7. Lamar Jackson, Ravens (Stay-Away)
As a quarterback who can do a lot of damage with his legs, Jackson seems like he’d be a great fantasy option. But that’s why you should be taking running backs early in your draft. When it comes to your quarterback, you need someone who can throw the ball for 200-plus yards regularly and hit his receivers in the end zone.
At this point, Jackson just isn’t that guy. He threw just six touchdown passes in seven games last year and completed less than 60% of his passes, meaning he’ll be prone to some truly dreadful passing performances this year. Until he proves that he can do better, it’s tough to trust him to be a fantasy starter every week. There’s also the issue of Jackson staying healthy all season given how much running he does. We’ve seen this script before with Robert Griffin III, who is ironically Jackson’s backup in Baltimore. He’s tempting but ultimately not worth the risk.