Tyrell Williams has shown significant upside at times throughout his five-year career, including 1,059 yards for the Chargers back in 2016. Since then, he’s had inconsistent targets and inconsistent results until signing with the Raiders for a big-money deal last offseason. Williams had six touchdowns last season and is a true outside threat, so it’s possible he’ll enter the season as the starter, which should yield at least a high enough floor to be fantasy relevant.
Williams signed that big money deal a year ago – four years, 44.4 million dollars – but Over the Cap shows he can be released as soon as next off-season with zero dead money. That means Williams will very likely be fighting for his roster spot as he tries to recover from a lost season where he was on and off the injury report, missed two games, and wound up with just 651 yards on 42 receptions. He’ll have a lot of competition this year with Nelson Agholor and rookies Henry Ruggs and Bryan Edwards vying for snaps.
2020 Bottom Line
Keep an eye on the depth chart as the season draws closer. If Williams can hold off the youngsters, he will have value at his current, undrafted ADP in most league formats. He’s risky to count on, but he’s one of the few players you can get in the last round of drafts that at least has a shot at the top spot on the depth chart.