WR - FA
Week 7 Outlook
The Kansas City Chiefs have released WR Mike Williams on Wednesday.
Williams is a six-year veteran in the NFL and will once again attempt to resurrect his stalled career with a new organization. Even if Williams catches on somewhere else in 2016, he will not likely have fantasy relevance in the upcoming campaign.
Mike Williams went unclaimed on waivers Tuesday, meaning he is on Buffalo's injured reserve for the rest of the season. He is under contract through 2018, with $5.2 million guaranteed next season.
Whether it's with the Bills or another team, it's wait-til-next-year for CaveMan Mike, who was a huge disappointment in his hometown, especially on a team that could have used a big red-zone target.
The Bills placed Mike Williams on the waived/injured list, which means if no team claims him on waivers by 4 p.m. Tuesday, he will be placed on injured reserve, ending his season.
It wasn't just injuries in Buffalo (which is Williams' hometown); he had fallen to fifth on the depth chart and was a healthy scratch twice. That makes two teams he wore out his welcome with. Add in his $5.2 million guaranteed salary for next season, and it's hard to see teams beating down his door.
Buffalo native Mike Williams once again won't suit up for the Bills today against the Cleveland Browns. Williams is inactive for the third time this season. Receiver Marquise Goodwin, who sat out the Week 12 win against the New York Jets, is in the lineup.
With Williams a low-end flex at best, he shouldn't be too much of a late fantasy worry this week. Those who have opted to start him against Cleveland would be advised to remove him from their lineup.
With kickoff returner Marquise Goodwin back from a hamstring injury, Mike Williams was deactivated in Week 10 against Kansas City. Doug Marrone said afterward that Williams had his best week of practice made a stronger case to be active.
Buffalo dressed just four wide receivers, so in a different game plan, Williams could potentially suit up. The Bills have had trouble scoring touchdowns in the red zone, and one would think Williams can be an asset there. But until he is, he's not worth fantasy consideration.