Bengals S Shawn Williams (concussion) is active for tonight's game against the Chiefs. He's not a strong IDP candidate and doesn't move the needle for the team D in 1 of the league's worst matchups for team-D scoring.

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Bengals S Shawn Williams (thigh) is active for today's game against the Ravens. He barely practiced this week while dealing with the injury and carries re-injury risk into the game, but he also figures to be busy. Consider the risk-reward as you decide whether to include Williams in your IDP lineup.

Bengals S Shawn Williams (thigh) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Ravens. He missed practice Wednesday and Thursday before returning for a limited Friday workout. We'll check his status Sunday morning, but Williams looks risky for IDP lineups. Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports that Williams is expected to play, at least.

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Bengals S Shawn Williams (hamstring) is active for today’s game against the Vikings. He returned to a full practice Friday after being limited the 1st 2 days. Williams is merely a fringe IDP option anyway in a low-upside matchup.

Bengals S Shawn Williams left Saturday's game after suffering a nasty-looking right elbow injury. The team ruled him out for the game. We'll see about the specific diagnosis.

The Bengals on Tuesday announced a 4-year contract extension for S Shawn Williams. That's significant because Williams has started just 4 games across 3 seasons in Cincinnati, all of them last year. But he's a big part of why the team let S Reggie Nelson walk (to Oakland -- though he probably flew) in free agency. The 25-year-old Williams stands 6' and 210 pounds. He defensed a pass in 4 straight games late last season, including his 2nd INT. He'll likely crack the top 30 DBs when our 2016 fantasy football projections come out.

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