Carson Wentz among NFC East players on the rise in fantasy

Carson Wentz gained valuable experience by starting all 16 games as a rookie, so many expect a solid step forward in Year 2. Gavin Baker/Icon Sportswire

No NFC East offense will look as different this season as the Philadelphia Eagles, for team management made it a wise priority to surround franchise quarterback Carson Wentz with reasonable weapons for his sophomore season. Some in the fantasy world might simply dismiss Wentz as statistically viable since his rookie campaign was inconsistent and he rarely threw downfield, but the truth is it’s tough to succeed with Nelson Agholor and Dorial Green-Beckham starting at wide receiver and an offensive line in flux. Quarterbacks tend to make measurable strides in Year 2, so perhaps Wentz can duplicate the improvement shown by Oakland Raiders starter Derek Carr in his second season.