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What to do with Carson Wentz in Week 3 fantasy football

Through two weeks Wentz hasn’t provided much fantasy value. Can that change against the Bengals?

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Carson Wentz and the Philadelphia Eagles have struggled outside of the first two quarters of the season. The team is 0-2, they still haven’t managed to score more than 19 points in a game and the rushing and passing game has been average at best.

This week the Eagles have a shot to get their first win of the season when they welcome the 0-2 Cincinnati Bengals

Fantasy Football analysis: Eagles QB Carson Wentz

Outside of the first two quarters of the year, Wentz and the Eagles passing attack has looked rough. Through two weeks, against league-average pass defenses, he’s completed just under 59% of his passes with two touchdowns and four interceptions. In both weeks he’s earned his fantasy owners less than 15 points total.

One reason to believe that Wentz could turn things around this week is because he’s facing the Cincinnati Bengals with one of the worst pass rushes in the league on the young season, with only two sacks so far. Compare that to the pass rush of Washington, who sacked Wentz eight times in week one. That should give Wentz a lot of time to sit back in the pocket and find one of his favorite targets like Desean Jackson or Dallas Goedert. The lack of a true number one wideout to take control of a game is hurting Wentz’s fantasy value.

Wentz isn’t going to provide much of an impact as a rusher either, with only three attempts for nine yards in 2020. Though he does have a touchdown, so if the Eagles get into a short yardage situation near the end zone he’s always a threat to get points that way.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

Theoretically this could be a good spot for Wentz to bounce back and get back on track for a successful 2020. But with two ugly weeks in a row, there’s no reason to believe that’ll miraculously change overnight. I’d sit him this week.