3 replacement New Orleans Saints that must step up against Lions

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P.J. Williams

P.J. Williams didn’t get any Week 1 snaps. He then got to play 36% of the snaps defensively in Week 2. Week 3 saw his snap count yet again reduced; however, he’ll get a huge opportunity to prove his value this coming week.

Both the team’s starting cornerbacks will be sidelined.

That will create huge holes for players to step up. Williams, a 27-year-old former third-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, has started 23 games in his last four seasons, and he’ll get his first start of 2020 against the Lions.

Now, his matchup will not be an easy one. He’ll likely be tasked with shadowing Kenny Golladay. Golladay missed the first two games of the season and caught six balls for 57 yards in the Lions Week 3 victory over the Cardinals.

If he can lock up Golladay, or at least do a solid job on the assignment, the Saints will stand a chance.

With veteran Matthew Stafford leading the charge and being one of the more yardage-heavy quarterbacks in the league, they’ll move the ball easily if Williams can’t lock up the Lion star receiver.