Tyrell Williams Injury Update Creates Fantasy Value for Bryan Edwards & Henry Ruggs
By Max Staley
Tyrell Williams has quietly established himself as a fantastic deep threat. Injuries have been a problem for him, though. Williams caught a touchdown in each of his first five games last year, but complications from plantar fasciitis caused him to miss two contests. Even when he was on the field, he clearly wasn't the same.
Unfortunately, Las Vegas Raiders fans could be getting a similar performance from the wideout in 2020. Williams is currently dealing with a torn labrum but is somehow planning to play through the pain. That will definitely make him a player to avoid in fantasy football drafts, though it could create some real value for Raiders' rookies Henry Ruggs and Bryan Edwards.
Tyrell Williams Fantasy Outlook
Williams is pretty much irrelevant for fantasy purposes, currently carrying an average draft position (ADP) of WR82.
But it's looking increasingly likely that Williams is either significantly limited, or misses time in 2020. That would be a boon for Edwards and Ruggs.
Henry Ruggs Fantasy Outlook
Stylistically, Ruggs is the natural answer to take over for Williams as the team's primary deep threat. Derek Carr is one of the most conservative passers in the NFL, though, posting the league's third-lowest average depth of target (aDOT) last year.
Unless that changes, a deep threat won't have much fantasy value in Las Vegas.
Bryan Edwards Fantasy Outlook
Ruggs is the bigger name and probably more talented, but Edwards is the one to get excited about here. He's drawn rave reviews at camp and it's looking more and more likely that he'll be the starting x receiver in 2020.
Edwards profiles as more of a possession receiver who excels on intermediate routes, which makes him a natural fit with Carr. With an ADP of WR77, Edwards is essentially free in drafts right now and he's a considerably better value than Ruggs (WR48).
The South Carolina product is a great end-of-draft target.
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