Chicago Bears Fantasy Football: Justin Fields preview and outlook
By Nick Skrip
The 2021 NFL Draft’s 11th overall pick, Justin Fields, has been one of the hottest names of the NFL preseason. Through the first two preseason games, Fields has thrown 23 completions on 39 attempts for 222 passing yards and a TD, as well as rushed for 79 yards and a rushing TD against the Dolphins and the Bills.
The dual-threat ability we saw in college has been visible with the Chicago Bears. Fields threw a 68.4 career completion percentage accompanied by 5,701 passing yards, 67 total TDs to only nine interceptions in his time at Georgia and Ohio State. Fields scored 19 rushing TDs and totaled 1,133 rushing yards as well. In 2020 Fields was No. 12 in passing yards per attempt, No. 9 in rushing yards per attempt and No. 6 in completion percentage according to Sports-Reference. Justin Fields’ 4.46 – 40 yard dash was outstanding for his 6’3″ and 227lbs build.
The Chicago Bears have a legit quarterback for fantasy in the waiting
Although Andy Dalton was named the starter for Week 1, there is hope that Justin Fields’ time as the QB2 will be short with such excitement for the rookie QB. Knowing what has been done, what we have seen, and looking forward to the season draws the question of what Justin Fields will bring to the fantasy football table in 2020. We will take a look at the value of dual-threat QBs in general and then project Just Fields for the fantasy QB position in 2021.