Chicago Bears Fantasy Football: Should you draft Justin Fields?

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The NFL Season officially kicks off on September 8th, which is getting closer and closer and means the official kickoff of the 2022 fantasy football season. Some fantasy leagues have drafted already, and some will be drafting across the next two weekends. Being prepared for your fantasy football draft means identifying who you should look to draft and who you should avoid for a given season — including anyone on the Chicago Bears roster.

I am consistently producing fantasy football content in all different forms: podcasts, short videos, threads, articles, infographics, etc. to prepare people for the 2022 Fantasy Football Season. This often means being able to identify who are potential breakouts, sleepers and avoids and able to rank players for the coming year. As a Chicago Bears fan and fantasy football content creator, it is important to separate being a fan vs. being an analyst when it comes to the home team and giving player-specific advice.

Should you draft Chicago Bears quarterback, Justin Fields in fantasy football?

Specifically for the Chicago Bears, I recently detailed two must-draft players for fantasy football, detailing two receiving options from the roster. This draws the question – should you be drafting the QB throwing the ball as well for fantasy football?

Justin Fields is entering his sophomore season with a new coaching staff that will hopefully have a playbook specific to his skill set that will enable him to be successful. The question surrounds not necessarily Fields as a QB, but about factors such as his protection (offensive line) and weapons (pass-catchers).

To understand if you should draft Justin Fields for fantasy football in 2022, we will first look at some upside qualities of QBs for fantasy, reflect on Fields’ 2021 and determine how the future looks from a fantasy perspective in 2022.