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What to do with Terry McLaurin in Week 9 fantasy football

We go over Terry McLaurin’s fantasy football outlook ahead of Washington’s Week 9 matchup against the Giants.

Terry McLaurin #17 of the Washington Football Team in action in the second half against the Dallas Cowboys at FedExField on October 25, 2020 in Landover, Maryland. Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images

Fantasy football is mostly about talent and opportunity. Terry McLaurin has loads of both right now, but his matchup this week against the New York Giants may make fantasy managers pause when considering McLaurin on DraftKings.

Fantasy Football analysis: Washington WR Terry McLaurin

The Washington Football Team’s QB carousel has settled down with Kyle Allen at the helm, but even amid the chaos, McLaurin has been a solid WR2 who is among the league’s top-15 in targets and catches. He has been steady throughout and has caught seven passes in each of Washington’s last two games thanks to a hefty 34.3 target share. The last time he faced the Giants, he caught seven of 12 targets for 74 scoreless yards while in shadow coverage against cornerback James Bradberry. Bradberry isn’t unbeatable — Mike Evans scored against him in Week 8 — but he has been one of the better cover corners this year.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

You’re starting McLaurin in season-long leagues without a second thought. But at $6,500 on DraftKings — McLaurin’s highest price by $600 this season and the 14th-highest on the slate among WRs who are likely to play — that matchup is a reason to not pay up for the second-year star this week.