Tyrell Williams
Tyrell Williams
27-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Oakland Raiders
Injury Hip
Thu Practice: Limited
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Williams finally got out of target hog Keenan Allen's shadow only to land in an even bigger one, Antonio Brown's. The news isn't all bad, though. The Raiders have far less depth on offense than the Chargers, and Williams is easily the No. 2 option in the team's passing game, with only diminutive speedster J.J. Nelson and pedestrian journeyman Ryan Grant offering any depth and no tight ends of which to speak. At 6-4, 205, Williams is tall, lanky and unusually fast (4.42 40) for a receiver his height. He's averaged more than 10 yards per target the last two seasons and hauled in four catches of 40-plus yards on only 65 targets a year ago, i.e., he's been a big-play weapon throughout his career. Williams was rarely used by the Chargers in the red zone, but he's easily the tallest viable option the Raiders have and should see more looks from in close this year. Derek Carr is hardly Dan Marino, but he'll have plenty of attempts in a Jon Gruden offense, so there will be enough targets to go around even after Brown has taken the lion's share. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $44 million contract with the Raiders in March of 2019.
Limited practice Thursday
WROakland Raiders
September 19, 2019
Williams (hip) remained limited at practice Thursday, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com reports.
Though Williams has been bothered by a hip pointer, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network previously reported that Williams plans to play Sunday against the Vikings. It remains to be seen, however, if the Raiders' top wideout is listed as questionable for that contest, or heads into the weekend minus an injury designation.
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How do Tyrell 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.
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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Sunday, Sep 22nd at 1:00PM
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Williams broke out in 2016 with 1,059 yards, seven TDs and six catches of 40-plus yards, but the Chargers, despite getting a healthy Keenan Allen back, drafted Mike Williams with the seventh overall pick last year. Allen had a big year, but a back injury derailed the younger Williams, and Tyrell Williams got chances, albeit fewer of them, and arguably performed even better. He upped his per-play numbers to 16.9 YPC and 10.6 YPT, and managed three 40-yard catches on only 69 looks. At 6-4, 205, and with 4.43 speed, Williams is just as tall and much faster than last year's first-round pick, but it's likely the Chargers will do whatever they can to get a return on such a large draft-day investment. That would make Tyrell Williams the team's No. 3, and that's not counting Travis Benjamin (67 targets), who could be cut.
Taking advantage of Keenan Allen's season-ending injury, Williams broke out in Year 2, cracking 1,000 yards with high efficiency (15.3 YPC, 5th) and (8.9 YPT, 11th). At 6-4, 205 and with 4.43 40 speed, Williams has the specs of a prototypical No. 1 WR. Despite seeing double-digit targets in only three games, he had 20 catches of 20-plus yards (T-5th) and six catches of 40-plus (T-1st). Williams also saw 16 red-zone targets, but converted only two. The bad news is not only does Allen return but the Chargers used the No. 7 overall pick on 6-4, 218-pound WR Mike Williams. While Tyrell Williams is the incumbent that's earned QB Philip Rivers' trust, it's rare for a team to draft a rookie that high and not get him involved. In short, Williams has the skills to be the Chargers' top dog again, but he'll have more competition for targets in Year 3.
Williams, a practice squad member for the majority of the 2015 season, made his NFL debut in the last week of the season and recorded two catches for 90 yards, one of which was a touchdown. One of the taller receivers currently on the depth chart, Williams has always had the ability to win the ball at its highest point, but lacked the necessary route running skills to become an effective receiver. Now in his second season, Williams has shown a refined route running technique, and has earned a bit of a repertoire with Philip Rivers throughout training camp. With Stevie Johnson (knee) sidelined for the year, Williams should see additional looks at wide receiver and could be a player to target in deep leagues.
The undrafted rookie joins a very crowded and talented group of wide receivers in San Diego. Williams will battle for playing time in training camp, but he is a long-shot to make the team.
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Limited Wednesday
WROakland Raiders
September 18, 2019
Williams (hip) was limited at practice Wednesday.
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Plans to play Week 3
WROakland Raiders
September 17, 2019
Williams (hip) intends to play in Sunday's game against the Vikings, a source told Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.
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Dealing with hip pointer
WROakland Raiders
September 16, 2019
Williams came out of Sunday's loss to the Chiefs with a hip pointer, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com reports.
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Finds end zone again
WROakland Raiders
September 15, 2019
Williams caught five of seven targets for 46 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 28-10 loss to the Chiefs.
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Limited Friday, clear for Week 2
WROakland Raiders
September 13, 2019
Williams was a limited practice participant Friday due to an illness but doesn't have a designation for Sunday's game versus the Chiefs.
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