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Mike Williams

27-Year-Old Wide Receiver – Buffalo Bills

2013 Receiving Stats

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22

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216

TD

2

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9.8

Tar

40

2014 Receiving Projections

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

A torn hamstring cost Williams 10 games last year, and even when he was healthy, a terrible Buccaneers passing game slowed him down. Tampa traded Williams to the Bills this offseason where he’ll work ...

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2014 ADP:  225.83

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (WR): Hidden

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Bye Week:  9

STATUS:  Probable     INJURY:  Hamstring
HT: 6' 2"   WT: 212   DOB: 5/18/1987
College: Syracuse  Show ContractHide Contract

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Mike Williams Contract Information:

Signed a six-year, $40.25 million contract in July of 2013.

July 19, 2014  –  Mike Williams News

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Williams claims his hamstring is at 100 percent health for training camp, The Buffalo News reports.

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Mike Williams NFL Stats
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  Receiving Rec Distance Big Rec Games Rushing Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Rec Yards TD Tar Avg YPT 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Att Yards Avg TD Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2010 23 TB 16 65 964 11 129 14.8 7.5 17 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2
2011 24 TB 16 65 771 3 124 11.9 6.2 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
2012 25 TB 16 63 996 9 126 15.8 7.9 17 6 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 26 TB 6 22 216 2 40 9.8 5.4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Mike Williams Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Rec/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5
2010 23 TB 16 10.2 14.2 12.2 4 60 18 9 5 0 0 0 0 0
2011 24 TB 16 6.0 10.0 8.0 4 48 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 25 TB 16 9.7 13.6 11.6 4 62 19 11 5 0 0 0 0 0
2013 26 TB 6 5.6 9.3 7.4 4 36 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Mike Williams – Playing Time Overview

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Snap Count Stats

362

Offensive Snaps in 2013

Mike Williams was on the field for 362 of his team's snaps on offense in 2013.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2013

Mike Williams was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2013.

Year Off ST
2011 - -
2012 901 5
2013 362 0

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Mike Williams 2013 Game Log
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  Snap Count Receiving Rec Distance Rushing Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Targets Red Zone Runs
Week Opp Off ST Rec Yards TD Tar Avg 20+ 40+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 NE 58 0 4 52 1 8 13.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2 Car 51 0 2 9 0 6 4.5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
3 @NYJ 51 0 5 65 0 9 13.0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
4 Bal 71 0 4 38 1 6 9.5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
5 @Cle
6 Cin
7 @Mia 73 0 4 32 0 5 8.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
8 @NO
9 KC
10 @Pit
11 NYJ
12 BYE Bye Week
13 Atl
14 @TB
15 @Jax
16 Mia
17 @NE

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 Mike Williams
As Compared To Other Wide Receivers
Height:   6' 2"
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Weight:   212 lbs
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Mike Williams: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Williams was limited throughout OTAs and minicamp because his leg was less than 100 percent, WGR reports.

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Williams, who missed 10 games last season due to a torn hamstring, says he's at full health well ahead of the 2014 season, BuffaloBills.com reports. Said the team's new receiver, "I'm good. I'm going to be ready for all the offseason workouts and things like that. So I'll be 100 percent straight for that."

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Williams (thigh) was traded to Buffalo on Friday in exchange for a sixth-round pick, ESPN's James Walker reports.

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The Buccaneers had grown weary of Williams' off-the-field issues, and it makes sense to move him now with such a deep talent pool at receiver in the upcoming draft class. Buffalo, meanwhile, adds some size and physicality to a receiver rotation that otherwise featured finesse wideouts. Williams' 2013 season was a waste due to a hamstring tear that ended his season after six games, but he started his career with three consecutive seasons of 60-plus catches, scoring 23 touchdowns over that span. Williams might have trouble establishing much fantasy value in Buffalo, in any case, as he'll be battling Steve Johnson, Robert Woods and Marquise Goodwin for targets in what figures to be a modest EJ Manuel-led passing game. An interesting anecdote in all this is that Williams quit the Syracuse football team in 2009, which was current Bills coach Doug Marrone's first season as head coach at Syracuse.
The injury that Williams sustained Sunday, when he was stabbed in the left thigh, was described by the Tampa Bay Times as a relatively minor laceration.

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Williams was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa after he was reportedly stabbed in the thigh at his Hillsborough County (Florida) home Sunday afternoon, the Tampa Bay Times reports. NFL.com later reported that Williams was discharged from the hospital.

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2013

After a disastrous sophomore year, Williams got his career back on track last season. The presence of Vincent Jackson (and his 147 targets) limited Williams' ceiling but also gave him room to operate – he had 17 catches for 20-plus (T-11th) and six catches of 40 or more yards (T-2nd). While Williams had two fewer red-zone targets than Jackson (18 to 20), 11 of Williams' looks were inside the 10 (2nd) as opposed to Jackson's three. Consequently, Williams had nine TDs to Jackson's eight. At 6-1, 212 and with decent speed, plus athleticism and good ball skills, Williams' playmaking ability should keep him involved both down the field and near the goal line. Jackson's still the No. 1 target in Tampa, but the team’s lack of receiver depth and pass-catching tight ends should leave Williams plenty of opportunities in his fourth season.

2012

Like the original, the sequel to “Michael Clayton” was also set in Tampa. After a promising rookie season, Williams – like his predecessor – fell off the map in Year 2, averaging just 11.9 YPC, 6.2 YPT (31st among the league’s 32 100-target WR) and scoring just three times (down from 11 in 2010). The precise reasons for the drop-off are hard to pinpoint, but quarterback Josh Freeman also played considerably worse, and the Buccaneers as a team went from 10-6 to 4-12. As a result, the Bucs cleaned house, hiring an entirely new coaching staff and bringing in free-agent Vincent Jackson (and paying him $26 million in guaranteed money). That means Williams will likely no longer be Freeman’s go-to guy, and a drop in targets should follow suit. At 6-1, 212, Williams has decent speed for a bigger receiver, runs good routes and has the athleticism and ball skills to make acrobatic plays down the field. He’ll still be in the mix, but so will Arrelious Benn, another year removed from ACL surgery, and newly signed tight end Dallas Clark will get his looks as well.

2011

A fourth-round rookie on an offensive wasteland doesn't usually finish as the 11th best receiver on the board. But Williams was a first-round talent who dropped only due to perceived character issues, and Tampa with an improving Josh Freeman is no longer a wasteland. At 6-2, 220, Williams has decent speed for a bigger wideout. He runs good routes and has the size, athleticism and ball skills to make acrobatic plays down the field. Williams saw 18 red-zone looks last year and nine targets from inside-the-10, numbers that could increase in his second year as Tampa's improving offense makes more trips deep into opponents' territory. Williams' per-play efficiency (7.47 YPT) was pedestrian, and he didn't make a ton of big plays (two catches of 40-plus), but he should be more polished in Year 2, and his rapport with Freeman should only improve. At a minimum, Williams is the team's clear No. 1 target heading into 2011.

2010

Though a rookie fourth-round draft pick, Williams is expected to wind up as a starting WR with the Buccaneers' in 2010. Williams actually has first-round talent but dropped in the draft due to having major off-the-field issues that led to his dismissal from the team while in college at Syracuse. If Williams can keep his head on straight he could be a very pleasant surprise as a rookie in 2010.