Cover Photo: Getty Images
Lamar Jackson still has a lot of work to do as a passer despite all the success he's seen this season. However, he's proven that he can do some serious damage with his legs. So much damage in fact, that he'd be a top fantasy running back if given positional eligibility.
Jackson's fantasy stats as a runner in his seven starts were great all by themselves, but t
If you project Lamar Jackson's fantasy points scored as a runner alone (based on his numbers in seven starts at quarterback) over a full season, and he would have ranked 20th in points among PPR RUNNING BACKS. That is ridiculous.— Michael Fabiano (@Michael_Fabiano) January 9, 2019
While impressive, it's highly unlikely that Jackson will continue to produce like that as he develops as a passer.
However, Jackson owners have to be thrilled. The fact that he put up those kinds of numbers without his passing stats speaks volumes of the young signal caller's upside. Anyone who was smart enough to stash him in dynasty leagues just might have a fantasy stud waiting in the wings for next season and beyond.
Join FanDuel Sportsbook Today New users get a risk-free bet up to $500. Join Now.
Mike Esposito is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Mike Esposito also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username espo6891. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.