P.J. Williams

P.J. Williams

28-Year-Old CornerbackCB
New Orleans Saints
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Williams logged a four-year low in defensive snaps per game in 2020 while seeing time at safety, outside cornerback and nickel back. He'll remain a key part of the Saints secondary but Williams may need an injury to reach IDP relevance. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, $2.3 million contract with the Saints in March of 2021.
Makes most of depth role
CBNew Orleans Saints
October 14, 2021
Williams had one pass deflection and one interception during the Saints' win over Washington in Week 5.
ANALYSIS
Williams only played 24 percent of defensive snaps versus the Football Team, but he made an impact when on the field. Of course, as a result of his low weekly tackling floor, Williams doesn't possess much fantasy utility in IDP formats.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Snap Counts
Snap %
New Orleans SaintsSaints 2021 CB Snap Distribution See more data like this | See last season's snap counts
#% of Team Snaps

66757%
20374%
57349%
12245%
38533%
17163%
34129%
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28524%
10940%
534%
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Measurables Review
How do P.J. Williams' measurables compare to other cornerbacks?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 0"
 
Weight
196 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.57 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.28 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.08 sec
 
Vertical Jump
40.0 in
 
Broad Jump
132 in
 
Bench Press
12 reps
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Williams signed a one-year deal in the offseason to return for his fifth season with the Saints in 2020. Over his last three campaigns, Williams has appeared in 45 contests and recorded 22 passes defended, four interceptions, two forced fumbles and two sacks. He'll compete with Janoris Jenkins for snaps at cornerback, but Williams should still see a sizable role for the upcoming season as New Orleans looks to solidify its up-and-coming defense.
After two injury-plagued season, Williams was finally able to stay healthy in his third pro season, notching 47 tackles (34 solo), nine passes defensed and two interceptions across 16 games in 2017. Williams, however, is expected to start the year behind Marshawn Lattimore and Ken Crawley on the cornerback depth chart and will need to beat out fellow Florida State product Patrick Robinson for the nickel cornerback job in order to make an meaningful impact in most IDP leagues.
Williams was selected in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft, but he missed all of last season with a torn hamstring injury he suffered during training camp. After what amounted to a redshirt season, Williams, now healthy, has drawn rave reviews this offseason and during the early portions of training camp. Delvin Breaux and Keenan Lewis will presumably be the Saints' starting cornerbacks to begin the season, but with the modern NFL offense frequently deploying three-wide receiver sets, Williams should still see plenty of playing time from the nickel cornerback position.
Drafted in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft, Williams will compete to be a backup cornerback.
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Suiting up Week 2
CBNew Orleans Saints
September 19, 2021
Williams is listed as active ahead of Sunday's matchup with the Panthers, Luke Johnson of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
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Back in action
CBNew Orleans Saints
August 3, 2021
Williams (undisclosed) has been removed from the non-football injury list and is participating in training camp, John DeShazier of the Saints' official site reports.
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Moves to NFI list
CBNew Orleans Saints
Undisclosed
July 28, 2021
The Saints placed Williams on the non-football injury list Wednesday due to an unspecified "soft-tissue" injury, Larry Holder of The Athletic reports.
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Staying in Big Easy
CBNew Orleans Saints
March 18, 2021
Williams re-signed with the Saints on a one-year contract Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Respectable 2020 campaign
CBNew Orleans Saints
January 31, 2021
Williams recorded 40 tackles (31 solo), two passes defended, two fumble recoveries and an interception across 15 regular-season games in 2020.
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