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Terry McLaurin 2020 Dynasty Outlook
Terry McLaurin represents Naptown where he was named Mr. Football in Indiana in high school. As the 36th ranked WR in his class, he was highly recruited. He chose to commit to THE Ohio State University.
As a Buckeye, McLaurin was never “the guy”. His freshman year he didn’t play, but began to earn playing time as the years went on. Senior year was his best year, posting 701 yards on 35 receptions and 11 TDs which doesn’t seem like much, but he was overshadowed by Parris Campbell. Terry made enough of an impact to catch the eye of one team specifically.
With the 76th pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, the Washington Football Team select Terry McLaurin, WR, THE Ohio State University.
In his rookie season, his stat line was 58/919/7. It should’ve been much better considering he constantly burned his defenders, but was overthrown by one of the 3 QB’s he had. He did finish as the WR29, but will finish higher than that in 2020 guarenteed. 4.35 is blazing speed; match that with great route runner and cuts makes for a lot of easy catches.
If Haskins makes the improvements coaches have claimed he’s had this offseason, Scary Terry has low-end WR1 potential. I wouldn’t trade for him at a value any higher than a mid WR2 though. I love the talent and that he’s the only great receiver on his team. He’s going to get all the targets for The Football Team, and he’s going to produce no matter who they play. He put up 62 yards and a TD against Byron Jones and 51 yards against Stephon Gilmore which may not seem like jaw dropping numbers, but that’s pretty solid for a rookie against the best in world. Last season was just a glimpse to the breakout season he’ll have this year.
Terry McLaurin Dynasty Outlook – Beyond 2020
Terry McLaurin will be a top 20 WR from 2021 through the next 5+ years. I don’t think it’s unrealistic especially considering they may be bad enough next year to get the first pick and Trevor Lawerance in the draft. But, even without that, McLaurin gets open and will be the top targeted WR for Washington for years. I can honestly say I didn’t watch a lot of Washington last year, but after watching his film, I love what’s about to come. Prepare to fall in love with Scary Terry
According to the RotoHeat team, Terry McLaurin’s ADP is #54 overall and #28 among WRs in PPR formats. His value in picks in both 1QB and SuperFlex is an early to mid 1st rounder. 1QB is more like the 1.03 or 1.04 and SuperFlex is closer to 1.05 or 1.06.
In 1QB leagues, players comparable in value to Terry are Deebo Samuel, Todd Gurley, Mark Andrews, Tyler Boyd, Kyler Murray, Deshaun Watson and Jarvis Landry. A case could be made for any one of these guys, but I’m personally passing on Samuel and Gurley because I see more potential in Terry’s dynasty value than Samuel’s and Gurley only has a good year or 2 left. I’m only taking Watson or Murray if I’m in desperate need of a QB, since you can win a league streaming QBs week to week. Andrews is a top TE who’s younger than McLaurin, Jarvis is Mr. Consistency and Boyd has back to back 1,000 yard seasons. I do expect him to finish above Boyd in 2020.
Players with similar value to McLaurin in SuperFlex leagues are also Deebo Samuel and Mark Andrews. Daniel Jones, CeeDee Lamb, Calvin Ridley, Stefon Diggs and Justin Herbert compare in value as well. If I have a QB need, I’m taking Jones over Herbert since we don’t know how the QB situation is going to shape up for the Chargers and Jones offers a lot of upside. Lamb, Ridley and Diggs are all guys I love as much as McLaurin so feel free to interchange these as you see fit.