News: Revamping a secondary that posted one of the worst statistical seasons in recent history clearly is a top priority for the Eagles. The team signed cornerback Cary Williams and safety Kenny Phillips on Thursday.
Analysis: Williams agreed to a three-year deal, and is coming off a big season with the Super Bowl-champion Baltimore Ravens. He started all 16 games, posting four interceptions and 67 tackles. Phillips comes to Philadelphia after five seasons with the rival Giants. The 26-year-old Phillips had four interceptions and 72 tackles in 2011 as New York won the Super Bowl. Phillips has battled knee injuries throughout his career. Phillips will probably compete with Nate Allen to start alongside Chung.
News: With the Ravens having already locked up their spot in the playoffs, they chose not to risk anything with their starters in Week 17 against the Bengals. Defensive back Cary Williams played little in the game, finishing with just one tackle in a 23-17 loss.
Analysis: Williams had just one other game this season with just one tackle, as he finished with 75 on the year. He fell just short of his career high of 78 stops, however he did intercept the first four passes of his career. Williams has emerged as a solid Fantasy IDP option, and can be targeted in the later rounds on Draft Day.
News: Ravens cornerback Cary Williams had five tackles in Sunday's 33-14 win over the Giants.
Analysis: Williams came into the game ranked ninth in passes defended, with 15; he added two to the total on Sunday. Williams now has 74 tackles and is four behind his career high of 78. He remains a solid IDP start in most formats heading into Week 17 against the Bengals.
News: Ravens cornerback Cary Williams had seven tackles in Sunday's 34-17 loss to Denver.
Analysis: Williams improved on his league-leading 12 passes defended, throwing in two more for a total of 14. Williams also has 69 total tackles this season, and is just nine behind his career-high, set in 2012. Williams is a solid IDP start in most Fantasy formats.
News: Ravens defensive back Cary Williams notched his league-leading 12th pass defended in Week 13 against the Steelers. Williams was able to breakup a pass intended for Antonio Brown late in the second quarter of the 23-20 defeat. He finished with five solo tackles in the defeat.
Analysis: Williams has been credited with at least one pass defended in each of his last five games and he is only six away from matching his career high of 18. While the 27-year-old has been on a bit on an interception drought of late, he is still making plays in the secondary and has a decent tackle total for a DB. Fantasy owners should continue to roll with Williams as a viable start in most IDP formats heading into Week 14.
News: Ravens defensive back Cary Williams finished with only three tackles and one pass defense during Baltimore's 16-13 overtime win over San Diego in Week 12. Williams now has posted just four total tackles over his past two games, with both outings coming on the road.
Analysis: While his interception totals are identical, Williams has been unable to maintain his totals on the road that he produces at home. He has 28 stops and seven pass defenses at home this season, but just 24 tackles and four pass defenses in road games. Williams is still a threat for interceptions no matter where he plays and is worth keeping active in all Fantasy IDP formats at this point.
News: Ravens defensive back Cary Williams had four tackles in Baltimore's 55-20 blowout of Oakland in Week 10.
Analysis: Williams has just 48 tackles on the year, but is tied for third in the NFL with four interceptions (and is one of several players with a defensive TD). A top option at defensive back, Williams should be started in most IDP formats.
News: Ravens defensive back Cary Williams had six tackles and an interception during Baltimore's 25-15 victory at Cleveland in Week 9. Williams had one of two interceptions on quarterback Brandon Weeden, and now has two of his four picks this year against the Browns.
Analysis: All of Williams' interceptions have come over the past five games as he ranks third in the NFL with his solid total. Not bad considering the five-year veteran entered the season with no picks in 39 career games. He has increased his tackle totals recently and is worth keeping active in the majority of Fantasy formats.
News: Ravens cornerback Cary Williams turned in another fine performance during Sunday's contest against the Texans in Week 7. Williams eight tackles, including one sack in a 43-13 defeat.
Analysis: Williams came into the game with just 30 tackles and will likely get tested a bit more now that Lardarius Webb is out for the remainder of the season. He has three interceptions on the year and should be viewed as a viable Fantasy IDP option in most formats heading into Week 9 at Cleveland.
News: Ravens cornerback Cary Williams totaled four tackles (three solo) and one interception Week 5 at Kansas City. It was his second interception in his last two games. Williams also has 25 tackles in five games.
Analysis: Williams had a career-high 78 tackles in 2011, but he had no interceptions. He is stepping forward this season, however, as an all-around cornerback, so Fantasy owners might want to add him off waivers if you are in need of defensive back help.
News: A week after being badly picked on by the Patriots in the passing game, Ravens defensive back Cary Williams bounced back in Week 4 against the Browns Thursday. Williams picked off the first pass of his five-year NFL career in the third quarter, and he took it back 63 yards for a touchdown, to provide the game-winning score in a 23-16 win.
Analysis: The Patriots took advantage of Williams in Week 3, and he ended up with 10 tackles as a result, so he seems to have learned from that experience and was much better in his most recent game. He has 21 tackles through four games, which puts him right at an 84-tackle pace, slightly better than last season. He needs to continue to make plays, but he might be worth starting as a low-end Fantasy option in IDP formats.
News: Ravens defensive back Cary Williams got plenty of work in Week 3 against the Patriots, as he ended up with 10 solo tackles in the game to lead the team, as the Patriots looked his way in the passing game often. The Ravens would go on to win, 31-30, as Williams had no other sacks.
Analysis: Williams finished with 78 tackles last season, and he is already on his way to surpassing that total this season. He has 18 stops through three games, all solo, putting him on pace for 96. If he were able to reach that mark as a defensive back, Williams would be a useful Fantasy IDP option, but his potential is limited since he has yet to pick off a pass in his career. He is just a low-end option at this time.
News: Ravens DB Cary Williams suffered a concussion Week 16 against the Browns. He had three tackles (one solo) before leaving the game in the first half.
Analysis: Williams is having his best season as a pro, but he still has low-end Fantasy appeal when healthy.
News: Baltimore DB Cary Williams appeared to tweak his ankle during the Week 1 win over the Steelers. Williams walked gingerly off the field after tweaking his ankle. He apparently suffered the injury on the previous play and attempted to play through the pain. The injury does not appear to be serious. Williams finished with five tackles in the game.
Analysis: Williams started the Week 1 game for the Ravens, who are dealing with some injuries in the secondary. We would not be surprised if Williams does not get the start for Week 2 at Tennessee. Fantasy owners do not need to consider him a viable IDP option for Week 2.
News: The Carroll County Times reports Ravens DB Cary Williams is expected to start at cornerback in Week 1 against the Steelers, according to his agent. Williams then acknowledged it as well after a strong preseason, which saw him start three of four preseason games. He ran with the first-team defense at practice Monday. "It feels great," Williams said. "It's been a long time coming, a lot of prayers and a lot of hard work. It feels good that all my hard work paid off and I'm getting to play now and showing off my ability and things like that. I just thank God for the opportunity."
Analysis: Williams might end up starting for Baltimore, but he is going to face some tough competition for playing time at cornerback, so it's not like he can rest on his laurels. Leave Williams on waivers in Fantasy IDP leagues until he proves to be a viable option.
News: Ravens DB Cary Williams was added to the 53-man roster Wednesday after his two-game suspension for violating the league's personal conduct policy.
Analysis: Williams has minimal Fantasy value in IDP leagues, so continue to ignore him in all IDP Fantasy leagues.
News: Ravens backup CB Cary Williams has been suspended by the NFL for two games without pay for violating the league's personal conduct policy. Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome says the violation occurred while Williams was playing for the Titans. Williams was with the Titans in 2008 and at the outset of last season before joining the Ravens in November. Newsome says "we were aware of this" before Baltimore signed Williams. The 25-year-old Williams was drafted in the seventh round of the 2008 draft by Tennessee. He played one game with the Titans in 2008, and last year he played in four games with Tennessee and five with Baltimore. He will compete to play nickel back when training camp opens next week.
Analysis: Williams has minimal Fantasy value in IDP leagues this year. Ignore him in all leagues on Draft Day.
News: The Ravens listed the following players as inactive for Week 12 against Pittsburgh: QB John Beck, DB Cary Williams, RB Charles Ali, LB Antwan Barnes, LB Terrell Suggs and DL Kelly Tavalou.
Analysis: Of the players listed, only Suggs has any real Fantasy appeal. Leave the remaining players reserved in all leagues until further notice.
News: The Ravens officially put CB Fabian Washington on injured reserve with a torn ACL, ending his season. They also put RB Matt Lawrence on injured reserve with a knee injury. To fill their spots, the Ravens signed FB Charles Ali and CB Cary Williams.
Analysis: None of these players were or are expected to produce enough stats to warrant Fantasy use. Keep them off of rosters for now.
News: Titans DB Nick Harper, RB Javon Ringer, DB Cary Williams, DL Jovan Haye, TE Craig Stevens, DL Jevon Kearse and RB Alvin Pearman have all been ruled inactive for Week 8 vs. Jacksonville.
Analysis: Harper and Kearse can be used as low-end Fantasy options in IDP leagues when active. Ringer is more of a long-term keeper since he is currently third on the depth chart. Most of the other players are reserves and have little to no Fantasy appeal. Make sure to keep them reserved in Week 8.
News: Tennessee signed DB Kevin Kaesviharn and added CB Cary Williams to the practice squad.
Analysis: Both Kaesviharn and Williams are low-end Fantasy options, at best. Neither should be owned in Fantasy play at this time.