Lamar Jackson

Lamar Jackson

Preseason

Chance of Injury in 2020: question mark 2%
Chance of Injury per Game: question mark 0.1%
Projected Games missed for 2020: question mark 0.0
Durability: question mark 26

Low Risk

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Lamar Jackson Player Overview

What You Need to Know:

  • Jackson ranked as the overall QB1 in 2019 by over 4 fantasy points per game.
  • His passing efficiency improved greatly. Jackson added record-breaking rushing stats.
  • Baltimore added offensive talent in the draft (J.K. Dobbins and Devin Duvernay) and returns the same HC, OC and QB coach.


Jackson impresses through the air

It wasn’t long until Jackson’s second season became a breakout.

In Week 1, he torched the Dolphins for 324 yards, 5 TDs and 0 turnovers. He went on to exceed that fantasy point total (33.6) twice over the next 14 games. Jackson sat out Week 17.

He elevated his play despite an unproven receiving corps. Mark Andrews enjoyed a solid rookie year in 2018, but a true 2019 breakout (64-852-10) was tough to forecast. Rookie WR Marquise Brown missed significant offseason and in-season practice time due to a Lisfranc (foot) injury. #2 TE Hayden Hurst finished 3rd on the team in receiving with just 349 yards.

Yet Jackson made enormous strides as a passer. He ranked top-12 in yards per attempt (7.8) and completion rate (66.1%). Quite the jump from 2018 (7.1 YPA; 58.2% completion rate).

The 23-year-old also sat 5th in Pro Football Focus’ passing grades, behind only Ryan Tannehill, Russell Wilson, Drew Brees and Kirk Cousins.

Jackson’s 36 passing TDs led the NFL. And that was despite ranking near the bottom of the league in attempts. In fact, his 9.0% TD rate tied for 3rd best since 2000 behind Deshaun Watson (2017) and Peyton Manning (2004).

So, yes, it’s reasonable to expect a drop-off in passing scores. But of course, Jackson will be buoyed by top-shelf rushing production.


Jackson dominates on the ground

While passing production was key, Jackson finished as the overall QB1 — with top-12 finishes in all but 1 outing — because of elite rushing stats.

His 1,206 yards broke Michael Vick’s 2006 QB record. Going back to 1970, only 2 other QBs (Bobby Douglass…

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Lamar Jackson Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Oct 30, 2015 Non-NFL Pedal Ankle Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Jackson missed 1 game with an ankle injury as a freshman at Louisville.