Lamar Jackson of the Baltimore Ravens was not a top-10 quarterback -- at least not according to preseason drafts this season. In fact, among those chosen ahead of him were Baker Mayfield, Mitchell Trubisky and Jared Goff. Oops! Most people believed that Jackson, entering his second NFL season, was incapable of throwing the football successfully with any consistency. Thus, they ignored him. This is how so many fantasy managers ended up with Jackson as their initial backup, adding him in the early September weeks and, in time, realizing that he actually needed to be their starter.
Jackson should break the NFL record for rushing yards by a quarterback Thursday night against the New York Jets, and oh, by the way, he will enter Week 15 as fantasy's No. 2 player in scoring -- behind only Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey. Jackson's 40 rushing yards in Sunday's 24-17 win in Buffalo against the defensive-minded Bills was his lowest output since Week 1. Still, it pushed him gently past 1,000 for the season and puts him a mere 23 yards from breaking Michael Vick's record from back in 2006. Jackson also has 28 TD passes, versus only six interceptions. He should stroll past 3,000 passing yards soon, as well.