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82 Duke Williams WR

Buffalo Bills

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Key Stats
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Player Updates

July 30, 2020 07:00 PM
Bills' Duke Williams: On COVID-19 list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams was placed on the Bills' reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, Sal Capaccio of WGR Sports Radio 550 Buffalo reports.

It has not been confirmed whether Williams has tested positive for COVID-19 or has been in close contact with an infected person or persons. Once he's cleared of any virus implications, he's set to compete for a depth spot at wide receiver, a challenge that got a bit more difficult when the team traded for Stefon Diggs this offseason.

January 4, 2020 09:52 PM
Bills' Duke Williams: Leads team in targets
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams had four catches (10 targets) for 49 yards in Saturday's wild-card loss to the Texans.

Williams went from being a healthy scratch for most of the season to leading the Bills with 22 targets over its last two contests. Last week's pronounced role came in a meaningless game where plenty of starters rested, but the team kept him heavily involved with the season on the line. The undrafted rookie displayed good athleticism, and he is the only Buffalo wideout checking in above six feet tall (6-foot-3, 225 pounds). Veterans John Brown and Cole Beasley are entrenched as the team's outside and slot options, but Williams has put himself in position to compete for the other outside wideout role during training camp next season.

January 5, 2020 01:52 AM
Bills' Duke Williams: Active Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams is expected to be active for Saturday's wild-card tilt against the Texans, Jenna Harner of News 4 Buffalo reports.

Williams had a productive regular-season finale, as he hauled in six of 12 targets for 108 yards. He had not suited up since Week 8 prior to that, but with the team resting several starters to keep them healthy for the playoffs, the rookie got an opportunity to shine. It looks like he did enough to earn an active designation, but he is simply expected to provide depth at wide receiver.

December 30, 2019 12:16 AM
Bills' Duke Williams: Shines in meaningless finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams caught six of 12 targets for 108 yards to lead all receivers during Sunday's loss to the Jets.

The rookie hadn't suited up since Week 8, having been a healthy scratch across several games in favor of smaller, speedier receivers. Williams showed he was ready, making himself the main part of the offense in what certainly was an audition for the future. We'll see if it's enough to get him bumped ahead of Robert Foster -- who's done nearly nothing all season and didn't catch a pass even though he was active Sunday -- when the Bills travel to Houston for the wild-card round next weekend.

December 30, 2019 02:24 AM
Bills' Duke Williams: May finally see another chance
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams is not among the inactives for Sunday's regular-season finale against the Jets, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

The athletic receiver is expected to suit up for the first time since Week 8. While he likely won't have starting quaterback Josh Allen for much of the game and will have to share the workload with Isaiah McKenzie and Robert Foster, Williams is one of the better red-zone targets the team has to offer. His production probably won't be off the charts, but Williams seems like one of the leading candidates to see some key throws if the Bills do score a couple of times in this game of subs.

November 29, 2019 10:28 PM
Bills' Duke Williams: Inactive once again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams is inactive for the fifth straight game Thursday, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

Even with a gimpy Robert Foster muddling his way through practices, Williams can't find a spot in the lineup. He's done a good job just making the team following a troubled college career that turned into a CFL stint, but for now, he's come down a long way from his Week 5-8 relevancy.

November 24, 2019 11:36 AM
Bills' Duke Williams: Inactive for Week 12
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams is inactive for Sunday's game against the Broncos.

This makes it the fourth straight inactive week for the rookie. Effectively, he's gone from the No. 3 option in the passing game to the No. 6 spot. It's not that Williams really did anything wrong, just that the team has tweaked its offense to create a need for jet-sweep specialist Isaiah McKenzie, and there's no way return guru Andre Roberts will sit unless injured. Williams' best bet to see playing time is probably to outplay the disappointing Robert Foster during the practice week.

November 17, 2019 11:36 AM
Bills' Duke Williams: Inactive for third straight
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams is inactive for Sunday's game against Miami, Joe Buscaglia of The Athletic reports.

So much for a rotation between Buffalo's depth wideouts, as the rookie will now sit for the third straight game. Williams has done a nice job getting a second chance at a career following troubled times in college, but for now he's still on the fringes of an NFL roster until injuries strike or the Bills simply have a change in focus and want to go with more size for their receiving corps.

November 10, 2019 11:48 AM
Bills' Duke Williams: Inactive vs. Browns
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams is inactive for Sunday's game in Cleveland, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

Williams looked like he'd earned the No. 3 receiving role when he burst onto the scene off the practice squad with a 4-29-1 line in a tight Week 5 win over the Titans, but the Bills have started to go with more jet sweeps and motion in their offense, which is a bigger strength of Isaiah McKenzie and the opposite of what Williams does well. The latter gets scratched for the second straight game.

November 3, 2019 11:48 AM
Bills' Duke Williams: Healthy scratch
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams (coach's decision) is on the inactive list Week 9 against Washington.

Williams has recorded a reception in each of the three games he's been active this season and even caught a touchdown in his NFL debut back in Week 5. He'll end up on the inactive list Week 9, however, with Robert Foster and Isaiah McKenzie both ending up on the active roster in his stead.

October 27, 2019 01:56 PM
Bills' Duke Williams: Suiting up vs. Philly
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams (shoulder) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Eagles, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

Williams was limited all week and was a game-time decision heading into Sunday, but he'll officially suit up for what should be a tightly contested cross-conference matchup with the Eagles. He's worked his way into the No. 3 receiving role, but we'll note this particular game is expected to be played in bad, windy weather. We'll note that Williams' size and red-zone skills perhaps bumps him down less on this dreary day than other receivers that rely more on separation and downfield passes.

October 25, 2019 01:48 PM
Bills' Duke Williams: Questionable for Philly
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams (shoulder) practiced on a limited basis for the third straight day Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Eagles, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

Even though it'd be a fantasy reach to use the No. 3 receiver in a conservative offense, Williams has risen up the depth chart quickly and it'd help his development if he doesn't have to miss a game. His performance could also affect what the Bills decide to do at the trade deadline, as there's been some discussion the team could use a boost at wide receiver or offensive line if it's serious about making a playoff push.

October 24, 2019 02:24 PM
Bills' Duke Williams: Remains limited
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Sean McDermott labeled Wiliams (shoulder) as limited for a second straight day Thursday, Joe Buscaglia of The Athletic reports.

Williams has vaulted himself from the practice squad to the No. 3 spot on the depth chart, which factored into the Bills' decision to trade Zay Jones to Oakland. Per Sal Capaccio of WGR Sports Radio 550 Buffalo, Williams was donning a non-contact jersey at Thursday's practice, suggesting the Bills may have some concerns about his availability for Sunday's game against the Eagles. More clarity on that front should arrive Friday, when the Bills will assess his health coming out of the team's final practice of the week.

October 23, 2019 01:44 PM
Bills' Duke Williams: Limited with shoulder injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams (shoulder) will be a limited practice participant Wednesday, Joe Buscaglia of The Athletic reports.

His ability to practice in any capacity suggests X-rays came back negative after Sunday's win over the Dolphins. Williams finished the afternoon with a 23-yard catch on his only target while playing 54 percent of the offensive snaps. Any setbacks this week could free up playing time for Isaiah McKenzie, Andre Roberts or even Robert Foster (remember him?) in Sunday's game against the Eagles.

October 21, 2019 10:52 AM
Bills' Duke Williams: Tests taken after game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams, who suffered a shoulder injury during Sunday's win over Miami but returned a few plays later, was taken for X-rays following the game, Joe Buscaglia of The Athletic reports.

The rookie may not be out of the woods yet, so at the latest we'll get an update when the Bills resume practicing mid-week, though a report Monday would seem likelier. Williams was only targeted once Sunday, reeling in a 23-yard pass from Josh Allen, though he's seemingly worked his way into the third receiver role if the injury turns out to be minor. The fact that he returned to action Sunday may make that a better possibility.

October 20, 2019 03:36 PM
Bills' Duke Williams: Returns to game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams returned to Sunday's game against the Dolphins after previously leaving the contest due to a shoulder issue, Matthew Fairburn of The Athletic reports.

With Zay Jones no longer with the Bills, Williams' profile in Buffalo's offense is expanding, as he's now starting opposite John Brown, while Cole Beasley mans the slot for the team.

October 20, 2019 03:28 PM
Bills' Duke Williams: Leaves Sunday's game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams left Sunday's game against the Dolphins with a shoulder injury, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

Prior to his exit, Williams caught his only target for 23 yards. In his absence, Isaiah McKenzie and Andre Roberts could see some added work in the Bills offense behind John Brown and Cole Beasley.

October 20, 2019 12:00 PM
Bills' Duke Williams: Locked in as starter
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams is expected to retain a regular spot in three-receiver sets for the Bills in Sunday's game against the Dolphins, Joe Buscaglia of The Athletic reports.

After being called up from the practice squad Oct. 5, Williams effectively replaced Zay Jones as the Bills' third wideout in their Week 5 win over the Titans, playing 78 percent of the offensive snaps and hauling in all four of his targets for 29 yards and a touchdown. With deep threat Robert Foster a healthy inactive for the Bills in Week 7 and the Dolphins holding out top cornerback Xavien Howard (knee), Marcel Louis-Jacques of ESPN.com suggests both Williams and John Brown will be the primary beneficiaries.

October 7, 2019 11:36 AM
Bills' Duke Williams: Huge play in first NFL game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams caught all four of his targets for 29 yards, including the game-winning touchdown, during Sunday's win over the Titans.

Williams was just bumped up from the practice squad Saturday, so this turned out to be quite a weekend for the rookie. While John Brown and Cole Beasley remain the clear top options in the Buffalo passing game, the key takeaway here is that Zay Jones was non-existent in this one while going catchless. Jones seems to be quickly wearing out his welcome with the Bills, so Williams have the chance to get more opportunities in the coming weeks.

October 5, 2019 07:04 PM
Bills' Duke Williams: Boosted up from practice squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams has been activated from the practice squad, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

The team had an open roster spot after cutting offensive lineman Conor McDermott earlier in the week. Williams -- who offers a great size/athleticism component but is still unpolished -- will start at the bottom of the depth chart but could work his way up quickly given how disappointing the No. 3 guy, Zay Jones, has been to go with the nagging injuries that keep pestering last season's breakout receiver, Robert Foster.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Career Receiving Stats
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2020BUF0000---00000
2019BUF431216613.8411318
Total431216613.8411318
Career Rushing Stats
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2019BUF43000.00000
Total43000.0-127000
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/225
Birthdate:
5/13/1993
Age:
27
Hometown:
LaPlace, LA, USA
School:
Auburn
NFL Experience:
2
Awards: