Tyrell Williams Injury Updates

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.

The Raiders added South Carolina WR Bryan Edwards in the 3rd round of the 2020 NFL Draft. He joins Henry Ruggs in Oakland’s remade WR corps. Edwards’ college production profile is as impressive as any WR in this class. He posted a 44-590-4 line as a 17-year-old true freshman and then led the Gamecocks with 64 catches, 793 yards and 5 scores as a sophomore. Edwards set new career highs with 846 yards and 7 TDs in 2018. And he turned in a 71-816-6 line this past year, despite missing 2 games. He led the SEC with 7.1 catches per game and ranked 4th with 81.6 receiving yards per game. Edwards is a 6’3, 212-pounder who plays to that size. He’s a tackle-breaker after the catch and is comfortable in contested situations. The big concern is Edwards’ injury history. He tore the meniscus in his right knee as a high school senior, strained a hamstring in 2016, hurt his left knee in 2019 and fractured his left foot while training for the Combine in February. Edwards figures to compete with Tyrell Williams for snaps in 2020.

Raiders HC Jon Gruden said Wednesday that WR Tyrell Williams is dealing with a foot injury and is questionable for this weekend's game against the Bears in London. Williams played his usual snap rate (93%) last week, so we'd be a bit surprised if he's unable to play on Sunday. We'll track his practice participation over the next few days.

Raiders WR Tyrell Williams (hip) isn't listed on the final Week 3 injury report. He was limited on Wednesday and Thursday but put in a full workout on Friday. Williams is off to a hot start, but the hip issue and a matchup with Vikings CB Xavier Rhodes makes him a shaky WR3 for Week 3.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Chargers WR Keenan Allen is expected to play Saturday night against Baltimore. Allen returned to a limited practice Wednesday after sitting out Tuesday with his hip injury. We'll certainly keep an eye on his status the rest of the week, right up until Saturday night's kickoff. If he's active, Allen will belong in nearly all fantasy lineups. His presence knocks Tyrell Williams down the Week 16 WR rankings.

Chargers WR Tyrell Williams (groin) is active for tonight’s game against the Steelers. He played just 9 snaps with his injury last week, so Williams can’t be trusted in fantasy lineups.

Chargers WR Tyrell Williams (groin) was limited in practice all week and is listed as questionable for Sunday night’s game against the Steelers. He was active with this injury last week but played just 9 snaps. He can’t be trusted in Week 13 fantasy lineups. WR Mike Williams should play an expanded role again on Sunday night.

Chargers WR Keenan Allen missed his 2nd straight practice on Thursday. He's now listed on the injury report with a knee and a tooth. We'll get another update on Allen's status tomorrow, but it looks like he's in legitimate danger of missing Sunday's game against the 49ers. That'd mean big boosts for WRs Mike and Tyrell 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 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 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).

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 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 WRs Travis Benjamin and Tyrell Williams remained sidelined on Thursday with their knee injuries. Benjamin is dealing with a sprained PCL; we still don't have any details on Williams' issue. Both guys are looking iffy for this weekend's game against the Titans. Check back tomorrow for another update.

Chargers WR Keenan Allen suffered an apparent right knee injury in the 2nd quarter of Sunday's game against the Chiefs. He had to be carted off the field. This obviously looks like a significant injury, but we'll update his status when we learn more. His absence would leave San Diego with WRs Travis Benjamin, Tyrell Williams and Dontrelle Inman atop the WR depth chart. TE Antonio Gates would probably be the biggest beneficiary.

Chargers WR Tyrell Williams has seen "heavy" 1st-team work since WR Stevie Johnson suffered his season-ending injury, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune's Michael Gehlken. ESPN's Eric Williams confirmed to us that Williams is currently San Diego's #3 WR. An undrafted rookie last year, Williams got his 1st run in the season finale and hauled in an 80-yard TD. He's a 6'4, 205-pounder who ran a 4.38-second 40-yard dash with a 39.5-inch vertical at his Pro Day. Even as the #3 WR, Williams would likely be no higher than 5th in the target pecking order. But San Diego again figures to be a pass-heavy offense. There's some late-round flier appeal here.

 
 
 

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