QB Lamar Jackson - Baltimore Ravens
|6-3, 200||Born: 1-7-1997||College: Louisville||Drafted: Round 1, pick|
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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Dec 10): The Ravens didn't lose because of Jackson thanks to a missed a field goal, but if they had gotten a 4th and 9 stop, that would have never mattered. He is still a work in progress as a passer, but he did enough to give the Ravens and his fantasy teams a strong chance to win. As long as Joe Flacco isn't announced as the Week 15 starter, Jackson will be a QB1 option in Week 15 against Tampa.
General News (Mon Dec 10): missed the end of the Week 14 game against the Kansas City Chiefs with an ankle injury, but he said afterward that the injury wasn't serious. Jackson "should be okay" according to head coach John Harbaugh
Week 15: vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.
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Weekly Performance vs QB 1, QB 12, QB 24
Lamar Jackson's percentile rank in each category, among QB with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2018 Week 13 vs ATL (12 / 21 / 125 / 0 / 0 pass, 17 / 75 / 1 rush)
Lamar Jackson played well against the Falcons. Jackson fumbled 3 times against the Falcons and has 5 fumbles in his first 3 starts. A number of those have come on read option exchanges with Gus Edwards. Jackson led the Ravens offense down the field for a touchdown on their opening possession. Jackson connected with Mark Andrews and Michael Crabtree each for 18 yards. Jackson then kept the ball on an option play and scored a 13 yard rushing touchdown. Jackson had a pair of ugly off target throws on consecutive plays targeting John Brown when he was wide open. The first was on third down and resulted in a three and out. The second was a potential 49 yard touchdown. Neither pass was close to catchable. A few plays later Jackson had poor ball security when moving in the pocket and was stripped and the fumble was returned for a touchdown. Jackson made his best throw of the game to set up a field goal before halftime. Jackson threw a laser threw a tiny window to Crabtree over the middle for 10 yards. Jackson led the Ravens down the field for a field goal on the Ravens opening possession of the second half. Jackson completed a 21 yard pass to Mark Andrews. Jackson made it look like he was going to run the ball but kept his eyes downfield and found Andrews. Jackson was kicked in the face following a 10 yard run but his teammate who was up ended on the play. As a result Jackson underwent extensive concussion testing and missed the Ravens ensuing possession. Jackson returned and led the Ravens down the field for a field goal to give the Ravens a two score lead. Jackson had his best run of the game for 18 yards showing great patience and spatial awareness at the second level. Jackson also had an impressive 7 yard run on 3rd and 8 making a defender miss in tight quarters along the sideline.
2018 Week 12 vs OAK (14 / 25 / 178 / 1 / 2 pass, 11 / 71 / 1 rush)
The Ravens went with a pass heavy attack in the first half seemingly trying to compensate for the high number carries Jackson had the previous week against the Bengals. Jackson had only two first half carries and looked hesitant to scramble for yardage even when opportunities were there. Jackson absorbed a sack on the Ravens' opening series because he was looking downfield instead of trying to outrace the defender to the sideline. Jackson found success following the sack with completions to Crabtree and John Brown to set up a Justin Tucker field goal. Jackson then hit Mark Andrews in stride who got wide open behind the Raiders' secondary for a 74 yard gain. Jackson did well not to under or over throw the wide open receiver. The drive stalled in the red zone forcing another field goal attempt. On 3rd and 10 Jackson failed to see a defender underneath John Brown resulting in a tipped pass and interception. Jackson moved the Ravens into the red zone running the two minute offense before halftime. Jackson took a shot to Crabtree down the sideline who was well covered by Gareon Conley on the play. Conley made a spectacular play to bat the pass to his teammate for Jackson's second interception. The Ravens opened the second half focusing on the run game. Their opening drive touchdown consisted almost entirely of run plays including 3 by Lamar Jackson surpassing his first half total. Jackson capped the drive with a 5 yard dash to the end zone. Another drive fueled almost entirely by the run game moved the Ravens into scoring position again. Jackson capped the drive with an 8 yard touchdown to Crabtree who was running a slant. Jackson's best throw of the game was a 48 yard completion to John Brown on 3rd and 7 that was negated by penalty. Jackson hit Brown perfectly in stride with pressure in his face. Jackson gained the edge on a read option play and exploded down the sideline for a 39 yard run to help run out the clock.
2018 Week 11 vs CIN (13 / 19 / 150 / 0 / 1 pass, 27 / 117 / 0 rush)
Lamar Jackson led the Ravens to a victory in his first NFL start. Jackson brought life to the Ravens offense. The Ravens implemented a run heavy game plan suited to Jackson's strengths. Jackson had 27 rushing attempts which included 3 kneel downs at the end of the game. A good number of Jackson's carries were improvised runs when Jackson could not find anyone open downfield. For the most part Jackson got down or out of bounds to avoid big hits but still took more hits than any quarterback should. 27 rushing attempts may be the high water mark for Jackson's entire career especially as he continues to improve as a pocket passer. Jackson led the Ravens down the field for a touchdown on their opening possession. The drive consisted entirely of run plays including some key conversions by Jackson. Jackson gained the edge off left tackle running zone read for a gain of 12 on his first carry. Jackson ran a quarterback draw on 3rd and 4 and found a huge lane to run through for a gain of 21. Jackson gained 6 yards on 3rd and 5 showing his impressive speed before ducking out of bounds. Alex Collins capped the drive with a touchdown run. Jackson spun away from a sack on third down and tried to get the ball to Willie Snead but he did not see an underneath defender and was nearly intercepted on his second pass attempt. A pair of offensive penalties stalled two scoring drives for the Ravens. With a run heavy game plan and almost no throws downfield the Ravens offense struggled to when forced into unfavorable down and distances. One of Jackson's most impressive plays was a 23 yard completion to John Brown. Jackson maneuvered in a muddy pocket while keep his eyes downfield before escaping the pocket, setting his feet, and finding Brown wide open downfield. The completion set up field goal before halftime. Jackson escaped the pocket and was trying to evade an oncoming defender when he threw a hurried pass downfield. Jackson again failed to see an underneath defender was intercepted. Jackson answered by leading the Ravens down the field on another touchdown drive. Jackson connected with Willie Snead and Chris Moore on the possession and contributed 23 rushing yards. Jackson made an outstanding play finding Mark Andrews along the sideline for 19 yards after escaping the pocket. The play set up a field goal that would get the Ravens the lead and victory.
2018 Week 8 vs CAR (4 / 5 / 46 / 1 / 0 pass, 3 / 26 / 0 rush)
Lamar Jackson kept the ball on a read option play on the Ravens opening possession and burst up field for 17 yards. Jackson missed a wide open Willie Snead down the sideline on a potential 3rd down conversion and 20 yard gain on the Ravens second possession. Jackson took over for Flacco with the game well out of reach and put together a touchdown drive. Jackson moved the ball down the field with the run game and short passes before hitting Hayden Hurst on a line down the seam for a 26 yard touchdown.
2018 Week 1 vs BUF (1 / 4 / 24 / 0 / 0 pass, 7 / 39 / 0 rush)
Lamar Jackson did see snaps while the Ravens starting offense was on the field. Jackson was lined up at wide receiver and was used to create misdirection. Jackson did get the ball on a designed throw but wisely threw the ball away with no one open downfield. Jackson replaced Flacco early in the 3rd quarter as the Ravens held a huge lead over the Browns. Jackson was not asked to do much downfield passing but rather protect the ball and run clock. Jackson's best throw of the game was a nice touch pass over the middle of the field for 24 yards to convert a 3rd and 15. Lamar Jackson showed a nice stiff arm and his trademark speed on a 16 yard run to set up a Kenneth Dixon touchdown.
Latest NewsRavens | Lamar Jackson no worse for wear (Mon Dec 10, 02:33 PM) - Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson (ankle) 'should be OK' according to head coach John Harbaugh despite missing the final two plays of the game in Week 14 versus the Kansas City Chiefs with a left ankle injury. Our View: Jackson should be okay but we'll know more about his status on Wednesday. With Joe Flacco (hip) getting better, the Ravens may choose to use both quarterbacks...or hand the job back to the veteran. Stay tuned.
link to story Ravens | Lamar Jackson exits late in loss (Sun Dec 9, 08:45 PM) - Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson (ankle) missed the end of the Week 14 game against the Kansas City Chiefs with an ankle injury, but he said afterward that the injury wasn't serious. He completed 13 of his 24 passes for 147 yards and two touchdowns and rushed 13 times for 71 yards in a 27-24 loss. link to story Ravens | Lamar Jackson making history (Mon Dec 3, 02:34 PM) - Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson's 265 rushing yards are the most by a quarterback in his first three NFL starts in the Super Bowl era, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Our View: Jackson is the starter for the Ravens for now, but there has been speculation that Joe Flacco would at least split snaps with Jackson against the Chiefs in Week 14. We'll see if the Ravens actually do that, but it's going to be difficult to go away from Jackson. His rushing ability makes him a QB1 option for Fantasy GMs, provided Baltimore doesn't mess this up with a rotation.
link to story Ravens | Lamar Jackson runs for TD (Sun Dec 2, 08:03 PM) - Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson completed 12 of his 21 passes for 125 yards and rushed 17 times for 75 yards and a touchdown in a 26-16 win over the Atlanta Falcons in Week 13. Our View: Jackson briefly left the game to go through a concussion check and wasn't helped by a Falcons offense that didn't put much pressure on the Ravens offense to score more in this one. He also lost a fumble that was returned for a touchdown. He'll be a high ceiling streamer next week at Kansas City.
link to story Ravens | Lamar Jackson cleared to return (Sun Dec 2, 03:21 PM) - Updating a previous report, Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson (head) has been cleared to return to the Week 13 game after going through the concussion protocol. link to story More News
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