Posted: 6/16/2019 4:06 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams says he is preparing to take on an expanded role in 2019. 'We lost a big weapon in Tyrell (Williams), (so) a lot of people in the room have to step up,' Williams said Friday, June 14, on the the final day of the team's minicamp. 'I feel like me being the player that I am, I feel like I can do that... I feel like the role is going to change. I feel I'm going to get a lot more opportunities than I did last year. A lot more balls coming my way. I'm looking forward to it.'
Huddle Up: Williams was uber-productive last season as an NFL sophomore with 10 of his 43 receptions resulting in touchdowns and a league-best 83.7 percent of his catches going for first downs. Expect more targets and receptions for Williams this season but do expect a TD rate regression. He's a solid WR3.
Posted: 3/01/2019 1:03 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams has the ability to catch 100 passes a year, according to general manager Tom Telesco, but Telesco said the offense has too many weapons for Williams to reach those type of numbers.
Huddle Up: Williams finished with just 664 receiving yards in 2018, but he hauled in 10 touchdowns. He should be a dangerous weapon in the red zone again next year, but he's likely a touchdown-dependent WR3 with Keenan Allen and Melvin Gordon also in the fold.
Posted: 1/13/2019 8:01 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams finished with five grabs for 68 yards on 11 targets in the AFC Divisional Round playoff game against the New England Patriots on Sunday, Jan. 13.
Huddle Up: Williams nearly had a touchdown for fantasy owners in postseason leagues, but instant review showed he came up just short of the goal line. He ended the regular season with 664 yards and 10 touchdowns on 43 receptions in his first 16-game season in two NFL campaigns, and he could be a nice fantasy sleeper heading into 2019 if he takes another step forward.
Posted: 1/06/2019 9:01 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams caught two passes for 42 yards against the Baltimore Ravens in the Wild Card playoff game.
Huddle Up: Williams has been targeted at least five times in four of the last five games but was held to only two catches against the Ravens. He should find more success against the New England Patriots and could be at least a flex option for owners.
Posted: 12/31/2018 1:12 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams caught five of his six targets for 65 yards and a touchdown in a 23-9 win over the Denver Broncos in Week 17.
Huddle Up: The score was his 10th touchdown reception of the year, and the future looks bright for Williams. That being said, fantasy owners may want to avoid him in playoff contests against Baltimore next weekend. The Ravens held Williams to one catch for seven yards in Week 16.
Posted: 12/23/2018 4:12 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams caught one of his three targets for seven yards in a 22-10 loss to the Baltimore Ravens in Week 16.
Huddle Up: Coming off a three-touchdown performance, Williams was nearly shut out by Baltimore's defense. He's the definition of a boom-or-bust flex option.
Posted: 12/14/2018 3:12 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams caught seven of his nine targets for 76 yards and a touchdown in a 29-28 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 15. He added a 19-yard touchdown run and caught a two-point conversion.
Huddle Up: Williams has been a boom-or-bust, touchdown-dependent option this season, but after Keenan Allen left early on, he became one of the go-to targets for Philip Rivers. If Allen misses more time, Williams will be a must-start option.
Posted: 12/10/2018 2:12 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams caught three of his six targets for 45 yards in a 26-21 win over the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 14.
Huddle Up: Williams has been a touchdown-dependent flex play all year, and that isn't going to change over the final few weeks. That being said, he could be worth the gamble in Week 15 when he faces a Kansas City defense that gives up plenty of big plays.
Posted: 12/03/2018 6:12 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams caught three passes for 52 yards against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 13.
Huddle Up: Williams looks to be the No. 2 WR in LA right now, which might mean something if teams start focusing even more attention on Keenan Allen. He's dwelling in WR4 territory but could be worth a start next Sunday if you're short on options.
Posted: 11/26/2018 1:11 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams caught all four of his targets for 25 yards and two touchdowns in a 45-10 win over the Arizona Cardinals in Week 12.
Huddle Up: Williams continues to be a a major weapon in the red zone, and he is up to seven scores on the year. That being said, he an all-or-nothing, touchdown-dependent flex option.