Justin Fields Fantasy Outlook Explodes Following Andy Dalton Injury Update

Justin Fields fantasy football outlook explodes following Andy Dalton injury udpate.
Justin Fields fantasy football outlook explodes following Andy Dalton injury udpate. / Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

Chicago Bears fans have been clamoring for Justin Fields to take Andy Dalton's job all offseason. It appears as if Bears fans may have gotten their wish in Week 2 – but no one wanted it to happen like this.

While scrambling for a decent gain, Dalton pulled up with what appeared to be a non-contact injury. He came back into the game after a brief stint on the sideline, but Dalton is headed to the locker room again.

There's no word on how serious the injury is, but it's hard to imagine Justin Fields giving this job back anytime this season if Dalton does miss any time.

Justin Fields Fantasy Outlook

Assuming Fields is indeed the starter the rest of the way (admittedly that's a big assumption), he should find himself in the QB1 conversation right away.

We've seen Matt Nagy coax a QB1 season out of Mitchell Trubisky in 2018. It's hard not to wonder what he could do with a talent like Fields. He's got real upside as a passer, throwing to talented options like Allen Robinson, Darnell Mooney, Cole Kmet and David Montgomery.

But it's his ability as a rusher that should really help separate him from the pack. In two seasons as a starter at Ohio State, Fields ran for 867 yards with 15 touchdowns.

That kind of dual-threat ability should put him in the top-12 QB conversation whenever he officially takes over the job.

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