Preston Williams
Preston Williams
24-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Miami Dolphins
Questionable
Injury Foot
Fri Practice: Full
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Williams got off to a strong start in his first eight games in the league with numbers that prorate to 64 catches for 856 yards and six TDs over 16 games. Unfortunately, he tore his ACL in Week 9, ending his rookie campaign. At 6-5, 218, and running a 4.53 40 at his pro day last spring, Williams has the build, route-running skills, catch radius and athleticism to be the Dolphins' No. 1 receiver. Unfortunately, while he was hurt, 2015 first-round pick DeVante Parker went crazy in the season's second half and firmly established himself as the top dog. Williams expects to be healthy for the start of the year, but he might not return to 100 percent strength until midseason and likely will have to battle for targets behind Parker. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a three-year, $1.76 million contract with the Dolphins in April of 2019.
Plummets down depth chart
WRMiami Dolphins
Foot
April 30, 2021
Williams (foot) looks set to enter the 2021 season in a depth role, Mike Clay of ESPN.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Williams quickly earned himself a starting spot in Miami as an undrafted rookie back in 2019, but after back-to-back seasons in which injuries limited him to eight games, the team had to explore other options. This offseason has seen long-time starter DeVante Parker joined by explosive playmakers Will Fuller (suspension) and Jaylen Waddle, all three of whom stand to be prioritized in three-wide sets. With Williams even facing competition from Lynn Bowden, Albert Wilson and Jakeem Grant for the No. 4 spot, it's hard to envision a path to fantasy relevance in the near future.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Preston Williams' 2020 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
62.5
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.49
 
% Team Air Yards
12.2%
 
% Team Targets
6.4%
 
Avg Depth of Target
14.3 Yds
 
Catch Rate
51.4%
 
Drop Rate
5.7%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
2.7
 
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Snap Counts
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2019 Fantasy Outlook
An underwhelming pro day and a 2017 off-field incident led to Williams being passed on in the 2018 NFL Draft despite having compiled a 96-1345-14 receiving line during his sole season at CSU. The Dolphins' wideout room remains nebulous at best behind DeVante Parker, Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson, giving Williams a chance to make the 53-man roster. While he could require time to develop at the NFL level, Williams has made a strong push for snaps throughout training camp and appears on track to surpass the likes of Brice Butler, Jakeem Grant and Isaiah Ford on the depth chart.
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Recovering from surgery
WRMiami Dolphins
Foot
January 27, 2021
Williams underwent surgery on his foot in November, Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald reports.
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Still not practicing
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Foot
December 30, 2020
Williams (foot) isn't participating in Wednesday's practice, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
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Not available Week 16
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Foot
December 24, 2020
Dolphins head coach Brian Flores confirmed Williams (foot) won't be available to play Saturday against the Raiders, Joe Schad of The Palm Beach Post reports.
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Return uncertain
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December 9, 2020
Dolphins head coach Brian Flores suggested Wednesday that Williams (foot) remains in recovery mode and is uncertain to return from injured reserve before the end of the regular season, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.
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Headed to IR
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November 11, 2020
Dolphins head coach Brian Flores said Wednesday that Williams (foot) will be placed on injured reserve, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports. "[Williams' injury is] more significant than we thought," Flores said.
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