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Justin Fields off injury report for Week 15 vs. Eagles

We break down the news that Justin Fields is dealing with an illness. What it means for Week 15 and beyond.

Justin Fields #1 of the Chicago Bears throws a pass against the Green Bay Packers at Soldier Field on December 04, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois. Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images

Friday PM Update: Fields seems to be over the illness that kept him out of practice earlier in the week. He is off the injury report on Friday and should play Sunday, barring any setbacks.

Thursday update: Fields returned to practice on Thursday, per Adam Hoge. It appears like he’s on track to play against the Eagles at chilly Soldier Field on Sunday.

Week 15 of the NFL season will see the Chicago Bears hosting the NFC-leading Philadelphia Eagles. The deck is already stacked against the Bears, and now there is an outside chance that they could be playing the game without quarterback Justin Fields. He is missing practice on Wednesday due to an illness. While likely nothing to worry about, we have seen these sicknesses linger on players and keep them from games.

Fantasy football implications for Week 15

Fields retains fantasy football value solely from his rushing upside. He hasn’t been able to take the steps forward as a passer this year, and it is largely due to the lack of a talented supporting cast. His top wide receiver is done for the year, and the remaining prospects are grim. Last week is a perfect example of Fields in fantasy football. He threw for 254 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions but ran for 71 yards and a score. Fields has at least one rushing touchdown and 60 yards in six straight games. For that reason alone, he should be in your Week 15 fantasy football lineup.