D. J. Williams LB CHI 6 Days

Williams (neck) is active for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.

Despite his active status, there is just too much competition for snaps to justify Williams starting in most fantasy IDP leagues.

D. J. Williams LB CHI 8 Days

Williams (neck) is probable for Sunday's game against Miami.

The Bears have lots of question marks at linebacker with Lance Briggs (ribs) out and Jon Bostic (back) uncertain, but even with those injuries it's not clear whether they'll have a big role available for Williams.

D. J. Williams LB CHI 13 Days

Williams (neck) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Falcons, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Williams' status was downgraded to questionable on Saturday and now the linebacker has be deemed unavailable for Sunday. Therefore, recently promoted linebacker Terrell Manning should play a significant role, along with Khaseem Greene, Darryl Sharpton, and Christian Jones, who will comprise Chicago's starting linebackers Sunday in wake of numerous injuries.

D. J. Williams LB CHI 14 Days

Williams (neck) has been downgraded to questionable for Sunday's game against the Falcons.

Terrell Manning was signed from the practice squad to provide depth at the linebacker position, with Williams' status for Week 6 now uncertain. Williams hasn't produced enough to warrant serious consideration in most IDP formats anyway, with just 18 tackles (14 solo) in five games so far this season.

D. J. Williams LB CHI 19 Days

Williams accumulated six tackles in Sunday's loss to the Panthers.

It marked Williams' second-highest tackle output of the season, but it's not nearly enough for him to keep pace with even the middle-tier IDP options at linebacker. In addition to his meager total of 18 stops through five games, Williams has failed to notch a sack or force a turnover.

D. J. Williams LB CHI 1 Month

Williams supplied nine stops in Monday's 27-19 win over the Jets.

After totaling just two stops in his first two games, Williams' performance Monday represented a marked improvement. However, the lack of consistency Williams has shown to this point won't endear him to those in IDP leagues, where reliable tackle totals from week to week are paramount. It's probably best to wait and see if Williams can deliver a performance like Monday's for a few consecutive weeks before investing in him as an IDP option at linebacker.

D. J. Williams LB CHI 2 Months

Williams was absent from the stat sheet in Sunday's loss against the Bills, failing to record a tackle in the 23-20 loss.

Williams' no-show is all the more conspicuous in considering that the Bills ran all over the Bears on Sunday, finishing the afternoon with 193 yards on 33 carries (5.0 YPC average). Even though his hold on the starting middle linebacker job seems secure, Williams' tackle totals will more than likely pale in comparison to a large portion of the IDP options at his position throughout the season.

D. J. Williams LB CHI 8 Months

Bears re-signed LB D.J. Williams.

Williams will be depth and competition in the middle for Jon Bostic. Of course, the injury-prone veteran will have to stay healthy. Williams lived up to his reputation by missing 10 games last year due to a torn pectoral.

D. J. Williams LB CHI 8 Months

The Chicago Tribune reports the Bears are on the verge of re-signing free agent LB D.J. Williams.

A source told the paper Williams is expected to be locked up before free agency opens on Tuesday. The Bears would hold another camp battle at middle linebacker, pitting Williams against incumbent sophomore Jon Bostic. Williams was manning the middle last year before tearing his left pectoral in early October.

D. J. Williams LB CHI 9 Months

ESPN Chicago hints the Bears may have some interest in re-signing MLB D.J. Williams.

Signed to a one-year deal last spring, Williams appeared in six games for the Bears before suffering a torn left pectoral muscle and heading to injured reserve. Jon Bostic took over in the middle, but the Bears see his future at outside linebacker. Williams turns 32 this summer but could hold down the fort for another season on another one-year deal. He's been extremely injury-prone, however.