NFL Prop Bets: How To Bet Carson Wentz’s 2020 Passing Props
Steven Ryan/Getty Images. Pictured: Carson Wentz
NFL Prop Bets: Eagles QB Carson Wentz
|Pass Yards||3,900.5 (-110/-110) [BET NOW]|
|Pass TDs||27.5 (-110/-110) [BET NOW]|
Carson Wentz enters the 2020 season at a crossroads in his career. When healthy, Wentz has been a superb talent, but has had unfortunate setbacks, including last season when a first quarter concussion in the NFC Wild Card Game ended an impressive season.
The fact that Wentz was able to get the Eagles there was incredibly impressive. Behind a 4,039-yard passing season with 27 touchdowns throwing to a host of relatively unknown receivers, Wentz was still able to lead Philly to a NFC East title.
The Action Network Projections look favorably on Wentz, forecasting him to throw for 4,039 yards and 29 touchdowns.
If Wentz is healthy, there is no denying his arm strength, ability to move around the pocket, and his underrated knack for making difficult throws. He plays behind an offensive line that has been great in prior years, but did lose Brandin Brooks for the season and 2019 first-round pick Andre Dillard is headed for the IR.
Considering Wentz was able to go over the passing total and right at the passing touchdown mark, this should be an easy total. However, I am a bit cautious and going to pass on playing these season-long props.
For starters, the Eagles may be as banged up this season as last, and the games haven’t even started yet. A healthy DeSean Jackson will help, but the Eagles receiver corps may be trending towards another injury-riddled year in particular.
There’s been conflicting reports about Alshon Jeffrey’s health and when he will be ready to play, so make sure to keep up with that here. As of now Jeffrey is on the PUP list, and if he is not activated by Week 1, is out until at least Week 7. Also, 2020 first-round pick Jalen Reagor left practice last week and is expected to be out about a month.
With the injuries at receiver already, Wentz is going to need to raise his level once again in 2020.
On top of that, Philly plays a defensive-minded schedule, matched up with the AFC North and NFC West out of their NFC East slate. The Steelers, Ravens, Browns and 49ers all boast strong secondaries, so it’s hard to back Wentz to navigate this schedule with aplomb.
I can see Philly’s offense, while getting weapons back, struggling against some of the tougher defenses as the season wears on and the offensive line may not hold up as well as in prior seasons.
Wentz is in a position to reassert himself as one of the elite quarterbacks in the league but is going to have to really prove it. In a season where continuity is going to make up for the lack of preseason and extended training camps, the Eagles may be working in a bunch of injury replacements early and often.
I am staying away from the season props for Wentz and see how he handles this season.