Jeremy Maclin may not play in Friday's preseason game. We break down the fantasy implications.
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin sat out Thursday's practice and is "unlikely" to play in the team's preseason game on Friday, according to Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer. Maclin left practice on Wednesday due to a minor hamstring injury, after a huge day of soundly beating cornerback Darrelle Revis in drills.
Maclin has since stated that he'll be fine when it comes to the hamstring injury, but he's struggled to stay on the field all throughout the offseason. Maclin missed all of last season with a torn ACL and hasn't been able to consistently practice despite being officially "recovered" from that injury. Maclin did play in the team's preseason opener, catching one pass for 15 yards.
Fantasy Impact: Missing the second preseason game isn't a huge deal for a player of Maclin's caliber, but consistently struggling with injuries is something to be worried about for fantasy owners. His potential for yardage, touchdowns and, accordingly, fantasy points this season is huge. He'll be the top target for quarterback Nick Foles and will likely have a few big games that will sway more than a few fantasy matchups. But it's hard not to be concerned with his health at this point. He's a high-risk, high-reward player.