Roy Williams wasn't surprised his Chicago Bears rolled to a dominating 30-12 victory over the Atlanta Falcons in Sunday's season opener. After all, the receiver is so confident in his team, he has two of Sunday's biggest stars -- the defense and quarterback Jay Cutler -- on his fantasy league teams.
"If you watched us at practice, our defense ... I picked our defense in my fantasy league," Williams said Monday on "The Waddle & Silvy Show" on ESPN 1000. "That's because I see them everyday, and I know what they are capable of. With our gunslinger [Cutler] back there and one of the best backs in the league [Matt Forte] back there, you put all that together and we've got a pretty good football team."
Williams caught four passes for 55 yards from Cutler, the guy who likely will play a major role in Williams' success on the real field -- and the fantasy one.
"He has that quick release, he's smart -- he went to Vandy so he's pretty smart -- and he loves to win," Williams said of Cutler. "Now that I'm a part of this thing and I see how he goes about himself, there's no way he should have got criticized last year for all the things he went through in the [NFC Championship Game loss to the Packers].
"With this offense and his arm, and the weapons he has around him, I'm expecting big things from him."
Williams left the game with a groin injury he sustained on a 13-yard reception in the fourth quarter. He appeared to tweak the groin muscle as he ran toward the Bears sideline trying to avoid a Falcons defender.
"I'm going to keep getting treatment and we'll see what happens," Williams said Monday.