There's no question that the Ravens former NFL MVP, Jackson, is a tantalizing fantasy prospect despite having a very lackluster receiving core outside of star tight end Mark Andrews and an uncertain backfield behind him. In 2019, his 2nd NFL season, the former Heisman Trophy winner in college threw for 36 touchdowns and rushed for 1,200 yards plus seven more scores. It ranks as a top-five fantasy season for any quarterback in history. Last year Jackson wasn't as fortunate by missing five games and playing others on an injured ankle. His 16-13 TD-to-INT ratio also made him somewhat of a liability for fantasy owners.
In 2022, the key to Jackson's success will once again be the rushing yards, which dipped below 1,000 yards for the first time since his rookie season in 2018. With only Rashad Bateman and Andrews as fantasy-worthy starters, don't expect LJ's passing touchdown total to much exceed 25. Averaging 70+ yards per game on the ground with a minimum of eight rushing scores makes Jackson easily a high-end fantasy quarterback and one who should be off the board in the early rounds.
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Lamar Jackson Fantasy football ranking (via SportsLine's projection model)
No. 3 QB (PPR & non-PPR)
Lamar Jackson Fantasy football projections (via SportsLine's projection model)
380 completions, 595 attempts, 4,007 yards, 26 TDs, 16 INTs
187 rushes, 1,173 yards, 4 TDs
401 Fantasy points (non-PPR); 416.5 (PPR)
Lamar Jackson Caesars Sportsbook Odds
Most Regular Season Passing Yards: +8000
Most Regular Season Passing Touchdowns: +5000
Most Regular Season Rushing Yards: +8000
Total Regular Season Passing Yards: Over 3475.5 (-115) / Under 3475.5 (-115)
Total Regular Season Passing Touchdowns: Over 23.5 (-115) / Under 23.5 (-115)
Total Regular Season Rushing Yards: Over 875.5 (-115) / Under 875.5 (-115)
Total Regular Season Rushing Touchdowns: Over 5.5 (-115) / Under 5.5 (-115)
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