The love-hate relationship between the Buffalo Bills and Karlos Williams has been well documented, with more hate coming as of late. It heated up a bit on Saturday morning as the Bills cut the 2nd year tailback.
Williams was already set to miss the first 4 games of the season due to suspension after violating the league’s substance-abuse policy. His massive weight gain didn’t help his cause as he currently weighs 261 pounds. The Bills grew fed up with his poor work ethic and what seemed to be lack of care.
It looked like the 2015 5th round pick would play a big role in Buffalo’s backfield for years to come after a huge emergence in his rookie season. Williams rushed for over 500 yards while averaging an impressive 5.6 yards per carry. His season was highlighted as he became just the 2nd player in NFL history to score a TD in 6 consecutive games to start his career.
Williams is 1 of just 2 players in NFL history to score a TD in each of the first 6 games of his career. https://t.co/nj4WpEqjQd
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) August 20, 2016
He was already set to see an expanded role this season, now LeSean McCoy’s fantasy value rises even higher. With an ADP of 2.09, that’s right where I would draft him. He should finish the season as a top 10 RB, assuming he stays healthy throughout.
The recently signed Reggie Bush sees an increase fantasy value. I see him as a good option in PPR due to his receiving ability out of the backfield. He could see a heavy workload on 3rd down.
While McCoy and Bush see a rise in stock, if anyone benefits the most it’s Mike Gillislee. Now with an expanded role all but solidified, he can emerge as the spell back to McCoy. Gillislee is well worth a late round flyer as he serves as a necessary handcuff to McCoy. The 3rd year RB out of Florida made an impact in 5 games last season as he rushed for 3 TDs with an impressive 5.7 yards per carry. I think he’ll see more carries than Bush.