Mike Williams Fantasy Football News 2020

Chargers WR Mike Williams put in a full practice Wednesday. That's noteworthy because he remained limited throughout last week before playing against the Bengals. A full workout to open this week indicates that Williams avoided any setback with his injured shoulder and should be good to go for Week 2.

Chargers WR Mike Williams (shoulder) is active for today’s game against the Bengals. Expect him to be limited, so he’s not a recommended fantasy play.

ESPN's Adam Schefter and NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hear that Chargers WR Mike Williams (shoulder) is now expected to play against the Bengals today. That's contrary to Schefter's previous report. We'd still expect Williams to be limited today and wouldn't use him in Week 1 fantasy lineups. But his availability only helps QB Tyrod Taylor.

Chargers WR Mike Williams is not expected to play against the Bengals today, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Williams put in limited practice this week with his shoulder injury and enters the day questionable. But you should look elsewhere at WR. We'll confirm his status when the late-game inactives come out.

Chargers WR Mike Williams (shoulder) is questionable for Sunday’s game against the Bengals after a limited week of practice. His availability would boost QB Tyrod Taylor’s outlook — but Williams can’t be trusted in Week 1 fantasy lineups.

Chargers WR Mike Williams (shoulder) put in a limited practice on Wednesday. That seems to at least give him a shot to play against the Bengals this weekend, although we'd still plan on not using him in Week 1 fantasy lineups. Williams might be an option against the Chiefs in Week 2.

Chargers HC Anthony Lynn says that WR Mike Williams will likely be a game-time decision for Sunday's opener at Cincinnati, according to Joe Reedy of The Associated Press. That shouldn't be a big issue to fantasy owners, who have been taking Williams mostly in the double-digit rounds. We'll certainly track the status of his shoulder injury right up to game time Sunday, but you should probably plan on not using Williams. He missed a fair amount of camp time in an offense with a new QB and an OC with a half-season of experience. We like Williams' upside for the season, but you can probably find safer bets for Week 1 without sacrificing upside.

Chargers OC Shane Steichen voiced optimism Thursday that WR Mike Williams could be ready for Week 1. "Mike's gotta be ready to play," Steichen said, per Gilbert Manzano of the Orange County Register. "I think Mike has got that mindset to be ready to play. We look forward to having him on September 13." Of course, Williams' availability will still depend on whether his shoulder is actually ready for game action. We'll see about that as teams switch over to game-week injury reports. Even if he doesn't make it back for the opener, though, this is encouraging for Williams' early-season fantasy outlook.

Chargers HC Anthony Lynn admitted that WR Mike Williams' status for the start of the season is uncertain. Williams will be "out for a while" with his shoulder injury, Lynn added. NFL Network's Tom Pelissero adds that Williams is expected to miss 2-4 weeks. The Chargers' opener is 19 days away. We've knocked a game off of Williams' projections, nudging him down a handful of spots in the WR rankings.

Chargers WR Mike Williams is considered week-to-week with a shoulder sprain suffered in Sunday's practice, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. "At this point, his return to play timeline — and status for the opener -- is not yet determined," Rapoport adds. So it sounds like Williams is in some danger of missing Week 1. The Chargers are razor thin at WR behind Williams and Keenan Allen, with K.J. Hill, Joe Reed, Darius Jennings and a few others jockeying for position. Williams' absence would mean more targets for Allen, TE Hunter Henry and RB Austin Ekeler.

The Chargers selected Oregon QB Justin Herbert with the 6th overall pick of the 2020 NFL Draft. Herbert made 42 starts across the past 4 years, leaving the Ducks with a career 64% completion rate, 8.2 yards per attempt and 95 TDs vs. 23 INTs. After a disappointing 2018 campaign, he bounced back to chuck for 3,471 yards with 32 TDs vs. 6 INTs on a 67% completion rate and 8.1 yards per attempt this past year. Herbert’s accuracy is spotty, but he’s a 6’6, 235-pounder with a big arm. And his rushing upside makes him an intriguing fantasy prospect. Although he totaled just 216 yards and 6 scores on the ground over the past 2 seasons, Herbert ran a 4.68-second 40-yard dash at the Combine and earned a 92nd percentile SPARQ (athleticism) score. He could produce Josh Allen-like rushing numbers as a pro. Herbert joins Tyrod Taylor in the Chargers’ QB room. HC Anthony Lynn is a big Tyrod fan, but we’d expect Herbert to take over at some point this season.

Chargers WR Keenan Allen (hamstring) is listed as questionable for this weekend's game against the Bears. He didn't practice on Thursday or Friday after not being on the injury report at all on Wednesday. Allen appears to be in real danger of missing Sunday's game. We'll look for updates on his availability throughout the weekend and will get his official game status by noon ET on Sunday. Allen's absence would leave Mike Williams as Los Angeles' clear #1 WR and would also likely push more targets toward TE Hunter Henry and RBs Melvin Gordon and Austin Ekeler.

Chargers WRs Mike Williams (back) and Travis Benjamin (hip) are both active for today’s game against the Broncos. Williams is an upside WR3 play with CB Chris Harris likely to shadow WR Keenan Allen.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Chargers WR Mike Williams (back) is expected to play today against the Broncos. Williams returned to a full practice Friday after limited workouts the previous 2 days, which certainly seemed to put him on the right track. There will be just 3 more games after his 4:05 ET kickoff in case you need a fill-in, though.

Chargers WRs Mike Williams (back) and Travis Benjamin (hip) are listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Broncos. They both put in full practices on Friday, so we’re expecting them to play. Williams has intriguing upside with CB Chris Harris likely to shadow WR Keenan Allen on Sunday.

Chargers WR Mike Williams (back) got in a limited practice on Wednesday. He was sidelined all last week before missing the game against Miami. It looks like Williams has a shot to return for Sunday's game vs. the Broncos. WR Travis Benjamin (hip) was also limited Wednesday. We'll get another update on both guys tomorrow.

Chargers WRs Mike Williams (back) is out for Sunday’s game against the Dolphins. We haven’t heard any details on the back injury or how much longer Williams will be sidelined. WR Travis Benjamin (hip) is listed as doubtful for Week 4, so it looks like Dontrelle Inman will operate as Los Angeles’ #2 WR on Sunday. The juicy matchup makes him a WR4 or flex consideration.


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