TE Maxx Williams - Arizona Cardinals
|6-4, 249||Born: 4-12-1994||College: Minnesota||Drafted: Round 2, pick 2015|
News you need to know
General News (Fri Nov 15): practiced fully on Friday and is not on the team's injury report. He will be available to play this week.
General News (Thu Nov 14): partially participated in Thursday's practice.
General News (Wed Nov 13): did not practice on Wednesday (due to illness).
Week 11: at San Francisco 49ers
FBG says: Bad matchup. The Arizona Cardinals' passing attack is one of the league's highest-volume groups in the NFL. As rookie quarterback Kyler Murray has matured throughout the season, he has shown an ability to minimize negative plays, avoiding both sacks and interceptions at an impressive rate. Murray has turned the ball over just one time in the last six games, and he is taking unnecessary sacks far less frequently. Through the air, Christian Kirk has emerged as the team's new number-one receiver in recent weeks. Over the last three games, Kirk leads the team in targets, receptions, receiving yards, receiving touchdowns, and air yards. Kirk has accumulated more than twice as many air yards as the next-closest player on the team, showing how much more valuable his targets are than other Arizona receivers. Larry Fitzgerald is the team's second-leading producer at the wide receiver position. Over the last three games, Fitzgerald ranks second on the team in targets, receptions, and receiving yards. While his role is smaller than it was at the beginning of the season, it is still valuable in a high-volume passing attack like Arizona's. Head coach and play-caller Kliff Kingsbury has done an exceptional job at scheming an offense built to deter opposing defenses from sending pressure at his quarterback. He thrived in this regard during his days coaching in college, and now in the NFL, Kyler Murray is throwing from a clean pocket nearly as much as any quarterback in the league, even behind what many believe to be a sub-par offensive line. The San Francisco 49ers' pass defense is undoubtedly one of the strongest in the NFL this season. They were a relatively untested unit early in the season, as they faced one of the NFL's softest schedules. Monday night's performance against MVP frontrunner Russell Wilson when they allowed just 232 passing yards, 1 touchdown, and 1 interception solidified their standing as an elite unit. On the season, the 49ers have allowed only 4.4 adjusted yards per attempt, the 2nd-best mark in the league. Their strength against the pass starts with an elite pass rush featuring four above-average pass-rushers. Nick Bosa, Dee Ford, DeForest Buckner, and Arik Armstead have each tallied at least four sacks this season. This top-flight pass-rush is supported by one of the league's best secondaries. 31-year-old cornerback Richard Sherman still leads the way for San Francisco with 3 interceptions on the season. Alongside Sherman, K'Waun Williams and Emmanuel Moseley have impressed as well this season, rounding out one of the league's deepest and most talented defensive backfields. The 49ers have only allowed 1 300-yard passing performance this season, which came in a 42-attempt week 2 game from Andy Dalton and the Cincinnati Bengals' offense thanks to a 66-yard passing touchdown with less than 1 minute remaining in the game. San Francisco stifled Arizona's passing attack two weeks ago, holding Kyler Murray to 241 passing yards on the day. Expect more of the same this weekend when they play host to the Arizona Cardinals in their second clash in the last three weeks.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs TE 1, TE 12, TE 24
Maxx Williams's percentile rank in each category, among TE with more than 50 fantasy points.
Latest NewsCardinals | Maxx Williams signs extension (Sat Nov 16, 04:35 PM) - Arizona Cardinals TE Maxx Williams signed a two-year extension with the Cardinals Saturday, Nov. 16, that will run through the 2021 season. Financial terms were not disclosed. Our View: Williams was a second-round pick of the Ravens in the 2015 NFL draft, but he's been with the Cardinals since he was signed in May of this year. So far in 10 games, Williams has 11 catches for 139 yards and one touchdown. We'll see if Williams can stay healthy (a problem for him in Baltimore) and start to get a larger role in the Cardinals offense.
link to story Cardinals | Week 11 injury report for Cardinals (Fri Nov 15, 05:37 PM) - Arizona Cardinals DE Jonathan Bullard (foot) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 15, and has been ruled out for Week 11. LB Terrell Suggs (back, hamstring) did not practice and is listed as questionable. DT Zachariah Kerr (knee) and OT Justin Murray (knee) were limited during practice and are listed as questionable. CB Tramaine Brock (hamstring) fully participated in practice but is listed as questionable. C Lamont Gaillard (thumb), LB Dennis Gardeck (ankle), DT Rodney Gunter (calf), LB Chandler Jones (non-injury), CB Patrick Peterson (calf), S Deionte Thompson (knee) and TE Maxx Williams (illness) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report. link to story Cardinals | Thursday practice report for Cardinals (Thu Nov 14, 07:32 PM) - Arizona Cardinals DE Jonathan Bullard (foot) and LB Terrell Suggs (back, hamstring) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 14. DT Zachariah Kerr (knee), TE Maxx Williams (illness), CB Tramaine Brock (hamstring), DT Rodney Gunter (calf), OT Justin Murray (knee) and CB Patrick Peterson (calf) were limited during practice. LB Chandler Jones (non-injury), C Lamont Gaillard (thumb), LB Dennis Gardeck (ankle) and S Deionte Thompson (knee) fully participated in practice. link to story Cardinals | Arizona's Wednesday practice report (Wed Nov 13, 08:36 PM) - Arizona Cardinals DE Jonathan Bullard (foot), LB Chandler Jones (non-injury), DT Zachariah Kerr (knee), LB Terrell Suggs (back, hamstring) and TE Maxx Williams (illness) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 13. CB Tramaine Brock (hamstring), C Lamont Gaillard (thumb), LB Dennis Gardeck (ankle), DE Rodney Gunter (calf), OT Justin Murray (knee) and CB Patrick Peterson (calf) were limited during practice. S Deionte Thompson (knee) fully participated in practice. link to story
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