Willie Young
LB CHI (9)
2 weeks ago

Young (knee) tallied three tackles in Sunday's loss to the Vikings, and he ended the season with 7.5 sacks, a forced fumble and 37 tackles.

EDGE Analysis

Although Young's 7.5 sacks looked impressive, he collected five of them in a two-week span, making him a very weak fantasy option in the overwhelming majority of games. He'll be under contract with the Bears next season, although he figures to be in a fight for snaps with Leonard Floyd, Lamarr Houston and Pernell McPhee. However, with Houston and McPhee consistently struggling with injuries, it wouldn't be a surprise if he saw consistent snaps in 2017, so his fantasy value will remain murky until training camp.

Willie Young
LB CHI (9)
2 weeks ago

Young (knee) is active for Sunday's matchup with the Vikings, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Young didn't practice until Friday and it's a possibility he could be limited in the team's season finale. Sam Acho will see extra reps if Young is anything less than a full go.

Willie Young
LB CHI (9)
3 weeks ago

Young (knee) is questionable to play Sunday in Minnesota.

EDGE Analysis

While it isn't clear if Young aggravated his knee last Sunday versus the Redskins, he wasn't able to join his team at practice until Friday. If he's unable to go, look for Sam Acho to run with the first-string unit.

Willie Young
LB CHI (9)
3 weeks ago

Young (knee) is active for Saturday's game against the Redskins.

EDGE Analysis

The strongside linebacker had been battling a knee injury during the week, but he'll be able to play through it Saturday. He has not been productive of late as far as IDP statistics are concerned, making a total of five tackles in the last four weeks.

Willie Young
LB CHI (9)
1 month ago

Young (knee) tallied a sack and a tackle Sunday against the 49ers.

EDGE Analysis

Young has only collected 1.5 sacks over his last six games after starting out the season hot with six sacks in the first six matchups of 2016. It's certainly possible that he could get hot to end the season, making him an upside add in IDP leagues during the fantasy playoffs.

Willie Young
LB CHI (9)
1 month ago

Young (knee) is listed as active for Sunday's contest against the 49ers.

EDGE Analysis

Young was unable to practice Friday after the knee issue appeared to have come out of nowhere, but he'll be good to go Sunday.

Willie Young
LB CHI (9)
2 months ago

Young (ankle) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

Young will take the field in Week 11 after being limited in practice throughout the week, coming off a performance against the Buccaneers in which he racked up five tackles (two solo) and half of a sack. He'll be backed up by Sam Acho and Pernell McPhee at outside linebacker.

Willie Young
LB CHI (9)
2 months ago

Young (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's tilt against the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

Young, who was limited in practice throughout the week, could be in danger of potentially missing the Bears' Week 11 contest. On a more positive note, he hasn't missed a single game yet this season, so he may be able to play through the issue on Sunday.

Willie Young
LB CHI (9)
2 months ago

Young posted half a sack along with five tackles Sunday against the Buccaneers.

EDGE Analysis

Although Young now has 6.5 sacks on the season, this was the first time in three games that he's been able to get to the quarterback. Despite not recording a sack in five of nine games, he's already had a pair of multi-sack games, making him a high-upside option in IDP leagues.

Willie Young
LB CHI (9)
3 months ago

Young recorded one tackle and also had one pass defensed Thursday against the Packers.

EDGE Analysis

Young came into this game on a major hot streak, as he posted five sacks over his last two contests, but the Packers quick-strike passing game made him pretty much a non-factor in the game. He's still having an excellent season, and he's a strong IDP option with multi-sack upside in any given week.