Stepping onto the field for the first time in the 2021 season will be wide receiver Mike Williams, who has stamped himself as LAC’s big-play target over the last few season. How will he fare against a Washington team that ranked second in the league in pass-defense just one year ago?
Fantasy Football analysis: Chargers WR Mike Williams
Williams averaged a league-high 20.4 yards per reception in 2019 and followed it up with a strong 2020 campaign in which he averaged 15.8 ypc. Williams’ big-play ability is a perfect complement to the steady consistency of Keenan Allen, and with Justin Herbert projected to make a jump this season, we should see Williams level up as well.
Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation
Receivers like Williams can be boom or bust on the fantasy front but for this Week 1 matchup, he’ll get enough targets from Herbert to make an impact alongside Allen. Williams is a solid FLEX start.