2019 NFL Draft Guide Player Profile: Lamar Jackson
Colby Conway takes an in-depth look at Lamar Jackson to let fantasy football owners know what to expect from the Baltimore Ravens QB during the 2019 NFL season.
Once Lamar Jackson took the keys to the Baltimore offense in 2018, he instantly enamored the fantasy community. While there were concerns about his ability as a passer, his rushing floor gave way to numerous top 10 finishes at the quarterback position. In the final seven games of the season, he topped 200 passing yards just once. He never completed more than 14 passes in a single game, nor did he attempt more than 25 passes in any regular season contest. In the playoff game against the Chargers, he did attempts 29 passes, but completed just 48.3 percent of his passes and was sacked seven times. Jackson’s rushing upside is what gives him fantasy value, because as a pure passer, he’s well below average.
From the point that Jackson became the full time starter in Week 10 until the end of the regular season, Jackson averaged 20.1 fantasy points, which was 10th-best during that span. His 0.75 fantasy points per drop back was the best in the league, per Pro Football Focus, but...