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D.J. Williams

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D.J. Williams | Chicago Bears | LB

2013 Experience: 10th Season

IDP Fantasy Football Outlook: Williams has had his problems in recent years but he’s getting an opportunity to start in the middle in Chicago and replace a future Hall of Famer in Brian Urlacher. A productive spot, and I’m confident he will hold off second-round pick Jon Bostic this year.

Williams has talent as should produce as a low-end LB2 option, but you can possibly get him at LB4 value because of his problems in the past, and the threat of Bostic behind him.

Tackles
Total Solo Sacks FF PD INT
2013 Projected Stats 104 72 1.5 1 3 0
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Welcome to D.J. Williams IDP fantasy football outlook archive. At this section of Williams player page you will notice our past thoughts and advice for individual defensive player fantasy football.

Summer of 2012: Fantasy Projections

You know it’s bad when a player is caught turning in a “non human specimen” at their urine test. What’s worse is D.J. Williams actually tried to defend himself and fight his six game suspension, because of the faulty test.

Then again, when you’re about to lose as much money as Williams will, I would probably try to get a reduction as well.

Bottom line is Williams is a player to avoid on draft day unless you’re in deep leagues. Likely an LB3 when he comes back, Williams can be a starter, so if you’re willing to hold a roster spot for him go ahead. Just know that in many leagues, you can’t put him on IR for that time, because he’s suspended and not injured.

Summer of 2011: Fantasy Projections

Even though D.J. Williams is expected to move out of the middle (weak-side) as the Broncos switch into a 4-3 defense again, I believe he will rack up over 100 tackles again. The Broncos won’t support a known stud tackler in the middle and which sets a skilled weak-side backer like Williams up to sniff out more tackles in a season.

Some will shy away from Williams as the Broncos are making a change, but they’re defense will still spend a lot of time on the field. Because they aren’t a strong team against the run, their linebackers should hold value for IDP leagues, and Williams is clearly the top option, with strong-side rookie Von Miller and the winner at middle linebacker holding interesting sleeper value.

Tackles
Total Solo Sacks FF PD INT
2011 Projected Stats 119 84 4 2 8 0

2010 IDP Fantasy Football Outlook

D.J. Williams thrived in the three – four defense the Broncos ran last year as he led the team in tackles. Look for the talented inside linebacker to be a solid option for your IDP squad as he can not only rack up tackles but make plays as well.

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