QB Lamar Jackson - Baltimore Ravens

6-3, 200Born: 1-7-1997College: LouisvilleDrafted: Round 1, pick 2018

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Sep 16): It was the Cardinals... It was the Dolphins... well, next week it is the Chiefs and the AFC North is full of poor pass defenses. Jackson is an elite fantasy quarterback going forward.

Week 3: at Kansas City Chiefs

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FBG says: Neutral matchup. Against the Cardinals, Lamar Jackson followed up his dazzling Week 1 with another dynamic showing. Shedding the "runner only" tag way ahead of schedule, Jackson has averaged a league-best 12.9 adjusted yards per attempt and 7 touchdowns through the air. He's shining, and he's doing it with a clear focus on his two main playmakers, rookie Marquise Brown and tight end Mark Andrews. Last week, Brown and Andrews accounted for 22 of Jackson's 37 targets, combining for 16 receptions and 198 yards. (No other Raven topped 30 on the day.) Brown's Week 1 eruption was eye-opening, and it came over just 15 snaps of action. He's being managed, but it's clear how much the team wants to feature him when he's in. Brown's snap and usage rates skyrocketed in Week 2; he's being moved around and utilized in different ways to win with his elite speed and quickness. Andrews has all the markings of an in-his-prime Jimmy Graham, fast down the seams and deceptively powerful in the open field. He beat the Arizona secondary repeatedly, both on downfield routes and on tough, contested catches over the middle. Beyond those two, the receiving corps is mostly a situational bunch. Miles Boykin and Willie Snead have combined for just 62 yards on their 9 targets, and the running backs don't factor in much with Jackson at the helm. He's more interested in big, tide-shifting plays down the field than checking down. Armed with a pair of weapons as potent as Brown and Andrews, it's no surprise he's succeeding early on. For all the Chiefs' surprising 2018 success, the pass defense was mostly a liability. Through two weeks of this season, though, a noticeable turnaround has emerged. New coordinator Steve Spagnuolo has installed an aggressive, turnover-seeking unit that pressures both quarterback and receiver for the ball. Up front, pass rushers Chris Jones and Frank Clark make for a dynamic pass-rush duo. Jones has been nothing short of ferocious on the interior: he lived in the Raiders' backfield Sunday, knocking Derek Carr down four times. It's exceptionally tough for opposing passers to throw from a clean pocket in this matchup. There are some questions on the back end, where outside cornerbacks Bashaud Breeland and Charvarius Ward remain hit-or-miss. Both were burned badly on deep balls by the Jaguars' D.J. Chark in Week 1. But Kendall Fuller remains solid in the slot, and rookie safety Juan Thornhill has injected new playmaking chops into this unit. There could be major help on the horizon, too, as some reports this week have connected the team to disgruntled Jaguars star Jalen Ramsey. As it stands, though, this unit may no longer be the pushover it was for much of last season.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPCMPATTYDTDINTRSHYDTDFumLPts
1 at MIA 54 17 20 324 5 0 3 6 0 0 36.8
2 vs ARI 79 24 37 272 2 0 16 120 0 0 33.6
3 at KC PROJ-Dodds * 21 33 * * * 9 * * * *
3 at KC PROJ-Tremblay * 22 36 * * * 9 * * * *
3 at KC PROJ-Bloom * 20 28 * * * 7 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs QB 1, QB 12, QB 24

Percentile ranks

Lamar Jackson's percentile rank in each category, among QB with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 2 vs ARI (24 / 37 / 272 / 2 / 0 pass, 16 / 120 / 0 rush)

Lamar Jackson showed some inconsistency after being perfect against Miami. Jackson missed a number of throws and the Ravens were forced to settle for 3 field goals which kept the game closer than it should have been. Jackson played well as a passer but showed he's not a finished product yet. Jackson racked up rushing yards because the Cardinals' defensive ends were consistently crashing in to giving Jackson a free avenue to the edge. Jackson kept the ball on a read option play and glided along the sideline for 19 yards. The defensive ends crashed hard keying on Mark Ingram and leaving Jackson unaccounted for. Jackson connected with Marquise Brown 3 times following the run and then found Mark Andrews wide open down the sideline for a 27 yard touchdown on the Ravens opening possession. Jackson. Jackson converted a 3rd and 17 with a strike up the seam to Andrews for 28 yards. Jackson then kept the ball on another option play and escaped out of bounds after gaining 16 more. The drive stalled with a stuffed run play and an incompletion forcing a field goal. Jackson moved the Ravens down the field for a touchdown on their ensuing possession. Jackson connected with Andrew and Ingram each for a big play in the passing game and added 30 yards on the ground on 4 carries to move the Ravens into the red zone. Jackson found Hayden Hurst off play action for a 1 yard touchdown. The Ravens went 3 and out before halftime because of a sack and a botched snap on consecutive plays. Jackson again moved the Ravens into the red zone but they were forced to settle for a field goal after a delay of game penalty on 4th and 1. Jackson picked up 19 yards running on 3rd and 20 with a spectacular run to set up the 4th and short but the penalty forced a field goal. Jackson again moved the Ravens into field goal range with his legs and completions to Miles Boykin and Andrews giving the Ravens a 6 point lead with 9 minutes remaining, After a failed possession, Jackson sealed the game with a 41 yard dagger to Marquise Brown down the sideline on 3rd and 11. Jackson's throw was perfect to beat excellent coverage.

2019 Week 1 vs MIA (17 / 20 / 324 / 5 / 0 pass, 3 / 6 / 0 rush)

Lamar Jackson looked like a different player than the one who led the Ravens to the playoffs last season. Jackson was an order of magnitude more confident, composed, and accurate. Jackson led the Ravens down the field on their opening possession for a touchdown but the drive consisted almost entirely of running plays. Following an interception Jackson connected with Marquise Brown over the middle on a slant and Brown took the pass to the end zone for a 47 yard touchdown. Jackson's next throw was a 40 yard bomb that hit Marquise Brown perfectly in stride for an 83 yard touchdown. Jackson completed passes to Mark Andrews and Brown to move the Ravens into scoring position. Jackson capped the drive with another very nice deep ball this time to Willie Snead down the slot for a 33 yard touchdown. Following a muffed punt the Ravens took over in excellent field position. Jackson capped the drive with a 5 yard touchdown to Miles Boykin. Jackson faced immediate pressure on the play and was forced to retreat more than 15 yards behind the line of scrimmage and make the throw to Boykin off his back foot. The play demonstrated his chemistry with Boykin. Jackson showed off his chemistry with Mark Andrews in the second half. Jackson connected with Andrews for 39 yards down the seam to set up a 1 yard touchdown toss to Patrick Ricard. Jackson took a seat on the bench for the 4th quarter with the Ravens holding a 42 point lead.

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Latest News

Ravens | Ravens | Lamar Jackson tosses five TDs (Sun Sep 8, 04:37 PM) - Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson completed 17-of-20 passes for 324 yards, five touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 1 rout of the Miami Dolphins. He also rushed three times for six yards.

Our View: Jackson worked the Dolphins defense, mostly on passes to rookie Marquise Brown. He didn't do much as a runner, and we'll be excited to see if Jackson continues to shine as a passer going forward. We love what he did on Sunday but everyone needs to acknowledge just how awful the Dolphins defense is going to be in 2019.
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Schedule

3@ Kansas City Chiefs
4vs Cleveland Browns
5@ Pittsburgh Steelers
6vs Cincinnati Bengals
7@ Seattle Seahawks
8--- BYE WEEK ---
9vs New England Patriots
10@ Cincinnati Bengals
11vs Houston Texans
12@ Los Angeles Rams
13vs San Francisco 49ers
14@ Buffalo Bills
15vs New York Jets
16@ Cleveland Browns
17vs Pittsburgh Steelers