Oct 7, 2018; Carson, CA, USA; Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams (81) catches a pass during warm ups next to wide receiver Keenan Allen (13) before their game against the Oakland Raiders at StubHub Center. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Availability in question for Chargers WRs Allen, Williams

The Los Angeles Chargers have several unanswered questions entering Thursday night’s road game against the Las Vegas Raiders.

ESPN reported that Keenan Allen (hamstring) likely will be limited if he plays at all, while fellow wide receiver Mike Williams (back) is not expected to compete.

While the Chargers (4-9) may be without two of rookie Justin Herbert’s top targets, multiple media outlets reported that running back Austin Ekeler (quad) is expected to be in the lineup against the Raiders (7-6).

Allen is second in the NFL with 99 catches. His 975 receiving yards and eight touchdowns lead the team.

Williams, who has 36 catches for 572 yards and four touchdowns, joined Allen in being limited participants in practice on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Ekeler leads the Chargers with 407 yards rushing despite playing in just seven games this season. He also has proven to be a capable outlet with 41 catches for 328 yards.

Should Allen and Williams sit out, Herbert will need to rely on tight end Hunter Henry and wideout Jalen Guyton, among others. Kalen Ballage will be looked upon to lead the backfield should Ekeler sit out.

–Field Level Media

Dec 8, 2019; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams (81) makes a touchdown catch while being covered by Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Tre Herndon (37) during the second half at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

Reports: Chargers WR Williams nursing shoulder injury

Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams is considered week-to-week after sustaining a sprained right shoulder during Sunday’s practice, multiple media outlets reported.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Monday that Williams is expected to be ready to play in the Chargers’ regular-season opener against the Bengals in Cincinnati.

Williams was injured after landing on his shoulder while attempting to make a leaping catch on Sunday.

The 25-year-old Williams set career highs in receptions (49) and receiving yards (1,001) to go along with two touchdowns last season. His 20.4-yards per catch in 2019 led the NFL.

Williams, who had 10 touchdowns in 2018, has 103 catches for 1,760 yards and 12 TDs in 41 games since being selected by the Chargers with the seventh overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft out of Clemson.

–Field Level Media