Vince Williams
Vince Williams
29-Year-Old LinebackerLB
Pittsburgh Steelers
2018 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a three-year, $18.6 million contract with the Steelers in August of 2018.
Restructures deal
LBPittsburgh Steelers
March 20, 2019
Williams (toe) restructured his contract with the Steelers on Tuesday, opening up $2.86 million in cap space for the team in 2019, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Williams missed two games in 2018 due to hamstring and toe injuries, finishing the season with 76 tackles (50 solo), 4.5 sacks, one interception and one touchdown. The 29-year-old should again be in store for regular snaps at inside linebacker during the upcoming campaign alongside recent free-agent acquisition Mark Barron.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
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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Ends solid season as inactive
LBPittsburgh Steelers
Toe
January 4, 2019
Williams (toe) was inactive for Pittsburgh's 16-13 win over Cincinnati in Week 17.
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Ruled out for Week 17
LBPittsburgh Steelers
Toe
December 30, 2018
Williams (toe) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Bengals, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports.
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Doubtful for Week 17
LBPittsburgh Steelers
Toe
December 28, 2018
Williams (toe) is considered doubtful for Sunday's contest against the Bengals, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports.
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Sits out Wednesday's practice
LBPittsburgh Steelers
Toe
December 26, 2018
Williams (toe) didn't practice Wednesday, Teresa Varley of the team's official site reports.
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Nursing foot injury
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Foot
December 24, 2018
Williams is dealing with a foot injury and will undergo further evaluation, Nick Shook of NFL.com reports.
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