College: Ohio State | 2 years
Height: 6'3" | Weight: 228 lbs
Birth Date: 3/5/1999
2023 Bye Week: 13
Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 QB
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Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields topped NFL.com's Nick Shook's list of most explosive runners from last year. Only Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray has been more explosive on the ground in the last three seasons. The Bears lacked weapons offensively in 2022 and struggled because of it on offense, but Fields kept them afloat most of the time with his legs. His ability to create positive gains with his legs has already put him in the QB1 conversation heading into his second full season as the team's starter. The 24-year-old led the league with 1,143 rushing yards and eight touchdowns on the ground at his position on 160 attempts in 15 games. Fields also took 55 sacks and fumbled 16 times, though, so it wasn't all good. But if he can progress as a passer and decision-maker, Fields' fantasy ceiling is through the roof.
Chicago Bears head coach Matt Eberflus said "no one has worked harder than Justin Fields in this offseason," dating back to February. Defensive coordinator Alan Williams is already seeing improvement in Fields' leadership, decision-making and accuracy during organized team activities. The Athletic's Kevin Fishbain said Fields' work leading the offense in a two-minute drill that ended in a touchdown was notable despite it being voluntary OTAs. Offensive coordinator Luke Getsy said in early May that Fields was "light years ahead of where he was" last offseason. The 24-year-old must get better as a passer to take the next step, but he led all QBs in 2022 with 1,143 rushing yards and also scored eight TDs on the ground. If Fields can avoid sacks and become more efficient with his arm, he'll soon be in the elite tier of QB1s in fantasy.
Dynasty | After averaging 5.7 ypc. in 2022, Khalil Herbert admits he's now part of a committee Dynasty Analysis: The dreaded four-letters of "RBBC" look to be playing out in Chicago, throwing a wet blanket on the hope that Herbert would be the unquestioned RB1 following David Montgomery's departure to Philadelphia. Instead, the team brought in bruising back D'Onta Foreman and speedster Travis Homer during the offseason, and then proceeded to draft rookie Roschon Johnson during the 2023 NFL Draft. The Bears clearly wanted to upgrade the offense in 2023 with Justin Fields expected to take a huge leap as the team's face of the franchise under center, but it's fair to wonder how the running back snaps will play out in the regular season. Recently turned 25, Herbert is locked in a battle with D'Onta Foreman for the team's lead role, and his DLF RB33 ranking shows there's not a great level of confidence he'll be carrying the load in 2023.
Dynasty | According to Justin Fields, Chase Claypool has improved tremendously Dynasty Analysis: Claypool is in the final year of his rookie contract and should benefit from a much-improved offense in 2023. It's not uncommon for receivers traded mid-season to struggle in developing chemistry with their new quarterbacks and this was certainly the case between Claypool and Fields in 2022. It didn't help that following the loss of Darnell Mooney (ankle), the Bears sported arguably the worst receiver corps. in the NFL. Claypool, only 24, is found as DLF's WR51 and represents an intriguing value-on acquisition for coaches desiring his upside athletic profile though he'll compete for targets with the returning Mooney and 2023 acquisition DJ Moore.
Dynasty | The Bears hope they have added enough talent on offense to allow Justin Fields to show improvement that leads to long-term success. Dynasty Analysis: Fields was hit more times than any other quarterback in 2022, and by a wide margin. That, when combined with his running prowess, doesn't bode well for the upside starter to remain healthy for the long term. The team entered 2022 with one of the worst cast of performers at receiver and then lost WR1 Darnell Mooney to an ankle injury late in November. They added Chase Claypool ahead of the 2022 trade deadline and then, early this offseason, traded with Carolina for WR1-capable DJ Moore. With additional help added along the offensive line, the hope is for Fields to develop as a passer, reducing the reliance on his mobility. If successful, the improved offensive performance would allow Fields to be more effective as a runner. Found as DLF's QB8, success is baked into Fields' dynasty ranking and he'll be expected to show considerable development in 2023 to secure his face-of-the-franchise potential.
The Chicago Bears signed their first-round draft pick offensive tackle Darnell Wright to his rookie deal on Monday. The Tennessee Volunteers product, who is 6'6" and 335 pounds, allowed no sacks and just six hurries while taking 507 pass protection snaps his senior year in Knoxville. The Bears are hoping his prowess will result in better protection for Justin Fields, who was one of the most-sacked quarterbacks in the league. Last season, the Bears allowed 58 sacks, the fourth-most. Chicago did rank No. 16 in pass blocking, according to PFF. Some of the sacks Fields took were the result of him holding onto the ball too long. Still, Wright is an upgrade at right tackle, and he should improve the fantasy outlooks of Chicago's offensive weapons.
Dynasty | Bears head coach Matt Eberflus said Justin Fields has "made some big strides" this offseason Dynasty Analysis: Eberflus went on to say that the team needs to improve its passing attack, hardly a shocking admission after its dismal 2022 finish. Unbelievably, the team entered 2022 with one of the worst wide receiver corps. in the league and didn't augment it significantly during the draft before adding Chase Claypool from the Steelers mid-season. This offseason, they traded for DJ Moore and signed tight end Robert Tonyan as additional targets. It remains to be seen if Fields will be able to put it all together in 2023 to become a notable passer to complement his dynamic mobility (1,143 rushing yards in 2022) but arrows are finally pointing up for the 24-year-old, and his offseason progression may be a positive sign of better things to come. Justin Fields is found as DLF's QB8.
Chicago Bears head coach Matt Eberflus said that quarterback Justin Fields has looked stronger in his rhythm and timing this offseason. "Obviously, the priority is the passing game," Eberflus said Friday. "We ran the ball very well. But we all know that we've got to improve in the passing game. Part of that is the rhythm and timing. That's the footwork with Justin." Eberflus said he's "really optimistic" about the passing game going into the 2023 season, in part because of the additions on offense. The third-year signal-caller ran for 1,143 yards and eight rushing touchdowns, but he completed 60.4% of his passes for 2,242 yards with 17 TDs and 11 interceptions. If Fields can improve his efficiency through the air, he'll no doubt have elite QB1 upside.
Chicago Bears offensive tackle Darnell Wright, the 10th overall pick in this year's NFL draft, should be penciled in as the Day 1 starter at right tackle for the team in his rookie year. Braxton Jones, meanwhile, will have the opportunity to build on the success he had as an every-game starter at left tackle as a rookie. Wright has the versatility to play both sides of the O-line, but he became a first-round pick because of what he did on the right side, and the Bears have a hole there that he'll fill nicely. The 21-year-old didn't allow a sack in 2022 and shut down Alabama pass-rusher Will Anderson Jr., who went third overall to the Houston Texans. The addition of Wright is excellent news for the continued development of quarterback Justin Fields.
The Chicago Bears traded the No. 9 pick in the 2023 NFL Draft to the Eagles for the No. 10 pick and a 2024 fourth-rounder. Chicago selected Tennessee offensive tackle Darnell Wright with the No. 10 overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft. The Bears could have gone a couple of directions with this pick, and with star running back Bijan Robinson off the board, Chicago addressed an offensive line need by selecting Wright. The 21-year-old allowed just eight total pressures in 2022. Wright's presence on the offensive line will only help quarterback Justin Fields and the Bears' offense.
Dynasty | In his pre-draft buzz report, Todd McShay says Jaxon Smith-Njigba is "getting all the love" as this year's rookie WR1 Dynasty Analysis: JSN has percolated to the top of draft boards at the position and is almost as much a lock as the first receiver off-the-board as Bijan Robinson is the first player off-the-board in dynasty rookie drafts. Questions remain about JSN's balky hamstring, though, by all indications, not enough to see teams fade the receiver for long. Could the Bears pull a surprise and reunite him with Justin Fields with their 9th-overall selection? It's not out of the question. We won't have to wait long for the answer. Jaxon Smith-Njigba is found as DLF's rookie WR1 and the R2 overall.
Dynasty | Justin Fields has an upgraded receiving corps. with news the Bears acquired D.J. Moore from the Panthers. Dynasty Analysis: It's a blockbuster trade for all involved and the big winner could be Fields. The Panthers will select their new face of the franchise while the Bears now have a legitimate young receiver group with Darnell Mooney, D.J. Moore, and Chase Claypool expected to be starting. Fields' mobility was the primary weapon for the Bears offense in 2022 and the team badly needed an upgrade. The upgraded passing attack should allow Fields to be more selective in his runs. Found as DLF's QB8, he's on the rise.
The Chicago Bears are widely expected to trade the No. 1 overall pick of this year's NFL draft, but league sources are indicating that there's a chance they could trade down twice within the first round. It would result in the Bears netting multiple first-rounders this year and in 2024, along with several other Day 2 picks. It's unlikely Chicago would want to move down past the No. 15 overall pick within the first round. The Bears are moving forward with Justin Fields as their franchise signal-caller after he took a step forward in his second NFL season, but they'll need to surround him with better talent on offense, especially at the wide receiver position.
There is significant interest in the Chicago Bears' No. 1 overall pick in this year's NFL draft, and Bears general manager Ryan Poles has made it clear that the No. 1 overall pick is for sale at the right price with the team likely to continue on with Justin Fields as their franchise quarterback. Among the teams expected to show interest are the Houston Texans, who hold the No. 2 pick, Atlanta Falcons, Indianapolis Colts (No. 4 pick) and Carolina Panthers. The Arizona Cardinals hold the No. 3 pick, and new general manager Monti Ossenfort is open to trading that pick as well. If teams trade up into the No. 1 and 3 spots this year, we could see three QBs come off the board in April to open things up.
When asked about Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields being the starter, general manager Ryan Poles said, "That's the plan right now." The Bears will continue to evaluate all of the quarterback options at the top of this year's draft class before making a firm decision, but they are currently expected to trade the No. 1 overall pick in April's draft. Alabama's Bryce Young and Ohio State's C.J. Stroud are the consensus top two QB prospects heading into this year's draft, but with the Bears invested in Fields as their franchise signal-caller, they are expected to pass on both Young and Stroud. The 23-year-old Fields nearly broke the NFL record for QB rushing yards in his second NFL season, and he finished with 2,242 passing yards, 17 touchdowns and 11 interceptions, adding eight rushing TDs. Fields has the potential to be one of the most dynamic QBs in the NFL, but he'll need more receiving weapons in order to do so.
The Chicago Bears have decided to move forward with quarterback Justin Fields as their franchise signal-caller and will attempt to trade the No. 1 overall pick in this year's draft instead of drafting a QB prospect. Fields impressed the organization with how he played and handled the 2022 season in just his second NFL campaign. He missed two games due to injury and had his ups and downs, but he really took a big step forward and finished with 2,242 yards, 17 touchdowns and 11 interceptions with a 60.4% completion percentage in 15 games. Fields really impressed with his legs, racking up 1,143 rushing yards and eight touchdowns on 160 carries. If the Bears can give the 23-year-old better weapons in the passing attack, Fields could continue to improve. Because of his elite rushing ability alone, he'll be in the QB1 conversation in 2023 in fantasy.
The Chicago Bears are committed to quarterback Justin Fields as their starter for next season. When asked about the plans for Fields as the team's starter in 2023, general manager Ryan Poles said he has to be "absolutely blown away" to take a QB at No. 1 in this year's draft. While the Bears finished last in the NFL in 2022 with only three wins, Fields took a step forward in his second season with a 60.4% completion percentage, 2,242 passing yards, 17 touchdowns and 11 interceptions in 15 games played. He also had 160 rushing attempts (second-most) for a league-high 1,143 rushing yards and eight touchdowns. Chicago needs to get Fields some more help in the passing game and on the offensive line, but it would be a big surprise if they took at signal-caller to kick off the 2023 draft.
Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields (hip) won't play in Week 18 against the Minnesota Vikings. The second-year quarterback has dealt with nagging injuries all season. Last week he suffered a strained hip against the Detroit Lions. While Fields finished the game, he clearly wasn't at 100%. With the Bears having nothing to play for in Week 18, it's no surprise that the star quarterback won't be on the field. Fantasy players with a championship matchup in Week 18 will need to find a replacement option for the second-year player on the waiver wire. However, Nathan Peterman is not an ideal replacement.
Chicago Bears head coach Matt Eberflus said the team is considering whether to play quarterback Justin Fields in the Week 18 regular season finale against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. "The health of the football team, the entire health of the team to me is ... where we were two weeks ago is different than where we are now. So I think it's important we evaluate that. We'll have conversations about everybody and what it's in the best interest of our team." Eberflus said two weeks ago that Fields would play in the final two weeks, but after taking a beating (season-high seven sacks), the Bears are rethinking their stance for their franchise signal-caller in a meaningless game for them. If Fields does play, he might just try to get 64 more rushing yards to break the single-season rushing record for a QB before they pull him. Either way, expect to see some of Nathan Peterman to close out the year.
Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields had a tough time throwing the ball during Sunday's blowout loss to the Lions. The signal-caller completed just seven of his 21 attempts while adding one touchdown and one interception. However, he looked fantastic running the ball, amassing 132 yards off 10 carries. With the Bears' season unofficially finished, it will be interesting if Fields is out there for the season finale versus the Vikings in Week 18. But if he does suit up, he's worth considering for DFS contests.