Lamar Jackson, QB Baltimore Ravens

General Info

  • Height: 6' 2"
  • Weight: 216 lbs
  • DOB: 01-07-1997

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Most Recent News

Ravens two-minute offense struggles in practice against Rams

Monday, August 6, 2018, 8:04pm

Baltimore Sun - [Full Article]

One of the final portions of the Ravens’ joint practice with the Los Angeles Rams on Monday pitted their offense against the Rams defense in a two-minute situation. In three possessions, the offense emerged with zero points. The opening series, with quarterback Joe Flacco under center, was the most promising, as the unit drove to Los Angeles’ 40-yard line. But on third down, Flacco overthrew a deep pass along the right sideline to wide receiver Chris Moore, and kicker Justin Tucker’s field-goal attempt from 58 yards missed wide left. The Ravens’ ensuing drives, led by rookie Lamar Jackson and Robert Griffin III, did not get close to crossing midfield.

Fantasy Impact:

According to the writer, the Rams defense tipped, batted, and slapped away numerous passes from the Raven QBs and also got a lot of pressure for would-be sacks.

Scouting Report

Fantasy Upside

Lamar Jackson was a dynamic playmaker in college. Not only did he throw 69 touchdown passes during his three years at Lousville, he also ran for 50 more. Jackson averaged 6.3 yards rushing the ball and has tremendous arm strength to go alongside excellent intangibles as a leader on the field. If Jackson gets a chance to start, he has the dual-threat capabilities to make an immediate fantasy impact.

Fantasy Downside

Joe Flacco is entrenched as the starter for at least another season, making it hard to imagine Jackson getting a lot of snaps. His playmaking might put him on the field for gadget plays as a rookie, but those are rarely consistent enough to trust for fantasy owners. Jackson also projects as a raw talent throwing the ball, who needs to learn to make deeper reads before he’s ready to carry a team at the NFL level.

2018 Bottom Line

Jackson is an intriguing dynasty option and has some late-round value in deep leagues and best-ball formats due to his playmaking potential. However, as long as Flacco is still the starter, Jackson should be avoided in most leagues.

2018 Strength of Schedule - BAL
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
6
BUF
24
@CIN
9
DEN
14
@PIT
28
@CLE
18
@TEN
11
NO
12
@CAR
14
PIT
BYE24
CIN
30
OAK
16
@ATL
25
@KC
17
TB
4
@LAC
28
CLE

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.