Posted: 2/19/2021 6:52 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams had his fifth-year option picked up last spring, meaning he is set to make $15.7 million in 2021. According to ESPN.com's Shelley Smith, that sum is too much money for a player that has never cracked 50 catches and didn't seem to mesh well with Justin Herbert.
Posted: 1/04/2021 2:14 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers QB Justin Herbert completed 22 of his 31 passes for 302 yards and three touchdowns and added a rushing score in a 38-21 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 17. RB Austin Ekeler rushed seven times for 18 yards and caught six passes for 33 yards and a touchdown, and WR Mike Williams hauled in six of his seven targets for 108 yards and a score. RB Justin Justin Jackson rushed nine times for a team-high 72 yards, and TE Donald Parham caught three of his four targets for 37 yards and a touchdown.
Posted: 12/28/2020 2:53 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams caught four of his 10 targets for 54 yards in a 19-16 win over the Denver Broncos in Week 16.
Huddle Up: The 10 targets were a season high, but Williams has just a single 100-yard effort and has not had more than five receptions in a game. He is a flex option, at best.
Posted: 12/18/2020 5:42 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams (back) had two receptions for 22 yards during the team's Week 15 win over the Las Vegas Raiders.
Huddle Up: It was a mild surprise that Williams was up on Thursday, so hopefully fantasy owners had already made alternate plans. Like Allen, Williams was on a snap count and took a backseat to the likes of Jalen Guyton and Tyron Johnson. Keep an eye on Williams' status heading into Week 16.
Posted: 12/18/2020 12:14 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams (back) is officially active for the Week 15 game.
Huddle Up: Williams is expected to be a snap count this week, which likely will hurt his value. He could be a flex option in some leagues but can also be benched if fantasy players have better options available.
Posted: 12/17/2020 4:55 pm UTC
Updating an earlier report, Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams (back) is unlikely to play in Week 15 Thursday, Dec. 17.
Huddle Up: Tyron Johnson's stock just grew to a high-end WR3 against the Las Vegas Raiders. If Keenan Allen (hamstring) is out as well, he could be a WR2.
Posted: 12/17/2020 2:32 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams (back) is a true game-time decision Thursday, Dec. 17. He was sore after Week 14.
Huddle Up: Williams and Keenan Allen (hamstring) are really iffy, which could hurt Justin Herbert's fantasy stock tremendously. Williams would be a flex candidate if Allen doesn't go against the Las Vegas Raiders.
Posted: 12/16/2020 10:50 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams (back) was limited at practice Wednesday, Dec. 16, and is listed as questionable for the Week 15 game against the Las Vegas Raiders Thursday, Dec. 17.
Huddle Up: Williams played just two offensive snaps before leaving the Week 14 game against the Atlanta Falcons. He'll be a top-flight WR3 in an appealing matchup if he's able to take the field Thursday.
Posted: 12/14/2020 11:19 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams (back) did not participate in practice Monday, Dec. 14. The Chargers did not hold a practice Monday, so this is an estimation.
Huddle Up: Williams suffered the injury in the last game, so his status for Week 15 is uncertain. He has been targeted at least five times in each of the last six games but has been inconsistent with his yardage totals. Fantasy players can consider benching Williams if they have better options available.
Posted: 12/13/2020 10:16 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams (back) left the Week 14 game against the Atlanta Falcons in the first half and he is questionable to return.
Huddle Up: If Williams is forced to miss the remainder of the game, Keenan Allen remains the obvious top target in the pass game, with Jalen Guyton and Joe Reed potentially picking up more targets among the wideouts.