Williams caught seven of his nine targets for 76 yards and two touchdowns. He also caught the game-winning two-point conversation, and carried the ball once for 19 yards and a touchdown.
It was a coming out party for the 2017 No. 7 overall pick as Williams immediately became the primary target once Keenan Allen left in the second quarter due to a hip injury. Two red zone touchdowns, the latter of which brought the Chargers within one point with four seconds remaining, put an exclamation point on what has been a resounding comeback campaign for the second-year receiver, punctuated by a go-ahead two-point reception. All those superlatives don't do justice for Williams' lone run of the evening, which saw the 6-foot-4 receiver burst through the hole on a jet sweep, showing a nifty amount of agility and power to careen in for his first career rushing touchdown. Williams has easily ascended to the Chargers' best option in the red zone, particularly with the likes of Melvin Gordon (knee) and Austin Ekeler (neck/concussion) on the sidelines, and he could see an even more prominent role in the coming weeks if Allen's injury proves to be serious.
Williams caught three of his six targets for 45 yards in the 26-21 win Sunday over the Bengals.
It's clear now that Williams has effectively taken over the No. 2 receiving role over behind Keenan Allen, as the second-year receiver has tallied 174 receiving yards and two touchdowns in the last four weeks compared to Tyrell Williams' paltry 50 receiving yards over that same stretch. The loss of Melvin Gordon (knee) hasn't created as many opportunities for Mike Williams as some might have expected, but his red zone presence is finally extending to all parts of the field making the 2017 No. 7 overall pick an intriguing start in the waning weeks of the regular season.
Williams caught all three of his targets for 52 yards in the 33-30 win over the Steelers on Sunday.
Williams was actually the third-most targeted player, drastically trailing Keenan Allen (19) and Austin Ekeler (eight) in that category. The 24-year-old is effectively a boom-or-bust fantasy option thanks to his limited opportunities, but the Chargers' efficient offense is such that you could never rule out a potential touchdown for the 6-foot-4 wide receiver in any given outing.
Williams caught all four of his targets for 25 yards and two touchdowns in the 45-10 win over the Cardinals on Sunday.
Tyrell Williams (quadriceps) was active for Sunday's game despite putting together back-to-back limited practices to conclude the week, but it was Mike Williams who wound up being the star of the show, recording the second multi-touchdown game of his young career. The likes of Keenan Allen, Melvin Gordon and Austin Ekeler have made it nearly impossible for Williams to see an extended amount of targets, but the second-year wide receiver remains a certifiable threat near the red zone. Should the Chargers choose to work the No. 7 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft into the offense more, there's a strong possibility Williams could become a starting caliber fantasy option in most formats.
Williams caught two of his three targets for 56 yards in the 23-22 loss to the Broncos on Sunday.
The lack of opportunities makes Williams a difficult fantasy play any given week, but it's hard to argue that the second-year receiver isn't a big-play threat. Despite catching two or fewer passes for the sixth time this season, the 2017 first-round pick snagged receptions of 29 and 27 yards to put the Chargers in scoring position on both occasions. Williams' fantasy potential is limited so long as Tyrell Williams and Keenan Allen continue to see the lion's share of the targets, but he remains an intriguing name to follow for the future, particular since the former is expected to hit free agency this offseason.
|17||12/30/18||@ DEN||4:25 pm|
|2017||Los Angeles Chargers||10||1||11||95||8.6||20||0||1||0||7|
|2018||Los Angeles Chargers||14||4||37||592||16.0||55||9||11||2||31|
|2017||Los Angeles Chargers||10||1||0||0||---||0||0||0||0|
|2018||Los Angeles Chargers||14||4||5||35||7.0||19||1||0||2|
|2017||Los Angeles Chargers||10||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2018||Los Angeles Chargers||14||2||2.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|