NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that the Chargers will be activating rookie WR Mike Williams from the PUP and adding him to the 53-man roster. That's a surprising move after Williams spent the summer dealing with a back injury. He seemed a strong candidate to open the regular season on the PUP. This decision signals that Chargers coaches expect the 1st-round pick to be ready to contribute within the season's 1st quarter. We'd still be wary of expecting any fantasy value from Williams, but the added pass-catching talent can only help Philip Rivers.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Chargers WR Mike Williams injured his back in the 1st quarter of Sunday's game vs. the Falcons and is officially questionable to return. We'll update his status when we know more.

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