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News: 6 days agoJackson completed 22 of 31 pass attempts for 202 yards and no touchdowns in Sunday's 22-19 overtime loss to the Colts. He added 14 rushes for 101 yards and two touchdowns.
Spin: Jackson completed his pass attempts at a high rate, though he wasn't aggressive in pushing the ball down the field. Instead, his explosive plays came on the ground as he accounted for both of the Ravens' touchdowns with his legs, scampering into the end zone from eight and 10 yards away. It was expected that Baltimore's passing attack would be improved under new offensive coordinator Todd Monken, and while that has yet to occur, Jackson still has multiple touchdowns in two of his first three games this season.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Since pacing all QBs with 416 fantasy points in 2019, Jackson has struggled with injuries, missing 11 games over the last two seasons (including five each in 2021 and 2022). The good news is that he has remained a strong fantasy option when healthy. Despite posting a career-low 6.9 YPA on 326 pass attempts last season, Jackson was fifth among QBs in fantasy points per game prior to his Week 13 injury. Jackson finished the season second at the position in rushing yards and has yet to finish a season lower than second in the category. Jackson's targets are much improved this season, with Odell Beckham Jr. and Zay Flowers added to a group that includes Mark Andrews and Rashod Bateman. Jackson's dual-threat ability and the potential for more passing under new playcaller Todd Monken is enough to make him a midrange QB1 with elite upside.