Free Agency Fallout: Day 4
Free Agency Fallout: Day 4

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  • Tyrell Williams agreed to a four-year, $44 million deal with Oakland. Williams was hyper-efficient but only modestly utilized with the Chargers, where Keenan Allen and eventually Mike Williams got in the way. With the switch from Los Angeles to Oakland, Williams basically makes a trade in efficiency for volume. Given that he was limited to just 65 targets last year, Williams' increase in opportunity – doubling his target count might be within possibility – should be more than enough to offset the drop in efficiency from Philip Rivers to Derek Carr. But the efficiency will indeed drop, because there's basically no way Carr could average 10 yards per target to Williams over the course of a full season as Rivers did in both of the last two seasons. The Raiders further stabilized Williams' target projection by cutting Jordy Nelson on Wednesday. Nelson, Amari Cooper, Marcell Ateman, and Martavis Bryant only combined for only 177 targets last year, but the target volume for Williams would especially stabilize if Jared Cook (101 targets) does not re-sign.
  • Donte Moncrief agreed to a two-year deal with Pittsburgh. Moncrief's arrival presents James Washington some formidable competition for targets, but the two shouldn't be at odds for snaps in a primarily three-wide offense where Juju Smith-Schuster dominates the slot workload. Still, after Washington's 38 targets resulted in only 16 receptions for 217 yards and a touchdown last year, he might slip behind Moncrief in the target rotation. Moncrief is
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