Terry McLaurin Injury Update Boosts Week 13 Fantasy Outlook

Max Staley
Terry McLaurin injury update boosts his fantasy outlook in Week 13.
Terry McLaurin injury update boosts his fantasy outlook in Week 13. / Rey Del Rio/Getty Images

The Washington Football Team's superstar wide receiver Terry McLaurin looked to be in some danger of missing Week 13. He was listed as questionable with an ankle injury, but it looks like the second-year stud will be good to go against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

That's obviously great news for McLaurin's fantasy managers.

Terry McLaurin Fantasy Outlook

McLaurin's injury update is great news, but his matchup is not. Pittsburgh is the league's best pass defense according to Football Outsiders' DVOA metrics. The Steelers are also surrendering the NFL's fewest passing yards per game (193.2), making them one of just two teams allowing fewer than 200.0 per contest.

Still, that's not a reason to overreact and do something silly like benching McLaurin. He's put up double-digit PPR points in 10 of his 11 appearances this season, averaging a healthy 16.8 per outing. That makes him the WR12 on a per-game basis.

Now that he's officially healthy, McLaurin should be viewed as a low-end WR1 this week, though the matchup could make him a little less productive than he usually is.

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