Every week there’s that one guy that comes from nowhere to score big numbers. And when I mean nowhere, I mean he wasn’t on anyone’s team, on anyone’s projections or in anyone’s crystal ball.
This column started out by highlighting players owned by less than 50 percent of Y! teams, but it turns out that many of the players that rise to gold mine status are owned by less than 10 percent of teams.
Don’t get us wrong… this article isn’t a waiver wire suggestion. It’s the fantasy football equivalent of an archaeological dig: you find something awesome and you wonder where it came from. So here’s the story on this week’s golden artifact, Redskins running back Keiland Williams.
Keiland Williams, RB, Washington Redskins: 130 total yards, 3 TDs
Keiland Williams was a beast at Northside High School in Lafayette, Louisiana. In his junior season, he rushed for over 2,000 yards and 30 touchdowns. Beastly.
He finished his final year of high school football at Hargrave Military Academy. Hargrave is home to many a military commander, but in the sports world, Hargrave is known for some notable names: NBA coach Larry Brown, the New Orleans Saints’ Charles Grant and NASCAR driver Ward Burton.
Williams played college football at LSU. His career as a Tiger was unimpressive.
Keiland started three games during his senior season. He finished his senior season with 368 yards and four touchdowns. He signed with the Redskins as an undrafted free agent on April 29, 2010.
Quite frankly, it doesn’t seem like there is much light at the end of William’s tunnel for two reasons.
First, the Redskins face some stingy run defenses (Green Bay once and the Giants twice).
Second, if Ryan Torain’s hamstring heals up, Williams will probably lose some carries.
Nothing, however, is certain in the fantasy football world. Just ask Kyle Orton and Brandon Lloyd. If you are still interested in Williams, he’s available in 74 percent of Y! leagues.
Written by James Duren, exclusively for www.thefantasyfix.com.
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