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TE Maxx Williams - Baltimore Ravens

6-4, 249Born: 4-12-1994College: MinnesotaDrafted: Round 2, pick 2015

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Week 15: vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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FBG says: Neutral matchup. It's unusual this late in the season to see any team, let alone a playoff contender, in this type of quarterback conundrum. But the Ravens have yet to commit to an offensive scheme, let alone a quarterback, for Week 15. Joe Flacco is apparently healthy and ready to take snaps, but we may be just far enough into the Lamar Jackson era that the former Super Bowl MVP is done in Baltimore. Jackson hasn't dazzled anyone as a passer, completing just 58% of his throws with 4 touchdowns over 4 starts. He's actually regressed a bit, posting just 6.0 yards per attempt over a pair of generous matchups the last 2 weeks. But he's brought enough dynamism with his legs and instinctive arm that the Ravens are just a Kansas City field goal from a four-game winning streak. There's a chance - depending on how John Harbaugh's tone is to be read - that both he and Flacco take on packages of their own in Week 15. That would be incredibly difficult to project, though Jackson would obviously have the higher fantasy ceiling. Regardless, none of the Baltimore receivers can be trusted in fantasy. Michael Crabtree and John Brown have totaled just 272 yards over the last 5 weeks - 2 of them with Flacco. Rookie tight end Mark Andrews may actually be the most intriguing dart throw here. He went without a catch last week but posted 47 yards or more in 3 of the previous four. With nowhere to go but up, the Tampa Bay pass defense has improved noticeably over the last month. After allowing a league-high 367 yards per game over the season's first 5 weeks, they've settled down to just 234 since with just a single 300-yard passer (Cam Newton) over that span. Still, there's a ways to go. Opponents are completing passes at a sky-high rate (73%), and 9 of 13 have thrown multiple touchdowns. This is a unit built mostly around sitting off of receivers and merely tackling the reception, in lieu of allowing its shaky cornerbacks to be beaten downfield all day. As a result, slot and/or possession guys like Dante Pettis (4 for 77 and 1 touchdown), Curtis Samuel (6 for 88), and Michael Thomas (11 for 98) have posted strong volume over the past few weeks. There have been encouraging steps forward, but this isn't a shutdown unit by any means. If the Ravens find themselves throwing more often than usual - and testing this secondary downfield - they can find solid efficiency in this matchup.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPRECYDTDFumLPts
12 vs OAK 8 0 0 0 0 0
13 at ATL 21 0 0 0 0 0
14 at KC 22 1 10 1 0 7
15 vs TB PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * * *
15 vs TB PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs TE 1, TE 12, TE 24

Percentile ranks

Maxx Williams's percentile rank in each category, among TE with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2018 Week 4 vs PIT (5 / 5 / 51 / 0 rec)

Maxx Williams made a catch in the flat and was brought down at the 2 yard line after a 6 yard gain. Williams caught a check down from Flacco and got up field for a 17 yard gain lowering his shoulder pads to finish the run. Williams caught another check down and picked up 5 yards. Williams made a 22 yard catch after starting the play lined up at guard. The alignment allowed him a free release and Williams made a physical run after the catch for additional yards.

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Latest News

Ravens | Maxx Williams finds the end zone (Sun Dec 9, 09:19 PM) - Baltimore Ravens TE Maxx Williams caught his only target for a 10-yard touchdown in a 27-24 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 14.

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Ravens | Maxx Williams leaves game (Sun Dec 2, 03:13 PM) - Baltimore Ravens TE Maxx Williams (stinger, head) suffered a stinger during the Week 13 game and was evaluated for a concussion but has cleared the concussion protocol.

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Schedule

15vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
16@ Los Angeles Chargers
17vs Cleveland Browns