Preston Williams
Preston Williams
23-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Miami Dolphins
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Williams got off to a strong start in his first eight games in the league with numbers that prorate to 64 catches for 856 yards and six TDs over 16 games. Unfortunately, he tore his ACL in Week 9, ending his rookie campaign. At 6-5, 218, and running a 4.53 40 at his pro day last spring, Williams has the build, route-running skills, catch radius and athleticism to be the Dolphins' No. 1 receiver. Unfortunately, while he was hurt, 2015 first-round pick DeVante Parker went crazy in the season's second half and firmly established himself as the top dog. Williams expects to be healthy for the start of the year, but he might not return to 100 percent strength until midseason and likely will have to battle for targets behind Parker. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a three-year, $1.76 million contract with the Dolphins in April of 2019.
Finds end zone Sunday
WRMiami Dolphins
October 18, 2020
Williams caught two of three targets for 18 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 24-0 win over the Jets.
ANALYSIS
The Dolphins' passing game mostly went into the tank after taking a 21-0 lead into halftime, but Williams was able to cash in early to salvage his production. The second-year receiver has found the end zone in three of the last four games, and if the groin injury DeVante Parker suffered Sunday doesn't heal up over the team's Week 7 bye, Williams could find himself as Ryan Fitzpatrick's top option for a game or two.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Preston Williams' 2020 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
60.2
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.31
 
% Team Air Yards
25.0%
 
% Team Targets
12.7%
 
Avg Depth of Target
14.4 Yds
 
Catch Rate
48.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
2.7
 
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208
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2019 Fantasy Outlook
An underwhelming pro day and a 2017 off-field incident led to Williams being passed on in the 2018 NFL Draft despite having compiled a 96-1345-14 receiving line during his sole season at CSU. The Dolphins' wideout room remains nebulous at best behind DeVante Parker, Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson, giving Williams a chance to make the 53-man roster. While he could require time to develop at the NFL level, Williams has made a strong push for snaps throughout training camp and appears on track to surpass the likes of Brice Butler, Jakeem Grant and Isaiah Ford on the depth chart.
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Eclipses century mark in win
WRMiami Dolphins
October 11, 2020
Williams hauled in four of five targets for 106 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 43-17 win over the 49ers.
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To be more involved in offense
WRMiami Dolphins
October 6, 2020
Offensive coordinator Chan Gailey said Tuesday that the Dolphins are trying to get Williams more involved in the passing game, Hal Habib of The Palm Beach Post reports. "We're hoping to continue to work with him to get him some catches. We know he can be a weapon, we know he should be a weapon ... we need him to," Gailey said.
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Held to one catch versus Seattle
WRMiami Dolphins
October 4, 2020
Williams secured one of three targets for 15 yards during Sunday's 31-23 loss to the Seahawks.
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Catches first TD of season
WRMiami Dolphins
September 24, 2020
Williams brought in both his targets for seven yards and a touchdown in the Dolphins' 31-13 win over the Jaguars on Thursday.
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Inefficient with targets again
WRMiami Dolphins
September 20, 2020
Williams hauled in one of five targets for 26 yards during Sunday's 33-28 loss to the Bills.
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