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Mike Williams
ADP: 5.3
Bye: 8
Experience: 5 Yr(s)
Age: 27.8
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 220
40 Time: 4.59
Speed Score: 102.30
Burst Score (Rank): 115.80 (22%)

Injury PredictorMike Williams's Injury Guide

Very High Risk

Chance of Injury in 2022

93%

% chance misses at least 2 quarters

Chance of Injury per Game

14.5%

1- 17√1-% Inj/Season

Projected Games Missed 2022

2.90

Durability

2

Ability to produce despire relatively minor injuries. 5 being most durable

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Injury History

Date League Injury Details
May 12, 2017 NFL Back Vertebral Disc Hernia Williams suffered what the team called a "mild disc herniation in his lower back" on the 1st day of rookie minicamp. He didn't return to practice until September and didn't play until mid-October (Week 6).
Sep 5, 2015 Non-NFL Cervical Neck Fracture Williams fractured the C6 vertebrae at the base of his neck in the 1st game of the 2015 season at Clemson.
Nov 23, 2017 NFL Knee Bruise Williams missed 1 game with a bone bruise on his right knee.
Sep 25, 2019 NFL Back Lower Lumbar Muscle Spasms Williams suffered a back injury that kept him out of the Chargers’ practice ahead of Week 4 game vs. Miami. He missed the game
Aug 23, 2020 NFL Shoulder A/C Joint Sprain Williams suffered a sprained AC joint in training camp. He was active for the Week 1 game against the Bengals
Sep 27, 2020 NFL Thigh Hamstring Strain Grade 2 Williams injured his hamstring during Week 3's contest against the Panthers. He missed the next game
Dec 13, 2020 NFL Back Lower Lumbar Sprain Williams suffered a back injury during the Chargers' Week 14 win against the Falcons. He didn't miss any game

Basic StatsMike Williams's Preseason Player Analysis

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What You Need to Know:
  • Williams set career highs last year in all fantasy scoring systems, finishing 14th among WRs in PPR points, 13th in half-PPR and 12th in non-PPR.
  • He was a volatile weekly producer:
    • Williams scored as a top 14 PPR WR 6 times.
    • He finished outside the top 40 in 7 weeks.
  • Four of Williams’ 6 top-14 outings came over the first 5 weeks of the season. He ranked 2nd among WRs in PPR points over that stretch.
  • Williams ranked 28th in PPR points from Week 6 on.
  • His volume and efficiency shrunk from his first 5 games to his final 11.

  • It’s worth noting that Williams hurt his knee in Week 5. He didn’t miss any games, but he was limited to just 36% of the snaps in Week 6 and might have been impacted by the injury beyond that.
  • Williams tied teammate Keenan Allen and ranked 5th league-wide with 12 targets inside the 10-yard line.
  • Williams ranked 22nd in Pro Football Focus receiving grade and 15th in yards per route run among 89 WRs with 50+ targets last year.
  • He beat Keenan Allen in both metrics. (Allen ranked 23rd and 28th.)
  • Allen turned 30 in April and has seen his yards per route run decline in 4 straight seasons.
  • Williams is 27 and coming off a career-high in yards per route run.
  • The Chargers gave Williams a 3-year, $60 million contract extension with $40 million guaranteed in March.
  • Williams finds himself in a similar situation this season as last.
    • HC Brandon Staley and OC Joe Lombardi return for year 2 with the Chargers.
    • QB Justin Herbert enters his 3rd NFL season.
    • The Chargers return 6 of last year’s top 7 target-getters. TE Jared Cook will be replaced by TE Gerald Everett, which should be a lateral move in terms of target share.
  • So Williams should again benefit from a fast-paced, pass-heavy offense. The 2021 Chargers ranked 6th in both situation-neutral pace and situation-neutral pass rate. They finished 3rd in pass attempts.
Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

Williams is coming off a career year in terms of fantasy production and yards per route run. He was volatile from week to week, as he’s been for most of his career. But the spike weeks were there.

He returns to the same offense with the same QB and very similar target competition in 2022. Williams will at least be the #2 WR in 1 of the game’s best passing attacks. And it’s within the realm of possibility that he passes up Keenan Allen for the #1 spot on the depth chart this year.

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Mike Williams, WR LAC

7:18pm EST 12/30/21

Mike Williams off COVID list

Chargers WR Mike Williams has been activated from the COVID list, putting him on track to return for Sunday's game vs. the Broncos. Williams has scored as a WR3 since a hot start to the season and carries some extra risk this week in his first game back from COVID.

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Chargers WR Jalen Guyton has been activated from the COVID list. He'll be back for Sunday's game vs. the Broncos. Guyton will only be a potential fantasy play if WR Mike Williams remains on the COVID list for that one.

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Chargers HC Brandon Staley confirmed Monday that WR Mike Williams will miss the Week 17 game against the Broncos. That's because Williams tested positive for COVID late last week and is unvaccinated. So he's forced to stay away from the team for at least 10 days. Jalen Guyton has yet to return from the COVID list but could see an elevated role if he makes it back in time. Josh Palmer also gains prominence with Williams out.

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Chargers WR Mike Williams will miss at least 10 days after testing positive for COVID Saturday, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. That means Williams will miss Week 17, on top of Sunday's game against Houston.

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