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WR LAC

College: Western Oregon | 4 years
Height: 6'4" | Weight: 205 lbs
Birth Date: 2/12/1992
2019 Bye Week: 6

Total Pts: 114.8
Avg Pts: 7.18
Rank: 41 WR

Free Agent

2019 RTSports Outlook

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.

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RotoBaller's Outlook

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.

This article first appeared on RotoBaller.com.

Fantasy Week
Pts
Scoring
Week 16.80Tyrell Williams 8 receiving yds (0.80 pts)
Tyrell Williams 4 yd TD reception (6.00 pts)
Week 24.80Tyrell Williams 48 receiving yds (4.80 pts)
Week 33.60Tyrell Williams 22 receiving yds (2.20 pts)
Tyrell Williams 14 rushing yds (1.40 pts)
Week 44.80Tyrell Williams 48 receiving yds (4.80 pts)
Week 56.60Tyrell Williams 66 receiving yds (6.60 pts)
Week 632.90Tyrell Williams 118 receiving yds (11.80 pts)
Tyrell Williams 29 yd TD reception (9.00 pts)
Tyrell Williams 45 yd TD reception (12.00 pts)
Tyrell Williams 1 rushing yd (0.10 pts)
Week 723.80Tyrell Williams 118 receiving yds (11.80 pts)
Tyrell Williams 75 yd TD reception (12.00 pts)
Week 8
Week 911.30Tyrell Williams 23 receiving yds (2.30 pts)
Tyrell Williams 12 yd TD reception (9.00 pts)
Week 104.60Tyrell Williams 46 receiving yds (4.60 pts)
Week 112.20Tyrell Williams 22 receiving yds (2.20 pts)
Week 12
Playoff Week 11.40Tyrell Williams 14 receiving yds (1.40 pts)
Playoff Week 21.40Tyrell Williams 14 receiving yds (1.40 pts)
Playoff Week 37.10Tyrell Williams 71 receiving yds (7.10 pts)
Playoff Week 41.20Tyrell Williams 12 receiving yds (1.20 pts)
Playoff Week 52.30Tyrell Williams 23 receiving yds (2.30 pts)
Player Notes
Aug 18 8:23pm ET

Oakland Raiders WR Tyrell Williams (undisclosed) did not practice Sunday, Aug. 18.

Fantasy Spin: Williams was expected to provide a big-play threat for the offense, but with the Antonio Brown saga still unresolved, he could find himself with an even bigger role than expected. He's worth a look as a WR5.

From TheHuddle

Aug 15 11:50pm ET

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Tyrell Williams caught his only target of the game Thursday in the team's win over the Arizona Cardinals. Quarterback Derek Carr threw up a pass to the sideline that Williams went up over the defender to grab for the athletic 27-yard reception. The veteran was only on the field for the team's opening drive, but his impact was known. He has displayed big-play ability throughout his career with the Chargers and could make his way into the WR3 discussion on this improving offense. Standing on the opposite side of the field as Antonio Brown could allow Williams to truly shine in his first season with the Silver and Black, making him a terrific late-round flier.

From RotoBaller

Aug 3 2:00am ET

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Tyrell Williams is getting praises from head coach Jon Gruden for the plays hes making at camp. He stated that Williams has made some big plays at multiple positions, and has showed great stamina. This comes after Williams indicated that he wants to prove hes a more versatile receiver and not solely a deep threat in the passing game. The 27-year-old hauled in five touchdowns a season ago with 41 catches and 653 yards in a so-so year with the Chargers. Williams boom or bust profile could change with the Raiders if he does in fact get a different type of usage as the teams WR2, but for now, hes a high ceiling player to take a flier on in the late rounds of the draft.

From RotoBaller

Jul 28 6:30am ET

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Tyrell Williams is known as one of the leagues top deep threats in football. This season, the 27-year-old is out to prove hes capable of running short and intermediate routes as he thinks hes one of the more underrated route runners in the league. Williams finished last season 11th in yards per reception (15.9) and holds a career 16.3 mark all in the Chargers organization. Itll be interesting to see if the Raiders will utilize Williams talent differently in this offense with Antonio Brown lining up on the other side of the field and eating up targets. It would undoubtedly help boost Williams fantasy value if he became a more rounded receiver rather than a boom or bust player reliant on the big play. He remains a late-round flier in fantasy drafts, but is capable of producing WR3 value if he can show more consistency.

From RotoBaller

Jul 19 3:30pm ET

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Tyrell Williams is poised for a stellar season in his debut year with the Silver and Black. Lining up across the field from Antonio Brown, Williams will serve as the deep threat for the offense and will undoubtedly get his share of targets with Brown drawing most of the attention from opposing defenses. The 6-foot-4 wideout is a boom or bust player on a weekly basis but has the potential to surpass his value on his current 156 ADP. Williams caught 41 balls for 653 yards and five touchdowns with the Chargers last season despite being nearly non-existent in the second half of the year. He does own a 1,000-yard season under his belt, so he has sneaky potential on a team lacking a depth of weapons. As the bonafide number two receiving option for quarterback Derek Carr, Williams is a good late-round target, but the week-to-week consistency is a question mark.

From RotoBaller

May 24 2:03pm ET

Oakland Raiders WR Tyrell Williams has impressed with his speed and route-running so far in OTAs.

Fantasy Spin: Williams' season-high for targets (119) came in 2016 with the Chargers, and he'll be doing good if he can come close to that this season playing opposite Antonio Brown. Value Williams as a WR5.

From TheHuddle

Mar 14 7:43pm ET

Free-agent WR Tyrell Williams (Chargers) officially signed with the Oakland Raiders Wednesday, March 13.

From TheHuddle

Mar 14 12:30am ET

The Oakland Raiders signed free-agent wide receiver Tyrell Williams to a four-year deal worth $44 million on Wednesday, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The deal also includes $22 million in guarantees. He'll provide good speed opposite new receiver Antonio Brown as the Raiders significantly upgrade their receiver corps. Williams boasts 16.3 yards per catch in his career and had one 1,000-yard season (2016) with the Chargers. Jordy Nelson should see most of the slot duties. Williams' ability to stretch the field will be key, but it's fair to wonder if quarterback Derek Carr will hook up with him often. Still, Williams has a higher fantasy ceiling in his new digs.

From RotoBaller

Mar 13 2:13pm ET

Los Angeles Chargers impending free-agent WR Tyrell Williams agreed to an undisclosed deal with the Oakland Raiders Wednesday, March 13, according to a source.

Fantasy Spin: The Raiders are having quite the offseason so far. Williams makes a quality complementary No. 2 wide receiver to Antonio Brown. Brown will see most of the targets, but Williams finishing as a low-end WR2 or high-end WR3 is certainly in the realm of possibilities.

From TheHuddle

Mar 12 12:43pm ET

Los Angeles Chargers impending free-agent WR Tyrell Williams has received interest from the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Fantasy Spin: The Steelers will be looking to replace Antonio Brown, and Williams likely would join the starting lineup if he signs with the Steelers. He could be a No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues if the two sides reach an agreement.

From TheHuddle

Mar 7 7:53pm ET

Los Angeles Chargers impending free-agent WR Tyrell Williams is expected to receive strong interest from the Cleveland Browns in free agency, according to a source.

Fantasy Spin: The Browns have Jarvis Landry and Antonio Callaway as starting receivers, but Williams likely would take over one of the outside receiver jobs if he joins the Browns. He could be a No. 3 fantasy receiver in leagues if he signs with Cleveland this offseason.

From TheHuddle

Mar 6 3:23pm ET

Free-agent WR Tyrell Williams (Chargers) is expected to be pursued by the Indianapolis Colts in free agency. Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports anticipates Williams will demand $12 million annually.

Fantasy Spin: It's not the strongest free-agent wide receiver class and Williams is one of the best receivers available. He's now three years removed from a 1,000-yard campaign and has averaged 5.3 touchdowns over the last three years. If he lands with the Colts he'll have a WR2 ceiling but would be better drafted as a WR3.

From TheHuddle

Mar 2 9:33pm ET

Los Angeles Chargers impending free-agent WR Tyrell Williams is likely to be pursued by the Oakland Raiders.

Fantasy Spin: Williams has flashed big-play ability, but he was stuck battling to be the No. 3 target with the Chargers. He'd have a steadier role if he lands in Oakland, making him a WR3 candidate.

From TheHuddle

Feb 24 4:33pm ET

Los Angeles Chargers impending free-agent WR Tyrell Williams probably will not be a free-agent target for the New England Patriots this offseason, in the opinion of NESN.com's Doug Kyed.

Fantasy Spin: Williams probably is one of the better receivers that will be available in free agency this offseason and should have several teams interested in him. He can be a No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues if he is able to find a starting job with his new team.

From TheHuddle

Feb 22 10:13pm ET

Los Angeles Chargers impending free-agent WR Tyrell Williams would provide a much-needed deep threat for QB Josh Allen, according to Bill Barnwell of ESPN.com, and Barnwell believes the Bills should pursue Williams 'even if it means paying an exorbitant price' to sign him.

Fantasy Spin: Williams has been a big-play dependent player for the Chargers, and it remains to be seen how he can perform as a go-to option in a passing attack. Buffalo isn't likely to boast one of the league's best passing offenses any time soon, but Allen's big arm could take advantage of Williams' speed. He'd a be a WR3 candidate if he lands with the Bills.

From TheHuddle

Player Transactions
  • 13-Mar-2019: OAK - Signed, Unrestricted FA - Four-year contract (through 2022)
  • 13-Mar-2019: LAC - Declared Free Agent
  • 23-Apr-2018: LAC - Re-signed, Restricted FA - One-year tender (through 2018)
  • 14-Mar-2018: LAC - Restricted Free Agent
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