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WR LAC

College: Clemson | 3 years
Height: 6'4" | Weight: 220 lbs
Birth Date: 10/4/1994
Depth Chart: WR2.1
2019 Bye Week: 12

Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 WR

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2019 RTSports Outlook

Williams didn't have quite the breakout season as expected but was a big-time red-zone target for the Chargers. He had 10 touchdowns on 43 receptions. He made plenty of big plays, averaging 15.4 yards per reception. He will look to be more consistent this year, getting a chance to start opposite Keenan Allen from day one. Williams is a tall, physical receiver that does well at catching nearly everything thrown his way. He is a tough cover because of his size and strength. He needs to work on his route-running some and will have some bad drops.

FANTASY OUTLOOK: Williams took some steps forward last year, finishing 33rd in fantasy receiver scoring. He should improve on that and get more consistent targets in the Chargers pass-heavy offense. Consider him a low-end No. 2 or 3 fantasy receiver. He can get around 60 receptions for 900 yards and double-digit scores.

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RotoBaller's Outlook

Being drafted number seven overall in 2017 may have been the worst thing to happen to Mike Williams. After suffering through an injury-plagued rookie season Williams was already being unfairly discussed as a potential bust.In 2018 Williams came back to show everyone we should calm down and let players develop before labeling them. Jared Goffwould also like you to consider doing this.With Hunter Henry missing the season after a torn ACL, Williams became the go-to receiver in the red zone and at 64 and 220 pounds he is a big target in this area of the field. Playing in all 16 games and only having 43 receptions for 664 yards may not seem like a season to plant your flag on. But he turned those 43 receptions into 10 receiving touchdowns and he was also playing a hybrid role. A role somewhere between the role he will be playing this season and the tight end role vacated by the injury of Henry and the age of Antonio Gates. As he finally gets into his preferred role across from Keenan Allen, and with Tyrell Williams now in Oakland, the numbers will only increase in year three.With Allen still being the top WR in the offense, defenses will need to use their second cornerback on Williams. At his size, he could eat them alive and come down with contested catches downfield for Philip Rivers. A young Vincent Jackson in his time with Rivers would be a good comparison.An increase from 43 receptions is more than possible. However, to obtain his services at the back end of the fifth round of drafts as the WR24 is good but not great value. Hunter Henry coming back will likely hurt his touchdown production, which may drop below 10. However, the potential increase in receptions and yardage, should more than makeup for the TD drop. If you take him in the fifth round, he should make a great WR3 for your team. Or if you decide to go with one of the tight ends or Patrick Mahomes early, he could even be a solid WR2.

This article first appeared on RotoBaller.com.

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Dec 9 3:00am ET

Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams didn't see a lot of chances on Sunday, but he fought to make his couple of opportunities count. With the team already up by 21 points late in the third quarter, Williams' number got pulled when Philip Rivers lofted a deep ball to the end zone on a long third down. Williams snatched at the ball and tumbled to the ground with both arms securely hanging on to it. Only problem was that the Jacksonville defender had both his arms around it too. The officials ruled that the catch was good, and Williams had officially broken his touchdown drought with his first of the season. Williams' only complication is the assortment of weapons available to Rivers on his offense. Otherwise, Williams is everything a team could want in a star receiver.

From RotoBaller

Dec 8 10:13pm ET

Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams caught two of his three targets for 63 yards and a touchdown, his first of the year, in a 45-10 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 14.

Fantasy Spin: The lack of touchdowns has curbed his fantasy value, but Williams has still be generating big plays and has already set a new career high in receiving yards. He's a flex option with enormous upside.

From TheHuddle

Dec 7 3:20pm ET

Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams went huge last week against the Denver Broncos, and he'll be looking to continue building on his progress. Williams racked up 117 yards as he was the go-to receiver for deep passes, giving him a new career-high. He'll now turn his sights on the Jaguars, a less dominant secondary than that of the Broncos. However, in this case, them being less dominant may actually cut into Williams' production instead of helping it. One of the natural ways Denver's stingy secondary helped Williams is that Philip Rivers wanted to avoid Chris Harris Jr, who shadowed Keenan Allen all day. Jacksonville's secondary isn't so top-heavy, so Williams may not see as much work and Allen may see more. Williams has shown he can be a superstar though, so Rivers should still find him for a big play or two no matter what,

From RotoBaller

Dec 6 8:13pm ET

Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 6, and is not on the injury report for Week 14.

Fantasy Spin: Williams has been targeted at least six times in seven of the last nine games and has two 100-yard games in the last four weeks. He should be a starting option in all fantasy leagues.

From TheHuddle

Dec 6 5:53pm ET

Los Angeles Chargers LB Nick Dzubnar (concussion) practiced in full for a second straight day on Friday, Dec. 6, but is listed as questionable for Week 14 versus the Jacksonville Jaguars. WR Mike Williams (knee), OT Russell Okung (groin), OT Sam Tevi (knee) and LB Thomas Davis (non-injury) practiced in full Friday and have been removed from the injury report.

From TheHuddle

Dec 5 5:13pm ET

Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 5.

Fantasy Spin: Williams has been playing very well during the second half of the season and will continue to be a deep threat for the Chargers. He should be at least a No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues.

From TheHuddle

Dec 4 5:13pm ET

Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 4.

Fantasy Spin: Williams has posted at least 75 yards in three of the last four games and has two 100-yard games during that span. He should be a starting option in all fantasy leagues this week.

From TheHuddle

Dec 2 1:50am ET

Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams was expected to have to shoulder a lot of the outside load on Sunday since Chris Harris Jr. would be shadowing Keenan Allen, but nobody expected Williams to be as impressive as he actually was. Williams caught five passes for 117 yards, and though he still didn't find the end zone, he made some spectacular plays. The team's first touchdown was set up by Williams getting so wide open that when Philip Rivers underthrew him by a huge amount, he still had time to stop, come back, catch the ball, and tack on another 12 yards before anyone touched him. He would later go one to make an unbelievable one-handed catch on 4th-and-11 on the team's final drive even though he had a receiver laying on him while he was doing it. Williams is clearly a stud, and he should be one of the most exciting receivers in the league for years to come.

From RotoBaller

Dec 2 1:13am ET

Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams had five receptions for a season-high 117 yards in Week 13 against the Denver Broncos.

Fantasy Spin: Good news: Williams has 778 yards receiving for the year, which equates to 70.7 per game. Bad news: only Robert Woods (835) has more receiving yards this season without a touchdown -- in fact, the 25 players with more yardage than Williams average 5.3 TDs a piece. Given his size, talent and proven red-zone ability, Williams' lack of involvement is mystifying, and it keeps him in the WR3 range.

From TheHuddle

Nov 29 5:53pm ET

Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 29, and is not on the injury report for Week 13.

Fantasy Spin: Williams has been playing well over the last month with at least 69 yards in three of the last four games. He should be considered at least a No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues this week.

From TheHuddle

Nov 29 5:13pm ET

Los Angeles Chargers OT Sam Tevi (knee) and WR Geremy Davis (hamstring) were limited in practice Friday, Nov. 29, and are listed as questionable for Week 13 against the Denver Broncos. OT Russell Okung (groin) was upgraded to a full practice Friday and is also listed as questionable. LB Thomas Davis (knee), WR Mike Williams (knee), RB Justin Jackson (calf) and LB Drue Tranquill (calf) practiced fully Friday and no longer appear on the injury report.

From TheHuddle

Nov 29 4:20pm ET

Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams is set to square off against the Denver Broncos once again this Sunday, and he'll likely be the team's de facto No. 1 receiver once again. With actual No. 1 wide receiver Keenan Allen being shadowed by Chris Harris Jr. all day, Williams will probably be the team's top wideout just like he was in October when the two teams faced each other. In that game, Williams caught six passes, the most he's caught in any game this season, and he tallied 74 yards in 13 targets. Notably, LA was without Hunter Henry at that time, so be prepared for him to siphon off some targets, but Williams should still be seen as a strong contender for a lot of opportunities against the top-notch defense of the Broncos.

From RotoBaller

Nov 29 3:03pm ET

Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams (knee) was seen participating in the open portion of practice Friday, Nov. 29.

Fantasy Spin: Things are looking up for Williams after he was added to the injury report Wednesday. Double check his status on the Week 13 injury report and again Sunday, but it looks like he'll be available as a WR3/flex option as he surprisingly still seeks his first TD grab of the season.

From TheHuddle

Nov 28 6:23pm ET

Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams (knee) was upgraded to a full participant in practice Thursday, Nov. 28.

Fantasy Spin: Williams remains in search of his first touchdown of the year, but he's providing steady yardage totals. He's a low-end WR3 this week in a tougher matchup against the Denver Broncos.

From TheHuddle

Nov 28 5:50pm ET

Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams (knee) got in a full practice on Thursday after being limited on Wednesday. Williams was always expected to play this Sunday after coming off the Week 12 bye. His matchup against the Broncos on the road with a struggling quarterback in Philip Rivers isn't ideal, though. Denver has been one of the better teams at limiting opposing wideouts all season long, so Williams will be a touchdown-dependent WR4/flex. He was able to put up six catches on a season-high 13 targets for 74 yards against the Broncos in their first meeting on Oct. 6.

From RotoBaller

Nov 27 6:33pm ET

Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 27.

Fantasy Spin: Williams has posted at least 69 yards in three of the last four games and posted 74 yards against the Denver Broncos earlier this season. He can be considered at least a flex option in fantasy leagues if he plays.

From TheHuddle

Nov 27 5:40pm ET

Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams (knee) was limited in practice on Wednesday coming out of the team's Week 12 bye. The 25-year-old caught two of six targets for 76 yards in the Week 11 loss to the Chiefs. He should be fine to play this weekend against Denver. The former first-rounder is still searching for his first touchdown of the 2019 season. He is a great deep threat and red-zone target for quarterback Philip Rivers, but Williams has more than seven targets in a game just twice this year. With inconsistent volume, Williams has become a touchdown-dependent WR4/flex.

From RotoBaller

Nov 19 2:20am ET

With the game on the line and 75 yards to go, Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams picked a huge moment to make a phenomenal catch. Having only caught one pass so far in the match, Williams launched himself up and hauled in a bomb from Philip Rivers to get his team just outside the red zone. Unfortunately, Rivers would throw a game-sealing pick a few plays later. The big play at least gave Williams a respectable fantasy performance, and he now has a reception of 43+ yards in each of his last four games. He's also caught at least one pass for 20 or more yards in his last nine games, and he's become a regular fixture in the Chargers passing attack.

From RotoBaller

Nov 19 12:33am ET

Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams had two receptions for 76 yards in Week 11 against the Kansas City Chiefs Monday, Aug. 18. He had an acrobatic 50-yard reception late in regulation, the longest offensive play of the game.

Fantasy Spin: Williams nearly had a poor stat line with just one grab for 26 yards on four targets until his big play in the final minute of regulation. Fantasy owners will need to make alternate plans in Week 12 as the Bolts are off in Week 12.

From TheHuddle

Nov 16 1:30pm ET

Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams went into last week on a cloud. Coming off his first 100-yard game of his career and facing one of the softest secondaries in the land, Williams instead only caught two passes for 55 yards. Hopefully, that was a one-time blip, and he can get back to being a strong contender for touches this week. Mexico City is over 7,000 feet above sea level, considerably higher than any stadium in the NFL, and Williams should have plenty of opportunity to go deep. Hopefully, he can haul in a couple of those bombs and put up another triple-digit performance.

From RotoBaller

Player Transactions
  • 11-May-2017: LAC - Signed, Draft Choice - Four-year contract (fifth-year option)
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