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Lamar Jackson OUT for Week 18, Tyler Huntley to start vs. Steelers

We break down news that Lamar Jackson won’t play in Week 18.

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) is pressured by Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker T.J. Watt (90) on a two-point conversion play with 12 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter at Heinz Field. Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports

Friday update: Head coach John Harbaugh told reporters on Friday that Tyler Huntley would get the start against the Steelers, per Jamison Hensley.

Thursday update: Jackson was once again absent from practice on Thursday. It’s looking more and more like we’ve already seen the last of the former MVP this season, but we’ll see how his status progresses throughout the weekend.

Wednesday update: Jackson did not practice on Wednesday. He still has a chance to play, but it would good to see him get limited work in on Thursday after missing so much time.

Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said on Monday that star quarterback Lamar Jackson has a chance to play to play on Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers, per ProFootballTalk. Harbaugh added that Jackson has been pushing to come back and play in practice as he has missed the Ravens’ last three games.

Fantasy football implications

The Ravens still have something to play for as they haven’t been officially eliminated from playoff contention. Baltimore would need a lot to happen, but getting Jackson back in the starting lineup, if 100% would be a great start.

The dual-threat quarterback has been sidelined since Week 14 due to an ankle injury that he suffered against the Cleveland Browns. With Jackson being out of action, Baltimore has had to lean on backups Tyler Huntley and Josh Johnson. Both quarterbacks played admirably in the absence of Jackson, but the Ravens still went 0-3 in those games.