Mike Williams
Mike Williams
24-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Los Angeles Chargers
2018 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $19.75 million contract with the Chargers in May of 2017.
Catches three passes
WRLos Angeles Chargers
December 3, 2018
Williams caught all three of his targets for 52 yards in the 33-30 win over the Steelers on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
Williams was actually the third-most targeted player, drastically trailing Keenan Allen (19) and Austin Ekeler (eight) in that category. The 24-year-old is effectively a boom-or-bust fantasy option thanks to his limited opportunities, but the Chargers' efficient offense is such that you could never rule out a potential touchdown for the 6-foot-4 wide receiver in any given outing.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Mike Williams' 2018 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
54.8
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.43
 
% Team Air Yards
22.2%
 
% Team Targets
11.1%
 
Avg Depth of Target
15.7 Yds
 
Catch Rate
64.3%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
3.1
 
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Bengals pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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vs Bengals
Sunday, Dec 9th at 4:05PM
Overall QB Rating Against
95.5
 
Cornerbacks
89.8
 
Safeties
91.4
 
Linebackers
115.4
 
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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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November 28th
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2017 Fantasy Outlook
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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Catches two touchdowns
WRLos Angeles Chargers
November 25, 2018
Williams caught all four of his targets for 25 yards and two touchdowns in the 45-10 win over the Cardinals on Sunday.
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Tallies 56 receiving yards
WRLos Angeles Chargers
November 19, 2018
Williams caught two of his three targets for 56 yards in the 23-22 loss to the Broncos on Sunday.
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Cleared for Week 11
WRLos Angeles Chargers
November 16, 2018
Williams (groin) doesn't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Broncos after practicing fully Friday, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports.
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Limited at practice Thursday
WRLos Angeles Chargers
Groin
November 15, 2018
Williams (groin) was added to the Chargers' Week 11 injury report after logging a limited practice Thursday.
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Does not record target
WRLos Angeles Chargers
November 12, 2018
Williams did not record a target in the 20-6 win over the Raiders, but he carried the ball once for zero yards Sunday.
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