QB - CHI
Week 2 Outlook
Justin Fields scored a rushing touchdown in the Bears' Week 1 loss to the Rams on Sunday Night Football.
Fields completed 2-of-2 passes for 10 yards through the air. The three-yard rushing score was his only carry of the game. The rookie remains an upside QB stash in fantasy leagues moving forward.
Bears QB Justin Fields was 7/10 on his passes on Saturday, totalling 54 yards in the air including a passing touchdown. He also showed off his legs with 2 rushes for 13 yards.
Fields continues to show off his ever present talent in the preseason and it's truly difficult to see the Bears not slotting him in as the starter, at least within the first few weeks of the season. This team knows what they have in fellow QBs Nick Foles and Andy Dalton, but Fields raises their weekly ceiling to another level. If Fields is named the starter, he immediately slots in as a low-end QB1 or high-end QB2 with upside to become a weekly starter later down the road.
Bears coach Matt Nagy says Justin Fields will start the team's final preseason game against the Titans.
Nagy adds that Fields will play roughly two quarters. However, he also notes that Andy Dalton will remain the team's Week 1 starter. It seems as if Nagy could be setting up Fields to go out and win the job, but he has been adamant all summer that Dalton is the starter. For now, we'll take him at his word.
Chicago Bears QB Justin Fields completed 9 of 19 passes for 80 yards along with four rushes for 46 yards in preseason loss to Bills.
Fields took over at QB for the Bears at the start of the second half when the team was already down by 28 points. While Fields had some ups and downs the rookie did provide a bit of a spark for the otherwise stagnant Chicago offense. Fields made some big plays with his feet but also took some big shots as the Chicago offensive line struggled as the game progressed. Even with room for improvement, Fields made enough plays and created enough opportunities to showcase his upside and maintain pressure on Andy Dalton in the Chicago QB room.
Justin Fields missed Wednesday's practice due to a minor groin injury but is back at practice on Thursday. Fields is expected to play in Saturday's preseason contest against the Buffalo Bills.
Fields is still "supposed" to be the backup quarterback for the Bears, however, many fantasy and NFL analysts have Fields leaping over his counterpart, Andy Dalton, on the depth chart at some point this season. For this to come true Fields must stay healthy and this piece of news is a positive development on that front. Fields is a stash in redraft leagues as it stands today, but as the season unfolds he could quickly become a fantasy waiver target.