The NFL has become something more to fans than just a sport.
For a segment of fans, they put together fantasy teams of NFL players throughout the regular season.
These players and how they perform are key in these fantasy football leagues.
However, for one NFL player, they became a fantasy football star during this NFL season.
So which NFL player became a star for people playing fantasy football?
With his 2022 season, Justin Fields became a star for fans using him in their fantasy leagues.
Justin Fields has arrived as a fantasy football star 🤩 pic.twitter.com/G0qi2C1Lmt
— ESPN Fantasy Sports (@ESPNFantasy) January 18, 2023
While he didn’t have great numbers as a passer, his rushing numbers made up for everything.
His 160 rushes in 2022 saw him gaining 1,143 yards while he scored eight rushing touchdowns.
With 7.1 yards per attempt, he was lighting up the field.
His numbers in 2022 in the rushing department are a tremendous improvement over his rookie season numbers.
During 2021, he had 72 rushes for 420 yards and two touchdowns.
These improvements helped push him into fantasy football stardom.
While his 2022 didn’t produce many wins for his team, his production got fantasy football players some wins.
With most people looking at the high-profile quarterbacks, it was Fields who came through for people putting him in their lineup.
However, fans are hoping he can translate his fantasy numbers into something better in NFL games.
But it will take the Bears giving him some receivers and a defense to garner more wins in 2023.
If they do this, he will go from a fantasy football star to an NFL star next season.