24-Year-Old Safety – Buffalo Bills
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 ...
Duke Williams Contract Information:
Signed a rookie deal with the Bills in May of 2013.
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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Duke Williams: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)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
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.