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Mario Williams

30-Year-Old Defensive End – Buffalo Bills

2014 Defensive Stats

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42

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14.5

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2

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2015 Defensive Projections

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2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

Check Williams' position eligibility (Jerry Hughes', too) because new coach Rex Ryan runs a 3-4 defense, which could lead some leagues to classify Williams as a 3-4 outside linebacker rather than a 4-...

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2015 ADP:  122.36

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  8

HT: 6' 6"   WT: 292   DOB: 1/31/1985  College: North Carolina State  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Mario Williams Contract Information:

Signed a six-year, $100 million deal with the Bills in March of 2012 that includes a reported $50 million in guaranteed money. Williams gets $53 million over the first three years of the contract. In 2013, Williams gets an option bonus of $8 million, with a base salary of $6.5 million. In 2014, he gets a roster bonus of $10.6 million with a base salary of $1.9 million. In 2015, he gets a roster bonus of $1 million with a base salary of $12.1 million. In 2016, he gets a roster bonus of $2.5 million with a base salary of $11.5 million. In 2017, he gets a roster bonus of $3.5 million with a base salary of $11.4 million. He also has workout bonuses that amount to a total of $2.1 million over the first five years of the contract. The deal includes $4 million in incentive bonuses.

July 31, 2015  –  Mario Williams News

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Williams (undisclosed) was removed from the non-football injury list Friday, WKBW's Joe Buscaglia reports.

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Mario 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 23 16 - 53 - 12 - 0 0 - 0 - - - -
2009 24 16 - 43 - 9 - 0 0 - 1 - - - -
2010 25 Hou 13 28 22 6 8.5 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2011 26 Hou 5 11 10 1 5 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2012 27 Buf 16 46 37 9 10.5 4 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
2013 28 Buf 16 38 28 10 13 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2014 29 Buf 16 42 36 6 14.5 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

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#1 Defensive End
  1. Mario Williams
  2. BJ Larsen
Buffalo Bills

Snap Count Stats

673

Defensive Snaps in 2014

Mario Williams was on the field for 673 of his team's snaps on defense in 2014.

59

Special Teams Snaps in 2014

Mario Williams was on the field for 59 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Def ST
2012 931 32
2013 930 26
2014 673 59
Mario Williams 2014 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 @Chi 48 1 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Mia 54 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 SD 49 5 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 @Hou 52 6 2 1 1 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 @Det 47 6 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 NE 55 8 4 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Min 37 4 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 @NYJ 40 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
9 KC 40 4 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 @Mia 0 0 5 4 1 3.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 NYJ
12 NYJ 46 3 3 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Cle 53 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 @Den 52 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 GB 0 0 4 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
16 @Oak 56 7 4 3 1 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 @NE 44 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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 Mario Williams  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Defensive Ends
Height:   6' 6"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   292 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.70 sec
GREAT
Shuttle Time:   4.37 sec
GOOD
Cone Drill:   7.21 sec
WEAK
Arm Length
Not Available
Hand Length
Not Available
Vertical Jump:   41 in
ELITE
Broad Jump:   120 in
GREAT
Bench Press:   35 reps
ELITE
Buffalo Bills Team Injury Report
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Mario Williams: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Williams (undisclosed) was placed on the active/non-football injury list Thursday by the Bills, The Buffalo News reports.

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With new coach Rex Ryan typically favoring a 3-4 defense, Williams could be moved back to outside linebacker in 2015, The Buffalo News reports.

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Williams had a sack in Sunday's win at New England and finished the season with a career-high 14.5. It was his only tackle of the game.

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Williams, who missed Wednesday's practice due to illness, practiced fully for the second straight time Friday and does not show up on the Bills' injury list for this week's game against the Packers.

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Williams (illness) returned to practice Thursday, ESPN's Mike Rodak reports.

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Williams is not practicing Wednesday due to an illness, according to Joe Buscaglia of WGR550.com.

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Williams has lost a half-sack stemming from the Bills' win over the Jets in Week 8, BuffaloBills.com reports.

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Williams only played 48 percent of the defensive snaps in last Sunday's win over the Jets, according to WGR550.com. He finished with three tackles and a half-sack.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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2014

Tackle production is the only consideration that pushes Williams down this far. He's among the league's most reliable double-digit sack threats at this point, especially since he plays on a Buffalo defensive line with two of the league's elite defensive tackles in Kyle Williams and Marcell Dareus. He has 23.5 sacks in his 32 games with the Bills, and with that league-best tackle duo occupying blockers, Williams should continue breaking free into the backfield. The only problem is those tackles eat up lots of tackles for themselves – they combined for 139 last year, leaving Williams with just 37.

2013

Keep an eye on Buffalo to make sure it doesn't formally switch to a 3-4 scheme prior to the season, a change that would switch Williams to OLB and greatly reduce his appeal as an IDP. If he remains at defensive end, Williams should be a strong option in most leagues. Williams had a disappointing start in Buffalo, totaling just 16 tackles and 3.5 sacks in his first seven games, but an arthroscopic wrist surgery during the team's bye week seemed to fix the problem. From that point Williams added 30 tackles and seven sacks in the next nine games, numbers that would project to roughly 53 tackles and 12.5 sacks over a full season. With no known health issues heading into 2013, Williams should be the same player he was in the second half of 2012.

2012

After a stint, cut short by a pectoral muscle tear, as an outside linebacker in Wade Phillips' 3-4 defense, Williams heads back to the line in a 4-3 alignment after leaving Houston for Buffalo. The new defensive coordinator in Buffalo, Dave Wannstedt, is expected to run a defense more in tune with Williams' skill set – it's difficult to play as a stand-up linebacker, as the 3-4 requires, when you're 6-6 and roughly 300 pounds. Playing with his hand on the ground alongside the duo of Marcell Dareus and Kyle Williams next to him at tackle, with former teammate Mark Anderson across the way, the former Texan should not have much trouble totaling double-digit sacks in 2012. Just don’t expect a ton of tackles as his career high is 59.

2011

Williams will actually be a (gigantic) outside linebacker for Houston’s new 3-4 defense rather than an end, but he still should qualify this year at defensive end in most fantasy leagues. In such cases, his value likely escalates. He should be in position for more tackles at linebacker than he was at end, while his sack production should stay relatively unaffected, or maybe even improve. He probably won't hover in the 80-tackle range like a DeMarcus Ware-type, but double-digit sacks under Wade Phillips’ direction should be expected. Williams’ value is considerably lower in leagues where he’s only eligible at linebacker, since he has next to no chance of approaching triple-digit tackles like the top IDP linebackers.

2010

A better overall Texans defense may have hurt Williams' individual stats last season; with more playmakers in the mix, Williams finished the campaign with a career-low 43 tackles and a three-year low of nine sacks. But complacency may have played a role as well - Houston coach Gary Kubiak read Williams the riot act after his tackle-less Week 15 game against Miami; Week 16 saw Williams generate two tackles, a sack and a quarterback pressure that led to an interception. If Williams can maintain his focus for the full season, he easily has the talent to be a top tier fantasy D-lineman again.

2009

Everyone who criticized the Texans for drafting Williams over Reggie Bush hopefully has apologized. After a solid-but-unspectacular rookie campaign in which he was slowed by a bum foot, Williams arrived in 2007 – his second NFL season – with 14 sacks (tied for third in the league) and 59 tackles. He hasn’t let up – adding 12 sacks and another 53 tackles last season. Blessed with tremendous size (6-7, 290) and speed, Williams should continue to be among the league leaders in sacks while contributing 50-60 tackles.

2008

The No. 1 overall pick in 2006 had a breakout campaign in 2007, tying for third in the league with 14 sacks and adding 59 tackles and two forced fumbles. Williams' long-term upside remains high, and it certainly helps that the Texans are building a good defense around him, which lessens his burden. He recorded a sack in six consecutive games in 2007 and could be a consistent double-digit sack threat for the next few years at least. Williams is big, strong and fast and is becoming a polished NFL player at age 23.

2007

A disappointing rookie season can be chalked up to an injured foot, but Williams underwhelmed well before the injury. The No. 1 overall pick from 2006 felt pressure all season and should be more relaxed entering his second season. The addition of Amobi Okoye, a pass rushing threat at defensive tackle, should open up things and hopefully give Williams more than 4.5 sacks.

2006

Williams is expected to be the Texans' starting right defensive end.