Buccaneers WR Mike Williams will play against the 49ers, coach Raheem Morris told reporters on Friday. Which means that he is on track for a huge game in San Francisco.
Because if you have been paying attention this year, players coming off trouble spells huge fantasy points. Titans WR Kenny Britt had a skirmish in a bar. Coach Jeff Fisher debates playing him, and Britt puts up monster numbers. Texans RB Arian Foster was benched for a quarter against the Raiders. After fantasy enthusiasts everywhere are done freaking out, Foster returns to post staggering numbers. Even Jets WR Braylon Edwards had his best game after getting in trouble with the law.
Coincidence or maybe players giving an extra effort to make it up to their teammates, I don’t care. But Williams should be started if you have him.
And kudos to Morris for making this decision on Friday, instead of stringing us along like Fisher did. As you may well remember, most fantasy enthusiasts had benched Britt during his monster game (225 yards, three touchdowns) against the Eagles in Week 7.