Ravens QB Lamar Jackson 'way ahead' of last year

The Ravens built their offense this year around Lamar Jackson, and Jackson has, in turn, wrapped himself around what team officials believe will be a "revolutionary" offense. Baltimore has been throwing a lot of different concepts, formations and cadences at Jackson, and he has not appeared to flinch.

“I’m way ahead, way ahead of where I was last year," Jackson said. "Last year, I was asking coach, ‘What do you have right here?’ and stuff like that. This year, it’s a lot of studying, dialing in to my playbook, getting with my teammates in the offseason. They helped a lot."

Fantasy Impact: 

Jackson averaged 18.7 PPG in his eight starts, throwing for 159 yards and 0.7 touchdowns while adding 80 yards and 0.57 touchdowns as a runner. The Ravens hired ground-game aficionado Greg Roman to coordinate the offense so it’s crystal clear that the team will continue to emphasize the run with Jackson at quarterback. He will continue to rack up points with his legs, but it’s doubtful that Roman will be able to maximize Jackson’s ability as a passer. Jackson should be a high-floor fantasy quarterback in 2019.

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