Cleveland Browns: 4 offensive players to watch on the Chargers
3. WR Mike Williams
Before Week 4, a lot of people thought that Mike Williams was finally putting together a season that lived up to his potential. Against the Raiders last week, Williams caught just one pass on four targets for 11 yards.
With that said, he still has a big playmaking ability. For the season, Williams has caught 23 passes for 306 yards and four scores. Before Monday’s showdown with Las Vegas, Williams had at least one touchdown reception in each of the team’s first three games.
In years past, Williams was primarily used to convert third downs with his big, 6-foot-4, 218-pound frame. This year, he is being used all over the field and not just as a vertical threat.
Williams has had an up-and-down career during his first four years in the league. He has eclipsed the 1,000-yard plateau only once and has only played in 16 games one time.
Don’t write off his lackluster performance on Monday Night Football as he still has what it takes to give the Browns secondary fits. With Denzel Ward likely matched up on Keenan Allen, expect to see Greg Newsome, should he play, matched up on Williams with safety Ronnie Harrison helping a lot in coverage.
Harrison possesses the size to compete with Williams, as he is 6-foot-three and has played some snaps from the linebacker position.
The Browns secondary will have its hands full this Sunday and will have to look for a way to slow Williams down.