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Duke Williams

24-Year-Old Safety – Buffalo Bills

2015 Defensive Stats











2015 Defensive Projections






2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

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 ...

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2015 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  8

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


Duke Williams Contract Information:

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

September 7, 2015  –  Duke Williams News

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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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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 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Duke Williams – Playing Time Overview

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#2 Strong Safety
  1. Corey Graham
  2. Duke Williams
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Snap Count Stats


Defensive Snaps in 2015

Duke Williams was on the field for 12 of his team's snaps on defense in 2015.


Special Teams Snaps in 2015

Duke Williams was on the field for 53 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2015.

Year Def ST
2013 21 230
2014 528 216
2015 12 53
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
5 @Ten
6 Cin
7 @Jax
8 BYE Bye Week
9 Mia
10 @NYJ
11 @NE
12 @KC
13 Hou
14 @Phi
15 @Was
16 Dal
17 NYJ

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"
Weight:   201 lbs
40-Yard Dash:   4.52 sec
Shuttle Time:   4.00 sec
Cone Drill
Not Available
Arm Length
Not Available
Hand Length
Not Available
Vertical Jump:   38 in
Broad Jump:   126 in
Bench Press:   13 reps
Buffalo Bills Team Injury Report
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Alex Carrington  Inact
LeSean McCoy  Inact
John Miller  Inact
Ty Powell  IR
Tony Steward  Inact
Cam Thomas  PUP-R
Sammy Watkins  Inact
Aaron Williams  Inact

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

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, 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, 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.

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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.


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.