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|I don't normally address the backup quarterbacks when I do these player outlooks, but the combination of collegiate production, draft pedigree, and the state of the Flacco-led offensive, I'd be remiss if I didn't at least touch on Jackson's fantasy prospects. The former Heisman trophy winner adds a dimension this offense hasn't had since the days of Steve McNair. Jackson can make plays with his legs, both in the running and passing game. Now, barring injury or catastrophe, Jackson is unlikely to see play at quarterback early in the season, but if/when he does, I think he has to be a priority free agent add. Much like Deshaun Watson last year, I do think Jackson has the skills and bravado to give this team a spark, and sometimes fantasy success comes down to finding lightning in a bottle. Most leagues are unlikely to have the roster limits to be able to waste on a back-up QB stash, but if you do, Jackson makes for a fine long-term investment.
|Joe Flacco looking sharp in preseason|
Veteran QB enjoying best summer with Lamar Jackson as backup
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Tue Aug 21, 8:40 am
|Joe Flacco, who said he was unbothered about Jalen Ramsey‘s evalution that Flacco “sucks,” went 7-for-9 for 72 yards and a touchdown for a 137 passer rating Monday night against the Colts. His touchdown was a 7-yard throw to new receiver John Brown. (PFT)|
FFToday's Take: With John Brown emerging as a solid threat and Lamar Jackson brought in via the draft to give the team a more dynamic playmaking option, Flacco has excelled. He may not be elite, but it's possible the 33-year-old could see a decent resurgence and be a solid backup/spot starter in fantasy leagues.