Chargers WR Travis Benjamin (foot) is inactive for today’s game against the Bills. That opens up extra snaps for Tyrell Williams and especially Mike Williams. Both guys are upside WR4s.
Chargers WR Travis Benjamin (foot) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Bills. He was in a walking boot as of Wednesday. We’ll get Benjamin’s official status by noon ET on Sunday, but he shouldn’t be in your Week 2 fantasy plans. His absence would push a few extra targets to WRs Keenan Allen, Tyrell Williams and Mike Williams.
Chargers WR Travis Benjamin has missed the first 2 practices of the week with a right foot injury. He was in a walking boot on Wednesday. Benjamin played 57% of the offensive snaps and saw 5 targets last week, so his absence would be significant -- and a boost to WRs Tyrell and Mike Williams.
Chargers TE Hunter Henry suffered a torn ACL in Tuesday's OTA session, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. "Did it during a drill, running downfield, untouched," Schefter tweeted. Freed from Antonio Gates' shadow, Henry was a prime breakout candidate entering his 3rd NFL season. He'll now miss the entire 2018 campaign. With Virgil Green now sitting atop the depth chart, the Chargers might consider bringing Gates back. The loss of Henry dings QB Philip Rivers' fantasy outlook and frees up targets for WRs Keenan Allen, Mike Williams, Tyrell Williams and Travis Benjamin.
Chargers HC Anthony Lynn said WR Tyrell Williams was held out of Saturday night's preseason game with a "sore groin" and is "day-to-day." This doesn't seem like a significant issue but will be worth keeping an eye on over the next couple of weeks. Williams remains a nice value at his 9th-round ADP.
Chargers HC Anthony Lynn conceded Sunday that rookie WR Mike Williams "could be" out for the season with his back injury, according to the Los Angeles Times. The team had previously announced that Williams wouldn't practice at all during training camp, and it's clear that everyone involved is waiting with crossed fingers to see how the situation plays out. Don't bother with him in your redraft fantasy football league. Chargers WR Tyrell Williams looks like a solid value with plenty of upside at his current WR42 ADP in MyFantasyLeague.com public drafts. We'll see if his ADP climbs with Mike Williams out.
The Chargers announced that WR Mike Williams (back) will not practice in training camp. The team is still hoping that he can avoid surgery on his herniated disc. He's rehabbing now, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, and has resumed running. "They just don't want any setbacks," Rapoport adds. "No rush." Williams is falling further and further behind, though, and certainly seems like a candidate for the reserve PUP list -- which would cost him the first 6 weeks of the regular season. Williams is basically undraftable in redraft leagues right now. WR Tyrell Williams' stock continues to rise.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that "there is concern" that Chargers WR Mike Williams will need season-ending back surgery. The rookie suffered what was deemed a "mild disc herniation in his lower back" in mid-May and has been sidelined since. According to Schefter, the Chargers are hoping that a 2nd epidural Williams recently received will allow him to avoid surgery and return to the field at some point during training camp. "This may be a lot more serious than people thought," a source told Schefter. Another source, though, was optimistic that Williams will not need surgery. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, meanwhile, hears from 2 sources that surgery is "NOT on the table now." We'll keep an eye on this. But even if Williams avoids surgery, he's way behind the 8-ball and can't be expected to make an early-season impact. He's pretty much undraftable in redraft fantasy leagues. Tyrell Williams figures to open the year as the Chargers' #2 WR and is a nice value at his recent WR47 ADP.
The Chargers selected Clemson WR Mike Williams with the 7th overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft. He joins a loaded offense that also includes Keenan Allen, Tyrell Williams, Hunter Henry and Antonio Gates. A scary neck injury cost Williams almost the entire 2015 campaign. But he turned in a strong 57-1,030-6 line as a sophomore and then exploded for 98 catches, 1,361 yards and 11 TDs this past year. Williams is a mediocre athlete who doesn’t create much separation at the top of his routes, but strong body control and hands make him dominant in contested situations. The question is whether those skills will translate to the next level against stronger DBs. Los Angeles isn’t an ideal landing spot, with loads of target competition in the short term and a QB question long term (Philip Rivers is 35).
On the same day they announced their relocation to Los Angeles, the Chargers named Anthony Lynn their new HC. Lynn has 17 seasons of experience in the NFL, but all but 1 of those were spent as a special teams or RB coach. Lynn was promoted to OC in Buffalo prior to Week 3 of this past season and was then named interim HC for the season finale. The Bills averaged 25.8 points per game under Lynn's watch -- a mark that would have ranked 8th league-wide. According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Chargers are hoping to retain OC Ken Whisenhunt and hire Gus Bradley as DC.
Chargers WR Tyrell Williams caught just 2 passes for the 2nd straight game in Sunday's loss to the Panthers. His 5 targets tied for just 4th on the team. Williams did go for 68 yards, including a 46-yard gain on 1 of his receptions. We'll be interested to see his Week 14 snap count. Williams played all but 2 snaps in Week 13 and then put in a full practice before the Carolina game. His involvement the past 2 weeks, though, leaves us wondering if his shoulder injury is getting in the way. Positive matchups the rest of the way will probably keep Williams in fantasy lineups as long as he doesn't see his playing time decline.
Chargers WR Tyrell Williams (shoulder) is active for today’s game against the Bucs. He only practiced on Friday and certainly won’t be at 100% as he battles a torn labrum. Consider Williams a risk/reward WR2 for Week 13.
Chargers WR Tyrell Williams (shoulder) is questionable for this weekend’s game against the Bucs. He put in a limited practice on Friday after sitting out the previous 2 days. "I feel good so far,” Williams said after Friday’s workout. “I should be 100 percent by Sunday.” It sounds like Williams will play this weekend, but the shoulder certainly adds risk to his fantasy outlook.
Chargers WR Tyrell Williams (shoulder) remained sidelined on Thursday. He's missed a bunch of practice time this season, so we're not ruling him out of Sunday's game against the Bucs. But fantasy owners need to be lining up a Week 13 replacement. We'll get another update on Williams tomorrow.
Chargers WR Tyrell Williams (shoulder) was held out of Wednesday's practice. He didn't return after injuring his shoulder late in last weekend's game. HC Mike McCoy didn't express much concern about his status on Monday, but Williams doesn't look like a lock to play against the Bucs this weekend. Check back tomorrow for another update.
Chargers HC Mike McCoy didn't express much concern about WR Tyrell Williams' shoulder injury on Monday. "He's good," McCoy said. "He's a little sore." We'll keep an eye on him this week, but it sounds like Williams will be fine for Sunday's game against the Bucs.
Chargers WR Tyrell Williams suffered what appeared to be a shoulder injury in the 4th quarter of Sunday's win over the Texans. The team hasn't updated his status. We should learn more tomorrow. Williams hauled in 8 balls for 70 yards and a score before exiting.
Chargers WR Travis Benjamin (knee) is inactive for today’s game against the Dolphins. Tyrell Williams and Dontrelle Inman will serve as San Diego’s top 2 WRs. Both are fantasy options — Williams a WR2 with upside and Inman a fine WR3.
Chargers WR Tyrell Williams (knee) is active for today’s game against the Titans. He put in a limited practice on Thursday and a full workout on Friday, so the knee shouldn’t be a major issue.
Chargers WR Tyrell Williams (knee) is listed as questionable after putting in a limited practice on Thursday and a full workout on Friday. That's actually an upgrade over last week, when he was limited on both Thursday and Friday. Even with the late kickoff against the Titans, Williams is safe to get into fantasy lineups.
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