Terry McLaurin Injury Clouds Week 4 Fantasy Outlook

Zach Brunner
Washington Redskins v Philadelphia Eagles
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There have been a number of surprising performances to begin the NFL season, but the terrific play of rookie wide receiver Terry McLaurin may be the most surprising of all.

However, his fantasy outlook for Week 4 got a bit muddled after being limited in practice with a hamstring injury.

This is concerning for McLaurin owners, as he's been dominant through three weeks.

The Washington Redskins rookie wide receiver has had a historic start to his career, recording at least 60 yards receiving and a touchdown in each of his first three games at the NFL level. For context, only one player has ever done that before (Louis Lipps, 1984).

Even with Case Keenum under center for Washington, McLaurin has totaled 16 catches for 257 yards and three touchdowns in 2019. He's been particularly effective as a deep threat, racking up 368 air yards, which is the eighth-best mark in the NFL.

This week, the Redskins are scheduled to face the Giants, which looks to be a terrific matchup for McLaurin after Mike Evans lit up Janoris Jenkins and New York's secondary for three touchdowns in Week 3.

McLaurin is currently ranked as WR27 in our PPR rankings this week, assuming he plays.

If he's sidelined or limited with his hamstring injury, it could open the door for Paul Richardson, who led Washington in both catches (eight) and receiving yards (83) against the Chicago Bears last week.

Monitoring McLaurin's status would be wise, as logging work in Friday's practice could be vital for his availability come game day.

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