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Terry McLaurin Injury Update Improves Week 5 Fantasy Outlook

Zach Brunner
Terry McLaurin's injury update improves his Week 5 outlook.
Terry McLaurin's injury update improves his Week 5 outlook. / Scott Taetsch/Getty Images
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While the receiving corps of the Washington Football Team isn't packed with big names like some other teams, Terry McLaurin has been fantastic in his brief time with the organization. Washington fans can breathe a sigh of relief for their Week 5 game against the Los Angeles Rams, since McLaurin was officially removed from the injury report after dealing with a thigh injury.

He'll be good to use as a high-end WR2 come Sunday.

Terry McLaurin Fantasy Outlook

Despite the quarterback issues, it has been nothing but positive play out of McLaurin this season. Through four weeks, he has totaled 26 receptions for 387 yards and a touchdown. That puts the second-year wide receiver on a 16-game pace to eclipse 1,500 receiving yards and 100 receptions.

That's quite the feat considering the rest of his supporting cast.

That unit is undergoing a big shift this week, though. Kyle Allen will be taking over for Dwayne Haskins at quarterback on Sunday. The change shouldn't have too much of an impact on McLaurin's value one way or the other.

At this point he's the clear-cut No. 1 option in the passing game, and he'll be peppered with targets regardless of who is under center. The only knock against him has been the lack of touchdowns, but it's hard to see Allen making much of a difference in that regard, either.

McLaurin looks like a great WR2 with low-end WR1 potential the rest of the way.


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