Week 3 at Cleveland Browns
Washington didn't do much as an offense in Week 2, but that didn't stop Terry McLaurin. The second-year receiver had a strong game, finishing 7-125-1 on a team-high 10 targets. McLaurin has now had 5+ receptions and 50+ receiving yards in 8 of his 16 games played. That's consistent double-digit production in PPR formats, and it makes McLaurin a low-end WR1. That's what he should be viewed as in Week 3 in a decent matchup against the Browns.
"Last year, [Dwayne Haskins] didn't quite have the same confidence that he does now, and people can feel that. He'd be the first one to tell you that," WR Terry McLaurin said.
In 2020, that's no longer the case.
"Now, it's completely different. You can hear him clearly and concisely," McLaurin said. "He knows what he's looking for and he knows what he's looking at. I feel like that helps everyone else's game as well."
Smith was just cleared to practice so Haskins is competing with Smith and Allen for the starting job. With Smith coming off a major leg injury and Haskins the team's 15th-overall pick a year ago, Haskins is probably the favorite. He's also been challenged to come out and win the job by the team.
No reason for him to play with the Redskins eyeing the No. 2 pick in the draft. Steven Sims figures to see an uptick in targets with McLaurin out, especially after his two-touchdown performance against the Giants in their Week 16 shootout.