Terry McLaurin had a breakout season finishing as the No. 2 fantasy rookie WR behind A.J. Brown. McLaurin finished with at least 15 PPR points in 7-of-14 games despite a carousel of bad quarterback play from three different starters. He’ll once again be the focal point in a weak WR corps that got even weaker with Kelvin Harmon’s ACL tear. An increase in targets is also likely as Washington brought in a new offensive coordinator with a faster-paced offense.
The downside to McLaurin is the situation he’s in. Dwayne Haskins had poor quarterback play, which led to some really bad overall passing games from Washington in 2019. McLaurin had a three-game stretch last year where he went a combined 9-89-0. He’s also the only wide receiver in this offense who will scare defenses, so coordinators will target in on stopping him.
2020 Bottom Line
Assuming McLaurin plays in all 16 games, he should top 1,000 receiving yards. He fell just short of that mark last year (919). McLaurin is a talented player in a bad offense. We don’t expect him to dramatically improve his production this year, but we see similar/slightly better numbers from the Washington wideout. He should be viewed as a decent WR2 player in fantasy drafts. He was pretty reliable as a receiving threat in 2019, and should provide some consistency in your week-to-week lineup.