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WR Mike Williams - Buffalo Bills

6-2, 221Born: 5-18-1987College: SyracuseDrafted: Round 4

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Buffalo Bills WR Mike Williams (hamstring) said he is still recovering from hamstring surgery but expects to be ready for the start of training camp. He was limited in OTAs because his hamstring is still not 100%

Summary

The fall from grace of Mike Williams in Tampa Bay was a precipitous one as he went from looking poised to become a force among NFL and fantasy wide receivers to being unceremoniously shipped off to Buffalo for pennies on the dollar. Attitude on the field and in the classroom as well as trouble away from the game were his downfall. An agreement he had with a Tampa court regarding the misdemeanor criminal mischief and trespassing charges which facilitated his departure from Florida was recently thrown out, but it shouldn't concern owners or Bills fans, as he will probably face no more than probation and community service from the courts and likely nothing from the league. Which then leaves his performance on the field. Williams should be fully healed from a torn hamstring which cost him the second half of 2013 and has suffered no setbacks healing from that or the stab wound he took back in March. Williams isn't an exceptional talent, but when he is on his game he is a very solid red zone target and while he seems to be destined to start the season behind Sammy Watkins and Robert Woods as the third wide receiver, he could be a very useful end zone target for quarterback EJ Manuel. Ultimately though, Williams currently is no more than a WR6 or WR7 at best--bench depth until he proves he can put up points and that Manuel won't hold him back. (May 23)

FBG Staff Rankings

WR Redraft - 82, 59, 59, 60, 60
WR Redraft PPR - 81, 59, 59, 59, 60
WR Dynasty - 71, 57, 67, 72, 73, 73, 77, 78

Stats and Projections

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2011 TB 16 1 3 0 125 65 771 3
2012 TB 16 0 0 0 126 63 996 9
2013 TB 6 0 0 0 40 22 216 2
2014 PROJ-Dodds 14 0 * * 43 * * *
2014 PROJ-Henry 16 0 * * 38 * * *
2014 PROJ-Wood 16 0 * * 40 * * *
2014 PROJ-Tremblay 16 0 * * 42 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 279
WR: 88
Overall-PPR: 250
WR-PPR: 81

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Latest News

Bills | Mike Williams feeling good at start of camp (Sat Jul 19, 03:29 PM) - Buffalo Bills WR Mike Williams said he felt good after participating in conditioning workouts on the first day of training camp Saturday, July 19. 'I'm fully ready to go,' Williams said. 'I trained this whole offseason. There was really no offseason for me. I kinda had to get my leg better. I had to get back to feeling like Mike again, like my mom always tells me. Today running that conditioning test made me feel like I was Mike again.'

Our View: Williams had missed several spring practices to rest a surgically-repaired hamstring. The team will ease him in during training camp with the idea of having him near full strength for Week 1 of the regular season. Williams should start opposite rookie Sammy Watkins in 2014.
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Bills | Mike Williams could be big factor in red zone (Mon Jul 14, 08:59 PM) - Buffalo Bills WR Mike Williams could become one of the main weapons in the red zone for the team this season because of his physical style of play, according to ESPN.com's Mike Rodak. Last year, the Bills were one of just four teams to finish with a red zone touchdown efficiency of less than 50 percent.

Our View: We're not expecting any "Star Wars" numbers from the Bills passing game, but this is something to keep an eye on in deeper leagues. Sammy Watkins should be the primary target for E.J. Manuel this year, but Williams will be their WR2 in 2014.
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2014 Schedule

1@ Chicago Bears
2vs Miami Dolphins
3vs San Diego Chargers
4@ Houston Texans
5@ Detroit Lions
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