Buffalo Bills WR Mike Williams has always been a player who has been tough to judge in terms of fantasy football. Williams has never been the type of player who will go out and be an immense threat all over the field. He is the type of boom-or-bust player who can drive any fantasy football general manager up the wall. His value lies strictly in the fact that he is dependent on being a red zone threat. While the thought of a cheap six points may seem nice to any fantasy GM, it is difficult to justify the fact of dealing with a player like Williams throughout the whole season. Simply put, on any given week, if he doesn’t put up a touchdown then he is almost not worth a starting roster spot.
After spending the first few seasons of his career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Williams was traded to the Bills in the offseason to join their ever improving offense. Even though he will be the most veteran player in the wide receiving corps, the overall size and skill of Sammy Watkins and the upside of second-year man Robert Woods trump over the skill set that Williams has leaving him as the third choice in an up-and-coming offense. This is not an ideal scenario for any fantasy football owner to get involved in.
Due to the situation that Williams is in, with the high-upside talent in front of him, he is a player who holds less fantasy value than in years past. Fantasy GMs should do themselves a favor a stay away from this player, because he will cause nothing but headaches — unless he scores a touchdown, of course.