College: Western Oregon | 5 years
Height: 6'4" | Weight: 205 lbs
Birth Date: 2/12/1992
Depth Chart: WR2.1
2019 Bye Week: 6
Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 WR
Williams had a solid season in a reserve role for the Chargers, having 40-plus receptions for the third straight season. He had 653 yards and five touchdowns. Williams was a little more erratic with other options emerging at receiver for the Chargers. He had two 100-yard games but 13 other games with fewer than 50 yards. He was more bust than boom most weeks. He gets a chance to star this year, signing with the Raiders this offseason. Williams will start opposite Antonio Brown, which should make for some favorable coverages for Williams. He is a former 1,000-yard receiver, so the potential is there for Williams to do good things in a starting role. Williams is a tall receiver with good speed. He has a knack for making the big play. He does lack a little strength but it has not been a big detriment to his career.
FANTASY OUTLOOK: Williams has some real potential in a starting role. He could post career best numbers and emerge as a No. 3 for fantasy teams. He can get around 70 receptions for 1,000 yards and eight or so scores.
When Williams is the No. 1 or No. 2 WR in his offense, he has proven he can put up above-average fantasy numbers. His 2016 season attests to that when he was with the then San Diego Chargers (69 receptions, 1,059 yards, seven TD). But when Williams is a secondary option like last year when he fell behind Keenan Allen and Mike Williams on the target total totem pole with the Chargers, he is not much of a fantasy option (41-653-5). Oakland is the perfect landing spot for Williams. While he will not get the looks or have the stats Antonio Brown will, Williams is clearly quarterback David Carrs No. 2 option without a doubt. Oaklands other receivers (J.J. Nelson and Ryan Grant) pose no threat, and the Raiders have a gaping hole at tight end since Jared Cook signed with New Orleans. Do not assume Browns presence is a hindrance to Williams fantasy value. Brown will allow Williams to be single-covered and give him ample opportunities to make plays. Just look to how JuJu Schuster thrived alongside Brown the past two years in Pittsburgh. Williams combination of size, speed and hands should make him a key cog in Jon Grudens 2019 offense. Do not be surprised if Williams has the best year of his career.
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Oakland Raiders WR Tyrell Williams caught all four of his targets for 82 yards in Week 11 against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Fantasy Spin: Touchdown regression was always likely to find Williams after finding the end zone in each of his first five games with the Raiders, so it shouldn't come as a shock he has been held scoreless over the last three. However, Week 11 marked the first time over that three-game stretch in which he was a reasonable good WR3 start. He has a decent shot of ending his scoreless streak in Week 12 when he faces the vulnerable secondary of the New York Jets.
Oakland Raiders wide receiver Tyrell Williams caught all four of his targets for a team-high 82 yards in the team's 17-10 win over the Bengals on Sunday. The veteran finished third in targets, but made the most of his opportunities as he picked up several big gains throughout the contest. After starting the season with touchdowns in each of the team's first five games, he's now gone scoreless in his last three contests. Williams is shaping into a TD-dependent WR3 on this run-first offense, even though he's one of the leaders in the team's passing game. He'll have a favorable matchup to get back into the end zone in Week 12 when the Raiders travel to face the Jets.
After a couple of down weeks, Oakland Raiders wide receiver Tyrell Williams will look to rebound in a great matchup versus the Cincinnati Bengals. The Bengals Defense is susceptible to the passing game, and it's looking likely that their top cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick will be sidelined once again. This is terrific news for Williams, who began the year collecting a TD pass in each of his first five games, although he's yet to find paydirt in his last two outings. The 27-year-old has still seen plenty of opportunities in these games as he's sitting second on the team in targets with nine as the team's WR1. His high-volume role should continue this Sunday, although the offense could lean more on the run game if they get out to an early lead. Williams should be treated as a WR3 in Week 11 with a decent shot at finding the end zone.
Oakland Raiders WR Tyrell Williams caught three passes for 25 yards during the team's 26-24 win over the Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday, Nov. 7.
Fantasy Spin: After his career in Oakland started with TDs in his first five games, Williams has now gone back-to-back games without scoring. That has underscored a problem that the scores were hiding: Williams hasn't caught more than three passes in a game since Week 2. Minus steady opportunities, Williams' value is almost entirely dependent on TDs. That's a tough sell as more than a flex or shaky WR3.
Oakland Raiders wide receiver Tyrell Williams didn't exactly get revenge against his former team in Thursday's win over the Chargers as he finished the night with just 25 yards on three catches. The offense as a whole didn't thrive outside of a pair of successful two-minute drills as Los Angeles dominated the time of possession. Williams got involved early with two catches on the Raiders opening drive, but was otherwise silent through the rest of the contest. He did finish in a four-way tie though for the team lead with five targets, including one end zone shot that was overthrown. He'll have a chance to rebound in Week 11 when the winless Bengals come to town.
Oakland Raiders wide receiver Tyrell Williams will square off against his old Los Angeles Chargers team this week in Thursday's prime time affair. After spending four seasons with the Bolts, the 27-year-old will look to get the best of his former squad in the confines of his new home stadium. The Chargers Defense plays tough against the pass, however, allowing the eighth-fewest fantasy points to the position so far this season. They've only served up one 100-yard receiver on the year, which came in Week 2, and haven't allowed a touchdown to a wideout since Week 7. Williams just snapped his five-game touchdown streak on Sunday, but the team will be sure to give him opportunities to start a new streak in this revenge game. The volume won't be as plentiful as some of his previous efforts this season, making him a TD-dependant WR3 for Week 10.
Oakland Raiders WR Tyrell Williams failed to catch a touchdown for the first time this season, finishing with three receptions on four targets for 48 yards in a 31-24 win over the Detroit Lions in Week 9.
Fantasy Spin: Williams had scored in each of the first five games, and he has been held below 50 yards in four of his six games this season. He's a touchdown-dependent WR3.
Oakland Raiders wide receiver Tyrell Williams caught three of his four targets for 48 yards in the team's 31-24 Week 9 win over the Lions. It was the first game all season that the 27-year-old didn't find paydirt as negative regression appears to have finally caught up to him. His targets were tied for second on the team, so owners shouldn't feel discouraged with his usage in Sunday's aerial attack. Williams will be back on the WR3 radar in a revenge game against the Chargers this Thursday.
Oakland Raiders wide receiver Tyrell Williams got in his first full practice of the week on Friday, putting him on track to suit up this Sunday. Williams has been dealing with a foot injury that caused him to miss two games this season, but he didn't miss a beat in his Week 8 performance and will be startable in fantasy for this week's matchup. He'll look to extend his touchdown streak to six games versus a Detroit Lions secondary that has surrendered 10 TD passes in their last two games, and the ninth-most fantasy points to WRs this season. All-Pro cornerback Darius Slay is currently questionable, and if he's inactive, Williams will feast in this potential shootout. The 27-year-old veteran's high-volume role has cemented him as a WR3 for Week 9, with a ceiling for much more if Slay remains sidelined.
Oakland Raiders WR Tyrell Williams (foot) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 1, and is not on the injury report for Week 9.
Fantasy Spin: Williams has caught a touchdown in all five games he has played in this season and posted 91 yards in the last game. He can be considered a No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues.
Oakland Raiders WR Dwayne Harris (foot) and DE Josh Mauro (groin) did not practice all week but are listed as questionable for Week 9 versus the Detroit Lions. C Rodney Hudson (ankle), OL Andre James (ankle) and S Erik Harris (illness) were upgraded to a limited practice Friday, Nov. 1, and are also listed as questionable. DT P.J. Hall (shoulder) was limited for a second straight day on Friday and is listed as questionable as well. RB Josh Jacobs (shoulder) and LB Tahir Whitehead (wrist, shoulder) were limited in practice all week but no longer appear on the injury report. OT Trent Brown (calf), OG Gabe Jackson (knee) and WR Tyrell Williams (foot) practiced in full Friday and have also been removed from the injury report.
Oakland Raiders WR Tyrell Williams (foot) was upgraded to a full participant in practice Thursday, Oct. 31.
Fantasy Spin: Williams caught three of six targets for 91 yards and found the end zone for the fifth time this season in his return to the lineup in Week 8. He's a must-start due to his high-volume usage and red-zone efficiency.
Oakland Raiders WR Tyrell Williams (foot) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 30.
Fantasy Spin: Williams returned last week after a multi-week absence and finished with 91 yards and one touchdown. He has caught a touchdown in all five games he has played in this season and can be a low-end No. 2 or No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues.
Oakland Raiders WR Tyrell Williams caught three of his six targets for 91 yards and a touchdown in Week 8 against the Houston Texans. In doing so, he tied a franchise record by catching a touchdown in his first five games with the team.
Fantasy Spin: Williams did nothing in the first half, making his final line all the more impressive after a three-week layoff. He did the bulk of his damage on a 46-yard catch-and-run in which he got past former teammate Gareon Conley midway through the third quarter. Obviously, owners can't expect the touchdowns to continue at the rate they've come so far moving forward, but the odds are pretty good he will be worth a start in fantasy again in Week 9 against a struggling Detroit Lions secondary.
Oakland Raiders wide receiver Tyrell Williams played for the first time since Week 4 and picked up right where he left off in the team's 27-24 loss to the Texans. He caught three of his six targets for a team-high 91 yards while extending his touchdown streak to five with a 46-yard score in the third quarter. After battling a foot injury for the past month, Williams looked healthy in this one, although he failed to secure a catch late in the fourth quarter which would have extended a drive to tie the ball game. Owners should roll out Williams with confidence as a WR3 in Week 9 when the Lions susceptible defense comes to town.
Oakland Raiders WR Tyrell Williams (foot) is officially active for the team's Week 8 game.
Fantasy Spin: Williams returns to the lineup after missing the last few games because of the injury. He may have a favorable matchup this week because of the injuries in the Houston Texans secondary and can be at least a No. 3 receiver in most fantasy leagues.
Oakland Raiders WR Tyrell Williams (foot) is expected to play in Week 8's game against the Houston Texans, according to head coach Jon Gruden.
Fantasy Spin: Williams was listed as questionable on the injury report after being a limited practice participant throughout the week. He was an integral part of the Oakland passing game prior to getting injured, catching a touchdown pass in each of his first four games, and is worthy of consideration as a low-end WR2 or high-end WR3 if he is active.
Oakland Raiders WR Tyrell Williams (foot) was limited during practice Friday, Oct. 25, and is listed as questionable for Week 8.
Fantasy Spin: Williams has missed the last few games but appears to have a chance to play in Week 8. He played well earlier in the season and can be a No. 3 fantasy receiver or flex option if he is able to play.
Oakland Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (shoulder) was upgraded to a limited practice while WR Tyrell Williams (foot) remained a limited participant Friday, Oct. 25; both players are listed as questionable for Week 8 against the Houston Texans. OT Trent Brown (calf) was upgraded to a full practice Friday and is also listed as questionable. WR Dwayne Harris (ankle), C Rodney Hudson (ankle), OG Gabe Jackson (knee), DE Arden Key (knee) and RB Jalen Richard (ankle) practiced in full Friday and no longer appear on the injury report.
Oakland Raiders WR Tyrell Williams (foot) is practicing Friday, Oct. 25, and looks he'll be able to play Week 8, according to a team beat reporter.
Fantasy Spin: Williams has caught a TD pass in all four games he played prior to his injury and would be a WR2 consideration if active Sunday in Houston.