Williams gathered in two of six passes for 23 yards during Sunday's 28-18 win over San Francisco.
Williams has logged just one fewer offensive snap than Larry Fitzgerald (hamstring/back) this season -- 219 versus 220 of a possible 259 -- but the swap of Sam Bradford for rookie signal-caller Josh Rosen hasn't reaped many dividends. In Rosen's two starts, Williams has recorded three receptions (on nine targets) for 45 yards and one touchdown, with just one catch of 20-plus yards on the season. If rookie Christian Kirk continues to produce -- he's hauled in 17 of his 24 targets to date -- Williams may permanently lose his starting gig.
Williams tallied a 22-yard touchdown during Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Seahawks.
Targeted a trio of times, Williams initially was credited with a touchdown on the first one before a review of the play ruled the pass was incomplete. He took advantage of the last target to help the Cardinals draw even with the Seahawks at 17-all, marking his second catch of the campaign and first TD of his career. While his production to date -- two receptions for 30 yards and a TD on 13 targets -- is dismal, Williams is tied with Larry Fitzgerald with an offensive snap share of 85.6 percent, so the second-year wideout should produce at some point. Helping Williams' cause is the swap of Sam Bradford for rookie Josh Rosen, who posted a QB rating of 88.5 in this, his first career start.
Williams was limited in Wednesday's session after coming down with an illness. The second-year wideout has handled a large share of snaps so far this season, but has only recorded one catch for eight yards in three games to date. With Josh Rosen now starting at quarterback for the Cardinals, there's a chance that Williams will see an uptick in production if the two gain on-field chemistry in the coming weeks.
Williams ranks first among Arizona wideouts in offensive snap share (85.8 percent) through three games, but he was helped by the fact Larry Fitzgerald missed time Week 2 due to a hamstring injury. Despite the heavy workload, Williams was held without a catch until this past Sunday's loss to the Bears, when he gathered in one of four passes for eight yards. It remains to be seen how he'll fare in the switch from Sam Bradford to Josh Rosen under center, but Williams must first get over an illness to earn an active status Week 4 against the Seahawks.
That said, Odegard adds that he'd "assume it will be a steady rotation of Williams, Christian Kirk and J.J. Nelson" alongside top wideout Larry Fitzgerald out of the gate this season. Though Williams may be listed as a starter, Kirk's higher ADP is reflective of the upside the second-rounder brings to the table.
|Bye: Week 9|
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