Fantasy Football: Get value out of Justin Fields while you still can

Justin Fields was predicted to be a breakout player this season in fantasy football and some owners in your league may still feel that way.
Oct 1, 2023; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields (1) drops back to pass/
Oct 1, 2023; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields (1) drops back to pass/ / Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports

If you have Justin Fields as your fantasy quarterback, you had to be happy with his performance in Week 4. After three poor weeks, the QB you took with confidence in your draft finally looked like that player.

Fields passed for 335 yards and four touchdowns on the day and at one point was 23-of-24 passing with his only incompletion coming on a Hail Mary before halftime. But this came against the Denver Broncos, the same defense that allowed 70 points the week before.

So now, you still have Fields and it's time to take advantage of the one good game he's had by finding a trade partner in your league. And this needs to happen in all formats — redraft or dynasty/keeper leagues.

As a Fields owner, this is the moment you should have been waiting for. Weeks 1-3 showed how he is likely to play for most of this season in Chicago and you needed that big performance to capitalize on any perceived value he may still have.

If you're a Fields owner, start looking at the rosters in your league that are very weak at the QB spot. Perhaps someone has Kenny Pickett or Zach Wilson as their QB2. Maybe an owner in your league has Jordan Love or Mac Jones as their QB1. These are the owners I would zero in on.

See if they have a high end RB2 or WR2 or even a low-end RB1 or WR1 and see if you can work a deal. In a Superflex league, Fields would have even more appeal because an owner can play two quarterbacks.

Fields is still capable of a big game, particularly because of his ability to run the ball. But he hasn't been doing nearly as much of that this season. After rushing for 1,143 yards last season, he has just 134 on the ground this season.

It's a completely different player than the one we envisioned when fantasy drafts rolled around this year. And because of that, those big games are probably going to be few and far between on a bad Bears team.

In a dynasty league, I would get off of him quickly if you can get a solid return. If the Bears continue to fall, they will likely have the No. 1 overall pick in next year's draft and be using it on USC quarterback Caleb Williams, should he decide to leave school.

If that ends up happening, Fields will be sent to a new destination and all bets will be off at that point.

Next. Jaleel McLaughlin. Go and get Jaleel McLaughlin while you still can. dark

The Justin Fields ride was fun last season and was expected to continue this season, but there is a good chance that was as good as it is ever going to get