College: Clemson | 3 years
Height: 6'4" | Weight: 220 lbs
Birth Date: 10/4/1994
Depth Chart: WR2.1
2019 Bye Week: 12
Questionable - Knee
Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 WR
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams only had one big catch on Thursday night against the Raiders, hauling in a 45-yard bomb late in the third quarter. Unfortunately, besides that one grab where he was dragged to the ground immediately afterward, Williams was nearly silent. Williams was only targeted twice more, and he only caught one of those passes for 10 yards. Though this was a prime matchup for Williams, Philip Rivers looked uncomfortable throughout the evening and had one of his worst games in recent memory, regularly overthrowing and missing receivers. Williams is still a strong wideout, but Rivers' struggles are concerning.
Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams caught two passes for 55 yards against the Oakland Raiders on Thursday, Nov. 7.
Fantasy Spin: This was the third straight game where Williams averaged better than 20 yards per reception as he functions as the team's top deep threat. The problem, though, is that Williams doesn't get a ton of chances -- in nine games this season, Williams has caught three passes or fewer six times. Plus, after catching 10 touchdown passes last year, Williams has yet to score in 2019. He's no better than a WR3 for fantasy owners.
Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams is coming off one of the biggest games of his career, and he's got a prime matchup on Thursday night. Williams racked up 111 yards receiving last week, and he'll now be facing the one of the most generous secondaries in the league. Oakland has allowed more fantasy points to opposing wide receivers than any other team over the last four weeks, and fantasy owners should expect that trend to continue. Williams still hasn't gotten his first touchdown of the year, but there's a strong possibility that could change in this matchup.
Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams finished Sunday with 111 receiving yards, topping the 100-yard mark for the first time in his career. Williams helped himself to that goal by turning a three-yard dump-off pass into a 53-yard gainer as he outran his man even though he was stumbling for the first 10 yards, showing just how incredibly fast he is. Williams wasn't able to find the end zone, but his critical catches helped the team secure their best victory of the season. Williams is still stuck playing second fiddle to Keenan Allen for the foreseeable future, but this kid has superstar written all over him.
Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams caught three of his four targets for 111 yards in a 26-11 win over the Green Bay Packers in Week 9.
Fantasy Spin: His big-play potential was on display against the Packers, but Williams still hasn't caught touchdown this season. He will be a high-risk, high-reward WR3 heading into a Week 10 matchup with Oakland.
Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams has quietly posted solid numbers in point-per-reception leagues over the last four games. He averaged 4.5 catches for 65.5 yards and no touchdowns during the stretch. That's a solid WR3 in PPR formats, which you can view Williams again this week in a good matchup against the Green Bay Packers.