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Lamar Jackson, Mark Ingram flip fantasy leagues with dominant performance

The Ravens rolled the Rams and we saw dominant performances from Lamar Jackson and Mark Ingram. We break down the Week 12 fantasy implications.

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson celebrates with running back Mark Ingram II during the second half against the Los Angeles Rams at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

The Baltimore Ravens beat the Los Angeles Rams on Monday Night Football to close out Week 12, although “beat” might not sufficiently describe what happened. Lamar Jackson made his MNF debut and put together an all-time great performance in the 45-6 thumping. Jackson threw for only 169 yards, but he had five touchdown passes and scrambled for 95 yards.

Jackson was almost responsible for all six Ravens touchdowns. In the second quarter, he took off from the 30 yard line but slipped just short of the end zone. He got up and tried to get in, but was stopped at the one. Mark Ingram took the handoff on the next play and punched in the score.

It was an absurd day for Jackson, but Ingram added his own strong performance. He rushed 15 times for 111 yards and the touchdown and added a seven-yard touchdown catch.

Lamar Jackson has been a fun experience for fantasy football players, and it has quietly overshadowed Ingram. Entering Week 11, he has quietly put together a top ten season. Now, imagine having both players on your fantasy team, or having to face both of them in a fantasy matchup?

I’m fortunate enough to have both on my roster, and it swung my fantasy matchup fairly easily. I was trailing the matchup by 20 points with Jackson and Ingram still to play, while my opponent still had Cooper Kupp to play. I ended up winning by 38 points.

I’m not the only one to go through this. A few other folks got to experience the Jackson/Ingram pairing in Week 12.

The Ravens face a huge matchup in Week 13 against the San Francisco 49ers. They’ve given up the second fewest fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks and the third fewest to opposing running backs. The former stat is not exactly a simple comparison since Jackson is not a normal quarterback, but it should make for a fascinating chess match.