Is Bears QB Justin Fields poised for breakout year in fantasy football?

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There probably aren’t going to be a whole lot of Bears players that will be coveted by fantasy football managers later this summer.

Running back David Montgomery and wide receiver Darnell Mooney figure to be targeted in most leagues given their success. But could quarterback Justin Fields be a potential steal?

The Athletic took a look at every team’s potential breakout player in fantasy football, and Fields was an easy choice.

QB Justin Fields: Think about what Mitch Trubisky did in 2018. He threw for 3,223 yards and 24 touchdowns, but he also ran for 421 yards and three more scores. He had a 95.4 passer rating and a 71.0 QBR. It went downhill after that with former coach Matt Nagy, but for one season, things clicked. Trubisky started for a playoff team but also became an option for fantasy teams. Fields is learning a new offense in his second season with offensive coordinator Luke Getsy, but he should be expected to deliver something similar to Trubisky’s second year, albeit for a worse team. Bears coach Matt Eberflus has commended Fields and his development throughout the offseason program. — Adam Jahns

While Fields is coming off a rough rookie season, he still showed impressive potential even with Matt Nagy as his offensive play caller. Now, Fields gets a fresh start in Luke Getsy’s offense.

Sure, Fields is learning his second offense in as many seasons. But it’s a scheme that caters to his strengths, including getting him on the move, utilizing play action and pounding the football with a strong run game.

While there’s been plenty of criticism about Fields’ supporting cast — including how his only proven wide receiver is Darnell Mooney — Fields has a chance to become a solid option in fantasy football.

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