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Williams a “Player on the Upswing” Says Fantasy Site

For those of you fantasy football players, if your looking for a running back that is expected to have a solid year, look no further than the Bucs Carnell Williams. KFFL.com, a top fantasy football site, says that Williams is one of their “Players on the Upswing” and should have a good 2007. Read below for their comments:

Carnell Williams, Tampa Bay Buccaneers – The talented Williams was one of the biggest first-round busts last season (798 rushing yards, one rushing touchdown, 30 receptions for 196 receiving yards and zero receiving touchdowns). We don’t see him emerging as a No. 1 fantasy running back this year, either. However, thanks to a more favorable set of circumstances, Williams should rebound and post numbers that are similar to his 2005 rookie season statistics. Williams rarely found room to run last year, because he saw a lot of seven- and eight-man fronts from opposing defenses that were not afraid of rookie quarterback Bruce Gradkowski. The Tampa Bay offensive line also was abysmal, which forced the team to give up on the running game much earlier than usual. In addition, the Buccaneers’ schedule was much harder than it was in 2005. Things look better heading into the 2007 season. Either veteran Jeff Garcia or Chris Simms will be under center, and all signs point to Garcia at this time. The club signed offensive tackle Luke Petitgout, who will play on the left side. The right side of the line looks stronger with second-year offensive guard Davin Joseph. Finally, the schedule is the fifth-easiest in the league this year, in terms of opponents’ 2006 winning percentage. Williams looks like a low-end No. 2 or a strong No. 3 fantasy running back.


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