Fantasy Football Debate: Dallas Cowboys' Terrance Williams

By ericbeuning

Terrance Williams exploded onto everyone’s Fantasy Football radar in the Week 5 game between the Denver Broncos and the Dallas Cowboys. Watching both offenses rip through the opposing defenses left an ache in my loins and a pit in my stomach, wishing I could have a piece of those points.

The Cowboys are a team well known for their offensive firepower and as a result, their ranks are usually picked clean before the dust even has a chance to settle on draft day. After that game, a lot of owners rushed to stash Williams. In Week 9, a lot of No. 2 caliber receivers are serving their bye week leaving owners to wonder if now is the time to have Williams crack their starting lineup.

Williams is admittedly a rookie and has a lot to learn about the pro game. He is 6-foot-2 and runs a slippery 4.5 second 40-time. His most important skill, though, is his ability to come back to the quarterback.

This buys him looks and additional targets from quarterback Tony Romo. When often-injured Miles Austin missed the Week 5 game against the Broncos, Williams filled in and produced 151 yards on four catches and his first touchdown. Since that game, he has seen 19 targets, which he has hauled in for 10 catches for 162 yards and three touchdowns. In fact, Williams has scored one touchdown in each of the last four games.

This week, he faces off against a Minnesota Viking defense that is littered with injuries in the secondary that has been nearly hapless against the pass even when healthy.

Williams isn’t going to save your season but with the weak defenses ahead on the Cowboys schedule, he could be a nice Bye week filler for you.

Eric Beuning is a Fantasy Football writer for

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