|ADP:||Round: 6, Pick: 4|
|Ht / Wt:||6'0" / 208 lb.|
|Born:||April 15, 1996|
|Drafted:||2019 / Rd. 3 (76)|
McLaurin (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game in Dallas, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Analysis: McLaurin hasn't been able to practice since he suffered a concussion in the late stages of a Week 16 overtime loss to the Giants. He thus finishes his rookie campaign with 58 catches for 919 yards and seven touchdowns on 93 targets in 14 games, producing a 62.4 percent catch rate and 9.9 yards per target in a Washington offense that's completed 63.3 percent of its passes for 6.8 yards per attempt. McLaurin managed the impressive stat line despite struggling with drops and battling a hamstring injury early in the season (he missed Week 4). Look for Cam Sims or Darvin Kidsy to join Kelvin Harmon and Steven Sims Jr. in three-wide formations during Sunday's regular-season finale against Dallas.
McLaurin (concussion) was not spotted at Friday's practice, Craig Hoffman of 106.7 The Fan Washington reports.
Analysis: It's possible McLaurin could get some work in behind the scenes Friday, but it's more likely he will be held out of practice for the third day in a row. McLaurin will need to clear the concussion protocol to have any chance to play in Week 17.
McLaurin (concussion) was listed as a non-participant in Thursday's practice.
Analysis: Per Rhiannon Walker of The Athletic, Washington hasn't ruled McLaurin out for their Week 17 matchup with the Cowboys, as the team is instead viewing the rookie as day-to-day while he remains in the concussion protocol. That being said, McLaurin would likely need to return to practice in at least a limited fashion Friday to have a realistic shot at suiting up Sunday. Washington would likely rely more heavily on Steven Sims, Kelvin Harmon and Cam Sims as the primary options in three-receiver sets if its top target is sidelined for the season finale.
McLaurin (concussion) wasn't present at team stretches prior to Thursday's practice, Rhiannon Walker of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: It's difficult for any player to get through the concussion protocol in one week, and another absence from McLaurin on Thursday would put him behind the eight ball for Sunday's season finale at Dallas. Thursday's injury report will reveal whether or not the rookie wide receiver got in any on-field work.
McLaurin (concussion) was listed as a non-participant Wednesday on the Redskins' estimated practice report, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Washington's decision not to project McLaurin as a limited or full participant on their first practice report of Week 17 suggests the receiver has yet to take a notable step forward in the NFL's five-step concussion protocol. The head injury spelled an early end to McLaurin's day in Sunday's 41-35 overtime loss to the Giants, but he made his mark earlier in the game with seven receptions for 86 yards on nine targets. The Redskins will see how McLaurin progresses over the next couple of days before assessing his odds of playing in this weekend's season finale versus the Cowboys.
Interim head coach Bill Callahan said Tuesday that McLaurin has been placed in the league's concussion protocol, Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post reports.
Analysis: McLaurin did not practice Tuesday, and the reason for his absence is not known. It's not clear what type of symptoms McLaurin is dealing with, but he will need to clear the protocol in order to play in Week 17, and the Redskins figure to proceed with caution given that will be their final game of the season.
McLaurin (undisclosed) wasn't present at Tuesday's unofficial practice, Ben Standig of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: According to Standig, McLaurin was "dinged (up) late" during a' Week 16 overtime loss to the Giants. The Redskins didn't get the ball during the extra session, so McLaurin's last play was a five-yard catch just after the two-minute warning. No injury has been mentioned in the wake of the contest, and because the team won't release a practice report until Wednesday, his health likely won't be touched on until that point.
McLaurin caught seven of nine targets for 86 yards during Sunday's 41-35 loss to the Giants.
Analysis: McLaurin finished second on the team in targets while pacing the group in receptions and receiving yards. He broke off a long gain of 34 yards and thrived even though Case Keenum split time under center with Dwayne Haskins. McLaurin is now over 900 receiving yards for the season and will look to cap off an impressive rookie campaign next Sunday against a beatable Eagles pass defense.
McLaurin caught all five of his targets for 130 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 37-27 loss to Philadelphia.
Analysis: McLaurin got behind the defense for a 75-yard touchdown late in the first quarter. That was the outstanding rookie's seventh touchdown of the season, as McLaurin has demonstrated a tremendous combination of ball skills and speed. His 130 receiving yards set a new career high, surpassing the 125 yards McLaurin posted against these same Eagles back in Week 1. McLaurin will take a two-game touchdown streak into a Week 16 matchup against a vulnerable Giants secondary.
McLaurin secured four of seven targets for 57 yards and a touchdown in the Redskins' 20-15 loss to the Packers on Sunday.
Analysis: McLaurin led the Redskins in receiving yardage with his modest total, and he found the end zone for the first time since Week 6 against the Dolphins. Despite dealing with plenty of instability and inexperience at the quarterback position, McLaurin has at least Sunday's 57 receiving yards in three of the last four contests, and his production against the Packers pushed him over the 700-yard mark for the campaign. McLaurin will look to build on Sunday's effort versus the Eagles in Week 15 divisional battle.
McLaurin caught two of four targets for eight yards during Sunday's 29-21 win over the Panthers.
Analysis: Although his team pulled off a terrific road victory, McLaurin was limited to one reception that gained 11 yards and another that lost three. This dud performance comes at an unfortunate time for owners of McLaurin, who had totaled 141 receiving yards on 16 targets over his last two games. The talented rookie will look to get back on track next Sunday against the Packers.
McLaurin caught five of 12 targets for 72 yards during Sunday's 19-16 win over the Lions.
Analysis: McLaurin's 12 targets set a season high. Though he doesn't hold quite the same value as he did earlier this season when veteran Case Keenum was lofting up passes to him in the end zone, the rookie is still Washington's most consistent pass-catcher and as a rapport as a longtime target of fellow rookie Buckeye Dwayne Haskins. That rapport was on display in the closing seconds of Sunday's win when, facing third down, Haskins drove a 17-yard pass down the field to McLaurin, setting up the game-winning field goal. Sunday brings a tough matchup against a quality Panthers pass defense, but McLaurin is still a solid play despite Washington's offensive struggles for no other reason than you can count on him to pick up targets and make a play or two downfield.
McLaurin caught three of four targets for 69 receiving yards during Sunday's 34-17 loss to the Jets.
Analysis: The rookie receiver out of Ohio State is a big play waiting to happen, and he did not disappoint in Week 11 against New York's bottom-10 pass defense, flashing with 20 and 41-yard receptions on the afternoon. McLaurin also had a 67-yard catch on Washington's third offensive drive of the day, but the gain was wiped out by a holding penalty on Brandon Scherff. While he had been held under 55 receiving yards in three three straight outings prior to Week 11, expectations for McLaurin should remain high heading into a matchup against a Detroit defense that surrendered three touchdowns and more than 440 passing yards to the Cowboys' passing attack Sunday.
McLaurin caught four of seven targets for 100 yards and two touchdowns during Sunday's 17-16 win over Miami.
Analysis: McLaurin was the difference in Sunday's game against a depleted Miami secondary. He put Washington on the board early in the second quarter with a deep, out-breaking route for a 25-yard touchdown and then just dashed straight up the sideline for a 33-yard score early in the third quarter. All eyes are on Dwayne Haskins in Washington, but it's the other rookie Buckeye that has been among the team's brightest young stars. McLaurin has five touchdowns in five games, but Week 7 features a tough matchup against a hot 49ers team.
McLaurin may have more room to operate in Sunday's game in Miami with Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard (knee) sidelined, Mike Clay of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: In his four appearances this season, McLaurin has seen no fewer than seven targets while surpassing 50 yards on each occasion. The Dolphins defense has allowed 15.3 yards per catch and seven TDs to opposing wide receivers through four games, meaning the rookie has a prime opportunity to go off yet again.
McLaurin (hamstring) caught three of seven targets for 51 yards in Sunday's 33-7 loss to the Redskins.
Analysis: McLaurin was by far the best aerial option for Washington in this one, with nobody else recording more than 17 receiving yards. The rookie was finally kept out of the end zone after scoring a touchdown in each of his first three games played, but he gets an excellent opportunity to get back into the end zone in Week 6 against a Dolphins team that's allowing a whopping 40.8 points per game.
McLaurin (hamstring) is active Sunday against the Patriots.
Analysis: The Redskins again took their decision with McLaurin's availability down to the wire, but on this occasion he'll be available to the offense. Because he was considered "50-50" to suit up by coach Jay Gruden, it'll be interesting to see what kind of workload he can handle. When he was available Weeks 1, 2 and 3, McLaurin played at least 89 percent of the offensive snaps each time on his way to a 16-257-3 line on 24 targets with Case Keenum under center. McLaurin will be working with Colt McCoy this time around with Keenum inactive due to a lingering foot injury.
McLaurin (hamstring) is expected to play Sunday versus the Patriots, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: Back from a one-game absence, McLaurin will be working with a new signal-caller in Colt McCoy. When he was taking the NFL by storm to the tune of 16 catches (on 24 targets) for 257 yards and three touchdowns through his first three career contests, McLaurin was on the receiving end of passes from Case Keenum, so it'll be interesting to see how the new duo clicks.
McLaurin (hamstring), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Patriots, is being treated as a game-time decision, Craig Hoffman of 106-7 The Fan Washington reports.
Analysis: The hamstring issue prevented the rookie from playing in the Week 4 loss to the Giants, but the Redskins are optimistic that he'll be able to suit up Sunday, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Before his availability is confirmed, however, McLaurin will be subjected to a pre-game workout to ensure his hamstring isn't an issue. Confirmation on his status will come 90 minutes prior to the 1 p.m. EDT kickoff, when the Redskins will release their inactive list.
McLaurin (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against New England, with coach Jay Gruden saying the wide receiver is 50-50 to play, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Analysis: Ruled out in a game-time decision last week, McLaurin was a limited participant in practice the past three days, setting up another game-time call in Week 5. He'll work with Colt McCoy if he ends up playing, as the Redskins are making a quarterback change for Sunday's matchup with the shutdown New England pass defense. It's a difficult spot for the entire Washington offense, but anyone interested in using McLaurin in a Week 5 lineup should have a final decision when inactive lists are released before Sunday's 1:00 p.m. ET kickoff.
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