• Terry McLaurin

  • WR
  • , Washington Commanders
  • 27
  • 210 lbs
  • 6' 0"
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Draft note
by John Paulsen
McLaurin has been in the league for three seasons and in that span, he has received the most targets from Taylor Heinicke (123), Dwayne Haskins (98) and Case Keenum (41). Keenum was the best of the bunch, and McLaurin averaged 10.6 yards per target from him, while Keenum had a 142.9 QB rating when targeting McLaurin. I point this out since Carson Wentz is taking over as the starter in Washington and his career numbers are better than Keenum’s. That’s not saying a whole lot, but it underscores just how sketchy McLaurin’s quarterback play has been thus far. Still, McLaurin was able to post 87-1118-4 in 2020 and 77-1053-5 last season. It also doesn’t hurt that Wentz had the 12th-highest adjusted completion percentage on deep balls (20+ yards), per PFF. Heinicke was 33rd in that metric last season, so Wentz should be better able to take advantage of McLaurin’s deep speed.

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Scouting report

by Jordan Heck

WAS WR Terry McLaurin - 2022 Fantasy Football Outlook

2022 Fantasy Upside
He may not be Patrick Mahomes, but the arrival of Carson Wentz means Terry McLaurin gets an upgrade at the quarterback position. McLaurin has been able to make the best out of a bad situation, averaging 1,030 yards per season in his first three years. Not only did McLaurin have to overcome bad quarterback play, but he was also the only real receiving threat in Washington. Last season, the team’s second-leading wide receiver was Adam Humphries with 383 yards. In fact, only two other receivers on the team even topped 200 receiving yards. This year, Washington added 1st-round rookie Jahan Dotson, and Curtis Samuel should be healthy. Both receivers should be able to take some heat off McLaurin as he improves his efficiency.

2022 Fantasy Downside
McLaurin took a step back in 2021, averaging fewer receptions (1.3 less) and fewer receiving yards per game (12.6 less). He also saw a significant drop in his catch percentage, falling to 59.2%, which ranked 169th out of eligible receivers last year. If that inefficiency continues, and McLaurin sees a loss of targets with the arrival of Dotson and return of Samuel, that could spell a significant decrease in production for McLaurin. And while Wentz may be an improvement at quarterback, he’s still not an elite option who is going to take full advantage of McLaurin’s abilities.

2022 Bottom Line
McLaurin is a fairly safe bet to top 1,000 yards again this year. While McLaurin’s catch percentage was bad last year, we can likely attribute that more towards the quarterback play rather than McLaurin’s own abilities. Wentz should be able to get McLaurin back on track and more on pace towards what the wide receiver was able to accomplish in 2020. The team and system certainly hurt McLaurin’s overall value, but he’s still an extremely talented player. He should be viewed around the WR15 range heading into 2022.

2022 Strength of Schedule - WAS

W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17W18
21
JAX
13
@DET
2
PHI
31
@DAL
28
TEN
10
@CHI
9
GB
14
@IND
32
MIN
2
@PHI
20
@HOU
27
ATL
18
@NYG
BYE18
NYG
17
@SF
11
CLE
31
DAL

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

Game Stats

WeekOppRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCSTDPPRSnaps%
1LAC4620415.5000000.006.210.255/55100.0%
2NYG111071149.7300000.0016.727.771/71100.0%
3@BUF4620715.5000000.006.210.252/5496.3%
4@ATL612321320.5000000.0024.330.365/6797.0%
5NO44601111.5000000.004.68.670/8384.3%
6KC428087.0000000.002.86.856/5994.9%
7@GB712211217.4300000.0018.225.266/7291.7%
8@DEN323077.671120012.003.56.561/7087.1%
9BYE--------------
10TB659089.8300000.005.911.970/7395.9%
11@CAR51031720.6000000.0016.321.362/6792.5%
12SEA4510712.7500000.005.19.176/8490.5%
13@LV322057.3300000.002.25.262/6792.5%
14DAL00030.0000000.000.00.033/6848.5%
15@PHI2510425.5000000.005.17.149/5589.1%
16@DAL3400613.3300000.004.07.055/6091.7%
17PHI761088.7100000.006.113.160/6395.2%
18@NYG4930623.2500000.009.313.347/5979.7%
Per game4.5361.940.297.6513.680.060.710012.008.0312.5659.41/66.2989.82%
Totals771053513013.681120012.00136.5213.51010/112789.82%