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Lamar Jackson logs full practice Friday, will play Week 3 vs. Patriots

We break down the news that Lamar Jackson is dealing with an elbow issue. What it means for Week 3 and beyond.

Quarterback Lamar Jackson #8 of the Baltimore Ravens throws a pass against the Miami Dolphins at M&T Bank Stadium on September 18, 2022 in Baltimore, Maryland. Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images

Friday update: Jackson logged a full practice Friday and doesn’t have an injury designation for Week 3 against the Patriots. Baltimore’s backfield remains up in the air with JK Dobbins listed as questionable, but Jackson should be good to go for Sunday.

Thursday update: Lamar Jackson was practicing without the protective sleeve he had on Wednesday, per Ryan Mink. He also resumed throwing, which he did not do Wednesday. He’s playing Sunday, but today was a good sign that his elbow is feeling better. He was a full practice participant.

The Baltimore Ravens will take on the New England Patriots in Week 3 of the NFL season. Jackson was doubted in the offseason as he bet on himself to hold out for a contract he felt he deserved. Through two games, Jackson has been out to prove his critics wrong.

Jackson is 38 for 59 passing for 531 yards with six touchdowns and an interception. While he has looked impressive, he was limited in Wednesday’s practice with a right elbow injury. Jackson is still expected to play on Sunday.

Fantasy football implications

The limitation on Wednesday was likely to give Jackson some extra rest. He has been playing well this season, and there is no reason to push him if he feels strained. If Jackson is active, don’t overreact and sit him, he should remain in your lineups. You can also play wide receiver Rashod Bateman and tight end Mark Andrews, without worry.

If Jackson is sidelined, Tyler Huntley will take over. He was a solid fantasy quarterback when he played for Jackson last season. If Huntley does get the start, I would only rely on Andrews, and it would be hard to trust any of the Baltimore wide receivers.