Show Navigation
Show Menu

Lamar Jackson Fantasy Football News | Shark Bites

Shark Bites are the latest fantasy football news & NFL updates. Draft Sharks has been in business since 1999. And when we started, redraft was the dominant form of fantasy football. Check out what we've learned about this most basic form of fantasy football along the way.

The Ravens are hiring Todd Monken as their OC. Monken spent the past 3 seasons as Georgia's OC, helping the Bulldogs to National Championships in both 2021 and 2022. The offense improved each season, climbing from 41st to 26th and then to 5th in yards per game. Monken spent the 4 years before that Georgia stint as an NFL OC. The first 3 came with the Bucs, who climbed from 18th in total yards to 9th and then 3rd with QB Jameis Winston. Monken then headed to Cleveland, where his 2019 Browns struggled to a 22nd-place finish in total yards in QB Baker Mayfield's 2nd season. Each of Monken's final 3 NFL offenses ranked higher in pass attempts than rush attempts. All 4 were at least league-average in terms of Pass Rate Over Expected, with the 2017 Bucs finishing at +2% and the 2018 Bucs finishing at +5%. That makes this a fascinating hire considering the Ravens were a run-leaning offense under former OC Greg Roman. We'll keep an eye on Monken's exact plans for the 2023 Ravens.

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport believes QB Lamar Jackson will get the exclusive franchise tag. The exclusive tag would allow Baltimore to set the price in a potential deal, while the non-exclusive variety would net the team only two 1sts. Rapoport makes clear that a trade is unlikely, although such an outcome isn’t totally dismissed. An exclusive tag for Jackson would cost Baltimore roughly $45 million.

Ravens OC Greg Roman announced Thursday via management firm AthletesFirst that he's "stepping away from the team to pursue other opportunities." Roman's offenses obviously leaned heavily on the run across his 4 years in Baltimore, which made plenty of sense with Lamar Jackson at QB. But Roman's rushing lean predated that stint. All 6 of the previous offense for which he served as OC -- 4 in San Francisco, then 2 in Buffalo -- ranked among the league's top 9 in rushing attempts. Across his 10 years as a coordinator, just 3 Roman offenses ranked lower than 3rd in carries. Only 1 of those 10 finished lower than 4th in rushing yards, and that came back in 2011, his 1st season at the post with the 49ers. We'll see where Roman lands and who the Ravens select to follow him. Of course, the status of Jackson for 2023 and beyond will likely matter even more for projecting both the player and the Ravens offense. Jackson is set to hit unrestricted free agency in March, but we'd be surprised if Baltimore lets him hit the open market. Baltimore's offense promises to be 1 of the more intriguing storylines to watch this offseason.

Ravens QB Lamar Jackson (knee) is facing an "uphill battle" to play in Sunday night's Wild Card game vs. the Bengals, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. "He is working, he is trying, he is rehabbing," Rapoport said. "The knee is just not quite right." Jackson went down on December 4 and was initially expected to miss no more than 3 weeks. He's now 5-and-a-half weeks removed from the injury. We'll get Baltimore's first practice report of the week later today, but it sounds like we should expect Tyler Huntley to be under center on Sunday night.

The Ravens aren't expected to announce their starting QB for today's game vs. the Bengals until pregame warmups, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. QB Lamar Jackson (knee) is out, QB Tyler Huntley (shoulder, wrist) is officially questionable and QB Anthony Brown reportedly took 1st-team reps in practice this week. We'll try to find out who will be under center before kickoff, but this is obviously a situation to avoid in fantasy lineups.

Ravens QB Lamar Jackson's status for the playoffs is "up in the air," according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Jackson still hasn't practiced since going down with a sprained PCL on December 4. He reportedly thinks he'll be ready to go next weekend, but the team isn't sure. Jackson's knee is "still not feeling quite right," Rapoport hears. "And because of the way Jackson plays the QB position, because of how active he is, because of how athletic he is, he needs that knee to be 100%." Jackson's status will be the biggest storyline of next week, leading up to the Wild Card round of the playoffs.

To no one's surprise, Ravens QB Lamar Jackson (knee) has been ruled out for Week 18 vs. the Bengals. HC John Harbaugh said on Friday that "Lamar's working as hard as he can. The trainers are working as hard as they can... That's where we're at. He won't be playing in this game, we're hopeful for next week," signaling a chance we see the former MVP in the playoffs. It's also worth noting that QB Tyler Huntley (right shoulder, wrist) only managed limited practice all week and is listed as questionable. Separate quotes from Harbaugh indicate that Huntley will be good to go, however. We don't feel Huntley is worth much fantasy consideration this week as he's scored less than 13 fantasy points in 4 consecutive games.

Ravens QB Lamar Jackson (knee) didn't practice on Thursday. As ESPN's Adam Schefter pointed out on Twitter, it's now officially been over one month since the former MVP practiced for played in an NFL game. It's safe to say Jackson's fantasy season is over. Expect QB Tyler Huntley to be under center in Week 18 vs. the Bengals. The Ravens still have a playoff run ahead of them, so perhaps we'll see Jackson under center at some point soon. This'll be a fascinating storyline to track as Jackson potentially heads toward free agency this offseason.

Ravens QB Lamar Jackson (knee) opened the week listed as a DNP on Wednesday's practice report. Ravens HC John Harbaugh said, "I’m just going to leave all that stuff alone and focus on the game and have the guys ready for the game," when asked about Jackson. That's not a particularly encouraging quote to hear from a coach about their QB. Fantasy managers should probably expect backup QB Tyler Huntley to once again get the nod in Week 18 vs. the Bengals.

Ravens HC John Harbaugh said Monday that he's still not sure if QB Lamar Jackson (knee) will be ready to play vs. the Bengals this weekend. "I don’t have an expectation until I hear more today,” Harbaugh said. "I’m just going to listen to the doctors and to Lamar and we’re prepared." The Ravens have clinched a playoff spot, but the Bengals would lock up the AFC North title with a win over the Bills tonight. That might ultimately impact whether Jackson plays this weekend. Stay tuned.

The Ravens are being "extra cautious" in continuing to hold QB Lamar Jackson out with his knee injury, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The team does expect Jackson back at least for the start of the playoffs, Rapoport adds. We'll continue to monitor Jackson's progress.

Ravens QB Lamar Jackson (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's Week 17 contest vs. the Steelers. Fantasy managers will once again look to backup QB Tyler Huntley as the leader of the Ravens' offense. Huntley is a low-end QB2 option that only warrants consideration in superflex leagues. He's only exceeded 15 fantasy points once since taking over in Week 13 vs. the Browns. It's hard to trust a guy like that with a fantasy title on the line.

Ravens QB Lamar Jackson (knee) didn't practice again on Thursday. Backup QB Tyler Huntley is looking like he'll get the nod again for Week 17 vs. the Steelers. We'll let you know if anything changes tomorrow.

Ravens QB Lamar Jackson (knee) did not practice on Wednesday. Jackson is still reeling from an injury that has kept him out since Week 13. It remains to be seen if we will see Jackson in Week 17 action vs. the Steelers on Sunday night. The practice week is still early though. We'll know more by tomorrow.

Ravens HC John Harbaugh wouldn't say Monday if he expects to get QB Lamar Jackson (knee) back for Sunday night's game vs. the Steelers. "We'll just have to see," Harbaugh said when asked if Jackson will practice this week. The Ravens clinched a playoff spot with the Week 16 win over the Falcons but are still fighting for the AFC North title, needing to win the final 2 games to wrap it up. We'll keep you updated on Jackson's status throughout the week.

Ravens QB Lamar Jackson's status for Week 17 remains uncertain, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Jackson has yet to practice since going down with a sprained PCL in Week 13. He's been doing some straight-line running, per Rapoport, and is expected to get back on the field for "football-related movements" this coming week. But whether he plays vs. the Steelers next weekend will depend on how that knee responds and Baltimore's standing in the playoff race. Jackson is more likely to play if the Ravens lose to the Falcons today, which would leave a playoff spot still in doubt. Stay tuned.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport confirms that Ravens QB Tyler Huntley (right shoulder) will start today's game vs. the Falcons. He's listed as questionable but "was able to make all his throws on Thursday," per Rapoport. We're not expecting the shoulder to be an issue today.

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Ravens QB Tyler Huntley will be the starter in Week 16 vs. the Falcons. The possible return of Lamar Jackson will have to wait another week. Though the Falcons' defense presents the 8th-best matchup for QBs in adjusted fantasy points allowed, Huntley is nothing more than a low-end QB2 consideration in superflex leagues. Huntley is 32nd among qualified QBs in PFF passing grade and ranks as the QB24 in fantasy since Week 13. Fantasy managers likely have better options for their lineups.

Ravens QB Lamar Jackson (knee) did not practice again on Wednesday. Backup Tyler Huntley (right shoulder) practiced in a limited fashion after not appearing on the injury report on Tuesday. It seems fantasy managers should not anticipate having Jackson available. The troubling issue here is that it's unclear who will start on Saturday vs. the Falcons given the Huntley development. Check back tomorrow once we learn more.

Compare Plans » Compare Plans »