WR Terrance Williams - Dallas Cowboys
|6-2, 208||Born: 9-18-1989||College: Baylor||Drafted: Round 3|
Week 12: vs Los Angeles Chargers
FBG says: Bad matchup. Each week we continue to discuss the "Sophmore Slump" of Dak Prescott and early on in the season even mentioned that his touchdowns were the saving grace of his season, those touchdowns have now ceased to exist. In three of his last four games, Prescott has failed to throw a touchdown and has failed to go over 176 yards. The problem for the Cowboys is that outside of Dez Bryant, the offense has now playmakers now that Ezekiel Elliott is suspended. The Cowboys are in a really tough spot this week going up against one of the best secondaries in football in the Chargers. The Chargers who are eight in terms of passing yardage allowed at just 209.8 yards are also 7th in terms of the fewest touchdowns allowed this season which is a very difficult combination. Casey Hayward who might be the best cornerback in football this season should be following Dez Bryant everywhere he goes this week, and the other two cornerbacks Trevor Williams and rookie Desmond King have both been playing at a high level this season. The Chargers also rate as the second best in terms of fantasy points allowed to opposing tight ends which should cause problems for Jason Witten who is looking like he is on his last legs of his NFL career after a great start to the season.
Recent Stats and Projections
Recent Game Summaries
2017 Week 11 vs PHI (7 / 4 / 35 / 0 rec)
Despite a hearty seven targets for the ancillary receiver against the Eagles, Williams had a lackluster performance. Williams tipped a catchable pass leading to an interception plus dropped a routine intermediate route target. One of Dak Prescott's few quality throws this week did come in Williams' direction on a rollout comeback route for much of Williams' 35 yards. Williams' production aligns with the viability of Prescott and the offensive line and outside of a Week 9 explosion for 141 yards, Williams has struggled in 2017, yet to find the end zone and Brice Butler has made more impact on fewer snaps.
2017 Week 10 vs ATL (4 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)
After one of the best games of his career in Week 9, Williams was a shadow in Week 10 against Atlanta. Dallas' passing game struggled to find any impact down the field, relying on short routes when stringing together any rhythm in their drives. Williams' lone reception came on a quick in-cut in the final minute of the first half with no after-the-catch yardage available. Even in garbage time, it was Jason Witten to collect receptions as he padded his stat line, not Dez Bryant or Terrance Williams.
2017 Week 9 vs KC (9 / 9 / 141 / 0 rec)
Williams had a career game in the home victory over Kansas City, catching all nine of his targets as the feature element of Dallas' passing game. While Cole Beasley collected two short-range touchdowns, Williams dominated outside the red zone. Williams was up to 4-49-0 by the opening minutes of the second quarter with a variety of receptions from a wide receiver screen, yards-after-the-catch on a hitch route, and boxing out a defender on a comeback route. During a key two-minute drill in the first half, Williams broke free for a long reception after the catch to fuel a scoring opportunity. Before exiting with an ankle injury - like teammate Dez Bryant - in the closing minutes, Williams iced the game with a third own conversion with four minutes to play. Williams had 148 receiving yards since Week 1 before this 141-yard outburst, his first 100-yard game since 2015.
2017 Week 8 vs WAS (3 / 2 / 36 / 0 rec)
With only 22 pass attempts as a team, Williams had minimal impact with a run-heavy approach in the win over Washington. Williams had one of the highlight plays of the offense, collecting 25 yards on a catch-and-run across the field on his most notable contribution. Both of Williams' receptions came on wide open targets. Williams continues to hold off Brice Butler for the No.2 receiver role, but has not surpassed 50 yards in a game since Week 1.
2017 Week 7 vs SF (3 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Williams was invisible against the 49ers with a single target and failing to make the box score. Williams' end zone target required full extension and he did not make the catch. With Brice Butler drawing a deep defensive pass interference penalty on a third down, Williams' hold on the No.2 job is tenuous at best as Butler has continually outplayed Williams of late.
2017 Week 5 vs GB (3 / 2 / 14 / 0 rec)
Williams' grasp on the No.2 receiver job remains tenuous as Brice Butler continues to perform well in spot duty and Williams logged another lackluster game. Williams did not see a target until the second half and produced an interception as a Dak Prescott pass sailed right through Williams' hands, returned for a touchdown to make matters worse. One of Williams' receptions was a short screen pass on third-and-long. With Cole Beasley and Jason Witten having bounce back games, Williams' pecking order position for the Dallas passing game is an ancillary one.
2017 Week 4 vs LAR (6 / 4 / 34 / 0 rec)
Williams had a pedestrian game by the box score, but made some of his better receptions of the season against the Rams. Williams showed versatility with a sliding comeback route reception and adjusted to a poorly thrown ball behind him on another. Williams' most glaring error was a drop in the final two minutes as Dallas pushed down the field for a potential game-winning touchdown.
2017 Week 3 vs ARI (4 / 3 / 47 / 0 rec)
Williams contributed two intermediate receptions on outstanding throws by Dak Prescott in the road win against Arizona. On both occasions Williams separated from defenders with his speed. Despite the flash moments, Brice Butler stole the show with highlight receptions down the field, a role commonly filled by Williams in recent seasons. Williams was on the field for 70% of the snaps to 15% for Butler, but the situation is worth monitoring for Butler to gain a larger role with his continued strong play.
2017 Week 2 vs DEN (5 / 4 / 17 / 0 rec)
Williams had a muted game, limited to short routes and tight coverage. Most of Williams' yardage came on a third down out route in the second half, one of Dallas' few attempts at an extended drive and momentum. Williams is a 'fair weather' option - when Dallas' offense is humming along, Williams is typically above his baseline. In this game, Dallas struggled and Williams mired right along with the rest of Dallas' skill position players.
2017 Week 1 vs NYG (7 / 6 / 68 / 0 rec)
Williams thrived against secondary coverage of the Giants en route to leading the team in receiving yards (68) in Week 1. Williams converted three key third downs, including two wide open receptions. One was a well-blocked wide receiver screen while the other was a clear-out slant for 20+ where yards-after-the-catch was easily attainable. Brice Butler may prove to be a challenger to Williams' snaps this season, but Williams excelled in his role opposite Dez Bryant to open the season.
Latest NewsCowboys | Terrance Williams leads passing attack (Thu Nov 23, 10:08 PM) - Dallas Cowboys WR Terrance Williams caught four passes on five targets for a team-high 54 yards and ran once for six yards in a 28-6 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers Thursday, Nov. 23. link to story
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