RotoWire Partners

Kyle Williams

34-Year-Old Defensive Tackle – Buffalo Bills

2017 Defensive Stats

Tckl

15

Sacks

1

Int

0

FF

0

TD

0

2017 Defensive Projections

Tckl

Sacks

Int

FF

TD

2017 Fantasy Football Outlook

A mainstay on the Buffalo defensive line, Williams enters his 12th year with the Bills. He's not flashy but is a contributor in deep IDP leagues, perhaps offering 60 tackles and a handful of sacks. He...

Read more about Kyle Williams

2017 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  6

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 27, 2017  –  Kyle Williams News

▼ More

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

+ Add To Watchlist

Williams didn't practice Wednesday as part of a planned rest day, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

To instantly reveal our fantasy analysis of every player – including Kyle Williams – simply subscribe now.

Kyle Williams NFL Stats
Click stat headings to sort columns.
  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 15 64 42 22 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 34 BUF 5 15 6 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 Proj 34 BUF Subscribe now to see our 2017 projections for Kyle Williams

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Kyle Williams – Playing Time Overview

Depth Chart Status   (See Full Depth Chart)

#1 Defensive Tackle
  1. Kyle Williams
  2. Jerel Worthy
Buffalo Bills

Snap Count Stats

252

Defensive Snaps in 2017

Kyle Williams was on the field for 252 of his team's snaps on defense in 2017.

18

Special Teams Snaps in 2017

Kyle Williams was on the field for 18 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2017.

Year Def ST
2015 346 29
2016 795 50
2017 252 18
Kyle Williams 2017 Game Log
OPTIONS:   Show Playoff StatsHide Playoff Stats       Click stat headings to sort columns.
  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 NYJ 43 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @Car 46 5 6 0 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Den 54 4 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 @Atl 58 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 @Cin 51 4 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 BYE Bye Week
7 TB
8 Oak
9 @NYJ
10 NO
11 @LAC
12 @KC
13 NE
14 Ind
15 Mia
16 @NE
17 @Mia

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
As Compared To Other Defensive Tackles
Height:   6' 1"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   303 lbs
AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash
Not Available
Shuttle Time
Not Available
Cone Drill
Not Available
Arm Length
Not Available
Hand Length
Not Available
Vertical Jump
Not Available
Broad Jump
Not Available
Bench Press
Not Available
Buffalo Bills Team Injury Report
Doubtful
No players listed.

Kyle Williams: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Williams (personal) doesn't appear on the injury report ahead of Week 1.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Williams missed his second straight practice Tuesday, with coach Sean McDermott citing "personal reasons," Vic Carucci of The Buffalo News reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Bills coach Sean McDermott announced that Williams would return to the team in 2017, ESPN.com's Mike Rodak reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Williams (back) is active for Sunday's tilt against the Jets.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Williams (back) did not practice Wednesday.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Williams (back) is active for Saturday's matchup with the Dolphins.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Williams (back) is questionable for Saturday's game against Miami, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Williams (back) has returned to practice Thursday.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Williams (back) did not practice Wednesday.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Williams (back) is active for Sunday's game against Cleveland.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.

RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

Subscribe now to see our 2017 outlook.

2015

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.

2014

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.

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.

2012

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.

2011

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. He’s 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.

2010

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.

2009

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.

2008

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. He’s being paid starter's money, but Williams’ 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.

2007

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.