Tyrell Williams
WR LAC (8)
1 day ago

Williams caught all three of his targets for 48 yards in the 31-20 win over the Bills on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

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 on the Chargers' explosive offense.

Tyrell Williams
WR LAC (8)
1 week ago

Williams caught two of his five targets for eight yards and a touchdown in the 38-28 loss to the Chiefs on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

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.

Tyrell Williams
WR LAC (8)
2 weeks ago

Williams isn't listed on the initial injury report for Sunday's opener against Kansas City.

EDGE Analysis

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.

Tyrell Williams
WR LAC (8)
2 weeks ago

Williams (foot) practiced Monday, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

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.

Tyrell Williams
WR LAC (8)
3 weeks ago

Williams (foot) did not play in Saturday's preseason contest against the Saints, Jack Wang of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

EDGE Analysis

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's fair to say that should Williams miss the final preseason contest it doesn't mean he'll be unavailable for the official start of the 2018 campaign.

Tyrell Williams
WR LAC (8)
1 month ago

Williams is dealing with foot soreness, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Williams was held out of practice Tuesday, but coach Anthony Lynn expects the 26-year-old wideout to be okay. Lynn also mentioned that Williams has been impressive at training camp, which is important given how much talent the Chargers have at wide receiver. Williams and Keenan Allen are listed as the starters on the team's preseason depth chart, but second-stringers Mike Williams and Travis Benjamin also figure to be key pieces in the offense.

Tyrell Williams
WR LAC (8)
1 month ago

Williams (undisclosed) will not practice Tuesday, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports

EDGE Analysis

It's not clear what Williams may be suffering from, as the 26-year-old appeared to leave Saturday's preseason contest unscathed. While the lack of follow up information regarding Williams injury likely indicates it's nothing serious, a prolonged absence could push preseason standout, Mike Williams, into a prominent role on the Chargers offense.

Tyrell Williams
WR LAC (8)
1 month ago

Williams and Keenan Allen are listed as the starting wide receivers on the Chargers' initial depth chart, Jack Wang of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

EDGE Analysis

While they'll likely rely on three-receiver formations after losing TE Hunter Henry to a torn ACL, the Chargers are only listing two wideouts as starters on their preseason depth chart. Williams figures to have a regular spot in those three-wide sets, but he could lose playing time to Mike Williams and/or Travis Benjamin when the Chargers only have two receivers on the field. It isn't out of the question for Tyrell or Mike Williams to push for 6-8 targets per game, though neither is likely to approach Keenan Allen's lofty target count.

Tyrell Williams
WR LAC (8)
5 months ago

Williams has signed his restricted free-agent tender, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Chargers gave Williams a second-round tender, all but ensuring he wouldn't receive any offer sheets. The contract locks him in for a $2.9 million salary in 2018, with the chance to become an unrestricted free agent next offseason if he doesn't sign an extension. The Chargers have a crowded wideout room that also includes Keenan Allen, Travis Benjamin and 2017 first-round pick Mike Williams. The team presumably hopes the second-year wideout will be ready to absorb some of the snaps and targets that went to Benjamin and Tyrell Williams last season. The Chargers might eventually consider releasing Benjamin, who is scheduled for non-guaranteed base salaries of $5.75 million in 2019 and $5.25 million in 2019, per OverTheCap. While it might seem like an obvious move in the context of the team's plans on offense, Benjamin provides additional value as one of the top punt returners in the league. He and (Tyrell) Williams both were hyper-efficient with their limited targets last season.

Tyrell Williams
WR LAC (8)
6 months ago

The Chargers extended a second-round restricted free agent tender to Williams, Ricky Henne of the Chargers' official website reports.

EDGE Analysis

While unable to match his breakout 2016 campaign, Williams made the most of his limited opportunities last season, catching 43 of 69 passes for 728 yards (10.6 YPT) and four scores in 16 games. A second-round tender should be enough to prevent other teams from extending offer sheets, but it is possible the Chargers consider trading Williams, as they also have Keenan Allen, Travis Benjamin and 2017 first-round pick Mike Williams under contract for the upcoming season. Releasing Benjamin would be another option, or the team could just stand pat with all four receivers -- not a bad plan given Allen's injury history.