Mike Williams

Los Angeles Chargers
Wide Receiver #81
Los Angeles Chargers
Wide Receiver #81
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Mike Williams Could Be Odd Man Out In 2024

The Athletic's Daniel Popper suggests that Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams (knee) could be the odd man out among fellow receiver Keenan Allen and pass-rushers Joey Bosa and Khalil Mack this offseason. Williams and the other three players have huge salary cap hits this year after they were all restructured last offseason. Together, they are projected to account for close to 60% of the team's cap in 2024, according to Over the Cap. It's highly unlikely all four players will be on the roster this fall. Williams is coming off a torn ACL and has the second-highest receiver cap hit in the league at $32.46 million (Allen has the highest). If Williams is cut, the Chargers would save $20 million. And if Williams is gone, former first-rounder Quentin Johnston should have a much bigger role in his sophomore season after he was a big disappointment his rookie year.

Feb 29, 2024 2:51 PM EST


Mike Williams Undergoes Successful Knee Surgery

Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams (knee) underwent successful knee surgery to repair his torn ACL. He's expected to be ready to return for training camp next season. Williams suffered the season-ending injury in his left knee during the Week 3 win over the Minnesota Vikings. The 28-year-old finished the 2023 campaign with 19 catches for 249 yards and one score. Joshua Palmer has picked up the slack in the Chargers' passing attack in his absence.

Oct 26, 2023 9:24 AM EST



Mike Williams Officially Put On Injured Reserve

The Los Angeles Chargers officially placed wide receiver Mike Williams (knee) on Injured Reserve on Tuesday and signed receiver Simi Fehoko to the active roster from the Pittsburgh Steelers' practice squad in a corresponding move. The Bolts also signed safety AJ Finley to their practice squad. Williams suffered a season-ending torn ACL in his left knee in the Week 3 win over the Minnesota Vikings. Fantasy managers in single-year leagues can safely drop him now. The 28-year-old will finish 2023 with 19 catches on 26 targets for 249 yards and a touchdown in three games. With Williams now out, Joshua Palmer will be LA's No. 2 behind Keenan Allen, and first-round rookie wideout Quentin Johnston will also be thrust into a much bigger role moving forward.

Sep 26, 2023 6:15 PM EST


Mike Williams Has A Torn ACL

Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams (knee) suffered a torn ACL in the Week 3 win over the Minnesota Vikings and is out for the rest of the season, an MRI exam confirmed, according to a source. It didn't look good when Williams needed help getting off the field in Minnesota on Sunday and then was carted to the locker room with a towel over his head. The team's and fantasy managers' worst fears have been realized, and now they'll be without him for the rest of 2023. The biggest beneficiary will be Joshua Palmer, who caught four of seven targets for 66 yards and his first touchdown of the year in Week 3. Fantasy managers that have Williams or are looking for a wideout should make Palmer a high waiver priority this week. Rookie first-rounder Quentin Johnston will also be thrust into a bigger role immediately.

Sep 25, 2023 1:17 PM EST


Mike Williams Feared To Have Serious Knee Injury

Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams (knee) may have a serious, potentially season-ending knee injury. Deep into the third quarter, the seventh-year veteran went down clutching his left knee. When he was able to get up off of the field, Williams was unable to put weight on that knee. If an MRI confirms what is feared and Williams is placed on injured reserve, rookie first-round pick Quentin Johnston and third-year receiver Joshua Palmer will step into more playing time. Williams was off to a strong start this season, averaging 83 yards per game on 19 total receptions.

Sep 25, 2023 9:08 AM EST



Mike Williams Has A Big Game In Week 3 Before Exiting

Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams (knee) had a big game in a Week 3 win over the Minnesota Vikings. Williams was targeted eight times, making seven catches for 121 yards and a touchdown. Williams caught a touchdown from fellow wide receiver Keenan Allen on an excellently run double pass play. Unfortunately, Williams was forced to leave the game early and needed to be helped off the field, unable to put much weight on his left knee. If he is forced to miss time, rookie Quentin Johnston is likely to step in to Williams' role.

Sep 24, 2023 5:28 PM EST


Mike Williams Set For MRI On Monday

According to NFL Media's Tom Pelissero, Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams (knee) will undergo an MRI on Monday. The 28-year-old had his best game of the season in the narrow win over the Vikings, pulling in seven of his eight targets for 121 yards and a touchdown. However, he suffered a nasty knee injury late in the contest and left the field on a cart. While fantasy managers hope for the best, considering how bad Williams' injury appeared, there's not much reason to remain optimistic. If he misses time, Kennan Allen should see even more attention from Justin Herbert. At the same time, Joshua Palmer and Donald Parham Jr., who combined for three touchdowns in Week 3, might rise on the depth chart.

Sep 24, 2023 5:13 PM EST


Mike Williams Suffers Knee Injury In Week 3

Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams (knee) appeared to suffer a serious injury during Week 3 versus the Minnesota Vikings. He was helped off the field and carted to the locker room with a towel over his head. The talented wideout caught seven passes for 121 yards and one touchdown before departing. Amidst fears that this could be a long-term injury, Joshua Palmer and Quentin Johnson will likely see a significant increase in volume going forward.

Sep 24, 2023 4:14 PM EST


Mike Williams Could Be Solid In Week 3

Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams could have a solid Week 3 performance against the Minnesota Vikings. Williams missed some time in Week 1 with an injury, but he's still put up 20 fantasy points through the first two weeks. Week 3 could be an even bigger week as Justin Herbert and the Chargers offense take on the Vikings zone defense. Keenan Allen is the clear number one in this passing game, but Williams is right behind him and should be the target of more of Herbert's deep balls going forward. Williams is a solid WR2 for this matchup, with some upside.

Sep 21, 2023 2:25 PM EST


Mike Williams Practices In Full Wednesday

Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams (ankle) was listed on the first injury report of Week 3 on Wednesday, but he was able to put in a full practice. Williams played 90 percent of the offensive snaps in the Week 2 overtime loss to the Tennessee Titans and caught a healthy eight passes on a team-high 13 targets for 83 yards, so we think he'll end up being just fine to play in a Week 3 road game against the Minnesota Vikings. The 28-year-old could go off for fantasy managers this weekend as the Bolts look to get their first win of the season against a Vikings defense that has been shredded so far by opposing offenses through two weeks.

Sep 20, 2023 8:07 PM EST


Mike Williams Makes Eight Catches In Week 2

Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams made eight catches in a Week 2 overtime loss to the Tennessee Titans. Williams led the team in targets with 13 and ended up tied for the lead in catches with eight. He gained 83 scoreless yards but looked healthy and was a clear top target for quarterback Justin Herbert. With the Chargers unable to get anything going on the ground, Williams and Keenan Allen each caught eight passes. Williams had a good game, but Allen's two touchdown catches separated him from Williams in fantasy scores. Still, Williams looked good and should be a WR3 option with upside most weeks.

Sep 17, 2023 5:03 PM EST


Mike Williams - Week 2 Outlook for Fantasy Football

Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams should have a stronger performance in Week 2. He missed some time in Week 1 while being checked by the Chargers medical team, but ended up with four catches for 45 yards. The Chargers focused on the running game in that matchup, but should throw more often in Week 2 against a weak Titans secondary. Williams is a solid WR3 option with nice upside.

Sep 14, 2023 3:22 PM EST


Mike Williams Works Around An Injury In Week 1

Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams was forced to miss some time in the middle of a Week 1 loss to the Miami Dolphins, but was able to return afterwards and appeared healthy. In total, he caught four passes on five targets, gaining 45 yards. The Chargers offense focused on the run in this one, not leaving much in the air for their pass catchers. Williams will have much bigger games, but he's a WR3 at best until he shows some consistency, despite playing on a strong offense.

Sep 11, 2023 1:42 AM EST


Mike Williams Hopes For A Boom In Week 1

Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams has been a boom-or-bust fantasy asset for most of his career, but he'll look to get the season off with a boom in Week 1 against the Miami Dolphins. The last time Williams played against the Dolphins, he caught six passes for 116 yards and a touchdown, having no trouble against a middling Dolphins defensive secondary. With Justin Herbert under center and other Chargers pass catchers healthy, targets may not come in bunches for Williams, but he should find himself open and will be a serious red zone threat. He settles in as a WR3 in Week 1, but with plenty of upside.

Sep 7, 2023 3:35 PM EST


Healthy and practicing

Williams (back) participated in minicamp and told reporters he's been healthy for months, Jeff Miller of the LA Times reports.

Jun 14, 2023 11:49 PM EST


Expected to miss 2-3 weeks

Further tests have revealed that Williams suffered a small non-surgical fracture in his back and the wideout is now expected to miss two-to-three weeks, per Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com.

Jan 13, 2023 9:46 AM EST


Won't play Saturday

Williams (back) has been ruled out for Saturday night's playoff game against the Jaguars.

Jan 13, 2023 9:16 AM EST


Misses practice, listed as questionable

Williams (back) is listed as questionable for Saturday's playoff opener against the Jaguars.

Jan 12, 2023 1:25 PM EST


Not seen at practice

Williams (back) wasn't spotted during the initial portion of Thursday's practice, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.

Jan 12, 2023 12:16 PM EST


Not spotted at practice

Williams (back) wasn't spotted during the media-access portion of Wednesday's practice, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.

Jan 11, 2023 12:28 PM EST