Williams made four tackles (two solo) and recovered a fumble against the Saints on Sunday.
This is the first fumble Williams has recovered since 2013. However, he's still averaging under three tackles per game with just one sack on the season, making it difficult to summon him in most fantasy formats.
Williams saw action on 45 defensive snaps during Sunday's win over Tampa Bay, logging one tackle.
Williams, who's been in the league since 2006, still has a starting role, but his numbers aren't what they used to be. Through six games, the veteran has 16 tackles and a sack -- that's not an awful output for an interior lineman, but remember, Williams had 64 tackles just a season ago while totaling five sacks. His contributions for a rebuilding organization -- one that's surprised nicely all season -- go far beyond the stat sheet, however, as he's one of the best leaders on the team and fulfills a dirty job in Leslie Frazier's defense where he plugs holes instead of being asked to get to the quarterback. Williams may not be worth owning in IDP leagues anymore, but owners of the Buffalo defense owe a good deal of thanks to his efforts.
The veteran will almost certainly be back on the field for Thursday's session. Williams has been his usual productive self this season in spite of the Bills' frequent shuffling of their defensive line personnel. He's logged 12 tackles and a sack through three games.
Williams (personal) doesn't appear on the injury report ahead of Week 1.
Williams missed practice time last week due to personal reasons, but there shouldn't be any concern over his Week 1 availability now that he's back in the fold with no injuries of note.
Williams missed his second straight practice Tuesday, with coach Sean McDermott citing "personal reasons," Vic Carucci of The Buffalo News reports.
It's very possible Williams had a family issue he needs to tend to, but with all the chaos surrounding the team these days, and Williams previously needing to be coaxed back for a 12th NFL season, it seems fair to wonder if he's taking some time to reconsider his future. Perhaps there's a very low chance of that, and Williams isn't the type to just walk out on his teammates, but we'll feel more confident the coach will have his veteran for the long haul if Williams returns Wednesday or the team cites a more specific reason.
|11||11/19/17||@ LAC||Lost 24-54|
|12||11/26/17||@ KC||1:00 pm|
|16||12/24/17||@ NE||1:00 pm|
|17||12/31/17||@ MIA||1:00 pm|
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