Williams did not record a catch in Sunday's win over the Raiders, finishing his rookie season with 11 catches for 95 yards. Disappointing doesn't begin to describe Williams' rookie season, as the No. 7 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft had a hard time even getting on the field, much less factoring in on offense. A herniated disc in Williams' back suffered during the preseason essentially ended the rookie's season before it even began, as the 23-year-old never got in much of a rhythm with quarterback Philip Rivers and was firmly behind Keenan Allen, Tyrell Williams and Travis Benjamin on the depth chart by the time he was activated from the PUP list in Week 6. The Chargers presumably invested enough draft capital in the Clemson product to give him an extended run at a starting spot in the near future, but with Keenan Allen locked in as the team's No. 1 receiving option, and Tyrell Williams (restricted free agent) and Benjamin both lingering as potentially receiving threats for seasons to come, it's hard to pinpoint Williams' fantasy worth come 2018.
Williams failed to record a catch in Sunday's 14-7 win over the Jets. Williams did see three targets, but once again failed to make much with them. Injuries have largely hampered the 23-year-old's rookie season, turning Williams essentially into a red-zone specialist (four red-zone targets in nine games). At this stage in his career, being a red-zone specialist might not be a bad thing, but so long as the Chargers still have aspirations of a playoff berth, it's unlikely Williams will be put in a position to produce impressive fantasy numbers.
Williams (knee) caught just one of his three targets for three yards in Sunday's 30-13 win over the Redskins. Williams was hardly utilized given the Chargers raced out to a lead early in the contest. Still, it was encouraging to see the 2017 first-round pick get some action after missing essentially the previous two weeks due to a bruised right knee.
Williams (knee), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Redskins, will play in the contest, a source informed, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Williams was sidelined for the Chargers' Week 13 win over the Browns with a bone bruise in his right knee, but his return to a full practice Friday looks like it will clear the way for him tor rejoin the lineup. The Chargers will likely have the rookie share No. 3 wideout duties with Travis Benjamin.
Williams (knee) was a full practice participant Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Redskins. Williams' ability to log a full practice Friday on the heels of limited sessions Wednesday and Thursday suggests he should be able to return after missing just one game, though Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn said he wants to reevaluate the rookie Saturday before rendering a decision on his status, according to Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com. If cleared to play, Williams will likely play a limited role at receiver, sharing snaps with Travis Benjamin as the No. 3 wideout behind starters Keenan Allen and Tyrell Williams. Williams may not have a shot at receiving significant snaps until 2018.
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