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|Maclin overcame some preseason injury issues (a medical condition that reportedly caused him to lose a pile of weight) to have a nice start to the season but the injury bug struck at midseason causing him to miss three games and preventing him from putting together his first 1,000-yard receiving season. The Eagles 2009 1st round pick is a talented player with above average speed and a willingness to catch the ball in traffic and over the middle but there is always a lingering suspicion that his production is tied to seeing less attention than his fellow starter DeSean Jackson. It is worth noting that the two Eagles receivers have produced similar fantasy point totals over the past two seasons. What makes Maclin more appealing from a fantasy perspective is his consistency and reduced risk profile. Maclin shows up every week when he is healthy and hasn’t showed himself to be a diva receiver during his three years in the league. While Maclin isn’t likely to generate the ten touchdowns that made him a solid fantasy option in 2010, he should come close to that given that he is a better red zone option than Jackson. Expect him to top 1,000 receiving yards for the first time this season and rank as a mid-tier WR2 at season’s end… without the headaches.
| High ankle sprain for Maclin, no ACL tear -- Sun Jan 10 2:18 pm --|
Status for divisional round in question
|MRI showed Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin did NOT tear his ACL, per source. He did suffer a high ankle sprain. Status for Saturday at NE uncertain. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: Maclin has torn his ACL twice so this is good news as it was feared he tore his ACL in the Chiefs Wildcard game against Houston. A high ankle sprain would make him very doubtful to play in the divisional round against the Patriots. If he's unable to play, Albert Wilson and rookie Chris Conley would be the Chiefs starting wide receivers.
| Jeremy Maclin limited in practice -- Wed Jan 6 5:16 pm --|
OLB Justin Houston to return versus Texans
|Chiefs receiver Jeremy Maclin returned to practice Wednesday after suffering a hip bruise in the Chiefs’ 23-17 win over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.
Maclin, who was limited, said after the game that “there’s no way” he’d miss the Chiefs’ playoff opener. Outside linebacker Justin Houston and right tackle Jah Reid — two starters who missed the Raiders game Sunday with knee injuries — both practiced for the second straight day. Reid was limited, while Houston was a full participant. (Kansas City Star)|
FF Today's Take: Jeremy Maclin's status is noteworthy because the team's offense is short on playmakers following injuries to the backfield this season. He has found the end zone six times in the past six games and has been instrumental to the team's current 10-game win streak. On the defensive side of the ball, OLB Justin Houston returns after missing the past five games with a knee injury. He has been a force on defense compiling 7.5 sacks, 2 interceptions and 1 forced fumble in ten regular season games.