Posted: 9/20/2021 2:51 am GMT
Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams caught seven of his 10 targets for 91 yards and a touchdown in a 20-17 loss to the Dallas Cowboys in Week 2.
Huddle Up: Williams is loving life in Joe Lombardi's system, and after two games, he has 15 receptions on 22 targets for 173 yards and two touchdowns. He looks like a must-start option.
Posted: 9/19/2021 1:27 am GMT
Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams had a career-high eight receptions in Week 1, and he credited offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi's system for the success. 'I was really comfortable,' Williams said. 'I'm excited about it and I'm looking forward to every opportunity. I'm ready for it.'
Huddle Up: Williams has mainly been used a deep threat during his career, but he is going to be a much more reliable fantasy option if Lombardi continues to use him in a variety of ways. Williams is a WR3 with upside heading into a Week 2 meeting with the Dallas Cowboys.
Posted: 9/12/2021 8:18 pm GMT
Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams posted eight grabs for 82 yards and a touchdown in Week 1 against the Washington Football Team on 12 targets.
Huddle Up: Williams was busy, and he should enjoy quite a productive season opposite Keenan Allen with a tremendous young quarterback in Justin Herbert under center. Williams can be trusted as a low-end WR3 or flex fantasy option in most leagues heading into Week 2 against the Dallas Cowboys.
Posted: 8/26/2021 1:12 am GMT
Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams (hip) returned to practice Wednesday, Aug. 25.
Huddle Up: Williams has flashed big-play potential, but he has never had more than 49 catches in a year, and he has just seven combined touchdowns the last two seasons after catching 10 scores in 2018. Consider him a boom-or-bust flex option.
Posted: 6/14/2021 12:25 am GMT
Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams will be playing the X position in offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi's system. 'As much as this offense will resemble New Orleans, he plays the 'X' and the ball has always kind of found the 'X' receiver in this offense,' Lombardi said of Williams. 'I think that there will be some natural production that comes his way because of the nature of the offense.'
Huddle Up: Williams will essentially be playing the same position in Lombardi's offense that Michael Thomas has played for the New Orleans passing attack. Williams isn't Thomas, but a featured role in the offense and another year to work with quarterback Justin Herbert could lead to a breakout season. He has WR3 potential.
Posted: 6/03/2021 2:11 am GMT
Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams should have 'nice numbers' this season, according to offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi.
Huddle Up: Williams' 48 receptions last year were one shy of his career high, and an offseason to build more chemistry with quarterback Justin Herbert could push his numbers even higher. Williams will have WR3 upside in 2021.
Posted: 6/02/2021 4:36 am GMT
Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams should post 'nice numbers this year,' according to new offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi.
Huddle Up: Williams is immensely talented, but this sounds like the typical June coach-speak that a ton of players receive every offseason. Perhaps a full spring and summer working with Justin Herbert will improve their chemistry, but last year's Offensive Rookie of the Year leaned heavily on Keenan Allen when everyone was healthy. Consider Williams a high-end WR4 with WR3 upside.
Posted: 2/19/2021 6:52 am GMT
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 GMT
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 GMT
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.