Posted: 9/26/2021 2:12 pm GMT
Chicago Bears QB Andy Dalton (knee), who has already been ruled out for Week 3's game against the Cleveland Browns, could miss an additional one to two weeks depending on how quickly he recovers from a bone bruise on his left knee, according to multiple league sources.
Huddle Up: Head coach Matt Nagy said that Dalton would reassume the team's starting quarterback role once he is healthy enough to return to action. In the meantime, QB Justin Fields will serve as the Bears' starter and can be an option for lineups in two-quarterback fantasy leagues.
Posted: 9/24/2021 9:57 pm GMT
Chicago Bears QB Andy Dalton (knee) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 24, and has been ruled out for Week 3.
Huddle Up: Justin Fields will be the starting quarterback this week and could keep the job if he plays well while Dalton is sidelined. Fields may not be a starting fantasy option now but could be one later in the season.
Posted: 9/22/2021 11:33 pm GMT
Chicago Bears QB Andy Dalton (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 22.
Huddle Up: Dalton has been ruled out for Week 3, so Justin Fields will receive the start. He will be facing a good Cleveland Browns defense but can be a starting option in two-quarterback leagues.
Posted: 9/22/2021 6:20 pm GMT
Chicago Bears QB Andy Dalton (knee) will regain the starting quarterback job when he is healthy, according to head coach Matt Nagy.
Huddle Up: Justin Fields will be the starter while Dalton is sidelined, but it appears like the Bears are not ready to give Fields the full-time job. Fantasy players should avoid Dalton, but Fields can be at least a No. 2 quarterback in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 9/22/2021 4:57 pm GMT
Chicago Bears QB Justin Fields will start in place of QB Andy Dalton (knee) in Week 3 against the Cleveland Browns.
Huddle Up: Fields has impressed in limited action. If this were Week 5 or somewhere you were covering a bye week, he'd be worth the gamble. Unless your QB situation is really murky, he's a QB2 this week.
Posted: 9/21/2021 6:33 pm GMT
Chicago Bears QB Andy Dalton (knee) has yet to be ruled out for Week 3 against the Cleveland Browns, but NFL Network's Tom Pelissero is reporting Dalton is considered week-to-week with the knee injury he suffered in Week 2. If Dalton misses time, Justin Fields is expected to start in his absence.
Huddle Up: Fields has proven to be a little rough around the edges so far - hardly surprising given he is two games into his rookie season - but fantasy managers can't wait to see what he can do over a full game. Even in his limited time spelling Dalton, Fields has run 11 times. A matchup against the Browns is far from ideal for a first-time starter, but a good game from the No. 11 overall pick may be just the push he needs to overtake Dalton when he is healthy.
Posted: 9/20/2021 2:58 pm GMT
Chicago Bears QB Andy Dalton (knee) suffered no damage to his anterior cruciate ligament or medial collateral ligament, according to a source. He'll have an MRI Monday, Sept. 20, and the early diagnosis is a bone bruise.
Huddle Up: Expect this to be a hot topic all week. If Justin Fields goes, he could be worth consideration against the Cleveland Browns.
Posted: 9/19/2021 10:15 pm GMT
Chicago Bears QB Andy Dalton's (knee) knee injury is not believed to be an injury to the anterior cruciate ligament, according to head coach Matt Nagy. Dalton is scheduled to undergo an MRI Monday, Sept. 20.
Huddle Up: Dalton could still miss some time depending on the severity of the injury. Justin Fields will start if Dalton misses any times and should have some fantasy value. He may not be a starting option next week but has the chance to become a low-end No. 1 quarterback later in the season.
Posted: 9/19/2021 6:10 pm GMT
Chicago Bears QB Andy Dalton (knee) suffered a knee injury during the Week 2 game and is considered questionable to return.
Huddle Up: Justin Fields will be the starting quarterback while Dalton is sidelined and could keep the job if he plays well. Fields can be considered a No. 2 fantasy quarterback at this point and has a chance to be more valuable later in the season.
Posted: 9/13/2021 4:17 am GMT
Chicago Bears QB Andy Dalton finished 27-of-38 for 206 yards and no touchdowns with one interception in Week 1 versus the Los Angeles Rams. He also added 13 yards rushing on two carries and lost a fumble.
Huddle Up: In his defense, Dalton wasn't fully to blame for his interception, as it was tipped by a linebacker in the red zone. It is the kind of uninspiring performance that should have been expected against a strong defense and the reason why so many want to see Justin Fields take over as soon as possible. To his credit, head coach Matt Nagy worked Fields into the game on several occasions and is trying to do what is best for the rookie, but it is clear the No. 11 overall pick may not have to wait long before he gets his shot to prove his "readiness."