Lamar Jackson
Lamar Jackson
22-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
Baltimore Ravens
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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 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 - 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 Jackson, who's capable of a 1,000-yard rushing season. His 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. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $9.47 million contract with the Ravens in June of 2018.
Could have carries reduced
QBBaltimore Ravens
May 30, 2019
Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti said Jackson won't be running "20 times a game" this coming season, ESPN.com's Jamison Hensley reports.
ANALYSIS
Jackson averaged 22.6 pass attempts and 17 carries in his starts last season, winning six of seven games with the help of a strong defense. Bisciotti said the massive rushing workload was a product of the team doing whatever it took to reach the playoffs after starting the year 4-5. With a full offseason to craft a scheme under new offensive coordinator Greg Roman, the Ravens will aim for a more balanced approach in 2019, perhaps looking to keep Jackson closer to 10-12 carries per game. For a point of reference, Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has landed between 6.0 and 8.7 carries per game in each of his eight NFL seasons, maxing out in 2017 at 139 carries for 754 yards and six TDs (a line similar to Jackson's from last year). Jackson is on a different level than Newton in terms of both speed and elusiveness, but the 22-year-old is also about 30 pounds lighter. The Ravens are counting on Jackson to develop as a passer, potentially getting a boost from first-round pick Marquise Brown (foot) and third-round pick Miles Boykin (hamstring). The team also returns Willie Snead, Chris Moore and second-year tight ends Mark Andrews and Hayden Hurst, while free-agent addition Mark Ingram provides an upgrade in the backfield.
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How do Lamar Jackson's 2018 advanced stats compare to other quarterbacks?
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  • Bad Pass %
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  • Avg Receiver YAC
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  • 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 %
24.7%
 
Avg Target Depth
8.8 Yds
 
Sack Rate
8.6%
 
Avg Receiver YAC
5.5 Yds
 
Receiver Drop %
4.1%
 
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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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2018 Fantasy Outlook
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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Working with new OC Roman
QBBaltimore Ravens
February 20, 2019
Ravens offensive coordinator Greg Roman believes Jackson is gifted in terms of vision and instincts but still has work to do when it comes to passing fundamentals, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports. "I think fundamentally is where [Jackson's] going to need to put most of his work," Roman said. "I think where to throw the ball and seeing guys open, I think those are things that he naturally has."
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Gets endorsement from Harbaugh
QBBaltimore Ravens
January 15, 2019
Coach John Harbaugh said last week that Jackson will remain the Ravens' top signal-caller heading into the 2019 season, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports. "I know Joe [Flacco] is going to do really well. I mean, Lamar is our quarterback going forward -- no question about that," Harbaugh said.
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Mixed bag in first playoff game
QBBaltimore Ravens
January 6, 2019
Jackson completed 14 of 29 passes for 194 yards with two touchdowns and one interception in the Ravens' 23-17 wild-card loss to the Chargers on Sunday. He also rushed nine times for 54 yards but had three fumbles, losing one.
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Dazzling performance on ground
QBBaltimore Ravens
December 30, 2018
Jackson completed 14 of his 24 pass attempts for 179 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions in Sunday's 26-24 win over the Browns. He added 90 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries.
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Sets career high in passing yards
QBBaltimore Ravens
December 22, 2018
Jackson completed 12 of 22 pass attempts for 204 yards and a touchdown, adding 39 rushing yards on 13 carries in Saturday's 22-10 win over the Chargers.
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