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Tyrell Williams


#64 Wide Receiver

99 Projected Points

ADP: Not Available
Bye: 0
Experience: 6 Yr(s)
Age: 29
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 205
40 Time: 4.43

Injury Predictor Injury Predictor

High Risk

Chance of Injury in 2021


% chance misses at least 2 quarters

Chance of Injury per Game


1- 17√1-% Inj/Season

Projected Games Missed 2021




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

Injury analysis powered by Draft Sharks Injury Index, formerly SIP Logo

Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Aug 25, 2014 Non-NFL Shoulder Labrum Tear Williams played his final college season with a torn labrum in his right shoulder that eventually required surgery.
Aug 21, 2018 NFL Pedal Foot Williams missed about 2 weeks of training camp with a foot injury but was ready for Week 1.
Oct 2, 2019 NFL Pedal Foot Plantar Fasciitis Grade 1 Williams battled with plantar fasciitis ahead of the Week 5 game. He missed two games
Aug 24, 2020 NFL Shoulder Labrum Tear Williams sustained a torn labrum in his right shoulder during Raiders' training camp. He was later placed on IR ending his season
Aug 3, 2021 NFL Hand Finger Dislocation Williams dislocated the pinky finger on his left hand. He didn't miss time in training
Aug 25, 2021 NFL Inguinal Groin Pull Grade 1 Williams dealt with a groin injury that made him miss the preseason finale against the Indianapolis Colts.
Sep 12, 2021 NFL Head Cranial Concussion Grade 2 Williams suffered a brain injury in Week 1's loss to the 49ers. He has been placed on IR.

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What You Need to Know:

  • Since he entered the league in 2015, Williams ranks 2nd among all WRs (minimum 250 targets) in yards per target -- trailing only Chris Godwin.
  • He ranks just 57th in that group in PPR points per game, though.
  • Williams has benefited from lots of downfield work. He has averaged 16.1 yards per reception for his career, with an average target depth of 13.5.
  • Williams has also scored TDs at a high rate. He has reached the end zone on 11.7% of his career receptions, with the 9.3% of 2017 his lowest mark among 4 starting seasons.
  • He missed all of last season after surgery to repair a torn shoulder labrum.
  • The Raiders then released Williams after 2 seasons of a 4-year, $44 million contract he signed in free agency. Detroit scooped up the 29-year-old for $4 million on a 1-year deal.
  • New teammate Breshad Perriman -- 2 years younger -- signed for $2.5 million.
  • Detroit has switched from deep-slinging Matthew Stafford to short-working Jared Goff. Stafford threw 12.7% of his pass attempts deep (20+ yards downfield) last season, according to Pro Football Focus). Goff did so on just 7.5% of attempts. Among their 5 shared seasons, just 1 has found Goff throw deep at a higher rate than Stafford.
  • Goff did grade much better as a deep passer the previous 3 seasons than he did last year:
    • 2020: 58.0 PFF grade
    • 2019: 85.2
    • 2018: 93.2
    • 2017: 90.6
  • The Lions this offseason lost the only 2 wideouts who reached 100 targets for them over the past 2 seasons: Marvin Jones and Kenny Golladay. The top returning wideout from last season is Quintez Cephus, who drew 35 looks as a 5th-round rookie. Ten of those came in Week 1. Cephus exceeded 3 targets in a game just 1 more time and never got past 4. He didn’t catch more than 2 balls in a game beyond Week 2.

Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

Over the past 2 years, Williams has lost a full season to a shoulder injury and hobbled through plantar fasciitis (which cost him 2 more games). He’s not a strong bet for production. But he does land in the perfect spot for target opportunity, and he’s basically free at the end of fantasy drafts. That plus his history of yardage and TD efficiency makes the veteran a low-risk lottery-ticket play.


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The Lions are placing WR Tyrell Williams on IR for the concussion that kept him out of Monday night's game in Green Bay. That means the veteran receiver will miss at least 3 more contests. Quintez Cephus led Detroit wideouts in targets and worked well ahead of the rest of the group in playing time against the Packers. On top of that, he looks like the best player among them to date. Kalif Raymond and rookie Amon-Ra St. Brown checked in close to each other as the 2nd and 3rd WRs in Green Bay, claiming 63% and 60% of the offensive snaps, respectively.

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Lions WR Tyrell Williams (concussion) is out for Sunday's game against the Ravens. The early-rule out 10 days after the concussion is concerning. With Williams out last week, Quintez Cephus led Lions WRs with a 90% route rate, followed by Amon-Ra St. Brown at 72%, Kalif Raymond at 64% and Trinity Benson at 44%. Cephus has opened the season with 3-12-1 and 4-63-1 lines and has worked himself onto the WR4 radar.

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Lions WR Tyrell Williams (concussion) is out for Monday night's game vs. the Packers. That leaves Kalif Raymond, Amon-Ra St. Brown, Quintez Cephus and Trinity Benson as Detroit's WRs. TE T.J. Hockenson and RBs D'Andre Swift and Jamaal Williams are good bets to again finish as the team's top 3 target-getters.

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Lions WR Tyrell Williams (concussion) has yet to practice this week and is unlikely to play vs. the Packers on Monday night. That’ll leave Detroit with some combination of WRs Kalif Raymond, Amon-Ra St. Brown, Quintez Cephus and Trinity Benson. Avoid.

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Lions WR Tyrell Williams entered the concussion protocol after taking a shot to the head in the 3rd quarter of Sunday's loss to the 49ers. We'll see how long it takes him to get back, but expect Williams to miss at least 1 game.

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