WR - Los Angeles Chargers - IR
Chargers WR Mike Williams underwent successful surgery for his torn ACL Wednesday and is expected to be ready for training camp.
Williams will now turn his focus to rehabbing to get ready for the 2024 season. The Chargers do have an out in Williams’ contract after this season, which they could choose to exercise heading into the last year of his three-year contract. Fantasy managers should expect Joshua Palmer and rookie Quentin Johnson to see additional snaps with Williams out for the season.
An MRI today revealed that Chargers WR Mike Williams has a torn ACL and will miss the remainder of the season.
Williams suffered the knee injury in San Diego's Week 3 game against Minnesota. Joshua Palmer and Quentin Johnston will see an increase in targets and opportunities on a team with 122 passing attempts through three games. Both should be rostered in all fantasy formats.
According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, WR Mike Williams will receive an MRI on his knee to test it with the fear being that he suffered a significant, potentially season-ending, injury.
The hope is that his injury will be lesser than the initial fears, but we will not know until we get back the results. If Williams misses any significant time, rookie WR Quentin Johnston will likely see a significant increase in role. He has played behind WR Joshua Palmer, who will likely pair with Keenan Allen in two-WR sets, but could see increased usage in the passing game.
Mike Williams caught 7-of-8 targets for 121 yards and one touchdown in TEAM’s 28-24 win over the Vikings.
Williams’ touchdown reception came on a 49-yard pass from fellow wide receiver Kennan Allen. Unfortunately, Williams did exit with an apparent knee injury and was unable to put much weight on his left leg while being helped off the field. Fantasy managers will want to monitor his status and should expect rookie Quentin Johnston to see additional snaps if Williams is forced to miss any time.
Chargers WR Mike Williams was helped off the field by the team’s training staff with an apparent left knee injury.
Williams appeared to be avoiding putting any weight on his left leg as the training staff helped him off the field. Fantasy managers should expect the team to release more information about the injury soon.