Williams caught just one of his four targets for four yards and also carried the ball once for 10 yards in the 38-14 win over the Browns.
A couple of errant throws could have resulted in a bigger day for Williams, but the end result is another down performance after he tallied 189 receiving yards through three weeks. Instead it was Tyrell Williams who put together an explosive afternoon, turning four targets into 118 yards and two touchdowns, including a spectacular reception over three defenders for a score. Mike Williams owners can take solace in the fact that the second-year receiver was one of only four Chargers to see four-plus targets, but at this point it appears to be a guessing game as to when the former No. 7 overall pick will string together another positive performance.
Williams caught three of four targets for 45 yards during Sunday's 26-10 win over Oakland. He added a three-yard run during the contest.
The Chargers pass offense is somewhat unique in that running back Melvin Gordon is -- in many ways -- the team's No. 2 receiver. Williams has been targeted more than four times just twice thus far this season, but his size has helped him garner value in the red zone. Three of his 15 receptions have gone for touchdowns. Williams is a solid option in games in which the Chargers offense has an opportunity to provide him with several shots in the red zone. That doesn't figure to be the case on Sunday as Los Angeles travels to Cleveland to take on one of the league's best pass defenses.
Williams caught one of his three targets for 15 yards during Sunday's 29-27 win over the 49ers.
After a three-week stretch in which Williams caught 11 passes for 189 yards and three touchdowns, the second-year receiver nearly laid an egg against what figured to be a nice matchup in the 49ers. While Travis Benjamin (foot) did play Sunday for the first time in three weeks, the speedy receiver didn't even make it through the whole game, creating a puzzling dilemma for fantasy owners hoping for another showcase game by Williams. Quarterback Philip Rivers seemed content to throw short passes all afternoon, evidenced by his 25 completions for just 250 yards, which likely resulted in the muted performance by Williams. He still figures to be a factor most weeks, particularly when the Chargers make it in the red zone, but it's a bit concerning to see the team ignore Williams after such strong start to the 2018 campaign.
Williams caught both of his targets for 27 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 31-20 win over the Bills.
It was a bit disappointing to see Williams only targeted twice as No. 3 wide receiver Travis Benjamin (foot) was inactive for Sunday's contest. Still, Williams corralled his first career touchdown early in the first quarter, holding onto the catch despite being hit by two different defenders. After the game Williams hinted the pass was drawn up specifically for him, which would seem to suggest the second-year player is becoming a more prominent target in the red zone. Given his large frame (6-foot-4, 220 pounds) it wouldn't be a surprise to see Williams gain more looks near the end zone as the season progresses.
Finally healthy after a season plagued by back and ankle injuries, Williams has been impressive thus far in camp, creating real strides not just as a red zone threat, but an all-around receiver. Williams will likely slot in behind Tyrell Williams (foot) as the No. 3 wideout when the season starts, but it wouldn't be a surprise to see the former No. 7 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft progress further up the depth chart the more acumen he builds with quarterback Philip Rivers.
|Bye: Week 8|
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|2018||Los Angeles Chargers||6||2||2.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|