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What to do with Mike Williams, Keenan Allen in Week 9 fantasy football

The Chargers have their two leading receivers mostly healthy, which is a big help against a stout Packers defense. We break down the fantasy football start/sit implications for Keenan Allen and Mike Williams in Week 9.

Vontae Davis of the Buffalo Bills walks away after attempting to stop a touchdown reception by Mike Williams of the Los Angeles Chargers at New Era Field on September 16, 2018 in Orchard Park, New York. Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images

The Los Angeles Chargers are banged up all over the place, but they’re getting some key cogs back to full health. Wide receivers Keenan Allen and Mike Williams have been playing but showing up on the injury report. For Week 9 against the Green Bay Packers, Williams was off the report entirely, and Allen was a full participant Thursday and Friday after a limited Wednesday. Considering the Chargers’ injury issues, this is a positive.

Last week, Allen was a game-time decision heading into the game. He finished with a team-leading ten targets and had seven catches for 53 yards. Williams had three receptions for 69 yards. The numbers weren’t spectacular against the Bears, but this is all a work in progress for a suddenly shaky Chargers squad.

Fantasy football analysis: Chargers WRs Keenan Allen, Mike Williams

The Packers bring a solid defense to the table, but it’s just shaky enough to offer some opportunities for both Allen and Williams. The Packers give up the ninth fewest fantasy points to the wide receiver position, but last week we saw Matt Moore find his wide receivers to put up some decent numbers against them.

Allen has been scuffling the past five weeks. After a monster 13-catch, 183 yard, two touchdown performance in Week 3 that netted 37.1 points in 0.5 PPR leagues, he’s totaled 32.3 fantasy points in Weeks 4-8. At some point it’ll be time to back away, but with improved health, you gotta keep going with him barring some solid clear options elsewhere.

Williams has struggled to get much of anything going this year. His best game as a six-reception, 74-yard performance against the Broncos in Week 4. That’s his only double digit week in 0.5 and full PPR leagues. Unless he starts finding the end zone, it’s hard to justify him in standard leagues.

Start/Sit Recommendation

Keenan Allen: Start
Mike Williams: Start in PPR leagues, sit in standard leagues