Lamar Jackson
Lamar Jackson
23-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
Baltimore Ravens
2020 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $9.47 million contract with the Ravens in June of 2018.
Coasts to easy win
QBBaltimore Ravens
September 20, 2020
Jackson completed 18 of 24 passes for 204 yards and a touchdown and ran for 54 yards on 16 carries in Sunday's 33-16 win over the Texans.
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After a first quarter that saw only one field goal between the two teams, the Ravens' running game and defense took control, leaving Jackson with little need to air it out. This kind of game script could become common for Baltimore this season, limiting the production of the team's superstar QB, but that shouldn't be an issue in Week 3 as Jackson and the Ravens go toe to toe with Patrick Mahomes and the defending Super Bowl champions from Kansas City.
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How do Lamar Jackson's 2020 advanced stats compare to other quarterbacks?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • 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 %
8.2%
 
Avg Target Depth
8.5 Yds
 
Sack Rate
10.9%
 
Avg Receiver YAC
5.2 Yds
 
Receiver Drop %
2.0%
 
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Overall QB Rating Against
82.1
 
Cornerbacks
151.4
 
Safeties
35.0
 
Linebackers
145.8
 
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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
2019
2018
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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Picks apart Cleveland
QBBaltimore Ravens
September 13, 2020
Jackson completed 20 of 25 pass attempts for 275 yards and three touchdowns, while also running for 45 yards on seven rush attempts during Sunday's 38-6 win against the Browns.
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Ready for Week 1
QBBaltimore Ravens
September 3, 2020
Jackson says he's 100 percent healthy, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.
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Returns to practice
QBBaltimore Ravens
August 24, 2020
Jackson (groin) returned to practice Monday, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.
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Expected to practice Monday
QBBaltimore Ravens
Groin
August 23, 2020
Jackson (groin) is expected to return to practice Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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Soft tissue injury
QBBaltimore Ravens
Undisclosed
August 23, 2020
Coach John Harbaugh relayed Sunday that Jackson is dealing with a "soft-tissue" injury, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.
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