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Saints CB P.J. Williams has inked a one-year, $2M fully guaranteed deal to return to New Orleans.
A former 2015 third-round pick out of FSU has played four seasons with the Saints, recording 151 tackles and four interceptions in 47 games. He started eight games last year and will provide New Orleans with depth in the secondary for another season.
P.J. Williams ended Sunday’s win over Tampa Bay with three solo tackles and an interception.
Williams only has 26 total tackles and one interception through Week 11. He should be kept on fantasy radars, but he a matchup dependent play in IDP leagues. He is worth starting against the Panthers in Weeks 12 and 17.
Saints cornerback P.J. Williams was arrested in New Orleans early Wednesday morning for drunk driving. Williams was clocked driving at 80 miles per hour in a 50-mph zone. He also used a traffic lane improperly and failed to signal a turn, New Orleans police said, via the New Orleans Advocate. He was booked into the jail on counts of drunken and careless driving. He was released after about three hours.
It’s not Williams’ first incident behind the wheel. In 2014, then a starter at Florida State, he fled the scene of an accident while driving with a suspended license. During the pre-draft process in 2015, he was arrested for driving under the influence in Tallahassee. The charges were later dropped even though Williams admitted he “had a few drinks.” The 25-year-old could be facing league discipline after this latest incident. He is set to be a free agent in March.
According to the profootballfocus.com website, P.J. Williams earned a grade of 80.9 to sneak into the top ten at the tenth position.
Cornerback P.J. Williams officially started six of the possible sixteen contests last season, according to NFL.com. He was used as the third cornerback in games and played a total of 633 snaps overall on the year, coming in third among those designated cornerbacks. Williams did earn his way onto the list as an unheralded player when the New Orlean Saints endure injuries in the secondary. He will likely have the same role in 2018 as the third cornerback, but IDP owners may want to find other options unless the secondary again is hit with injuries and he sees an extended role.
Per report New Orleans cornerback P.J. Williams, who left the field during the first preseason contest, has suffered a bruised rib. He is expected to be out for a week via the source reporting the injury.
P.J. Williams isn't a high priority target for IDP owners so this will unlikely affect many fantasy leagues. But it is notable for leagues with very deep rosters who may have rostered him for deep depth.