Justin Fields Improving Mechanics: Gearing Up For Hot Start? (2022 Fantasy Football)
It’s never too early to check in on player news ahead of the 2022 season, and our news desk has you covered. Let’s take a look at the latest news and notes around the NFL. Justin Fields is showing improved mechanics. Is he ready to make the leap to consistent QB1 in 2022? Or will the lack of a supporting cast hold him back? Let’s check out the 2022 fantasy football outlook for Justin Fields.
Justin Fields is reportedly showing improved mechanics from this offseason at Bears camp. (Source: ESPN.com)
Fantasy Impact: There was lots of doubt surrounding Fields coming out of the 2021 NFL Draft. His true completion percentage of 62.8 percent last season ranked No. 33 per PlayerProfiler. It will be interesting to see how Luke Getsy’s system changes this offense that still doesn’t look great on paper. While there certainly are some intriguing pieces in the Bears offense, the majority of Fields fantasy production will likely still come in the running game.
By Ari Koslow
Justin Fields 2022 Fantasy Football Outlook
Justin Fields has fallen all the way to QB18 in early best ball ADP. Everyone is afraid of the situation in Chicago. But don’t forget that a washed-up Cam Newton went from irrelevant to a top-12 ranked QB in one week last year because of rushing production.
Fields finished as a top-12 fantasy quarterback in his last four full games in 2021, averaging 21.7 fantasy points per game. He also averaged 56 rushing yards per game over his last six. All in all, Fields averaged 35 rushing yards per game during his rookie season. The last three rookie QBs to do so? Newton, Josh Allen and Robert Griffin III. They all finished as top-12 fantasy quarterbacks in their second seasons, with the two former QBs finishing top-6.
It won’t take long for the narrative to spin on the talented Fields after he starts the season hot out of the gates. Five of the Bears’ first six matchups are against secondaries that are the weak part of their respective defense, lost talent in free agency and/or are unproven. In Week 1, Fields takes on the 49ers. He rushed for over 100 yards against them last season.
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