Danny Trevathan
Danny Trevathan
30-Year-Old LinebackerLB
Chicago Bears
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Only once over the last six seasons has Trevathan played a full 16-game slate, but when on the field he's pretty much a lock to average at least seven tackles per game, which he's done in each of his four years with the Bears. He'll go into this season locked in as a starting inside linebacker with Roquan Smith and should continue to be a reliable source of tackles. But unless fantasy owners can place an IDP on an IR spot when missing time to injury, Trevathan is a second-tier fantasy option. In leagues without an IR spot, he's best treated as a streaming option due to the injury concerns. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a three-year contract with the Bears in March of 2020.
Chance at rebound campaign
LBChicago Bears
June 25, 2020
Trevathan (elbow) will have the opportunity to make a significant impact in Chicago's linebacker corps in 2020 when he returns to the starting lineup, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.
ANALYSIS
Trevathan, who signed a three-year, $24 million extension in March, was forced to miss the final seven games of the 2019 campaign due to a significant elbow injury. Now with the benefit of a full offseason to focus on health, Trevathan's return to the starting lineup has a real chance to facilitate a bounceback for Chicago's inside linebacker corps. Teammate Roquan Smith (pectoral), who was impeded down the stretch without Trevathan, described the veteran's imminent return as "awesome" while citing the importance of his experience and mentorship.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Chicago BearsBears 2019 LB Snap Distribution See more data like this
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2019 Danny Trevathan Split Stats
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Measurables Review
How do Danny Trevathan's measurables compare to other linebackers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
* All metrics are from his Pro Day (not the combine).
Height
6' 0"
 
Weight
237 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.84 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.70 sec
 
Vertical Jump
31.5 in
 
Broad Jump
112 in
 
Bench Press
18 reps
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Since 2015, Trevathan has averaged enough tackles per game to consistently put him on pace for 100 stops per full season. Although he's had a couple major health concerns in his career, he's only missed one game due to injury over three of the last four campaigns. Playing on a defense that's loaded with talent, he should have little trouble maintaining his status as one of the more reliable tacklers in the league. Moreover, he's shown an ability to make big plays after intercepting five passes and collecting five sacks over the past four years. While he won't be a top-level IDP, he's worthy of a roster spot in leagues that favor strong tackle totals.
Although Trevathan has been a highly-productive player during his career, he's missed 25 of 64 games over the last four seasons. When healthy for an entire campaign, he can be counted on to rack up 100 tackles, but he's reached that number just twice in his six years in the league. His durability issues make him a difficult player to draft with confidence in IDP leagues, but when he's on the field, he's an asset. Along with an ability to pile up stops, he's a decent pass rusher, recording three sacks over his last 21 games.
Prior to rupturing the patellar tendon in his right knee in Week 12 last season, Trevathan was living up to the expectations that come with a four-year contract, possessing the second-most tackles (66) on the Bears to that point in the campaign. Due to the nature of the injury, his status for training camp remains up in the air. Having said that, if he can make a full recovery, he'd be a great source of tackles, at the very least.
Trevathan made his way from Denver to Chicago in free agency, reuniting him with former Broncos coach John Fox and plugging into a three-down role with the Bears in the process. Although knee troubles wiped out most of Trevathan's 2014, he's otherwise been a standout producer, combining for 238 tackles (161 solo), two sacks and five interceptions between 2013 and 2015. While the change of scenery might normally create some uncertainty in a projection, Fox's familiarity with Trevathan means he'll likely be put in the same positions in which he succeeded for Denver.
Trevathan's 2014 season was wiped out by injuries as he played only 99 snaps. He suffered a knee fracture in August and promptly re-injured the knee in two comeback attempts, one in October and one in December. Trevathan, who posted 129 tackles, two sacks, three interceptions and three forced fumbles in 2013, will likely step back into a three-down role with the arrival of defensive coordinator Wade Phillips, who has a history of coaxing high sack numbers from his inside linebackers. His durability makes him a little risky, but his upside is considerable.
Trevathan doesn't boast sterling draft or recruiting pedigree, and yet he turned himself into one of the league's better linebackers as a second-year player in 2013. Just one year after arriving in the NFL as a relatively unheralded sixth-round pick, Trevathan established himself as the top pure linebacker on the Denver defense, setting aside entrenched veteran Wesley Woodyard as the team's tackle leader. Trevathan finished the year with 129 tackles (88 solo), two sacks and three interceptions, tossing in three forced fumbles. That well-rounded production of tackles, sacks and interceptions probably isn't a fluke: while he tested poorly in timed drills, Trevathan was wildly productive at Kentucky, posting 287 tackles, five sacks and four interceptions in his final 25 games. With Von Miller and DeMarcus Ware harassing opposing offenses, Trevathan should continue picking off passes at an above-average rate. In addition, Woodyard is now playing for Tennessee, meaning Trevathan might have access to even more tackles than he did a year ago. The Broncos don't have any other tackle threats among their linebackers.
Will provide depth at linebacker, likely subbing in for defensive leader Wesley Woodyard.
Will provide depth at outside linebacker.
More Fantasy News
Signs three-year extension
LBChicago Bears
Elbow
March 12, 2020
Trevathan (elbow) signed a three-year extension with the Bears on Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Misses final seven games of 2019
LBChicago Bears
Elbow
December 18, 2019
Trevathan (elbow) was placed on injured reserve, causing him to miss the final seven contests of the season, and he ended the year with 70 tackles and one sack in nine games.
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Missing another contest
LBChicago Bears
Elbow
December 13, 2019
Trevathan (elbow) is ruled out for Sunday's game against the Packers, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.
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Starts week with DNP
LBChicago Bears
Elbow
December 11, 2019
Trevathan (elbow) didn't participate in Wednesday's practice.
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Ruled out for Week 14
LBChicago Bears
Elbow
December 4, 2019
Trevathan (elbow) will miss Thursday's game versus the Cowboys.
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