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Why to sit Lamar Jackson, Mark Ingram, & JK Dobbins in Week 12 fantasy football

The Ravens-Steelers game has been rescheduled, but it still won’t be enough time for some of the Ravens players to be available for fantasy football managers. We break it all down.

Quarterback Lamar Jackson #8 of the Baltimore Ravens hands off to running back J.K. Dobbins #27 against the Washington Football Team during the second half at FedExField on October 4, 2020 in Landover, Maryland. Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Monday update: It’s still not clear whether or not this game will happen on Tuesday. Adam Schefter is reporting the NFL is still considering a move to later in the week and Jeff Zrebiec is specifically reporting it could be moved to Wednesday. Regardless, Jackson, Ingram, Dobbins, and Mark Andrews, among others, would not be available due to positive Covid-19 cases.

The NFL is going to reschedule the Baltimore Ravens-Pittsburgh Steelers matchup in Week 12, according to ESPN. The Thanksgiving game was moved to Sunday and has now been moved to the following Tuesday.

The Ravens are dealing with a Covid-19 outbreak, resulting in at least nine players placed on Covid-19 IR and the list potentially growing. Quarterback Lamar Jackson is the most high profile, but the list includes running backs Mark Ingram and J.K. Dobbins, offensive linemen Patrick Mekari and Matt Skura, defensive linemen Calais Campbell and Jihad Ward, linebacker Pernell McPhee, cornerback Iman Marshall, and quarterback Trace McSorley.

The team is continuing to deal with new positive tests, so it is possible this game gets further postponed out of Week 12 entirely. Given the uncertain nature of the game, you are best suited considering other fantasy football options as Sunday approaches.

Even if we knew for sure the game would play on Tuesday, Lamar Jackson, Mark Ingram, and J.K. Dobbins are all not going to play. They have all tested positive, according to numerous reports, and they have to spend at least ten days on the Covid-19 injured reserve list. The timing of the positives will prevent them from being activated by this coming Tuesday. If you have any of them on your fantasy football rosters, you will need to find alternatives for Week 12.