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September 1, 2020 05:20 PM
Raiders' Tyrell Williams: To undergo shoulder surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams, who was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, will undergo surgery on the torn labrum in his right shoulder at some point in September, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Williams initially expected to play through the injury, but instead surgery has been ordered up, which will cause him to miss the entirety of his sixth NFL season. In his stead, the Raiders are expected to go with an inexperienced receiving corps composed of two rookies (Henry Ruggs, Bryan Edwards) and a second-year slot specialist (Hunter Renfrow).

September 1, 2020 05:00 PM
Raiders' Tyrell Williams: Season over
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Raiders placed Williams (shoulder) on injured reserve Tuesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

A little more than a week removed from suffering a torn labrum in his right shoulder, Williams won't suit up this season after initially planning to play through the injury. With the decision made to shut down the 28-year-old, the Raiders likely will trot out a young receiving corps, led by rookie first-rounder Henry Ruggs and supplemented by slot man Hunter Renfrow and 2020 third-round pick Bryan Edwards.

August 30, 2020 11:28 PM
Raiders' Tyrell Williams: Hopes to tough out injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams (shoulder) is expected to play through his torn labrum, Vic Tafur, Jimmy Durkin, Ted Nguyen and Tashan Reed of The Athletic's State of the Nation podcast report.

Williams has played through the exact same injury on two previous occasions, as noted by Tafur during Thursday's episode of State of the Nation: once during his senior season at Western Oregon and then in 2015 with the Chargers. That the 28-year-old has some experience dealing with this exact injury is hopeful, and the Raiders have left the door open for Williams to possibly suit up for the season opener Sept. 13 versus the Panthers. Williams has not been wearing a sling or cast while at practice, though he has been held out from any level of participation.

August 24, 2020 04:44 PM
Raiders' Tyrell Williams: Suffers torn labrum
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams recently sustained a torn labrum in his shoulder, but the wideout intends to put off surgery and play through the injury, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Williams plans to take the next few weeks off to treat the injury through rest and rehab, leaving the door open for him to be available for the Raiders' season opener Sept. 13 at Carolina. After he missed only two games in 2019 while battling plantar fasciitis in both of his feet for a large portion of the season, Williams has shown an ability to play through injuries, though this latest shoulder issue could provide more unique complications. The Raiders are counting on Williams to serve as their top big-play threat, but if the injury limits the veteran or causes him to miss time, rookie first-round pick Henry Ruggs could end up seeing more work at outside receiver sooner than Las Vegas planned.

August 12, 2020 10:36 PM
Raiders' Tyrell Williams: Overcomes foot issues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams said he's "over the hump" in dealing with the plantar fasciitis that bothered him last season, Vic Tafur of The Athletic reports.

Williams was hampered by both of his feet, missing two games in October and ultimately failing to maintain his strong start to the season. He finished with a 42-651-6 receiving line on 64 targets, with both his stat line and snap count (727) looking oddly similar to what he had done the previous two years with the Chargers. The 28-year-old is entering the second season of a four-year, $44 million contract, and while better health might theoretically lead to more targets, he's now facing tougher competition after the Raiders picked up Henry Ruggs (Round 1) and Bryan Edwards (Round 3) in the 2020 NFL Draft. The team also brings back slot specialist Hunter Renfrow and tight end Darren Waller, along with an impressive, versatile backfield led by Josh Jacobs.

June 23, 2020 09:44 PM
Raiders' Tyrell Williams: Recovered from foot soreness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams dealt with plantar fasciitis in both feet last season, but he's believed to be healthy now,'s Paul Gutierrez reports.

Williams technically missed only two games in the first season of a four-year, $44 million contract, but he didn't make much noise after Week 8. He scored five of his six touchdowns in his first five games, while his final nine appearances yielded only 344 yards and one score. In terms of per-target efficiency, he built on his excellent track record from his time with the Chargers, with his 10.2 YPT placing seventh among qualified pass catchers. Williams made a strong case to see more work if he can stay healthy, but the Raiders may have other ideas after using a first-round pick on Henry Ruggs and a third-round pick on Bryan Edwards. There's also a lot of touch competition coming from other positions, namely Josh Jacobs, Jalen Richard and Lynn Bowden in the backfield and Darren Waller and Jason Witten at tight end.

February 27, 2020 12:48 PM
Raiders' Tyrell Williams: Nearing full health
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Coach Jon Gruden said Williams (foot) is approaching 100 percent health, Vic Tafur of The Athletic reports.

Williams was hobbled by plantar fasciitis throughout much of his first season with the Raiders, recording 47 percent of his receiving yards and five of his six touchdowns within his first five games. He's now entering the second season of a four-year, $44.4 million contract, with his $11 million base salary for 2020 vesting to a full guarantee earlier this month, per The Raiders are probably still in the market for a true No. 1 receiver, but they at least have a diverse group of weapons between Williams, Darren Waller, Hunter Renfrow, Josh Jacobs and Jalen Richard. While the target upside may be limited, a healthy Williams could be a regular source of big plays and touchdowns. It sounds like he'll be healthy for the offseason program, though plantar fasciitis is known to linger or reappear later on.

February 22, 2020 10:24 AM
Raiders' Tyrell Williams: Progressing well in recovery
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Williams (foot) is making good progress in his recovery from his plantar fasciitis injury, Vincent Bonsignore of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

Williams began the 2019 regular season strong, recording a touchdown grab in each of the first four games. However, he was then forced to sit out back-to-back games due to plantar fasciitis issues. The 28-year-old wideout toughed out the remainder of the season, but he was clearly hobbled by his lingering foot injury, culminating in a Week 17 tilt in which he wasn't targeted. Coach Jon Gruden blamed Williams' dwindling production on injury, saying "it's hard to play when your feet are on fire" following the season-ending loss. Williams remains under contract for the next three seasons with a salary of $11 million per year, so he'll be in line to reprise a key role in the Raiders' receiver corps provided he can get healthy during the offseason.

December 30, 2019 04:52 PM
Raiders' Tyrell Williams: Still battling foot injury
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Williams (foot) didn't receive a target in Sunday's 16-15 loss to the Broncos, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Coach Jon Gruden attributed Williams' lack of production to his injury status. "We still think he's an excellent player, Gruden said, according to Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area. "But it's hard to play when your feet are on fire. His feet were hurting." Williams has been dealing with plantar fasciitis, and it has affected his performance lately. The 27-year-old wideout had his best game in Week 1 against the Broncos, as he set season highs in catches (six) and yards (105) while finding the paydirt, but he surpassed 50 receiving yards just three more times. Williams remains under contract for the next three seasons at $11 million per year, so the Raiders hope he can shake off the injury before the 2020 campaign.

December 27, 2019 06:12 PM
Raiders' Tyrell Williams: Good to go Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams (foot) doesn't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Broncos after logging a limited practice Friday, Paul Gutierrez of reports.

Williams was added to the Raiders' Week 17 injury report after sitting out Thursday's practice, but his return to the field Friday sets the stage for him to suit up for the regular-season finale, a game that 7-8 Oakland needs to win in order to have any chance of making the playoffs. Though he hauled in all four of his targets for 82 yards in a Week 16 win over the Chargers, Williams has been a hit-or-miss fantasy option during the second half of the season after opening the campaign with touchdowns in each of his first five outings.

December 26, 2019 05:44 PM
Raiders' Tyrell Williams: Misses Thursday's practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams (foot) didn't practice Thursday.

Williams wasn't listed on Wednesday's practice/injury report estimate, so the wideout's Thursday addition makes his status for Sunday's game against the Broncos worth monitoring. Williams, who brought in all four of his targets for 82 yards in the Raiders' Week 16 win over the Chargers, heads into his team's regular-season finale with a 42/651/6 stat line through 13 contests.

December 22, 2019 09:04 PM
Raiders' Tyrell Williams: Several big plays
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams hauled in all four of his targets for 82 yards in the team's Week 16 win over the Chargers.

Williams demonstrated his usual big-play ability, recording catches of 43, 20 and 13 yards to account for the majority of his production. His longest reception came in the first quarter on a slant pass across the middle that he subsequently turned upfield for a big gain. Williams was outplayed by rookie Hunter Renfrow but managed to work efficiently and produce an effective stat line for the second consecutive contest. He'll look to keep that stretch going in the team's Week 17 matchup against the Broncos.

December 15, 2019 09:00 PM
Raiders' Tyrell Williams: Finds end zone in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams caught two of three targets for 45 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 20-16 loss to the Jaguars.

A battle with plantar fasciitis seems to be the cause of his recent swoon, but Williams still supplied the Raiders' only TD of the day on a 40-yard strike from Derek Carr in the first quarter -- the receiver's first trip to the end zone since Week 8. Williams has seen six targets or less in eight straight games, making him a risky fantasy option, but he'll try to finish the season on a high note beginning next Sunday in Atlanta.

December 13, 2019 01:28 PM
Raiders' Tyrell Williams: Battling plantar fasciitis
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams doesn't appear on the Raiders' Week 15 injury report, but offensive coordinator Greg Olson acknowledged Thursday that the receiver is still "battling" the plantar fasciitis that kept him sidelined for two games earlier this season, Vic Tafur of The Athletic reports. "Plantar fasciitis, it's a pretty significant injury," Olson said. "He's taking medication before every game trying to manage the pain."

Williams opened his tenure in Oakland with a bang, scoring a touchdown in each of his first four games before the foot injury sidelined him for three weeks. He returned to action in Week 8 and kept his touchdown streak going, but he's been held out of the end zone in the six games that followed and has only topped 50 receiving yards on one occasion. Though Williams' case of plantar fasciitis doesn't look like it'll threaten his availability for the remainder of the season, the injury may at least partially explain his diminished production. Even with a favorable matchup on tap Sunday against the Jaguars, Williams doesn't profile as a must-start fantasy option.

December 9, 2019 12:20 AM
Raiders' Tyrell Williams: Makes three catches vs. Titans
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams caught three of four targets for 35 yards during Sunday's 42-21 loss to the Titans.

Williams led Raiders wideouts in targets and hauled in 75 percent of his looks. Unfortunately, the volume was low and his long gain went for just 18 yards, so the overall output wasn't particularly impressive. Williams has been held under 50 receiving yards in five of the last six games and will look to break out next Sunday against Jacksonville.

December 2, 2019 04:36 PM
Raiders' Tyrell Williams: Nearly invisible in big loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams caught one of four targets for nine yards in Sunday's 40-9 loss to the Chiefs.

His lone catch didn't come until the fourth quarter, when the game was long out of reach. Williams hasn't found the end zone since Week 8 and hasn't topped 25 receiving yards in three of the last four games, disappearing just when the Raiders seemed to be pushing themselves into playoff contention. The fifth-year receiver will try to reverse his fortunes in Week 14 against the Titans.

November 24, 2019 06:20 PM
Raiders' Tyrell Williams: Grounded by Jets
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams caught two of six passes for 18 yards in Sunday's 34-3 loss to the Jets.

Drops doomed the Raiders before this one got away from them, and Williams was among the culprits. Expectations were high for him coming into this meeting with an underwhelming Jets secondary, but Williams failed to live up to them with season lows in both catches and receiving yards. Oakland's No. 1 receiver will have to be better for the team to stand any chance against Kansas City in Week 13.

November 17, 2019 10:20 PM
Raiders' Tyrell Williams: Averages 20.5 yards per catch
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams caught all four of his targets for 82 yards during Sunday's 17-10 win over the Bengals.

Williams led the team in receiving yards while averaging an impressive 20.5 yards per reception. He finished third on the team in targets, but his efficiency buoyed him to his third-best receiving output of the campaign. Williams hasn't reached the end zone in the last three games after scoring in his first five appearances of the season, but his involvement should afford him some upside heading into next Sunday's matchup against the Jets.

November 8, 2019 12:44 AM
Raiders' Tyrell Williams: Nondescript line in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams secured three of five targets for 25 yards in the Raiders' 26-24 win over the Chargers on Thursday.

Williams' long reception went for a modest 12 yards, even as he tied with several players for the team lead in targets. The 27-year-old speedster opened the season with touchdown receptions in each of the first five games he suited up for, but he's now been kept out of the end zone in consecutive contests. Williams does have at least three grabs in each game this season, but he'll look to bounce back from Thursday's season-low yardage tally against the Bengals in a Week 11 matchup a week from Sunday.

November 6, 2019 10:04 AM
Raiders' Tyrell Williams: Scoring streak comes to end
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams hauled in three of four targets for 48 yards Sunday in the Raiders' 31-24 win over the Lions.

Even though Derek Carr threw for his second-best yardage total of the season (289), Williams turned in a rather pedestrian outing as the quarterback spread the targets around to nine different pass catchers. Carr's two touchdown passes on the day went to Hunter Renfrow and Foster Moreau, marking the first time that Williams failed to reach the end zone in his six games this season. Better days should be ahead for the former Charger, though he may have a tough time bouncing back on Thursday night, when the Raiders will take on his former team -- and a defense that limited the Packers' Aaron Rodgers to a season-low 161 passing yards in Week 9.

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