WR Tyrell Williams - Oakland Raiders
|6-4, 205||Born: 2-12-1992||College: Western Oregon||Drafted: ---|
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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Nov 11): Williams is slowing down in fantasy circles, but the matchups are still excellent going forward and he should at least be stashed in case he gets hot again.
Week 11: vs Cincinnati Bengals
FBG says: Good matchup. Built on short, low-impact passing, the Raiders air attack still doesn't frighten many opponents. But of late, it's been productive with volume, with Derek Carr throwing for 285+ yards in 3 of his last 4 games. He's clearly enjoying the team's newfound run game, which has greatly eased his pressure level. Still, Carr needs big volume to make any real fantasy noise. Through 9 games he ranks 22nd among qualifiers in air yardage, and he's only completed 4 passes of 40+ yards (seventh-fewest) on the year. When he does go downfield, most of his attention goes to Tyrell Williams, who has remained an elite deep threat upon his move to Oakland. Williams spends some time as a decoy and struggles for volume - he has yet to draw more than seven targets in a game - but is always a threat to slip past a napping cornerback. In other words, he's tailor-made for a matchup with the Bengals' overmatched secondary. Tight end Darren Waller commands heavy attention over the middle and in the flats, though rookie slot man Hunter Renfrow is working his way into the offense as well. He's out-targeted Waller 12-7 over the past 2 weeks, and the week before, he turned a short slant into a 68-yard touchdown. For his part, Waller is starting to draw the eyes of opposing defenses, but at least he's still making splash plays (3 catches of 20+ yards over the past 2 weeks). The Bengals still field one of football's weakest pass defenses, and they always make for an attractive fantasy matchup, especially when game flow allows. Lamar Jackson didn't need to test them much last week, but he did complete 15 of his 17 throws for 223 yards and 3 touchdowns. With that efficiency, Jackson added to the Bengals' woeful defensive stats - they've allowed the league's most net yards per attempt (8.3) and intercepted just 2 passes all year. If opponents had to throw more against the low-volume, 0-9 Bengals, they'd likely drive the count numbers up as well. Opposing passers find little resistance when they do push the ball down the field. Cornerbacks William Jackson and Tony McRae are typically ill-equipped to hold outside coverage, which has resulted in gobs of big downfield plays. As a team, the Bengals have allowed . But their biggest weaknesses actually lie inside, where slot man B.W. Webb is routinely picked on and beaten. Over the past 4 weeks, they've given up big lines to Cooper Kupp (220 yards and a touchdown), Dede Westbrook (103), and Mark Andrews (99 and 53, with 2 touchdowns). There are exploitable holes all over this unit, but Raiders tight end Darren Waller may have the most attractive outlook.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36
Tyrell Williams's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 10 vs LAC (5 / 3 / 25 / 0 rec)
Williams drew a pass interference penalty on a comeback route. He had a 12-yard catch on a slant and go route. Williams saw a lot of coverage from Casey Hayward but did most of his damage when lined up against other cornerbacks.
2019 Week 9 vs DET (4 / 3 / 48 / 0 rec)
Williams had a couple mental errors early, drawing flags for a false start and an illegal block below the waist. He made a diving grab in double coverage for a gain of 14 on a 3rd-and-long. He came up with another key third down grab, catching a pass deep down the middle for a gain of 22 yards.
2019 Week 8 vs HOU (6 / 3 / 91 / 1 rec)
Williams returned after a 3-week absence due to plantar fasciitis and stepped right back into the No. 1 wide receiver role. He led the group in snaps (89%), targets (6) and yards (91). He made his first grab, for 23 yards, early in the third quarter, catching the ball over his shoulder along the right sideline. Two plays later, Williams almost came down with a pretty 30-yard catch down the left sideline. He leaped over the defender and hauled it in but the ball popped out of his hands as he hit the turf. Carr went back to him the very next play and Williams came wide open on a deep crossing route, grabbing it and sprinting into the end zone for a 46-yard touchdown. Williams caught a deep out route along the sideline for a 22-yard gain. Williams nearly made a spectacular 25-yard grab on 3rd-and-16 late in the fourth quarter but the ball was punched out as he went to the ground.
2019 Week 4 vs IND (7 / 3 / 36 / 1 rec)
Williams caught a back shoulder fade for a 19-yard touchdown, showing nice body control to twist around and made the grab while falling down. Colts rookie cornerback Rock Ya-Sin had a good day against Williams. Ya-Sin was stride for stride with Williams as Carr targeted him on back-to-back deep balls, knocking both passes down. Williams should have had a second touchdown but dropped a pass in the center of the end zone. He ran a slant and was wide open for what should have been an 8-yard touchdown. The pass was thrown slightly behind him but it was still a catch Williams should have made.
2019 Week 3 vs MIN (3 / 3 / 29 / 1 rec)
Williams was often covered by Xavier Rhodes, who mostly took him out of the game. Williams made a nice diving grab in traffic for a 15-yard pickup on his first target of the game, which came in the two-minute offense before halftime. His other two grabs were both in garbage time in the fourth quarter, including his 11-yard touchdown with just over a minute left. He ran a simple slant route and there wasn't a defender with three yards of him, making for an easy completion in the center of the end zone.
2019 Week 2 vs KC (7 / 5 / 46 / 1 rec)
On the opening drive, Williams was targeted deep down the right sideline but the ball drifted out of bounds. Carr came back to him the next play on the other side of the field and Williams made a spectacular leaping grab over the cornerback for a 16-yard gain. Williams scored a 4-yard touchdown on a sweet stutter and go move. He faked like he was going to cut to the outside and broke the cornerbacks ankles with his cut back to the inside, getting wide open in the back of the end zone for the easy catch. Williams had one-on-one coverage down near the goal line in the second half and Carr again looked his way. This time, the cornerback was able to cut Williams off along the sideline to cut off the fade route and then make a play on the ball for the interception. It was hard to tell whether Carr or Williams was more at fault but the inability for the duo to hook up was extremely costly.
2019 Week 1 vs DEN (7 / 6 / 105 / 1 rec)
Williams almost never left the field, playing 52-of-55 snaps on the day. He looked good in his first chance as a true No. 1 receiver. Williams showed great extension to reach out and pluck the ball in front of him for an 8-yard touchdown on a crossing route on the game's opening drive. He was wide open for an easy 15-yard catch over the middle off of play action. Williams beat single coverage on a 3rd-and-1 and got behind the defense for a 43-yard catch. Carr took another deep shot to Williams on a deep post but it was well-covered by the Broncos. Williams grabbed a 24-yard completion on a skinny post near the end zone, leaping up and snatching the ball above Chris Harris. Williams made one of the key plays of the game late, picking up 10 yards on a 3rd-and-8 screen pass at the two minute warning with the Raiders nursing a one-score lead. His Raiders debut couldn't have gone much better and Williams looks like a potential impact fantasy option moving forward.
Latest NewsRaiders | Tyrell Williams stymied by former team (Fri Nov 8, 02:01 AM) - Oakland Raiders WR Tyrell Williams caught three passes for 25 yards during the team's 26-24 win over the Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday, Nov. 7. Our View: Williams had to deal with Casey Hayward, and Derek Carr was just off on a few downfield shots to him. Week 11 vs. Cincinnati presents an excellent get right game for him.
link to story Raiders | Streak ends for Tyrell Williams (Sun Nov 3, 09:38 PM) - Oakland Raiders WR Tyrell Williams failed to catch a touchdown for the first time this season, finishing with three receptions on four targets for 48 yards in a 31-24 win over the Detroit Lions in Week 9. link to story
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