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Mike Williams expected to be back for fantasy owners in Week 7

Scott Iskowitz

The Bucs are expecting Mike Williams to be back next week after missing Sunday's game. We break down the fantasy implications.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano says that he expects wide receiver Mike Williams to be back for next week's game against the Atlanta Falcons.

Williams is battling a hamstring injury and was forced to sit in Sunday's loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. He got only two limited practices in before being held out on Friday and being declared inactive on game day. Tiquan Underwood and Russell Shepard filled in at Williams's spot opposite Vincent Jackson. Through four games this season, Williams has 15 catches for 164 yards and two touchdowns.

Fantasy impact: Williams still wasn't ready to go in Week 6 despite the Bucs coming off a bye. Fantasy owners should be watching his practice reports closely this week before penciling him into lineups. Williams' fantasy value is being deflated by an anemic offense and rookie quarterback, but he has an appealing matchup against the Falcons defense this week. Consider him a WR4 with WR3 upside if he can find the endzone.

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