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Mike Williams

WR | Chargers

6'4" 218 lbs
Oct 2, 1994 (23)
Drafted 1.07
Exp 1


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  • Mike Williams focused and looking good · Jun 14, 2018

    Chargers' Head Coach Anthony Lynn said of Williams: "Mike's looked good".

    The Chargers working Williams back in slowly and not allowing him to do too much but Williams is focused and aggressively working on his route running. The second-year player had a forgettable rookie season but wasn't healthy all year due to a back ailment. Now, fully healthy and getting up to speed, he's finding himself all over the formation and being used in multiple receiving roles. As the seventh overall selection in the 2017 NFL Rookie Draft, the 6'4 220 lb. receiver has a lot to prove and seems poised to do just that. His lost season has dropped his stock value materially and Williams is found as DLF's WR34 while his ADP (84) rests at a career low. But at only 23 years of age, there's plenty of runway for the sophomore player and his value has never been better. He's an intriguing buy-low prospect for a rebuilding dynasty team.

  • Mike Williams healthy at last · Apr 24, 2018

    Sophomore receiver Mike Williams said he's finally healthy after a disappointing rookie campaign

    Williams had a medical flag (neck) coming out of Clemson in 2017 and quickly "tweaked" his back early in camp. What followed was a disappointing season in which he could only muster 11 receptions and 95 yards. It's not an uncommon road for rookies at the next level and fantasy coaches can use these events to their benefit. As it stands, Williams is still only 23 years of age and has fantastic size at 6'4/218 lbs. On DLF's Wide Receiver rankings, Williams can be found as the WR31 and his ADP (79) continues to decline. Still young and with plenty of upside, Mike Williams represents and intriguing buy-low target prior to the NFL Draft where draft selection value reaches its apex.

  • Mike Williams still struggling · Dec 28, 2017

    Mike Williams is still struggling to find chemistry with Philip Rivers

    It's been a wash of a season for the seventh pick overall in the 2017 NFL Rookie Draft. Back problems persisted in training camp and knee problems delayed production further as Williams attempted to get back on the field. In the end, Williams has seen nine games in all, producing 10 receptions on 22 targets, good for 87 yards and no touchdowns. If snaps are any indication, they are on the decline from week 14 when he saw 35, but falling to 26 in week 16. In fact, it's been a down year for all 2017 first-round receivers including John Ross and Corey Davis. Davis, though, appears to be trending in the right direction following the best game of his career in week 16. For Williams, currently DLF's WR28, a healthy off-season combined with a full training camp with Philip Rivers will go a long way toward determining the upside of the 23 year old receiver. In Dynasty, Williams may present himself to be a buy-low target for coaches with current receiver depth to withstand another poor year of performance from Williams

  • Rookie Mike Williams catches one pass in debut · Oct 17, 2017

    Mike Williams catches just one pass in his NFL debut.

    Mike Williams is an extremely gifted WR and severely undervalued in dynasty. In his first game back he only played 11 snaps and will be eased into a role on the Chargers offense. Look for Williams to contribute top 30 WR weeks in the short term, with top 20 upside in the future.

  • Mike Williams returns to practice · Sep 16, 2017

    Williams won't play in week 2, but returned to practice this week in a limited fashion.

    Post-draft Williams was generally regarded as a top 6 rookie pick in dynasty drafts, but kept sliding as we progressed through the off-season and news of him possibly missing the entire season came out. Luckily, that wasn't the case and Williams wasn't even placed on the PUP list to start the season. Now just one week in, we're seeing him back at practice with a possible week three return.Regardless of when Williams first plays, this is very good news for dynasty owners. The Chargers have a solid receiving corp with Keenan Allen, Tyrell Williams, Travis Benjamin, Dontrelle Inman, and a couple of TEs in Antonio Gates and Hunter Henry. Mike Williams can be brought along slowly without rushing him back onto the field, yet can benefit from practicing with the team and even getting a few snaps here and there when cleared to play. If you were able to get him in rookie drafts at the 1.08 or lower, consider yourself lucky.

  • Chargers activate Mike Williams · Sep 2, 2017

    The Chargers have activiated Mike Williams off the PUP list.

    Williams suffered a herniated disc in his back early in the off-season and was thought to even possibly be out for the year. While he won't be ready for week one, this indicates the Chargers believe he'll be ready early in the season.

  • Mike Williams may need back surgery · Jul 19, 2017

    ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting Mike Williams may need season-ending back surgery to alleviate pain from a herniated disc in his back.

    Yikes.  Those drafting early in the process have been dealt a severe blow here as Williams was taken likely at 1.05 or 1.06 in early rookie drafts.  With this news, the minor concern with him has now turned to major.  Those drafting late will see him drop to the end of the first for sure and could even see him slip a bit more.  Those taking him that late could find themselves with a huge bargain or with a player who never fully realizes his potential.  Feel lucky?  Surgically repaired backs and hits from free safeties don't tend to go well together and Williams has turned from "sure thing" to "wild card" over the past few months.  It's easy to say other LA receivers benefit from this, but I actually think that's a bit of a lazy narrative - Williams wasn't likely going to make a huge impact this year anyway.  Let's hope he gets well soon, surgically or not.

  • Mike Williams dealing with herniated disc · Jun 6, 2017

    Mike Williams is going to miss the rest of OTAs with a herniated disc in his back.

    This injury is considered relatively minor, though any back injuries are concerning.  Williams has yet to do anything on the field since being taken at #7 overall.  This is no time to panic, however it would certainly be nice to see him getting reps and other receivers are getting valuable time to keep him down on the depth chart.  Williams and Dalvin Cook have been in a battle all Spring to be the 5th rookie taken in rookie drafts - this could be the tipping for some owners to take Cook over Williams.

  • Value

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    Compare Williams' ADP
    Overall Rankings
    Source: Top 200+
    Rank Ranker Comment
    48 TJ Calkins, 08/09 The top 2nd year WR whose landing spot has left market share outlook quite murky, talent should prevail
    74 Levi Chappell, 08/15 I expect a big leap from Williams this next year.
    85 Jake Anderson, 08/16
    Average 105.43
    110 Travis May, 07/29
    114 Zach Wilkens, 08/15
    135 Pete Lawrence, 08/15
    172 Rob Willette, 08/16
    WR Rankings
    Source: WR Rankings
    Rank Ranker Comment
    27 Jaron Foster, 08/10
    28 Ryan McDowell, 08/07
    32 Eric Hardter, 08/12 There's a path to targets in 2018, but he needs to show something.
    34 Jeff Haverlack, 08/13 Might be a great buy low
    36 Bruce Matson, 08/16
    Average 36.75
    40 Jeff Miller, 08/11 Has barely been on the field due to a spate of injuries. He does still profile as a potential WR2 in fantasy.
    41 Matt Price, 08/10
    56 Austan Kas, 08/17
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