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Lamar Jackson Status

Lamar Jackson Status
Lamar Jackson Status

Lamar Jackson Status: Lamar Jackson is still unable to work. And it has raised questions about his availability for Sunday’s game against the Bears. Tyler Huntley is the only other quarterback on the Ravens’ 53-man roster, and he is a backup. Huntley has played a total of 16 snaps with the Ravens so far this season. In Week 6, he carried the ball three times for the Ravens, who defeated the Chargers 34-6.

Afterward, Huntley substituted for Jackson in the Ravens’ defeat to the Cincinnati Bengals, according to the NFL. Hunter completed 5 of 11 throws for 39 yards on 12 plays, a completion percentage of 58 percent. In addition, he played 28 plays last season, passing the ball just five times for 15 yards and rushing for another 23 yards on ten attempts.

Trace McSorley, the Ravens’ backup quarterback, has been promoted from the practice squad ahead of Week 11. McSorley has not played in the NFL since 2020 and has just a few years of experience in the league. He has thrown the ball three times for 30 yards and a touchdown, while he has carried the ball six times for 18 yards. According to Jamison Hensley of ESPN, McSorley would serve as Huntley’s backup if Jackson is unable to play.

Lamar Jackson Status
Lamar Jackson Status

Jackson’s fantasy managers have a difficult choice in this situation. Even if Jackson is available, he may only be active as the backup quarterback if he is suffering from an ailment. It is likely that if he is active, he will initiate the process. The issue is what happens if he is restricted in some way or forced to quit the game. That is hard to predict in advance until we get confirmation from the Ravens.

While Jackson is at his best, he is such a valuable fantasy contributor that it is difficult to bench him when he is on the field. Fantasy managers will almost certainly be forced to start him if the Ravens declare that he will be participating in practice.

In addition to Jackson, his health has an influence on the other fantasy choices available to him. With Huntley or McSorley at the helm, the running game will still be effective, but not at the same level as it was before. The pass-catching possibilities are the source of the most serious issues. If Jackson is unable to play, his managers may want to turn to Huntley in a deep Superflex format, but this would be a hazardous move considering Huntley’s minimal playing time thus far this season.

Lamar Jackson Status
Lamar Jackson Status

Huntley and McSorley haven’t put up particularly impressive stats throughout their NFL careers. It’s not ideal to put your faith in them to deliver the ball regularly to players like Mark Andrews, Sammy Watkins, and Rashod Bateman on a constant basis. Even if Jackson is unable to play, fantasy managers must continue to put their faith in Andrews. Nonetheless, with uncertainties surrounding the backfield (Devonta Freeman/Latavius Murray) and the wide receivers, it might be a difficult decision to make.

The Ravens quarterback was placed back on the injury report the next day after participating fully in practice. He was classified as doubtful due to an illness the following day. Jackson said on Friday that he had been experiencing cold-like symptoms. Their troubles continued on Saturday, as Stacey Dales of the NFL Network claimed that Jackson wasn’t feeling well during the team’s morning walk-through, which was caused by a virus that was not connected to COVID.

According to Dales and NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, the former MVP will travel with the team to Chicago and will continue to be closely watched. In the end, Jackson’s new game designation might prove to be a precautionary measure, since the Ravens would be in violation of league regulations if the wide receiver was unable to play and his name was not included on the final injury report.

Because of his illness, Jackson did not participate in practice on Wednesday or Thursday, enabling second-year backup Tyler Huntley to take over all of the first-team reps. As of Friday afternoon, Jackson said that he was feeling “much better” than he had earlier in the week and that he was ready to go for practice.