For those of you that picked up Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson as soon as the news of Joe Flacco's injury status broke earlier this week, bravo.
It looks like the Ravens certainly made the right choice in going with Jackson over the other dual-threat QB option
First QB to rush for 100 yards since Colin Kaepernick (2016) and he got the W. S/o to those who said Lamar Jackson should play WR in the NFL. pic.twitter.com/vnLjXBs1ub— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) November 18, 2018
If Jackson's performance from his first NFL start is any indicator of the former Heisman-trophy winner's future numbers in Baltimore, he may be the next, biggest fantasy steal at the QB position we've seen in a while.
Games with 117+ rushing yards and 117+ passing yards:— Football Perspective (@fbgchase) November 18, 2018
Michael Vick - 3
Randall Cunningham - 2
Colin Kaepernick - 2
Lamar Jackson - 1
Lamar Jackson had 27 rushing attempts today. No quarterback has had 25 or more rushing attempts since at least 1999. Unique weapon.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) November 18, 2018
Of course, there is still a guy named Joe Flacco on the Ravens' roster that Jackson will have to continue competing with for the starting QB role. But even a healthy Flacco hasn't exactly been killing it this season.
We'll have to wait and see what happens after Flacco's health improves, but we may be looking at the start to fantasy greatness here. After all, any QB that gets that many rushing yards and attempts also has a chance to score a ton of rushing touchdowns.
Even on the bench Joe Flacco’s hair remains elite pic.twitter.com/TsxfP27exU— trey wingo (@wingoz) November 18, 2018
Flacco's injury situation heading into next week remains up in the air, but after leading the Ravens to a win, Jackson should have the opportunity to hold onto the starting gig moving forward. If he does that, make sure to keep a close eye on the young star. He's officially relevant in fantasy leagues.
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