Vince Williams
Vince Williams
29-Year-Old LinebackerLB
Pittsburgh Steelers
2019 Fantasy Outlook
As expected, Williams experienced some regression last season and now faces competition for snaps from free agent Mark Barron and Devin Bush, who the team traded up to select 10th overall in the 2019 draft. This could adversely impact his production and fantasy value this season. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, $18.6 million contract with the Steelers in August of 2018.
Strong return in loss
LBPittsburgh Steelers
October 6, 2019
Williams totaled nine tackles (four solo), including a sack, in Sunday's 26-23 overtime loss to the Ravens.
ANALYSIS
In his first game action since suffering a hamstring injury Week 2, Williams led the team in tackles while recording his first sack this season. He'll look to add to that total in Week 6 against the Chargers' Philip Rivers, who has been sacked 12 times but just once in the past two games.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Pittsburgh SteelersSteelers 2019 LB Snap Distribution See more data like this
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184
564
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555
162
468
164
195
73
74
30
55
16
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
Last season was a breakout year for Williams, who recorded 89 tackles, including eight sacks, after averaging 47 tackles and 0.5 sacks in his previous four seasons. He has missed just one game in his career, and that was during his rookie season, making him a reliable fixture of a formidable Pittsburgh defense, and worthy of serious consideration in IDP fantasy formats.
Williams is entering his first year as a presumed starter after Lawrence Timmons signed with the Dolphins in the offseason. In the same role across the past seven seasons, Timmons averaged 116.7 tackles and 3.3 sacks per 16 games, so there's warranted optimism that Williams could post the first triple-digit tackle total of his career.
Williams is coming off of a career 2015 campaign, but will reprise his role as the primary backup to Lawrence Timmons and Ryan Shazier.
2014 was another solid season for Williams, but he remains behind Lawrence Timmons and Ryan Shazier on the depth chart, limiting his fantasy value.
Williams had a solid rookie season, but the addition of first-round pick Ryan Shazier will likely relegate his role to that of a reserve in 2014.
Pittsburgh's 2013 sixth round draft pick looks to land a spot on the 53-man roster behind Lawrence Timmons and Larry Foote.
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Ready for Week 5
LBPittsburgh Steelers
October 6, 2019
Williams (hamstring) is active for Sunday's game against the Ravens, Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
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Still battling hamstring issue
LBPittsburgh Steelers
Hamstring
October 4, 2019
Williams (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game versus the Ravens, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports.
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Returns from hamstring issue
LBPittsburgh Steelers
October 2, 2019
Williams (hamstring) was a full participant at Wednesday's practice.
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Out for second straight week
LBPittsburgh Steelers
Hamstring
September 28, 2019
Williams (hamstring) is ruled out for Monday's game versus the Bengals.
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Misses another practice
LBPittsburgh Steelers
Hamstring
September 27, 2019
Williams (hamstring) was a non-participant at the Steelers' practice Friday, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports.
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