|Date of Birth:||02/12/1992|
|Drafted:||2015 | Undrafted|
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Tyrell Williams is signing a one-year deal with the Lions, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
The deal can reportedly be up to $6.2 million, so Williams is getting a nice prove-it deal after being released by Las Vegas. The Lions currently have a wide open depth chart (depending on the status of Kenny Golladay and the potential use of the franchise tag), which should give the veteran a very good shot at opening 2021 as a starter. Detroit is expected to be built-around a run-first offense, but Williams' downfield skillset combined with Jared Goff's effectiveness on play-action shots could lead to some big weeks. It should also be noted that Williams has familiarity with offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn from their time together with the Chargers.
The Raiders plan to release Tyrell Williams.
Williams missed all of last season with a shoulder issue, and the Raiders got enough production out of the receiving corps that they feel they can move on from the veteran receiver. This move will save Las Vegas $11.5 million in cap space, which they might use to retain impending Nelson Agholor or to build up the defense. Williams will be released at the start of the new league year, barring another team stepping in an acquiring him via a trade. Williams will turn 29 tomorrow, but he's expected to be at full health in the next few weeks.
The Raiders placed Tyrell Williams (shoulder) on injured reserve.
This is obviously unfortunate for Williams, who dealt with a foot injury last season and has struggled to stay healthy since signing a big contract with the Raiders last offseason. Perhaps Williams can make his way back as a designated-to-return player late this year, but he's now off the re-draft radar—and the talk is that Williams' season is over after surgery on his torn labrum in a few weeks. Impressive third-round rookie Bryan Edwards and dynamic former Eagle Nelson Agholor are two players to keep an eye on in Las Vegas' receiving corps along with Henry Ruggs III and Hunter Renfrow.
Tyrell Williams has a torn labrum, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Williams will rehab for "a few weeks" and then attempt to play through it, so surgery isn't immediately on the table. That said, this is a definite blow to the veteran's fantasy value, and—especially because there is a chance rehab doesn't work and surgery eventually becomes an option—he probably isn't worth considering in redraft leagues anymore. Henry Ruggs III and Hunter Renfrow should be locked in as starters, so this news is a boost to Nelson Agholor and third-round pick Bryan Edwards.
Tyrell Williams (foot) will play in Week 17.
Williams is not 100% while still dealing with his foot issue, but he'll be out there for the regular season finale against the Broncos. Williams had a great performance versus Denver to open the season, but he's just a shaky FLEX option at less than full strength this week.
Tyrell Williams (foot) officially did not practice today.
Williams' foot has given him issues for most of this season. We expect that he'll play through it in the regular season finale on Sunday, but we'll let you know how he's listed on the final Week 17 injury report tomorrow.
Tyrell Williams (foot) is officially active against the Texans.
After missing the last two games with a foot injury, Williams is back in the lineup for the Raiders’ Week 8 game. In a plus matchup against one of the worst teams against opposing wide receivers this season, Williams is immediately a WR2 in fantasy lineups.
Tyrell Williams (foot) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday.
While Williams is listed as questionable for Week 8, he was able to practice all week (albeit on a limited basis), and Raiders head coach Jon Gruden sounded optimistic about his No. 1 receiver being able to go. Williams would be a strong option in fantasy lineups if he's active, which we think he will be; but keep in mind that Oakland kicks off in the later slate of games, so be ready to insert someone else into your fantasy lineup if Williams is out.
Tyrell Williams (foot) officially remains limited in practice.
Williams is stringing together limited practices this week, which indicates his foot is responding pretty well to some activity on the field. Williams is likely headed for a questionable tag when the final Week 8 injury report is released tomorrow.
Tyrell Williams (foot) was officially limited in today's practice.
Williams tested his foot a couple of days ago, and it's apparently gone well enough that he was able to hit the practice field for the first official day of the week. This is a good sign for Williams' Week 8 status, and he looks to have a realistic shot of returning after missing the last two games. We'll track his status throughout the week.
Tyrell Williams (foot) will not play in Week 7.
Raiders head coach Jon Gruden just ruled Williams out for Sunday against the Packers, and this is the second consecutive missed game for Oakland's No. 1 receiver. It'll be interesting to see how Zay Jones is used in his first game with the Raiders, but none of the team's receivers are highly recommended fantasy options for Week 7. Williams is week-to-week with his foot issue, which is thought to be plantar fasciitis.
Tyrell Williams (foot) officially remains out of practice.
It's looking like Williams will be ruled out tomorrow, as the team believes he might be dealing with plantar fasciitis. If you have IR spots in your league, you should try to hold him and place him there tomorrow when he's likely ruled out.
Tyrell Williams (foot) officially did not practice today.
At today's press conference, an obviously frustrated Gruden said that they believe Williams has plantar fasciitis and that "it's not getting much better." The fact that the Raiders have not yet placed Williams on injured reserve or said that he's going to miss an extended period of time is probably a good sign, but he's looking unlikely to play in Week 7, and plantar fasciitis injuries can lead to a lengthy absence. We'll let you know if Williams is able to hit the practice field tomorrow or Friday.
Tyrell Williams (foot) is officially inactive against the Bears.
Things were trending in this direction with Williams’ missed practice time along with the Raiders promoting Marcell Atman from the practice squad yesterday. This is a tough blow to the Raiders in their London game, as they already have a difficult task facing Chicago’s defense and now must do it without their No. 1 wide receiver, who has scored in all four games this season. Oakland has a bye in Week 6, so we expect Williams will be ready for Week 7 at Green Bay.
Tyrell Williams (foot) is listed as questionable for Week 5.
Fortunately, the Raiders play in the early window this week, so fantasy owners that want to roll with him in a difficult matchup against the Bears will have their answer on his status by Sunday morning. The veteran is the only receiver in the league to score in each of his first four games, but a tough matchup at less than 100% makes him a risky FLEX play.
Tyrell Williams (foot) officially did not practice today.
After also missing yesterday's practice it looks like Williams is in serious jeopardy for missing Sunday's game against the Bears in London. Hopefully Williams can get on the field for tomorrow's practice, but we'll update you when the final Week 5 injury report is released.
Tyrell Williams (hip pointer) intends to play in Week 3, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.
Williams is dealing with a hip pointer, so he's clearly not at 100%. But it sounds like he's going to tough it out and be out there as Oakland's No. 1 receiver. The matchup at Minnesota is already tough enough, so a less-than-100% Williams is just a FLEX option in fantasy lineups this week. Williams has 151 yards and two touchdowns through two games this season.
Tyrell Williams goes over 100 yards in Raiders’ Week 1 win.
Williams caught six passes for 105 yards and a touchdown against the Broncos. The score came in the first quarter on a laser throw from Derek Carr, and the team’s new No. 1 receiver played up to the big contract he received as a free agent in the offseason. Williams also hauled in a long reception on a deep ball on a deep post, and he was targeted on another post route late in the game. The former Chargers certainly looks ready to assume the No. 1 role for the Raiders, which shouldn’t be surprising after his quarterback said he thought he could be a 100-catch guy if he was featured on an offense. Williams is almost certainly an end-of-bench player for your roster as a late-round draft pick or waiver-wire add, but it’s probably a good idea to try and get him into lineups for a potential shootout in Week 2 versus the Chiefs. He has definite top-20 upside this season.
Derek Carr talks up Tyrell Williams.
Talking to reporters, Carr was asked about the trust in his new receiver, and he made it clear that he trusts that Williams will make plays in one-on-one situations down the field for him. Carr also said that Williams isn't just a No. 2 receiver (behind All-Pro Antonio Brown), as he thinks he could be a 100-reception, 1,000-yard guy if he was the featured receiver on offense. Before the Raiders traded for Brown, they were targeting Williams as their No. 1 receiver in free agency, so to have them both is a major boost to the team in real life, as well as to Carr's fantasy value. Williams should at least be a boom/bust FLEX option this season, and should be one of the better later-round targets at receiver in fantasy drafts this summer.
Tyrell Williams intends to sign with the Raiders, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
This deal can be made official in a couple hours when the new league year officially begins. The Las Vegas Review-Journal's Michael Gehlken has previously reported that the Raiders were interested in signing Williams in free agency, but that came into question when the team acquired Antonio Brown in a trade with the Steelers. They do indeed have room to add Williams to what's looking like a formidable receiver group for Derek Carr with Brown, Williams, and Jordy Nelson. Williams will likely stay mostly outside with Nelson and Brown moving around the formation including into the slot, and Oakland might add another slot receiver in the draft. This addition also hurts an AFC West rival, as they're signing Williams away from the Chargers. Williams' presence is a boost for the offense overall, but he'll likely just be a late-round pick with a relatively limited upside in fantasy drafts this summer—though perhaps Jon Gruden will just want to open up the offense and air it out a ton in 2019, which could lead to two or three Oakland wide receivers being solid fantasy options.
Tyrell Williams nears 100 yards in Chargers' playoff loss.
Williams caught five passes for 94 yards in the Divisional Round loss to New England. He was a reliable target on intermediate-to-deep routes throughout the game as the Chargers attempted to stage a comeback. Williams is set to become a free agent this offseason, so it'll be interesting to see if the Chargers bring him back with Mike Williams set to take on a bigger role next season.
Tyrell Williams catches two passes in Chargers' playoff win.
Williams gained nine yards on his two receptions in the Wild Card Round win at Baltimore. He was also open on a potential touchdown deep ball in the game, but Philip Rivers was under pressure and couldn't lay it out for him. Williams will look to make big plays next Sunday against the Patriots.
Tyrell Williams catches two passes in Week 17.
Williams gained 23 yards on his two receptions versus Denver. Williams' regular season ends with 41 receptions for 653 yards and five touchdowns along with two carries for 15 yards. The Chargers will look for Williams to make big plays down the field as well as keep drives alive in the postseason.
Tyrell Williams catches one pass in Chargers' loss.
Williams caught a short drag route that he took for 12 yards and a first down against the Ravens. Perhaps his role will increase in Week 17 depending on how the Chargers play things, but Williams is not a highly-recommended fantasy option with titles on the line.
Tyrell Williams caught six passes for 71 yards in Thursday night's win over Kansas City.
Williams led the team with 12 targets as Keenan Allen (hip) left the game in the first half, but it was Mike Williams (7/76/2) that played the hero. The Chargers might be without Allen in Week 16, so Tyrell would be worth considering in all leagues as a solid FLEX despite a difficult draw against the Ravens.
Tyrell Williams caught three passes for 14 yards in Sunday's win over the Bengals.
Williams brought in all three of his looks, but it was a low-upside day for the Chargers offense. Look for Williams to get going on Thursday night against the Chiefs, but Keenan Allen (clearly) and Mike Williams are probably better options down the stretch.
Tyrell Williams catches one pass in Week 13.
Williams gained 14 yards on his lone reception against the Steelers. If Williams remains at less than 100% with his quad injury, he’ll be difficult to trust in fantasy lineups despite a great matchup with the Bengals in Week 14.
Tyrell Williams (quadricep) is active against the Steelers.
Williams is again battling through his quad injury, but he's difficult to trust in Week 13 fantasy lineups at likely less than 100%. Keenan Allen and Mike Williams are the preferred fantasy options among Chargers receivers.
Tyrell Williams (quad) is listed as questionable for Week 13.
We expect Williams will give it a go like he did last weekend, but he'll obviously be difficult to trust in fantasy lineups at less than 100%. Also, Williams' official game status might not be known until Sunday evening, as the Chargers play in primetime against the Steelers.
Tyrell Williams (knee) is active for Week 12.
Williams tested his knee pregame, and he's good to go against the Cardinals. As usual with Williams, there's certainly upside especially against a team that's given up big plays this season, but he carries some risk in fantasy lineups at potentially less than 100%.
Tyrell Williams caught two passes for 22 yards in Sunday's loss to Denver.
Williams was third on the team with six targets, but seventh in yards as Philip Rivers spread the ball around on 43 pass attempts. The veteran looks entrenched as the No. 2 wideout ahead of Mike Williams, but he's not a highly recommended fantasy option heading into next week's matchup against Arizona.
Tyrell Williams caught four passes for 46 yards in Sunday's win over the Raiders.
It was a solid day considering Philip Rivers completed just 18 passes, and Williams continues to work as the clear No. 2 receiver ahead of Mike Williams, who wasn't even targeted in Week 10. The veteran should be a decent FLEX option with big-play potential next Sunday against the Broncos.
Tyrell Williams scores in Week 9.
Williams caught two passes for 23 yards and a touchdown versus Seattle, with the score coming on a sweet back-shoulder type of catch where he stayed in bounds right by the sideline. Through eight games, Williams is on pace for 44 receptions, 902 yards, and ten touchdowns while averaging 20.5 yards per reception as an explosive member of the Chargers' excellent offensive attack. Williams has a good matchup against the Raiders next week.
Tyrell Williams stays hot in win over the Titans.
Williams caught four passes for 118 yards, including a 75-yard touchdown on the team's opening drive. The veteran simply ran a go route down the left sideline, and a shoulder fake by Philip Rivers caused cornerback Logan Ryan to bite and Williams to get deep. Tyrell will be a quality FLEX option when Los Angeles returns from their Week 8 bye to face the Seahawks.
Tyrell Williams catches two long touchdowns in Chargers' win.
Williams was on the receiving end of both of Philip Rivers' touchdown passes against the Browns, catching scores of 45 yards and 29 yards against the Browns. The first one was on a throw into triple-coverage in the end zone which Williams came up with by reaching over a defender for the ball, and the second was on a post route where Williams high-pointed the ball in the end zone. Overall, Williams had three receptions for 118 yards and two touchdowns along with one carry for one yard. The big-play receiver always seems good for at least one game like this during a season, but he's difficult to trust as a reliable option in fantasy lineups.
Tyrell Williams caught three passes for 66 yards in Sunday's win over Oakland.
Williams hauled in all three of his targets as Los Angeles cruised to an easy victory, but they might actually get more of a challenge in Week 6 against the Browns. Despite the solid game, Williams won't be a recommended fantasy option on a loaded offense next Sunday.
Tyrell Williams catches three passes against the Niners.
Williams gained 48 yards on his three receptions (five targets) in the Chargers' Week 4 win. Williams is a very good real-life option for Philip Rivers, but his role isn't quite big enough for solid fantasy value right now. Williams is currently on pace for 40 receptions, 504 yards, and four touchdowns.
Tyrell Williams caught two passes for 22 yards in Sunday's loss to the Rams.
He also rushed once for 14 yards. Williams is still seeing significant playing time on an explosive offense, but he will be as volatile as ever with Mike Williams (two touchdowns against the Rams) stepping up. Consider Tyrell a desperation FLEX option for Week 4 against San Francisco.
Tyrell Williams caught three passes for 48 yards in Los Angeles' Week 3 win over Buffalo.
It was a solid game for Williams with the Chargers leading 28-6 at halftime. The veteran is a volatile option due to Mike Williams' emergence and Melvin Gordon being heavily involved as a receiver, but he should continue to make plays with Philip Rivers throwing passes. That said, Williams should be avoided in Week 3 against the Rams.
Tyrell Williams scores in Week 1 loss.
Williams caught two passes for eight yards, including a four-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. This was a cupcake matchup for the veteran, but he didn't make much of an impact besides the score on a day where four players went over 80 receiving yards for Los Angeles. Williams is in danger of being demoted to the No. 3 receiver with Mike Williams looking healthy and ready to be a playmaker on the outside.
The Chargers are planning to place second-round tender on wide receiver Tyrell Williams, according to Adam Schefter.
Williams is a restricted free agent, and the Chargers placing a high tender on him indicates they do not want to let him sign with another team. Any team that signs Williams to a contract will owe the Chargers a second-round pick if the Chargers don't match it. Schefter notes there is a lot of interest in Williams and could become a trade candidate if the interested teams don't want to part with the second-rounder, which of course the Chargers would have to agree to. While LA does have last year's first-round pick Mike Williams set to emerge, Tyrell Williams has been a productive player over the last two seasons—including an 1,000-yard season in 2016.
Tyrell Williams scores in Chargers' win.
Williams caught three passes for 67 yards and a touchdown in the Week 17 win over Oakland. While he didn't hit 1,000 yards like he did last season working as a number one target for Philip Rivers, Williams still played well this year, catching 43 passes for 728 yards and four touchdowns. It's possible first-rounder Mike Williams pushes Tyrell out of a starting role, but we'll see what happens this offseason.
Tyrell Williams plays well in Chargers' win.
Williams caught five of six targets for 50 yards against the Jets. He's a key target for Philip Rivers, but it's difficult to trust in fantasy lineups.
Tyrell Williams catches three passes against Kansas City.
Williams gained 31 yards on his three receptions (seven targets), including a long of 18 yards. He did have a chance at a deep ball down the field that he got his hands on but couldn't quite come up with it. Williams isn't a highly-reccomended FLEX option next week against the Jets.
Tyrell Williams catches 75-yard touchdown in win over the Redskins.
Williams was able to get past Josh Norman on a deep post in the second quarter, and he finished with four receptions for 132 yards and the score. He will look to keep it up against a Chiefs team that held him to 15 yards earlier this season, but he should be better in a rematch for first place in the AFC West. Still, there are probably better fantasy options in Week 15.
Tyrell Williams catches one pass for eight yards in Week 13.
Williams will make some plays for the Chargers, but he's difficult to trust in fantasy lineups.
Tyrell Williams scores against the Cowboys.
Williams had a couple of big catches for the Chargers, taking a short pass up the sideline for 31 yards before catching a go route for a 27-yard touchdown on a perfect throw from Philip Rivers. This was good to see after Williams was relatively quiet in recent weeks, but he's not yet a highly-reccomended fantasy option.
Tyrell Williams catches one pass against the Bills.
Williams' loen reception went for 11 yards. Considering Williams has been held to just one reception in three of the last four games, along with the emergence of rookie receiver Mike Williams, he's not a recommended fantasy option right now.
Tyrell Williams catches two passes against the Jaguars.
Williams gained 49 yards on his two receptions, with his receptions going for 19 and 30 yards; but it could've been a bigger day if not for a dropped would-be touchdown on a deep ball. It wasn't exactly right off his hands, but it was a ball it looked like should've been caught—and maybe the sun was in Williams' eyes. Williams isn't a recommended fantasy option next week, as he hasn't had over 50 yards since Week 4 against the Eagles.
Tyrell Williams catches one pass in Week 8.
Williams was targeted six times against the Patriots, but he was only able to haul in the one pass for 24 yards—though it was a very nice catch on a leaping grab by the end zone to set the Chargers up at the one-yard line. Williams has only one reception in three of the last four games, and he's on pace for 44 receptions for 644 yards, and two touchdowns this season. He's a key player in real life for his team, but Williams isn't a reliable fantasy option so far this year.
Tyrell Williams held to one catch in Week 7 win.
It went for 11 yards. Williams will get a much easier matchup against New England next Sunday, but he would likely be the receiver to start losing more snaps to rookie Mike Williams. Still, Williams can probably be relied upon as a solid FLEX option in a potential shootout.
Tyrell Williams catches all three targets against Oakland.
Williams gained 27 yards on his three targets, but he did lose a fumble in the game. He faces the Broncos next week. Williams had five receptions for 54 yards against them in Week 1, but there are probably better FLEX options out there in the difficult matchup.
Tyrell Williams catches one pass in Week 5.
Williams gained 22 yards on his reception, and he was targeted on another deep ball by Philip Rivers in the game. With rookie Mike Williams expected to make his NFL debut in Week 6, there's a chance Tyrell Williams starts losing some playing time, but he's still an excellent option for deeper leagues next week against Oakland. He had a five-reception, 117-yard, one-touchdown game in one of the games against them last season.
Tyrell Williams catches long touchdown in Week 4.
Williams had five receptions (on six targets) for 115 yards, including a 75-yard touchdown, against the Eagles. The score was on a post route that Philip Rivers bombed and put right on the money for Williams. The 25-year-old receiver is on pace for 64 receptions, 952 yards, and four touchdowns through four games. His role shouldn't be impacted that much by talented rookie Mike Williams' return, as he's playing really well right now.
Tyrell Williams has quiet Week 2 as Chargers fall to Chiefs.
Williams caught just two passes for 15 yards. Philip Rivers had one of the worst games of his career with three interceptions and having completed just 20/40 passes for no touchdowns, so Williams suffered in the box score. He should bounce back in a good spot against the Eagles next Sunday.
Tyrell Williams caught four passes for 54 yards in Sunday's loss to Miami.
Williams has now opened the season with two-straight 54-yard games, and he should continue to be a good contributor with Philip Rivers throwing passes. He should move around enough to avoid Marcus Peters some in Week 3's matchup with Kansas City, so Williams is a solid FLEX option in standard leagues.
Tyrell Williams leads the Chargers in receiving on Monday night.
Williams did well in a tough spot, catching five-of-seven targets for 54 yards. His targets were second on the team to Keenan Allen's 10. Williams deserves a bench spot in standard leagues. He gets the Cowboys next.
Williams caught six passes on seven targets for 70 yards in a loss to the Chiefs.
It was a strong finish to a truly breakout year for the second-year receiver. Undrafted out of Western Oregon, WIlliams was signed as someone with excellent physical gifts (6’4", 205 lbs.), and a good work ethic. After only playing in two games during his rookie year, the injury to Keenan Allen thrust WIlliams into a starting role, and he stepped into the opportunity with an exciting blend of size and speed to perform as the Chargers’ number one receiver the rest of the way. He’ll be a solid second-option behind WR Keenan Allen next year, and has secured a place in the Chargers’ plans for the future. Williams ended the year with 69 catches for 1059 yards and seven touchdowns.
Tyrell Williams caught four passes on 9 targets for 64 yards and a touchdown in a loss to the Browns.
WIlliams scored a touchdown on a pretty one-handed grab and was one of several bright spots in the Chargers receiving corps Sunday. He has 6 TDs on the year and continues to be highly targeted. With his shoulder issues seemingly behind him, Williams should be a big part of the Chargers attack next Sunday against KC. The young receiver has become the future number two receiver in SD, with Keenan Allen set to return next season. Also, last year after being on the bench all year, Williams used the season finale as an opportunity to shine with 2-for-90 and a TD against the Broncos. Fantasy owners may look for Williams to use this upcoming game in a similar way.
Williams caught four passes on nine targets for 20 yards in a loss to the Raiders.
WIlliams scored a TD in four straight games from Weeks 10-13, but this was a second disappointing game in a row. He was targeted a team high nine times but was only able to reel in four of them, and gained just 5.0 YPC. He also left the game briefly to get tested for a concussion. The young receiver has been a bright spot in a disappointing season, but at this point despite his targets it remains to be seen if he has any fantasy value beyond a high-risk FLEX play. It’s possible that his lingering shoulder issue is affecting his ability to make catches, but he's playing and likely would not use that as an excuse for his recent lack of production.
Williams caught two passes for 68 yards in a loss to the Panthers.
After scoring a TD in four straight games, this was a disappointing game for Williams. His low number of targets (five) is surprising considering the Chargers lost RB Melvin Gordon in the first quarter and were playing from behind all day. Williams continues to deal with a shoulder injury, and may be a less reliable WR option than Dontrelle Inman going forward.
Tyrell Williams catches 40-yard touchdown in Chargers loss.
Williams had two catches for 47 yards and the touchdown. The touchdown was on a deep corner route from the slot and Philip Rivers dropped a dime right in for Williams. He's scored a touchdown in four straight weeks, and is will be a very good WR2 next week against the Panthers.
Tyrell Williams caught eight passes for 70 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over the Texans.
Williams was targeted a team-high 14 times, which was nearly half of Philip Rivers' 30 pass attempts. With that kind of receiving volume, Williams deserves a spot in fantasy lineups. He's a solid WR2 for next week against the Bucs.
Tyrell Williams catches long TD in Week 10.
Williams had five catches for 125 yards and a touchdown. Williams is averaging 16.7 yards per catch and is well on his way to 1,000 yards. Williams might have some duds, but he's a good WR2/FLEX.