Lamar Jackson
Lamar Jackson
24-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
Baltimore Ravens
2021 Fantasy Outlook
No one expected Jackson to replicate his 2019 MVP campaign, but the slip from QB1 in fantasy scoring to QB10 didn't make his fantasy managers happy. However, Jackson mostly held the big gains he made in efficiency stats like completion percentage and bad-pass percentage. He was pretty much the same quarterback, but he lost a couple passing attempts per game, his receivers dropped more throws (3.5 percent drop rate in 2019, 7th lowest; 5.3 percent last season, 6th highest) and, most notably (and predictably), his red-zone TD pass percentage fell from a league-high 40 percent to 32.7, costing him five TDs. Jackson was arguably better throwing downfield last season, posting a 48.9 percent on-target rate (41.8 percent in 2019) on attempts of 20-plus yards and increasing his completion rate slightly to 37.8 percent. Jackson also rushed for 201 fewer yards, but his 1,005 was still the third most by a QB in NFL history, and he matched his rushing TDs from the year before with seven. So perhaps the proper way to look at it is despite regressing in several areas, he was still a top-10 QB. The Ravens added WR Sammy Watkins, who brings some size and speed opposite Marquise Brown, and first-round pick Rashod Bateman is a skilled route-runner who could have a role once he returns from August groin surgery. A healthier offensive line is key -- left tackle Ronnie Stanley missed nine games. But the notion that defenses have figured out Jackson seems premature, and his ceiling is so high it's entirely worth betting on him to bounce back. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $9.47 million contract with the Ravens in June of 2018.
Mounts second-half comeback
QBBaltimore Ravens
September 19, 2021
Jackson completed 18 of 26 pass attempts for 239 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions while rushing 16 times for 107 yards and two more scores in Sunday's 36-35 win over the Chiefs.
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It was a tale of two halves for Jackson, as he got off to an ominous start when a first-drive pass was picked off by Tyrann Mathieu for a touchdown. The dual-threat quarterback had just 75 yards passing and two interceptions going into the second half, but he promptly put the team on his shoulder pads and outdueled Patrick Mahomes, even tossing in an incredible jumping touchdown throw to Marquise Brown. The Ravens have had a myriad of injuries to start the season, but that may actually benefit Jackson's fantasy managers, as he will be asked to carry the load similar to Sunday's impressive victory. Up next is a favorable matchup against a green Detroit defense next Sunday.
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How do Lamar Jackson's 2021 advanced stats compare to other quarterbacks?
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  • Bad Pass %
    The percentage of passes that were considered to be poorly thrown.
  • Avg Target Depth
    The average number of yards thrown per pass by the quarterback – including incomplete passes.
  • Sack Rate
    The percentage of dropbacks where the quartback was sacked. The longer the bar below, the more often they are sacked relative to other QBs.
  • Avg Receiver YAC
    The average number of yards after the catch that receivers gained on passes thrown by this quarterback.
  • Receiver Drop %
    The percentage of passes dropped by receivers on passes thrown by this quarterback. The longer the bar, the more sure-handed his receivers have been.
Bad Pass %
21.4%
 
Avg Target Depth
9.1 Yds
 
Sack Rate
6.7%
 
Avg Receiver YAC
6.3 Yds
 
Receiver Drop %
5.4%
 
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Sunday, Sep 26th at 1:00PM
Overall QB Rating Against
125.7
 
Cornerbacks
88.9
 
Safeties
90.6
 
Linebackers
146.7
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Lamar Jackson's measurables compare to other quarterbacks?
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Height
6' 2"
 
Weight
212 lbs
 
Hand Length
9.50 in
 
Arm Length
33.13 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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The unanimous MVP last year, Jackson had arguably the most dominant season by a QB in NFL history. The rushing production is obvious — QB records for rushing yards (1,206) and rushes of 10-plus yards (47). But Jackson also proved his critics wrong, as his passing was nearly as historic. He threw a league-high 36 TD passes on 401 attempts for an 8.98 TD pass percentage, the highest since 1977, save for Peyton Manning's 2004 season (9.86). What's more, with only six interceptions (1.49 INT percentage), Jackson became one of three QBs in NFL history with a TD pass rate higher than 8.55 and an INT rate lower than 1.50. The others? Tom Brady (2007) and Aaron Rodgers (2011). Jackson's improvement in accuracy saw his completion percentage increase by nearly 10 points from his rookie year, vaulting from bottom 5 to top 10. And his bad-pass percentage went from 24.7, third highest in the NFL, to 19.2 percent, sandwiched between Russell Wilson (19.0) and Rodgers (19.3). Jackson was untouchable in the red zone, throwing 24 TD passes without an INT and a 40.0 TD pass percentage, third highest since 1991. That's bound to regress closer to the league average of 23.2 percent, but perhaps Jackson's overall regression in efficiency will be offset somewhat by increased attempts (401 last season, 26th). And Jackson could lose about 20 rushing yards per game and still finish the season with the third most rushing yards by a QB in league history. The receiving corps looks solid after a promising rookie campaign by Marquise Brown and a breakout season by TE Mark Andrews. RG Marshal Yanda retired, but the line still has standout tackles. Even if regression comes calling, Jackson can afford to take a hit and remain elite.
Jackson ended the Joe Flacco era in Baltimore in Week 11 last year, starting for the injured veteran and never letting him back on the field. As expected, Jackson was dynamite as a runner, topping 65 yards on the ground in six of seven starts. Also as expected, Jackson struggled in the passing game, with his 58.2 completion percentage ranking 35th among 38 quarterbacks with at least 150 attempts. What's more, he rarely challenged defenses deep - just 13 passes longer than 20 yards, including only five completions. His 24.7 bad pass percentage was third highest in the NFL, and he reached 200 passing yards just once. Still, a run-heavy attack - a leage-high 63.7 rushing percentage Weeks 11-17 ­- helped Baltimore win six of its last seven games to reach the playoffs. An aggressive running game will be the basis of the offense again this season, perhaps even more so with former running game coordinator Greg Roman promoted to offensive coordinator. That will help prop up Jackson's fantasy stats, but a heavy workload on the ground also exposes him to injury, and he fumbled 12 times last year (losing four). Even modest improvements in passing efficiency will go a long way for the fantasy prospects of Jackson, the first QB since Michael Vick capable of a 1,000-yard rushing season. Jackson's limited passing success last year came on throws to tight end Mark Andrews, who is now joined by rookie wideouts Marquise Brown (first round) and Miles Boykin (third round), along with veteran tailback Mark Ingram. There are more growing pains to come for the Baltimore passing game, but Jackson at least will have better athletes around him this year in his first shot as a Week 1 starter.
The Ravens traded up to draft Jackson, the 2016 Heisman winner, with the last pick of the first round. The plan is to develop him behind Joe Flacco this year, but the 33-year-old is coming off a horribly inefficient season and if he doesn't rebound quickly the team could turn to its new QB. At 6-2, 216, Jackson's size and speed allow him to create explosive plays with his arm and legs, but his accuracy needs work, as does his ability to throw on the run. He completed less than 60 percent of his passes each season at Louisville, but did improve year-over-year from 54.7 percent to 56.2 percent to 59.1 percent, without getting much help from his supporting cast. Jackson was a one-man show for the Cardinals, piling up 4,132 rushing yards, 50 rushing TDs and 69 passing TDs in 38 games, with 8.3 YPA and 6.3 YPC. Regardless of how things shake out this year, the Ravens likely will grab the salary cap savings next offseason and replace Flacco with the dynamic Jackson.
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Costly fumbles in late defeat
QBBaltimore Ravens
September 13, 2021
Jackson completed 19 of 30 passes for 235 yards and a touchdown, and rushed 12 times for 86 yards but lost two of three fumbles in Monday night's 33-27 overtime loss to the Raiders.
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Leads FG drive
QBBaltimore Ravens
August 28, 2021
Jackson completed three of four passes for 29 yards in Saturday's preseason game against Washington.
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Likely to play Saturday
QBBaltimore Ravens
August 24, 2021
Jackson is likely to play in Saturday's preseason game at Washington, as he's one of just two healthy quarterbacks on Baltimore's roster after the team released Kenji Bahar on Tuesday, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.
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Gives way to Huntley
QBBaltimore Ravens
August 21, 2021
Tyler Huntley drew the start at QB for the Ravens in Saturday's preseason game against the Panthers, while Jackson is in line to sit out his second straight contest, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.
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Uncertain for Saturday
QBBaltimore Ravens
August 19, 2021
Coach John Harbaugh said Thursday that he won't comment on expectations for Jackson's playing time (or lack thereof) in Saturday's preseason game against Carolina, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.
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