Joe Flacco, QB, Ravens: Fantasy Football Outlook

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Joe Flacco, QB, Ravens

Position/Rank ADP NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight Twitter
QB - #22 196.68 BAL Questionable 8 years 31 6'6 245 @TeamFlacco

2015 Outlook: Quality Backup

Last updated on Nov-16-2015 by Shawn Childs


UPDATE (11/16): Statistically speaking, Joe Flacco is on pace for a slightly better than average season when considering his previous seven seasons. He's on track for his first 4,000-yard season. Flacco has only thrown more than 12 INTs once (22, 2013), so his 10 INTs through nine games is cause for concern. All things considered, Flacco is a solid QB2 in 10- and 12-team leagues. Unfortunately, his big-game potential is limited considering he has zero games thus far with more than 28 fantasy points (using Scout Fantasy scoring).

Flacco has the identical career record (72-40) as head coach John Harbaugh. Even with six playoff seasons in seven years in the league, Joe has never been a fantasy-relevant QB. Over the last six years, his low to high in passing yards has a gap of 373 yards with no seasons with more than 4,000 yards on his resume. Last year Flacco had growth in his completion rate (62.1) after falling in this area over the previous three seasons. His success led to a career high in passing yards (3,986) and passing TDs (27). In six of his seven seasons, Joe has thrown 12 INTs or less with his only outlier being 2013 (22). Over his first six seasons in the league, Flacco was sacked 222 times (40-plus per year). His improvement last year was due a huge step up in this area (19 sacks). His full offensive is returning, but he will be working with a new offensive coordinator. A big part of his success in 2014 was helped by the surprising running by RB Justin Forsett. His receiving core is in transition with his best deep threat no longer on the roster and his best option being old man WR Steve Smith (36). The Ravens added upside talent at WR and TE in the draft, but it will take for this core time to develop. The Ravens will run the ball a ton while playing solid defense. There is no need for Flacco to open up the offense other than a game or two when the game score gets out of line. Joe will be serviceable as a backup fantasy QB with limited upside in passing yards and passing TDs. Last year Flacco has five games with 300 yards or more and only two games with two TDs or more.

Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco

2015 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
Expert Mock
August 5th, 2015
14.11 GridironExperts-Jody Smith - I like Flacco to have a career year under Mark Trestman's tutelage. He's the ideal back-up QB. (Comments Added Mon Aug 3 9:23:25 p.m. ET 2015)
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