By Miguel Garcia, Ravens Correspondent, Sun, Jan 11th 2:31pm EST
In a Divisional Round matchup against the New England Patriots Joe Flacco threw for 292 yards, 4 TDs and 2 interceptions.
Fantasy Impact: Against the best New England secondary in years, Joe Flacco put up a fight. Unfortunately for fantasy owners, there is much debate leading to the verdict that Playoff Joe Flacco is better than Regular Season Joe Flacco. To determine Flacco's value for the 2015 season, owners must look for whether Offensive Coordinator Gary Kubiak will stay or fill a head-coaching vacancy elsewhere.
By Matthew Terelle, Ravens Correspondent, Mon, Jan 5th 10:07am EST
Joe Flacco completed 18 of 29 passes for 259 yards and two touchdowns. He also rushed eight times for eight yards.
Fantasy Impact: Flacco, like usual, turned up his play for the playoffs. He calmly led the offense and played mistake free football. He continues to be a much better quarterback in real life than in fantasy. The Ravens will take on the New England Patriots next week in round two of the playoffs.
By Miguel Garcia, Ravens Correspondent, Mon, Dec 29th 6:57pm EST
In a win-and-in game, Joe Flacco turned in a gem as he threw for 312 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Fantasy Impact: This was a wonderful performance and a fitting end to a good season. He threw for nearly 4000 (3986) yards and ended the season with a 90.9 passer rating. If offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak returns next year, expect Flacco to again succeed.
By Matthew Terelle, Ravens Correspondent, Mon, Dec 22nd 2:19pm EST
Joe Flacco had a tough game for the Ravens on Sunday. He completed 21 of 50 passes for 195 yards. He added two touchdowns, one rush for five yards, and three interceptions.
Fantasy Impact: Flacco had one of his worst games of the season as he only completed 42% of his passes and couldn't avoid turnovers. Games like this are generally why Flacco cannot be considered an every week QB1. He is a much better quarterback in real life than in fantasy.
By Phil Falvo, Ravens Correspondent, Thu, Dec 18th 10:22pm EST
Through the first 15 weeks of 2014, Joe Flacco has a Total QBR (Quarterback Rating) of 74.3, making him the #6 QB this season. QB Derek Andersen, who barely qualifies, is #5. (Source: The Baltimore Sun
Fantasy Impact: Currently the #12 fantasy quarterback in 2014, Joe Flacco has accumulated 232 fantasy points this season. In Week 16, Flacco faces the 26th ranked Houston pass defense and the scourge of quarterbacks, J.J. Watt. This season, Houston has racked up 30 sacks and 17 interceptions. Because it's championship week, you need to start your studs. Hopefully, Flacco isn't one of them.
By Miguel Garcia, Ravens Correspondent, Sun, Dec 14th 7:07pm EST
In a win against the Jaguars in Week 15, Joe Flacco completed 20-of-30 for 221 yards and a TD. He also added 8 yards on 4 carries.
Fantasy Impact: It was not the prettiest performance when put in terms of fantasy football, but Flacco did what the Ravens needed to win. Look for Flacco to take advantage of the Texan's pass defense ranked 27th in terms of yardage allowed.
By Phil Falvo, Ravens Correspondent, Tue, Dec 9th 10:42am EST
During Sunday's matchup with the Miami Dolphins' second ranked pass defense, Flacco was 25 of 33 for 269 yards. He also threw two touchdowns and rushed for one. (Source: ESPN
Fantasy Impact: In Week 15, Flacco faces a Jacksonville Jaguars defense that is surrendering 244 yards per game through the air. Over the last two weeks, he has thrown for 494 yards, 4 TDs and 1 interception, and rushed for 19 yards and two touchdowns. This season, Jacksonville has given up approximately 18.69 fantasy points per game to opposing QBs. Though a decent start in two-QB leagues, look elsewhere as Jacksonville has been surrendering a majority of its fantasy points to running backs. Expect Baltimore to lean heavily on the run.
By Matthew Terelle, Ravens Correspondent, Mon, Dec 8th 4:58pm EST
Joe Flacco turned in a really productive fantasy game Sunday against Miami. He completed 25 of 33 passes for 269 yards and two touchdowns. He also added seven carries for 16 yards and a rushing touchdown.
Fantasy Impact: Flacco had a solid game, as he only threw one interception. He continues to be a better real-life quarterback than fantasy asset as he's a maddeningly inconsistent source of fantasy points. He is just a QB2 for the fantasy playoffs.
By Phil Falvo, Ravens Correspondent, Thu, Dec 4th 10:01pm EST
Baltimore Sun reporter Jon Meoli highlighted a few notable Ravens stats. Joe Flacco has been sacked just 15 times this year, tied for second-fewest of any NFL quarterback behind Peyton Manning. With three straight games without an interception under his belt, Flacco has thrown just eight interceptions through 12 games, tied for his lowest amount of interceptions through a dozen games in his career. (Source: The Baltimore Sun
Fantasy Impact: In that past two weeks, Joe Flacco has thrown for 468 yards, three touchdowns and zero interceptions. This week he is facing a Miami defense that's allowing an average of 13 fantasy points per game to quarterbacks. While Flacco's numbers have been decent, this match-up suggests that you should look elsewhere for a quarterback option in Week 14.
By Chris Zolli, Ravens Correspondent, Thu, Nov 13th 3:37pm EST
Joe Flacco had a great start to the 2014 season, but has sputtered a bit the past four weeks. (Source: Baltimore Ravens
Fantasy Impact: Flacco threw 12 touchdowns and just three interceptions during the first six weeks, looking like he was on his way to a very good season. He’s thrown five touchdowns and five interceptions in the next four games, seeing his yards per game drop to 231. Many fantasy owners bought high on Flacco after five first half touchdowns against the Buccaneers and his great connection with Steve Smith Sr; since that five touchdown performance, his connection with Smith has waned as well, as Smith is only averaging 3.5 catches per game in those four games. Flacco right now is not worth an add unless it is a deep fantasy league, but if he is able to get back on track with Smith, he may be a late season sleeper.
By Shane Fitzgerald, Ravens Correspondent, Sun, Oct 19th 10:05pm EDT
Joe Flacco put up 16 fantasy points against the Falcons today (10/19), completing 16 of 25 passes (64%) with 2 touchdowns and 2 interceptions.
Fantasy Impact: The Ravens had the game pretty much in hand against the Falcons from the start so there was no need for Flacco to sling the ball around. It was a decent performance from Flacco as he remains a QB2 for fantasy purposes. The Ravens play at Cincinnati in Week 8 so look for a better option.
By Eric McQuillen, Ravens Correspondent, Tue, Oct 14th 11:53pm EDT
Joe Flacco was on pace for 16 touchdowns at the end of the first quarter but ended with 5. Flacco was easily the biggest breakout player of the week, completing 21 of 29 passes for 306 yards and committing zero turnovers.
Fantasy Impact: Flacco has been a sneaky player this year, often being lights out at home and iffy on the road. This breakout game in Tampa told otherwise though. Having one of, if not the deep ball in all of football, Joe Flacco makes for an enticing start against lackluster defenses. This week shouldn't change the fact, as they take on an inconsistent Falcons team at home.
By Miguel Garcia, Ravens Correspondent, Tue, Sep 9th 2:57am EDT
Joe Flacco completed 35 of a whopping 62 passes for 345 yards, a touchdown and an interception last Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals. While his receivers did drop 8 passes, Flacco still started a horrific 3-for-12 and only saved his fantasy owners in the last 20 minutes of the game from a dud performance.
Fantasy Impact: We see that Joe Flacco can air it out when he needs to, but unlike the Top-2 tiers of QBs, Flacco does not necessarily deliver quality to go with his quantity. Last year Flacco threw for 466 yards with 2 TDs and no interceptions against the Steelers. Look for a similar type of production on a short week against their bitter rival.
By Miguel Garcia, Ravens Correspondent, Sat, Aug 16th 9:47pm EDT
After a slow start to Saturday's preseason game, which included going 1-for-6, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco finished the night going 9-for-17 with 113 yards and a TD.
Fantasy Impact: It was a scary start to the night. At one point Flacco averaged 0.4 YPA. After the first 2 drives, Flacco finished the game by going 8-for-11 with a TD to Torrey Smith. Flacco finished the night with a 93.5 passer rating.
By Andy Holloway, Ravens Correspondent, Fri, Aug 8th 11:20am EDT
NFL.com's Ian Rapoport believes Joe Flacco has undergone a "technical and fundamental transformation." He also reports that Flacco is getting the ball out quicker in camp, and is primed for a bounce back season. (Source: NFL.com
Fantasy Impact: Flacco had arguably his worst professional season last year, with more sacks and interceptions than he's ever had. An upgraded supporting cast, including a healthy Dennis Pitta and the newly acquired Steve Smith, should aid in his efforts to bounce back. He's not a fantasy relevant quarterback option yet, but keep an eye on the offense the first half of the season.
FantasySharks | Jan 7th
It is the Divisional round and I went 3-1 during Wild Card Weekend.
That pesky Joe Flacco and coach John Harbaugh.
It was my only loss. They really are as “cool as the other side of the pillow” to quote the late ESPN anchor Stuart Scott.
Razzball | Jan 5th
It's been commonplace around here to poke a bit of fun at Joe Flacco's expense, and I have to admit, it probably starts with me. Look, I don't actively root against the eyebrow guy. Granted, I don't root for him either, seeing as how it's like rooting for a speed bump. But there is a certain something about him that really fascinates me. And that can essentially be boiled down...