Mike Williams Injury Update Week 14: Ankle Injury Has Him Limited in Practice

We have the latest on Chargers' wide receiver Mike Williams's injury update as he deals with an ankle ailment. Will Williams play in Week 14 against Miami?

Entering Week 14’s slate of games, fantasy football managers are seeing a familiar face on the injury report: Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams. In Week 11, Williams aggravated an ankle injury that was originally suffered in Week 7. He was a limited participant in practice on Wednesday.

We have the latest injury update on Williams and a breakdown of whether you should put him into your lineup if he’s active in Week 14.

Mike Williams Injury Update

Update: Mike Williams was a full participant in practice on Thursday. He is on track to play in Week 14, barring a setback.

Should You Start Mike Williams in Week 14?

If Williams is active, then he is a strong play option. But hopefully, we’ll be given some clarity on his role. If we’re not sure, I wouldn’t chance starting Williams in your fantasy lineup unless you truly need a high-variance playmaker and you can stomach potentially getting zero points in return.

If you need consistency in points, then I would look to adding teammate Joshua Palmer or DeAndre Carter. It’s possible one or both of these players outperform Williams even if he’s on the field all game. Betting on Williams to be on the field and make an impact is a thrilling proposition that many fantasy managers have been burned by.

Williams is ranked as the WR19 and No. 76 overall player in our PPR fantasy football rankings. His upside is excellent, but his floor is as low as zero.

The Dolphins have an average defense against wide receivers, giving up 32.7 fantasy points per game. Allowing an average of 12.3 receptions for 151.9 yards and 0.67 touchdowns, Miami is absolutely vulnerable to an especially big play threat like Williams.

Williams is such an attractive option for every fantasy manager when healthy because he is such a game-breaker. Even with Xavien Howard and talented safeties, it’s hard to bet against Williams making big plays against Miami. He’s a roller coaster experience, as likely to produce 10 yards as he is 110. That’s simply the risk that comes with Williams, as injuries and inconsistency are why he hasn’t established himself as a top-10 fantasy receiver each year.

I would recommend starting Williams if he’s active this week. He has too high of an upside to sit, and we play to win, not to start players who average six points per game. Be sure to check back every day to get the latest on his injury updates.

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