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How to handle Tyrell Williams injury in Week 5 fantasy football

Raiders WR Tyrell Williams is dealing with a foot injury. We break down the fantasy football implications for an offense that is running low on options for Derek Carr.

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Tyrell Williams catches a pass against Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Bashaud Breeland during the first quarter at Oakland Coliseum. Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Editor’s update 10/6, 10:32 a.m.: Tyrell Williams is a long shot to play for the Raiders on Sunday against the Bears, according to Ian Rapoport. Darren Waller and Josh Jacobs will be huge targets for Derek Carr considering he doesn’t have a whole lot much else to roll with among his skill position players. Waller and Jacobs are solid starts, even against a strong Bears defense. Carr is not.

The Oakland Raiders have limited skill position options supporting quarterback Derek Carr, and they could end up even further short-handed in Week 5. The Raiders have listed wide receiver Tyrell Williams as questionable after he sat out all three practices this week with a foot injury.

Williams caught three passes for 36 yards and a touchdown, while playing 92 percent of offensive snaps in Week 4. He did not seem to hurt himself, but he showed up on the report as the team traveled to London to face the Chicago Bears.

Fantasy football analysis, Oakland Raiders WR Tyrell Williams

Williams likely does not need to practice to be ready for Sunday, but he’ll still be a game-day decision. The London game kicks off at 1 p.m. ET, so you’ll have a normal heads-up as to his status by the time inactives arrive at 11:30 a.m.

It’s a tough matchup for the Raiders regardless, but if he does not play, Carr’s only significant weapons against a solid Bears defense are running back Josh Jacobs and tight end Darren Waller. Both are solid starts, but they become even more valuable volume plays — even against a good defense.