Opening the first week of football with a 34-14 loss to the Los Angeles Rams was not ideal for the Chicago Bears, which directly resulted in not ideal fantasy football scores for most of the season. ‘team. We’re going to break down the fantastic finishes for players from all positions, where they ended up in fantasy for that position in week 1, and thoughts for the future.
** Fantasy score is PPR (points per reception) **
Fantasy finishes can be found on the FantasyPros site.
Chicago Bears Quarterbacks: Fantasy Football Stats
Andy dalton: 5.54 decorative stitches / QB32 for the week
Dalton is only listed in 1.1% of ESPN leagues, but would have been a horrible choice against the Rams’ defense. His completion percentage was good (71.1%), but his 5.4 yards per attempt affected his wide receivers in this one.
The interception and fumble didn’t help his fancy stock. Throwing himself forward, his limited potential due to his lack of rushing ability, low yards per attempt, and potentially low weekly TDs make him a fade even against a good game. His time is running out as a starter as well. No need to enter Andy Dalton for any reason when names like Jameis Winston and Sam Darnold float on waivers.
Justin Champs: 6.7 pattern / QB31 for the week
Ironically, Fields was the best QB game for fantasy football compared to Andy Dalton, and he only threw the ball twice (both completed) and threw the ball once. Fields was used in the red zone, nearly throwing in a touchdown before launching and rushing for his first career NFL touchdown.
Fields is now registered in 52.1% of leagues, but if available, he’s a staple in fantasy football. Fields has a high ceiling, and I explained that in a previous article previewing the fantasy football that you can find here. The double threat ability in fantasy football is enormous, and many are eagerly awaiting its debut.