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How to handle Terry McLaurin’s injury in Week 5 fantasy football

With an injury and a quarterback change in Washington, what should you do with Scary Terry this week?

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Never underestimate just how bad things will get in Washington. The front office and the head coach are locked in an especially acrimonious power struggle, and the team didn’t reveal until Friday that it would be Colt McCoy getting the start at quarterback. To make it all that much worse, rookie sensation Terry McLaurin might not play this week, leaving the team without its best wide receiver.

Scary Terry has been a rewarding addition for fantasy owners who took a late-round flyer on the rookie or snagged him off the waiver wire early in the season. He scored one in each of the first three games and totaled a respectable 257 receiving yards. But a hamstring injury put him on the shelf in Week 4 and threatens to again this week.

McLaurin’s been limited in practice this week, setting up one of those always frustrating game-time decisions. He did sound a note of optimism about his status this week, so he might end up getting back into the lineup after all.

Fantasy football analysis, Washington WR Terry McLaurin

Even if McLaurin does play, he’s likely to be less than 100 percent. Making matters worse, the Patriots defense is the best in the league, and should feast on Washington. Scary Terry is best left on the bench this week.