It was a big day for Buffalo native Mike Williams as he caught three passes for a team-high 46 yards, including a 14-yard touchdown, in his first game in his home area and against his former Tampa Bay teammates. It was also the first TD the Bills' first-team offense scored in four preseason games.
Fantasy Impact: The caveats are that it came in the second half against the Bucs' second-team defense, and Sammy Watkins didn't play. But Williams is an attractive red-zone target, and he's a low-cost flier at the end of drafts.
Mike Williams made one catch Friday night against Carolina, but it was a beauty as he won a jump ball with a DB draped around him for a 28-yard gain. He started the game for Buffalo in a two-WR set.
Fantasy Impact: This was the kind of catch the Bills envision for Williams. He didn't play during the next drive but returned for the third series as the Bills rotated receivers with the first team. Their crowded receiving corps makes Williams strictly a potential late-round flier in drafts.
Mike Williams was the starter opposite Sammy Watkins for the Bills in the Hall of Fame game Sunday night. He caught one pass for 11 yards and almost converted an end-zone target. Chris Hogan played in the slot, and Robert Woods came in with the 2s.
Fantasy Impact: This is a change from the Bills' own depth chart that was released at the start of camp. If Williams remains a starter, he becomes draftable. The tallest of the Biils' top three wideouts was a good bet to score more TDs than Woods anyway.
Mike Williams "stole the show" at Friday's practice with his high-pointing ability in the red zone, which is why the Bills traded for him. (Source: Joe Buscaglia)
Fantasy Impact: With Sammy Watkins and Robert Woods in front of him on the depth chart, Williams won't get a lot of targets, but he could lead the team in TD catches. He's off most draft boards and rightfully so, but if you need a desperation plug during the season, you could gamble that he'll find the end zone that week. And that's if he stays out of trouble.
Buffalo Bills wide receiver Mike Williams told Mark Gaughan of The Buffalo News that he is fully healthy to start training camp. Williams ended last season on IR after tearing his hamstring. (Source: The Buffalo News)
Fantasy Impact: Williams is not guaranteed a spot with the Bills, and there were earlier reports that he was in danger of being cut. Still, if he can return to previous form, the Bills have a receiver that averaged 64 catches for 910 yards his first three NFL seasons.
Mike Rodak reports that Williams didn't stand out in OTAs and he doesn't bring a specific skill to the WR group. (Source: Mike Rodak)
Fantasy Impact: The news is hardly surprising. The Bills have surprisingly good depth at WR with Sammy Watkins, Robert Woods, Marquise Goodwin, and Chris Hogan. Williams looks like the odd man out and she should be missing from your fantasy draft board as well.