Justin Fields is expected to be on the field this Sunday when the Bears play host to the Packers in Week 6 in a key NFC North showdown. The Bears' new starting quarterback underwent tests Monday on his hyperextended knee that was injured during Sunday's road win over the Raiders, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.
It's good news for Fields owners. Fields left the game for a play after a hit on his knee, giving way to Dalton, but Fields came right back in and stayed. He threw his first regular-season touchdown pass, a 2-yard throw to Jesper Horsted that gave Chicago a 7-3 second-quarter lead, the story said.
CHI QB Andy Dalton - Week 2 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 2 vs. Cincinnati Bengals
As expected, Andy Dalton struggled against the Rams' defense in Week 1. He finished with just 206 yards with no touchdowns and two turnovers. He also had Justin Fields replace him on a few plays, and even steal a score away. Even aside from the basic numbers, Dalton's performance was lacking. According to PFF, the Bears were the only team in Week 1 to not attempt a single pass 15 yards downfield. We're expecting a slightly better game from Dalton in Week 2 just because it's a better matchup, but he's still outside the top 25 quarterbacks.