LANDOVER MD - NOVEMBER 15: Jeremy Maclin #18 of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Washington Redskins on November 15 2010 at FedExField in Landover Maryland. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
Jeremy Maclin is out tonight with a hamstring injury. We break down the fantasy implications.
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin will not play tonight against the Steelers after "tweaking something" in warmups according to Eagles announcer Mike Quick. That "something" appears to be his hamstring and Jason Avant will be starting in his place.
Analysis: Maclin can be an elite wide receiver at times, but has suffered several minor injuries throughout his career and he missed three games last season. A lymphoma scare in the 2011 preseason turned out to not be a big deal and he was able to play in week one and then had 13 catches for 171 yards and 2 touchdowns in week two. Maclin finished the season with 63 catches for 859 yards and 5 touchdowns and the former first round pick seems poised for a breakout season, as long as he manages to stay healthy. Hopefully this hamstring injury does not linger or set him back.