College: Clemson | 4 years
Height: 6'4" | Weight: 220 lbs
Birth Date: 10/4/1994
2020 Bye Week: 10
Total Pts: 118.3
Avg Pts: 7.39
Rank: 45 WR
Williams hit the 1,000-yard mark for the first time in his career last season. He made some huge plays in the passing game, padding his yardage numbers. He averaged a whooping 20.4 yards per reception. He had 70-plus yards seven of 15 games. If there was a negative for Williams, it was a lack of scores, finding the end zone just two times. But despite his low touchdown total, Williams was still 41st in fantasy receiver scoring. He will start opposite of Keenan Allen again this year for the Chargers. 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, but a lack of scores really hurt his fantasy production. He should be able to score more this year, so give him a look as a low-end No. 2 or 3 fantasy receiver. It wouldn't surprise to see him set career highs this year. He can get around 60 receptions for 1,000 yards and seven touchdowns.
Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams will enter the 2020 season with a new quarterback for the first time in his career. Williams has played with Philip Rivers since being drafted seventh overall in the 2017 draft. This season, he'll play with Tyrod Taylor and likely Justin Herbert under center. That could actually be a great thing for Williams, who has averaged 9.8 yards per target over the past three seasons, sixth most in the NFL. Taylor and Herbert should both offer more deep ball upside than Rivers did over the past few seasons, making 2020 a possible splash year for Williams. Keenan Allen will remain in his role as the featured receiver in the Chargers passing game, and Hunter Henry and Austin Ekeler will demand targets as well, but Williams has strong WR2 upside and is an even better bet in best ball formats, where his splash weeks won't have to be predicted in advance.
|Week 1||2.90||Mike Williams 29 receiving yds (2.90 pts)|
|Week 2||8.30||Mike Williams 83 receiving yds (8.30 pts)|
|Week 3||4.50||Mike Williams 45 receiving yds (4.50 pts)|
|Week 5||7.40||Mike Williams 74 receiving yds (7.40 pts)|
|Week 6||7.20||Mike Williams 72 receiving yds (7.20 pts)|
|Week 7||4.70||Mike Williams 47 receiving yds (4.70 pts)|
|Week 8||6.90||Mike Williams 69 receiving yds (6.90 pts)|
|Week 9||11.30||Mike Williams 111 receiving yds (11.10 pts)|
Mike Williams 2 rushing yds (0.20 pts)
|Week 10||5.50||Mike Williams 55 receiving yds (5.50 pts)|
|Week 11||7.60||Mike Williams 76 receiving yds (7.60 pts)|
|Playoff Week 1||11.70||Mike Williams 117 receiving yds (11.70 pts)|
|Playoff Week 2||18.30||Mike Williams 63 receiving yds (6.30 pts)|
Mike Williams 44 yd TD reception (12.00 pts)
|Playoff Week 3||13.10||Mike Williams 71 receiving yds (7.10 pts)|
Mike Williams 2 yd TD reception (6.00 pts)
|Playoff Week 4||5.10||Mike Williams 51 receiving yds (5.10 pts)|
|Playoff Week 5||3.80||Mike Williams 38 receiving yds (3.80 pts)|
Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams ranked second in yards while catching 47 percent of tight-window throws sent in his direction in 2019.
Fantasy Spin: Williams led the NFL with 20.4 yards per receptions last year but caught just 49 of 90 targets overall. He finished with a career-best 1,001 yards. His upside may be hampered at the beginning of the season with QB Tyrod Taylor expected to be the Week 1 starter, but he should be stashed until rookie Justin Herbert gets his chance. He should be viewed as a WR3 with some early regression in store with the QB change from Philip Rivers.
Philadelphia Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery picked up a first down on 83.7 percent of his catches last season, tying the Los Angeles Chargers' Mike Williams for the best mark in the league among players with at least 40 targets.
Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams faced a double team on a league-high 7.8 percent of his routes in 2019.
Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams said he is looking to post 1,300 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns this upcoming season.
Fantasy Spin: Williams posted his first 1,000-yard season in 2019 and appears to have a good chance to improve on his status in 2020. He will be working with a new quarterback but should still be at least a No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues.
The Los Angeles Chargers have picked up the fifth-year option on WR Mike Williams, who is now under contract with the team through the 2021 season.
Fantasy Spin: Williams is coming off his first 1,000-yard season with the Chargers, who will have a new quarterback under center in 2020. Consider Williams a low-end WR3 or flex option in fantasy football drafts this summer.
The Los Angeles Chargers exercised the fifth-year option on wide receiver Mike Williams on Thursday, according to a source. There was never much question that the Bolts would pick up William's option for the 2021 season after he reached the 1,000-yard receiving mark in 2019 in his third year in the league. However, Williams only caught 49 passes and scored two touchdowns despite averaging a league-high 20.4 yards per catch. The seventh overall pick in 2017 had 10 touchdowns in his sophomore year in 2018. He's great for those in standard-scoring formats, but he leaves a lot to be desired in PPR leagues if he's not scoring touchdowns. With Tyrod Taylor likely under center to start the 2020 season, Williams' fantasy stock could be even more boom or bust.