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Lamar Jackson Fantasy Football News 2019

11:12am EST 12/16/18

Ravens QB Joe Flacco (hip) is active for today’s game against the Bucs. He’ll back up rookie Lamar Jackson and isn’t expected to have a package of plays. Flacco should only see the field if Jackson gets hurt or struggles mightily.

Ravens QB Joe Flacco (hip) is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Bucs. HC John Harbaugh said earlier this week that Flacco will be active as QB Lamar Jackson’s backup. That adds a bit of risk to the rookie fantasy’s profile, but he remains a QB2 with upside.

Ravens HC John Harbaugh announced Wednesday that QB Lamar Jackson will start this weekend's game against the Bucs. QB Joe Flacco (hip) has been cleared and will be the backup. Flacco's presence still adds risk to Jackson's Week 15 fantasy profile, though. Baltimore might install a package of plays for Flacco (like they did for Jackson earlier this season). And it makes it easier for the Ravens to pull Jackson if he struggles. Consider the rookie more of a high-upside QB2 than a QB1 for Week 15.

Ravens HC John Harbaugh remained cryptic when asked Monday about QB Joe Flacco's role when healthy. "It stands to reason that if Joe's ready to go, he'll be part of the game plan. He's too good of a player not to be," Harbaugh said. "We have a plan. We have to talk to the guys about it. Whether we share that publicly, we'll have to decide as the week goes on." We'll continue to keep an eye on this situation. If Flacco is active for Sunday's game against the Bucs, it'll make QB Lamar Jackson a much riskier fantasy play.

11:12am EST 12/9/18

Ravens QB Joe Flacco (hip) is inactive for today’s game against the Chiefs. That makes QB Lamar Jackson a safer fantasy play.

Ravens QB Joe Flacco (hip) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Chiefs. He put in a full practice on Friday — his 1st since suffering that hip injury. If Flacco is active on Sunday, he’s expected to back up QB Lamar Jackson. But it’d add some risk to Jackson’s fantasy outlook because Baltimore could bench him if he struggles.

Ravens QB Lamar Jackson headed back to the locker room to get checked for a concussion in the 3rd quarter of Sunday's game in Atlanta. We'll update his status when we learn more. QB Robert Griffin is in for Baltimore.

Update: Jackson has been cleared to return.

11:12am EST 12/2/18

Ravens QB Joe Flacco (hip) is inactive for today’s game against the Falcons. We’ll see if he’s ready to play next week. Lamar Jackson gets another start today and is a borderline QB1.

Ravens QB Joe Flacco (hip) put in limited practices on Thursday and Friday but is listed as doubtful for this weekend’s game in Atlanta. QB Lamar Jackson will start that one. We’ll see if Flacco is ready to return — and if Baltimore goes back to him — for Week 14.

Ravens QB Joe Flacco (hip) put in a limited practice on Friday -- his 1st since suffering that hip injury in Week 9. QB Lamar Jackson is still fully expected to start this weekend's game against the Falcons, but Flacco might be ready for Week 14. How Jackson plays on Sunday might determine who's under center against the Chiefs in 10 days.

The Ravens plan to start QB Lamar Jackson for Sunday’s game at Atlanta, per Mike Garafolo of NFL.com. The news isn’t surprising, as Joe Flacco hasn’t gained medical clearance from his hip injury. Jackson’s run hot and cold as a passer but owns a whopping 190 rushing yards through 2 starts. He’ll carry top-15 potential into the road matchup.

Ravens QB Joe Flacco (hip) did not practice all week and is listed as doubtful for Sunday’s game against the Bengals. That leaves Baltimore with QBs Lamar Jackson and Robert Griffin. ESPN’s Jamison Hensley believes the “most likely scenario” is Jackson getting the start and Robert Griffin “mixing in for some series and special packages.” Jackson has some QB2 appeal thanks to his rushing ability and this plus matchup. But he can’t be trusted as a QB1 when he won’t play 100% of the snaps.

Ravens QB Joe Flacco (hip) missed practice again on Thursday. QB Lamar Jackson was also sidelined with an illness. That shouldn't keep him out of this weekend's game against the Bengals, but the missed practice could hurt his chances of getting the start if Flacco can't go. QB Robert Griffin took all the reps in Thursday's workout.

Ravens QB Joe Flacco (hip) did not practice on Wednesday. It's obviously not an ideal start to his week, but HC John Harbaugh has already said that Flacco could play against the Bengals this weekend without practicing. Harbaugh also hasn't said whether Lamar Jackson or Robert Griffin will start if Flacco can't. We'll continue to keep a close eye on the situation.

Ravens QB Joe Flacco's status for Sunday's game against the Bengals is "up in the air" due to his hip injury, HC John Harbaugh admitted Monday. “He’s getting treatment just like all the guys are getting treatment," Harbaugh added. "We’ll see. We’ll know more as the week goes on." We'll be keeping a close eye on Flacco all week, but Harbaugh also said that Flacco could play this weekend without practicing. If Flacco is unable to go, 1st-round rookie QB Lamar Jackson is expected to start.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport describes Ravens QB Joe Flacco (hip) as "more day-to-day than week-to-week." But, Rapoport adds, Flacco's status for Week 11's game against the Bengals remains "uncertain." So it doesn't sound like Flacco is dealing with a season-ending injury, but it's still possible we see QB Lamar Jackson get a start next weekend. We'll keep a close eye on the situation when Baltimore returns to practice.

Ravens QB Joe Flacco has a hip injury that has his availability for next Sunday's game against the Bengals "in question," according to The Athletic's Jeff Zrebiec. The injury reportedly occurred on Baltimore's 6th offensive snap in last weekend's loss to the Steelers. Flacco was able to finish that game but was walking with a "noticeable limp" afterward, Zrebiec reports. We'll continue to keep a close eye on this situation, but rookie QB Lamar Jackson might be worth adding now in 2-QB and deeper 1-QB leagues.

“One way or another, he’s going to be out there, taking snaps." That's Ravens HC John Harbaugh on rookie QB Lamar Jackson. Harbaugh made sure to reiterate that Joe Flacco is his starting QB. But his 1st-round rookie is going to see the field this year. "Lamar is also a weapon for us, who can play quarterback. And we’re going to play Lamar at quarterback," Harbaugh continued. "So we’re going to play all of our good players. I don’t see why we wouldn’t." There's been a buzz on Jackson since he was drafted. And we've already heard that the Ravens have been running plays with both Jackson and Flacco in the backfield early in camp. A situational role wouldn't be enough to make Jackson a fantasy factor, but any reps he steals from Flacco will dent the veteran's already minimal fantasy value.

The Ravens traded back into the 1st round to select Louisville QB Lamar Jackson at #32. The 21-year-old was a stat-piling machine over the past 2 seasons, throwing for 7,203 yards and 57 TDs (vs. 19 INTs) and running for another 3,172 yards and 39 scores. He’s a bit slight of frame at 6’2 and 216 pounds. But he missed just 1 game at Louisville (a 2015 ankle injury), despite carrying 655 times. The biggest knock against Jackson is inconsistent accuracy. He left school with a 57.0% completion rate — although he posted a career-best 59.1% mark this past year. Between the accuracy problems and the supreme athleticism, there’s certainly some Michael Vick to Jackson. Vick ranked as a top 12 fantasy QB in all 4 seasons he made 15+ starts, including a pair of #4 finishes. Jackson could use some seasoning and will begin his career behind Joe Flacco. But when he gets on the field, Jackson’s rushing ability will give him big fantasy upside.

 
 
 

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