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Duke Williams

24-Year-Old Safety – Buffalo Bills

2014 Defensive Stats

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2015 Defensive Projections

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2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

A former fourth-round pick from Nevada, Williams heads into his third season as the favorite to start alongside Aaron Williams now that Da'Norris Searcy is in Tennessee. A standout athlete with a rece...

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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

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Duke Williams Contract Information:

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

May 28, 2015  –  Duke Williams News

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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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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
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Duke Williams – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Strong Safety

Snap Count Stats

528

Defensive Snaps in 2014

Duke Williams was on the field for 528 of his team's snaps on defense in 2014.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2014

Duke Williams was on the field for 216 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Def ST
2013 21 230
2014 528 216
Duke Williams 2014 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 @Chi 29 19 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Mia 16 21 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 SD 40 19 5 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 @Hou 39 21 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 @Det 57 22 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 NE 70 10 8 6 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Min 18 14 7 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 @NYJ 47 16 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
9 KC 20 13 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 @Mia 27 10 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
11 NYJ
12 NYJ 37 11 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Cle 20 11 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 @Den 44 6 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
15 GB 42 3 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 @Oak 3 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 @NE 19 12 1 0 1 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
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Arm Length
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Hand Length
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Vertical Jump:   38 in
GOOD
Broad Jump:   126 in
GREAT
Bench Press:   13 reps
POOR
Buffalo Bills Team Injury Report
Questionable
No players listed.
Doubtful
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Duke Williams: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

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.
With the recent departure of Da’Norris Searcy in free agency, Williams could get the opportunity to start at the open spot at safety this season across from Aaron Williams, BuffaloBills.com reports.

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Williams (concussion) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Raiders.

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Williams (concussion) is listed as probable for Sunday's game in Oakland after practicing on a limited basis Friday.

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Williams left Sunday's win over Green Bay in the third quarter with concussion-like symptoms and did not return, BuffaloBills.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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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.