Washington selected rookie receiver Terry McLaurin from Ohio State in the third round of the NFL Draft, and he will compete for playing time right away. It helps that he has a rapport with fellow rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins with the Buckeyes. Washington has a suspect receiving corps with Josh Doctson, Paul Richardson and Trey Quinn as the top options, and McLaurin will compete with fellow rookie Kelvin Harmon for targets. His seasonal value is minimal in most Fantasy leagues, but he's worth selecting with a third-round pick in rookie-only drafts.
The Redskins selected McLaurin in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft, 76th overall. McLaurin (6-feet, 208 pounds) has slightly advanced age as a redshirt senior, but the Ohio State product's athletic tools are top-shelf (4.35-second 40, 37.5-inch vertical, 125-inch broad jump) and his production was blistering on a per-opportunity basis. His 90 targets over the last two years resulted in 64 receptions for 1,137 yards and 17 touchdowns (71.1 percent catch rate, 12.6 YPT). McLaurin also received good reviews for his Senior Bowl work. Washington needed help at receiver, and McLaurin certainly can provide them some routes this year. It remains to be seen how many he'll be granted and how much the Washington quarterbacks can capitalize.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|4||09/29||@New York Giants||10||20.75|
|5||10/06||New England Patriots||14||21.68|
|7||10/20||San Francisco 49ers||30||26.13|
|11||11/17||New York Jets||32||27.38|
|14||12/08||@Green Bay Packers||26||24.75|
|16||12/22||New York Giants||10||20.75|