Justin Fields Odds Watch: Track The Bears QB Rookie Of The Year Line Movement All Season

Posted By Joe Boozell on August 23, 2021 - Last Updated on September 27, 2021

The Justin Fields draft selection has breathed new life into an otherwise discouraged Chicago Bears fanbase. Now, we’ll see if the Ohio State rookie can save the franchise.

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While that may sound dramatic, there’s not much for Bears fans to be excited about beyond their dynamic quarterback prospect. Chicago finished 8-8 last season and lost a few defensive players. The roster is aging, and head coach Matt Nagy hasn’t proven he can maximize his offensive talent to this point.

With that said, Fields has struggled early on. The debate now ensues in Chicago: Is it his fault? Most are pitting the blame on Matt Nagy and a putrid offensive line.

Each week, we’ll update the Fields Offensive Rookie of the Year odds at Illinois online sportsbooks.

Justin Fields Rookie of the Year odds

Odds on Sept. 27: 

  • FanDuel: +850
  • DraftKings: +900
  • PointsBet: +1,000
  • BetRivers: +850
  • Barstool: +850
  • Caesars by William Hill: +900

Odds on Sept. 20:

  • FanDuel: +400
  • DraftKings: +600
  • PointsBet: +700
  • BetRivers: +400
  • Barstool: +400
  • Caesars by William Hill: +500

Odds on Sept. 13:

  • FanDuel: +750
  • DraftKings: +800
  • PointsBet: +700
  • BetRivers: +600
  • Barstool: +600
  • Caesars by William Hill: +650

Odds on Sept. 7:

  • FanDuel: +650
  • DraftKings: +750
  • PointsBet: +700
  • BetRivers: +600
  • Barstool: +600
  • Caesars by William Hill: +650

Odds on Aug. 30:

  • FanDuel: +500
  • DraftKings: +600
  • PointsBet: +700
  • BetRivers: +500
  • Barstool: +500
  • Caesars by William Hill: +550

Odds on Aug. 23: 

  • FanDuel: +500
  • DraftKings: +600
  • PointsBet: +700
  • BetRivers: +500
  • Barstool: +500
  • Caesars by William Hill: +550

Jaguars QB Trevor Lawrence is the consensus favorite to take home Rookie of the Year at Illinois online sportsbooks. Fields is right behind him at every book except for PointsBet, where Jets QB Zach Wilson has shorter odds.

Considering Wilson will be the Jets’ immediate starter, the market is high on Fields. Though, of course, the mystery of when he’ll actually see playing time looms large.

The Bears have a difficult opening schedule stretch and the offensive line is in flux. Throwing Fields into the fire against the Rams, Bengals and Browns might not turn out well, and that seems to be the coaching staff’s logic at this point.

Week 4 at home against the Lions could be a natural spot to insert Fields. If that happens and he puts up big numbers the rest of the season, Fields will be a real contender to take home Rookie of the Year honors.

If Dalton plays well and the Bears are winning games, Fields may have to ride the pine for longer. But based on the betting markets, it doesn’t appear anyone has much faith that this will happen.

Justin Fields 2021 game log

Here are Fields’ stats from every game this season, including the preseason:

Preseason

  • Week 1 vs. Dolphins: 14-for-20, 172 yards; five carries for 33 yards; two total TDs
  • Week 2 vs. Bills: 9-for-19, 89 yards; four carries for 46 yards; no TDs

Given Fields’ rushing ability, he could be a dark horse fantasy football contributor as well.

How to bet on the Bears

Every Illinois sportsbook offers odds on the Monsters of the Midway.

Illinoisans can bet on everything from spreads, to moneylines, to over/unders to Fields props.

Same-game parlays are also an option at IL’s two most popular sportsbooks, FanDuel and DraftKings. So, for example, it will likely be possible to bet something like ‘Fields over X rushing yards and the Bears to win.’

Same-game parlays are becoming an extremely popular bet, and it’s easy to see their appeal. Though be warned: Sportsbooks rake in a high percentage of their profit from parlays.

BetRivers, meanwhile, is now the official sports betting partner of the Bears. Last year, PointsBet was the team’s official partner.

As a part of the partnership, BetRivers will offer Bears betting promotions all season long, and franchise icon Mike Ditka is now a brand ambassador.

If you already have one or more sports betting apps in Illinois, there is no shortage of options. But if you don’t, in-person registration is still required, meaning you must go to a retail sportsbook in order to sign up.

This will likely be the policy for the entire football season. If you’re in the Chicagoland area, BetRivers and PointsBet have the closest sign-up hubs.

Photo by David Banks / AP
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Joe Boozell has also been a college sports writer for NCAA.com since 2015. His work has also appeared in Bleacher Report, FoxSports.com and NBA.com. Growing up, Boozell squared off against both Anthony Davis and Frank Kaminsky in the Chicagoland basketball scene ... you can imagine how that went.

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