Commanders WR Terry McLaurin gains 150 receiving yards
Eric Bieniemy likes to share the wealth as part of his expansive offensive scheme. This involves getting countless skill position players involved in the passing game to make things difficult for opposing defenses, who don't know where the football is going next.
This has been largely positive, but it does mean Terry McLaurin's numbers are suffering as a result. Although he's still the Washington Commanders' primary target by a considerable margin, the former third-round pick's 60.1 receiving yards per game is the lowest of his professional career.
McLaurin takes away a lot of attention as one of the league's most skilled pass-catchers. Sam Howell still trusts him, it's just the newfound diversity of players getting targets that's been the biggest stumbling block.
There will come a time when McLaurin puts together a monster game more in keeping with what the Pro Bowler has demonstrated throughout his stint in Washington. That might arrive this weekend against a New York Giants defense giving up 237.3 yards through the air on average.
With Curtis Samuel dealing with injury and Jahan Dotson struggling to put a consistent run of games together, this could be McLaurin's moment to shine if he becomes the genuine focal point once again. Gaining 150 receiving yards or anything close to that would be just what the doctor prescribed in a must-win game for the Commanders.