Mike Williams is shaping up to be a true game-time decision ahead of Week 15’s Thursday Night Football clash in Las Vegas. The Chargers receiver is dealing with a back injury that kept him out almost all of last week, but if he’s active against the Raiders, many fantasy owners will want to start him. Getting the latest updates will be important ahead of your first start ’em, sit ’em decision of the week.
We’ll continue to update this post with news on Williams up until the active/inactive report comes out on Thursday at about 6:50 p.m. ET. For all the latest fantasy updates, follow us on Twitter @SN_Fantasy.
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Is Mike Williams playing on Thursday night?
UPDATE: ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Thursday afternoon that Williams is unlikely to play against the Raiders.
Williams (back) missed almost all of last week’s game, but he was limited in practice the past two days and appears to be truly “questionable” ahead of Thursday’s game in Vegas.
If Williams is active, he’s a decent WR3 option against the Raiders’ 25th-ranked pass defense. When these teams met in Week 9, Williams caught five-of-seven targets for 81 yards. He hasn’t done much in his past two full games, but his targets have been fairly consistent, so he remains in play in favorable matchups.
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If Williams is out (and fellow “questionable” WR Keenan Allen is in), Tyron Johnson would likely step up and see more targets like last week (six catches, seven targets, 55 yards, TD). He would be a WR3/flex option, while Jalen Guyton could be in play as a boom-or-bust flex in deep leagues.