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How to handle Terry McLaurin injury in Week 4 fantasy football [UPDATE]

One of the fantasy season’s biggest breakout surprises is dealing with a hamstring injury. Here’s what that means for you this week.

Washington wide receiver Terry McLaurin is introduced prior to the Redskins game against the Chicago Bears at FedExField. Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Editor’s update 11:18 a.m.: In a surprise twist, wide receiver Terry McLaurin is expected to be INACTIVE for Week 4 vs. the Giants, per JP Finlay. He was a game-time decision with a hamstring injury, and it appears they’re not happy with how it felt. Robert Davis is active in his place, and look for Paul Richardson to be the big target at wide receiver.

Editor’s update 8:29 a.m.: Washington expects to have wide receiver Terry McLaurin available on Sunday when they face the New York Giants, according to NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport. He is dealing with a hamstring injury, but Rapoport tweeted that it’s a minor ailment. He’s considered a game-time decision, but Washington is “optimistic that he plays.” If he is active, he is a must-start this week against a bad Giants defense.

Washington wide receiver Terry McLaurin is officially listed as questionable for this week’s game against divisional rival the New York Giants. He’s dealing with a hamstring injury suffered in practice this week. However, he is expected to play this week.

Things in Washington are a mess, as usual. It’s hard to be a bigger disaster than what’s happening downtown in America’s capital city, but Dan Snyder’s team is really the pacesetter in that town when it comes to running a perpetual disaster. There are already rumors that head coach Jay Gruden could be fired if they lose this week. But at least the team has had McLaurin to brighten things up for fantasy owners.

Through three games the rookie has compiled 257 yards and three touchdowns, which is not bad at all for an 0-3 team that leads the league in toxicity. He’s had at least 62 yards and a touchdown in every game he’s played this season.

Fantasy impact: The question is whether or not he’ll see a reduced role out of injury concerns. He might, but this Giants defense hasn’t been able to do much about opposing receivers. Injury concerns aside, McLaurin’s floor has proven to be too high to leave him on the bench. His DK salary of $4,500 looks like bargain too.