By Pat Fitzmaurice (FantasyPros), Thu, Oct 21st 2021, 6:15am EDT
Packers CB Jaire Alexander is unlikely to return from a shoulder injury this week, which is good news for McLaurin investors. The Green Bay pass defense has managed to stay afloat without Alexander, but the Packers don't have another cornerback capable of keeping a stud like McLaurin under wraps. The greater concern is the hamstring injury McLaurin has been dealing with, so check his status throughout the week. After ranking as the WR6 through the first four weeks of the season, McLaurin has 8-74-0 over the last two weeks. He checks in at WR9 in the rankings, though I'm shying away from him in DFS due to the uncertainty involved with a soft-tissue injury.