Fantasy Football: One QB, RB, WR, and TE who are primed for huge Week 1 performances

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WR. Mike Williams, Los Angeles Chargers

The Chargers will host the Dolphins on Sunday in what is expected to be a shootout between two of the NFL’s most high-potent offenses. Per DraftKings Sportsbook, the over/under for this game is set at 51 points as of this writing. With that said it would be in fantasy manager’s best interest to have a stake in this game one way or another, but Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams is set up for a potentially huge day.

Williams is a 6-foot-4 receiver with blazing speed which has helped propel him to become one of the league’s best deep threats. His ability to track down and make incredible contested catches fits perfectly with quarterback Justin Herbert and his cannon of an arm. Through six seasons, Williams has averaged a healthy 15.7 yards per reception, which ranks 15th in the NFL during that span per StatMuse.

The Dolphins are going to be without their prized offseason acquisition in Week 1, All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey. Of course, they still have Xavien Howard who has also been an All-Pro as recently as 2020 and a Pro Bowl defensive back each of the past two seasons. However, Howard is likely also going to spend a good amount of time covering Chargers No. 1 receiver Keenan Allen, which should create favorable matchups for Williams.

Despite the inconsistency last season, Williams still posted 895 receiving yards despite missing four games. He is a big-play threat any time he touches the football with his unique blend of size and speed. In a game that is highly anticipated to be one of the highest-scoring matchups of the week and the Dolphins are missing their stud cornerback, look for Williams to make his presence felt against the Dolphins.