Maxx Williams

Maxx Williams

27-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Arizona Cardinals
IR
Injury Knee
Est. Return 3/1/2022
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Tossed aside by the Ravens after the 2018 season, Williams found a new home in Arizona and fared well enough to earn a two-year extension in November 2019. Overall, he hasn't done much as a receiver, hauling in 23 of 29 targets for 304 yards and two touchdowns in 25 outings with the team. But his blocking is valued, and despite receiving tight end Dan Arnold signing with the Panthers this offseason, the Cardinals offset the loss with negligible additions to the position group. Thus, Williams is left as the most accomplished tight end on the roster by a long shot. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $7 million contract with the Cardinals in November of 2019.
Moved to IR
TEArizona Cardinals
Knee
October 13, 2021
The Cardinals placed Williams (knee) on injured reserve Wednesday, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports.
ANALYSIS
The 2015 second-round pick was threatening for a Year 7 breakout before he suffered a major knee injury in the Week 5 win over San Francisco. While the Cardinals haven't confirmed that it's a season-ending injury, multiple reports suggest Williams likely tore a ligament. Prior to Sunday, he enjoyed the most productive stretch of his career in Weeks 2 through 4, catching 15 of 15 targets for 179 yards and a touchdown. The Cardinals are now left with Darrell Daniels, Demetrius Harris and recent practice-squad signing Richard Rodgers at tight end.
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How do Maxx Williams' 2021 advanced stats compare to other tight ends?
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
17.4
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.41
 
% Team Air Yards
6.4%
 
% Team Targets
9.3%
 
Avg Depth of Target
5.1 Yds
 
Catch Rate
94.1%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
8.1
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Snap Counts
Snap %
Arizona CardinalsCardinals 2021 TE Snap Distribution See more data like this | See last season's snap counts
#% of Team Snaps

21219%
6723%
948%
3713%
908%
5920%
131%
135%
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How often does Maxx Williams run a route when on the field for a pass play?
This data will let you see how Maxx Williams and the other tight ends for the Cardinals are being used. Some tight ends may have a lot of snaps, but they're not that useful for fantasy purposes because they're not actually running routes. This data will help you see when this is the case.
Maxx Williams
94 routes   17 targets
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25 routes   1 target
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134 routes   5 targets
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134 routes   31 targets
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31 routes   3 targets
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2 routes   0 targets
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Overall QB Rating Against
76.5
 
Cornerbacks
86.7
 
Safeties
80.8
 
Linebackers
63.3
 
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How do Maxx Williams' measurables compare to other tight ends?
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Height
6' 4"
 
Weight
252 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.78 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.37 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.30 sec
 
Vertical Jump
34.5 in
 
Broad Jump
117 in
 
Bench Press
17 reps
 
Hand Length
10.38 in
 
Arm Length
33.50 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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A second-round selection of the Ravens in 2015, Williams posted 32 receptions as a rookie, but injuries limited him to 31 total over the ensuing three years. In that last season, he also had to vie with draft picks Hayden Hurst and Mark Andrews for snaps, and Williams thus was beholden to free agency for another chance. The Cardinals gave Williams one last offseason, and he performed well enough to secure a two-year, $7 million extension from the team in November. While he doesn't offer much as a pass catcher, as evidenced by a 15-202-1 line on 19 targets in his first year in Arizona, his primary competition for playing time is Dan Arnold. Expect Williams to be the blocking tight end this season, with Arnold acting as a threat in the red zone.
The 2015 second-rounder finds himself firmly on the roster bubble after the Ravens spent first- and third-round picks on tight ends Hayden Hurst and Mark Andrews. Williams was billed as an athletic pass catcher in the same vein as Hurst and Andrews coming out of Minnesota, but a serious knee injury washed out his 2016 season and he hardly saw the field in 2018. Nick Boyle is a near lock to make the roster thanks to his standout blocking ability, and the draft picks will both be getting their shots as well, which leaves Williams at the mercy of the Ravens' numbers game in terms of roster spots. If the Ravens do keep Williams, that will mean four tight ends on the 53-man roster. And in that scenario, Williams would be the No. 4 tight end. With that, it's tough to envision Williams carving out much of a role this season, even after Hurst suffered a foot injury in late August.
The former second-round pick has been something of a disappointment to this point in his career, with 32 catches over 18 games. That said, a knee injury cost him 12 games last season, so it'd be unfair to write off Williams after two incomplete campaigns. He probably won't be an option for run-first situations, but the Ravens could use him as a part-time weapon in the passing game, with Ben Watson and/or Nick Boyle handling most of the blocking work. Baltimore's tight end depth chart thinned out considerably when Dennis Pitta and Crockett Gillmore suffered season-ending injuries this summer. Watson and Boyle represent the main competition for snaps.
Williams entered last season with a bit of optimism, as the team's lack of quality receivers seemed to open the door for the first tight end selected in the draft. Alas, he lost the starting job in training camp to Crockett Gillmore and never factored into the offense much, even in the six games Gillmore missed to injury. At 6-4, 250, Williams might have at least grabbed some goal-line looks, but even there he rarely had his number called – just four red-zone targets, three inside the 10, no TDs. Even if Gillmore is used more as blocker this season, Williams still has to fend off free-agent signee Ben Watson, who had 74 receptions last year for the Saints. The Ravens also added Mike Wallace to the wideout mix, and WR Breshad Perriman, who missed all of his rookie season with a knee injury, should be healthy.
The first tight end selected in the 2015 NFL Draft, Williams surprisingly slipped to late in the second round, probably because of his 4.78 40-yard dash time. His other combine numbers were good, and he's the most polished receiver among rookie tight ends. While he profiles as an eventual starter and serious pass-catching threat, Williams did land with a team that has some other options at this position. However, 2014 third-rounder Crockett Gillmore is more of a blocker, while Dennis Pitta (hip) may be forced into retirement by a second serious hip injury in the last two years. Also working in Williams' favor is the fact that the Ravens have some serious uncertainty at wide receiver, potentially opening up more target opportunities during his rookie campaign. Gillmore locked down the starting job with a strong training camp, but Williams is still expected to have a role in two-tight end formations and on passing downs.
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Serious injury feared
TEArizona Cardinals
Knee
October 11, 2021
Williams (knee) may have suffered a season-ending injury during Sunday's win over the 49ers, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Ruled out with knee injury
TEArizona Cardinals
Knee
October 10, 2021
Williams (knee) won't return to Sunday's contest against the 49ers, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
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Hurts leg Week 5
TEArizona Cardinals
Leg
October 10, 2021
Williams sustained a leg injury in the second quarter of Sunday's game versus the 49ers, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
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Dressing Sunday
TEArizona Cardinals
October 10, 2021
Williams (shoulder) is active for Sunday's contest against the 49ers.
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Gets questionable tag for Week 5
TEArizona Cardinals
Shoulder
October 8, 2021
Williams (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the 49ers, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
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