Williams caught six of his seven targets for 108 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 38-21 win over the Chiefs.
With the No. 1 seed in the AFC already locked up, the Chiefs opted to sit the majority of their starters, opening the door for Williams to have easily his second-best game of the season against a depleted secondary. While the 26-year-old did manage to play in all but one game this season, mid-game injuries forced Williams to effectively miss an additional three contests throughout the year, and that doesn't even account for a supposed AC joint sprain in his shoulder toward the end of training camp that was initially reported to require a 3-to-4 week recovery timeline only for the big-bodied wideout to suit up Week 1. Despite entering the final year of his rookie deal next season, the Chargers have never put Williams in a position to truly see whether he'll be worth a major extension in the near future, which could complicate things from a salary-cap perspective. In four seasons, Williams has a year with 10 touchdown receptions on his resume, another year with over 1,000 receiving yards and three consecutive seasons with 40-plus receptions, but the lack of scripted targets at this point in his career is troubling considering the Clemson product has been a reliable part of a small Chargers offensive funnel since his arrival.