Preston Williams
Preston Williams
23-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Miami Dolphins
Questionable
Injury Knee - ACL
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.
Cleared for football activities
WRMiami Dolphins
Knee - ACL
August 3, 2020
Williams (knee) has been cleared for football activities, Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com reports.
ANALYSIS
This doesn't necessarily mean Williams will be a full go when the Dolphins put on pads in mid-August, but it does suggest he has a shot to be ready for the start of the regular season. Despite going undrafted last year, Williams earned a Week 1 starting job and was on pace for a 64-856-6 receiving line (120 targets) before an ACL tear ended his season Week 9. His best game was the one in which he suffered the injury, and he'd also shown some ability on special teams with an 11.5-yard average on 10 punt returns. A healthy Williams could be the second or third option in Miami's passing attack.
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How do Preston 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.
Air Yards Per Game
105.3
 
Air Yards Per Snap
2.04
 
% Team Air Yards
16.0%
 
% Team Targets
10.0%
 
Avg Depth of Target
14.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
53.3%
 
Drop Rate
6.7%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
2.2
 
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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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Expected to be healthy
WRMiami Dolphins
Knee - ACL
July 4, 2020
Williams (knee) expects to be ready for the start of the regular season, Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald reports.
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Feeling upbeat about recovery
WRMiami Dolphins
Knee - ACL
May 19, 2020
Williams (knee) isn't yet participating in on-field sessions during his offseason workouts but remains on pace to be ready for the start of the regular season, Adam H. Beasley and Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald report.
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Trending in right direction
WRMiami Dolphins
Knee - ACL
March 9, 2020
Williams (knee) said Monday that he will "definitely" be ready for the start of the 2020 regular season, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.
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Expects to play in 2020
WRMiami Dolphins
Knee - ACL
January 29, 2020
Williams (knee) doesn't yet have a timeline to return to the field, but he expects to play at some point in 2020, The Palm Beach Post reports.
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Placed on IR
WRMiami Dolphins
Knee - ACL
November 5, 2019
The Dolphins placed Williams (knee) on injured reserve Tuesday.
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