This summer everyone has been touting Tampa Bay rookie Mike Williams as one of this season's top sleepers and breakout candidates, but on the west coast there is another Mike Williams who is starting to make waves of his own. The former Detroit Lions' first round pick has been dynamic for the Seattle Seahawks this preseason, along with Deon Butler. Enough so that the Seahawks are now prepared to part ways with the underachieving T.J. Houshmandzadeh.
This may be good news all the way around. Houshmanzadeh will end up somewhere as there are plenty of teams in need of a veteran receiver. Wherever he ends up he's likely to have a better fantasy season than he would have in Seattle.
Here is a look at the best of the Seahawks receiving corp through 4 games:
As you can see, Butler and Williams have proven they can be go-to-guys for Matt Hasselbeck and Charlie Whitehurst, while rookie Golden Tate has played strongly as well. Deion Branch is still in the mix for a veteran presence, but at this point, Williams, Butler and Tate are looking pretty damn good.
The Seahawks are prepared to open the season with Branch and Williams, with Tate and Butler as reserves.