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Duke Williams

26-Year-Old Safety – Free Agent

2016 Defensive Stats

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2016 Defensive Projections

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2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Williams took a step back in 2015, recording less tackles than the previous year and losing out on an opportunity to replace current starter Aaron Williams after he suffered a serious neck injury. The...

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

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Released by the Bills in November of 2016.

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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
2010 19 CFB 3 - - - - 2 0 - - - - - -
2011 20 CFB 5 - - - - 1 0 - - - - - -
2012 21 CFB 13 - - - - 1 0 - - - - - -
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
2016 25 BUF 9 4 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Duke Williams – Playing Time Overview

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Snap Count Stats

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Defensive Snaps in 2016

Duke Williams was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on defense in 2016.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2016

Duke Williams was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2016.

Year Def ST
2014 528 216
2015 248 174
2016 0 0
Duke Williams 2016 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 @Bal 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 NYJ 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Ari 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 @NE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 @LA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 SF 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 @Mia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 NE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 @Sea 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 BYE Bye Week
11 FREE AGENT Free Agent
12 FREE AGENT Free Agent
13 FREE AGENT Free Agent
14 FREE AGENT Free Agent
15 FREE AGENT Free Agent
16 FREE AGENT Free Agent
17 FREE AGENT Free Agent

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

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

Williams has just four tackles on the season and hasn't been credited with one since Week 3.

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Williams ended up starting Sunday's game at strong safety over Aaron Williams, but in the end only saw 21 defensive snaps, BuffaloBills.com reports. Duke Williams logged just one tackle and no other stats.

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With Aaron Williams still in concussion protocol, Duke Williams could be in line for a significant role to start the season, BuffaloBills.com reports. Said coach Rex Ryan, "Man Iíll tell you what. Heís the man thatís bringing in the coffee. Thatís how much time he spends in here. So he wants it bad. And I see a different player. I see a player with way more confidence."

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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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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, ďYou want to get your best 11 on the field. This provides him an opportunity. Heís got that unique ability where he can do both things. So letís 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 whatís best for the team. If that means Corey, we feel good about him playing safety, thatís where he will be.Ē

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2016

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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.