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: 7
Avg Pts: 3.50
Rank: 73 WR
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|Week 1||2||Mike Williams 29 receiving yds (1 pts)|
Mike Williams 29 receiving yds (1 pts)
|Week 2||5||Mike Williams 83 receiving yds (1 pts)|
Mike Williams 83 receiving yds (4 pts)
|Week 3||6||4-58yds / 0.4TDs projected|
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Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams was a last-minute start due to a knee issue, but he played like it was no big deal. Williams hauled in three passes for 83 yards, and he told reporters after the game that he felt the injury was minor, would improve throughout the season, and wouldn't have to be managed. Williams is one of those No. 2 receivers that could be a solid No. 1 if given the shot, but the connection between Philip Rivers and Keenan Allen is untouchable. Williams will likely see some chances in the red zone throughout the season, but with the Chargers' bevy of offensive weapons, he's always going to be hit-or-miss from game to game.
Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams caught three passes for 83 yards against the Detroit Lions in Week 2. He was targeted five times during the game.
Fantasy Spin: Williams was expected to have a limited role in the game because of his knee injury but was able to have a solid outing this week. He should be more involved in the passing game in Week 3 and can be a No. 3 fantasy receiver.
Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams (knee) is officially active for the team's Week 2 game.
Fantasy Spin: Williams is expected to be limited to only red zone snaps, which hurts his fantasy value. Fantasy players probably should look for other options and keep Williams on the bench.
Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams (knee) is active for Week 2 against the Lions. It was reported early Sunday that Williams would likely be just a red-zone threat for the Bolts on Sunday if he played. That means that the Chargers will predictably lean on running back Austin Ekeler and Keenan Allen with tight end Hunter Henry (knee) out indefinitely. Williams is an extremely risky and touchdown-dependent WR4/5 while playing through his injury. Travis Benjamin has a better shot at big-play potential with Williams' snaps being limited, but he's an even worse flex option in deep leagues.
Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams (knee) showed improvement in practice later in the week and is likely to be used in red-zone situations for Week 2's game against the Detroit Lions, according to a source.
Fantasy Spin: Williams had been listed as questionable on the injury report after taking part in only one of three practice sessions during the week on a limited basis. He is a risky fantasy option due to the likelihood that he will see fewer offensive snaps than normal, so owners may want to look for safer alternatives.
Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams (knee) will likely play against the Lions. Williams returned to practice on Friday after sitting out the previous two days, but even though he is likely to suit up, the plan is to utilize him in red-zone situations only. With tight end Hunter Henry (knee) not available in Week 2, Williams could get some targets but not enough to justify his place in formats outside of 14-team leagues.
Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams (knee) will be a game-time decision for the Week 2 game, according to head coach Anthony Lynn.
Fantasy Spin: The Chargers play in one of the early games, so fantasy players will have plenty of options in case Williams is ruled out. Williams could be limited if he plays, which would make him a risky fantasy option. Fantasy players may just want to keep Williams on the bench this week.
Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams (knee) was limited during practice Friday, Sept. 13, and is listed as questionable for Week 2.
Fantasy Spin: Williams probably will be a game-time decision this week, so fantasy players will need to check the inactive list for his status. Williams will be a risky option if he plays because of the injury, so players may want to bench him and look for a more reliable option.
Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn said that wide receiver Mike Williams (knee) will be a game-time decision for Week 2 against the Lions. "I just need to see that he can go out and play, and not hurt himself," Lynn said. "He has a couple more days, so we'll go day by day," Lynn said. The good news is we'll know Sunday morning if Williams is playing. The bad news is that Williams could have his snaps limited if he's active, making him a very risky WR4/flex in deeper leagues. Travis Benjamin and Dontrelle Inman would see more run if Williams sits out. Hunter Henry (knee) is out indefinitely, so this offense will run through running back Austin Ekeler and receiver Keenan Allen.
Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams (knee) was a limited participant in practice Friday, Sept. 13, and is listed as questionable for Week 2 against the Detroit Lions.
Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams (knee) is practicing Friday after sitting out the last two days. It's definitely a positive, but Williams could still be questionable for Week 2 against the Lions and might be a game-time decision. If Williams is able to play at Detroit, he would be a risk/reward WR3 with more potential targets now that tight end Hunter Henry (knee) is back on the shelf. If Williams is inactive, Travis Benjamin and Dontrelle Inman would likely be in on three-receiver sets alongside Keenan Allen, with Allen and running back Austin Ekeler being featured heavily in the offensive attack.
Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams (knee) missed practice for the second straight day on Thursday. Unless Williams gets in some practice time on Friday, he looks destined to sit out of Week 2 on the road against the Lions. That's bad news for a Chargers offense that discovered that tight end Hunter Henry has a fractured kneecap. If Williams sits out on Sunday, running back Austin Ekeler and wide receiver Keenan Allen should dominate the touches, while Travis Benjamin and Dontrelle Inman would likely accompany Allen in three-wide sets. Benjamin would have some boom potential as a WR5.
Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams (knee) did not participate in practice for a second straight day Thursday, Sept. 12.
Fantasy Spin: It's not looking good for Williams, who went down late in Week 1. With Williams and Hunter Henry both likely to be out for Week 2 against the Detroit Lions, expect a heavy dose of Keenan Allen and Austin Ekeler in the passing game. Travis Benjamin may also be worth a look as a high-upside play in deeper leagues.
Per head coach Anthony Lynn, Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams (knee) could miss the team's Week 2 contest against the Detroit Lions. Williams initially was injured near the end of the Chargers overtime victory over the Indianapolis Colts, and on Wednesday Lynn indicated that the injury was somewhat serious. Expect the wide receiver to be day-to-day. If he plays, Williams will see more targets with tight end Hunter Henry's (knee) injury. If Williams is forced to miss Week 2, Keenan Allen and Austin Ekeler will play huge roles, while Travis Benjamin and Geremy Davis would be forced into three-receiver sets.
Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 11.
Fantasy Spin: Williams suffered the injuries in Week 1, so he could be a game-time decision this week. Fantasy players should have other options available in case Williams is ruled out this week.
Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams (knee) suffered a knee injury late in the second half in Week 1 against the Colts and is questionable to return. Williams caught two of just three targets in the game for 29 yards, so he didn't make his fantasy owners very happy in the season opener. Williams could have a better year in 2019 as the team's No. 2 receiver with Tyrell Williams out of town, so hopefully his injury won't keep him from playing in Week 2. If he's forced to miss time, Travis Benjamin and tight end Hunter Henry would likely see more targets in the passing game.
Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams (knee) suffered a knee injury in Week 1 against the Indianapolis Colts and he is questionable to return. He had two grabs for 29 yards on three targets before departing.
Fantasy Spin: It will be a disappointing fantasy line for Williams even if he is able to return. He'll look for much better results in Week 2 on the road against the Detroit Lions if he isn't injured too badly.
Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams could be a serious breakout candidate this season. With the team moving on from Tyrell Williams this offseason, Mike Williams is now the clear-cut No. 2 wideout on the roster, and owners should expect that he'll see liberal use on game day. Williams made huge leaps last year, especially in the red zone, and with running back Melvin Gordon now continuing to hold out, Williams is expected to see even more chances. It's a prime situation for the young receiver, and he'll get his first crack at it on Sunday when the team faces the Colts. Expect big things from him this year.
Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams only had two opportunities on Saturday against Seattle, but he did bring in one of the passes for 11 yards. Williams was used sparingly, only on the field for 18 snaps, as the team wants to preserve as much of its offensive powerhouse as possible. With Keenan Allen recovering from an ankle injury and Melvin Gordon holding out, Williams will likely serve a major role in the first couple weeks of the season. This could be his chance to truly break out and start to fill the shoes of being a comparable No. 2 to Allen's No. 1. Williams could be a superstar before November.
Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams hauled in a 28-yard catch on his only target in the team's first preseason game. Williams likely won't see a whole lot of action in the preseason since he's the team's clear-cut No. 2 receiver and has enough of an injury history to cause concern. The first-round pick is entering his third season, and it will be his first as one of the team's primary targets now that Tyrell Williams is gone. Keenan Allen will still rule the roost, but Mike Williams should see a lot of looks for the Chargers, especially if Melvin Gordon continues to hold out. With Philip Rivers slinging the rock, Williams could be in for a true breakout season.