Justin Fields didn't have a successful rookie year in Chicago and based on the Bears' moves this offseason, it's not looking like 2022 will be much better.
Coming off a season where he averaged barely over 150 passing yards per game and an additional 35 rushing yards, Fields lost receiver Allen Robinson to the Rams in free agency as well as his offensive-minded coach, Matt Nagy. With no offense meant towards new coach Matt Eberflus (former Colts DC), it's quite likely that the Bears will be picking high in the 2023 NFL Draft.
David Montgomery, who is a good but not spectacular NFL running back, is arguably the biggest weapon left on the offense. With no offense meant towards Darnell Mooney, Byron Pringle, rookie Velus Jones Jr., and Cole Kmet, no NFL defense is trembling at the thought of facing those players. Fields just doesn't have a lot to work with.
In 12 games last season, Fields passed for seven scores and ran for two more. While those numbers can be expected to rise this season, 25 total touchdowns seems like an extreme ceiling for the second year pro from Ohio State. There's some value here in dynasty leagues, but it might be best avoiding the Bears QB in redraft leagues.
Is Fields even worth roster consideration in 2022? Find out where he ranks in our 2022 Fantasy Football Rankings.
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Justin Fields Fantasy football ranking (via SportsLine's projection model)
No. 22 QB (PPR & non-PPR)
Justin Fields Fantasy football projections (via SportsLine's projection model)
328 completions, 528 attempts, 3,612 yards, 22 TDs, 21 INTs
101 rushes, 508 yards, 3 TDs
271 Fantasy points (non-PPR); 286.7 (PPR)
Justin Fields Caesars Sportsbook Odds
Most Regular Season Passing Yards: +12500
Most Regular Season Rushing Yards: +20000
Most Regular Season Passing Touchdowns: +5500
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