4.) Dorian Williams
The rookie linebacker, who should now be expected to transition into a full-time starter with the injury to Matt Milano played his most snaps against the Giants, in 84% of the defensive snaps. Williams finished his Sunday night with 10 total tackles and 1 QB hit on Tyrod Taylor.
The Patriots’ top receiving weapon for Jones is tight end Hunter Henry, meaning that Henry could see more play action plays in the middle of the field or just outside of the numbers. In Buffalo’s 4-2-5 defense, Terrel Bernard and Williams will be the guys in the middle and Williams could be tasked with covering Henry. Through six games, Henry is second on the Patriots with 28 targets (18 catches for 183 yards and 2 touchdowns).
Williams has been targeted 10 times and has allowed 7 catches for 62 yards in the 3 games he has played in. He will need to step up in locking down Henry, if tasked to do so.