Williams caught all three of his targets for 48 yards in the 31-20 win over the Bills on Sunday.
Williams surpassed his Week 1 receiving totals Sunday, but that's hardly a positive sign for fantasy owners as the fourth-year wide receiver has put together a modest 56 yards through two weeks. Melvin Gordon, Austin Ekeler and Keenan Allen once again received the largest share of the targets, relegating Williams to merely the fourth or fifth receiving option. And given Mike Williams continues to make waves, this time catching his first touchdown pass, it remains to be seen if Tyrell can wiggle his way back into prominence in the Chargers' explosive offense.
Williams caught two of his five targets for eight yards and a touchdown in the 38-28 loss to the Chiefs on Sunday.
Williams salvaged what was an otherwise miserable fantasy day with a touchdown late in the fourth quarter as the Chargers attempted to muster an ill-fated comeback. While the fourth-year receiver did play 62 snaps, 15 more than No. 3 wide receiver Travis Benjamin and 18 more than No. 4 wideout Mike Williams, the "eldest" Williams was hardly utilized as quarterback Philip Rivers seemed content moving the ball through Keenan Allen (eight receptions, 108 yards and touchdown) and his squadron of running backs. It's clear that Williams ranks no higher than fourth when it comes to the receiving hierarchy in Los Angeles, and it could be even worse if Mike Williams continues to parlay an impressive preseason into the ensuing months of the regular season.
Williams isn't listed on the initial injury report for Sunday's opener against Kansas City.
Williams dealt with foot soreness in late August but was back at practice Monday. He and Keenan Allen are listed as the starting wide receivers on the Chargers' depth chart, albeit with Mike Williams and Travis Benjamin looming as serious threats to steal snaps and targets from (Tyrell) Williams. A matchup with the Kansas City secondary could allow multiple wideouts to thrive Week 1.
Williams (foot) practiced Monday, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports.
Williams is definitely in the mix to see his share of targets from QB Philip Rivers this season, but consistent volume could be a issue for him, with target-hog Keenan Allen on hand, in addition to second-year wideout Mike Williams (a 2018 break-out candidate) and Travis Benjamin.
Williams (foot) did not play in Saturday's preseason contest against the Saints, Jack Wang of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
Williams missed most of practice last week thanks to what was deemed "foot soreness". While the injury seems more like a nuisance as opposed to anything serious, it's unclear whether the third-year player will be able to play in Thursday's preseason contest against the 49ers. Given the Chargers have been overly cautious with most of their injured starters throughout the preseason, it would be premature to rule out Williams for Week 1 even if he misses next Thursday's preseason finale against the 49ers.
|3||9/23/18||@ LAR||4:05 pm|
|6||10/14/18||@ CLE||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 8|
|9||11/4/18||@ SEA||4:05 pm|
|10||11/11/18||@ OAK||4:05 pm|
|13||12/2/18||@ PIT||1:00 pm|
|15||12/13/18||@ KC||8:20 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ DEN||4:25 pm|
|2015||San Diego Chargers||7||0||2||90||45.0||80||1||1||1||1|
|2016||San Diego Chargers||16||12||69||1059||15.3||51||7||19||6||48|
|2017||Los Angeles Chargers||16||15||43||728||16.9||75||4||12||3||29|
|2018||Los Angeles Chargers||2||2||5||56||11.2||22||1||1||0||4|
|2015||San Diego Chargers||7||2||1.0||1||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2016||San Diego Chargers||16||4||4.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2017||Los Angeles Chargers||16||2||2.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2018||Los Angeles Chargers||2||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2015||San Diego Chargers||7||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2016||San Diego Chargers||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||Los Angeles Chargers||16||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2018||Los Angeles Chargers||2||1||0||0||1||0||0||1||0|