WR Mike Williams - Los Angeles Chargers

6-4, 218Born: 10-4-1994College: ClemsonDrafted: Round 1, pick 7 (2017)

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Summary

After a lost rookie season that saw him catch just 11 of 23 targets and fail to find the end zone, Mike Williams stormed onto the fantasy scene in 2018. Fantasy players who kept the faith in 2017's top-drafted wideout were rewarded handsomely. Williams boosted his catch rate to a robust 65% and scored on 10 of his 43 receptions, landing as the PPR WR32 despite rotating snaps (622) with Tyrell Williams (762). His per-catch production nearly doubled, from 8.6 yards to 15.4, and he even added a touchdown on the ground for good measure. Tyrell is now in Oakland, and Mike seems destined to claim even more opportunity. At 6-foot-4 and 218 pounds, he's a long, rangy target whose size is no paper tiger. Mike is adept at fighting for and winning contested balls, particularly in the red zone, where he scored on 7 of his 14 targets in 2018. Tyrell's vacated role isn't huge - he vacates just 64 targets despite all those snaps - and Mike will now have to compete with Hunter Henry for looks. That would really ding his week-to-week outlook; after all, he drew 5 or more targets in just 8 of 18 games last year. But with the efficiency he demonstrated, any uptick in volume would push him squarely into the fantasy WR2 discussion. His floor seems stable around 55-60 receptions, and it wouldn't be surprising to see another run at double-digit touchdowns. (September 2)

FBG Staff Rankings

WR Redraft - 26, 18, 19, 22, 22, 26, 27, 27, 33, 33, 34, 41
Overall Redraft - 58, 43, 46, 52, 53, 53, 59, 60
WR Redraft PPR - 29, 22, 23, 23, 24, 25, 25, 27, 28, 30, 31, 33, 33, 34, 39, 40, 43
Overall Redraft PPR - 65, 51, 52, 52, 54, 54, 57, 60
WR Dynasty - 27, 20, 22, 27, 31, 37, 40
Overall Dynasty - 54, 42, 42, 65

Stats and Projections

YEARGRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
2017 LAC 10 0 0 0 23 11 95 0
2018 LAC 16 7 28 1 66 43 664 10
2019 LAC 12 1 * * 72 40 * * *
2019 PROJ-Dodds 16.0 6.0 * * 60.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Henry 15.5 3.0 * * 61.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Wood 16.0 3.0 * * 60.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Tremblay 16.0 2.0 * * 47.7 * * *

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

Percentile ranks

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

Average Draft Position

Overall: 61
WR: 24
Overall-PPR: 61
WR-PPR: 24

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Latest News

Chargers | Mike Williams expected to play (Fri Dec 13, 05:24 PM) - Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 13, and is not on the injury report for Week 15.

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Chargers | LA Chargers' injury report for Week 15 (Fri Dec 13, 03:39 PM) - Los Angeles Chargers LB Uchenna Nwosu (ankle) was limited in practice all week and is listed as questionable for Week 15 versus the Minnesota Vikings. WR Mike Williams (knee), LB Drue Tranquill (elbow) and LB Thomas Davis (non-injury) practiced fully Friday, Dec. 13, and no longer appear on the injury report.

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Chargers | Mike Williams remains limited (Thu Dec 12, 06:18 PM) - Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams (knee) remained limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 12.

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Chargers | Mike Williams listed as limited (Wed Dec 11, 07:33 PM) - Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 11.

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Chargers | Mike Williams finally scores (Sun Dec 8, 09:58 PM) - Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams caught two of his three targets for 63 yards and a touchdown, his first of the year, in a 45-10 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 14.

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2019 Schedule

1vs Indianapolis Colts
2@ Detroit Lions
3vs Houston Texans
4@ Miami Dolphins
5vs Denver Broncos
6vs Pittsburgh Steelers
7@ Tennessee Titans
8@ Chicago Bears
9vs Green Bay Packers
10@ Oakland Raiders
11vs Kansas City Chiefs
12--- BYE WEEK ---
13@ Denver Broncos
14@ Jacksonville Jaguars
15vs Minnesota Vikings
16vs Oakland Raiders
17@ Kansas City Chiefs