Michael Vick in 2010 for the Philadelphia Eagles ended up being the number one fantasy player despite playing just 12 games. Vick also only passed for barely more than 3,000 yards and only 21 touchdowns. He scored with his legs often and had 676 yards and nine touchdowns. Tom Brady shredded Vick’s passing numbers en route to an MVP season yet he still was not the best fantasy quarterback. This proves the worth of a running quarterback for all of you fantasy GMs out there.
From week 11 and on last season, Lamar Jackson was the 11th highest scoring fantasy QB. Only Jackson and Patrick Mahomes scored above 15 points a game during that span. The Baltimore QB surpassed 65 yards rushing in 6 of his 7 starts but only eclipsed 200 passing yards once. His passing needs improvement, but that is very possible. Baltimore has a decent O-Line and added weapons in the receiving department with Marquise Brown (Oklahoma) and Miles Boykin (Notre Dame). Jackson did not have much to throw to last year, but now he has excellent options which will also take the pressure off him and allow him to scramble more. His rushing abilities are elite even among running backs. During the time he started, only 6 RBs rushed for more than his 556 yards. He also broke the rushing attempts in a season for a quarterback in less than half a season. This provides him with a high floor from game to game, that the passing is a bonus on top of his rushing touches. Look for Jackson towards the later end of your drafts and try to scoop him. It should pay off handsomely.