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Kyle Williams

33-Year-Old Defensive Tackle – Buffalo Bills

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2016 Defensive Projections






2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

There was no outlook written for Kyle Williams in 2016. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.

2016 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  10

HT: 6' 1"   WT: 303   DOB: 6/10/1983  College: Louisiana State  DRAFTED: 5th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract


Kyle Williams Contract Information:

Williams had his contract extended by one year and $10.5 million in March of 2015, locking him up through 2017.

September 28, 2016  –  Kyle Williams News

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Williams has been awarded a full sack instead of a half sack as originally credited during Sunday's win over the Cardinals, reports. Williams now has an official 1.5 sacks for the game after sharing another one.

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Kyle Williams NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2008 25 16 - 55 - 2 - 0 0 - 0 - - - -
2009 26 14 - 66 - 4 - 0 0 - 0 - - - -
2010 27 Buf 16 76 54 22 5.5 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
2011 28 Buf 5 9 4 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 29 Buf 16 46 27 19 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 30 Buf 16 68 42 26 10.5 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
2014 31 Buf 15 41 30 11 5.5 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 32 Buf 6 14 6 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 33 Buf 3 13 8 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Kyle Williams – Playing Time Overview

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#2 Defensive Tackle
Also Listed As:  #1 Defensive End

Snap Count Stats


Defensive Snaps in 2016

Kyle Williams was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on defense in 2016.


Special Teams Snaps in 2016

Kyle Williams was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2016.

Year Def ST
2014 718 54
2015 346 29
2016 0 0
Kyle Williams 2016 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 @Bal 0 0 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 NYJ 0 0 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Ari 0 0 4 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 @NE
5 @LA
6 SF
7 @Mia
8 NE
9 @Sea
10 BYE Bye Week
11 @Cin
12 Jax
13 @Oak
14 Pit
15 Cle
16 Mia
17 @NYJ

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Kyle Williams
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Height:   6' 1"
Weight:   303 lbs
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Kyle Williams: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Williams has accrued nine total tackles through two games, though he's still looking for his first sack.

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Williams, who was activated off the PUP list Monday, has been practicing all week.

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Williams was activated off the PUP list Monday and is expected to practice, Chris Brown of reports.

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Williams will start camp on the active/physically unable to perform list after undergoing season-ending knee surgery last season, ESPN's Mike Rodak reports.

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Williams (knee) will not be participating in OTA practices this week and won't be on the field for mandatory minicamp, reports. "You know I think we're just going to kind of gradually build on every day through OTAs, even into training camp," said Williams. "The main goal circled is making sure we're ready to go in September. How much or how little of training camp? I don't know. I don't think that plan has been totally put together yet. But definitely gearing toward getting ready to play when it matters."

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Williams, about to enter his 11th season, says his surgically repaired knee has healed, reports. "Itís going great. Iím getting back into full-fledged working out,Ē Williams told the John Murphy Show. ďIt was slow going at the beginning. But itís moved along well and now Iím getting ready for a football season now rather than rehabilitation. Thatís always a good thing.Ē

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks


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The veteran defensive lineman has averaged seven sacks over the past three years. He is a lower-end, though viable, option for the DL in IDP leagues. Expect about 50 tackles and maybe five or six sacks on the season for Williams.


If not for some Achilles' concerns, Williams would probably be ranked higher than this. He's been one of the league's best tackle sources among defensive linemen over the last five years, exceeding 65 tackles in three of his last four relatively healthy seasons, and he even logged a career-high 10.5 sacks in 2013. Buffalo's uptempo offense leaves the team with an above average play-count, and Williams' odds of producing are aided further by the fact that fellow linemen Marcell Dareus and Mario Williams do a good job of opening up opportunities for each other. The only worry with Williams is the fact that he's undergone surgery on both of his Achilles' tendons, and he played through Achilles irritation in 2013.


Williams underwent surgeries on his right Achilles' tendon in February and on his left Achilles' tendon after the 2011 season, so his durability is a concern. But at press time, he's expected to be ready for the start of 2013. Williams' 46 tackles and five sacks from 2012 constituted a down year for him, but he's historically been good for high tackle numbers. He posted 76 stops in 2010 and 66 in 2009, adding 5.5 and four sacks, respectively.


Williams' 2011 season was entirely ruined by a persistent foot issue that has since been surgically repaired, and he is expected to reprise his role as one of the league's standout interior linemen. For the first time in his career he will have a lot of talent around him, as 2011 third overall pick Marcell Dareus is a promising player, and the team added ends Mario Williams and Mark Anderson in free agency. With 143 tackles and 9.5 sacks between 2009 and 2010, Williams is a good bet to perform at that level again in 2012.


With 143 tackles (95 solo) in his last 30 games, Williams has posted bigger numbers than any defensive tackle in recent memory, let alone any 3-4 nose tackle. Heís no threat to force turnovers or pile up sacks, but his rate of nearly five tackles per game is quite impressive. The result is an IDP option with extreme consistency but a lack of big-point potential. With that product description, Williams is probably an average DL1 but an elite second starter, a player best used as a steady complement to a less consistent but more potent first option. Williams doesn't take as many plays off as other DT's, so his tackle production should remain at a relatively high level.


The Bills think Williams can perform at nose tackle, at least on a rotational basis, in the new 3-4 defense, even though at 305 pounds he is not the prototypical size. They think enough of him where they're actually going to cater the scheme to make him a focal point of the D-Line. Williams has a high motor and finished 2009 with 66 total tackles, four sacks and a fumble, pretty good stuff for an interior lineman. If he can keep regular playing time in a new defense that isn't perfectly suited for him, he's worth a look in leagues that force you to use a DT/NT slot.


Williams is a high-motor guy who's overachieved for a former fifth-rounder (2006). The Bills like to use a rotation system on their defensive line to keep people fresh, but Williams, as probably the team's second-best DT, gets enough minutes to be on the IDP radar if your league uses defensive tackles. He won't get a lot of sacks -- just four in his three-year NFL career -- but he's a good tackles guy because he never gives up on the play. Williams finished the 2008 season with 55 total tackles and two sacks while starting all 16 games.


The Bills clearly envision Williams as an important cog in the defensive line rotation, inking the former LSU Tiger to a three-year contract extension in July. Heís being paid starter's money, but Williamsí hold on a starting spot is tenuous, given the emergence of John McCargo. Williams and McCargo will likely rotate alongside Marcus Stroud, though neither will have any IDP value.


Williams wasn't even the first defensive tackle taken by the Bills in the 2007 draft. That honor goes to John McCargo, but it's pretty obvious which rookie had the biggest impact on the team. McCargo, the first-rounder, only recorded six tacles in five games last season before getting injured, while Williams, the fifth-rounder, started 11 games and made 53 stops. Williams enters this season as the starter at right defensive tackle. He could record 50 tackles again, but shouldn't be counted on for much in the sack column. He will have his work cut out for him though, as McCargo should return at full strength. At any rate, he'll be an important part of a rotation that the Bills enjoy churning to keep people fresh.