Maxx Williams
24-Year-Old Tight EndTE
2018 Fantasy Outlook
The 2015 second-rounder finds himself firmly on the roster bubble after the Ravens spent first- and third-round picks on tight ends Hayden Hurst and Mark Andrews. Williams was billed as an athletic pass catcher in the same vein as Hurst and Andrews coming out of Minnesota, but a serious knee injury washed out his 2016 season and he hardly saw the field in 2018. Nick Boyle is a near lock to make the roster thanks to his standout blocking ability, and the draft picks will both be getting their shots as well, which leaves Williams at the mercy of the Ravens' numbers game in terms of roster spots. If the Ravens do keep Williams, that will mean four tight ends on the 53-man roster. And in that scenario, Williams would be the No. 4 tight end. With that, it's tough to envision Williams carving out much of a role this season, even after Hurst suffered a foot injury in late August. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $4.05 million contract with the Ravens in May of 2015.
Minor role in contract year
TEBaltimore Ravens
January 4, 2019
Williams appeared in 13 games in 2018, recording 16 catches for 143 yards and a touchdown on 17 targets.
ANALYSIS
The Minnesota product was more effective in 2018 compared to his 2017 season, but the writing was on the wall for Williams when Baltimore spent two high draft picks on tight ends this past April. Williams did produce when given the opportunity, as evidenced by his 8.4 YPT mark and 94 percent catch rate, but the chances were hardly there on a consistent basis. Provided that the Ravens don't re-sign Williams, he should draw some interest in free agency, because he does have tools that aren't always easy to find on the open market. Williams was a solid athlete coming out of college who has since developed into a reliable receiver and blocker. However, some of his athleticism may have tailed off after a major knee injury cost him much of the 2016 season. Still, he'll be entering his age-25 season in 2019 and won't be out of a job long if the Ravens opt to turn the page with Mark Andrews and Hayden Hurst.
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How do Maxx Williams' 2018 advanced stats compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
3.5
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.12
 
% Team Air Yards
1.0%
 
% Team Targets
3.2%
 
Avg Depth of Target
2.6 Yds
 
Catch Rate
94.1%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
6.1
 
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How often does Maxx Williams run a route when on the field for a pass play?
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82 routes   17 targets
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Maxx Williams' measurables compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 4"
 
Weight
252 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.78 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.37 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.30 sec
 
Vertical Jump
34.5 in
 
Broad Jump
117 in
 
Bench Press
17 reps
 
Hand Length
10.38 in
 
Arm Length
33.50 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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The former second-round pick has been something of a disappointment to this point in his career, with 32 catches over 18 games. That said, a knee injury cost him 12 games last season, so it'd be unfair to write off Williams after two incomplete campaigns. He probably won't be an option for run-first situations, but the Ravens could use him as a part-time weapon in the passing game, with Ben Watson and/or Nick Boyle handling most of the blocking work. Baltimore's tight end depth chart thinned out considerably when Dennis Pitta and Crockett Gillmore suffered season-ending injuries this summer. Watson and Boyle represent the main competition for snaps.
Williams entered last season with a bit of optimism, as the team's lack of quality receivers seemed to open the door for the first tight end selected in the draft. Alas, he lost the starting job in training camp to Crockett Gillmore and never factored into the offense much, even in the six games Gillmore missed to injury. At 6-4, 250, Williams might have at least grabbed some goal-line looks, but even there he rarely had his number called – just four red-zone targets, three inside the 10, no TDs. Even if Gillmore is used more as blocker this season, Williams still has to fend off free-agent signee Ben Watson, who had 74 receptions last year for the Saints. The Ravens also added Mike Wallace to the wideout mix, and WR Breshad Perriman, who missed all of his rookie season with a knee injury, should be healthy.
The first tight end selected in the 2015 NFL Draft, Williams surprisingly slipped to late in the second round, probably because of his 4.78 40-yard dash time. His other combine numbers were good, and he's the most polished receiver among rookie tight ends. While he profiles as an eventual starter and serious pass-catching threat, Williams did land with a team that has some other options at this position. However, 2014 third-rounder Crockett Gillmore is more of a blocker, while Dennis Pitta (hip) may be forced into retirement by a second serious hip injury in the last two years. Also working in Williams' favor is the fact that the Ravens have some serious uncertainty at wide receiver, potentially opening up more target opportunities during his rookie campaign. Gillmore locked down the starting job with a strong training camp, but Williams is still expected to have a role in two-tight end formations and on passing downs.
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Quiet in win
TEBaltimore Ravens
December 18, 2018
Williams caught one of his two targets from Sunday's 20-12 win over the Buccaneers for a six-yard gain.
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Scores touchdown in Kansas City
TEBaltimore Ravens
December 11, 2018
Williams caught his lone target, a 10-yard touchdown pass, during Sunday's 27-24 loss to Kansas City.
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Absent from injury report
TEBaltimore Ravens
December 5, 2018
Williams (shoulder) is absent from Wednesday's injury report.
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Nursing stinger
TEBaltimore Ravens
Shoulder
December 2, 2018
Williams suffered a stinger during Sunday's game against the Falcons.
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Healthy scratch Sunday
TEBaltimore Ravens
Coach's Decision
November 4, 2018
Williams (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game versus the Steelers, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.
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