Why You Should Rush to Draft Lamar Jackson

A detailed look at Lamar Jackson's fantasy prospects for 2019.

Why Lamar Jackson is a League-Winner in 2019

  • Jackson’s 2018 rushing production was unlike any we’ve ever seen. Forget about Michael Vick and Cam Newton; Jackson squeezed full-on RB1 production into his weekly fantasy lines. He’s raw as a passer but would fit as a QB2 even if he didn’t throw a pass all year.
  • On that front, there’s reason to expect at least some uptick in passing production. Barring injury, even league-average air numbers would land Jackson high among the QB1 ranks in fantasy. Jackson improved as a passer throughout his career at Louisville, and the Ravens have prioritized their passing game with off-season moves.
  • Quarterbacks with far less fantasy upside are being drafted ahead of him. Guys like Philip Rivers and Jimmy Garoppolo project to top out around 300 fantasy points, a mark Jackson could blow by even with a shaky year. And Jackson is coming considerably cheaper. Quarterback rushing is just that impactful.

If I Was Ever Going Somewhere, I Was Running

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