The Buffalo Bills experienced a shortage at running back due to injury last summer in training camp. On Friday the club learned they’ll be short a ball carrier due to a league-imposed suspension come the regular season.
Running back Karlos Williams was served with a four-game suspension for violation of the league’s substance abuse policy. The team issued the following statement in the wake of the discipline handed down by the NFL.
While this certainly puts a damper on his season-long outlook, Williams played well enough as a rookie to have the inside track on the backup job when he returns in October. Last year, Williams found the end zone in eight of his 11 games, but only averaged 6.9 touches in the eight games he played alongside LeSean McCoy. He averaged 15.1 FP (PPR) in the three games that McCoy missed, so he’s a high-upside handcuff provided he doesn't lose the job while sidelined.