Every year we give our premium content members a team-by-team, player-by-player look at the NFL season that was. The coverage will be in-depth, but because the Dynasty Capsule series begins immediately after the season, we won’t use it to discuss free agency or the draft. Come see us in early May once Mr. Irrelevant is off the board for another 32-article series giving you the same detailed discussion you’ll see below.
Buckle up dynasty fans, because you’re about to be reminded why our motto is, “There is no off-season.”
It's safe to say the Baltimore Ravens are back in business with a 2019 regular season reminiscent of their 2013 Super Bowl run, which unfortunately could not produce the same results in the playoffs.
Nevertheless, the Ravens have a 23-year-old MVP in Lamar Jackson, Coach-of-the-Year in John Harbaugh, a speedy, dynamic receiver in Marquise Brown and a dominant, athletic tight end in Mark Andrews. Remind you of the Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs? It sure does to me.
Fans of the Ravens have so much to be excited about in the coming years as their team continues to build around the weapons already acquired. Had Jackson been able to lead the Ravens past their first playoff game, Super Bowl LIV may have looked very different.
Lamar Jackson (ADP: 22, QB2)
Leading the Ravens to a 14-2 regular-season record and an AFC title, Jackson put up some absolute mind-boggling numbers in 2019. He proved to the league that he is not only the most improved player but also the most valuable player this season.
Coming off an up-and-down 2018 season which saw him attempt a total of 170 passes for six touchdowns and 12 fumbles, Jackson erupted for career highs in almost every statistical category. He attempted 401 passes, completing over 66% of his targets for an astounding 3,127 yards and 36 passing touchdowns. If that wasn’t impressive enough, he only threw six interceptions in 2019, tearing up defenses on the ground and scoring seven rushing touchdowns on over 1,200 rushing yards.
Who saw this coming? Well, not many, unfortunately, and certainly none of us were expecting a complete transformation in the span of one off-season. Jackson began the 2019 season with an ADP of 137.17 and as you can see, he has skyrocketed to the near tops of the quarterback ranks with an ADP of 30 in early January, toe-to-toe with Super Bowl champion Patrick Mahomes.