The Bears have downgraded LB Roquan Smith (elbow) to OUT for Sunday's game against the Saints. That leaves no clear full-time replacement behind him. It likely means full or near-full playing time for LB Danny Trevathan, though, making him a better IDP option.
Bears ILB Danny Trevathan left Sunday's win over the Lions in the 1st half with a nasty left elbow injury that put his arm in a sling. ESPN's Jeff Dickerson reports that HC Matt Nagy said the team wouldn't know the extent of the injury for "a couple days." Trevathan will have an MRI Monday. Nick Kwiatkoski filled in for Trevathan and would take over the starting spot should Trevathan miss further time.
Bears S Adrian Amos is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Niners with a hamstring injury. Make other plans for your IDP lineup, if you haven't already. On the positive side, ILB Danny Trevathan finished the week not even listed on the injury report. He's ready to return after losing 3 games to a calf injury.
Bears LB Danny Trevathan put in a limited practice Wednesday for the 1st time since the team's Week 9 bye. That obviously bodes well for a return to action from the calf injury that has cost him 3 games, though we'll continue to watch his status through the week.
Bears ILB Danny Trevathan (calf) is inactive for the 2nd straight game. He has yet to return to practice since the Week 9 bye. Christian Jones and Nick Kwiatkoski will start inside again for the Bears. Both are IDP options.
Bears ILB Danny Trevathan is questionable for Sunday's game against the Lions with the calf injury that kept him out last week. Trevathan still has yet to practice since suffering the injury, making him look like a weak bet for Sunday. We knocked him down the LB rankings.
Bears ILB Danny Trevathan is inactive for today's game against the Packers because of a calf injury. That leaves Christian Jones as the lead ILB in an upside matchup. Expect Nick Kwiatkoski to start in Trevathan's place. He's a fringe IDP option for deeper leagues as well.
Bears ILB Danny Trevathan is questionable for Sunday's game against the Packers with a calf injury. He missed the whole week of practice, despite having the bye following the last game he played. That makes Trevathan look like a risky IDP option for this week. We'll update his status Sunday.
Bears LB Danny Trevathan missed Wednesday's practice with a calf strain. It's good to finally get word on his situation after HC John Fox started the week playing coy. We've moved Trevathan down the Week 10 LB rankings but still have him in LB1 territory. We'll obviously keep an eye on his status throughout the week.
The Bears returned to the practice field Monday after their Week 9 bye, but they did so without ILB Danny Trevathan. HC John Fox refused to say, however, why his veteran LB didn't practice. He said there wouldn't be any updates until Wednesday, according to ESPN's Jeff Dickerson. Trevathan also missed the team's workout before players were dismissed for the bye, but he played 60 of 61 snaps in the Week 8 loss to New Orleans. We'll keep an eye on Trevathan's status the rest of the way for IDP purposes.
Bears ILB Danny Trevathan had his suspension reduced Tuesday from 2 games to 1. The league disciplined him for a hit on Packers WR Davante Adams last Thursday that drew a personal-foul call but didn't get Trevathan ejected. It's the 2nd league suspension trimmed this season under still-evolving rules on illegal hits. Bengals OLB Vontaze Burfict saw a 5-game ban cut to 3 at the start of the season. Trevathan will be the top IDP LB in Chicago again after he sits out this Monday night's matchup with Minnesota.
The NFL has suspended Bears ILB Danny Trevathan 2 games for his controversial hit that knocked Packers WR Davante Adams out of Thursday night's game. Trevathan now has until the end of Wednesday to file an appeal. We'll see how the situation plays out.
The Bears have placed ILB Danny Trevathan on IR after he ruptured the patellar tendon in his right knee Sunday. The injury is, at least, to the opposite leg from the knee that Trevathan had reconstructed while a Bronco 2 years ago. Then, the LB suffered 2 fractures and a dislocated kneecap in his left leg. We'll see how this recovery goes in the offseason, but it's the kind of injury that could keep him off the field into next year. According to ESPN's Jeff Dickerson, the Bears are expected to play LB John Timu next to ILB Nick Kwiatkoski, who stepped into the lineup against the Titans in place of suspended LB Jerrell Freeman. We'll see what Timu can do, but he'll need to prove value before you should consider him at IDP option. Kwiatkoski's an option ahead of Timu but also needs to prove he can approach the value of either veteran the young duo is replacing. Expect the Bears to present a nice rushing matchup for opposing RBs the rest of the way.
Bears LB Danny Trevathan left Sunday's loss to the Titans with a right knee injury. HC John Fox didn't have specifics on it after the game but said it looked "real serious," according to ESPN's Jeff Dickerson. The obvious implication here is a season-ending injury. We'll see what the team announces Sunday night or Monday. Chicago started Nick Kwiatkoski next to Trevathan on Sunday, the 1st game of LB Jerrell Freeman's 4-game PED suspension. He tallied just 4 tackles (2 solo) as only 1 Bear reached 6 and none surpassed that number. Kwiatkoski's a potential pickup here for deep IDP leagues, but don't look for significant value from Bears ILBs the rest of the way. We could see more tackles available for a stronger OLB group and the DBs.
The Bears announced Monday that the league has suspended LB Jerrell Freeman 4 games for violating the PED policy. That takes a top-10 fantasy LB out of many IDP lineups and leaves LB Danny Trevathan as the defense's best bet for tackles. Trevathan's coming off 2 straight games of 9 solos and 11+ total stops. Freeman's safe to drop for another option, as he'll only return for weeks 16 and 17.