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Mike Williams
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#31 Wide Receiver

132 Projected Points

ADP: 11.10
Bye: 7
Experience: 4 Yr(s)
Age: 26
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 225
40 Time: 4.54

2021 Projections & Outlook

Scoring

#31 Wide Receiver

132 Projected Points

ADP Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs 100 Fum
11.10 57 901 7 2

3D Projections DS 3D Projections

3d Projection

Med Floor

113.5

DS Projection

132

Consensus

38 other sites
108.6

High Ceiling

169

Ceiling Likelihood

Medium
How likely they will reach their ceiling projection

Basic Stats Preseason Player Analysis

What You Need to Know:

  • Williams dealt with a few different injuries last year. He sprained his shoulder in late August but was available for Week 1. He exited Week 3 with a hamstring injury and missed the following game. Then a back injury knocked him out 2 snaps into Week 14 and limited him to just 42% of the snaps in Week 15.
  • In his 12 healthy games, Williams averaged 6.8 targets, 3.8 catches, 60 yards and .4 TDs.
  • His scoring averages in those games would have ranked 40th among WRs in PPR points and 36th in non-PPR.
  • Williams finished 32nd and 39th in PPR points in 2018 and 2019; 21st and 37th in non-PPR.
  • He missed 1 game in 2019 with a back injury and 6 games as a rookie in 2017 -- 5 with a mild disc herniation in his lower back and 1 with a bone bruise on his right knee. He fractured the C6 vertebrae at the base of his neck in the 1st game of the 2015 season at Clemson.
  • QB Justin Herbert is back for his 2nd season with the Chargers after an impressive rookie campaign.
  • WR Keenan Allen and RB Austin Ekeler, who ranked 1st and 4th on the team in targets last year, are back.
  • But the Chargers lost TE Hunter Henry, who finished 2nd on the team with 93 targets in 14 games last year. TE Jared Cook was signed to a 1-year deal but is unlikely to soak up all of those targets Henry leaves behind.
  • So there’s an opportunity for Williams to claim a bigger target share in 2021.
  • He’ll be playing in a new offense under OC Joe Lombardi.
    • He served as Lions OC in 2014 and 2015, leading the team to 12th- and 9th-place finishes in passing yards.
    • He also spent 12 years in New Orleans working under HC Sean Payton.
    • We’re expecting Lombardi to be an upgrade over the previous offense under HC Anthony Lynn and OC Shane Steichen.
  • Lombardi talked up Williams’ potential in his offense in early June: “I see a big role for him. If I were a betting man, I’d bet on nice numbers coming from him on the stat sheet, that’s for sure. As much as this offense will resemble New Orleans, he plays the ‘X’ and the ball has always kind of found the ‘X’ receiver in this offense. I think that there will be some natural production that comes his way because of the nature of the offense.”

Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

Injuries -- specifically to his back -- have been a problem for Williams. But he’s produced as a borderline WR3 when on the field over the past 3 seasons.

There’s upside for even better in 2021 if QB Justin Herbert takes a step forward and OC Joe Lombardi proves to be an upgrade.

Highlight Williams on your MVP Board as an upside bench stash.

 

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New Chargers OC Joe Lombardi wasn't shy when asked about WR Mike Williams' outlook in his offense. “I see a big role for him," Lombardi said. "If I were a betting man, I’d bet on nice numbers coming from him on the stat sheet, that’s for sure.” Lombardi spent 12 seasons -- including the last 5 -- working under Sean Payton in New Orleans. Williams will be playing the same 'X' receiver spot for the Chargers that Michael Thomas plays for the Saints. “As much as this offense will resemble New Orleans, he plays the ‘X’ and the ball has always kind of found the ‘X’ receiver in this offense,” Lombardi explained. “I think that there will be some natural production that comes his way because of the nature of the offense.” Don't expect anything close to Thomas-level production from Williams this season. But he looks like a nice value at his current WR50 ADP in FFPC best balls.

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Chargers WR Mike Williams (back) isn't listed on the Week 16 injury report. He was limited to a 42% snap rate last Thursday night but looks set to return to his regular role vs. the Broncos on Sunday. That puts Williams back in the WR3 mix, especially with WR Keenan Allen still dealing with a bum hamstring.

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Chargers WR Mike Williams (back) is not expected to play vs. the Raiders on Thursday night, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. We'll get the official inactives around 7 pm ET, but Williams should be on fantasy benches.

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Chargers WR Mike Williams (back) is listed as questionable for Thursday night's game vs. the Raiders. He was knocked out of last weekend's win but got in limited practices on Tuesday and Wednesday. We'll get Williams' status when inactives come out around 7 pm ET tomorrow. He'll be a risk/reward WR3 if active.

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Chargers WR Mike Williams (back) got in a limited practice on Tuesday. It gives him a shot to play against the Raiders on Thursday night after getting knocked out of this past weekend's win over the Falcons. If active, Williams would be a boom/bust WR3 in Week 15 fantasy lineups.

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