29-Year-Old Defensive End – Chicago Bears
2015 Fantasy Football Outlook
Though Jared Allen and Lamarr Houston were the more high-profile defensive ends brought in by former GM Phil Emery last offseason, it was Young who ended up prevented the most impact on a terrible Bea...
2015 ADP: –
Bye Week: 7
Willie Young Contract Information:
Signed a three-year deal with the Bears in March of 2014.
Young (Achilles) looks to be on the roster bubble heading into the Bears' final two preseason games, Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune reports.
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Willie Young: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)It was already known that Young won't play in Week 17, and he now faces a challenge to be ready for training camp next season. He impressed in the first season of his three-year-contract, piling up 40 tackles (29 solo), 10 sacks, a forced fumble, two passes defensed and a blocked kick in 15 games. David Bass is the leading candidate to start at left defensive end in Week 17 against the Vikings.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Young proved to be an effective part of the Lions' defensive end rotation last season, notching 47 total tackles, three sacks and two fumble recoveries in 16 games. He was able to parlay that performance into a three-year deal with the Bears. Fellow offseason pickups Jared Allen and Lamarr Houston are the clear-cut top defensive ends in Chicago, but Houston's ability to slide inside and play tackle should open up a decent amount of snaps at end for Young.
Look for Young to provide depth for the Lions' defensive front four.