 90 Days

  • Carson Wentz Designated To Return From IR

    The Washington Commanders designated quarterback Carson Wentz (finger) to return from Injured Reserve on Wednesday. It opens up the team's 21-day window to officially activate Wentz from Injured Reserve, and he will return to practice this week with the team. Once the 29-year-old is deemed ready to come off IR, he will return to a backup role behind Taylor Heinicke, who has been solid since Wentz injured his right ring finger. There's still a chance that Wentz regains the starting role later this season if Heinicke struggles, but Wentz has no business being rostered in single-QB leagues right now. There's a chance that Wentz is activated before Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 12. Sam Howell has been serving as Heinicke's backup with Wentz injured.

    Nov 23 · Source via Commanders Carson Wentz
  • Latest On Commanders' Plans At Quarterback

    Carson Wentz is just about ready to return to practice, but for the time being, the Commanders will be rolling with Taylor Heinicke at quarterback. Ron Rivera told reporters that Heinicke will start this Sunday against the Texans, per Nicki Jhabvala of the Washington Post (on Twitter). Rivera doesn’t seem to be committing to Heinicke […]

    Nov 16 · Pro Football Rumors Commanders Taylor Heinicke Carson Wentz
  • Carson Wentz Not Cleared By Medical Staff

    Washington Commanders quarterback Carson Wentz (finger) has not been cleared by the medical staff yet, according to head coach Ron Rivera. The 29-year-old is eligible to return after spending four weeks on the injured reserve. However, the team is in a tough spot with Taylor Heinicke leading them to three wins in their last four games. The expectation is the team will give another update on Wentz this week. It doesn't sound like the team is in any rush to get Wentz back on the field.

    Nov 15 · Source via Commanders Carson Wentz
  • Commanders Not Letting Trade Compensation Affect Decision on Carson Wentz

    Washington Commanders quarterback Carson Wentz (fingers) joined the team via trade from the Indianapolis Colts. As part of the deal, there is a clause that if the 29-year-old plays on 70% or more of the offensive snaps, the compensation changes from a third-round pick to a second-round pick. He was playing 100% of the snaps until the injury occurred against the Bears in Week 6. However, the Commanders find themselves in a scenario where, if he misses five more games, he'll fall short of that mark, reducing the pick they are required to give up. While head coach Ron Rivera insists this is not affecting their decision, Wentz is already slotted to miss three more games due to injury, so it will be interesting to see how the organization handles the situation moving forward.

    Oct 26 · Source via Commanders Carson Wentz
  • Carson Wentz Going On Injured Reserve

    The Washington Commanders are placing quarterback Carson Wentz (finger) on Injured Reserve on Saturday with a broken ring finger on his right hand, according to a source. It means that he'll miss at least the next four games. The hope is that Wentz can play upon being eligible to return, but he will miss the revenge game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Wentz needed surgery to fix his broken finger. In the meantime, Taylor Heinicke will take over under center for the Commanders and will be an option as a low-end QB2 for fantasy managers in superflex leagues. Wentz isn't a must-stash in two-QB leagues. In his first six games in D.C., he threw for 1,489 yards on 232 attempts with 10 touchdowns and six interceptions.

    Oct 22 · Source via Commanders Carson Wentz
  • Carson Wentz Receives Four Week Timeline Post-Surgery

    Washington Commanders quarterback Carson Wentz (finger) suffered the injury during their game against the Bears on Thursday. The initial estimate was four to six weeks, however, following his surgery, there is optimism it could be on the shorter side of that timeline. The newest report is that the doctor who performed the surgery told the 29-year-old to expect a four-week recovery. It remains to be seen whether the team will elect to place him on the injured reserve list, but the Commanders will need to turn to either Taylor Heinicke or Sam Howell in his absence. Either player would be a slight downgrade for the offense, although the rookie does possess unknown upside. Both are potential adds in a superflex league, but not in a single-quarterback format.

    Oct 18 · Source via Commanders Carson Wentz
  • Carson Wentz Could Miss 4-6 Weeks

    Washington Commanders quarterback Carson Wentz is facing a 4-6 week recovery timeline and could be placed on injured reserve with a fractured ring finger. Wentz was already dealing with a few injuries and suffered the finger injury in the win against the Chicago Bears. Pass-catchers Terry McLaurin, Curtis Samuel, and Jahan Dotson could take a hit with Taylor Heinicke slated to start for Washington once again. Heinicke has proven to be able to support one fantasy-relevant wideout, but he's unlikely to support more than one. However, he's now a top waiver add in superflex or two-quarterback fantasy leagues, simply because he's now a starter.

    Oct 17 · Source via Commanders Carson Wentz
  • Carson Wentz Doubtful For Week 7

    Washington Commanders quarterback Carson Wentz (finger) status is in doubt after suffering an injury during Thursday's game against the Chicago Bears. The 29-year-old suffered a fractured finger while throwing during Thursday's victory. It sounds like Wentz is going to visit a specialist, but it seems unlikely that he'd be ready for Week 7. Taylor Heinicke would be in line to start, assuming Wentz is unable to play. Heinicke does have NFL experience, but wouldn't be a recommended streaming option against the Green Bay Packers defense next week.

    Oct 16 · Source via Commanders Carson Wentz
  • Carson Wentz Diagnosed With A Fractured Finger

    Washington Commanders quarterback Carson Wentz (finger) suffered a fractured finger on this throwing hand during Thursday's win over the Chicago Bears. As a result, he will travel to Los Angeles to visit a specialist to determine the next course of action. The 29-year-old has passed for 1,489 yards and 10 touchdowns this season. However, he also has 10 interceptions while completing only 62.1% of his tosses. Nonetheless, with Wentz's availability up in the air moving ahead, Taylor Heinicke may be under center for the foreseeable future.

    Oct 15 · Source via Commanders Carson Wentz
  • Carson Wentz Throws For Less Than 100 Yards

    Washington Commanders quarterback Carson Wentz completed 12-of-22 passes for 99 yards in Thursday's win against the Chicago Bears. The seventh-year vet came into this game with an injury to his throwing shoulder, and the stat line shows that. Wentz was struggling to hit receivers and his sole highlight of the game was when he laid down a strong block on Bears linebacker Roquan Smith. To be fair, the 29-year-old would've had a better statistical performance if wide receiver Curtis Samuel hadn't dropped a wide-open 40-yard touchdown. Outside of that, though, Wentz did not look good on the day. We'll see if he can improve for a Week 7 matchup against the Green Bay Packers, but that's looking unlikely at the moment.

    Oct 14 · Source via Commanders Carson Wentz
  • Carson Wentz Battling Biceps Tendon Strain

    Washington Commanders quarterback Carson Wentz (biceps) will play on Thursday night against the Chicago Bears in Week 6, but he'll be playing through a biceps tendon strain near his throwing shoulder that raised questions about his availability on a short week, according to sources. He is sore and not 100 percent, but he looked good throwing the ball in walkthrough practices this week. Wentz will have 10 days to rest and heal up before the Week 7 game against the Green Bay Packers. The 29-year-old suffered the injury in last week's loss to the Tennessee Titans, but he still threw for a season-high 359 yards and two touchdowns. He'll be without Jahan Dotson and Logan Thomas on Thursday because of injuries, and Wentz will be in play as a midrange QB2 for fantasy managers.

    Oct 13 · Source via Commanders Carson Wentz
  • Carson Wentz Will Be Active Thursday Night

    Washington Commanders quarterback Carson Wentz (shoulder) will be active for the Thursday night game against the Chicago Bears this week, according to the team. Wentz was taken off the final injury report for Week 6 on Wednesday and will make the start on Thursday. He'll once again be without rookie receiver Jahan Dotson (hamstring) and tight end Logan Thomas (calf), though, which puts a damper on his QB2 status. However, he was still able to throw for a season-high 359 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in the Week 5 loss to the Tennessee Titans. The Bears are also a pretty favorable matchup for quarterbacks, so the 29-year-old should be viewed as a solid QB2 option this week.

    Oct 12 · Source via Commanders Carson Wentz
  • Carson Wentz Limited Again Tuesday

    Washington Commanders quarterback Carson Wentz (shoulder) was listed as a limited practice participant for the second straight day on Tuesday in the team's walkthrough. Wentz is dealing with a right shoulder injury, but it doesn't appear to be serious enough to keep him from playing on a short week on Thursday night against the Chicago Bears. Fantasy managers would like to see him put in a full practice on Wednesday. He threw for a season-high 359 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in the Week 5 loss to the Tennessee Titans without receiver Jahan Dotson (hamstring) and tight end Logan Thomas (calf). Wentz could be without both players again in Week 6, where he'll be a solid QB2 option in superflex leagues if he's active.

    Oct 11 · Source via Commanders Carson Wentz
  • Carson Wentz On The Week 6 Injury Report

    Washington Commanders quarterback Carson Wentz (shoulder) has popped up on the injury report for Week 6 and was listed as a limited participant on Monday's estimated practice report. Wide receiver Dyami Brown (groin) and tight end Logan Thomas (calf) were also listed as limited Monday. Wentz is dealing with a right shoulder injury. Fantasy managers should monitor his practice status the next two days, but it's unlikely that he'll be forced to sit on Thursday night against the Chicago Bears. The 29-year-old signal-caller went 25-for-38 for a season-high 359 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's loss to the Tennessee Titans, and he'll continue to be a low-end QB2 for those in superflex leagues if he's active against the Bears.

    Oct 10 · Source via Commanders Carson Wentz
  • Carson Wentz Throws Costly Interception In Week 5 Loss

    Washington Commanders quarterback Carson Wentz completed 25-of-38 passes for 359 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in Sunday's loss to the Tennessee Titans. The 29-year-old was able to fill the stat sheet better than he has in recent weeks, but that doesn't tell the full story. While he was pushing the ball downfield, Wentz consistently made mistakes and questionable decisions during this game. No mistake was bigger than his game-sealing interception when the Commanders had a chance to win on Tennessee's goal line. Fantasy-wise, the seventh-year pro had a solid scoring output. However, managers have to wonder if the Commanders will let the Wentz experience ride out for the entirety of this season.

    Oct 10 · Source via Commanders Carson Wentz
  • Carson Wentz Looks Poised To Improve On Poor Performances

    Washington Commanders quarterback Carson Wentz has been looking rough. After a couple of tough outings where he floundered against two top-10 defenses, the 29-year-old could be in line to take advantage of a more favorable matchup. In Week 5, the Commanders will be taking on the Tennessee Titans, a team that possesses a bottom-five pass defense. This Washington offense revolves heavily on their ability to pass the ball downfield, and this matchup could spell good things to come for them statistically. If managers are in need of a streamer at quarterback, Wentz could be a solid mid-tier option this week.

    Oct 7 · Source via Commanders Carson Wentz
  • Carson Wentz Struggles Again In Week 4

    Washington Commanders quarterback Carson Wentz went 25-of-42 on pass attempts for 179 yards and one touchdown along with two interceptions in Sunday's loss to the Dallas Cowboys. Along with the rest of this offense, Wentz just couldn't get anything going against a strong Dallas defense. After starting the season hot, the 29-year-old has lost in embarrassing fashion in two straight weeks to division rivals. The blame can't all be on the seventh-year veteran, though. The offensive line has been inept, and the defense hasn't been doing the team many favors either. Wentz doesn't look good, but he has a chance to piece together a better performance against the Tennessee Titans in Week 5.

    Oct 3 · Source via Commanders Carson Wentz
  • Carson Wentz Could Be In For Another Disappointing Performance

    Washington Commanders quarterback Carson Wentz was a massive disappointment last week and he could be issuing a repeat performance in Week 4. Washington is facing off against a Dallas Cowboys defense that ranks fourth in passing yards allowed per game and has allowed an average of 13.56 fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks through three weeks. Also, Dallas is the only team ahead of the Philadelphia Eagles in sacks so far this season. So, the 29-year-old should be experiencing similar pressure to what he saw in Week 3. Overall, this matchup does not look favorable for Wentz. He should only be considered a desperation start or a mid-level QB2 in Week 4.

    Sep 30 · Source via Commanders Carson Wentz
  • Commanders Committed To Carson Wentz As Starting QB

    For the Commanders, attempting to find a long-term franchise quarterback over the past several years has been akin to pulling teeth. They made another noteworthy move this offseason to address the issue, but the team’s top acquisition is already the subject of questions regarding his No. 1 status.  After struggling mightily during Sunday’s game against […]

    Sep 27 · Pro Football Rumors Commanders Carson Wentz
  • Carson Wentz Miserable In Week 3

    Washington Commanders quarterback Carson Wentz went 25-for-43 on pass attempts for 211 yards with no touchdowns and a lost fumble in Sunday's loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. The 29-year-old was also the victim of nine sacks and 17 quarterback hits in a game that the Commanders would like to forget. For the second week in a row, this Wentz-led offense was unable to put up a single point in the first half. This was a concerning performance for the former Colt, but it's not like fans haven't seen this before. With Wentz, you get incredible highs and devastating lows. Washington should have an easier matchup against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 4, but it remains to be seen which version of Wentz will show up. For now, consider him a decent streaming option.

    Sep 25 · Source via Commanders Carson Wentz
  • Carson Wentz Returns To Earth In Week 3?

    Washington Commanders quarterback Carson Wentz has been on fire through the first two weeks of the season. The seventh-year vet is tied for first in the NFL for passing touchdowns and second for passing yards. This surprising pace has him ranked as the QB4 just two weeks into the season. However, there is the possibility that his production will be regressing a bit this week. The Commanders are going up against a Philadelphia Eagles team that has the ability to be great on defense. In Week 2, the Eagles shut down the Minnesota Vikings' receivers while forcing quarterback Kirk Cousins into three interceptions. With a well-known history of making errant throws, Week 3 has the possibility of being a letdown for fantasy managers starting Wentz.

    Sep 23 · Source via Commanders Carson Wentz
  • Carson Wentz Productive In Week 2 Loss

    Washington Commanders quarterback Carson Wentz went 30-for-46 for 337 yards, three touchdowns, and an interception in Sunday's loss to the Detroit Lions. The seven-year veteran started off the game on a sluggish pace as the Washington offense failed to put up a single point in the first half. However, in the second half, the 29-year-old led four scoring drives in a comeback attempt that ultimately fell short. In his first two weeks with the Commanders, the former Colt has thrown for over 300 yards in both appearances while also throwing a combined seven touchdowns. Based on these first two performances, Wentz can now be considered a solid starter for fantasy managers looking for a quarterback.

    Sep 18 · Source via Commanders Carson Wentz
  • Quarterback Stats

    SeasonTeamGFPtsFP/GSnpSnp%MS%Opp/GPaCmpPaAttCmpPctPaYdPaTDPaINTSackedRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    2016PHI16266.116.6112599.557.840.937960762.43782161433461503.2623
    2017PHI13319.224.687993.953.838.826544060.2329633728642944.5903
    2018PHI11240.021.8724100.060.239.627940169.630742173034932.7406
    2019PHI16333.320.8116998.756.541.838860763.940392777622433.9217
    2020PHI12237.319.880896.858.740.825143857.32616161549522755.2954
    2021IND17306.718.0109298.051.433.732251662.4356327740572153.7715
    2022WAS6116.419.4422100.059.541.814423262.114891061319794.1601

    2022

    WkVsScoreFPtsSnpSnp%MS%OppPaCmpPaAttCmpPctPaYdPaTDPaINTSackedRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    1JACW 28-2230.977100.061.047274165.93134206122.0000
    2@DETL 27-3630.274100.064.948304665.233731522311.5000
    3PHIL 8-2412.877100.059.746254358.12110003227.3301
    4@DALL 10-2511.074100.058.143254259.5170122155.0000
    5TENL 17-2126.563100.068.343253865.83592135153.0000
    6@CHIW 12-75.257100.042.124122254.599003221.0000

    2021

    WkVsScoreFPtsSnpSnp%MS%OppPaCmpPaAttCmpPctPaYdPaTDPaINTSackedRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    1SEAL 16-2822.976100.055.342253865.82512044235.7501
    2LARL 24-2719.16292.553.736203164.52471135377.4000
    3@TENL 16-259.761100.060.737193751.419400300-00
    4@MIAW 27-1720.271100.052.137243275.0228203581.6000
    5@BALL 25-3128.669100.053.637253571.4402203252.5001
    6HOUW 31-319.348100.045.822112055.0223202210.5000
    7@SFW 30-1823.868100.044.130172665.41502014235.7511
    8TENL 31-3422.780100.067.554275152.92313223113.6700
    9NYJW 45-3026.962100.054.834223073.32723014133.2500
    10JACW 23-178.964100.059.438223464.71800014-1-0.2500
    11@BUFW 41-1511.16289.931.922112055.01061012189.0000
    12TBL 31-3827.469100.068.147274461.43063233217.0001
    13@HOUW 31-012.76286.134.725162272.7158102382.6700
    15NEW 27-177.652100.038.52051241.7571118172.1300
    16@ARIW 22-1619.770100.042.930182864.3225203242.0000
    17LVL 20-2312.459100.050.830162759.31481013103.3300
    18@JACL 11-2614.057100.056.132172958.61851163175.6701

    Touchdown Distances
    Passing: 10, 11, 8, 3, 11, 76, 42, 51, 28, 11, 28, 2, 7, 5, 1, 11, 2, 23, 62, 15, 4, 2, 8, 1, 14, 45, 12
    Rushing: 1

    2020

    WkVsScoreFPtsSnpSnp%MS%OppPaCmpPaAttCmpPctPaYdPaTDPaINTSackedRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    1@WASL 17-2719.768100.063.243244257.1270228122.0001
    2LARL 19-3716.871100.063.445264360.5242020273.5010
    3CINT 23-2325.891100.061.556294761.72251239657.2210
    4@SFW 25-2022.462100.056.535182864.31931137375.2910
    5@PITL 29-3820.059100.066.139203557.12582254112.7500
    6BALL 28-3029.672100.062.545214052.52132065499.8011
    7NYGW 22-2132.481100.061.750254358.13592137142.0010
    8DALW 23-913.963100.049.231152755.61232244174.2502
    10@NYGL 17-2710.567100.059.740213855.3204002231.5000
    11@CLEL 17-2218.868100.055.938213560.02352253103.3300
    12SEAL 17-2322.07098.670.450254555.62152165428.4000
    13@GBL 16-305.83658.129.01861540.0790043186.0000

    Touchdown Distances
    Passing: 5, 34, 29, 42, 8, 4, 3, 18, 3, 18, 2, 9, 19, 4, 3, 33
    Rushing: 1, 7, 11, 1, 1

    2019

    WkVsScoreFPtsSnpSnp%MS%OppPaCmpPaAttCmpPctPaYdPaTDPaINTSackedRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    1WASW 32-2728.275100.057.343283971.8313301451.2500
    2@ATLL 20-2419.97592.656.846254358.1231123331.0010
    3DETL 24-2724.376100.052.640193652.82592034338.2500
    4@GBW 34-2721.362100.053.233162759.31603006132.1700
    5NYJW 31-614.06392.645.631172958.6189100252.5000
    6@MINL 20-3824.66193.864.642264065.030621022311.5000
    7@DALL 10-3713.861100.049.230162661.51911104123.0002
    8@BUFW 31-1316.173100.043.832172470.81721008354.3800
    9CHIW 22-1417.589100.048.343263966.72391004153.7500
    11NEL 10-1716.475100.057.343204050.02141003175.6701
    12SEAL 9-1717.576100.065.850334573.32561205275.4002
    13@MIAL 31-3726.571100.064.846284660.931031000-00
    14NYGW 23-1725.289100.061.855335066.0325200591.8001
    15@WASW 37-2726.277100.059.746304369.8266300393.0001
    16DALW 17-922.272100.063.946314077.53191006223.6700
    17@NYGW 34-1720.074100.058.143234057.52891003155.0000
    WCSEAL 9-170.2913.05.841425.0300000-00

    Touchdown Distances
    Passing: 51, 5, 53, 4, 20, 2, 6, 3, 20, 11, 32, 3, 28, 5, 25, 5, 2, 15, 15, 10, 2, 2, 15, 2, 4, 6, 24
    Rushing: 1

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