Okay so I’m just going to come out and say it. I’ve been holding a grudge against someone for quite a while now…since week one of last season to be exact. I’m talking about Dallas Cowboys’ wide receiver, Terrance Williams.
And the grudge that I’m talking about is from last year when Williams didn’t run out of bounds against the New York Giants, causing the Dallas Cowboys to lose by one point as time expired.
But we have to move on from that and with the Ezekiel Elliott suspension being reinstated we have to give Williams another chance because the Dallas Cowboys need everyone to step up and play. Which brings me to my next point; who’s the Cowboy to have as a result of the Elliott suspension? Terrance Williams is.
I’ve seen articles of people saying pick up Alfred Morris, pick up Darren McFadden or pick up Rod Smith. But, they’re all wrong. The biggest pickup to be, will be Terrance Williams.
Since entering the league in 2013, Williams is one of 11 players to average 15.0-plus yards per catch with at least 100 catches and 20 touchdowns. Williams is only tenth on that list. However, he’s ahead of superstar wide receiver, Julio Jones.
On the top of that list of 11 player list is DeSean Jackson (17.8 yards-per-catch) followed by Torrey Smith (16.7) and Sammy Watkins (16.2). Finishing out the top 10 are: Kenny Stills, Michael Floyd, T.Y. Hilton, Rob Gronkowski, Calvin Johnson, Ted Ginn Jr, and Terrance Williams (15.2). Julio Jones, at No. 11, is just behind Williams (15.0).
Though lets not stop there as Terrance Williams’ touchdown percentage is 9.7, ahead of a couple of notable players on the list including T.Y. Hilton (7.3 percent) and Julio Jones again (5.7 percent).
Now I’m not saying that Williams is the best wide receiver in the NFL or anything like that. But I’am saying that Williams is the pick-up to have for the Dallas Cowboys and for fantasy football this week.
And his big game in Sunday’s win over the Kansas City Chiefs with 9 catches for 141 receiving yards, with two of those catches going for 25-plus yards just goes to show you that it’s his time. Williams is usually stuck having to do the dirty work with blocking, clearing routes and other things like that so his targets lack. But with Elliott out for the next six weeks the game plan changes completely. So pick up Williams now as he’s an instant WR2 and FLEX option this week against the Atlanta Falcons.