Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Carnell Williams to Start?

Christopher J. FarinoContributor ISeptember 9, 2009

TAMPA, FL - AUGUST 27:  Running back Carnell Williams #24 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers runs the ball against the Miami Dolphins during a preseason game at Raymond James Stadium on August 27, 2009 in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Carnell "Cadillac" Williams apparently has been listed as the No. 1 running back on the Buccaneers' initial regular season depth chart.

This says a lot for someone who rushed the ball only eight times for 54 yards in his only preseason game.

"I really feel like I'm better than ever," Williams said Thursday at Raymond James Stadium after the Buccaneers' 10-6 preseason loss to the Miami Dolphins, his only game. "Physically I have no ailments and mentally, at this point, I'm stronger than ever. My knees are something I'm not worried about."

Williams has been disregarded in most fantasy drafts in favor of Derrick Ward (listed at No. 2) and Earnest Graham (listed at No. 3). While the three will make for the dreaded running-back-by-committee, the Cadillac can be purchased for the price of an end-of-the-draft clunker.