It’s that time of year once again! Football Absurdity will bring you a breakdown of every notable fantasy football-relevant player throughout June, July, and August. We start off with the quarterbacks. It’s not often that an owner publicly tells everyone, as loudly as possible, how much they hated the quarterback. But, that’s where we stand with Carson Wentz and his departure from the Indianapolis Colts. He’s now a Washington Commander. Should you make like Carson Wentz and his fellow Commies and seize the means of fantasy production with their quarterback? Let’s take a look at his 2022 fantasy football draft prospects.
Carson Wentz ADP and AAV:
Average Draft Position: QB25, 196 overall
Average Auction Value: $1
Carson Wentz Statistics:
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aDOT+ represents a player’s depth of target compared to the league average for that season. Air yards data is from FTNFantasy.com/air-yards
2022 Carson Wentz Fantasy Football Overview:
Carson Wentz was… okay for the Colts last season, That’s really the best way I can describe him. They didn’t ask him to throw the ball a lot (30 pass attempts per game), and he managed some decent production on limited opportunities (210 passing yards, 1.6 touchdowns. and 0.4 interceptions per game). But he had three of his four games with at least 250 passing yards and multiple touchdowns against three of the worst pass defenses in the NFL last season (the Jets, Baltimore, and Seattle). He beat up on the bad competition, and he really only beat up on the Ravens, because that was the only game he had with over 310 passing yards. Basically, what I’m saying is that rather than being a guy who will really ebb and flow with the opponents, his “boom” weeks are just decently solid weeks for a lot of other quarterbacks. He’s fine, and that’s the best thing I can say about him at this point in his career.
Now, he’s with the Commanders, and the Commanders have the same problem the Colts had last season, as they ran the football at the ninth-highest rate last season, and their QBs averaged just 32.3 pass attempts per game. There isn’t much there for Wentz to do more than what he already did in Indianapolis.
2022 Carson Wentz Fantasy Football Draft Strategy:
Carson Wentz has a $1 average auction value, and is QB24 in fantasy football drafts (and is QB23 or QB24 in every source used by FantasyPros.com). He’s the “alright, I’ll take this guy I guess” quarterback of 2022. And to be honest, in that situation, Carson Wentz isn’t a bad consolation prize. The Commanders are going to give him a lot of length on his leash, and it’s up to him if he hangs himself or walks the dog with it. Walking the dog is a metaphor for generating fantasy points, I guess? I’m not sure, I got a little lost there. Anyway, Wentz is a perfectly cromulent backend QB2 or QB3 in 2QB and Superflex leagues, but I am not going out of my way to get him. He’s a fallback to your fallbacks, and thankfully he’s unlikely to hurt you and is more likely to provide solid (yet unspectacular) fantasy football production.
Best Case Scenario:
Terry McLaurin and Carson Wentz click as much as Carson Wentz and Michael Pittman. Wentz gets back to rushing the football and finishes as QB14.
Worst Case Scenario:
Jack Del Rio and Carson Wentz have a little “dustup” and get hauled in front of the January 6 Committee. It’s then revealed that he’s a key member of both the Proud Boys and the Oathkeepers. The Department of Justice hands down its stiffest possible sentence for his crimes: he has to play quarterback for the Washington Commanders.
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