Karlos Williams continues to ascend for Bills

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Bills RB coach Anthony Lynn answered some questions about RB Karlos Williams:

Q: How much was Karlos Williams ascending in training camp before his unspecified medical procedure?

Lynn: "Karlos was really ascending and he had kind of reached that No. 2 spot, in my opinion, at one point in training camp. And I just ... it was a good competition, because [Anthony Dixon] was out [with a calf injury], so it was basically between Karlos and Bryce Brown. And I thought Karlos kind of took control of that second spot for a little while there. But I've been very pleased with his growth and his development. The guy only played running back [at Florida State] for a year-and-a-half, and he came in here and he really listened and took the coaching. He's like a sponge. And I guess what I like about him is that he didn't have any bad habits to break, so he just does what you tell him to do. And you kind of like that in a player, you know?

Q: So ideally do you see Karlos sliding back into that No. 2 role, or Boobie continuing to push for it?

Lynn: "Absolutely. Boobie unfortunately didn't have a training camp. And so he didn't get to compete with those guys. I have a pretty good idea of what Boobie can do and what he can bring to the table, but it was unfortunate what happened to Karlos with the injury -- not necessarily the injury, but the medical condition -- so yeah, I'm gonna throw him right back in there where he left off."

Fantasy Impact: 

It seems like the Bills think Williams will keep ascending back to the RB2 role he had before his procedure. Dixon is playing catch up at this point and Brown had more fumbles in the offseason that kind of bumped him down the depth chart. With McCoy already in question for Week 1, Williams is just an injury away from possibly being thrust into a RB1 role.

Filed Under: 2015, W1

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