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Mike Williams

#2 WR,


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177 FPTS

RANK: 32


226 FPTS

RANK: 23


28 yrs


6'4'' / 218 lbs



3yr Ave1518532nd10158968516.69

Restructures contract for cap room

Latest Headline: Published 2023-03-09

Williams (back) agreed to restructure his contract Thursday, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports.

The Chargers needed cap relief, and the restructures of Williams and Keenan Allen provided it. Williams' salary conversion creates $5.46 million in 2023 cap space for Los Angeles. Williams was injured in a Week 18 loss to Denver and missed his team's playoff game against the Jaguars but should be healthy now.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022


Weekly Stats 2022

Fantasy PointsBettingReceiving StatsRoutes Run
1 LV Outdoor 85° 3.0 98th 1.50-3.552.5421005.01533%00012%10%0%86%
2 @KC Outdoor 82° 25.3 8th
3 JAC Outdoor 81° 8.5 54th 8.50-6.045.56115115.01500%10015%11%0%89%
4 @HOU Dome 78° 19.0 13th 2.71-5.545.5117120017.18100%52130%19%0%82%
5 @CLE Outdoor 58° 23.4 9th 2.34-1.547.51310134013.4850%62039%10%0%90%
6 DEN Outdoor 69° 3.7 66th 1.85-3.545.5621708.5630%00011%17%0%83%
7 SEA Outdoor 73° 21.6 7th 3.09-5.051.59786112.3570%61018%11%0%89%
11 KC Outdoor 69° 2.5 83rd 2.505.050.51115015.01500%1003%0%0%100%
14 MIA Outdoor 57° 23.6 5th 3.933.552.566116119.31460%42113%14%0%87%
15 TEN Outdoor 66° 10.7 41st 2.68-3.045.58467016.81520%21021%16%0%84%
16 @IND Dome 22° 11.6 34th 2.90-3.546.54476019.09110%41013%10%0%90%
17 LA Outdoor 62° 16.4 15th 2.34-6.540.510794013.4940%41032%10%0%90%
18 @DEN Outdoor 43° 7.2 55th 1.806.540.5543208.0440%10011%16%0%84%

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsReceiving Averages
Home Outdoor 25 220.41.74126th6.33.6520.414.48.95.54%
Away Outdoor 14 121.11.9652nd7.75.0760.415.111.93.28%
Away Dome 3 26.62.1941st9.05.3831.015.611.34.30%
Away Retractable Dome 2 27.72.0429th7.55.5980.

Career Stats by Season: 2005 to 2022

Fantasy PointsReceiving StatsRoutes Run
2005 21 DET 14 4 66 92nd-29350112.1---1730----
2006 22 DET 8 2 24 120th-899112.4---520-66%0%34%
2007 23 TEN 2 0 0 198th-0000.0---000-3%0%97%
2010 26 SEA 14 13 152 40th11065751211.6837%298121%10%0%89%
2011 27 SEA 12 10 48 118th3818236113.110310%10218%6%0%94%
2012 25 TB 16 16 218 18th12663996915.811510%3617423%8%1%91%
2013 26 TB 6 5 56 106th402221629.8738%10108%11%0%88%
2014 27 BUF 9 0 28 127th198142117.813420%3213%11%1%89%
2017 23 LAC 10 1 21 139th23119508.68115%3104%16%0%83%
2018 24 LAC 16 5 180 30th66436641015.41334%2911113%23%2%75%
2019 25 LAC 15 15 161 40th90491,001220.41748%4117316%28%0%72%
2020 26 LAC 15 11 154 95th8548756515.81236%3013114%17%0%84%
2021 27 LAC 16 14 247 12th129761,146915.11057%4117220%14%0%86%
2022 28 LAC 13 13 177 32nd9363895414.2952%3811214%13%0%86%
Yards ball travels in the "Air" per completion. "YAC" is average yards gained after catch. "Drop"ped pass rate. "Share" of team passing targets.

Has chance to play in second round

Latest Headline: Published 2023-01-14

Williams (back), who won't play in Saturday's wild-card game at Jacksonville, has "an outside shot" to return in the divisional round if the Chargers advance in the postseason, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Williams was forced out of the Chargers' Week 18 contest at Denver with a back injury, which initially was termed a contusion. He wasn't able to practice Tuesday through Thursday and eventually was ruled out for the first round of the playoffs Friday. At that point, Williams underwent additional testing on his back, and it was revealed that he had a transverse process fracture, which was expected to keep him sidelined for 2-to-3 weeks, according to Lindsey Thiry of While L.A. must win Saturday for Williams to have a chance to play again this season, there seems to be at least a glimmer of hope that he'll miss just one game as a result of his current health concern.

Expected to miss 2-3 weeks

Latest Headline: Published 2023-01-13

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

The Chargers had already downgraded Williams to out for Saturday night's playoff opener against the Jaguars, and it appears he'll miss time beyond this weekend if his team advances. Joshua Palmer and DeAndre Carter should get most of the wideout snaps for Los Angeles alongside Keenan Allen on Saturday and perhaps beyond.

Won't play Saturday

Latest Headline: Published 2023-01-13

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

The report notes that the wideout, who was previously listed as questionable by the Chargers, will remain in Los Angeles to continue receiving treatment for his back injury. In Williams' looming absence, look for Joshua Palmer and DeAndre Carter to see added snaps in the team's postseason opener alongside Keenan Allen.

Misses practice, listed as questionable

Latest Headline: Published 2023-01-12

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

Though Williams didn't practice again Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network relays that the Chargers plan to give the wideout up to game time before a determination is made on his availability for Saturday night's 8:15 p.m. ET kickoff. If Williams ends up out or limited versus Jacksonville, however, Joshua Palmer and DeAndre Carter would be candidates to see added snaps alongside Keenan Allen.

Not seen at practice

Latest Headline: Published 2023-01-12

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

Williams logged DNP listings both Tuesday and Wednesday, and the wideout's absence from the early stages of Thursday's session suggests that he's no lock to be available for Saturday's playoff opener against the Jaguars. The Chargers' upcoming injury report is in line to add further context to Williams' status for the contest.

Not spotted at practice

Latest Headline: Published 2023-01-11

Williams (back) isn't participating in Wednesday's practice, Lindsey Thiry of reports.

Williams failed to take the field for Tuesday's walk-though session, so what the wideout is able to do during Thursday's practice should be telling with regard to his chances of suiting up for Saturday's wild-card game against the Jaguars. On Monday, head coach Brandon Staley noted that Williams, who sustained a back contusion in Week 18, is expected to practice at some point this week before the Chargers take on Jacksonville.

Sits out practice Tuesday

Latest Headline: Published 2023-01-10

Williams (back) didn't participate in Tuesday's walk-through practice.

Though he required assistance off the field when he exited this past Sunday's loss to the Broncos, Williams appears to have avoided a serious injury. Williams was diagnosed Monday with a bruise on the left side of his lower back, and though he missed the Chargers' first practice of the week as a result, head coach Brandon Staley doesn't believe the wideout is in danger of missing Saturday's wild-card game in Jacksonville. According to Nick Cothrel of, Staley reiterated Tuesday that Williams is day-to-day and is expected to practice at some point Wednesday and/or Thursday, which will clear up any lingering doubt about his status heading into the weekend.

Gets positive news

Latest Headline: Published 2023-01-09

Head coach Brandon Staley said an MRI revealed that Williams has a back contusion, and the coach expects the wideout to practice at some point ahead of Saturday's matchup with Jacksonville, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.

Even though the result of Week 18 had no impact on the Chargers' playoff seed, Williams, along with the majority of the team's starters, played deep into Sunday's loss to the Broncos. Williams caught four of five targets for 32 yards before exiting with a back issue, but he appears to have avoided a significant injury and will have a chance to play in the wild-card round. Further clarity on his status likely won't come until later in the week.

Evaluation coming Monday

Latest Headline: Published 2023-01-09

Williams is scheduled to undergo further evaluation Monday after exiting Sunday's 31-28 loss to the Broncos with an injury to the left side of his lower back, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.

Even though the Chargers were locked in as the No. 5 seed in the AFC playoffs prior to kickoff, head coach Brandon Staley chose to have most of the team's key starters play in the regular-season finale in an effort to stay sharp for the wild-card round. The decision came at the cost of Williams sustaining the back injury in the second quarter, with the wideout requiring assistance to get off the field before being carted to the locker room. Fortunately for Williams and the Chargers, initial X-rays returned negative, and the early expectation is that the 28-year-old will be available for Saturday's wild-card game in Jacksonville. Monday's evaluation should shed further light on Williams' condition, and even if he ultimately gets the green light to play this weekend, his practice reps could be managed while he nurses the injury. Williams finished the regular season with 63 catches for 895 yards and four touchdowns on 93 targets over 13 appearances.

Injures back versus Broncos

Latest Headline: Published 2023-01-08

Williams (back) required assistance to get from the locker room to the bus after Sunday's 31-28 loss to the Broncos, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.

Williams exited the season finale due to a back injury that appears to be hampering his ability to walk. Hopes that the wide receiver's early exit was precautionary are fading, and Williams will need to heal quickly to be available for the Chargers' wild-card matchup with Jacksonville next Saturday. Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, X-rays on Williams' back were negative, but Williams will undergo further testing Monday.

Hurts back Sunday

Latest Headline: Published 2023-01-08

Williams was forced out of Sunday's game against the Broncos with a back injury.

With the Chargers locked into the No. 5 playoff seed in the AFC, chances are Williams' day is over. Prior to his exit, the wideout caught four of his five targets for 32 yards. In his absence, the team's available WR options are Keenan Allen, Joshua Palmer and DeAndre Carter.

Commands 10 targets

Latest Headline: Published 2023-01-01

Williams recorded seven receptions on 10 targets for 94 yards in Sunday's 31-10 win over the Rams.

Williams had been reliant upon big plays while commanding limited targets in three weeks since his return from an ankle injury entering Sunday's game. However, he managed more targets than Keenan Allen in Sunday's blowout win and also managed several long gains of 26, 19 and 18 yards. While he's found the end zone only once, Williams has 353 yards combined across his last four games.