Buffalo Bills running back Karlos Williams is not off to the best start in preparation for the upcoming season. After he came to camp significantly overweight and out of shape, he now will have to sit out the first four games of the season after he was suspended for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.
Williams was expected to be slow to start training camp when it opened up with the team readily expecting him to take weeks to get back in football shape after he came back to the team more than 20 lbs. overweight. Now with the suspension, it will lead to even more time spent away from the practice and game field, opening the door for someone else to take his place as LeSean McCoy's backup.
That man will be Mike Gillislee, who rushed for 267 yards on 47 carries last year for a 5.7 yards per carry average and scored three rushing touchdowns. The opportunity is an excellent one for Gillislee, while another slip up for Williams clouds his future for this season and should put him off the fantasy radar until he can prove he can stay in shape and get on the field.