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Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (hip) is active in Week 15 against the Buccaneers. However, rookie Lamar Jackson will receive his fifth straight start and has QB1 upside against Tampa's bad defense. With Flacco back on the sidelines, Robert Griffin III is a healthy scratch. Running back Ty Montgomery is also a healthy scratch for this game. Flacco should be the backup the rest of the way but could be in on a few trick plays for Baltimore. He shouldn't be owned in single-QB leagues anymore.
2 months ago: Joe Flacco Questionable For Week 15
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (hip) practiced in full all week but is questionable for Week 15 against the Buccaneers. Flacco should return this Sunday, but he'll be backing up rookie Lamar Jackson now. Jackson could be on a shorter leash if he struggles if Flacco is active, but Flacco has no business being owned in single-quarterback leagues now.
2 months ago: Lamar Jackson To Start Over Joe Flacco
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said that rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson will start in Week 15 against the Buccaneers, while Joe Flacco (hip) will return and back the rookie up. Flacco hasn't played since Nov. 4 and was already playing poorly before his injury. Jackson has gone 3-1 in his four starts and although he hasn't thrown for over 200 yards in any of his starts, he adds a dimension with his legs and has more upside under center because of his athleticism. Flacco should not be owned in single-QB leagues, while Jackson once again will have QB1 upside in a great matchup with Tampa this weekend.
2 months ago: Joe Flacco Now Inactive For Week 14
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is officially inactive for Sunday's Week 14 contest against the Chiefs. After ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that Flacco would suit up for the game earlier on Sunday, ESPN's Chris Mortensen recently clarified the statement and said that Flacco will not play after all. Thus, making Lamar Jackson a strong QB2 play with high upside while Robert Griffin III will be active and will serve as Jackson's backup.
2 months ago: Joe Flacco Expected To Be Active For Week 14
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (hip) is expected to be active for Week 14's matchup against the Chiefs. According to Adam Schefter on ESPN's NFL Countdown, Flacco will backup Lamar Jackson in Sunday's game, although he could get some snaps behind center. The 33-year-old has missed the last three games, where the Ravens won all three. With Flacco being able to play, it likely means Robert Griffin III will once again be inactive. Given the uncertainty of playing, Flacco should remain on the bench of fantasy owners while Jackson should be downgraded to a QB2 in this appealing matchup.
2 months ago: Joe Flacco Questionable In Week 14
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (hip) is listed as questionable for Week 14 against the Chiefs. Flacco hasn't played since Nov. 4 and was declining before that. Rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson has been much better with Flacco out and hasn't lost while replacing the veteran. Even if Flacco is active, his ceiling would be mixing in on a package of plays alongside Jackson. Flacco doesn't really have any business being owned in single-quarterback leagues. Expect the Ravens to continue riding Jackson and their strong defense for as long as they can.
3 months ago: Joe Flacco Limited Wednesday, Lamar Jackson Expected To Start
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (hip) was moving around better at practice on Wednesday but is likely to be listed as limited. Rookie Lamar Jackson, who is 3-0 the last three weeks filling in for Flacco, is expected to make his fourth straight start against the Chiefs in Week 14. If it's not broke, why fix it? Flacco could be active this Sunday but is unlikely to play much, if at all. The Chiefs defense is a good matchup for Jackson, although he's had more success running the ball than passing it so far. Jackson will continue to have QB1 upside because of his legs if he gets another start.
3 months ago: Joe Flacco, Lamar Jackson Could Split Work In Week 14
With Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (hip) expected to be ready to play in Week 14 against the Chiefs, head coach John Harbaugh could use both Flacco and rookie Lamar Jackson under center next week. Flacco was hot to start the year but has cooled off significantly and hasn't played since Nov. 4. Even if he gets some playing time next weekend, Flacco belongs on waiver wires in single-QB leagues. Jackson has much more upside with his ability to score points with his legs and should be used more often by the Ravens to close out the season.
3 months ago: Joe Flacco Inactive In Week 13
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (hip) is inactive for Week 13 against the Falcons. It's expected after he was designated as doubtful to play. Rookie Lamar Jackson will get another start and has QB1 upside due to his scrambling ability in a fine matchup. If Jackson leads Baltimore to another win, the coaching staff will be hard-pressed to throw Flacco back under center for the rest of the season.
3 months ago: Joe Flacco Doubtful Against Atlanta
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (hip) practiced in full on Friday but is doubtful for Week 13 against the Falcons. Flacco could return in Week 14, but even then the Ravens might decide to just keep rolling with rookie Lamar Jackson, especially if he leads the team to another win this weekend. Flacco's upside is extremely limited these days and Jackson has the ability to make much more happen with his legs. We wouldn't be surprised if Flacco doesn't start again this season. Jackson has been inconsistent through the air so far, but his scrambling ability gives him a higher floor. He'll have QB1 upside in a good matchup against Atlanta.
3 months ago: Joe Flacco Seen Practicing Thursday
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (hip) returned to practice on Thursday after missing the session on Wednesday. Flacco has been out since Nov. 4 and could be held out another week with rookie Lamar Jackson giving the team more upside at the position, especially with his running and scrambling ability. Even if Flacco returns this year, it might only be in certain packages. He belongs on the waiver wire in single-QB leagues.
3 months ago: Joe Flacco Among Ravens Not Practicing Wednesday
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (hip) did not take part in practice on Wednesday. Flacco hasn't played since Nov. 4 and doesn't seem to be on track to face the Falcons in Week 13. Rookie Lamar Jackson has been inconsistent in his three starts in place of Flacco, but he offers way more upside in both real life in fantasy, mainly due to his playmaking abilities with his legs. If Flacco is inactive again this weekend, Jackson has QB1 upside in a nice matchup.
3 months ago: Joe Flacco Seeing A Hip Specialist
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (hip) is seeing a hip specialist on Monday in order to get clearance to practice this week. The 33-year-old, who has been inactive the past two weeks, has not suited up or practiced since suffering the injury against the Steelers on Nov. 4. The initial diagnosis was that he was supposed to be out three-to-four weeks. However, there is concern that if the 11th-year veteran returns too soon, his hip will dislocate. The Ravens have won two straight with Lamar Jackson at the helm as he has totaled 190 rushing yards and 328 passing yards along with one touchdown as well as four interceptions in these games. It is hard to see Flacco playing at all in Week 13, but if the former Delaware star is cleared, fantasy owners will have to wait to see how he progresses.
3 months ago: Joe Flacco, Lamar Jackson Could Be Used Together
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said the team could use quarterbacks Joe Flacco (hip) and Lamar Jackson a significant amount in games once Flacco is cleared to return. Well just do what gives us the best chance and try to use all of our players the best way we can," Harbaugh said. "So, everything is on the table." Flacco had a strong first month of the season but faded considerably after that and was then hurt. The veteran hasn't played since Nov. 4 and is unlikely to have as big of a role once he's ready to play again. Jackson has been up and down replacing Flacco, but he offers much more upside, especially with his legs.
3 months ago: Joe Flacco Out Again In Week 12
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (hip) is officially inactive for Week 12 against the Raiders. Flacco missed practice all week, and it's unclear when he'll be able to start again. Rookie Lamar Jackson threw for 150 yards and an interception in last week's win over the Bengals but ran 26 times for 119 yards. He's worth using in two-QB leagues and even has QB1 upside against the lowly Raiders this weekend.
3 months ago: Joe Flacco Misses Fourth Straight Practice
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (hip) did not practice on Wednesday, marking the fourth straight practice that he has not been able to participate. The injury forced the 33-year-old to miss the Ravens' 24-21 Week 11 victory over the Bengals as rookie Lamar Jackson took over the reins of the offense. While Flacco has not been ruled out for the Week 12 matchup against the Raiders, coach John Harbaugh said Sunday that "it'd be tough" for the 11th-year vet to suit up for the game. So, it appears that Jackson, who produced 267 yards of total offense, will get the start this week regardless of whether Flacco is active or not.
3 months ago: Joe Flacco Is A Huge Question In Week 11
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (hip) is unlikely to play against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 11. Flacco is currently listed as doubtful for the game, although coach John Harbaugh has left the door open for the 11th-year veteran although he did not practice at all this week. Even if Harbaugh rolls the dice, in what is essentially a must-win for both teams, and starts the 33-year-old behind center, it is best for fantasy owners to sit him. If Flacco is indeed unable to play, Lamar Jackson or Robert Griffin III will get the start.
3 months ago: Joe Flacco Doubtful For Week 11
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (hip) is doubtful for the Week 11 matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals. The 33-year-old did not partake in any of the Ravens' three practices this week, and it was disclosed during the team's bye week that he suffered the injury during the loss to the Steelers in Week 9. While it does not look good for the 11th-year vet to suit up against the Bengals, coach John Harbaugh said earlier in the week that Flacco did not have to practice to play in the game. Flacco has struggled recently, but if he can give the Ravens anything, it wouldn't be a total surprise that Harbaugh started him in what essentially is a must-win game. Lamar Jackson or Robert Griffin will start under center if Flacco can't go.
3 months ago: Joe Flacco, Lamar Jackson Out Thursday
Baltimore Ravens quarterbacks Joe Flacco (hip) and rookie Lamar Jackson (undisclosed) were both absent at practice on Thursday. Robert Griffin III was the only quarterback practicing. Flacco has missed two practices this week and appears to be on the wrong side of questionable for a big divisional matchup against the Bengals on Sunday. This could come down to a game-time decision. While Jackson offers more upside and versatility, the Ravens could elect to go with RG3, who has more experience, if Flacco can't play. All three of Baltimore's QB options would be QB2 options for fantasy owners, even against a beat up and ineffective Cincy defense.
3 months ago: Joe Flacco Not Practicing Wednesday
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (hip) is not practicing on Wednesday. Head coach John Harbaugh said Flacco won't need to practice in order to start in Week 11 against the Bengals, but it's looking right now like Flacco will be on the wrong side of questionable this Sunday. Both rookie Lamar Jackson and Robert Griffin III will be options to start if Flacco cannot go. Jackson has more upside because of his versatility. No matter who is starting under center for Baltimore this Sunday, they'll merely be a QB2 option in two-quarterback leagues.
3 months ago: Joe Flacco Won't Need To Practice This Week
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said that quarterback Joe Flacco (hip) won't need to practice at all this week in order to play in Week 11 against the Bengals. "I dont know whos going to play," Harbaugh said. "Well prepare all the [quarterbacks] to whatever degree we think we need to, in terms of what the plan is." Harbaugh also admitted that having mystery around who will play under center will make it tougher for the Bengals to prepare for. Flacco has 12 touchdowns and six interceptions for an 84.2 passer rating, which ranks 27th in the NFL. He has just three touchdowns and two interceptions while averaging 225.6 yards a game during their three-game losing streak. Flacco will likely be a game-time decision, but ultimately we'd expect him to play. If he does, he'll remain a mediocre QB2 option, even in a great matchup. Rookie Lamar Jackson and Robert Griffin III are other options if Flacco can't go.
3 months ago: Ravens Not Committing To Joe Flacco In Week 11
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh isn't committing to quarterback Joe Flacco for Week 11 against the Bengals. "He's getting treatment. We'll see. We'll know more as the week goes on. I'm hopefully all of our guys play, including Joe," Harbaugh said. It's a bit surprising with the Ravens coming off their bye week, but it does make some sense with Flacco struggling in October after a hot start to the year. Rookie Lamar Jackson has had minimal chances in the first half of the season but certainly would provide upside as the team looks to get back in the division race. Even against a crumbling Cincy defense that just fired their defensive coordinator, Flacco is an unappealing QB2 if he starts this Sunday.
3 months ago: Joe Flacco Status For Week 11 Unclear
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (hip) could be a doubt for next Sunday's big divisional clash against the Cincinnati Bengals. Flacco injured himself in the Ravens sixth play from scrimmage in their 23-16 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Despite finishing the game and not missing any plays the Ravens have an added complication to consider during their bye week. If Flacco's injury does not improve then we may see rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson make his NFL debut in Week 11. In terms of fantasy relevance it does not affect teams immediately. However, in deeper or two quarterback leagues it is certainly something for fantasy owners to think about heading into this weekend and planning their waiver wire moves.
4 months ago: Joe Flacco Falters In Week 9
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco faltered in his Week 9 matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Flacco wasn't able to bounce back after a tough matchup against the Carolina Panthers and was only able to pass the ball for 209 yards against the Steelers. Flacco goes into his bye week with speculation around the team making the switch to rookie Lamar Jackson, but Flacco will hope to put his recent struggles behind him once the Ravens return to action in Week 11.
4 months ago: Ravens Sticking With Joe Flacco
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said the team will stick with quarterback Joe Flacco under center when asked if he would consider starting rookie Lamar Jackson coming out of their Week 10 bye. "Joes played well, so I dont want to get into all of that. Were rolling right now with what we got. Of course, at some point in time, this guy [Jackson] is a quarterback," Harbaugh said. The Ravens have lost three straight and four of their last five heading into the bye, and Flacco has been very mediocre in the last month after a hot start to the season. If the veteran doesn't improve and the Ravens keep losing in Week 11, they could turn to Jackson. The rookie has more upside but would likely be too inconsistent to be a realistic starting option in single-QB leagues.
4 months ago: Joe Flacco Is Looking To Bounce Back Against Steelers
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco will look to bounce back from a disastrous Week 8 performance against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. Flacco is coming off his worst game of the season against the Saints, completing 56.4 percent of his passes for a season-low 192 yards and two interceptions. To make matters worse, he averaged under five yards per attempt and 3.1 adjusted yards per attempt -- both season lows as well. The performance was a perfect ending to a terrible month for the 33-year-old gunslinger. In four October games, the former Delaware star completed just 57.6 percent of his passes (99-for-171) for 201.7 yards a game along with four touchdowns and four interceptions. There is good news: Flacco has a strong history versus the Steelers. The 11th-year pro, who has three 300-yard games in 20 career games against the Steelers, finished with 363 yards and two touchdowns in the team's earlier meeting this season. As a result of his past success versus Pittsburgh and the fact that the Steelers secondary is vulnerable, Flacco is a mid-to-low-end QB2 this upcoming week. It does help that the game is in Baltimore, where Flacco has been much better this year.
4 months ago: Joe Flacco Turns In Worst Performance Of Season
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco turned in his worst performance of the season as he only completed 22 passes (56.4 percent) for 192 yards in a 36-21 loss to the Carolina Panthers. He also tossed one touchdown and two interceptions. Flacco posted season lows in completions, yards, yards per attempt, longest completion and passer rating in the game. After getting off to a solid start to the season, the 11th-year veteran struggled mightily in October. It will be interesting to see if the Ravens (4-4) will make a move to rookieLamar Jackson. If Flacco is under center against the Steelers in Week 9, he'll merely be a QB2.
4 months ago: Joe Flacco A Mid-Level QB2 Option For Week 8
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco bounced back from two below-average games with a solid performance against the Saints in Week 7. While Flacco completed just 59 percent of his passes for 279 yards last week, he also tossed two touchdowns and no interceptions, marking the first time that has occurred in three weeks. It also was just the second time in five weeks and fourth time overall that he had multiple touchdowns in a game. The 11th-year pro is currently averaging 17.1 fantasy points a game and will look to at least match that total against a Carolina defense that is allowing the 16th most passing yards (260) a game and seventh highest completion percentage (68.1 percent). The Panthers have not given up more than two passing touchdowns in a game. However, each of the last five quarterbacks that they have faced have posted two touchdowns, and three of them have gone over 300 yards. As a result, Flacco is a solid QB2 for Week 8, as he will likely throw a lot and he has not turned the ball over much (four interceptions).
4 months ago: Joe Flacco Posts Fourth Multi-Score Game
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco bounced back from two average performances, at best, with two touchdown tosses versus the New Orleans Saints. It was his fourth multi-touchdown game of the season. Flacco connected with tight end Mark Andrews and wide receiver John Brown for the scores. His 14-yard strike to Brown brought the Ravens within 24-23 with 24 seconds remaining, but kicker Justin Tucker pushed the PAT wide right. The 33-year-old finished the game 23 of 39 (59 percent) for 279 yards. With Flacco on pace to have one of the best seasons of his career, the 11th-year pro remains a QB2 going forward.
4 months ago: Joe Flacco Working On Avoiding Tipped Passes
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is uncharacteristically having a problem with deflected passes. According to ESPN Stats and Information, Flacco has had 11 passes knocked down, which is tied for the most in the league this season. The 11th-year pro has never finished higher than 16th in passes batted in a season. He is coming off a so-so performance in Week 6 and ranks ninth in the league in passing yards, as he has attempted the second most passes in the league. Flacco is currently 18th in fantasy points among quarterbacks and has a low floor, but with a potentially appealing matchup against the Saints, he is a mid-to-high QB2 option.
4 months ago: Joe Flacco Completes At Least 25 Passes For Sixth Straight Game
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco connected on 25 of 37 passes for 238 yards to go along with one touchdown and an interception in a 21-0 victory over the Tennessee Titans. It marked the sixth game and ninth straight overall dating back to 2017 that he has completed at least 25 throws in a game. Flacco, who hooked up with seven different receivers in Week 6, also posted his second highest QBR score (84.2) of the season despite finishing with his second lowest yardage total. He came into the contest ranked 10th in the league in completions and third in attempts. As long as Flacco keeps slinging the ball around as much as has been, the 11-year veteran is a low-end QB1/high-end QB2 option.
4 months ago: Joe Flacco A Low-End QB2 In Week 6
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco has been slinging the ball around at a career-high rate this season. Flacco, on pace to set a personal high in attempts, has thrown the second most passes in 2018 with 227. However, he is coming off the worst game of the current campaign in Week 5, as he completed just 51.8 percent of his 56 pass attempts for 298 yards and one interception. It marked the second time this year that the 33-year-old has failed to complete at least 60 percent of his passes, although it was the first game he went without a touchdown toss. Flacco has a tough matchup in Week 6 in the Tennessee Titans, who are permitting the eighth fewest fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks. Still, the 11-year vet is a low-end QB2 this upcoming week, as he will likely continue his high-volume attempts.
5 months ago: Joe Flacco Attempts Season-High 56 Passes
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco had a rough day against the Cleveland Browns as the Ravens fell to the Browns 12-9. Flacco, who had eight touchdown passes coming into the game, failed to lead the 11th highest scoring offense into the end zone despite reaching the red zone three times. The 33-year-old was very inaccurate, as he connected on just 29 of 56 attempts for 298 yards along with a bad interception near the goal line. A few drops, namely by wide receiver Michael Crabtree, did not help his cause. The Ravens are now 0-5 over the last three years when Flacco has thrown 50 or more passes in a game. The 11-year veteran is still a solid QB2 option, as he is going to toss the ball around a lot and record a lot of yards.
5 months ago: Joe Flacco Looks To Continue Mastery Over Browns
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco had a solid first quarter of the season and will continue that trend against the Cleveland Browns in Week 5. Flacco has directed the Ravens to victory in six of their last seven meetings with the Browns, where he has averaged 263.2 passing yards per game while also tossing 12 touchdowns and six interceptions in those contests. He is 17-2-0 lifetime versus the Browns. This season, Flacco ranks eighth in the league with 313.0 yards a game, 14th in quarterback rating (96.7) and 12th in fantasy points among quarterbacks (19.3). The Browns defense is a formidable foe this season, ranking fifth in passer rating, sixth in completion percentage and third in interceptions. They also blitz a lot, which is not necessarily good news for Flacco. However, the 33-year-old vet is still a mid-tier QB2 for the upcoming week.
5 months ago: Joe Flacco A Solid QB2 For Week 4
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is off to a great start to the 2018 campaign. He has tossed six touchdowns and twice posted quarterback ratings of 90 or above through the first three games, which is one-third of his last year's totals in each of those categories. The 33-year-old already has one more 300-yard game than he did in all of 2017. Flacco, who is averaging 18 fantasy points a game, has completed 63.6% of his passes this season for more than 298 yards as well as a pair of interceptions. The 11-year vet will look to continue his stellar play against the Pittsburgh Steelers, a team that he has not had much success against over the last three meetings. In those meetings, the Ravens have dropped all three contests as Flacco has thrown four touchdowns and four picks while averaging a tad more than 251 yards a game. However, the Steelers are ranked in the middle of the pack versus the pass in advanced statistics (DVOA and DAVE) and have given up 733 yards along with nine touchdowns via the air in the last two games combined. With the Ravens finally having a solid receiving corps and since the two teams are projected to combine for 50 points, Flacco is a solid QB2 option against the Steelers.
6 months ago: Robert Griffin III To Start As Joe Flacco's Backup
The Baltimore Ravens plan is to have quarterback Robert Griffin III as the No. 2 behind Joe Flacco to enter the regular season. That means that rookie Lamar Jackson will get to sit and learn as the No. 3 QB. Jackson flashed his playmaking ability in the preseason and in training camp, but he still has work to do before he's a realistic option to replace Flacco for the long term. Jackson is a fine dynasty/keeper target, but he should be left alone in single-year formats.
7 months ago: Joe Flacco Works With Receivers
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco did extra workouts with his receivers a few times last week for the first time since 2011. Flacco must feel the heat after the team traded up in the first round to take his eventual successor in Lamar Jackson. He posted just 3,141 yards with 18 touchdowns and 13 interceptions last year and has been a weak fantasy option for years. An upgraded receiving group shouldn't make Flacco any more attractive than he's been recently, and he could be benched eventually if he doesn't improve.
8 months ago: Joe Flacco More Motivated This Offseason
Baltimore Ravens players seem to believe that quarterback Joe Flacco is more motivated this offseason. "Drafting Lamar [Jackson] and bringing [Robert] Griffin in, it's lit a fire under him," safety Eric Weddle said. "You can tell. It has shown." Flacco is certainly on the hot seat, and the Ravens could decide to cut him if he doesn't improve in 2018. He has more weapons around him in the passing game this year, so he won't have any excuses. Still, Flacco is an unattractive QB2 that could be benched early on if he struggles out of the gates.
9 months ago: Joe Flacco Praises Michael Crabtree In May
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is already praising new wide receiver Michael Crabtree. Flacco stated recently about Crabtree, "(He's) the guy, because he's got a little different way that he runs the routes. He's really crafty with it, and he knows when to break away from guys and how to get open." Crabtree will be given the chance to be the top receiver for Baltimore, which could offer a solid floor to his value. While Crabtree posted 16 touchdowns in the last two seasons, he fell off dramatically in 2017 (58 catches, 618 yards) and fell out of favor. Both Baltimore fans and Crabtree owners hope that he will fare better with his move to Baltimore than Jeremy Maclin did last year. Crabtree offers hope to Baltimore fans, but the struggles with the passing game last season suggest caution.
10 months ago: Joe Flacco's Clock Ticking In Baltimore
The clock is officially ticking on Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco after the team traded up to select Lamar Jackson at the end of the first round. All 56 quarterbacks that have been taken in the first round in the last two decades have gotten a shot to start within three years of being drafted. The Ravens are taking it one year at a time with Flacco, and it'll all depend on his production and the development of Jackson at the same time. "You take it one year at a time in this league," head coach John Harbaugh said. "You want to predict the future? Great, that's cool. I get it. But the future is going to come and it can predict itself, really." They could part ways with Flacco after this year if he struggles again, and they'd receive $10.5 million in salary cap space (or $18.5 million if he's released or traded after June 1). Flacco has been beat up the last few years and has been in decline, so he's really not even attractive as a fantasy backup, even with Baltimore's improved wide receiver group.
10 months ago: Ravens Insist Joe Flacco Is Their Starter
The Baltimore Ravens insist that quarterback Joe Flacco remains there starter after they traded up and took quarterback Lamar Jackson with the last pick in the first round of the 2018 NFL draft Thursday night. "[Jackson's] a great quarterback. But Joe Flacco is our quarterback," Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said. "That's the thing we got to remember. Lamar is going to have a great chance to develop. When you get to this stage in a quarterback's career, you've seen done in New England and you've seen done in a lot of places. This doesn't really change things in a sense that we're going to go with Joe and he's going to roll." Baltimore also doesn't see Jackson as a hybrid player but solely as a QB. Flacco hasn't been good since winning the Super Bowl six years ago, throwing 98 touchdowns and 74 interceptions with a passer rating (82.1) that ranks No. 36 over that span. Baltimore can create $18.5 million in salary cap space by releasing Flacco next year, so 2018 could be his final season with the team. Nobody is touching Flacco as a QB1, and he's not even very attractive as your backup these days, even with the Ravens upgrading their receiving corps in free agency. Jackson, on the other hand, will be a popular dynasty/keeper pick this year.
11 months ago: Ravens Urging Joe Flacco To Conduct Passing Camp
There has been increased talk for Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco to organize extra throwing sessions with his new receivers, Michael Crabtree and John Brown. The quarterback has only done "Camp Flacco" once in his 10-year career, however. Head coach John Harbaugh said last week that it was "critically important" for Flacco and his new receivers to build chemistry quickly in the offseason. The Ravens sported the 29th-ranked passing offense last year and they lost Mike Wallace and Jeremy Maclin in the offseason and tight end Benjamin Watson, their top pass catcher in 2017. It remains to be seen if Flacco will work with Crabtree and Brown on his own, but the Ravens are only financially committed to him through the 2018 season, so there is incentive on his part. Flacco's new additions should help him and the Ravens could add more in free agency or through the draft, but how much more can he improve on last year's dreadful numbers (3,141 yards, 18 touchdowns, 13 interceptions)? Nobody is drafting the aging Flacco as anything other than a mediocre fantasy backup.
1 year ago: Joe Flacco Has Support From Owner
Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti said, "we have bigger fish to fry" than finding a replacement for quarterback Joe Flacco, who struggled in 2017. That may mean that Baltimore will pass on drafting a quarterback this year with their first-round pick. Flacco has never been attractive as a fantasy quarterback, but he was abysmal in 2017, throwing for just 3,141 yards with 18 touchdowns and 13 interceptions for a QB rating of just 80.4. Flacco didn't have much to work with in the passing game, but even if the receiving corps is upgraded, Flacco is no better than a midrange QB2 for fantasy purposes.
1 year ago: Joe Flacco May Not Be Trusted In Baltimore
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is coming off of a weak 2017 season and the team may be looking for alternatives for the future. Ravens coach John Harbaugh said the team will "for sure" consider drafting a quarterback. "When you have a veteran quarterback at this stage, it's the time you're looking for a young backup," Harbaugh added. The coach blamed Joe Flacco's recent struggles on his health, and these comments certainly do not suggest the team is looking to replace him in the near future. Still, it is notable Baltimore is at the very least thinking about the future. Flacco averaged just 5.7 yards per attempt with 18 touchdowns and 13 interceptions this season.
1 year ago: Joe Flacco Expects Offensive Coordinator To Return
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco said he expects offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg to return in 2018. "Our relationship continues to grow," Flacco said. Hopefully that would be the case, especially after defensive coordinator Dean Pees announced his retirement. Mornhinweg isn't a very high-end assistant coach with a lack of creativity on his offenses, and it showed in Flacco's weak play in 2017. The 32-year-old quarterback had just 3,141 yards passing for a career low 5.72 yards per completion and 18 touchdowns to 13 interceptions. While Alex Collins is a promising young running back, the team will need to upgrade at receiver for 2018, regardless of whether Mornhinweg returns or not.
1 year ago: Joe Flacco Falls Short In Comeback In Season Ending Loss
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco went 25-for-47 with 203 yards passing versus Cincinnati. After falling behind 17-3, Flacco responded with two touchdowns passes down the stretch. Of course, he also threw a pick-six to the Bengals along the way. His final touchdown put the Ravens up 27-24 late in the fourth quarter but the Bengals would respond with their own score to win 31-27. The loss ended a disappointing fantasy season for Flacco. He still possesses the ability to be a QB2 in 2018, especially if the Ravens are healthier next season.
1 year ago: Joe Flacco's Stock Up In Week 17
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is a high-end QB2 for Week 17 versus Cincinnati. He spent a good portion of the season as one of the worst fantasy options among every-week starters. Lately, he has been playing better, and the series of traditional starters sitting out this week has allowed his stock to rise comparatively. He is now a high-end QB2, and there will be leagues where other teams have multiple QBs on their roster, which will elevate Flacco into being among the best options on the free-agent list for those scrambling to find a starting QB this week.
1 year ago: Joe Flacco With Two Touchdowns In Week 16
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco went 29-for-38 with 237 yards passing versus Indianapolis. He threw for two touchdowns without an interception. Flacco has been a better fantasy option lately than he was for most of the season. The passing yardage was low but this was partially by design as the Ravens put together several long drives that ate up the clock. Flacco will likely be considered a QB2 in the regular season finale.
1 year ago: Joe Flacco Could Be In The Top 20 At QB For Week 16
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco will have one of his best opportunities for success in Week 16. He has been producing more fantasy-friendly numbers lately. Flacco has shown increased chemistry with Mike Wallace and his various short-range options. Indianapolis represents a great matchup to further tilt the odds in his favor. He is still not a QB1 in most league setups but if you must use him, the outlook is brighter than usual for him.
1 year ago: Joe Flacco With Two Touchdowns Sunday Versus Cleveland
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco went 26-for-42 for 288 yards passing with one passing touchdown. He also rushed for three yards with a rushing touchdown. The production would be mediocre for some of the superstars of the position but it represented an above-average performance for this 2017 version of Joe Flacco. Flacco helped keep the Ravens in playoff contention. However, in terms of fantasy, he is a low-end QB2.
1 year ago: Joe Flacco Is A Low-end Option For Week 15
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is a low-end fantasy consideration this week against Cleveland. He has been one of the worst fantasy starting quarterbacks in 2017 and has hurt his owners repeatedly. The one cause for hope is that Cleveland represents a favorable matchup for quarterbacks in fantasy. He could crack the top-24 this week so that means he is in play to be a low-end QB2 for the 2-QB formats.
1 year ago: Joe Flacco Throws Two Touchdowns
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco went 20/35 for 269 yards passing versus Pittsburgh. He threw two touchdown passes with one interception. He has been a disappointment this season. In fact, he has been one of the worst starting quarterbacks for fantasy. However, Flacco led Baltimore to 38 points this week and his own production was serviceable for fantasy. He is still a QB2 until he shows that he can put together several games like this.
1 year ago: Joe Flacco Is A Bad Option For Week 14
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is a very dangerous fantasy for Week 14. Unfortunately, it is more likely to be hazardous to the fantasy team who starts him than it is for the team opposing them. Flacco was serviceable in Week 13 but Pittsburgh is a tough matchup for quarterbacks. Flacco is a stretch even if you are in a 12-team 2QB format.
1 year ago: Joe Flacco With Rare Good Game
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco threw for 269 yards with two touchdowns In Week 13. He has been a bad fantasy option the majority of the weeks this season but this one was a serviceable performance. Outside of some big plays to Mike Wallace, he spread the ball around. It is hard to trust him going forward but this was a decent example of what a reasonable upside would look like with him.
1 year ago: Joe Flacco Is A QB You Should Avoid In Week 13
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is a bad fantasy option for Week 13. He has been awful most weeks for fantasy. He is outside of the top 20 in most scoring formats. The fact that Flacco hasn't thrown for 300 yards in a single game this season is just about all you need to know about him and the lack of a passing game in Baltimore this year. He's actually failed to reach 200 yards passing in seven game. Flacco has just nine touchdowns and 11 interceptions on the season. Look elsewhere.
1 year ago: Joe Flacco With No Touchdown In Week 12
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco threw 20/32 for 141 yards passing versus Houston. He did not throw for a touchdown but he did rush for 42 yards. His output was not fantasy friendly. To make it more frustrating for his owners, Houston had one of the worst passing defenses in the NFL and had been tied going into the week for the most touchdown passes allowed at 22. Flacco is at best an emergency QB2 in a two-QB setup.
1 year ago: Joe Flacco A Lottery Ticket Option In Week 12
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco has a chance in Week 12. Flacco has been really bad for fantasy in 2017 and hurt his owners repeatedly if they started him. Sometimes it has been a game-flow issue and others it has just been a bad performance. The one possible hope left comes in Week 12. The Houston Texans have been a great matchup for opposing passing games. It is possible that Flacco can somehow take advantage. He is still not a recommended option but it is possible.
1 year ago: Joe Flacco Efficient But Not Fantasy-Friendly In Week 11
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco went 22/28 for 183 yards passing with one touchdown and one interception in Week 11. Flacco controlled the game and kept the offense moving often enough to let the dominant defense get some rest in between their stops of the Packers offense. However, in fantasy, it was a poor performance for the fantasy owners. This is actually the blueprint for how the Ravens would like to win games, which is one of the big concerns for owners of their offensive players.
1 year ago: Joe Flacco Not Much Of An Option In Week 11
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is not a strong fantasy option in 2017 and Week 11 does not look to be much different. Green Bay is not a terrifying matchup but they are still an NFL-level defense, which Joe Flacco has struggled against this season. He is a low-end QB2 this week.
1 year ago: Joe Flacco Looking For More From Offense
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco said he wants the offense "to go after it" following the bye. Flacco was quoted as saying: "We need to go after it," Flacco said Wednesday when asked if he wants the offense to open up more. "We can't sit back and just expect us to not lose football games. We got to go attack. We're a 4-5 football team. You always look at teams that are in this position and feel they have nothing to lose -- and we should feel that way. We got to go out there and leave it all out there." Flacco is averaging just 6.1 yards in the air, which is the worst in the NFL and the lowest of his career by nearly a yard and Flacco wants to be able to utilize Mike Wallace and Jeremy Maclin. The Ravens play the Packers in Week 11.
1 year ago: Joe Flacco Better Than His Season Average In Week 9
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco played better than his season averages in Week 9. He went 34/52 for 261 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. This was not a great performance but it is better than his owners have been getting most weeks. Flacco is not a QB1 this season and there are plenty of leagues where he shouldn't be on a roster except as a bye-week rental.
1 year ago: Joe Flacco, Jeremy Maclin, Mike Wallace All Active
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (concussion) and wide receivers Jeremy Maclin (shoulder) and Mike Wallace (back) are all active in Week 9 against the Titans. Trusting anyone from Baltimore's offense in fantasy is a risky proposition, but Maclin is probably your best bet as a WR4/flex. Flacco has been extremely unproductive and inconsistent and is a low-end QB2 choice, while Wallace is the definition of boom or bust as a receiver, and he usually busts for his fantasy owners.
1 year ago: Joe Flacco Expected To Play
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (concussion) is expected to play in Week 9 against the Titans. Flacco was listed as questionable despite practicing fully all week and there was never a real doubt over his status. Flacco's presence improves the outlook of Mike Wallace.
1 year ago: Joe Flacco, Jeremy Maclin, Mike Wallace All Questionable
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (concussion) and wide receivers Jeremy Maclin (shoulder) and Mike Wallace (back) are all listed as questionable for Week 9 against the Titans. Flacco and Wallace practiced in full Friday, while Maclin was limited. All three should be fine to play this weekend, but with Baltimore's offense being so inconsistent, none of them are recommended plays. Flacco has been the most inefficient QB in the NFL, while Wallace has had one game of decent performance all year. Maclin is the most attractive of the three for fantasy, but even he is more of a WR4/flex.
1 year ago: Joe Flacco One Of The Worst Starting Options In Week 9
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is one of the worst fantasy quarterbacks this season among the ones who are starting for their NFL teams. His receivers are beaten up. They sometimes sit on their leads in the second half relying on their defense and running backs. He was also knocked out of the game last week. He has been relevant in the past so there is some potential but so far it feels like it was a different person in that past.
1 year ago: Joe Flacco Puts In Another Full Practice
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (concussion) put in his second straight day of a full practice Thursday. Flacco has passed the concussion protocol and has declared himself good to go in Week 9 against the Titans after suffering his first concussion on a scary hit last Thursday against Miami. His presence under center is good for the rest of Baltimore's skill players and their fantasy value, but Flacco himself has been one of the least effective quarterbacks in the NFL on the season, and he can't be trusted as anything more than a low-end QB2 this weekend.
1 year ago: Joe Flacco, Mike Wallace Practicing In Full
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (concussion) and wide receiver Mike Wallace (concussion) both practiced in full Wednesday. Flacco said he will play in Week 9 against the Titans despite suffering his first ever concussion on a gruesome hit last Thursday. However, he's been one of the least effective quarterbacks in the NFL this year and is a low-end QB2. Wallace missed last Thursday's game but should be good to go against Tennessee. Other than a six-catch, 55-yard, one-TD performance Oct. 1 against the Steelers, Wallace hasn't done squat this year for his fantasy owners. Leave him to the waiver wire.
1 year ago: Joe Flacco Will Play Against Titans
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (concussion) said he's good to go and will play in Week 9 against the Titans. It's good news for Baltimore's pass catchers, but Flacco hasn't been close to serviceable as a fantasy option in 2017. He continues to be a low-end second quarterback with limited upside.
1 year ago: Joe Flacco Practicing Wednesday
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (concussion) is practicing Wednesday, and he didn't look to have any limitations in the portion open to the media. Flacco hasn't been showing symptoms of a concussion after taking a nasty hit last Thursday, putting him on track to play in Week 9 against the Titans. Even if Flacco plays, though, he remains a weak QB2 option that has yet to top 300 yards in a single game this season. He's thrown only six touchdowns to eight interceptions in eight games.
1 year ago: Joe Flacco Has A "Good Chance" To Play In Week 9
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco has a "good chance" to play in Week 9 according to head coach John Harbaugh. If he plays, Tennessee is a good matchup for quarterbacks. The downside is that the Ravens passing offense is just not that good so far this season. Many of the best non-RB pass catchers have been banged up which causes further concern. Despite the good matchup, Flacco should not be considered a QB1.
1 year ago: Joe Flacco Is Knocked Out Of The Game On The Way To A Victory Week 8
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco was having his best half of the season when he took off on a run near the end of the first half of the Week 8 matchup with Miami. He slid but got hit in the head and was taken out of the game. After the game, the report is that he had a concussion and was getting stitches (his helmet getting knocked off his head cut him). No report on whether he will miss any game but he does have 10-days before the next game.
1 year ago: Joe Flacco Is A Bad Risk In Week 8
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is a very risky fantasy option for Week 8 against Miami. His top three receivers all have shown up on the injury list this week. His safety valve tight end is unlikely to play in the game. On top of that, the offense has been among the worst in the NFL this season. There is a slight hope, since Miami is also a struggling offense, that the defense could get the ball to the offense deep in Miami territory often in the game. Despite that faint hope, it is very hard to recommend playing Flacco this week.
1 year ago: Joe Flacco With Another Poor Fantasy Performance In Week 7
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco went 27/39 for 186 yards with a single passing touchdown versus Minnesota. The lone passing touchdown came on the last play of the game while trailing by 15 points to partialy saved his owners from an even worse output. At this point, the Ravens receivers are banged up, their running game is inefficient at times and Flacco is also struggling. For Ravens fans, the lone offensive bright spot is Justin Tucker.
1 year ago: Ravens Owner Defends Joe Flacco
Baltimore Ravens owners Steve Bisciotti defended quarterback Joe Flacco and the team's stagnant offense through six weeks. The owner also placed his faith in head coach John Harbaugh and general manager Ozzie Newsome. Flacco has always been a much better real-life QB than fantasy one, and this year he's been atrocious either way. The 32-year-old hasn't thrown for 300 yards once this year and hasn't even topped 250 yards while throwing four touchdowns to eight interceptions. In a tough matchup on the road against Minnesota in Week 7 with Jeremy Maclin (shoulder), Mike Wallace (back) and Benjamin Watson (knee) beat up, Flacco is a bottom-barrel QB2.
1 year ago: Avoid Joe Flacco In Week 7
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco has a bad matchup against the Vikings in Week 7. They are one of the best defenses in the NFL. Meanwhile, the Ravens have been a subpar offense this season. It is possible that Flacco finds a way to surprise people, especially in a season as weird as 2017. However, it is hard to recommend him.
1 year ago: Joe Flacco Disappointing In Week 6
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco went 24/41 for 180 yards but threw two interceptions without a touchdown in Week 6 versus Chicago. The Bears did play solid defense but the fantasy production is quite disappointing, especially with 41 attempts. SO far, Flacco has been one of the worst fantasy quarterbacks who has gotten every start this season.
1 year ago: Joe Flacco A Risky Week 6 Play
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is our QB21 for Week 6. While it is true that Baltimore has a solid chance to win the game, Flacco is nowhere near a sure thing to be a starter-worthy start outside of 2QB type leagues. The Bears have a decent defense, though riddled with injuries, so he may not go for huge yardage. Also, if the Ravens defense shut down the Bears offense without causing turnovers to create short fields for offense, the Ravens could end up in a situation like their first two games. In those games, the defense was dominant but Flacco put up poor numbers as the second halves where mostly about running the clock down with the running backs and short passes for first downs.
1 year ago: Joe Flacco Plays Better In Week 5 But Bad For Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco went 19/26 for 222 passing yards in Week 5 versus Oakland. He, unfortunately, did not throw or run for any touchdowns so his fantasy output was poor. There were many signs of improvement in his play so it was a positive step forward, even with the poor fantasy line. We will have to see whether the improvement continues going forward.
1 year ago: Joe Flacco Has Reached New Low In Rankings
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco has fallen to being ranked our QB26 in a week where only 28 teams play (with three very good QBs on bye). He has been awful so far this season. Case Keenum may not even start for Minnesota and he is our QB25. Flacco has one of the best arms in the league and one of the fastest WR corps in the NFL. And yet, he as twice as many interceptions than completions on passes that went over 15-yards in the air. Those in 2QB leagues may have to start him, may the fantasy gods have mercy on them.
1 year ago: Joe Flacco Places Blame On Himself
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco puts most of the blame on himself for the team's struggles this season on offense. The Ravens currently have the third-worse offense in the league after four weeks. Flacco also ranks second to last in passer rating (65.0), and his 602 yards rank 32nd in the NFL. He's also thrown six interceptions, which are second most in the league. Flacco said he needs to "trust the pocket," and show more patience with his downfield throws. Baltimore has scored just one touchdown on their last 28 drives, and they've been shut out in the first half in their last two games. Baltimore's shaky offensive line and unproductive backfield isn't helping matters, but Flacco has always been an unattractive fantasy gunslinger. You can continue to avoid him everywhere.
1 year ago: Joe Flacco Throws A Lot Of Passes To Reach Decent Output In Week 4
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco went 31-49 for 235 yards passing. He would throw for one touchdown and two interceptions. It took four weeks but we finally got a glimpse at Flacco having to throw a lot in a game. The results were not very good for his value, though some of his targets benefitted. Through four games, he has been a disappointment in fantasy.
1 year ago: Joe Flacco Is A Poor Fantasy Option In Week 4
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is out QB29 for Week 4. The Ravens passing game has been poor through three games. Flacco did not even make it through the whole game in London due to an abysmal outing combined with a blowout score. It is possible that the game with Pittsburgh has the Ravens behind the whole time and thus Flacco has to throw so often that he accumulates stats. Right now, even if a 2QB league, you are probably not feeling good starting Flacco as that second QB.
1 year ago: Joe Flacco Has A Diasterously Bad Week 3
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco had a nightmare game in London versus Jacksonville. He went 8-for-18 to produce 28 yards passing and two interceptions. His team was blown out and the backup came in to outproduce him. This was about as bad as it could go without Flacco getting severely injured. Coming up next is rival Pittsburgh.
1 year ago: Joe Flacco Benched
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco completed 8-of-18 passes for 28 yards and two interceptions Week 3 against the Jaguars in London. He was replaced by Ryan Mallett in the fourth quarter with the Ravens down 44-0, but Flacco will start against the Steelers next week. This was easily the worst game of Flacco's career.
1 year ago: Joe Flacco Is A QB2 For Week 3
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is our QB23 for Week 3 versus Jacksonville. It will be an early morning game due to being held in London. Through two weeks, Flacco has not been a great fantasy option. A lot can be blamed on the way the games developed. The Ravens had control by halftime and milked the clock in the second half while their defense held the opponents out of reach. There exists the potential for this to happen for a third straight week as Baltimore has looked much better than Jacksonville so far. Start Flacco at your own risk. But do not lose hope, there should be better games ahead.
1 year ago: Joe Flacco Throws Two Touchdown Passes In Week 2
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco passed for 217 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. The total was an improvement over Week 1 but still not a fantasy stand-out game. For the second straight week, the Ravens had a double-digit lead at halftime and cruised in the second half to victory which did not require Flacco to have to try to score through the air much down the stretch. He remains a QB2 in most leagues.
1 year ago: Joe Flacco Is A QB2 For Week 2
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is our QB20 for Week 2. QB2 sounds about right for the situation. Cleveland played Pittsburgh close so it is possible that Flacco has to pass a lot which could allow for some upside. However, it is also possible that the Ravens elite defense and the two talented running backs could replicate Week 1 and lead to similar passing results from Flacco. The uncertainty is one of the major drawbacks to relying on Flacco as your starter.
1 year ago: Joe Flacco Has No Limitations
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (back) came out of Week 1 fine on the health front. "Believe me, I have no limitations when it comes down to throwing the football and running around," Flacco said. It's good to hear. The 32-year-old wasn't asked to do much in an easy 20-0 victory over the Bengals in Week 1, throwing just 17 times for 121 yards. Flacco has always been a better real-life QB than fantasy one, and he remains an extremely mediocre fantasy backup. Baltimore may open up the passing game a bit more with Danny Woodhead (hamstring) injured, but Flacco's ceiling remains too low.
1 year ago: Joe Flacco Mediocre Fantasy Numbers But An Effective Game Versus Cincinnati
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco was 9/17 for 121 yards in Week 1 versus Cincinnati. He tossed a touchdown and threw an interception. The numbers are disappointing for his owners but there is no reason to panic. The Ravens had control of the game and ran the ball 42 times so Flacco was left to mostly announce the plays in the huddle and handle the clock management. There will be games this season where the Ravens will be in close games which will mean Flacco will throw more than 17 times. He is still a solid QB2 overall.
1 year ago: Joe Flacco Will Play Week 1, Now To Analyze
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (back) will play Week 1 versus Cincinnati. This has been repeated for awhile but it is Wednesday and he is practicing so worth noting. It is hard to talk about whether it is a good or bad matchup in terms of an opposing defense in Week 1 of a new season. That said, Cincinnati is more than likely a defense that will be slightly tougher than average. Again, it is hard to tell. I have seen the Bengals ranked as high as 5th best fantasy D/ST and as low as 26th. For the majority of owners of Joe Flacco in 1-QB formats, they will have a better option. Notable exceptions are Winston and Cutler owners who suddenly had a Week 1 bye.
1 year ago: Joe Flacco And Others Return To Practice
Baltimore Ravens got several key players back to practice Saturday. The headliner was quarterback Joe Flacco, which is important for achieving success for the entire Baltimore offense. Flacco will be a QB2 or bye week fill-in for fantasy. Wide receiver Breshad Perriman also returned. He is expected to be a key part of the Ravens passing offense so his return eased some concern. Running back Danny Woodhead returned and is likely to resume his typical role as a pass catcher out of the backfield. He has much more value in PPR formats than standard.
1 year ago: Joe Flacco Is Now Throwing Again
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (back) has resumed throwing and is nearing joining practices again. I was preparing to write about the rumor that he may have belched under the premise that everything Flacco-related is newsworthy but this seems more important to fantasy owners. Flacco is still on track to return for Week 1. He is a QB2 and a viable bye week fill-in.
1 year ago: Joe Flacco Will Be Back For Week 1, Coach Promises
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh has promised that quarterback Joe Flacco (back) will be back for the Week 1 game against Cincinnati. Flacco has still not returned to practice but it is said that he is still on schedule. His top receiver Mike Wallace called Flacco their secret weapon and praised the amount of muscle the quarterback has put on during the offseason. If healthy, he would be a QB2/bye week fill-in.
2 years ago: Joe Flacco Called A Secret Weapon By Wide Receiver
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (back) has rarely been seen on a field the last month after being held out with back issues. The earliest he will return is August 27th which would give him two weeks to get into a rhythm for the season opener. His top receiver Mike Wallace called Flacco their secret weapon and praised the amount of muscle the quarterback has put on during the offseason. If healthy, he would be a QB2/bye week fill-in.
2 years ago: Joe Flacco Not Ready To Practice Yet
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (back) will not practice this week. This news comes the same day as Ryan Mallett has a rough second preseason game Thursday with two interceptions. The timetable they are following seems to be coming from the doctors and specialists who seem to indicate August 27th as a possible return date. The Ravens offensive players likely need Flacco to be the starter to retain their perceived fantasy value. Flacco is likely a QB2 and/or bye week fill-in.
2 years ago: Joe Flacco On Schedule To Start The First Game Of Regular Season
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (back) has received another positive prognosis and now is said to be on pace to start the regular season opener under center. However, he will be kept out of the preseason games as a precaution. Flacco is extremely likely to be the best that the Ravens are going to get this season so every fantasy offensive player on the Ravens outside his backups are likely happy he looks to be back. He is likely a QB2 and possibly a bye-week fill-in outside of deep leagues. One note of bad news is that offensive lineman Alex Lewis injured his shoulder and will miss the 2017 season. His absence is a concern for the running game and to pass protection for Flacco. Time will tell whether his replacement steps up to minimize this effect.
2 years ago: Joe Flacco Gets Positive Second Opinion
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (back) received a second medical opinion which reconfirmed the initial diagnosis that the back injury is a minor injury. It is said that he is ramping up his activity. Flacco is extremely likely to be the best that the Ravens are going to get this season so every fantasy offensive player on the Ravens outside his backups are likely hoping he makes it back. He is likely a QB2 and possibly a bye-week fill-in outside of deep leagues.
2 years ago: Joe Flacco Has Very Positive Indications On His Health
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (back) is said to have very positive indications on his health as he attempts to recover from his back issues. Flacco is extremely likely to be the best that the Ravens are going to get this season so every fantasy offensive player on the Ravens outside his backups are likely hoping he makes it back. He is likely a QB2 and possibly a bye-week fill-in outside of deep leagues.
2 years ago: Ravens Expect Joe Flacco Back Soon
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (back) is expected back soon by his coach John Harbaugh. He went on to say that he definitely expects him back this preseason. Flacco is extremely likely to be the best that the Ravens are going to get this season so every fantasy offensive player on the Ravens outside his backups are likely hoping he makes it back. He is likely a QB2 and possibly a bye-week fill-in outside of deep leagues.
2 years ago: Joe Flacco Attempts To Dispel Rumor
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (back) is battling a back problem that could keep him out for multiple weeks. Naturally, speculation started to grow. One rumor was that it would be related to problems with the discs in his back. Flacco addressed this rumor and said that it was not a disc problem and that his back issue was "just a little stiffness". Fantasy owners are hoping he is right as he poses greater value and upside than the alternatives Baltimore are looking at.
2 years ago: Joe Flacco To Miss 3-6 Weeks With Disc Issue
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is expected to miss three to six weeks with a disc issue in his back, according to sources. It's a tough break for a team that has already been hit hard with the injury bug -- Kenneth Dixon is out for the season with a knee injury. The Ravens expect Flacco to be ready for the season opener, but this is definitely a concerning injury for a 32-year old gunslinger, and it could continue to affect him early in the season. Flacco threw for a career-high 4,317 yards last year, but his strong arm just hasn't translated to much consistency, especially for fantasy owners. He's at best a solid fantasy backup, but his latest injury won't help his cause or the new Baltimore receivers. Ryan Mallett is expected to see most of the first-team repetitions in training camp with Flacco sidelined.