Tyrell Williams Fantasy Value Making Comeback With Touchdown After Silent First Half Against Texans

GLENDALE, ARIZONA - AUGUST 15:  Wide receiver Tyrell Williams #16 of the Oakland Raiders watches from the sidelines during the first half of the NFL preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium on August 15, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Tyrell Williams missed the Oakland Raiders' last two games with a foot injury. As the Raiders entered their Week 8 matchup with the Houston Texans, there seemed to be some hope on the horizon since Williams was suiting up.

Through the first half of the game, Williams was virtually a ghost, garnering zero catches, yards and fantasy points. It wasn't until midway through the second half that Williams saw his first catch. And, in the third quarter, he hauled in an impressive 46-yard touchdown catch, continuing his streak of scoring in every game he's played in this season.

Coming into the season, after the release of Antonio Brown, Williams was slotted as the Raiders No. 1 wide receiver. He was solid in that role through the team's first four games, scoring double-digit fantasy points and a touchdown in each of those contests.

The absence of Williams has helped boost the fantasy prospects of tight end Darren Waller, who has taken up much of Williams' left over targets.

While touchdowns are a highly-variable stat, Williams has proven he can get into the end zone with consistency, and QB Derek Carr continues to look to him in the red zone. As long as he's healthy, Williams should be in your lineup until this level of consistency disappears.

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