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Dynasty Spotlight: Mike Williams x 2

Every preseason brings us different storylines and players to follow from a dynasty league fantasy football perspective.

August typically brings us rookies who are shining in camp and veterans working hard to make comebacks. This year is certainly no different in that respect.

There’s one thing that makes this year very unique, though. Two players who fit those categories are both named Mike Williams.

Mike Williams WR TB

This Mike Williams was rumored to be the No. 2 wide receiver on the Tampa Bay draft board back in April. They were obviously thrilled to get him with pick No. 101 overall.

He may just turn out to be their future No. 1 receiver.

The risk with Williams is obvious. He left the Syracuse football team last year and was suspended in 2008 for violating the team’s Academic Integrity Policy. While many people vouch for his integrity, it’s tough to just overlook his past.

Since draft day, Williams has done absolutely nothing but impress the coaching staff, though. He’s currently running with the first team offense in camp is poised to solidify his role as a starting wide receiver come September.

Tampa Bay has been extremely impressed with his work ethic, grasp of the offense, and ability to get vertical in a hurry. In fact, he’s already being talked about as the team’s most talented wideout.

If this Mike Williams can turn heads after just a week, imagine what the next month may bring. At this point, he’s clearly ahead of fellow Buccaneer Arrellious Benn.

Williams is moving quickly up the rookie draft boards in dynasty leagues and it wouldn’t really be that crazy to make him a top 12 selection in rookie drafts.

Mike Williams WR SEA

This Mike Williams you certainly already know. As a former first round bust, most thought his career was over after foregttable stints in Detroit, Tennessee, and Oakland.

Pete Carroll has given Williams a second chance and he’s taking advantage of it so far.

He reportedly weighs 233 pounds, a far cry from the 270 he’s weighed in the past. That commitment to getting himself in shape has resulted in a new ability to run crisp routes and has him showing some explosion in camp.

Nobody expects Williams to every truly fulfill the potential he had as the 10th overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft. However, he’s making a push to make the Seahawks roster. There’s talk he could even make a case to be the No. 2 receiver.

While this Mike Williams has nowhere near the potential of the other, he’s worth keeping a very close eye on right now. He could be a major sleeper in dynasty league circles and it’s getting close to the point where he merits a waiver pickup.

Ken Kelly

Ken Kelly

Senior Partner - Executive Editor at DynastyLeagueFootball
Ken is a corporate trainer by day an a tireless editor of dynasty content by night. His passion for the World Champion Seattle Seahawks is second only to his love of fantasy football and the dynasty format.

Ken is on Twitter at DLF_KenK
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7 Comments

7 Comments

  1. Chris R.

    August 8, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    Love me some Mike Williams(TB).I was pretty stoked to be getting him late in the 1st rd, or early 2nd rd in drafts that happened back in May, especially after Benn in almost every draft.

    Williams is a stud on film, he does everything well, and I really think he’s a future #1 and a fantasy stud. I have picked him in every dynasty league I’m in, and I’m even on board now in redrafts.

    I’m glad I draft early in May, because now Williams stock is really high but I was able to get great value on him in every rookie draft that took place months ago. Great choice for this article.

    Btw love the new format here.

  2. Phish Brigade

    August 9, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    Williams (TB) has been my boy for awhile now. I’m loving everything that I’m hearing and I hope he continues to turn heads for all the right reasons. He’s got a great opportunity, I hope he makes the best of it.

  3. am_misfit

    August 11, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    The Seattle Mike Williams looks poised to begin the season as the starting Flanker.

    Here is how the receivers are stacking up right now (article by John Morgan, Field Gulls: http://www.fieldgulls.com/2010/8/8/1612556/preliminary-seahawks-depth-chart#storyjump )
    __________________________
    Starters:
    Split End: Mike Williams

    Flanker: Golden Tate, Deion Branch

    Slot: T.J. Houshmandzadeh
    __________________________
    In the mix: Deon Butler, Ben Obomanu, Ruvell Martin, Kole Heckendorf

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