Derrick Williams F SAC 2 Days

Williams started against the Warriors on Friday and was able to record nine points, five rebounds, and two assists during his 22 minutes on the hardwood.

It's still unclear whether or not Williams will remain in the starting lineup, although he saw just as many minutes as a starter Friday than he has when coming off the bench this season. As a result, it doesn't seem to matter where Williams starts the game because his value is remaining consistently in the zone of deeper leagues.

Derrick Williams F SAC 3 Days

Williams will replace Jason Thompson in the starting lineup for Friday's tilt with the Warriors.

Williams and Thompson have typically seen relatively similar minutes totals over the last handful of games as it is, so the lineup change may not necessarily have much of an impact on either player. Of the two big men, Williams would seem to be the more viable fantasy play in deeper formats at this juncture, as he's produced double-digit points in three of his last five games to Thompson's one, and is more of a threat from three-point land.

Derrick Williams F SAC 9 Days

Williams got the start Friday with Rudy Gay out, and scored 10 points (5-11 FG, 0-1 3Pt), grabbed six rebounds and had a steal in 33 minutes.

Williams actually had a better game Tuesday when he came off the bench, and Gay shouldn't be out for much longer. This was Williams' second start this season. Coming off the bench, he's averaging 6.6 points and 2.5 rebounds this season. Unless he's starting and is a daily league option, Williams shouldn't be looked at in most leagues.

Derrick Williams F SAC 12 Days

Williams had a double-double off the bench Tuesday with 12 points (5-12 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-4 FT) and 10 rebounds.

Williams saw a boost in playing time mostly thanks to Rudy Gay having to leave the game with a sprained knee. He logged 36 minutes on the floor Tuesday, far above his season average of 15.8. If Gay misses time, Williams could be worth adding in deeper formats.

Derrick Williams F SAC 22 Days

Williams scored 12 points (5-9 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-4 FT), to go along with two rebounds, and one assist in 23 minutes on Sunday.

Williams returned to the bench to play more of a role fantasy owners have been accustomed to seeing out of him in the past. He's a guy that can get hot at any moment, but he's more likely to have average games like tonight than stuffing the stat-sheet like on Thursday.

Derrick Williams F SAC 25 Days

Williams scored 17 points (6-10 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT) Thursday against the Timberwolves in 31 minutes, finishing the game with five rebounds, three assists, a block and two steals.

Williams has received wildly inconsistent minutes with the Kings this season, so he's not a reliable fantasy option. However, when he gets significant minutes, he can be effective. This was his first start of the season, so owners will want to monitor his playing time going forward.

Derrick Williams F SAC 25 Days

Williams will start Thursday against the Timberwolves, the Sacramento Bee reports.

Williams scored just two points on 1-of-5 shooting with two rebounds in 16 minutes Wednesday, but he'll make his first start of the season Thursday with Ryan Hollins moving to the bench. Carl Landry, who played 26 minutes against Boston, figures to see significant run yet again.

Derrick Williams F SAC 2 Months

Williams appeared in a season-high 34 minutes in an overtime loss to the Rockets on Thursday, scoring 17 points (5-12 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 5-6 FT).

Given Williams's past problems with consistency, owners shouldn't be too excited and search for him immediately on the waiver wire. Reggie Evans is still the Kings' starter at power forward, but the strong night for Williams was nice to see, considering he came in to the game averaging just 5.5 points per game. In addition to his strong scoring night, Williams also had five rebounds and an assist.

Derrick Williams F SAC 2 Months

Williams only played one minute on Friday against the Pacers.

After contributing 18 points and four rebounds against the Raptors on Tuesday, Williams received one minute on Friday against the Pacers. His role has been up and down lately and he cannot be relied upon for any consistent fantasy output.

Derrick Williams F SAC 2 Months

Williams scored 18 points (8-12 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 1-3 FT), with four rebounds in 14 minutes during Tuesday's loss to the Raptors.

Williams had been very quiet before this game, and while he didn't get many minutes, he got plenty of shots up when he got into the game. This is just a blip on the radar, as you can't expect this from Williams on a consistent basis.