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Owning Mike Williams and Tyrell Williams has been a rollercoaster this season. Both wide receivers occasionally flashed big-time ability, but they lacked the consistency of their teammate, Keenan Allen. 


So let's breakdown which Chargers' receiver you'd rather start in their Divisional Round matchup against the New England Patriots if you're looking for some DFS fantasy football playoff advice. 

Tyrell Williams is a speedy deep-threat who specializes in making the big play. Tyrell ran a 4.48 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine, which is an impressive number for a 6-3 receiver. Tyrell can use that speed to get behind a New England secondary that has performed remarkably well, but isn't particularly athletic aside from their All-Pro cornerback, Stephon Gilmore. 

Unfortunately, it's tough to know when to trust Tyrell Williams. Tyrell tallied 5 receptions for just 44 yards on 9 total targets over his past three games, but he also exploded for back-to-back 118-yard games earlier this year. Fantasy owners should be cautious in deploying Tyrell Williams this weekend, as he's a low-floor, high-upside option. 


Mike Williams has been similarly inconsistent, but he's been extremely effective in the red zone this season. The former seventh overall pick is finally healthy after a back injury hampered his rookie season. Mike Williams put up a career-high 11 touchdowns this year, and four of them came over the final three weeks of the regular season. While Williams' 42-yard playoff game against the Baltimore Ravens certainly didn't light the world on fire, he was actually the Chargers' leading receiver as Rivers only threw for 160 yards. 

Leaning towards starting Mike Williams over Tyrell Williams seems to make the most sense. The cold weather seems to favor tough, physical receivers like Mike Williams, and he has the much higher floor. 


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