News: 5 days agoFields completed eight of 17 passes for 106 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions in Sunday's 23-20 win over the Texans. He added 47 rushing yards on eight attempts.
Spin: Fields narrowly avoided disaster by recovering his own fumble on Chicago's first offensive play and ended up setting up an opening-drive field goal with a 29-yard scramble later in the drive. Chicago continued to find success on the ground, even after David Montgomery (knee/ankle) left the game, but Fields' struggles throwing the ball persisted. He was intercepted late in the first quarter and again early in the fourth, but it was a Davis Mills interception that proved to be decisive, as it set up Chicago's game-winning field goal as time expired. Fields has thrown for just 297 yards through three starts heading into a Week 4 road matchup with the Giants.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Fields enters his second NFL season as the clear starter in Chicago. The 2021 first-round pick was about as bad as you can get from a fantasy perspective out of the gate in his career, finishing with single digits in six of his first seven appearances. The light seemed to go on after that, as he finished as a top-12 fantasy QB in each of his final four full games. Despite appearing in only 12 games, Fields ranked fifth among QBs in rushing yards for the season. He obviously as a lot of fantasy appeal due to his rushing, but he was also aggressive as a passer, leading the league with a 9.8 average depth of throw. The dual-threat QB's supporting cast is very weak, but his legs make him a breakout candidate worth considering in the late rounds.