Leonard Williams

Leonard Williams

DE - NYJ
Height: 6' 5"Weight: 302 lbsAge: 25College: University of Southern CaliforniaDrafted: #6 (1st Rd. by New York)

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Leonard Williams returns to practice Thursday

Jets defensive end Leonard Williams (back) returned to practice Thursday as a full participant.

Fantasy Impact

Williams did not practice Wednesday because of a back injury but his availability for Sunday was never in danger.

Alex Johnson7 weeks ago
Leonard Williams sits out Wednesday’s practice

Jets defensive lineman Leonard Williams (back) was a non-participant in Wednesday’s practice.

Fantasy Impact

Williams popped up on last week’s injury report with the back injury. He sat out Thursday but returned Friday and was able to play in the game against the Colts. It is not known if he aggravated the injury or if they’re just taking the cautionary approach by sitting him Wednesday. Thursday and Friday’s injury reports should give us a clearer indication but as of now it does not appear Williams is in danger of missing Sunday’s game.

Alex Johnson7 weeks ago
Leonard Williams impresses against Atlanta Falcons

New York Jets first-round defensive lineman Leonard Williams impressed against the Atlanta Falcons in preseason on Friday night, recording one-and-a-half sacks, a tackle for a loss and a safety against a poor offensive line. Williams helped the Jets to a victory, with the tide turning in New York's favour after he brought down T.J. Yates in the quarterback's own end zone.

Fantasy Impact

Widely regarded as the best player in the 2015 NFL Draft, Williams changed the game and was a force to be reckoned with on the Jets' defensive line. He should be one of the top picks in IDP dynasty leagues and, with Sheldon Richardson out for at least the first four weeks of the season, Williams could be a fantasy asset this year as he's likely to see the field more often than originally anticipated.

Scot McCloughan could trade pick if Leonard Williams falls to them

Redskins' general manager Scot McCloughan said that he may trade away the fifth pick to a team that wants USC defensive lineman Leonard Williams if Williams were to fall to that spot.

Fantasy Impact

Many people view Williams as the best prospect in the draft, but with the signings of Terrance Knighton and Stephen Paea, there's little sense in getting another defensive lineman. An pass-rusher would be more of a need for Washington than a 300-pound lineman like Williams. It may be the best option to trade the pick if Williams falls that far, then try to get a late-first round pick to select a high-end pass rusher.

Jonathan Ebanks4 years ago
Titans well represented at Leonard Williams Pro day

Leonard Williams had a big group watching him as he took part in his Pro day. The Titans who hold the second pick were greatly represented and had their D-line coach put him through the drills.

Fantasy Impact

Williams is expected by many to be the choice for the Titans as the top rated defender in the draft. Often compared to Richard Seymour, the talent would be much needed as the Titans try to build a defense that represents what Dick Lebeau had in Pittsburgh.

Brian Ruiz7 weeks ago