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Lamar Jackson officially questionable for Week 17 despite not practicing Thursday, Friday

We break down Friday’s news that Lamar Jackson is questionable. What it means for Week 17 and beyond.

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) throws the ball against the Cleveland Browns during the first quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium. Scott Galvin-USA TODAY Sports

Friday PM update: Jackson is listed as questionable, but shouldn’t be counted on to play in Week 17.

Friday PM update: Head coach John Harbaugh says that Jackson still has a chance to play.

Friday update: Jackson didn’t practice again on Friday after trying to practice on Wednesday, per Jamison Hensley. It looks very much like it will be the Tyler Huntley show in Week 17.

Thursday update: Jackson didn’t practice Thursday after getting in some work on Wednesday. With Tyler Huntley coming off the COVID-19 list, he is looking like the likely starter at this point, but we’ll see what happens Friday.

Wednesday Update: Here’s video of Jackson moving around at practice. He does have a limp, but this is a good sign for the quarterback ahead of a huge Week 17 game against the Rams.

Baltimore Ravens head coach Jim Harbaugh said that quarterback Lamar Jackson will be back at practice today on a limited basis, per Jeff Zrebiec. Jackson has missed the last two games with an ankle injury.

Fantasy football implications

It is a good sign to see Jackson back at practice albeit in a limited basis after not playing in the Ravens’ last two games against the Green Bay Packers and Cincinnati Bengals. Jackson suffered an ankle injury back in Week 14 against the Cleveland Browns.

Without the dual-threat quarterback, the Ravens went with Tyler Huntley and Josh Johnson, who surprisingly played extremely well in their starts. Huntley had 288 yards of total offense and four total touchdowns against the Packers in Week 15. Then in last week’s game against the Bengals, Johnson got the start for Huntley, who was sick with a non-COVID illness. The veteran quarterback completed 28-of-40 passes for 304 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception.