Preston Williams

Preston Williams

25-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Miami Dolphins
2022 Fantasy Outlook
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$Signed a three-year, $1.76 million contract with the Dolphins in April of 2019.
Staying with Dolphins
WRMiami Dolphins
March 15, 2022
Williams is re-signing with Miami on a one-year contract, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
ANALYSIS
Williams is a 2019 UDFA who started seven of eight games as a rookie (32-428-3 on 60 targets) before suffering an ACL tear midway through the season. He then started seven of eight games again in 2020 -- albeit with lesser numbers (18-288-4) -- before suffering a season-ending foot injury. In 2021, Williams again played only eight games (three starts), but on account of smaller injuries and a few healthy scratches. After finishing last season with six catches for 71 yards, the soon-to-be 25-year-old wideout figures to compete for a depth role in 2022. Jaylen Waddle, DeVante Parker and recent free-agent signing Cedrick Wilson are Miami's projected starters at wide receiver.
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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.
  • % Targeted On Route
    Targets divided by total routes run. Also known as TPRR.
  • Avg Yds Per Route Run
    Receiving yards divided by total routes run. Also known as YPRR.
Air Yards Per Game
17.3
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.81
 
% Team Air Yards
3.3%
 
% Team Targets
2.7%
 
Avg Depth of Target
8.6 Yds
 
Catch Rate
37.5%
 
Drop Rate
6.3%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
6.3
 
% Targeted On Route
15.5%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
0.69
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Snap Counts
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#% of Team Snaps

85472%
51243%
34129%
32227%
17014%
13311%
615%
161%
111%
30%
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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.
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.
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Silent end to quiet season
WRMiami Dolphins
January 10, 2022
Williams (coach's decision) was inactive for Miami's win over the Patriots in Week 18.
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Inactive Sunday
WRMiami Dolphins
Coach's Decision
January 9, 2022
Williams (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Patriots.
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Full participant Thursday
WRMiami Dolphins
January 6, 2022
Williams (illness) fully participated in Thursday's practice session, David Furones of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
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Limited practice Wednesday
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Illness
January 5, 2022
Williams (illness) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, David Furones of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
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Comes off COVID list
WRMiami Dolphins
January 3, 2022
The Dolphins reinstated Williams (illness) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday.
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