The Bears traded up from #20 to #11 to snag Ohio State QB Justin Fields. Fields’ career has run parallel with that of Trevor Lawrence since high school. He entered college essentially tied with Lawrence as the nation’s top recruit. After a year at Georgia, Fields starred across 2 Ohio State seasons. He delivered 63 TD passes vs. just 9 INTs while completing 68.4% of his throws at 9.3 yards per attempt. Fields ranked 2nd only to Alabama’s Mac Jones in Pro Football Focus adjusted completion rate among draft-eligible QBs in 2020 (80.8%). Fields adds dynamic running ability, tallying 1,133 yards and 19 TDs on the ground for his college career. Fields hits the NFL with at least as much fantasy upside as Lawrence and the potential to deliver QB1-level numbers right away. It shouldn’t take him long to beat out Andy Dalton for the starting job in Chicago.
Bears HC Matt Nagy tested positive for COVID. We'll see if he can get cleared in time for Sunday's game vs. the 49ers. OC Bill Lazor has been calling plays for Chicago the past few weeks, so there's not much of a fantasy impact here.
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.
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 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.
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