- Should Lamar stay in Baltimore long term?
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News: 8 hours agoJackson (knee) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Steelers.
Spin: Jackson hasn't been completely ruled out, but all indications are that he'll miss his first game of the season after failing to practice all week. Baltimore won't need to make significant adjustments to its game plan, as Tyler Huntley -- who came on in relief of the injured Jackson in last week's win over the Broncos -- can run the same style of offense thanks to his dual-threat ability. Jackson is dealing with a PCL sprain and is expected to face a recovery timeline of 1-to-3 weeks, so he could be in danger of missing another game or two beyond Sunday's.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Jackson is an intriguing wild card, as the four-year veteran's production has taken a hit since his MVP campaign in 2019. After pacing the position in fantasy points and accounting for 43 TDs that season, Jackson fell to 33 TDs and a 10th-place fantasy showing in 2020. Last season, he totaled 18 TDs in 11 full outings and was inactive for five games due to injury. The good news is that he improved his fantasy production when healthy, ranking fifth in fantasy PPG. Jackson remains the class of the position in the rushing department, having finished first or second in carries and rush yards all four seasons as a starter. Losing top receiver Marquise Brown hurts, but Jackson is in his prime (25 years old) and remains a mid-range QB1 with elite upside.