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Lamar Jackson Injury Update Brings Terrible News for Week 16 Fantasy Outlook, Boosts Tyler Huntley Value

Jason Schandl
Lamar Jackson's fantasy outlook is crushed by his latest injury update news, which also gives Tyler Huntley a boost.
Lamar Jackson's fantasy outlook is crushed by his latest injury update news, which also gives Tyler Huntley a boost. / Jason Miller/GettyImages

Fantasy managers who rode Lamar Jackson to the playoffs are probably going to need to continue finding ways to win without him in Week 16.

Jackson hasn't practiced all week due to his ankle injury, and that makes him a long shot to suit up. Ian Rapoport believes Tyler Huntley will draw another start as the Ravens take on the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 16.

Lamar Jackson Fantasy

If there's any saving grace, it's that Jackson wasn't exactly a fantasy superstar in recent weeks before going down anyway. He hadn't eclipsed 20 fantasy points in any of his last three games before getting hurt, averaging just 14.1 per game in that stretch.

Even if he suits up, struggling like that and playing on a bum ankle wouldn't make him someone you want to start this week.

Tyler Huntley Fantasy

Huntley has looked like the real deal as a viable streaming quarterback in fantasy football since taking over. He scored 15.3 fantasy points in a partial game after Jackson got hurt in Week 14 then erupted for 35.9 against the Green Bay Packers in Week 15.

This is a relatively tough matchup (the Bengals allow the eight-fewest fantasy points per game to opposing QBs), but Cincy did give up 88 rushing yards to Jackson in Week 7, and Huntley's rushing ability is what really makes him an intriguing fantasy option anyway.

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