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.
"I think Lamar has a chance to play on Sunday, we'll have to see." pic.twitter.com/UP5mMh9Gbg— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) December 31, 2021
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.
Lamar Jackson did not practice Thursday, a day after he limped badly in his return to the field.— Jamison Hensley (@jamisonhensley) December 30, 2021
Jackson's absence puts his availability in question for Sunday's game against the Rams, which is critical to Baltimore's fading playoff hopes.
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.
Lamar Jackson (right ankle injury) returned to practice Wednesday but moved with a pronounced limp pic.twitter.com/KRWeGm6GCg— Jamison Hensley (@jamisonhensley) December 29, 2021
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.