QB - CHI
Matt Eberflus said Justin Fields came in Monday morning with a sore hip and he had an MRI that shows a strain. He has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Vikings.
Nathan Peterman will start in his absence. Fields 2022 season ends having thrown for 2,242 yards and 17 touchdowns to 11 interceptions. He also rushed for 1,143 yards on the ground, coming just short of Lamar Jackson's record back in 2019 with 1,206 yards on the ground.
Speaking to the media on Monday, Bears HC' Matt Eberflus noted that the team will evaluate the health of their players before making any decisions towards who will play in Week 18.
Fields was specifically mentioned, and at this point it would not be a surprise if their young quarterback got the final week of the season off. Fields has been banged up in recent weeks, and Chicago has no real incentive to start him in a meaningless game. Nathan Peterman would likely be in line to get the start against the Vikings if Fields is ultimately ruled out.
Justin Fields completed just seven of his 21 passes for 75 yards against the Lions. He threw a 13-yard touchdown pass on the Bears' opening drive and threw one interception in the 41-10 loss. Fields did run for 132 yards on 10 carries.
Fields got off to a good start on the ground as he capped off the opening drive with a touchdown pass to Cole Kmet. However, it was downhill from there for the Bears' signal caller as he completed a season-low 33.3 percent of his passes while the Bears didn't score another touchdown all day. Fields' running ability continues to save his fantasy value. The Bears face the Vikings in the season finale.
Justin Fields completed 15 of 23 pass attempts for 119 passing yards and one touchdown while also rushing seven times for 11 rushing yards in the Bears' 35-13 Week 16 loss to the Bills.
Fields failed to reach 70 rushing yards for the first time in his last six games while also disappointing through the air, averaging just 5.2 yards per pass attempt on a day in which the Chicago offense was frustrated by a stingy Bills defense. Fields should have a much easier time in a Week 17 road matchup against a Detroit Lions defense in which the dual-threat quarterback rushed for 147 yards and two touchdowns in Week 10.
Justin Fields completed 14 of his 21 passes for 152 yards and two touchdown passes against the Eagles. He added 95 yards on the ground on 15 carries as he was eluding the Eagles' rush. Fields had no turnovers in the 25-20 loss. Field briefly left the game in the fourth quarter but returned before throwing his final touchdown pass.
Another strong fantasy day from Fields which has become the norm for the second-year signal caller. While he piled up over 70 rushing yards for the fifth straight game, he didn't have a rushing score for the first time since Week 6. Fields should be considered to start in the fantasy playoffs even with a tough matchup against the Bills next week.
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