WR Tyrell Williams - Los Angeles Chargers
|6-4, 205||Born: 2-12-1992||College: Western Oregon||Drafted: ---|
News you need to know
General News (Fri Feb 1): is a player that the team would like to re-sign, according to general manager Tom Telesco, but Telesco said it might not be "realistic" to bring him back.
General News (Wed Jan 30): said he believes he is a No. 1 receiver in the league. He said he will work on improving his route running and blocking.
Week 21: bye week
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
2018 Week 19 vs NE (7 / 5 / 94 / 0 rec)
Tyrell Williams had a quiet start to the game against New England before a strong second half when the game was largely out of reach. His big play was a deep reception along the sideline where he was forced out just short of the goal line that set up a Chargers touchdown. Williams also made a nice adjustment on a low throw while running a deep over route. Williams enters free agency on a statistical high note despite a tough loss at New England.
2018 Week 17 vs DEN (3 / 2 / 23 / 0 rec)
On a day where Philip Rivers only completed passes to four players (Williams being one of them), Tyrell Williams still couldn't establish himself as a consistent threat. He caught a first half crossing route over the middle for a first down. And he grabbed a short reception in the second half over the middle to convert a third and 3 down to the 3-yard line. But it was Mike Williams who would score on an ensuing play.
2018 Week 16 vs BAL (2 / 1 / 12 / 0 rec)
Williams caught just one pass, a shallow cross over the middle. He turned on the jets on his way up the field for a 12-yard gain, but otherwise was a complete non-factor on a day when the Baltimore defense really clamped down.
2018 Week 15 vs KC (12 / 6 / 71 / 0 rec)
Williams had a solid afternoon, and had a bit heavier workload than usual with Keenan Allen injured early on and not returning. But Wiliams' afternoon was more noteworthy for what could have been. He was targeted on the first play of the game from scrimmage on a deep ball down the seam. It could have gone for a 75-yard touchdown if it had been thrown in stride, but the pass was underthrown and behind him. By the time Williams found it, the defender had better position on it than Williams did and easily picked it off. Later in the game, he had a short gain on a comeback route that was overturned by replay review. He was then targeted on a long pass in the end zone down the sideline. He stumbled at the end of the play, but probably had no shot to catch it anyway because he never turned his head around. And lastly, he got open in the end zone late on a long-developing play. He did draw a holding flag on the play, but he could have just scored outright if he hadn't dropped the ball. Williams did have a miscue late in the first half that DIDN'T cost him. He caught a short pass over the middle to convert a third down and fumbled the ball after the big hit. Fortunately, he was able to recover the ball himself because there were several defenders around the football as well.
2018 Week 14 vs CIN (3 / 3 / 14 / 0 rec)
Williams caught all of the passes intended for him, but none of them really broke the bank. He actually almost didn't catch one of the passes headed his way because he wasn't looking. Rivers began to roll out and Williams, assuming he was going to run it, turned upfield to block a defender. Just as Rivers released the ball, however, Williams managed to get his head turned around to find the ball just as it arrived to convert a 3rd and 6 pass play. It was an impressive piece of concentration on what was a key play at the time. Later in the game, he may have been the intended target of an end zone pass that Mike Williams actually jumped in front of and got his hands on, but a defender knocked the pass away. Tyrell Williams was lurking behind him and the pass actually appeared to be headed his way.
2018 Week 13 vs PIT (2 / 1 / 14 / 0 rec)
Williams caught just one pass in the game, going high over the middle with defenders surrounding him. He took a big hit right as he caught the ball, then another almost simultaneously as he descended. But impressively, he managed to hang on to convert a third and 10 at a key moment to keep the Charger drive going. Like most Chargers, he took a distant back seat to Keenan Allen, who hauled in 14 of Philip Rivers' 26 completions.
2018 Week 11 vs DEN (6 / 2 / 22 / 0 rec)
Williams didn't do much in terms of results, but he did see six targets so he was supposed to be a part of the gameplan. He dropped an inside slant early on that would have gone for close to first down yardage, but the defender knocked it away just as Williams started to secure the ball. And late in the game, he went high over the middle for a floater from Rivers that was just a bit behind him. Williams took a huge hit to the thigh and was slow to get up, but he did walk off under his own power and there were no ill reports after the game.
2018 Week 10 vs OAK (6 / 4 / 46 / 0 rec)
Williams had three short grabs and one long one, a deep floater near the sideline that Rivers perfectly dropped into his lap for a 31-yard gain. Williams also dropped an easy third down pass over the middle that would have resulted in a first down. But he tried running upfield before he actually secured the pass, which killed the drive.
2018 Week 9 vs SEA (3 / 2 / 23 / 1 rec)
Williams had two receptions in the game, both coming in the first half. He had a comeback for 11 yards over the middle of the field early on, and then added yet another touchdown to his fast-growing tally. As he was coming back to the football and falling to the ground, Rivers put a pass low where only Williams could get to him. Despite the defender being all over him, Williams snagged the ball and managed to land inbounds for the score. Replays appeared to show that part of his body may have come down out of bounds, but there was no real controversy when officials ruled it a score after review. Williams nearly added a 24-yard score in the second half, but a terrific defensive effort prevented that. Rivers again put the ball precisely where it needed to be and Williams needed to just let it come to him and walk into the end zone. But an outstretched arm barely tipped the ball away at the last moment for an incompletion.
2018 Week 7 vs TEN (4 / 4 / 118 / 1 rec)
Williams had a good day one play into the game. He streaked down the left sideline and right by the defender on the first offensive play of the game for Los Angeles. The cornerback was caught peeking into the backfield, and Williams never stopped running. Rivers hoisted a bomb to him perfectly in stride, and Williams outran the safety the rest of the way for the 75-yard score. Later in the half, he and Rivers used perfect timing on a comeback route to pick up 26 more yards. Williams' other two grabs were both much shorter gains (and those were the only four targets he saw in the game), but he has shown in recent weeks that he can be highly productive even with limited opportunities.
2018 Week 6 vs CLE (4 / 3 / 118 / 2 rec, 1 / 1 / 0 rush)
With the Chargers having so much success on the ground, Williams needed to be efficient with the targets he got. And efficient he was, going over 100 yards and two scores on a day where he saw just four targets. He made a tough grab on a deep ball down the seam from the shadow of his own end zone. Right after that, he was targeted on another deep ball in the end zone. Despite the fact that three defenders were surrounding him, one of them looked to be in position for an interception, and the other actually appeared to have his hands on it first, Williams skied high in the air to get his hands on it too and then wrestled it away from the defenders while they were on the ground. He added another touchdown later in the first half by again skying high above the defenders. It almost looked like he was floating to the ball, he was in the air so long. It was a perfect pass from Rivers, but Williams still made two phenomenal efforts for the pair of scores.
2018 Week 5 vs OAK (3 / 3 / 66 / 0 rec)
Williams' large contribution was early in the second half. Following a defensive interception, the Chargers were backed up against their own end zone. Rivers hoisted a ball deep downfield as Williams shook loose from the defense down the left side. The ball hung up just a bit, otherwise it may have gone for a 95-yard touchdown. But even though Williams had to wait a bit, it had enough air for him to get under it and complete the 48-yard reception. He had two heads-up plays as well; late in the first half, he brought in a quick slant over the middle and immediately went to the ground to save clock and set up one final play (but it went incomplete). And then late in the fourth quarter, he brought in a crossing route from Rivers and smartly went to the ground inbounds to keep the clock moving.
2018 Week 4 vs SF (5 / 3 / 48 / 0 rec)
Williams had just three catches, but two of them had an extremely high degree of difficulty. And one of those will be on every highlight reel you'll see, because it was an absolute circus catch. On the more standard catch of the two, he did a great job of making a tough catch with a defender all over him, and managed to stretch out over the first down marker as he was being tackled to extend a drive. But he saved his very best for last on an incredible second half reception. The defender had his back to Rivers, who floated a pass down the sideline to Williams. Williams jumped, then had to actually reach over the defender's back and also reach down to scoop it up and pull it back over the top of the defender's head to cradle it in for the reception. It kept the drive moving, and was just an outstanding athletic play.
2018 Week 3 vs LAR (3 / 2 / 22 / 0 rec, 1 / 14 / 0 rush)
On a day when Travis Benjamin was inactive and the Chargers trailed throughout, one would have expected Williams to have more involvement in the passing gameplan. As it stood, second-year man Mike Williams was the big recipient of the extra looks, as he went for two scores and a team high four receptions for 81 yards. For his part, Tyrell Williams didn't record his first catch until early in the fourth quarter on a crossing route. He added a reverse for 14 yards and another short catch, but he wasn't a focal point of the passing game - neither over the middle nor on deep routes.
2018 Week 2 vs BUF (3 / 3 / 48 / 0 rec)
Williams had two receptions in the first half, both wide open over the middle. On the second catch, he was upended during the tackle and the ball popped loose for a fumble. It appeared that the Bills had recovered the ball and even came out of the pile in possession, but the officials ruled that Williams had recovered it himself. Buffalo challenged, but the ball was returned to the Chargers. In the second half, the Chargers kind of took the air out of the ball and focused more on the ground game. But after just four total yards of offense through the entire third quarter, Williams broke loose for 18 yards on a crossing route to beat the blitz and restore some semblance of an offense for Los Angeles.
2018 Week 1 vs KC (5 / 2 / 8 / 1 rec)
Williams somewhat salvaged his fantasy owners with a late touchdown where he got loose in the back of the end zone, but it could have been so much more. On a day when several Charger receivers let Philip Rivers down with some drops, Williams had perhaps the most egregious of them all. Earlier in the game, he was targeted on a deep ball that went through his hands. It would have been a difficult catch and he may have been interfered with a bit when his arm was grabbed at the last moment, but the end result was an incomplete pass. But later in the first half, he shook loose from the defense and was wide open in the end zone. Actually the defender inexplicably dropped his coverage on Williams and he had nowhere near him when Rivers lofted the easy pass attempt for him. But the ball somehow bounced right through Williams' hands for an incompletion on what should have been one of the easiest touchdown receptions of his career.
Latest NewsBills | Tyrell Williams a fit in Buffalo? (Fri Feb 22, 09:53 PM) - Los Angeles Chargers impending free-agent WR Tyrell Williams would provide a much-needed deep threat for QB Josh Allen, according to Bill Barnwell of ESPN.com, and Barnwell believes the Bills should pursue Williams 'even if it means paying an exorbitant price' to sign him. link to story
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