Posted: 4/30/2021 8:07 pm UTC
Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson had his fifth-year option exercised Friday, April 30.
Huddle Up: Jackson has played very well since entering the NFL and should continue to be a weekly starting option in all fantasy leagues in 2021.
Posted: 4/27/2021 11:22 pm UTC
Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson will have his fifth-year option picked up by the team before the league-wide deadline Monday, May 3, according to head coach John Harbaugh. 'Guarantee it,' Harbaugh said Tuesday, April 27, 'He's definitely going to be our quarterback. ... That's the plan, absolutely.'
Huddle Up: There shouldn't have been any doubt about the impending official move, nor should Jackson's stock in dynasty leagues be in question. He's poised to be a top-five fantasy QB for a long time in Baltimore.
Posted: 4/19/2021 5:39 pm UTC
Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson has started contract extension talks with the Ravens, according to general manager Eric DeCosta.
Huddle Up: Jackson has been one of the better quarterbacks in the NFL since he was drafted and will continue to be a valuable fantasy option because of his ability to run. He should be a No. 1 quarterback in all leagues in 2021.
Posted: 3/22/2021 4:42 am UTC
Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson is tied for second in the league with 29 runs of at least 20 yards since 2018, according to Pro Football Focus.
Huddle Up: Jackson is simply electric in the open field. While there is no question he benefits from Baltimore having a dynamic threat next to him in the backfield (J.K. Dobbins in 2020), a speedster out wide (Marquise Brown since 2019) and a big-play tight end like Mark Andrews, defenses struggle to put a lid on Jackson even when they focus on stopping him as a runner. His rushing ability figures to keep him among the top fantasy quarterbacks for the foreseeable future.
Posted: 3/01/2021 7:30 pm UTC
Contrary to a previous report, Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson has not started contract extension talks with the Ravens at this point, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Jackson is still under contract for a few more years, so the two sides do not need to reach an agreement this offseason. Jackson is one of the better fantasy quarterbacks available and should be a weekly starting option in 2021.
Posted: 2/28/2021 6:22 pm UTC
Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson has started contract extension talks with the Ravens, but the two sides are not close to a deal at this point.
Huddle Up: Jackson is under contract for two more seasons, so the two sides have plenty of time to reach a deal. Jackson is one of the better fantasy quarterbacks because of his running ability. He should be a weekly starting option in all leagues next season.
Posted: 2/15/2021 6:53 am UTC
Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson has rushed for at least 10 yards on 99 of his carries since entering the league in 2018 - 42 more than any other quarterback over that span - according to Pro Football Focus.
Huddle Up: It should come as no surprise a player that already has two 1,000-yard rushing seasons - with less than 200 carries each time - is so proficient at ripping off chunk gains on the ground. There's also no reason to expect him to stop anytime soon, as Baltimore has made it clear it wants to remain a running team and wants Jackson toting the rock around 10 times per game. Jackson should be considered a top-five fantasy quarterback again in 2021 despite coming off a slightly disappointing by his standards.
Posted: 1/25/2021 3:19 pm UTC
Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson could sign an extension this offseason, according to general manager Eric DeCosta, who will begin talks with Jackson in 10 days.
Huddle Up: Jackson ended up the QB10 in traditional leagues as he missed a game due to COVID-19. With the emergence of Josh Allen, Justin Herbert and others, the position has become pretty loaded. Dak Prescott (leg) is expected back to join the flux of QB1s. A midrange QB1 is probably where Jackson is supposed to be considering the plights he faces through the air. Don't overdraft him for the rushing numbers next season because the gap has narrowed.
Posted: 1/20/2021 11:32 pm UTC
Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson is wanted on a long-term contract, according to head coach John Harbaugh Wednesday, Jan. 20. 'Absolutely, we want Lamar to sign a long-term deal and be with us,' Harbaugh said. 'I'm totally certain that's going to happen. When it happens, that's the details.'
Huddle Up: Harbaugh also said they aren't going to adjust the offense to be more pass-heavy. So long as Jackson is healthy, he'll be a top fantasy QB for the foreseeable future due to his added production on the ground.
Posted: 1/17/2021 2:03 pm UTC
Confirming previous reports, Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson (concussion) did suffer a concussion near the end of the third quarter of the AFC Divisional Round game against the Buffalo Bills, according to head coach John Harbaugh.
Huddle Up: Jackson will have plenty of time to recover from the concussion during the offseason and should be at full strength when the team's offseason program gets underway. He remains one of the league's top quarterback options because of his rushing ability and should be a starting option in fantasy leagues next season.