Williams scored two goals on three shots through 18:54 of ice time during Wednesday's win over Boston. It's been a disappointing start to the season for Williams, as he entered Wednesday's game with just two goals and five points over 24 games. He'll need to string together a few more productive nights before he can be counted on in the majority of fantasy formats, especially since he's in the midst of his age-34 campaign.
Williams picked up an assist in Friday's 3-1 win over the Sabres. The helper marks just the fourth point in 20 games for the veteran winger; a precipitous decline in production for the 34-year-old winger who is coming off three straight 40+ point seasons. With T.J. Oshie (upper body) on the shelf, Williams is seeing a bump in overall ice time and getting more looks on Washington's top power-play unit, but once the Capitals have a healthy lineup, it's hard to see him retaining such a prominent role given his current level of production.
Williams tallied an assist in Thursday's 4-3 OT win over the Jets. The helper ended a five-game point drought for the 34-year-old winger who has had a very slow start to the season with just two points in the first 10 games after a 52-point campaign in 2015-16. With reduced ice time and the lowest shooting percentage since 2009-10, Williams is in a pretty bad slump, and while thing's should improve, he may not attain the expectations many fantasy owners had at the outset of the season.
Williams practiced on the top line with Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom on Friday, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports. Despite having only one goal on the season, the 34-year-old winger is apparently getting a promotion as head coach Barry Trotz looks to shake up a suddenly stagnant Washington offense. As long as Williams can stick in the top-six, he holds decent value in most formats, so keep an eye on his ice time in the short-term. He may be worth a speculative add in standard formats and decent upside in daily leagues for the time being.
Williams opened the scoring in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Panthers. Williams' goal was his first point of the season. The 35-year-old veteran is skating in a diminished third-line role despite having his most productive campaign since 2011-12 with 52 points last year.
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