Saturday update: The Ravens have placed Huntley on the reserve/COVID list, meaning he’s out for Sunday’s massive Week 16 contest against the Bengals. If Lamar Jackson can’t magically heal in time for the game, the Ravens will likely send Josh Johnson out there for the game.
The Baltimore Ravens will be without starter Lamar Jackson due to an ankle injury this week and now his backup, Tyler Huntley, didn’t practice on Friday due to a non-COVID-19 illness. The good news is that beat reporter Aditi Kinkhabwala reports that the team still believes Huntley will play in their huge matchup for the NFC North lead with the Bengals.
True, but Tyler Huntley is still fully expected to start for the #Ravens Sunday in this monster matchup vs the #Bengals, I am told by someone w/in the organization. (Lamar Jackson missed his 12th straight day… don’t expect him to play.) https://t.co/1IYpg8tSQW— Aditi Kinkhabwala (@AKinkhabwala) December 24, 2021
Huntley played great in a very close loss to the Packers on the road last week and has a chance to put up another strong game against the Bengals in relief of Jackson. If he can’t go, journeyman Josh Johnson would likely get the start.
Fantasy football implications
Huntley proved last week that he can be an outstanding fantasy football option and many are likely slotting him in to their fantasy playoff starting lineup and for good reason. At this point, that move still looks like it will be a good one.