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Fri, 14 Nov 2014 09:50:20 -0800
Buffalo Bills WR Chris Hogan now has caught at least five passes in four of the team's last five games, and he has surpassed WRs Robert Woods and Mike Williams as the second option behind WR Sammy Watkins in the team's short passing game. Watkins was mostly a non-factor in Week 11 against Miami Dolphins CB Brent Grimes.
Fantasy Tip: Hogan entered Week 11 costing the minimum for wide receivers ($3,000) at FantasyScore. That figure is likely to rise for next week, but probably not all that much. With Kyle Orton's dink-and-dunk ways, Hogan should now be on your radar for a fantasy flex option.
Wed, 12 Nov 2014 11:15:41 -0800
Buffalo Bills WR Mike Williams could help the team's NFL-worst red zone percentage since 18 of his 25 touchdowns while with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers came inside the 20-yard line. The Bills is scoring touchdowns 41.2 percent of the time when they are in the red zone.
Wed, 12 Nov 2014 10:52:48 -0800
Buffalo Bills WR Mike Williams said he is waiting to receive playing time and is willing to play in special teams if it helps him be active for games. Head coach Doug Marrone said Williams has not been playing much because the team believes other players have been playing better. Offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett indicated Williams has to work with QB Kyle Orton to build better chemistry.
Sun, 09 Nov 2014 08:40:34 -0800
The Buffalo Bills have declared OG Cyril Richardson, S Jerome Couplin III, WR Marcus Easley, WR Mike Williams, RB Phillip Tanner, LB Randell Johnson, CB Ron Brooks inactive for Week 10.
Mon, 03 Nov 2014 10:29:14 -0800
Buffalo Bills DT Marcell Dareus, WR Mike Williams and OG Cyril Richardson did not participate in practice Monday, Nov. 3, because of non-injury related reasons.
Sat, 18 Oct 2014 09:08:06 -0700
Buffalo Bills WR Mike Williams could be active for Week 7 and receive playing time because of the injury to WR Marquise Goodwin (hamstring).
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 12:26:49 -0700
Buffalo Bills WR Mike Williams does not want to be traded. It was rumored that Williams had been asking for a trade.
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 11:31:23 -0700
Buffalo Bills WR Mike Williams is asking for a trade, and the New York Giants are interested after losing WR Victor Cruz (knee) for the season, but the Giants aren't willing to trade a draft pick for Williams' services. New York would also have to pay Williams' hefty $5 million salary for next year, according to a person familiar with the situation. The Giants are more likely to go with their in-house receiving options, and they could bring up WR Julian Talley from the practice squad.
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 06:42:52 -0700
Buffalo Bills WR Mike Williams is of interest to the New York Giants. However, a trade is unlikely due to the Bills' asking price.
Mon, 13 Oct 2014 08:14:06 -0700
Buffalo Bills WR Mike Williams' agent, Hadley Engelhard, contacted general manager Doug Whaley and asked for a trade recently. Engelhard was granted permission to pursue a trade.
Sun, 12 Oct 2014 08:51:05 -0700
The Buffalo Bills have declared FS Aaron Williams, RB Bryce Brown, OT Cyrus Kouandjio, WR Marcus Easley, WR Mike Williams, LB Randell Johnson, CB Ross Cockrell inactive for Week 6.
Sat, 06 Sep 2014 06:48:59 -0700
Buffalo Bills WR Mike Williams received praise from head coach Doug Marrone for his hard work and and toughness. "He's done a very, very good job," Marrone said. "He's been very, very good for this football team. He works extremely hard in practice, which helps. He's a willing blocker, which you're looking for.
"He has a toughness about him. He can make plays, and he has fun at practice, and I think that's what we needed."
Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:37:50 -0700
Buffalo Bills WR Mike Williams is starting in place of WR Sammy Watkins (ribs) in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 23.
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 09:14:08 -0700
Buffalo Bills WR Mike Williams (leg) said he believes he is 65 percent recovered from his offseason leg injury but should be 100 percent for the start of the regular season. Williams has been able to participate during training camp.
Fri, 08 Aug 2014 20:05:42 -0700
Buffalo Bills WR Mike Williams started ahead of WR Robert Woods in the preseason game against the Carolina Panthers Friday, Aug. 8. Williams had one grab for 28 yards, while Woods led the team with four grabs and he posted 31 yards.
Fantasy Tip: Williams and Woods are battling for a starting job, and it appears Williams has a leg up after starting the first two exhibition games. However, there is plenty of time remaining in training camp and the preseason. The winner of the battle will be best used as a WR4 in most fantasy formats.
Sat, 19 Jul 2014 12:29:03 -0700
Buffalo Bills WR Mike Williams said he felt good after participating in conditioning workouts on the first day of training camp Saturday, July 19. "I'm fully ready to go," Williams said. "I trained this whole offseason. There was really no offseason for me. I kinda had to get my leg better. I had to get back to feeling like Mike again, like my mom always tells me. Today running that conditioning test made me feel like I was Mike again." Williams had missed several spring practices to rest a surgically-repaired hamstring.
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 17:59:56 -0700
Buffalo Bills WR Mike Williams could become one of the main weapons in the red zone for the team this season because of his physical style of play, according to ESPN.com's Mike Rodak. Last year, the Bills were one of just four teams to finish with a red zone touchdown efficiency of less than 50 percent.
Fantasy Tip: Williams will likely be the No. 3 receiver behind Sammy Watkins and Robert Woods, but if he can carve out a role as EJ Manuel's primary red zone target, he could be worth a look as a WR3 when the Bills have friendly matchups.
Fri, 20 Jun 2014 16:58:20 -0700
Buffalo Bills WRs Mike Williams, Chris Hogan, Marquise Goodwin and T.J. Graham are expected to compete for the No. 3 wide receiver job during training camp.
Thu, 19 Jun 2014 20:48:48 -0700
Buffalo Bills WR Mike Williams (hamstring) said he is still recovering from hamstring surgery but expects to be ready for the start of training camp.
Mon, 16 Jun 2014 10:50:57 -0700
Buffalo Bills WR Mike Williams was a disappointment at organized team activities and may be on the bubble if he doesn't improve, according to a source. Buffalo will keep WRs Marquise Goodwin and Marcus Easley on the roster, so Williams will have to beat out WRs T.J. Graham and Chris Hogan to earn a spot.
Mon, 09 Jun 2014 11:23:58 -0700
Buffalo Bills DT Kyle D. Williams (undisclosed), WR Mike Williams (undisclosed) and RB Anthony Dixon (undisclosed) were not at organized team activities Monday, June 9. All three participated in last week's final practice.
Thu, 29 May 2014 14:21:32 -0700
Buffalo Bills WR Mike Williams will re-enter a pre-trial intervention program that will allow him to avoid two misdemeanor charges. Williams took part in organized team activities for a second straight day Thursday, May 29, as he's facing misdemeanor charges of trespassing and criminal mischief after he reportedly caused $200 in damage to his girlfriend's front door last year.
Fri, 09 May 2014 14:01:55 -0700
The Buffalo Bills believe WR Sammy Watkins will contribute to their offense "immediately," and they view him among the likes of Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones and Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green. Watkins is expected to be the team's No. 1 wideout, followed by WR Robert Woods. After that, the team will find a way to fit WRs Mike Williams, Marquise Goodwin and T.J. Graham into the picture.
Fantasy Tip: It's always risky to expect too much out of a wideout in his first season, especially as he grows with young QB EJ Manuel. Still, Watkins has the tools to be great, even in his first year. For now, consider him a WR3 until we see more.
Fri, 09 May 2014 12:19:28 -0700
Updating a previous report, the Buffalo Bills had been shopping WR Stevie Johnson for a while prior to trading him to the San Francisco 49ers. The Bills tried to include him in a trade to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as part of the trade for WR Mike Williams.
Fri, 04 Apr 2014 20:40:51 -0700
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers likely would have released WR Mike Williams this weekend if they were not able to trade him to the Buffalo Bills.
Fri, 04 Apr 2014 10:21:11 -0700
Buffalo Bills WR T.J. Graham is firmly on the roster bubble after the team traded for WR Mike Williams. Graham started in only six games last year and is more of a one-dimensional player due to his speed. Buffalo is now unlikely to target Clemson WR Sammy Watkins or Texas A&M WR Mike Evans in the NFL Draft.
Fri, 04 Apr 2014 08:57:30 -0700
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers traded WR Mike Williams to the Buffalo Bills Friday, April 4, in exchange for a sixth-round draft pick in this year's draft.
Fantasy Tip: The trade leaves a gaping whole at the wide receiver position opposite Vincent Jackson. You can bet the Bucs will look to the draft to rectify that, possibly with their first-round pick (seventh overall). Even if they land a stud wide receiver in the draft to take over for Williams, a learning curve will be there, and opposing defenses will likely pay plenty of attention to Jackson. This trade could hurt his value in 2014.
Fri, 04 Apr 2014 08:51:12 -0700
The Buffalo Bills acquired WR Mike Williams from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Friday, April 4, in exchange for a sixth-round draft pick, according to a league source. Williams suffered injuries last year that left him with only 22 catches (a career low) for 216 yards in six games.
Fantasy Tip: A lot will depend on the development of EJ Manuel, but Buffalo's offense just became that much more explosive, giving them a proven wideout opposite Stevie Johnson. If Williams can remain healthy, he should be a solid WR3.
Thu, 03 Apr 2014 07:14:01 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Williams is being sued by United Property & Casualty Insurance Co. for $54,453 in damages in relation to a kitchen fire at Williams' house last year.
Thu, 27 Mar 2014 10:54:56 -0700
The misdemeanor trespassing case against Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Williams was closed Thursday, March 27, pending his completion of misdemeanor intervention program. Williams is looking to complete the terms of the program before the start of the 2014 season.
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 11:06:15 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith said the information he has in the stabbing of WR Mike Williams points to Williams being the victim in the incident.
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 08:43:31 -0700
Eric Baylor, the brother of Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Williams, turned himself into police in Florida Monday, March 24, and he faces a charge of aggravated battery domestic violence after he allegedly stabbed Williams in the thigh Sunday, March 23.
Sun, 23 Mar 2014 20:06:46 -0700
Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Williams (thigh) has been discharged from the hospital.
Sun, 23 Mar 2014 18:13:42 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Williams (thigh) has been hospitalized Sunday, March 23, after he was stabbed in the thigh at his home, according to a spokesperson from the Hillsborough County Sheriff's office. Williams' brother was the one who allegedly stabbed Williams. The team said they are aware of the situation and are gathering more information.
Tue, 11 Feb 2014 12:50:44 -0800
Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Williams is facing a court date for an incident that resulted in approximately $200 worth of damage to a door.
Sat, 08 Feb 2014 18:26:53 -0800
Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Williams has an arraignment in court Feb. 24 for criminal mischief and trespassing charges from an unspecified December incident.
Sat, 08 Feb 2014 14:23:19 -0800
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Williams is facing misdemeanor charges of criminal mischief and trespassing, stemming from a December event.
Thu, 30 Jan 2014 06:59:34 -0800
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Williams accumulated more than $200,000 in fines for being late to mandatory meetings or missing meetings and scheduled rehab days for his torn hamstring in 2013. Williams' partying has also become a concern for the team.
Mon, 30 Dec 2013 08:20:09 -0800
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Williams (hamstring) said he began running last week and is feeling well.
Mon, 28 Oct 2013 09:48:26 -0700
Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Williams (hamstring) will have surgery to repair his hamstring, according to head coach Greg Schiano.
Mon, 28 Oct 2013 08:40:14 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Williams (hamstring) was placed on Injured Reserve.
Fantasy Tip: Williams' season comes to an end, and that should mean more attention is headed Vincent Jackson's way via defenders. Jackson's value suffers a bit.
Mon, 28 Oct 2013 07:54:26 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Williams (hamstring) is out of practice Monday, Oct. 28.
Fri, 25 Oct 2013 16:14:05 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Williams (hamstring) said he is dealing with a torn hamstring.
Fantasy Tip: Williams likely will miss some playing time but owners should wait until a timetable is given until they consider dropping him. If he does miss a significant amount of time, Tiquan Underwood and Timothy Wright likely will gain more fantasy value and could be targets if available in leagues.
Fri, 25 Oct 2013 16:12:26 -0700
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are concerned about WR Mike Williams' (hamstring) hamstring injury and are not sure if he will be able to continue playing.
Wed, 23 Oct 2013 15:22:01 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Williams (hamstring) practiced in full Wednesday, Oct. 23, but is questionable for Week 8.
Fantasy Tip: The good news is that he practiced in full, which likely means he'll play on Thursday night. However, he probably won't be 100 percent healthy, and Vincent Jackson has become Mike Glennon's go-to wideout. Williams is a weak flex play right now.
Tue, 22 Oct 2013 13:27:37 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Williams (hamstring) was limited in practice Tuesday, Oct. 22.
Sun, 20 Oct 2013 08:33:48 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Williams (hamstring) is active for the team's Week 7 game.
Fantasy Tip: Williams will be playing after sitting out Week 6 because of his hamstring injury. Owners should consider him a No. 2 or No. 3 fantasy wide receiver this week.
Fri, 18 Oct 2013 13:01:00 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Williams (hamstring) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 18, but is listed as questionable for Week 7.
Fantasy Tip: It appears like Williams will be able to play because he practiced Friday, but owners will have to wait for the inactive list to know for sure. If he is able to play, he should be considered a No. 3 wide receiver or a flex option for most owners.
Thu, 17 Oct 2013 16:41:29 -0700
Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Williams (hamstring) was limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 17.
Thu, 17 Oct 2013 09:10:45 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Williams (hamstring) was not at the portion of practice open to the media Thursday, Oct. 17.