Joe Flacco, QB, Ravens
|QB - #20||54.00||BAL||Active||8 years||30||6'6||245||@TeamFlacco|
2014 Outlook: Quality BackupLast updated on Jul-01-2014 by Rob Warner
In 2013, Flacco posted his worst season-to-date: passing for 19 touchdowns and 22 interceptions (previous high was 12 INTs). Depending on the length of the Ray Rice suspension, the Ravens will look to return to a run-focused offense (limiting the upside of Flacco for fantasy purposes). Last season's running game struggles forced Flacco to a career-high 614 pass attempts. Volume is not always the answer in fantasy. The 29-year-old has hit 25 passing touchdowns just once over his first six seasons and has failed to complete 60-percent of his passes over his last three seasons -- not exactly justifying the six-year, $121 million deal that runs through 2018. The return of a healthy Dennis Pitta and signing of veteran receiver Steve Smith should help Flacco improve from 2013 when he finished as the 18th-best fantasy signal-caller. Flacco is nothing more than a low-end QB2 with the potential to be a high-end QB2 depending on the matchup. His current ADP (180.03) has him going in Rounds 15 or 16 in 12-team leagues.
Editor's note: The lesson here is there is no reason to reach for Flacco. He'll be waiting for you at the end of your drafts. When the offense needed him to lead, rather than Rice or Bernard Pierce, he was unable to shoulder the burden. We've seen Flacco at his best and his worst and unfortunately, there isn't much of a difference statistically. Consistency is typically a good thing in fantasy football, but not consistent mediocrity.
2014 Mock Draft Results
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 14
July 14, 2014
|15.02||DLF - Flacco is my QB2 but won't lose me any games. That's all you can ask for from a QB2.|
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