Coach Matt Nagy announced that Justin Fields will start for the Bears moving forward.
Nagy was painfully slow to commit to Fields as his starter, but he finally made the right call, handing the offense over to his promising rookie quarterback. Fields has just four designed rush attempts over the last two weeks, so there's plenty of meat on the bone in his deployment as a runner. In spot duty Weeks 1-2 Fields carried the ball seven times on designed runs, so there's some reason for optimism that the Bears will better utilize their mobile starter. Fields will be a QB2 in Week 5 against a Raiders defense with Pro Football Focus' top graded pass rush. To start him, fantasy managers will need to take a leap of faith that Matt Nagy will provide Fields with the ability to generate rushing value in a difficult matchup. Bears' wide receivers are likely to be inconsistent with a rookie under center. Considering that Andy Dalton has the lowest aDOT in the NFL, inconsistent value is an upgrade.
SOURCE: Brad Biggs on Twitter Oct 6, 2021, 1:00 PM ET