27-Year-Old Defensive Tackle – Arizona Cardinals
2014 Fantasy Football Outlook
Williams shoulders the burden placed upon the nose tackle in the Cardinals' 3-4 scheme, but after Darnell Dockett torn his ACL during training camp, the former will garner some snaps at defensive end ...
2014 ADP: –
Bye Week: 4
Dan Williams Contract Information:
Signed a five-year deal with the Cardinals in August of 2010.
Williams may play defensive end at times following the loss of Darnell Dockett (knee) for the season, the Cardinals' official site reports. "I played it a little bit last year toward the end of the season, trying to spell Calais and Dockett for a few reps," Williams said. "I'm definitely going to do anything the coaches ask me."
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Williams will start at nose tackle in 2012, but has not lived up to his potential as of yet.
Williams began his 2011 training camp on a sour note as he reported out of shape and overweight. Williams performed like a rookie in 2010; he showed flashes of talent that warranted first-round consideration, but his 38 tackles won't cut it heading into 2011. Williams is expected to be the anchor of the Cards' 3-4 at nose tackle. Until he demonstrates consistency (and the ability to stay on the field with regards to his weight concerns), he won't enter Week 1 as a legitimate IDP option.
Gabe Watson was the only nose tackle on the roster prior to the Cards' decision to draft Williams -- the 11th player on their board -- in the first round of the NFL Draft. He'll be given an opportunity to immediately start between defensive ends Darnell Dockett and Calais Campbell as a rookie. Perhaps having Chester McGlockton as a mentor during his senior season at Tennessee will also ease Williams' transition to life in the NFL. Ultimately, the IDP value he brings will be manifested in his ability to keep the interior linemen busy while enabling Dockett and Campbell to rush the passer.