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What to do with Lamar Jackson in the Wild Card round of the 2021 NFL playoffs

We go over the fantasy football and DFS outlook of Lamar Jackson ahead of the Ravens Wild Card matchup against the Titans in the 2021 NFL Playoffs.

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Game day update: It’s a nice day for some football in Nashville, and Lamar Jackson will look for a big day against a weak Titans secondary. Jackson has averaged just 165 passing yards per game in his last six outings, with his O/U on DraftKings Sportsbook sitting at 209.5 yards entering game day. Rushing yards are set at 74.5 for this outing.

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson has a fantastic matchup this weekend and if you’re deciding to play him in a DFS league or a fantasy playoffs contest, let’s take a closer look.

Fantasy Football analysis: Ravens QB Lamar Jackson, $7,800

In his last time out, Jackson threw just 18 passes in a 38-3 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 17. He completed 10 passes for 113 yards and threw three touchdown passes with one interception. Jackson carried the ball 11 times for 97 yards for a solid fantasy day in just three quarters of work.

Jackson is the highest priced option among the quarterbacks in the Sunday games and is priced at $7,800.

Jackson will match up with the Tennessee Titans on Sunday in a rematch of a game played earlier in the regular season. In that game on Nov. 22, he completed 17 of 29 passes for 186 yards with a touchdown and interception. He also ran for 51 yards on 13 carries in an overtime loss.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

Jackson certainly has a high floor with his rushing ability, but he has struggled once the Ravens get to the postseason. It’s pretty difficult to be confident in Tennessee’s defense, so he may be worth the price. If you’re in a fantasy league that maximizes the length of a player’s time in the playoffs, the Ravens are 3.5-point favorites, so I think he’s worth the risk.