Mike Williams

Los Angeles Chargers
Wide Receiver #81
Los Angeles Chargers
Wide Receiver #81
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Won't play Sunday

Williams (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Cardinals.

Analysis: After suffering a setback with his ankle in his return to action in Week 11, Williams will sit this one out and target a potential return to the lineup in Week 13 against the Raiders. In his absence this weekend, look for Keenan Allen and Joshua Palmer to head the Chargers' wideout corps versus Arizona, with DeAndre Carter also in line to see added opportunities in the team's passing attack.

Nov 25, 2022 1:15 PM EST


Still not practicing

Williams (ankle) wasn't spotted at practice Friday, Eric Smith of the Chargers' official site reports.

Analysis: Williams didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday, so his apparent absence from Friday's session has the wideout trending toward missing Sunday's game against the Cardinals. If Williams is ruled out for the contest later Friday, the stage would be set for Joshua Palmer and DeAndre Carter to see expanded opportunities at wide receiver this weekend alongside Keenan Allen.

Nov 25, 2022 12:03 PM EST



Misses another practice

Williams (ankle) remained sidelined at practice Thursday.

Analysis: Williams also missed Wednesday's session, so he'll presumably need to practice in some fashion Friday in order to play Sunday against the Cardinals. If Williams ends up being ruled out for the contest, Joshua Palmer and DeAndre Carter would be in line to see expanded opportunities at wide receiver alongside Keenan Allen in Week 12.

Nov 24, 2022 2:14 PM EST


Listed as non-participant at practice

Williams (ankle) didn't practice Wednesday.

Analysis: Previous reports indicated that Williams was in line to log a limited practice, but ultimately the wideout was officially listed as a non-participant Wednesday. Per Eric Smith of the Chargers' official site, coach Brandon Staley noted Monday that the ankle re-aggravation Williams sustained in Week 11 was "not a significant re-injury," but following Wednesday's absence, Williams' status will need to be monitored closely ahead of Sunday's game against the Cardinals. If he's limited or out this weekend, Joshua Palmer and DeAndre Carter would be in line to see added snaps versus Arizona alongside Keenan Allen.

Nov 23, 2022 3:51 PM EST


Limited practice on tap

Williams (ankle) is slated to log a limited practice Wednesday, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: The report notes that coach Brandon Staley indicated that Williams, who was limited to just six snaps in this past Sunday's loss to the Chiefs after aggravating his previous ankle injury, has a chance to play this weekend against the Cardinals. If, however, Williams is unavailable versus Arizona, Joshua Palmer and DeAndre Carter would be in line to see added wideout snaps in Week 12 alongside Keenan Allen.

Nov 23, 2022 12:53 PM EST



Ankle aggravation downplayed

Coach Brandon Staley indicated Monday that Williams "kind of had a re-aggravation" of his previous ankle issue Sunday night against the Chiefs, but added that it was "not a significant re-injury," Eric Smith of the Chargers' official site reports.

Analysis: In his first game action since Week 7, Williams lasted just six snaps before exiting Sunday's contest, but it looks like he may not miss further time. Staley noted Monday that the Chargers are going to "find out a lot more in the next couple of days about (the wideout's) possibilities for Wednesday's practice." With Williams limited versus Kansas City, Joshua Palmer and DeAndre Carter logged added Week 11 snaps alongside Keenan Allen, with Palmer leading Los Angeles' WR corps with eight catches (on 10 targets) for 106 yards and two TDs.

Nov 21, 2022 3:19 PM EST


Won't return after ankle injury

Williams (ankle) has been downgraded to out for the remainder of Sunday's game against the Chiefs.

Analysis: Williams hurt his ankle in the first half, likely aggravating an injury that had sidelined him since Week 7. His return was originally deemed questionable, but the wide receiver was ruled out at halftime. Williams will look to heal up before the Chargers travel to Arizona in Week 12.

Nov 20, 2022 7:20 PM EST


Re-injures ankle on SNF

Williams (ankle) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Chiefs.

Analysis: Williams got up limping after making a tiptoeing catch along the sideline in the first half, so it's likely that he aggravated his ankle injury on that play. He had been out since spraining his ankle in Week 7. That sideline grab went for a gain of 15 on Williams' only target prior to his exit.

Nov 20, 2022 6:28 PM EST


Returns to lineup Sunday

Williams (ankle) is listed as active for Sunday night's game against the Chiefs.

Analysis: Also in uniform is Keenan Allen (hamstring), with the Chargers' top two wideouts making their first appearances in a game since Week 7. According to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN, Williams is expected to log a full workload in the contest, while Allen could be on something of a pitch count that may be in the range of 30-35 snaps. Prior to suffering his ankle injury, Williams made a fantasy mark by racking up 37 catches (on 59 targets) for a team-high 495 receiving yards and three TDs in seven contests. Now that Allen and Williams are both back in the mix, Joshua Palmer and DeAndre Carter figure to return to lesser roles in Los Angeles' passing attack.

Nov 20, 2022 3:57 PM EST


In line for typical snap count

Williams (ankle), who is slated to play Sunday versus the Chiefs, is expected to handle a normal workload, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: With the help of a Week 8 bye, Williams is in line to miss just two games as a result of a high right-ankle sprain suffered back in Week 7. In the first six contests of the campaign, he hovered between 84 and 94 percent of the offensive snaps, which seemingly can be expected of the sixth-year pro Sunday. At the same time, fellow wide receiver Keenan Allen (hamstring) likely will be under a pitch count, so the pecking order at the position may be Williams, Allen and DeAndre Carter.

Nov 20, 2022 10:35 AM EST


Expected to play Sunday

Williams (ankle) is officially listed as questionable, but he's expected to play Sunday against the Chiefs, Jordan Schultz of TheScore.com reports.

Analysis: Williams is on track to play for the first time since Week 7 due to an ankle injury, but fantasy managers should still confirm his status before locking him into lineups. Unfortunately, the Chargers don't play until 8:20 p.m. ET, so if Williams is a surprise scratch, there'll be few replacement options available.

Nov 19, 2022 4:01 PM EST


Listed as questionable for Sunday

Williams (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday night's game against the Chiefs after practicing fully Friday.

Analysis: The same applies to Keenan Allen (hamstring), with both pass catchers trending in the right direction ahead of Sunday night's 8:20 ET kickoff. Per Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com, Williams feels good to go in Week 11, but given his official 'questionable' designation, the wideout's status will need to be verified once the Chargers' inactives are posted. Ideally, added context with regard to both Williams and Allen will surface ahead of the first wave of games this weekend, but at this stage things appear to be looking up Williams, who last suited up in Week 7.

Nov 18, 2022 2:06 PM EST


Logs another limited practice

Williams (ankle) remained limited at practice Thursday.

Analysis: The same goes for Keenan Allen (hamstring) and DeAndre Carter (ribs), with Friday's final injury report set to further context with regard to the trio's Week 11 status. Williams, who was also limited Wednesday, ran routes at practice Thursday, per Daniel Popper of The Athletic, but at this stage the wideout's status for Sunday night's 8:20 ET contest against the Chiefs remains unclear.

Nov 17, 2022 4:00 PM EST


Back at practice

Williams (ankle) returned to a limited practice Wednesday.

Analysis: As did Keenan Allen (hamstring), which sets the stage for the Chargers' top two wideouts to potentially return to action Sunday night against the Chiefs. Per Lindsey Thiry of ESPN Williams, who suffered a right high ankle sprain in Week 7, indicated that he's "feeling a lot better" at this stage, but he'll presumably need to practice in full by Friday in order to avoid a Week 11 injury designation.

Nov 16, 2022 3:45 PM EST


Expected to practice this week

Coach Brandon Staley said Monday that Williams (ankle) is slated to return to practice this week, Jeff Miller of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Analysis: Williams hasn't played since Week 7 due to a high right-ankle sprain, but the Chargers' Week 8 bye means he's missed just two games as a result of the health concern. Williams and Keenan Allen (hamstring) are in line to get back on the practice field, but it's unclear if they'll make enough progress to be able to suit up Sunday versus the Chiefs. Wednesday's injury report will reveal how much work, if any, Williams handled in the first session of Week 11 prep.

Nov 14, 2022 4:23 PM EST


Could practice next week

Williams (ankle) has been officially ruled out for Sunday night's game against the 49ers.

Analysis: Keenan Allen (hamstring) was also ruled out for the contest, which leaves Joshua Palmer, DeAndre Carter and Michael Bandy in line to lead the Chargers' Week 10 wideout corps. On the plus side, Daniel Popper of The Athletic relays that coach Brandon Staley indicated that there's a "good chance" Williams will be able to practice in some capacity next week.

Nov 11, 2022 1:49 PM EST


Week-to-week

Chargers coach Brandon Staley said Wednesday he considers Williams (ankle) to be "more like week-to-week."

Analysis: Staley said Williams is progressing, though still not practicing, now two and a half weeks removed from suffering a high ankle sprain. Keenan Allen (hamstring) is among the group of Chargers that Staley labelled day-to-day, but Allen isn't expected to practice at the beginning of the week as the team prepares for a Sunday night matchup with San Francisco. Williams will be out again, but he might have a shot for Week 11 vs. Kansas City or Week 12 at Arizona.

Nov 9, 2022 2:59 PM EST


Ruled out for Week 9

Williams (ankle) and Keenan Allen (hamstring) will both miss Sunday's game against the Falcons, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Though the Chargers were on bye last week, both of the team's top wideouts will be unavailable Sunday. It's unclear when Williams, who is dealing with a high ankle sprain, might return to action, but with Allen also sidelined, Joshua Palmer figures to serve as the team's top WR target in Week 9, with DeAndre Carter (illness/questionable) a candidate to see added work if he plays this weekend, while Michael Bandy and Jason Moore are on hand in reserve.

Nov 4, 2022 2:42 PM EST


Likely out at least four weeks

The Chargers expect Williams (ankle) to miss a minimum of four weeks, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: The wideout thus stands to miss multiple games despite suffering his high-ankle sprain right before a Week 8 bye. The Chargers also have WRs Keenan Allen (hamstring) and Joshua Palmer (concussion) banged up at the moment, and they've already lost Jalen Guyton to an ACL tear. Given the timeline mentioned above, Williams could be placed on injured reserve soon.

Oct 26, 2022 11:12 AM EST


Recovery timetable TBD

Coach Brandon Staley declined to speculate on how much time Williams might miss with his ankle injury, Jeff Miller of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Analysis: The Chargers are on bye in Week 8, which gives the team some time to evaluate the wideout ahead of a Nov. 6 contest against the Falcons, but at this stage, Daniel Popper of The Athletic relays via Staley that Williams seems likely to miss "weeks not days" with his ankle sprain. If that's the case, added WR snaps will be available for Joshua Palmer (assuming he returns from a concussion that sidelined him Sunday) and DeAndre Carter alongside Keenan Allen.

Oct 24, 2022 3:06 PM EST


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