Tyrell Williams
WR LAC (8)
2 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)
3 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.

Tyrell Williams
WR LAC (8)
3 months ago

Williams, a restricted free agent, is unlikely to leave the Chargers, ESPN.com's Eric D. Williams reports.

EDGE Analysis

A second-round RFA tender should be enough to scare other teams away. While he predictably failed to match his breakout 2016 campaign with a healthy Keenan Allen hogging targets, the 26-year-old Williams was one of the league's more efficient receivers last season, catching 43 of 69 passes for 728 yards (10.6 per target) and four touchdowns in 16 games. There's no assurance of a larger workload in 2018, as the Chargers also have Travis Benjamin and 2017 first-round pick Mike Williams under contract, at least for the time being. Benjamin's $5.75 million salary could inspire a trade, pay cut or release.

Tyrell Williams
WR LAC (8)
6 months ago

Williams finished the year with 43 receptions for 728 receiving yards and four touchdowns, including a three-catch, 67-yard performance Sunday against the Raiders in which he also snagged a touchdown.

EDGE Analysis

Williams burst onto the scene in 2016, racking up over 1,000-receiving yards as seemingly the lone explosive option in an offense decimated by injuries. With players such as Melvin Gordon and Keenan Allen able to play a full 16-game season in 2017, Williams was simply relegated to the fourth or fifth option on offense, and as a result his target count took a dramatic turn for the worst (50 less targets this season). A restricted free agent heading into the offseason, Williams is expected to return to the Chargers in 2018, but with former first-round pick, Mike Williams in tow, as well as speedy receiving option Travis Benjamin, it wouldn't exactly be a surprise to see the third-year receiver leave should the team be properly compensated.

Tyrell Williams
WR LAC (8)
6 months ago

Williams caught five of his six targets for 50 yards in Sunday's 14-7 win over the Jets.

EDGE Analysis

It was a bit surprising to see Williams receive six targets given the third-year receiver had only crossed that threshold once since the team's Week 9 bye. But with usual offensive stalwarts such as Hunter Henry (abdomen), Keenan Allen (back) and Melvin Gordon (ankle) either out or limited by their respective injuries, Williams has been forced into a larger role almost by default. As a result, the 25-year-old could wind up being a sneaky DFS play next week against the Raiders.

Tyrell Williams
WR LAC (8)
6 months ago

Williams caught three of his seven targets for 31 yards in the 30-13 loss to the Chiefs on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

With Keenan Allen carted off to the locker room late in the game, Williams stepped up to see the second most targets of any Chargers wide receiver, but he hardly made them count. If Allen were to miss any additional time, Williams figures to be a key cog in an offensive attack that has flourished in recent weeks.

Tyrell Williams
WR LAC (8)
6 months ago

Williams hauled in four passes (on four targets) for 132 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 30-13 win over the Redskins.

EDGE Analysis

Williams was the beneficiary of a 75-yard touchdown bomb from Philip Rivers in the second quarter while also bringing in catches of 34 and 20 yards. The big play receiver hasn't caught more than four balls since Week 4, but days like today are always possible for him with gun-slinger Philip Rivers at the helm. The downside to Williams' game, of course, is that he has a tendency to disappear, with eight games of two or fewer receptions this season. Despite the strong performance Sunday, standard format fantasy owners would likely be better off looking for a more consistent option going forward.

Tyrell Williams
WR LAC (8)
7 months ago

Williams turned three targets into catch for eight yards in the 19-10 win over the Browns on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Williams was used mainly as a blocking asset Sunday, once again seeing the second most snaps of any Chargers wide receiver while seeing a limited amount of receiving opportunities. With the fantasy playoffs nearing for many players, Williams is far too inconsistent to warrant much use except in the deepest of leagues.

Tyrell Williams
WR LAC (8)
7 months ago

Williams caught two of his three targets for 58 yards and a touchdown in the 28-6 win Thursday over the Cowboys.

EDGE Analysis

Thursday's Thanksgiving Day touchdown was only the second score for Williams this season, as the third-year receiver has struggled to generate much offense despite seeing the second most snaps of any Chargers' wide receiver. That could change depending on the status of 2017 first-round pick Mike Williams, who exited Thursday's game with a knee injury. If the rookie were to miss any time, Tyrell Williams figures to step in as the obvious No. 2 wide receiver - a juicy proposition given the Chargers face the Browns next Sunday.

Tyrell Williams
WR LAC (8)
7 months ago

Williams caught his only target for 11 yards in the 54-24 win over the Bills on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Williams abysmal stat line doesn't reflect his usage rate, as he was on the field for 61 of the Chargers' 74 snaps. That was the best mark of any Chargers' skill position player, with Keenan Allen and Philip Rivers held out for the majority of the fourth quarter having all but locked up the win before the start of the second half. It's quickly shaping up to be a disappointing season for Williams given the fact he has caught no more than two passes in each of the last four games.