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Bears QB Justin Fields missed a couple of snaps in Sunday's win over the Raiders with what's been diagnosed as a hyperextended left knee. After further testing on Monday, Fields "should be good to go" for this weekend's game vs. the Packers, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports. Fields has played well the past 2 weeks but hasn't done enough to be a fantasy asset.

Bears HC Matt Nagy announced Wednesday that Justin Fields will remain the starting QB, despite Andy Dalton being ready to return this week. It's fair to wonder whether this decision actually came from Nagy and the coaching staff or higher up, but it doesn't really matter. The rookie remains the QB with the higher fantasy ceiling, even though he has yet to display it. He rebounded for 209 passing yards on just 17 attempts against the Lions in Week 4, coming off the dreadful Week 3 at Cleveland. But Fields will need to show us more before we can reasonably start him in 1-QB redraft lineups. David Montgomery's knee injury might force Chicago into a bit more passing volume over the next month.

11:31am EDT 10/3/21

Bears QB Andy Dalton (knee) is inactive for today’s game vs. the Lions. QB Justin Fields will make his 2nd career start. The 1st was a disaster, but he’s in a much better spot at home for Detroit today. Still, Fields is only an option in 2-QB leagues and DFS tournaments.

The Bears on Saturday downgraded QB Andy Dalton to doubtful for Sunday’s game against the Lions. NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero — among others — reports that Chicago is expected to start Justin Fields for the 2nd straight game. Things can’t go much worse than they did in the rookie’s 1st start at Cleveland, but we’re still wary of using Fields in season-long fantasy football lineups

Bears QB Andy Dalton (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Lions after a limited week of practice. HC Matt Nagy has yet to name a starter after saying earlier in the week that Dalton, Justin Fields and Nick Foles were all in consideration. We'll let you know as soon as we hear who's getting the call for Chicago.

Bears QB Andy Dalton (knee) returned to a limited practice on Wednesday. HC Matt Nagy seems intent on going back to Dalton when he's medically cleared -- which will be a lot easier to do after QB Justin Fields' ugly Week 3. We'll get another update on Dalton tomorrow.

Bears QB Justin Fields took 9 sacks in his 1st career start in Cleveland on Sunday. He finished 6-of-20 for 68 yards passing -- and ran for only 12 yards. Fields needed an X-ray on 1 of his hands after the game, which came back clean. That's the only good news to come out of this one. Fields seems likely to get another start next week but will be impossible to trust in fantasy lineups -- even in a great matchup vs. the Lions.

Bears QB Andy Dalton could miss "an additional week or two" beyond this week with the bone bruise to his left knee, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. QB Justin Fields will make his 1st career start vs. the Browns today and might also be under center the next 2 weeks vs. Lions and Raiders.

Bears HC Matt Nagy officially named QB Justin Fields his starter for Sunday's game vs. the Browns. Nagy reiterated that QB Andy Dalton will get the job back when healthy -- but you have to imagine that Fields can change that if he plays well and wins games. The rookie was up and down as a passer in relief of Dalton in Week 2 but continued to flash elite rushing ability. It's that rushing production that makes him an immediate lower-end QB1 in fantasy lineups.

Bears QB Andy Dalton (knee) is considered "week to week," according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. Dalton hasn't officially been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Browns, but he certainly seems like a long shot for that one. It's Justin Fields time!

An MRI confirmed that Bears QB Andy Dalton escaped with only a bone bruise in his left knee in Sunday's win over the Bengals. It's not yet clear whether he'll miss further time, but Dalton did at least avoid major injury. HC Matt Nagy has said Dalton will remain the starter when he's back healthy.

Testing on Bears QB Andy Dalton's knee revealed no ACL or MCL damage, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Dalton is believed to be dealing with a bone bruise, although we're still waiting for confirmation on that. It at least seems like Dalton avoided a major injury. HC Matt Nagy wouldn't commit to a healthy Dalton as his starter when asked Monday morning -- but the Bears' PR team later "delivered a message" from Nagy that Dalton remains the starter, per insider Brad Biggs. We'll see where this goes.

Bears HC Matt Nagy said after the win over the Bengals that he's "pretty sure" QB Andy Dalton's knee injury isn't to his ACL. So that's good. Dalton is scheduled for an MRI on Monday, so we'll learn more then. QB Justin Fields was up and down in relief of QB Andy Dalton today. He completed 6 of 13 passes for 60 yards and a bad INT. But he added 31 yards on 10 carries. Fields needs to be owned in all fantasy leagues.

Bears QB Andy Dalton suffered a knee injury at the end of a scramble in the 2nd quarter of Sunday's game vs. the Bengals. QB Justin Fields has entered for Chicago. We'll update Dalton's status when we know more.

Update: Dalton returned on the next series.

Update: Justin Fields started the 2nd half for Chicago. Dalton has been announced with a knee injury.

Bears QB Justin Fields is expected to see "increased snaps" in today's game vs. the Bengals, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. "Fields is growing every day," Rapoport adds. "There are 'wow' moments, 'wow' throws every single day in practice." The rookie played 5 snaps in the opener, completing both of his passes for 10 yards and scoring a 3-yard rushing TD. It's only a matter of time before he takes over as Chicago's starter. Current starter Andy Dalton obviously shouldn't be in Week 2 fantasy lineups.

Bears HC Matt Nagy told reporters Tuesday morning that QB Justin Fields will start the 3rd and final preseason game and play about 2 quarters. Don't get too excited, though. Nagy also said QB Andy Dalton will sit "because he's the Week 1 starter," according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. We'll gladly take the extra exposure for Fields anyway. Even with Dalton still on track to open the season, it's just a matter of time before Chicago shifts to its new franchise QB.

Bears HC Matt Nagy reiterated after Saturday's preseason game against the Bills that QB Andy Dalton is his Week 1 starter. Dalton played the entire 1st half of that game vs. Buffalo, finishing 11 of 17 for 146 yards, 1 TD and 1 INT. But most of his damage came on a 73-yard score to WR Rodney Adams that was actually a tad underthrown. Outside of that, Dalton totaled just 73 yards on 4.6 yards per attempt. QB Justin Fields played the 2nd half, completing 9 of 19 passes for 80 yards, 0 TDs and 0 INTs. He made numerous plays with his legs, finishing with 46 yards on 4 carries. It’s clear to us who Chicago’s best option is at QB -- and we still expect to see Fields under center early this season.

Bears HC Matt Nagy expects QB Justin Fields (groin) to play in Saturday's preseason game vs. the Bills. So that groin injury obviously isn't serious. Nagy also said that QB Andy Dalton will start and play at least a quarter and a half. The veteran continues to look like the favorite to start Week 1. We'll see if the rookie can make up ground this weekend.

Bears QB Justin Fields missed Wednesday's practice with a groin injury. HC Matt Nagy said the team doesn't believe it's a significant injury but that Fields might not be able to play in the 2nd preseason game vs. the Bills on Saturday. That'd hurt the rookie's chances of moving past QB Andy Dalton before Week 1.

According to Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated, Bears QB Andy Dalton has taken every 1st-team rep in training camp. “I have a ton of experience, I’ve seen so much in this game, in this league,” Dalton said via SI. “I’m trying to help him [Justin Fields] out as much as I can, but also, I’m not worried about what he’s doing. I’m worried about what I’m doing, and how I’m gonna help this team win games. Now, there are times when he’ll take a rep and I’ll see something and I can help along the way. But at the end of the day, I’m not focused on Justin. I’m focused on me and what I can do to help this team win.” As expected, Fields has handled all 2nd-team reps ahead of Nick Foles. And according to Breer, HC Matt Nagy’s plan is to play Fields “a lot” in the preseason. That’ll at least give the rookie a chance to close the gap.

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