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Tyrell Williams finishes with 30 receiving yards in Week 1 NFL preseason

Detroit Lions wide receiver Tyrell Williams saw four targets in Week 1 of the NFL preseason. We recap his performance.

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Jared Goff went to wide receiver Tyrell Williams a decent amount as both players made their debut with the Detroit Lions in Friday night’s 16-15 loss to the Buffalo Bills. The two connected on a 20-yard gain toward the sideline early in the game for Goff’s longest completion of the game.

Stats

Williams saw four passes go his way on Friday night and finished with two receptions for 30 yards.

Analysis

Detroit has one of the least proven wide receiver corps in the entire NFL, and they had a few pass catchers out, including Quintez Cephus and Breshad Perriman. This set up for a chance for Williams to develop an in-game chemistry with Goff. It’s tough to know what to take away from a preseason game, but this was at least promising for Williams.

Fantasy implications

Trusting a Lions wide receiver is pretty difficult at this point. While some teams will have three receivers taken, many fantasy drafts will go without a single Detroit wideout selected. If we’re picking one, it’s likely going to be Williams. He did not play at all last season, and he should be taking advantage of extra time with Goff with the Lions other top pass catchers recovering from injuries. He is worthy of a late-round pick but if not, there’s a good chance you can pick him up as a free agent in a standard league.