Terry McLaurin Injury Update Creates Fantasy Value for Steven Sims Jr. in Week 17

Terry McLaurin between plays against the Lions in Week 12.
Terry McLaurin between plays against the Lions in Week 12. / Scott Taetsch/Getty Images

Over the last three weeks, the Washington Redskins’ rookie duo of Terry McLaurin and Dwayne Haskins were finally starting to build a rapport. Since Week 14, McLaurin has posted an average of 18.4 fantasy points per game, slotting as the WR6 in PPR formats over that span. 

Unfortunately, both Haskins and McLaurin will miss the Redskins' finale in Week 17.

The Ohio State product has looked like one of the best receivers from the 2020 class. Among the other receivers selected in this year’s draft, McLaurin ranks first in receiving yards per game (65.6), is tied for second in receiving touchdowns (seven), and is first with 15 receptions of at least 20 yards.

McLaurin's absence should create some fantasy value for Steven Sims Jr., though the Redskins draw a tough matchup with the Dallas Cowboys.

Sims turned 10 targets into six receptions for 64 receiving yards and two scores last week, but the Cowboys have held opposing wideouts to the sixth-fewest PPR points per game this season.

It’s risky given the matchup, but the rookie has posted back-to-back games of at least 15.0 PPR points, and figures to see a decent amount of looks again in Week 17.

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