I hate to pooh-pooh a player a week after he scores two touchdowns, but I really don't get the
OK, so those two in Week 4 gave him four in four games, but in two of those games, he caught just two passes total. And prior to Sunday night, his season high in receiving yards was 50.
Bottom line: I don't think he can keep up this scoring rate, and if he doesn't keep up this scoring rate, he doesn't have much to fall back on.
That doesn't mean I'm dropping Williams, but I'm not nearly as bullish on him as Jamey Eisenberg and Dave Richard, who rank him among their top 24 wide receivers for this week. I'm probably not even starting him in a standard 12-team league.
With quarterback Tony Romo delivering his best performance of the season Week 4 against New Orleans,
Still, given the Cowboys' reliance on the running game this year, I'm still skeptical Romo will have enough games like this one where he's able to sustain both Williams and Dez Bryant while still giving Jason Witten and DeMarco Murray their usual share of the targets. And if that's the case, Bryant will come out ahead nine times out of 10.
That's just one of my Fantasy Football takeaways from Week 4. For more, check out my latest post to the Fantasy Football Today blog.
Williams led Dallas with seven targets, the second time this season he's had that many. He scored on receptions of 6 and 23 yards in the first half and had 60 receiving yards by halftime. Dallas didn't need to throw much in the second half.
Williams plays the Texans in Week 5.
Three weeks in, wide receiver
Maybe that changes against the Saints in Week 4. Unlike against the Rams, the Cowboys should enter with the assumption they have to keep pace with Drew Brees and company and air it out from the beginning. And while Williams himself may not benefit from it as much as Dez Bryant and Jason Witten will, if Romo throws for 300 yards, he'll get his.
Romo is the type of quarterback who could throw for 300 yards more often than not if the Cowboys decide to go that route with their offense, but if Williams can't make an impact this time out, it's irrelevant whether or not they do. Start or sit really isn't the issue here in standard 12-team leagues. He's playing to stay on your roster.
Williams was left wide open on a well-designed play in the red zone, catching the ball on the move at the six-yard line and easily reaching paydirt. Though he's had just two catches and three targets in each of his last two games, Williams has scored two touchdowns while gaining 102 yards in three games. The Cowboys host the Saints in Week 4.
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