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Tyrell Williams


#58 Wide Receiver

101 Projected Points

ADP: Not Available
Bye: 9
Experience: 6 Yr(s)
Age: 29
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 205
40 Time: 4.43

2021 Projections & Outlook


#58 Wide Receiver

101 Projected Points

ADP Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs 100 Fum
Not Available 48 717 5 1

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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 have agreed to a 1-year deal with WR Tyrell Williams worth "up to $6.2 million," according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. That lands the former Raider and Charger with a Detroit offense set to have Kenny Golladay, Marvin Jones and Danny Amendola all reach free agency. Even if the Lions re-sign or franchise-tag Golladay, there's clear opportunity for Williams. The wideout lost 18 games to injury over his 2 years with the Raiders, including a torn shoulder labrum that cost him all of last season. When healthy, though, Williams has averaged 16.1 yards per catch for his career and scored on an above-average 11.7% of his receptions. He just turned 29 in February. We'll see what else Detroit adds -- and/or retains -- to the pass-catching corps. Williams is a fine shot to take near the end of best-ball drafts right now, though.

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The Raiders will release WR Tyrell Williams at the start of the new league year next month, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports. It'll save $10.6 million against the cap. Williams missed the entire 2020 season with a torn labrum in his shoulder. He turned 29 today but was still effective when we last saw him in 2019, averaging 15.5 yards per catch and scoring 6 times on 42 grabs. We'll see where Williams lands.

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Raiders WR Tyrell Williams will undergo surgery on the torn labrum in his shoulder and has been placed on IR, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. So Williams is out for the 2020 campaign. That opens the door for rookie WR Bryan Edwards to start at the 'X' spot for Las Vegas. He's a nice late-round flier in fantasy drafts. Edwards figures to be joined by Henry Ruggs and Hunter Renfrow in 3-WR sets.

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Raiders WR Tyrell Williams has a torn labrum in his shoulder, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Williams will "try to play through it after rehabbing for a few weeks," Rapoport adds. It's a commendable move by Williams but obviously adds a ton of risk to his fantasy outlook. We just dropped him in the WR rankings. The biggest beneficiary of Williams' absence would likely be rookie WR Bryan Edwards, who's had a good camp so far. He's an intriguing late-round flier.

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Raiders WR Tyrell Williams said Wednesday that he's “over the hump” from the plantar fasciitis that bothered him for most of last season. He's doing "daily maintenance" to make sure the soreness doesn't return. Williams was clearly hampered by the issue last year. But he averaged 6 targets, 4.3 catches, 54 yards and 1 TD when he was healthy over the first 4 games. Williams faces more target competition this season after Vegas added rookie WRs Henry Ruggs and Bryan Edwards. But he should still be a full-time player as 1 of the team's top 3 WRs. Williams is an easy value at his WR80 ADP.

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