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Duke Williams

25-Year-Old Safety – Buffalo Bills

2015 Defensive Stats

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28

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1

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0

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0

TD

1

2016 Defensive Projections

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2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

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

2016 ADP:

Bye Week:  10

HT: 5' 11"   WT: 201   DOB: 10/15/1990  College: Nevada  DRAFTED: 4th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Duke Williams Contract Information:

Signed a rookie deal with the Bills in May of 2013.

January 20, 2016  –  Duke Williams News

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A year after recording 52 tackles, Williams finished the season with just 28 tackles, one sack, and one touchdown while being active for all 16 games.

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Duke 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
2013 22 Buf 16 7 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 23 Buf 16 52 39 13 0 3 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0
2015 24 Buf 16 28 25 3 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Duke Williams – Playing Time Overview

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#3 Strong Safety

Snap Count Stats

248

Defensive Snaps in 2015

Duke Williams was on the field for 248 of his team's snaps on defense in 2015.

174

Special Teams Snaps in 2015

Duke Williams was on the field for 174 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2015.

Year Def ST
2013 21 230
2014 528 216
2015 248 174
Duke Williams 2015 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 Ind 5 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 NE 7 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @Mia 0 17 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 NYG 17 19 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 @Ten 11 13 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Cin 61 8 6 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 @Jax 67 5 5 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Mia 25 8 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 @NYJ 22 11 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
10 @NE 7 19 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 @KC 0 19 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Hou 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 @Phi 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 @Was 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Dal 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 NYJ 26 19 1 1 0 0 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 Duke Williams  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Safeties
Height:   5' 11"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   201 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.52 sec
GOOD
Shuttle Time:   4.00 sec
ELITE
Cone Drill
Not Available
Arm Length
Not Available
Hand Length
Not Available
Vertical Jump:   38 in
GOOD
Broad Jump:   126 in
GREAT
Bench Press:   13 reps
POOR
Buffalo Bills Team Injury Report
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Duke Williams: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Williams had five total tackles -- including his first sack of the season -- during Sunday's loss to the Jaguars, while seeing action on all 67 of the team's defensive snaps.

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While Williams did make the team as one of four safeties the Bills kept, he lost out on the starting strong safety job to veteran Corey Graham.

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Williams, who was previously thought to be the starting strong safety favorite following the offseason departure of Da'Norris Searcy, looks to have some new competition in Corey Graham, as Graham appears likely to be switched from cornerback to safety, BuffaloBills.com reports. Said coach Rex Ryan of Graham, “You want to get your best 11 on the field. This provides him an opportunity. He’s got that unique ability where he can do both things. So let’s see what we have out there. This is no slam on Duke (Williams), or (Bacarri) Rambo, or (Jonathan) Meeks or any of those guys. This is us doing what’s best for the team. If that means Corey, we feel good about him playing safety, that’s where he will be.”

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This is certainly not a done deal yet, and Williams still could win the job while Graham gets used as a super-utility type of player. But Graham is coming off an excellent season and has much more experience than Williams, so Williams is now far from a sure thing to see the bulk of strong safety snaps.
Williams is the early favorite to start at strong safety following the free agent departure of Da'Norris Searcy, BuffaloBills.com reports. Said coach Rex Ryan, "Searcy was an outstanding player, there’s no doubt about that. But we feel pretty good about Duke (Williams). And really some other guys. (Jonathan) Meeks was coming on and got hurt, so we’ll see. There’s going to be some opportunities for other guys. Clearly, that’s going to be a spot where when you lose a starter, the next man steps up. I think with Duke Williams in particular, we’re excited to see what he can do.”

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Williams will have to fend off Bacarri Rambo, Meeks, and Kenny Ladler for the starting spot opposite Aaron Williams, but it seems the Bills are targeting him for what should be a key position in Ryan's new defense. Williams had 52 tackles and a pick while seeing the field for 48.6 of the defensive snaps.

RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

There was no outlook written for Duke Williams.

2015

Williams enters his third season as the favorite to start alongside Aaron Williams now that Da'Norris Searcy is in Tennessee. He might have to beat out Corey Graham, who could be switched from corner to safety, but if Williams lands the job he could be one of the breakout IDPs of 2015. Logging 528 defensive snaps, Williams surpassed 50 tackles as a part-time player last year while intercepting one pass. As a starter, he likely would push for closer to 1,000 snaps. Even 900 snaps would put him on a 90-tackle pace based on last year's numbers.

2014

Williams was a fourth round draft pick in 2013 and got his feet wet as a rookie last year. He should have an opportunity to expand his playing time a bit in his second season and may ultimately bloom into a viable NFL starter. For fantasy purposes he shouldn't be counted on in 2014 and only be rostered in the deepest of dynasty leagues.

2013

If Williams can beat out Da'Norris Searcy for the starting safety spot opposite Jairus Byrd, Williams could find his way on the IDP radar in 2013.