2. Terry McLaurin, WR
There’s no denying that Terry McLaurin is WFT’s main guy. McLaurin has 808 receiving yards on 61 receptions this season, which is over 500 more yards than the second-best receiver on the team, Adam Humphries. Is he the best wide receiver in the league? Far from it. But those stats put him above big names like Mike Evans, Hunter Renfrow, and George Kittle.
While the Cowboys certainly have a strong secondary that includes standouts like Trevon Diggs, in recent weeks they’ve watched opposing offenses pick apart and bully Anthony Brown for a series of endless pass interference calls. That could be the name of Washington’s game again here, because what’s perhaps most impressive about McLaurin is how well he adjusts to the football and battles with DBs to come away victorious.
Catching passes from underdog quarterback Taylor Heinicke isn’t always easy. Most of McLaurin’s passes are highly contested and a lot of them aren’t exactly “well-thrown.”
The reality of it all is that McLaurin is a guy Washington continues to target more than anyone else, and he continues to “make it work” – a common theme for this team. Imagine what McLaurin’s numbers would be if he had Tom Brady or Aaron Rodgers throwing to him.