Preston Williams
Preston Williams
23-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Miami Dolphins
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Williams got off to a strong start in his first eight games in the league with numbers that prorate to 64 catches for 856 yards and six TDs over 16 games. Unfortunately, he tore his ACL in Week 9, ending his rookie campaign. At 6-5, 218, and running a 4.53 40 at his pro day last spring, Williams has the build, route-running skills, catch radius and athleticism to be the Dolphins' No. 1 receiver. Unfortunately, while he was hurt, 2015 first-round pick DeVante Parker went crazy in the season's second half and firmly established himself as the top dog. Williams expects to be healthy for the start of the year, but he might not return to 100 percent strength until midseason and likely will have to battle for targets behind Parker. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a three-year, $1.76 million contract with the Dolphins in April of 2019.
Inefficient with targets again
WRMiami Dolphins
September 20, 2020
Williams hauled in one of five targets for 26 yards during Sunday's 33-28 loss to the Bills.
ANALYSIS
Among the four targets that Williams failed to secure was a would-be short touchdown despite Ryan Fitzpatrick putting the ball squarely in his hands. Through two contests the second-year pro has just three catches on 12 targets, a dismal ratio even when factoring in that he's faced two of the league's top defenses (Buffalo and New England). Williams will get a solid opportunity to bounce back against Jacksonville's lackluster secondary in Week 3, but the Dolphins could consider decreasing his role on offense if he continues to struggle.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Preston Williams' 2020 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
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
98.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.75
 
% Team Air Yards
40.2%
 
% Team Targets
23.3%
 
Avg Depth of Target
14.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
28.6%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
3.0
 
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46
33
23
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Bills pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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Sunday, Sep 20th at 1:00PM
Overall QB Rating Against
49.0
 
Cornerbacks
53.8
 
Safeties
81.3
 
Linebackers
44.8
 
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2019 Fantasy Outlook
An underwhelming pro day and a 2017 off-field incident led to Williams being passed on in the 2018 NFL Draft despite having compiled a 96-1345-14 receiving line during his sole season at CSU. The Dolphins' wideout room remains nebulous at best behind DeVante Parker, Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson, giving Williams a chance to make the 53-man roster. While he could require time to develop at the NFL level, Williams has made a strong push for snaps throughout training camp and appears on track to surpass the likes of Brice Butler, Jakeem Grant and Isaiah Ford on the depth chart.
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Quiet in opener
WRMiami Dolphins
September 13, 2020
Williams hauled in two of seven targets for 41 yards during Sunday's 21-11 loss to the Patriots.
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Ready for opener
WRMiami Dolphins
September 11, 2020
Williams (knee) was a full participant in Friday's practice and does not have an injury designation for Sunday's season opener against the Patriots, Josh Tolentino of The Athletic reports.
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Suits up for Friday's practice
WRMiami Dolphins
Knee - ACL
September 11, 2020
Williams (knee) participated in Friday's practice, Josh Tolentino of The Athletic reports.
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Gets in limited work Thursday
WRMiami Dolphins
Knee - ACL
September 10, 2020
The Dolphins listed Williams (knee) as a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Josh Tolentino of The Athletic reports.
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Limited in practice
WRMiami Dolphins
Knee
September 9, 2020
Williams (knee) was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice, Hal Habib of The Palm Beach Post reports.
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