Mike Williams' NFL career was supposed to be over long ago, but a reunion with his former college coach Pete Carroll has made him relevant once again.
Out of the league for two full seasons after flopping as the 10th overall pick in the 2005 draft, "Big" Mike Williams rededicated himself to football, got into shape and is finally living up to his colossal talent. Catching 17 passes for 254 yards in his last two outings, B.M.W. has been an impact playmaker for Carroll and the Seahawks. He already has established career highs in receptions (52) and yardage (654), and he has helped make Seattle's passing attack one of the better ones the past couple weeks.
Only his lack of TDs has kept Williams from being a true fantasy stud: He's on pace for more than 80 catches and 1,000 yards. He's easily one of the top candidates for Comeback Player of the Year, and fantasy owners can only sit back and enjoy his shocking production.
Williams' emergence also has worked wonders for QB Matt Hasselbeck, who struggled early in the season but has been great since returning from a concussion. Hasselbeck has thrown for 699 yards and two TDs over the past two weeks, and while the primary reason for that is because the Seahawks can't run the ball, that doesn't matter for fantasy purposes. The way he's chucking it, the 35-year-old vet isn't a bad pickup if you're thin at QB.