Dallas Cowboys rookie wide receiver Terrance Williams was a revelation in weeks 4-8, but he’s cooled down significantly since then. Still, Williams did have his most productive game since that time span last week against the Green Bay Packers, as he hauled in four receptions for a solid 46 yards. Williams has flashed better hands and route-running than I expected coming into the season, and his speed and playmaking ability as a deep threat have definitely been showcased. But at the same time, he has been as inconsistent as I expected, but that’s not a big deal if he can meet the expected learning curve in this league.
The Cowboys are locked in a huge battle against the Philadelphia Eagles for the NFC East crown and a playoff seed, and they will face the rival Washington Redskins this week. While it looks like it should be an easy win for the Cowboys on paper, the Cowboys defense has been playing about as poorly as the Redskins defense lately. What also figures to hurt the Cowboys is the expected absence of Williams.
According to the Dallas Morning News’s Brandon George, Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett stated that Terrance Williams has a hamstring injury and isn’t expected to play this week. It sounds like Miles Austin will most likely start as the team’s No. 2 wide receiver, and we’ll see if the injury-prone veteran is able to get his season back on track this week against a porous Redskins secondary. Losing Williams is a tough blow, but it can’t be pointed to as any sort of justification for losing if the Cowboys get upset by the Redskins.
Anybody looking to start Terrance Williams and his upside this week in fantasy needs to drop him out of their lineup.