Lamar Jackson

Baltimore Ravens
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Lamar Jackson Drops Weight To "Be More Agile"

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson, last year's NFL MVP, said that he dropped weight this offseason to "be more agile." Jackson said he weighed 205 pounds, which is 25 pounds less than his 2022 weight and 10 pounds less than last year. The 27-year-old is already the most prolific running QB in the NFL, as he's gained 5,258 yards on the ground in his first six seasons in the league, 1,399 more than any other signal-caller. He led the NFL by averaging 5.5 yards per carry in 2023, but that was his lowest in any full season. Jackson had nine runs in his first three seasons in which he reached a maximum speed of 20 mph or faster, but he's managed just one of those runs in his last three seasons. He doesn't think the weight loss will impact how he takes hits, and it shouldn't deter fantasy managers from taking him as a high-end QB1.

May 22, 2024 9:05 PM EST

Lamar Jackson Scores Four Touchdowns In Divisional Round Win

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson exhibited his MVP potential in the 2023 Divisional Round, accumulating 252 yards and four touchdowns, including 100 rushing yards in the team's 34-10 victory over the Texans. Despite initial skepticism about his postseason performance, the former MVP emphatically led the Ravens' offense down the field. Jackson's scoring on the first two drives of the second half led to a strategic shift to an ultra-run-heavy approach, tempering his passing statistics for the day. As the AFC's top seed, the impending title game will be at M&T Bank Stadium against either the Bills or Chiefs presents a challenge, with both teams ranking in the bottom 10 in points allowed to quarterbacks. Nevertheless, Jackson is anticipated to deliver robust numbers as the linchpin of the entire offense.

Jan 20, 2024 8:18 PM EST

Lamar Jackson Looks To Shake Off Playoff Woes

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson turned in another incredible season as he led the team to the number-one seed and the first-round bye. Now, he and the Ravens will take on the Houston Texans full of young talent, and try to erase all of the playoff doubts throughout his career. Jackson is currently 1-3 in playoff games and has never won at home. When these two teams met in the first week of the season, Jackson struggled a bit despite the lopsided score as he registered 169 yards on 17-for-22 passing with no scores and an interception. He did lead the backfield with 38 yards on six carries though. His legs will create more upside for Jackson in DFS lineups, but it remains to be seen how he and the revamped offense will look after two weeks off.

Jan 18, 2024 11:46 PM EST

Tyler Huntley To Start In Week 18, Lamar Jackson To Be Rested

The Baltimore Ravens will rest quarterback Lamar Jackson, the MVP front-runner, for the Week 18 regular season finale this Saturday against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Ravens are already locked into the top overall seed in the AFC and will have a first-round bye in the playoffs. The next time they'll be a full-go will be in the Divisional Round on Jan. 20/21. Tyler Huntley will make his first start of the season in this weekend's game against a Steelers team that is still fighting for a wild-card spot. Jackson may not be the only offensive starter the Ravens choose to rest in this one, so Huntley may be working with limited weapons in a tough matchup against the Steelers. The 25-year-old will be a low-end QB2 option for fantasy managers in superflex leagues that are still playing for a title.

Jan 3, 2024 3:32 PM EST

Ravens Unsure If Lamar Jackson Will Play In Week 18

The Baltimore Ravens have already clinched the No. 1 seed in the AFC and a first-round bye in the postseason, so they have nothing left to play for in Week 18 of the regular season versus the division-rival Pittsburgh Steelers. Head coach John Harbaugh said he has not decided if quarterback Lamar Jackson, the MVP favorite, and other key starters will play on Saturday against Pittsburgh. If Jackson and other starters are given Week 18 off, they will go three weeks between games. Jackson didn't play in the regular season finale in 2019 and the Ravens ended up losing to the Tennessee Titans in the divisional round of the playoffs two weeks later. The 26-year-old is currently the QB3 in overall fantasy points and has been excellent for his managers in four games since the team's Week 13 bye. If he is given the week off, Tyler Huntley would make the start against the Steelers.

Jan 1, 2024 6:08 PM EST

Lamar Jackson Stakes A Claim For MVP

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson slammed the Miami Dolphins in Week 17's 56-19 blowout win, staking his claim for NFL MVP honors by completing 18-of-21 passes for 321 yards and five touchdowns with six carries for 35 yards. Miami scored to get things started, but the Ravens took command shortly thereafter. Jackson's three first-half scores came from 20, 75, and 35 yards away to give Baltimore a two-score advantage at halftime. The 26-year-old All-Pro hooked up with tight end Isaiah Likely for a second time in the third quarter before putting the finishing touches on a masterful display with a short TD to fullback Patrick Ricard during the fourth period. This may have been a wrap for Jackson's 2023, and fantasy managers couldn't have asked for a better finale. Perhaps having sealed the deal in the MVP race, Jackson may not play much in Week 18 against the Pittsburgh Steelers with the AFC's top seed clinched.

Jan 1, 2024 1:12 AM EST

Lamar Jackson Remains A Must-Start Against Dolphins

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson checks in at QB4 after three straight QB1-level performances since their bye in Week 13. In that span, he has 739 yards, six touchdowns, and two interceptions while completing 61 of his 102 attempts. He's also ran for 212 yards on 30 carries but hasn't found the end zone. In Week 17, Jackson and the Ravens take on the Miami Dolphins who rank 15th against opposing quarterbacks allowing an average of 15.3 fantasy points per game. They haven't been the most efficient team on the road, but they were able to limit Dak Prescott and the Cowboys enough to get a win in Week 16. With that being said, the defense isn't as stout as the 49ers that Jackson just gashed for a big win. So, Jackson can be considered a QB1 and should remain a must-start in a game that could decide the first seed of the AFC.

Dec 29, 2023 5:39 PM EST

Lamar Jackson Strengthens His Case For MVP

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson went into the Christmas night game against the San Francisco 49ers behind both Brock Purdy and Christian McCaffrey in MVP odds. After leading the team to a 33-19 win, he's now the MVP favorite on a lot of sportsbooks. Jackson finished with 252 yards through the air with two touchdowns while completing 23 out of his 35 attempts. He also added 45 yards on seven carries. The new MVP favorite finished as the QB8 on the week and that puts him as the QB5 overall this season. In Week 17, during a lot of fantasy championships, Jackson and the Ravens will take on the Miami Dolphins to decide who gets the number-one seed in the AFC.

Dec 26, 2023 9:46 AM EST

Lamar Jackson Firmly In The QB1 Conversation Against 49ers

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson is the QB5 on the season so far and has put up a fantastic 19.5 fantasy points per game. He's been more of a dark horse in the MVP conversation and has the chance to cement his name in that discussion going up against the number-one team in the NFC. The San Francisco 49ers are the fifth toughest team against opposing quarterbacks as they only allow 13.0 fantasy points per game. The difference is that they haven't played many quarterbacks with the running ability of Jackson. He's first in rushing yards and fourth in rushing touchdowns among quarterbacks and has five games of 60 or more rushing yards. Despite the stingy defense, Jackson's running ability allows him to be a QB1 in this matchup.

Dec 23, 2023 5:25 PM EST

Lamar Jackson Registers 268 Total Yards In Win

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson collected another QB1-level performance finishing as the QB9 before the Monday night game kicks off. The former MVP completed 14 of his 24 throws for 171 yards, one touchdown, and one interception while running for 97 yards on 12 carries. Jackson was escaping tacklers left and right and was able to mix in some big throws along with big runs. The Jaguars defensive line looked exhausted and even though Jackson didn't turn that into a monster day, he was able to at least put up around 20 fantasy points. He'll have a tougher time in Week 16 against a stout San Francisco 49ers defense.

Dec 18, 2023 8:40 AM EST

Lamar Jackson In Line For Another Big Week Against Jaguars

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson finished as the QB1 last week after a monster game against the Los Angeles Rams that went into overtime. Now, he sets his sights on the third-worst defense against opposing quarterbacks. The Jacksonville Jaguars give up an average of 19.2 fantasy points per game in four-point passing touchdown leagues. In four of their last five games, the Jaguars have allowed 300 or more passing yards and two or more touchdowns to quarterbacks. This equates to the Jaguars giving up 31.8% more fantasy points per game than the league average. Jackson is a must-play in all formats for this contest.

Dec 16, 2023 3:03 PM EST

Lamar Jackson Throws For Over 300 Yards In Win

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson cashed in a big performance in the team's overtime victory over the Los Angeles Rams. Jackson completed 24 of his 43 pass attempts for 316 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception. He added 70 yards on 11 carries on top of it. Action Jackson was back in this game as he could extend many plays and turn some great coverage into a gain with his legs. Jackson looked very comfortable in the pocket and he was able to spread his touchdown throws to three different pass-catchers. He'll look to string together some big performances in Week 15 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Dec 10, 2023 5:32 PM EST

Lamar Jackson Will Play On Sunday

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (illness) will play in Week 14 against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday despite dealing with an illness this week and missing practice on Thursday, according to head coach John Harbaugh. "He was feeling good -- full of life," Harbaugh said Friday. "He looked good out there. He was back. He's recovered." When healthy, Jackson has been great in 2023, and he's gone 14-3 (.824) in regular-season games in December and January when he's been on the field. He is unlikely to have tight end Mark Andrews (ankle) the rest of the way, but Jackson is nevertheless a high-end QB1 for fantasy managers because of his rushing ability. Leave him in all starting fantasy lineups in Week 14 as he gets set to face the Rams in Baltimore.

Dec 8, 2023 3:14 PM EST

Lamar Jackson Under The Weather Thursday

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (illness) missed practice on Thursday due to an illness. Jackson has popped up on the Week 14 injury coming off the team's bye, but he still has two full days to recover before having to suit up on Sunday to take on the Los Angeles Rams. We'll continue to keep a close eye on the 26-year-old signal-caller, but we'd expect him to be feeling better by Sunday and to play this weekend. Fantasy managers shouldn't be too worried right now and need to keep him locked in as a high-end QB1 in all lineups. If Jackson misses another practice on Friday and is questionable on the final injury report, there will be some more cause for concern.

Dec 7, 2023 5:09 PM EST

Lamar Jackson Not Seen At Practice Thursday

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (undisclosed) was not seen during practice on Thursday. The star signal-caller is not known to be dealing with an injury, though back in Week 11 he may have been dealt a minor ankle injury after being tackled. The tweak was not serious enough to cost him any time in that game, though he was noticeably limping afterward. The missed practice is Jackson's first absence of the season, though the Ravens have yet to release an official report. Without any other news, it is likely this is simply a rest day, though on the off-chance that Jackson was to miss Week 14, fourth-year backup Tyler Huntley would be next in line for the start against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday.

Dec 7, 2023 2:30 PM EST

Lamar Jackson Does Enough For The Win Over The Chargers

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson may not have put up the best fantasy numbers in Week 12, but he did enough to get the 20-10 win over the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday Night Football. Jackson completed 18 of his 32 pass attempts for 177 yards and a touchdown while gathering 39 yards on 11 carries. This was the lowest completion percentage of the season for the former MVP, despite playing against a defense that was known for giving up plenty of offense to opposing quarterbacks. He'll head to the bye with a total of 2,618 yards through the air, 13 touchdowns, five interceptions, and 574 yards on the ground with five more scores.

Nov 27, 2023 9:33 AM EST

Lamar Jackson Draws A Favorable Matchup Against Chargers

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson has been one of the best passers in the league this season and has enjoyed the most accurate season of his career thus far. In Week 12, he'll go up against the Los Angeles Chargers defense which ranks second to last against opposing quarterbacks. They allow an average of 20.3 fantasy points per game and since Week 6, they've allowed the second-highest passer rating in the league. So, after a big performance in Week 11 and extra time before the Week 12 matchup, Jackson is primed to be a QB1 yet again.

Nov 25, 2023 10:04 AM EST

Lamar Jackson Showing Improved Leadership

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson has shown noticeably improved leadership this year. "He's evolving," a team source said. "There's a different air about him, with better communication." Jackson has been emboldened by his new five-year, $260 million extension while also working with new offensive coordinator Todd Monken. He has also been more aggressive checking into plays he likes, which helps coaches discover more about him and his preferences. Baltimore's offense is up nearly 33 yards per game from last year, but Jackson must improve his fourth-quarter play -- since the 2021 season, he leads all QBs in fourth-quarter or overtime turnovers with 12. The loss of tight end Mark Andrews (ankle) hurts, but Jackson should remain a high-end QB1 in fantasy the rest of the way.

Nov 22, 2023 1:07 PM EST

Lamar Jackson Says His Ankle Is Fine

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (ankle) briefly left the Thursday night win over the Cincinnati Bengals and headed to the medical tent to have his ankle checked out late in the first quarter. However, he wasn't in the tent long and returned to the field for the next offensive series, ultimately finishing with 264 yards passing and two touchdowns while rushing for 54 yards. He didn't look hampered once he returned and said he would be ready for Week 12 against the Los Angeles Chargers on Nov. 26. "I'm feeling good," Jackson said. "Coach gave us a few extra days off. I'll be good for the Chargers." It was nice to see the 26-year-old bounce back in Week 11 after three straight underwhelming performances, and he'll no doubt be a must-start, high-end QB1 in a nice matchup against the Bolts in Week 12.

Nov 17, 2023 12:23 PM EST

Lamar Jackson Bounces Back In A Big Way

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson broke his streak of underwhelming fantasy performances with a very good game in a convincing win over the division rival Cincinnati Bengals. He registered 264 yards through the air while completing 16 of his 26 throws with two touchdowns. Jackson also gathered 54 yards on nine carries despite coming up limping after an awkward tackle in the second quarter. The Ravens' offense looked like they were in control of this game from the start even though the Bengals took a lead before Joe Burrow (wrist) left the game. Jackson and company can now take this momentum over to an even weaker defense in Week 12 against the Chargers.

Nov 17, 2023 7:54 AM EST