11 Personnel: Mike Williams
Welcome to 11 Personnel, a series highlighting my favorite 2022 offseason trade targets! There’s something for everybody here. Many of these players are names you know but are undervalued. Whether you’re looking to add one more guy, trying to fix some depth woes or trying to rebuild with some low-risk, lottery tickets. This series will give you the jumpstart you need.
Today we’re discussing… WR Mike Williams, Los Angeles Chargers
This is a cheaper alternative to the Rashod Bateman idea discussed before. The catch here is that Williams is older. As such, I would not recommend this move for rebuilding teams. If you’re a playoff squad looking to shore up your receiving corps, Williams should be a target for you. You could very well acquire him for a late 1st or maybe even an early 2nd. You may catch a less savvy manager sleeping, or you may have to tack on a little something extra, perhaps a Nico Collins or Laviska Shenault type. I made a move for Williams recently where I got him in a package deal with Joe Mixon in return for 2022 picks 1.04 and 2.04. For context, the Mixon and Williams manager decided to hit the reset button, asking for a 1st for Mixon and a 2nd for Williams. I obliged. Williams finished as 2021’s #19 WR, and also finished 19th in points per game among receivers who played more than 10 games. With a fresh $60 million contract in hand and entering year three with Justin Herbert, the 27-year-old will see a career year in 2022. A running back is old at 27. A wide receiver is in his prime at 27. Barring injury, Williams will provide borderline WR1 upside for the next three years. Though it may be prudent to trade him in the 2023 offseason, preempting the dreaded age-30 value cliff. You can find me on Twitter @thedevydirtbag and also on YouTube @thedevydirtbag _ Thanks for reading, catch you in the next one!