Williams (knee) isn't yet participating in on-field sessions during his offseason workouts but remains on pace to be ready for the start of the regular season, Adam H. Beasley and Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald report. Williams, who is recovering from an ACL tear he suffered last November, has resumed jogging and should gradually increase the intensity of his running in the weeks to come before he gets the green light to take part in drills. While Miami remains optimistic the second-year wideout will be ready to go for Week 1, the coaching and medical staffs could use Williams cautiously in training camp and the preseason. According to a team source, the Dolphins envision Williams and DeVante Parker serving as their outside receivers in 2020, with Albert Wilson being the top candidate to handle slot duties. Before requiring surgery for his right knee last season, the undrafted Williams proved to be a shrewd pickup for Miami. He produced 32 receptions for 428 yards and three touchdowns in just eight games.
Williams (knee) said Monday that he will "definitely" be ready for the start of the 2020 regular season, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports. Williams continues to work back from an ACL tear that he suffered Nov. 3, as the team is hopeful that he'll be ready by training camp. A return by Week 1 would give the Colorado State product 10 months to complete his rehab program. Williams had a solid rookie season before getting hurt, posting 32 catches for 428 yards and three touchdowns through eight games. The team could be cautious with Williams, especially considering he'll turn 23 years old in late March, but he has a good chance to be a starter in time when he returns to full strength.
Williams (knee) doesn't yet have a timeline to return to the field, but he expects to play at some point in 2020, The Palm Beach Post reports. Williams suffered an ACL tear Nov. 3, giving him 10 months to recover from surgery and complete his rehab program before Week 1 of 2020. It could be a close call, but he'll at least have youth on his side as he prepares for his age-23 season. The Colorado State product was an instant contributor as an undrafted rookie, with his stats from eight games prorating to a 64-856-5 receiving line on 120 targets over a 16-game campaign. Williams led the Dolphins in receiving yards at the time of his knee injury, which then paved the way for DeVante Parker to compile a league-high 802 yards over the final eight weeks of the season. Parker should enter 2020 as the team's No. 1 receiver, but it's worth remembering that he and Williams were essentially equals before the rookie tore his ACL.
The season-ending right leg injury Williams sustained in Sunday's win over the Jets was a torn ACL, Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com reports. The Dolphins initially termed Williams' injury as a sprained right knee at the time of his departure, but follow-up scans revealed that he had sustained a complete ligament tear. Williams was a standout performer in the Dolphins' first victory of the season, hauling in five of nine targets for 72 yards and two scores. The undrafted rookie will now face a lengthy rehab and recovery process that could jeopardize his availability for the 2020 season, but he's likely put himself in the Dolphins' long-term plans with his showing through the first eight games. Williams leads the Dolphins in receptions (32) and receiving yards (428) and ranks second in touchdowns (three).
Williams will miss the rest of the season due to a leg injury, Safid Deen of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports. Williams suffered what was called a sprained right knee during Sunday's win against the Jets, which will cut his rookie campaign short after eight games. He's flashed so far in his brief career, hauling in 32 of 60 targets for 428 yards and two touchdowns. Per Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald, coach Brian Flores didn't offer a timetable on when Williams might be healthy, so there's a chance the wide receiver has to devote much of his offseason to rehab and recovery.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/13||@New England Patriots||1||12.76|
|5||10/11||@San Francisco 49ers||11||18.68|
|7||10/25||Los Angeles Chargers||3||16.13|
|8||11/01||Los Angeles Rams||14||19.63|
|10||11/15||New York Jets||25||23.50|
|12||11/29||@New York Jets||25||23.50|
|14||12/13||Kansas City Chiefs||4||16.68|
|15||12/20||New England Patriots||1||12.76|
|16||12/27||@Las Vegas Raiders||0.00|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||60||32||428||3||24||13.38||58|