Mike Williams WR BUF 5 Days
Williams did not have a catch or a target in Sunday's win over the Vikings and was on the field for just five snaps, according to ESPN's Mike Rodak.
Williams was active after getting benched the previous week, but hardly saw the field and clearly is not a focus of this offense, despite his red-zone skills. Today's lesson for all you readers: If your coach takes what's a second or third chance on you and you get scratched, don't go public with your frustration, or worse, let your agent start gabbing to the media. The lesson could be a long one for Williams, as Chris Hogan looks to have moved into the third receiver spot and had a nice game in that role. Hogan is a nice big target like Williams, but seems to be more in sync with Kyle Orton and has had a few big catches the last two weeks.
Mike Williams WR BUF 6 Days
Williams is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Vikings.
He'll re-enter the Bills' wideout mix Sunday, with Marquise Goodwin and Marcus Easley both out, but a wait-and-see approach is in order with Williams until he re-establishes a role in the Buffalo offense.
Mike Williams WR BUF 8 Days
Two of Williams' teammates - Marquise Goodwin and Marcus Easley - have both been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Vikings.
That leaves the Bills with just four healthy receivers - Williams being one of them - and while someone could get elevated from the practice squad, all signs point to Williams returning to action following last week's surprise benching. That said, he has one big play all season and that's about all he's done, and there's a chance Chris Hogan may have moved ahead of him into third in the pecking order.
Mike Williams WR BUF 9 Days
Williams, whose agent requested a trade earlier this week, practiced with the scout team Wednesday and isn't sure if he'll be in the lineup when the Bills face the Vikings this week, The Buffalo News reports.
Coach Doug Marrone is not amused with the distraction especially considering Williams has a checkered past and he's not performing anywhere near his salary. Williams has an ugly 8/142/1 line while playing five games, and 80 yards and the score came on one play. He may get back in the lineup pretty quickly as the Bills need all the help they can get on offense, but he's about as close to fantasy value as the first-rounder his agent has hinted he's worth in barter.
Mike Williams WR BUF 12 Days
Williams' agent has been given permission to gauge trade interest in his client, NFL.com reports.
Williams was a healthy scratch from Sunday's game following totals of eight catches, 142 yards and one touchdown through the first five games this season. However, given Williams' unhappiness with his role as the Bills' No. 3 receiver, his agent has requested a trade elsewhere. Although Buffalo is not actively shopping Williams, the team will reportedly do its due diligence by listening to any potential interest the wideout garners.
Mike Williams WR BUF 13 Days
Williams is inactive for Sunday's game against the Patriots.
This is somewhat of a surprise considering he's the Bills' third receiver. Assuming it's not a late injury or a team discipline move, we'll assume the Bills want to work with options like Marquis Goodwin and Chris Hogan to give the Patriots a different look, as Williams hasn't developed much of a rapport with either EJ Manuel or Kyle Orton so far.
Mike Williams WR BUF 26 Days
Williams had an 80-yard touchdown in Sunday's loss to Houston, the longest catch of his career. He was targeted six times, but only hauled in two and finished with 84 yards.
Obviously if it wasn't for the big play - one that kept the Bills in the game - it would have been another horrid outing for Williams. He saw action on 61 percent of the plays, which is OK for a third receiver, but on the season his 7/134/1 line with only 16 targets continues to keep him on the fringe, at best, of the fantasy landscape.
Mike Williams WR BUF 1 Month1 Comment
Williams was targeted four times during Sunday's loss to San Diego, but only hauled in two of them for just 11 yards.
With just five catches on the season and no scores, Williams has taken a back seat in the fantasy realm to Sammy Watkins, and to a lesser extent Robert Woods. He'll probably need an injury to one of those two to start becoming a bigger role in the offense, though we do feel it would behoove the Bills to start looking his way more on some deeper, fight-for-it type of plays.
Mike Williams WR BUF 1 Month
Williams had just one catch for three yards during Sunday's win over Miami. He was on the field for 26 of the team's of the team's 59 offensive plays, Joe Buscaglia of wgr550.com reports.
Sunday was the Sammy Watkins show, and even though Robert Woods didn't do much his 47 plays were far more than Williams. After two games and just three catches for 39 yards, Williams for sure has better days in store, but it seems like his value will come from mostly in the red zone. He's simply not going to get the volume unless one of the two guys ahead of him gets hurt.
Mike Williams WR BUF 2 Months
Williams caught two balls for 36 yards during Sunday's win over the Bears. He was targeted three times.
The Bills - typically a run-first program - threw the ball a modest 22 times in the game and the one red-zone scoring throw went to running back C.J. Spiller. As for Williams' fellow receivers, Sammy Watkins was targeted four times and Robert Woods six. Williams probably has the best red-zone possibilities of the three of them, but there are a decent number of mouths to feed and it seems Williams' value will end up being tied mostly to any scoring weeks.