Justin Fields

Justin Fields

QB - CHI
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College: Ohio State
Chicago Bears

2021 Season Outlooks

The Chicago Bears' plan for 2021 appears to be Justin Fields on the bench learning from Andy Dalton. But Fields may just have the talent to change their minds in training camp. Fields has just about everything you'd look for in a Fantasy quarterback prospect. He averaged 9.2 yards per pass attempt in college and completed nearly 70% of his passes. At the same time, he runs a 4.5 40-yard dash and ran for 10 touchdowns in 2019. If everything goes right, we could be talking about Fields in the same conversation as Trevor Lawrence. Because of the uncertainty over when we'll see Fields on the field, he's no more than a late round dart throw in redraft leagues. In Dynasty, Fields is a second-round pick in one-quarterback rookie-only drafts and a top-three rookie pick if you can start more than one quarterback.
:Fields enjoyed a terrific 2 seasons as Ohio State’s starter. Chicago jumped up from #20 to #11 to secure Fields. Sure, Matt Nagy was on the Kansas City staff that sat Patrick Mahomes for a year behind Alex Smith. And the same could happen here. But Nagy might be coaching for his job. More importantly, Fields is simply a bigger talent. History says a highly drafted QB is likely to start at some point in his rookie season -- and usually sooner than later. We’re betting Fields starts more games than Dalton this year. The more games he starts, the more opportunity to turn his combo of rushing and passing ability into a high fantasy ceiling. Fields carries immediate upside well into the position’s top 12.  
Fields was selected by Chicago with the 11th overall pick of April's draft. The Ohio State product checks in at 6-foot-3, 227 pounds with outstanding accuracy, a good arm and high-end rushing ability. The latter sets him apart (81-383-5 rushing line in 2020), but Fields has also shown to be an aggressive and effective passer. His 10.3 average depth of throw and 91 total QBR are both tops in this year's rookie class over the past three seasons and he protected the ball well (1.5% INT rate). It's possible Andy Dalton will get a few starts to open 2021, but the history of first-round QBs suggests Fields will be under center very quickly. His elite rushing ability, powered by 4.45 wheels, could quickly launch him into fantasy relevance, so he'll be a fine late-round pick.
Justin Fields was the splash addition for the Bears in the NFL Draft, trading up from their later position to No.11 for the Ohio State quarterback. Fields offers mobility divergent from veteran incumbents Andy Dalton and Nick Foles on the depth chart. While Fields was picked apart during the draft process, he possesses elite rushing upside and a sturdy build for the NFL. The weapons in Chicago are promising with Allen Robinson back on a franchise tag, David Montgomery coming off a career year to-date, Darnell Mooney producing a promising rookie season in 2020, and Cole Kmet entering Year 2 of note. Outside of Andy Dalton leading the team on a playoff path in the opening half-season, look for Fields to see the field and learn on the job.

2021 Fantasy Football Rankings

Standard

#135

PPR

#134

Half-PPR

#136

Superflex

#81

2021 Fantasy Football Draft Projections

Pass Yds Pass TD Pass Int Rush Yds Rush TD
3467.8 20.7 12.5 399.1 3.4

2021 Average Draft Position (ADP)

Standard

#133

Pick 12.01

PPR

#131

Pick 11.11

Half-PPR

#135

Pick 12.03

Superflex

#80

Pick 7.08

Injury Risk

Injury Risk:
Medium

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