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What to do with Terry McLaurin in Week 16 fantasy football

McLaurin has emerged as a top candidate for offensive rookie of the year. Should you roll him out in your championship game on Sunday?

Washington Redskins wide receiver Steven Sims is congratulated by wide receiver Terry McLaurin after scoring a touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles during the first half at FedExField Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Washington WR Terry McLaurin has been one of the few bright spots in a season lost for the team. He’s also been one of the biggest surprises in fantasy football this season. If McLaurin can finish strong, he has a shot at going over 1,000 receiving yards for his rookie season. Right now, he sits at 833 yards on 51 receptions, which ranks just outside the top 30 overall in the NFL this season. He’s developed nice chemistry with QB Dwayne Haskins and now Washington has a good matchup vs. the New York Giants this week.

Fantasy Football Analysis: Washington WR Terry McLaurin

McLaurin is a bit boom-bust, but I think at this point it’s clear that he’s a solid play in this matchup. He’s got a TD in back-to-back games and is coming off a huge performance against the Eagles in Week 15 with 130 yards and a TD. He missed the game against New York earlier in the season, but the Giants really don’t have any good cover corners. I think McLaurin is a solid flex option and even WR2 in most fantasy football formats. His catch volume leaves his floor low, but the ceiling is sky high in this matchup.

Start/Sit Recommendation

Start as FLEX in shallow leagues, WR2 in deeper formats.