Preston Williams
Preston Williams
24-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Miami Dolphins
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Williams burst onto the scene as a UDFA back in 2019, quickly earning a starting role in Miami's offense across from DeVante Parker, but injuries have limited him to a combined 16 games across two career seasons. Following an offseason that saw Miami sign 2016 first-rounder Will Fuller, then invest the No. 6 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft on Jaylen Waddle, Williams' opportunity to cement a starting role appears to have all but dried up. He'll even face strong competition for the No. 4 role. Read Past Outlooks
RANKS
$Signed a three-year, $1.76 million contract with the Dolphins in April of 2019.
Little doing in return to action
WRMiami Dolphins
September 20, 2021
Williams secured one of three targets for two yards during Sunday's 35-0 loss to the Bills.
ANALYSIS
Williams didn't have many opportunities to make a splash Sunday, as Jacoby Brissett struggled mightily in relief of Tua Tagovailoa (ribs) while facing down Buffalo's stout defense. Per David Furones of the South Florida Sun Sentinel, Williams feels completely healthy after making his 2021 season debut. The Dolphins could opt to ramp up Williams' involvement as the season progresses, and he only handled 30 percent of offensive snaps versus the Bills, but he'll be even more pressed for opportunities once Will Fuller makes his Miami debut.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Preston Williams' 2021 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
0.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.38
 
% Team Air Yards
1.7%
 
% Team Targets
4.3%
 
Avg Depth of Target
2.7 Yds
 
Catch Rate
33.3%
 
Drop Rate
33.3%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
0.0
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Snap Counts
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Raiders pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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Sunday, Sep 26th at 4:05PM
Overall QB Rating Against
83.3
 
Cornerbacks
56.4
 
Safeties
111.0
 
Linebackers
90.4
 
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Preston Williams
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3 days ago
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Target Breakdown: Week 1 WR/TE Recap & Week 2 Sleepers
7 days ago
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Gameday Injuries: Week 1
10 days ago
Juan Carlos Blanco drops in with his first gameday injury outlook of the season and finds a relatively positive health landscape heading into Week 1.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2020
2019
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.
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.
More Fantasy News
Cleared for 2021 debut
WRMiami Dolphins
September 19, 2021
Williams (foot) is active for Sunday's game against the Bills.
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Questionable for Week 2
WRMiami Dolphins
Foot
September 17, 2021
Williams (foot/knee) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Bills after logging a limited practice Friday, Daniel Oyefusi of The Miami Herald reports.
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Looks ready for Week 2
WRMiami Dolphins
September 16, 2021
Williams (foot) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Marcel Louis-Jacques of ESPN.com reports.
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Limited at practice
WRMiami Dolphins
Foot
September 15, 2021
Williams (foot) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, Daniel Oyefusi of the Miami Herald reports.
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Sitting out Week 1
WRMiami Dolphins
Foot
September 12, 2021
Williams (foot) is inactive for Sunday's Week 1 matchup against the Patriots.
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