Description: Bears linebacker D.J. Williams will miss the rest of the season with a torn left pectoral muscle.
Insight: The Bears defense has been crushed by injuries this season. Chicago lost defensive tackles Henry Melton and Nate Collins to torn ACLs, DT Stephen Paea has missed games with a sprained toe, Charles Tillman has been dealing with nagging injuries all season and now Williams is done for the year. Chicago does have a bye in Week 9 after playing Thursday against the Giants, so they'll only have one game between now and Nov. 4.
1/18/2011 3:03:00 PM
Description: The AP is reporting that Broncos ILB D.J. Williams' plea hearing for a November DUI charge has been postponed to February 25.
Insight: This is Williams' second DUI in the last five years, which could warrant a multi-game suspension. Look for him to be dangled as possible trade bait this offseason. (RapidDraft.com)
1/4/2011 3:04:00 PM
Description: According to the Denver Post, Broncos ILB D.J. Williams "could be trade bait" this offseason.
Insight: Williams has a bad locker room rep and has been arrested multiple times for DUI in his five-year stint in Denver. Although Denver could unload him in the offseason, they likely wouldn't find a favorable replacement on the field. (RapidDraft.com)
12/6/2010 3:03:00 PM
Description: Broncos ILB D.J. Williams suffered a potentially serious elbow injury in Sunday's loss to the Chiefs, according to the Denver Post.
Insight: Denver's linebacking corps is suddenly thin, with ILB Joe Mays (knee) going down with an injury as well. Coaching staff is reportedly concerned that he ruptured the bursa sac in his elbow, which would severely limit the team sack leader's mobility. (RapidDraft.com)
11/13/2010 3:04:00 PM
Description: The Broncos will not start LB D.J. Williams against the Chiefs following his Friday arrest on suspicion of DUI.
Insight: Jets WR Braylon Edwards and Titans WR Kenny Britt suffered the same consequences and went on to have huge games. Williams also lost his status as captain and has been fined by the team for shedding a negative light on the team. We don't know how long Williams will sit, but this obviously knocks him down our rankings.
11/12/2010 3:02:00 PM
Description: The Denver Post reports that Broncos coach Josh McDaniels is uncertain if ILB D.J. Williams will play this weekend after being arrested under suspicion of DUI Friday.
Insight: "This is going to involve more people than just us," McDaniels said. "But we're going to try to do what's in the best interest of our organization." Williams was not at the facility on Friday, but is expected to discuss the arrest with McDaniels prior to Sunday's matchup with the Chiefs. (RapidDraft.com)
11/12/2010 12:30:00 PM
Description: Call7 ABC News in Denver is reporting that Broncos ILB D.J. Williams was arrested early Friday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence.
Insight: We'll have to see how this plays out this weekend in terms of any disciplinary measures for this weekend. As of now, keep him in your lineups unless anything changes. We have DJ Williams ranked as the #1 LB this weekend.
5/19/2010 3:21:00 PM
Description: Updating a previous item, ILB D.J. Williams will arrive at Broncos voluntary passing camp on Tuesday.
Insight: That's good news as it means that an agreement can't be too far off. Williams will once again be a valuable IDP contributor. (sportsBuff.com)
4/11/2009 1:17:00 PM
Description: The new Bronco regime is unsure whether they want Williams to start at inside or outside linebacker, according to the Denver Post.
Insight: For the first time in his career, Williams did not play in 16 games in 2008. He was limited to just 11, but still had 93 tackles. Williams has played both inside and outside in his career and had 141 tackles from middle backer in 2007. (SportsBuff.com)
1/27/2009 7:48:00 PM
Description: Williams underwent surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder, according to the Denver Post.
Insight: Williams is expected to recover in around four-to-six weeks and will be ready to go for the 2009 season. Williams is a number one IDP linebacker when healthy. (SportsBuff.com)
12/17/2008 7:58:00 PM
Description: Williams, who has been bothered by a knee injury, practiced in full on Wednesday.
Insight: Williams was back in the lineup last week after missing five games but only recorded three tackles. Expect that to improve on Sunday against the Bills. (SportsBuff.com)
12/14/2008 10:48:00 AM
Description: According to Sporting News Today, D.J. Williams appears ready to return today but might see duty in the middle instead of on the weak side. He started in the middle last season but has spent 2008 outside. While Williams has been hurt, though, rookie Wesley Woodyard has played well in his absence. It's tough to know just how much Williams will play in his first game back, so he's a risky IDP choice, even against a Panthers team that loves to run the ball. (SportsBuff.com)
12/10/2008 8:33:00 PM
Description: Williams, who is coming back from a knee injury, practiced in full on Wednesday.
Insight: Williams has missed the last five games but is a must-start IDP fantasy option when healthy. (SportsBuff.com)
12/7/2008 11:54:00 AM
Description: NFL.com's Adam Schefter reports that D.J. Williams will be deactivated once again today, as expected. The weakside starter has missed the past four games since spraining a knee. (SportsBuff.com)
12/7/2008 10:24:00 AM
Description: D.J. Williams is expected to continue to miss time today with his knee sprain. That would keep Wesley Woodyard in the lineup on the weak side. (SportsBuff.com)
11/3/2008 11:22:00 AM
Description: Williams left Sunday's game with a sprained ligament in his left knee. The Denver Post reports that he'll miss at least the next three games. Williams made eight tackles (four solo) before departing.
Insight: This injury takes away one of the league's top IDPs. Rookie Wesley Woodyard and Louis Green combined to replace Williams on Sunday. Neither is worth a fantasy pickup, though Woodyard is an intriguing athlete if he can take over the fill-in job in full. (SportsBuff.com)
9/22/2008 9:44:00 PM
Description: Williams posted a league-high 14 solo tackles on Sunday in the victory over New Orleans.
Insight: His move to the weak side shouldn't keep Williams from ranking among the league's top tacklers. (Matt Schauf/SportsBuff.com)