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News: 1 day agoThough Williams (ankle) wasn't practicing Thursday, he was spotted off to the side working with Chargers' Director of Sports Performance Anthony Lomando, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.
Spin: The wideout, who was inactive for the team's Week 12 win over the Cardinals, thus has one more opportunity to participate in practice ahead of Sunday's game against the Raiders. If, however, Williams remains sidelined for a second straight contest, DeAndre Carter and Joshua Palmer would continue to to see expanded pass-catching roles alongside Keenan Allen.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Williams enters 2022 fresh off a breakout campaign in which he posted his first-career top-30 fantasy campaign (12th), which landed him a pricey offseason contract extension. Williams saw more high-percentage targets last season, but still ranked among the top 15 receivers in yards per reception and end zone targets for the fourth consecutive season. One concern is that, after a hot start, Williams reverted to his pre-2021 usage and production. During Weeks 1-5, he had a 26% target share and was the No. 2 fantasy WR. After that, he saw a 19% share and was WR25. In total, he had eight top-20 fantasy outings, but was 40th or worse in his other eight games. Of course, Williams is one of standout QB Justin Herbert's top two targets in one of the league's best offenses. That keeps him in the WR2 discussion.