Lamar Jackson has been a disappointment for his fantasy football owners this year, but he has a chance to carry teams to the fantasy playoffs with a big performance in a favorable matchup against the Cowboys in Week 13. However, after testing positive for COVID late last week, Jackson hasn’t been able to practice and is no sure thing to suit up for the Ravens on Tuesday night. He will be eligible to start, but nervous fantasy owners will still need updates before they can feel safe slotting him into their lineups.
We’ll continue to update this post with news on Jackson up until the active/inactive report comes out on Tuesday at about 6:35 p.m. ET. For all the latest fantasy updates, follow us on Twitter @SN_Fantasy.
Is Lamar Jackson playing on Monday night?
Jackson will remain on the COVID list until at least Monday, but he will be eligible to come off in time to start Tuesday’s game against Dallas. He hasn’t been allowed to practice all week, but a report from the Ravens’ official website says Jackson is “fully engaged” in the virtual meetings and is up to speed with the gameplan. It’s expected that Jackson will play in what amounts to a must-win for the Ravens — especially after backup Robert Griffin III (thigh) was placed on IR — but obviously it will depend on how he feels and if the Ravens feel comfortable with his health.
It’s tough for fantasy owners to wait out Jackson, as the only alternatives if he doesn’t play are Andy Dalton and Trace McSorley. However, given Jackson’s immense upside in this favorable matchup (Dallas allows the 11th-most fantasy points per game to QBs) and the likelihood that he suits up, he’s worth leaving in your lineups ahead of Tuesday’s game. However, it’s important to have either Dalton or McSorley on your roster so you can sub them in if needed.