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 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 Nick Kwiatkoski will miss his 4th straight game today against the Ravens with a chest injury. He returned to limited practices this week, which bodes well for a Week 7 return against Carolina. Christian Jones should start next to Danny Trevathan against Baltimore, with Trevathan the only 1 you'll want to use in your IDP lineup.
Former Broncos LB Danny Trevathan reached a 4-year deal with the Bears on Wednesday. Trevathan instantly becomes Chicago's top ILB after Shea McClellin and Christian Jones struggled there in 2015. Trevathan played under Bears HC John Fox in Denver through his 1st 3 pro seasons.
The Bears on Tuesday signed LB Mason Foster. The former Buc struggled as Tampa's middle starter, especially in coverage. But Foster is an athletic player with some big-play upside if he can land a 3-down role in Chicago's new D. Foster figures to compete for an ILB job in what's expected to primarily be a 3-4 front. LBs Jon Bostic, Christian Jones, Khaseem Greene and perhaps Shea McClellin stand as other current likely competitors inside.
The Bears must shuffle their LB lineup again after placing MLB D.J. Williams on IR Thursday with a neck injury. That'll slide Jon Bostic from the weak side -- where he had taken over for IR'd Lance Briggs -- to the middle. Rookie Christian Jones is expected to start on the weak side. Bostic's a decent IDP option against a Saints team that ranks among the top 10 friendliest to LB scoring. Jones would be a pretty big gamble at a time in the fantasy schedule when you should really try to limit such moves.