Tyrell Williams Fantasy Football Outlook & Value 2019

After four season with the Chargers, Tyrell Williams will suit up in Raider black to begin the 2019 campaign. He put up 643 yards last year on 41 receptions, averaging 15.9 yards per catch. He posted 5 TDs which had him tied for 38th in the NFL. His 653 yards put him at 58th and his 41 receptions at 91st. I expect to see Williams get more touches this year, though, as defenses will likely be focusing on Antonio Brown, leaving Williams more open.

Raiders Wire tweeted out the above link to an article that names Williams the “breakout star” of the Raiders OTAs. While not an official title, it certainly sounds good to anyone interested in grabbing Williams for their fantasy team. With everyone focusing on Antonio Brown being with the Raiders, it’s easy for folks to overlook the other big pick-up the Raiders had in Williams. With Williams and Antonio Brown at wideouts, it’ll open up the rest of the field for offensive production. One of the most overlooked parts of having a good WR core is how much more likely role-players are to be heavily involved in an offense.

Tier FPTS 2018 Rating GP SNPS/G TGT REC TGT/G YDS 100+ YDS YDS/REC TD Yahoo PTS/G
3 96.8 85 16 47.6 64 41 4 653 2 15.9 5 7.3

At Lineups we currently have Tyrell Williams listed as WR44 and projected for 643.5 yards on 52.0 receptions. I see this as completely feasible for Williams who may just surpass these predictions. We also have him projected for 4.4 TDs in 2019. However, if he keeps performing at a level worthy of being called a “breakout star” we could see him get some more looks in the red-zone.

I don’t see Williams’ floor being too low this year. You kind of know what you’re going to get with this pick, and that’s a solid WR who’s going to be in the shadow of Antonio Brown. Sure, he’ll get good looks, but he likely won’t be the main focus of any offensive scheme the Raiders put together. With that said, though, you can be assured he’ll get his at least 50 receptions on the year with a good chunk of yardage and a handful of TDs. You can’t ask for much more when it comes to WRs of this caliber being taken later in a draft or having a lower auction value.

Oakland RaidersWilliams’ ceiling is a much more exciting prospect than his floor. While Brown certainly doesn’t seem like the kind of guy who would willingly give up his touches to a WR2, the Raiders could still find a lot of use out of Williams. With the talented receiver core the Raiders have going into the season, chances are Williams is going to inevitably be open many times in a given game.

We currently have Williams at an average draft position of 11.1 which I see as completely fair. His auction value of $3 out of $200 seems like a lowball to me, so I’d hop on that. Williams is a much better take than someone like John Brown who is also valued at $3.

  
After suffering a career ending injury as a high school freshman B-team quarterback, Emmett has completely devoted himself to sports fandom. A Chicago (suburb) native, he is loyal to all his teams. He is currently a junior at Chapman University in Southern California and thoroughly enjoys Microsoft Excel.

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