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Mike Williams | Wide Receiver

Team: Buffalo Bills
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/18/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 212
College: Syracuse
Contract: view contract details

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Mike Williams is expected to be active this week.
Williams was a surprise healthy scratch last week. He'll likely be the Bills' No. 4 receiver this week with Marquise Goodwin sidelined. Chris Hogan should continue to play ahead of Williams in three-wide sets. Oct 18 - 5:49 PM

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Coach Doug Marrone admits Mike Williams and his trade request have become a distraction.

Williams' agent requested that the Bills trade his client after he fell behind Sammy Watkins, Robert Woods, and Chris Hogan on the depth chart. Williams may also be behind Marquise Goodwin, as Williams was inactive for Week 6 and in a scout-team practice jersey Wednesday. Williams has four years left on a six-year, $40.25 million deal that the Bills are wishing they hadn't dealt for in the offseason.
Oct 15 - 2:25 PM

The Newark Star-Ledger reports Bills WR Mike Williams to the Giants is "not going to happen."

The New York Daily News reported Tuesday morning that the G-Men have "some interest" in the disgruntled wideout, but via a "person familiar with the situation," reporter Jordan Raanan says it isn't happening. It's not surprising. There would be no reason for the Giants, or any other team, to give up compensation for a declining player due $5.2 million guaranteed in 2015.
Oct 14 - 1:45 PM

The New York Daily News reports that the Giants have "some interest" in disgruntled Bills WR Mike Williams.

In the wake of Victor Cruz's season-ending knee injury, the Giants will at least explore Williams. He's been granted permission to seek a trade after getting scratched in Week 6. Still, the Giants would be insane to give up compensation for an average player who is set to make $5.2 million guaranteed in 2015. They're better off going in-house, expanding Odell Beckham's role and giving Preston Parker/Corey Washington shots.
Oct 14 - 9:31 AM

The Bills have given permission to Mike Williams to gauge interest in a possible trade.

Yes, this is the same Mike Williams that the Bills traded for in April, inheriting a contract that includes $5.2 million guaranteed in 2015. He has just eight catches on the season and was a healthy scratch on Sunday, falling behind the likes of Chris Hogan and Marquise Goodwin. Williams' agent is going to find a barren trade market. Bills GM Doug Whalen stressed that he is not trying to deal Williams (likely because he knows there's no market). "If he gets me compensation worthy of a No. 1 wide receiver which he claimed he is, then we would entertain it," Whaley quipped.
Oct 13 - 10:57 AM

Coach Doug Marrone suggested Mike Williams is still in the Bills' plans despite a Week 6 healthy scratch.

Chris Hogan and Marquise Goodwin were active behind starters Sammy Watkins and Robert Woods, in part due to special teams considerations. Marrone said it was a really tough call. "I brought Mike in on Saturday and I told him I needed him to do this for the team," Marrone added. Note that Williams has a base salary of $5.2 million that's fully guaranteed in 2015.
Oct 13 - 8:30 AM

Bills WR Mike Williams will not play Sunday versus New England.

Robert Woods will continue to start opposite Sammy Watkins. Frustratingly relegated to third receiver duties despite far-superior playmaking ability to Woods, Williams finished Week 5 with eight yards on two targets. He has an 8-142-1 stat line through five games. Williams can be dropped in 16-team leagues.
Oct 12 - 11:08 AM

Mike Williams had one catch for eight yards in Week 5 against the Lions.

He finished with two targets. Williams played behind Robert Woods, and is no higher than the No. 4 option in the pass game. He has eight catches for 142 yards and a touchdown through five games.
Oct 5 - 5:39 PM

Mike Williams caught two passes for 84 yards and a touchdown in Week 4 against the Texans.

Williams got behind Texans S D.J. Swearinger for an 80-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. Robert Woods started in two-wide sets, but Williams was able to pick up six targets with the Bills playing from behind in the second half. Williams is on pace for a 28/536/4 line this season.
Sep 28 - 6:18 PM

Mike Williams caught two passes for 11 yards against the Chargers.

He only has 10 targets through three games. He can be safely ignored in all formats.
Sep 21 - 5:27 PM

Mike Williams caught one pass for three yards in Week 2 against Miami.

Williams was the No. 3 receiver again this week, playing behind Robert Woods. He has three catches for 39 yards through two games and isn't on the fantasy radar.
Sep 14 - 6:26 PM

Mike Williams had two catches for 36 yards in Sunday's Week 1 win over Chicago.

Williams was the No. 3 receiver and played outside in three-wide sets. He finished with only three targets, behind Robert Woods and Sammy Watkins. Williams started the entire preseason, but now appears to be no higher than the No. 3 option. Fantasy owners can consider dropping Williams for Woods.
Sep 7 - 5:44 PM

Mike Williams had three catches for 46 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's preseason game.

Williams was E.J. Manuel's No. 1 receiver with Sammy Watkins sidelined. He secured three of his four targets, including a 14-yard touchdown in the third quarter. Williams is on the re-draft radar as a touchdown-dependent WR4/5. He'll open the season opposite Watkins in two-wide sets.
Aug 23 - 8:47 PM

WGR 550 Buffalo calls Mike Williams one of the best players of Bills camp.

Reporter Joe Buscaglia calls Williams' basketball background "evident," and says he's "found a bit of a chemistry" with E.J. Manuel in the red zone. Poised to line up opposite Sammy Watkins in two-receiver sets, Williams is back on the radar as a touchdown-dependent WR4/5.
Aug 21 - 9:09 PM

Mike Williams is starting over Robert Woods in Buffalo's second preseason game.

Williams worked exclusively with the first-team offense in Sunday's Hall of Fame game and continues to play ahead of Robert Woods. He offers some touchdown potential as E.J. Manuel's top red-zone option, but will struggle for consistent targets in Buffalo's run-heavy scheme. Williams is a WR4/5 in re-draft leagues.
Aug 8 - 7:37 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Kyle Orton
2E.J. Manuel
RB1Fred Jackson
2Anthony Dixon
3Bryce Brown
GLB1Fred Jackson
2Anthony Dixon
3RB1Fred Jackson
2Bryce Brown
FB1Frank Summers
WR11Sammy Watkins
2Marquise Goodwin
3Chris Hogan
WR21Robert Woods
2Mike Williams
3Marcus Easley
WR31Mike Williams
TE1Scott Chandler
2Chris Gragg
3Lee Smith
K1Dan Carpenter
2Jordan Gay