Lamar Jackson Injury Update Solidifies Tyler Huntley Fantasy Outlook in Week 15

Larry Rupp
Lamar Jackson's latest injury update solidifies Tyler Huntley's fantasy outlook in Week 15.
Lamar Jackson's latest injury update solidifies Tyler Huntley's fantasy outlook in Week 15. / Mike Mulholland/GettyImages

The Baltimore Ravens will aim to keep pace in the AFC playoff race on Sunday, but they will have to do so without their starting quarterback. According to a report from NFL insider Jay Glazer, Lamar Jackson has been ruled out due to an ankle injury and backup Tyler Huntley will now draw his second career NFL start against the Green Bay Packers.

Lamar Jackson Injury Update

Jackson was diagnosed with a bone bruise that kept him out of practice for the majority of the past week. He did everything he could to suit up, but he will ultimately miss the first game of his career due to an injury. The Pro Bowler's rushing abilities had to be hindered by a lingering issue like this one.

Tyler Huntley Fantasy Outlook

Huntley will now be called upon to step up once again after he nearly led the Ravens to a massive comeback win over the Cleveland Browns in Week 14. The former Utah Ute finished that game by completing 27 of his 38 pass attempts for 270 yards and 1 touchdown (45 rushing yards).

Fantasy managers stuck in a pinch and looking for a streaming quarterback option should not hesitate to rely on Huntley this week. The 23-year-old's rushing capabilities alone give him a ton of upside facing Packers' defense that has allowed the most rushing yards to opposing QBS in 2021 (358).

Simply put, Huntley is a rock-solid streamer and should finish as a QB2 if he can avoid turning the ball over. It'll be interesting to see if Jackson is able to return next week against the Cincinnati Bengals.

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