Week 14 Field Pass: Replacing Lamar Jackson, key backfield notes and six players to watch in 2023

If you're looking to replace Lamar Jackson while he's out, you may need to look no further than his backup, Tyler Huntley. Rob Carr/Getty Images

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In a normal week at Field Pass HQ, we lead the column with a singular topic, doing our best to microanalyze the important details surrounding said topic.

However, Sunday of Week 13 was a different Sunday than usual, as a string of injuries became the story of the day. Jimmy Garoppolo is out for at least the rest of the regular season for the 49ers, while Lamar Jackson is expected to miss time for the Ravens. Trevor Lawrence is in pain after an ankle injury that thankfully didn't cost him any game action on Sunday, but nonetheless had us holding our breath for a moment.

So, we're starting today with a look at the most notable injuries and a fantasy spin tied to them.

Lamar Jackson

While it hasn't been a dominant season for Jackson, he still ranks sixth among all quarterbacks in fantasy points scored this season (43% of those came in Weeks 1-3) and is remains a player we've been ranking inside our top 10 at the position. Replacement quarterback options have been extremely tough to find this season, so here are a few names to consider:

Tyler Huntley: Jackson's backup is not as mobile, but he did register 41 rushing yards and a touchdown in relief duty in Week 13. In five meaningful appearances last season, he rushed 44 times for 284 yards (6.5 yards/carry) and two touchdowns. That upside and solid passing efficiency (in three of his past six games of consequence, he's completed more than 70% of his passes) make Huntley the best option to replace Jackson for a multiweek occasion.