Chicago Bears Fantasy Football: Projecting 2021 quarterback stats

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The Chicago Bears offseason is still underway, but this is an important time of year for many football fans. Yes, this is the time of year that fantasy football fans start prepping for the upcoming fantasy football season. In fact, some fans spend nearly the full year prepping for their fantasy football seasons, and believe it or not, many dynasty fantasy football leagues are either in the middle of their rookie drafts or they already took place.

My only dynasty league (made some major cuts to the number of leagues I do each year) is currently drafting right now actually. I am in dire need of a quarterback and have set my sights on the likes of Trevor Lawrence, Trey Lance, Zach Wilson, Mac Jones and Justin Fields. This is a two-quarterback league and I lost Philip Rivers to retirement. Even if he didn’t retire, I still needed to focus on the quarterback position.

As a Chicago Bears fan, obviously, I would love to land Justin Fields. However, if you play fantasy football, focusing on your favorite team does not always work out well in the end. In fact, more often than not it works out horribly. Variety is usually the best recipe for success I find outside of owning a quarterback and wide receiver or quarterback and tight end combination.

In this league, I actually have both Anthony Miller (was secretly hoping he’d get traded for that variety) and Darnell Mooney. Again, landing Fields would be fantastic in my opinion, but I am not making him my sole focus. I want to make sure I get the best value for my money (it is an auction draft).

How will Justin Fields and Andy Dalton perform for the Chicago Bears in 2021?

Alright, well here’s the deal. The other problem with Justin Fields, at least for 2021, is that I do not believe he will see the starting job come Week 1. I have Fields starting in Week 5 on the road versus the Raiders. This also means I do not have either of the Chicago Bears’ quarterbacks breaking the franchise single-season record for passing yards held by Erik Kramer. In fact, this also means, even with the extra game, the Bears still will not have a quarterback throw for over 4,000 yards — although I think that changes in 2022.