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Terry McLaurin added to Washington Week 4 injury report, sits out Friday practice [UPDATE]

Washington receiver Terry McLaurin was an unexpected addition to the team’s Thursday injury report. We break down the fantasy football implications.

Washington wide receiver Terry McLaurin scores a touchdown against the Chicago Bears during the second half at FedExField on September 23, 2019 in Landover, Maryland. Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images

Editor’s update 9/27 12:50 p.m.: Washington wrapped up their final practice of Week 4, and they face a troubling situation at wide receiver. Terry McLaurin injured his hamstring on Thursday, and after a limited session that day, was unable to practice on Friday. His status is in question for this weekend, which could open the door for another big performance from Paul Richardson. Last week against the Giants, Richardson led the team with eight receptions for 83 yards and a touchdown. Running back Chris Thompson would only further improve his value in PPR leagues if McLaurin does not play.

Washington travels to face the New York Giants in Week 4, and a notable concerned popped up on Thursday. Wide receiver Terry McLaurin was listed as limited on the practice participation report due to a hamstring injury. He was not on the Wednesday report which suggests the injury happened during that session.

Fantasy impact: The injury could be nothing to worry about, but we’ll have to wait and see what the coaching staff has to say and what the Friday final injury report suggests. If McLaurin gets in a full session on Friday, he’ll likely drop off the final injury report. If it’s another limited session, he could get the questionable designation and become the harrowing “game time decision.”

McLaurin has been a fantasy machine as a rookie. He leads NFL rookies with 16 receptions and three touchdowns, and is second to Marquise Brown with 257 yards. He has reached the end zone the first three games of his career, and considering how bad Case Keenum and this Washington offense are, it’s pretty impressive.

If he ends up missing time, Trey Quinn seems the most likely to benefit. The second-year receiver is averaging 33 yards per game, but has been a target machine, with 20 targets and 13 receptions through three weeks.