Mike Williams
Mike Williams
24-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Los Angeles Chargers
2019 Fantasy Outlook
After barely playing his rookie year due to a back injury, the seventh overall pick from the 2017 draft showed encouraging signs during his second season. Although he saw only 66 targets (60th), Williams scored a whopping 10 times (T-6th) and averaged 10.1 YPT and 15.4 YPC. At 6-4, 220, Williams is a huge receiver with a massive catch radius, and the Chargers used him a lot near the goal line - nine (T-8th) of his 66 targets were from inside the 10, and he scored on six. Williams also runs well for his size with a 4.49 40 time at his pro day (he didn't run at the NFL combine). Chargers GM Tom Telesco gave Williams a vote of confidence in March, saying the 24-year-old wide receiver has the ability to handle a high-volume role, and Telesco backed up that confidence by letting Tyrell Williams (65 targets) leave for Oakland this offseason. That makes Mike Williams the primary red-zone and downfield weapon this year while Keenan Allen runs mostly short and intermediate routes. Allen is still the favorite to lead the team in targets, and the Chargers should have Hunter Henry at full strength, but Williams with more volume could push for the NFL lead in touchdowns. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $19.75 million contract with the Chargers in May of 2017.
Shakes off knee injury
WRLos Angeles Chargers
September 19, 2019
Williams (knee) was listed as full participant at practice Wednesday and Thursday.
ANALYSIS
With no limitations to begin Week 3 preparations, Williams has seemingly moved past the knee issue that rendered him a game-time call heading into last Sunday's 13-10 loss to the Lions. Williams handled his usual starting role in that contest and delivered a quality stat line, nabbing three of five targets for 83 yards. Given that tight end Hunter Henry (knee) is out for the foreseeable future and running back Melvin Gordon (contract dispute) continues to hold out, a healthy Williams could see his volume in the passing game increase in the games to come.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Mike Williams' 2019 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
60.5
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.48
 
% Team Air Yards
20.1%
 
% Team Targets
11.6%
 
Avg Depth of Target
15.1 Yds
 
Catch Rate
62.5%
 
Drop Rate
12.5%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
3.2
 
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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Sunday, Sep 22nd at 4:25PM
Overall QB Rating Against
85.7
 
Cornerbacks
95.1
 
Safeties
114.6
 
Linebackers
24.5
 
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2019 Mike Williams Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Mike Williams' measurables compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 4"
 
Weight
220 lbs
 
Vertical Jump
32.5 in
 
Broad Jump
121 in
 
Bench Press
15 reps
 
Hand Length
9.38 in
 
Arm Length
33.38 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
A bad back derailed Williams' rookie season as he saw only 23 targets in 10 games. But last year's seventh overall pick is completely healthy heading into OTAs and will get the chance for a do-over. At 6-4, 218, Williams has excellent size and a massive catch radius, making him an ideal red-zone threat. Williams didn't run at the 2017 combine but turned in a 4.49 40 at his pro day. He's strong and athletic enough to make plays even when he doesn't have much separation. Another concern is the Chargers' densely packed depth chart - No. 1 target Keenan Allen finally stayed healthy, and at press time Tyrell Williams and Travis Benjamin are still on the team. But the Chargers didn't use such a high pick on Williams to have him sit, so he should have a chance to emerge as the team's No. 2 receiver behind Allen. Given Allen's extensive injury history, there's some upside here.
With Keenan Allen presumably coming back from his torn ACL and Tyrell Williams breaking out, the Chargers didn't necessarily need a receiver. But they took Mike Williams with the seventh overall pick anyway. At 6-4, 218 and with a huge catch radius, Williams can make plays both down the field and in the red zone. He's not especially fast -- 4.6 40 -- but given his size and ball skills he can make plays even if he doesn't separate. Williams' route running needs work, and he might not be polished enough for a huge role. There's a fair amount of targets to go around, but Williams has a lot of competition. In addition to Allen and Tyrell Williams, LAC has two capable TEs in Antonio Gates and Hunter Henry and a field-stretcher WR in Travis Benjamin. Williams sat out OTAs with mild disc herniation in his lower back and opened training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list. The Chargers still hope he'll be ready by Week 1, but his absence from practices (and possibly exhibition games) will make it tougher to earn a major role.
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Posts 83 receiving yards
WRLos Angeles Chargers
September 15, 2019
Williams recorded three catches (on five targets) for 83 yards in Sunday's 13-10 defeat at Detroit. Afterward, he told Gilbert Manzano of The Orange County Register that the Chargers were "being cautious" with the knee injury that limited his practice reps during the week.
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Suiting up Sunday
WRLos Angeles Chargers
September 15, 2019
Williams (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Lions.
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Still viewed as game-time call
WRLos Angeles Chargers
Knee
September 15, 2019
Williams (knee), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's contest against the Lions, is still being viewed as a true game-time decision ahead of the Chargers' 1:00 p.m. EDT Week 2 kickoff, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Game-time decision
WRLos Angeles Chargers
Knee
September 13, 2019
Coach Anthony Lynn noted Friday that Williams (knee) will be a game-time decision for Sunday's game against the Lions, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports. "I just need to see that he can go out and play, and not hurt himself," said Lynn. "He has a couple more days, so we'll go day by day."
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Questionable for Week 2
WRLos Angeles Chargers
Knee
September 13, 2019
Williams (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game at Detroit.
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