WR Preston Williams - Miami Dolphins

6-4, 211Born: 3-27-1997College: Colorado StateDrafted: ---

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 14): Josh Rosen got benched, Albert Wilson is back, and Preston Williams couldn't take advantage of a good matchup vs Washington. He's droppable in all redraft formats.

Week 7: at Buffalo Bills

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FBG says: Bad matchup. The Miami passing offense ranks 31st in the league with just 176 passing yards per game while tied for last with only three passing touchdowns compared to nine interceptions. This is not a reliable group led by one of two equally unreliable quarterbacks. Josh Rosen passed for just 85 yards on 25 attempts with two interceptions in three quarters of play last week before being benched in favor of Ryan Fitzpatrick, who almost led this team to a comeback win. Rosen is averaging just 5.2 passing yards per attempt this year--this coming after nearly equally-bad statistics from his rookie season with Arizona. He has thrown five interceptions and just one touchdown and simply can't be trusted under center. Ryan Fitzpatrick may show flashes of greatness from time to time, but the veteran journeyman is also tough to trust--especially considering the poor play from this offensive line along with a receiving corps lacking a ton of talent. Devante Parker did score again last week for his second touchdown in as many games, but hs is still the WR2 behind rookie Preston Williams, who continues to lead the team in targets despite posting meager stats with just two games of more than 50 receiving yards and no games with more than four receptions. Buffalo's defense is giving up just the third-fewest passing yards per game at 187.2. They have yet to allow more than one passing touchdown in a game and have gone two straight games without allowing a single passing touchdown--including a Week 4 outing against Tom Brady. Adding context, however, Brady has been the only reliable quarterback they have faced--as the other opponents include Sam Darnold, Eli Manning, Andy Dalton, and Marcus Mariota--all leaders (or former-leaders) of below-average passing offenses. Still, this is a talented secondary with strong young cornerbacks in Tre'Davious White and Levi Wallace. Both should make it tough on outside Dolphins receivers. Safeties Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer have also played very well and are a big reason why this team has limited opposing offenses to just three passing touchdowns as they are locking down big plays from happening. The defensive line should also have no problem with this Miami front in the trenches, capping off what should be another difficult Sunday for the Dolphins.

Recent Stats and Projections

3 at DAL 69 0 0 0 12 4.0 68 0 0 6.8
4 vs LAC 43 0 0 0 7 4.0 46 0 0 3.6
6 vs WAS 67 0 0 0 6 2.0 31 0 0 3.1
7 at BUF PROJ-Dodds * 0 * * 3.1 * * * *
7 at BUF PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 3.3 * * * *
7 at BUF PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 2.0 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36

Percentile ranks

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

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 6 vs WAS (6 / 2 / 31 / 0 rec)

After being a quiet contributor over the past few weeks, teams finally keyed in on Williams. He was targeted 6 times this week but was only able to make 2 catches. A lot of that had to do with a very ineffective Rosen for 3 quarters of the game but Washington also rolled their coverage to the leading receiver for Miami this week. Williams' biggest play came on a 21-yard catch and run that accounted for 2/3 of his total yardage for the game. Williams is constantly having to adjust to the Dolphins making quarterback changes and their ineffective play has led to catching just 17 of the 36 targets that have come his way. The extra attention paid to Williams this week allowed for Parker to break free, but there is not enough support around him to keep honest coverage. Until someone like Allen Hurns or Albert Wilson steps up in the offense it is going to be tough for Williams to continue to break free.

2019 Week 4 vs LAC (7 / 4 / 46 / 0 rec)

Another week and another quietly productive day for Williams. He caught 4 of his 7 targets and was even given the chance on a trick play to throw the ball this week before being sacked for a loss of a yard. Williams got lucky on his 25-yard reception this week. There were multiple Miami receivers in the same area, and it was difficult to tell who the ball was intended for. The pass ended up being tipped by another receiver and fell into the lap of Williams who had fallen to the ground when he tried to change direction. It was his biggest play of the game and accounted for a little more than half of his total yardage this week. Williams is pushing Parker for top receiver on the team and has been one of the lone bright spots for this offense.

2019 Week 3 vs DAL (12 / 4 / 68 / 0 rec)

There will be several names that pop up with big plays over the course of the season for Miami that no one has heard of, but Williams is starting to gain some attention for the 3rd week in a row. He was targeted a team high 12 times this week and that type of volume cannot be ignored. Unfortunately, he only caught 4 of those targets and is still trying to gain some chemistry with Rosen. His big 25-yard catch came when Fitzpatrick was in the game after an injury to Rosen. Fitzpatrick escaped a collapsing pocket and heaved up a prayer of a pass down the field. Williams went up and over his defender to make an amazing catch and put the Dolphins in field goal range. The team also called his number on a flea flicker in the 1st quarter that went for 24 yards. Rosen had to scramble to his right and let Williams trail too far towards the sideline, otherwise he could have turned up field and run much further. Williams leads the team in receiving yards so far this season and has been the only pleasant surprise for that offense.

2019 Week 2 vs NE (6 / 4 / 63 / 0 rec)

With the way the offense is going, Williams may have the first and only touchdown for quite some time. This week he brought in 4 of his 6 targets for a team leading 63 yards. He was the only player that seemed to be able to move the ball down the field and averaged 15.8 yards per reception. Williams has not supplanted Parker as the top receiving option but certainly has the best number on the team so far this season. His longest catch was 17 yards this week and he continues to move the chains on drives where Miami actually moves the ball.

2019 Week 1 vs BAL (5 / 3 / 24 / 1 rec)

With all the other receivers on the team, it was surprising to see Williams be the one to score the touchdown. However, it took a Baltimore defender running into another player and falling to make that happen. Williams rubbed his defender off in the red zone and was standing all alone in the back of the end zone for what should have been an easy touchdown. That is when Fitzpatrick let go a high pass that Williams had to leap for and fight to get both feet down in the back of the end zone. Williams chipped in another 2 catches and totaled 24 yards on the day. Williams is going to have to fight for targets in the offense and will have to continue to succeed in order to cut out a bigger role.


Latest News

Dolphins | Preston Williams posts two grabs (Sun Oct 13, 05:00 PM) - Miami Dolphins WR Preston Williams picked up two receptions for 31 yards on six targets in Week 6 against the Washington Redskins.

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