Terrance Williams
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By Chris Zolli, Cowboys Correspondent, Tue, Oct 21st 11:29am EDT

Terrance Williams continues to be the receiver that the quaterback looks to when he feels that he is out of options. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Terrance Williams had two potentially game changing catches against Seattle in Week 6 and while he only had one catch in Week 7 it was a huge play. Tony Romo thought that the play was broken and scrambled to find Williams open in the endzone for a 18 yard touchdown that tied the game at 14 right before halftime. This marked the sixth touchdown for Williams on the season, tied for fourth in the NFL. Most importantly for fantasy purposes, only Julius Thomas and Daniel Fells have a greater touchdown to reception ratio than Williams' 31.5%; this information, as well as a nearly 18 yard per catch average, is clear evidence that quarterback Tony Romo looks to him for impact plays. A big worry for a player like Williams is that he does not catch a lot of balls, only has caught five or more passes three times in his career, and he has only caught 60% of targeted passes over his two year career. A lot of the low target rate comes from the fact that Williams runs a lot of fly and go routes that are either caught or overthrown, but a lack of consistent catches is still alarming. With Williams, you have to accept that his value comes from catching touchdown passes and if he does not catch touchdowns he will be a single digit fantasy performer. The best way to have a player like Williams in your weekly starting lineup is if you have a stable option at wide receiver to pair him with.

By Chris Zolli, Cowboys Correspondent, Tue, Oct 14th 12:44pm EDT

Terrance Williams may have only had two catches against the Seahawks but the two catches were instrumental in the Cowboys' 30-23 win. (Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram)

Fantasy Impact: As the season has progressed, Terrance Williams' impact has been much greater. Tony Romo has looked to Williams in critical times and that was never more apparently than on a third and 20 play on Sunday. Romo needed a big play and Williams delivered with a sideline straddling 23 yard reception. Fantasy owners may not love that Williams only had 2 catches but the 70 yards that Williams had shows that Romo will look to Williams for the big play. Williams' first catch was a 47 yard catch down the right sideline after the Seahawks took a 20-17, again showing that when the Cowboys needed to gain momentium they looked to Williams. As long as Romo looks to Williams for game changing plays, starting him at WR2/Flex would still be a wise decision.

By Chris Zolli, Cowboys Correspondent, Mon, Oct 6th 2:14pm EDT

Terrance Williams caught his team-high fifth touchdown catch in the Cowboys' 20-17 win. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Terrance Williams, in his second year, has found a true niche in the Cowboys offense as a deep threat. This makes him valuable to both the Cowboys and fantasy owners alike. As the Cowboys move to a more run based offense, they need a player that will stretch the defense as teams load up the box to stop DeMarco Murray and the league leading rushing attack. Williams, who averages 15.6 yards per catch, is the perfect player to fit that need for the Cowboys. Fantasy owners also like Williams because he is tied for third in the NFL with five touchdown receptions. As noted in the article, though, Williams is still raw and makes critical mistakes like the drop at the 2 yard line yesterday that would have been an easy touchdown. As he continues to develop, fantasy owners will look to add Williams as a flex/WR2 option. For those that look at WIlliams as a must add player, remember that he had a very strong five week run last year within a strong yet unspectacular rookie season.

By Chris Zolli, Cowboys Correspondent, Mon, Sep 29th 11:58am EDT

Terrance Williams led the Cowboys with six catches, two for touchdowns, and 77 yards in a 38-17 win over the Saints. (Source: Dallas Morning News)

Fantasy Impact: Williams, who only had eight catches for 102 yards and two touchdowns in the first three weeks, was a pleasant surprise for the Cowboys in a well earned victory. Williams is very explosive, as evident by nearly 16 yards per catch in his 20 game NFL career, but he needs to be more consistant to be a solid part of the Cowboys offense. Dez Bryant and Jason Witten are the top two options for Tony Romo in the passing game and the Cowboys are trying to move moreso to their running game so Williams needs to make the most out of his opportunities like last night's. In standard leagues, Williams was in double digit fantasy points for three of four weeks in the middle of the 2013 season (Weeks 5, 7, and 8) and this is his first double digit fantasy week of the 2014 season. The six catches for Williams last night are tied for the second most he has had in his career thus far and this was his first game with multiple touchdown catches. A telling statement for Williams as a receiver, and the Cowboys as a team, is that his longest reception over four games was a 23 yard reception last night after he had 3 catches of over 50 yards last year. His average yards per catch is 12.8 this year after posting a 16.7 average last year; most of his value came from this explosiveness so Williams' owners need to adapt to the changes for the Cowboys. As the Cowboys move to a more possession based offense, Williams needs to prove that he has sure hands to maintain his fantasy value.

By Bobby Bunch, Cowboys Correspondent, Tue, Sep 9th 11:16pm EDT

Williams managed 4 catches for 50 yards on 7 targets in week 1. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Williams was limited by Romo's inability to make the right decisions. On one of Romo's three interceptions, Williams got behind the defender and could have scored a long TD with an accurate throw, but Romo opted to throw a jump ball to Bryant who happened to be in triple coverage. Williams benefits from an expected high volume passing attack, but Romo has to get it together before fantasy owners can feel comfortable with Williams in the starting lineup on a weekly basis.

Fantasy Football Maniax | Oct 22nd
Williams has been a touchdown machine (6) on the season and he should be ready to score some more against Washington's secondary.