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Is Terry McLaurin Playing in Week 6? (Fantasy Football Injury Updates)

Oct 16, 2021
Terry McLaurnin

Is Terry McLaurin going to play Week 6? Let’s take a look.

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Terry McLaurin (hamstring) questionable for Week 6 against the Chiefs

Washington Football Team wide receiver Terry McLaurin (hamstring) is questionable for Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Fantasy Impact:

McLaurin did not participate in Friday’s practice due to a hamstring injury. According to head coach Ron Rivera, McLaurin came in and felt a little tight. The Football Team is handling his injury with an abundance of caution. He spent time with trainers during Friday’s session and was added to the injury report with a new hamstring injury. The 26-year-old has hauled in 29 catches for 400 yards and three touchdowns over five games in 2021. Washington wide receiver Curtis Samuel (groin) was ruled out, Adam Humphries, Dyami Brown, Cam Sims, and DeAndre Carter would see an uptick in targets if McLaurin cannot suit up. Fantasy managers should check back Sunday to ensure McLaurin is active before inserting him into their starting lineups. Stay tuned.

What the Experts are Saying

McLaurin didn’t put up necessarily impressive numbers in week five, but the Saints are one of the tougher matchups for opposing WRs this entire season. The encouraging takeaway is that McLaurin still saw a hefty 27.5% target share that resulted in 11 total targets. Through five games, McLaurin now has a 30.2% target share, which is the fifth-highest in the entire NFL. Looking ahead to week six, McLaurin now gets a matchup against the Chiefs defense that simply cannot stop opposing passing games. They’re currently allowing 26.4 fantasy points per game to opposing WRs and there’s the potential that McLaurin finishes the week as a top-5 WR because of the matchup and the projected over/under. Fire him up with full confidence this week.
– Kyle Yates

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