WR Mike Williams
Before the last week of LA Chargers’ practice, it felt like Williams was a great second wide receiver option. His shoulder injury that he suffered at training camp carries an uncertain timeline. NFL reporter Tom Pelissero reported a two to four-week timeline, while Chargers’ beat reporters like Daniel Popper has suggested that it will be longer.
Either way, being a week to week question mark obviously decreases fantasy value.
Due to the injury, Williams has dropped from the 9th round in most 10 man league drafts to about the 11th on average. This is value to take advantage of, as there just aren’t many potentially good wide receiver two options by the time you’re deep in the draft. While the injury scares fantasy players, it’s still very possible that Williams could be active for the Chargers in Week 1.
It wouldn’t surprise me if Williams receiving yards tick down from 2019 but his receptions go up. He’s been working on his route running in the offseason and has a quarterback who is less of a gunslinger. In PPR formats, Williams could provide some real value instead of just being the deep ball target if a few things change in 2020.
With no veteran experience behind him on the depth chart, Williams is a pretty safe bet if he stays healthy following his shoulder sprain recovery.