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 Dec 2): Williams was a disaster in a game that saw the Raiders get blown out for the second straight week. He has a good matchup against Tennessee but can't be trusted.
Week 14: vs Tennessee Titans
FBG says: Neutral matchup. Derek Carr has thrown at least one interception in three straight games and has only three passing touchdowns in his last four outings. He had been playing decent football earlier in the season, but Carr is certainly beginning to falter when it matters most for this offense competing for a playoff spot. Tight end Darren Waller had a bounceback game last week as he led the team in targets (9) while hauling in seven of those for 100 yards--his third 100-yard game of the season. Waller has been the most reliable and consistent receiving option for the Raiders, especially considering the back-to-back sub-20 yard outings from top wide receiver Tyrell Williams. Williams had quite the touchdown streak going to start the season, but he has been held out of the end zone in five straight games while clearing 50 receiving yards just once since Week 9. The Titans defense continues to get hit with injuries, as it looks as if they will be without starting cornerback Adoree Jackson this week. Coming just a few weeks after losing their other outside cornerback, Malcolm Butler, this will be a tough loss for the Titans to absorb. They signed cornerback Tramaine Brock to add depth, but he had not played particularly well for a bottom-ranked Cardinals passing defense while the Titans' other outside cornerbacks LeShaun Sims and Tye Smith have not been particularly effective. Slot man Logan Ryan has been playing well though, and safety Kevin Byard is continuing to have another Pro Bowl-caliber season--which should certainly help in coverage against Darren Waller when he is not looked after by Ryan. The Titans defensive line has found some recent consistency rushing the passer with at least three sacks in four of their last five games, but this Raiders offensive line is allowing pressure at one of the lowest rates in football while giving up the second-fewest sacks (18) this season. Even with that recent production on the defensive line, this Titans secondary looks depleted enough for the Raiders passing offense to have a decent shot at bouncing back from what has been a rough past few weeks.
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 13 vs KC (4 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)
Williams lone reception came on a late garbage time drive. Against prevent defense, he caught a short dump off and turned up field for a modest gain. Williams didn't have a chance when targeted on a quick slant route. The safety jumped the play and easily intercepted it. Williams was targeted in the end zone in the final minute of the game but the pass was thrown well over his head.
2019 Week 12 vs NYJ (6 / 2 / 18 / 0 rec)
Williams went down low and was able to dive low and scoop the ball up before it hit the turf for a 12-yard catch early. Beyond the early catch, it was a rough day for him. He had a brutal drop on an early 3rd-and-13. He was running wide open deep across the middle. Carr hit him in the chest 15 yards down the field with a lot of room to run after the catch and Williams had it bounce right off his hands. Williams was the target of Carr's interception. He ran a lazy short route, taking a few strides and turning back for the ball. The defender closed and got an arm in, deflecting it to a teammate who took it for a game-sealing touchdown.
2019 Week 11 vs CIN (4 / 4 / 82 / 0 rec)
Williams was the primary deep threat for the Raiders. He caught a deep crossing route over the middle at full speed, weaving past the first defender for a 24-yard pickup. He picked up 20 yards deep down the middle, hanging on despite taking a big hit. Williams picked up 21 yards on a deep out route along the sideline. His fourth catch went for 17 yards, with Williams catching a deep crosser and again holding on despite contact right after the catch.
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 shut down (Mon Dec 2, 01:02 AM) - Oakland Raiders WR Tyrell Williams caught one of his four targets for nine yards in Week 13 against the Kansas City Chiefs. link to story Raiders | Tyrell Williams makes two grabs (Sun Nov 24, 04:39 PM) - Oakland Raiders WR Tyrell Williams finished with two grabs for just 18 yards on six targets in Week 12 against the New York Jets. Our View: Williams had a terrible drop on a terrible day for the Raiders. He has a good matchup against the Chiefs next week but will be nothing more than a what the heck flex.
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