5 players likely to sit out Week 18 and what it means for fantasy football

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While most leagues had their championship in Week 17, that isn't the case for all fantasy football leagues and some could be wrapping up the season in Week 18. The reason it isn't ideal for Week 18 is that some teams start to rest key players if they have locked up playoff seeds.

That is the case for some teams entering Week 18 and these are five players that could be sitting in the final regular season game.

Lamar Jackson

The Baltimore Ravens locked up the first seed in the AFC with their blowout win over the Miami Dolphins. The coaching staff may be hesistant to rest players since they already have the bye but if they do, Lamar Jackson will almost certainly be part of that group.

Jackson has been incredible the past few weeks with two touchdowns and 250 yards against the 49ers followed by five touchdowns in Week 17 against the Dolphins. The Ravens are one of the favorites to win the Super Bowl but will only go as far as Lamar Jackson is able to take them.

If Lamar Jackson is inactive, then Tyler Huntley will get the start.