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ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that "there is concern" that Chargers WR Mike Williams will need season-ending back surgery. The rookie suffered what was deemed a "mild disc herniation in his lower back" in mid-May and has been sidelined since. According to Schefter, the Chargers are hoping that a 2nd epidural Williams recently received will allow him to avoid surgery and return to the field at some point during training camp. "This may be a lot more serious than people thought," a source told Schefter. Another source, though, was optimistic that Williams will not need surgery. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, meanwhile, hears from 2 sources that surgery is "NOT on the table now." We'll keep an eye on this. But even if Williams avoids surgery, he's way behind the 8-ball and can't be expected to make an early-season impact. He's pretty much undraftable in redraft fantasy leagues. Tyrell Williams figures to open the year as the Chargers' #2 WR and is a nice value at his recent WR47 ADP.

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Chargers WRs Mike Williams (back) and Travis Benjamin (hip) are both active for today’s game against the Broncos. Williams is an upside WR3 play with CB Chris Harris likely to shadow WR Keenan Allen.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Chargers WR Mike Williams (back) is expected to play today against the Broncos. Williams returned to a full practice Friday after limited workouts the previous 2 days, which certainly seemed to put him on the right track. There will be just 3 more games after his 4:05 ET kickoff in case you need a fill-in, though.

Chargers WRs Mike Williams (back) and Travis Benjamin (hip) are listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Broncos. They both put in full practices on Friday, so we’re expecting them to play. Williams has intriguing upside with CB Chris Harris likely to shadow WR Keenan Allen on Sunday.

Chargers WR Mike Williams (back) got in a limited practice on Wednesday. He was sidelined all last week before missing the game against Miami. It looks like Williams has a shot to return for Sunday's game vs. the Broncos. WR Travis Benjamin (hip) was also limited Wednesday. We'll get another update on both guys tomorrow.

Chargers WRs Mike Williams (back) is out for Sunday’s game against the Dolphins. We haven’t heard any details on the back injury or how much longer Williams will be sidelined. WR Travis Benjamin (hip) is listed as doubtful for Week 4, so it looks like Dontrelle Inman will operate as Los Angeles’ #2 WR on Sunday. The juicy matchup makes him a WR4 or flex consideration.

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