Chicago Bears Fantasy Football: Justin Fields preview and outlook

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Chicago Bears, Justin Fields
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Chicago Bears QB, Justin Fields 2021 fantasy football outlook

With Andy Dalton named to start early on, this may mean a Week 2 entrance for the rookie QB or soon after that. The Chicago Bears play the Lions in Week 4, which to me makes sense for them to plug in Justin Fields against a weaker opponent after opening 2/3 weeks against 2020 playoff teams in the Rams and Bengals. Time will tell. The sooner the better.

Justin Fields has displayed much more from the QB position beyond his legs and will have the likes of the following core players to throw to. Be sure to click on the links and see the fantasy preview for these weapons:

Digging into the fantasy previews of the above, Fields will have the option of a historically elite WR who has over-performed despite poor QB play in Allen Robinson. Having an elite WR right away is not something all QBs have in their first year within a system.

Fields also has a pleasant surprise vertical threat sophomore Darnell Mooney, 2020 fantasy top 10 RB David Montgomery, a potential breakout TE in Cole Kmet and others in this Bears system. This core is sufficient to support a young QB, who will surely draw enough attention on his own due to the playmaking ability with his legs.

Where Justin Fields is being drafted and how some of the bigger sites currently rank him is always interesting when trying to have an idea of what can be done for fantasy in 2021.

  • ADP (average draft pick): QB18
  • Fantasy Pros 2021 ranking: QB21
  • Fantasy Points 2021 ranking: QB15
  • ESPN 2021 ranking: QB17

Seeing so many QBs from this past season who rushed for a minimum of 400 yards and finished as a Top 16 overall QB, makes me personally confident for Fields to have a great fantasy finish due to the fact that he is a quality passer as well. Fields’ college statistics detail his elite qualities, he has been a competent passer with a low turnover rate, he has a core of options to elevate his game and has simply looked the part in preseason and camp so far. The fantasy scoring ceiling is high due to the fantasy scoring combination of rushing and receiving that was previously outlined.

Justin Fields was part of a fantasy football “My Guys” video that I recently released in which I voiced to target him as a QB2 in fantasy due to his high ceiling and combination of qualities. I am higher than the consensus on Fields, simply because of the dual-threat QB being a fantasy cheat-code and Fields being way more than just a guy who can run the ball.

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My ranking is QB14 for this coming season, which will be with the projection he plays most of the games this year. The excitement behind the rookie QB should relate directly to fantasy football, where Fields can thrive. Target this man for 2021 as your QB2 when drafting and prepare yourself for some high-scoring weeks.

ESPN Fantasy App projection for 2021:

  • 311/490 (completions/attempts) for 3,390 passing yards
  • 63.5% completion rate
  • 18 passing TDs / 12 INT’s
  • 96 carries for 497 rushing yards and 4 rushing TDs