The Cardinals placed Williams (ankle) on injured reserve Monday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. Williams missed this past Sunday's win over Washington with an ankle injury, and the Cardinals have opted to shut him down for at least the next three games. He'll be eligible to return Week 6 against the Cowboys. Dan Arnold is expected to be the No. 1 TE while Williams sits out, and Darrell Daniels will continue to log a sizable workload.
Williams (ankle) has been ruled out of Sunday's game versus Washington, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. Williams is set to miss his first game since the 2018 season. He played 52 percent of snaps and garnered two targets in the season opener, but now both Dan Arnold and to a lesser extent Darrell Daniels should have increased roles in Week 2.
Williams (ankle) is not practicing Thursday, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports. Williams managed to play through his ankle injury during Sunday's win over the 49ers, during which he failed to secure either of his two targets. However, his availability for Week 2's game against Washington now looks to be in jeopardy. In the event that Williams is forced to miss any time or ends up limited, Dan Arnold would stand to handle a larger snap share at the tight end position.
Williams was blanked on two targets during Sunday's 24-20 win at San Francisco. The Cardinals offense racked up a whopping 82 offensive snaps, with Williams earning 43 of them (52 percent). After leading the team's tight ends in offensive snap share (46 percent) last season, he was a close second in the category Week 1 to Dan Arnold, who started, played 45 such snaps (55 percent) and hauled in both targets for 21 yards. While the two may have an even split of the TE reps in 2020, Williams doesn't hold the same fantasy sway that Arnold does.
Williams (ankle) was a full participant in Friday's practice, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. Williams was a limited participant both Wednesday and Thursday. However, after logging his first full practice Friday, he'll be ready to suit up in the team's Week 1 matchup against San Francisco after he shed his injury designation. He figures to work as the Cardinals' top tight end, though the team's offensive scheme is likely to limit his targets.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|5||10/11||@New York Jets||20||10.00|
|12||11/29||@New England Patriots||3||1.00|
|13||12/06||Los Angeles Rams||9||4.00|
|14||12/13||@New York Giants||4||2.00|
|16||12/27||San Francisco 49ers||2||1.00|
|17||01/03||@Los Angeles Rams||9||4.00|
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|3 Year Avg||18||15||144||1||8||9.60||20|