Joe Flacco

Joe Flacco

QB - BAL
Height: 6' 6"Weight: 245 lbsAge: 33College: DelawareDrafted: #18 (1st Rd.)

2017 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
6th easiest for QBs
Draft Rank (ECR) #162
Best / Worst #105 / #288
ADP #196

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Joe Flacco to remain sidelined

Baltimore Ravens beat writer Jamison Hensley is reporting quarterback Joe Flacco (back) will remain sidelined with a back injury.

Fantasy Impact

Flacco, who has yet to participate in a training camp practice as he is dealing with a back injury, will miss at least another week of football activities. Although he is fully expected to miss the preseason, the Ravens believe Flacco will be ready for Week 1 of the regular season. Per reports, the earliest Flacco is expected to resume practicing is August 27, exactly two weeks before the regular season opener against the Bengals.

Joe Flacco to resume practicing

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (back) will not play in the team's preseason opener.

Fantasy Impact

Rapoport later added that the Ravens "plan on" Flacco starting the regular season opener against the Bengals in Week 1, which was the "expectation." For his preseason availability, NFL Network's Tom Pellisero is reporting that Flacco will resume practicing, but will not take part in any exhibition play. At his QB24 ADP, Flacco is a solid QB2 option on a Ravens' offense that led the NFL in passing attempts in each of the past two seasons.

Joe Flacco's back injury is 'minor'

NFL Insider Jason La Canfora is reporting Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (back) is dealing with a "minor" back injury.

Fantasy Impact

La Canfora is reporting a second opinion "confirmed" Flacco's back injury is "minor," which bodes well for his 2017 outlook. Although the veteran signal caller gave the Ravens a scare, he should be fine for the start of the regular season. However, it still wouldn't surprise me if Baltimore brought in a veteran QB from the outside, essentially, Colin Kaepernick, as an insurance policy.

Joe Flacco is 'doing better'

Pro Football Talk is reporting "a source with knowledge of the situation," told the media outlet that Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (back) "is currently feeling better, with the “arrow [pointing] up.”

Fantasy Impact

It appears Flacco's back is "doing better" after taking some time off. The veteran signal is dealing with a back injury that could be more serious than initially reported. However, despite the uplifting news on Flacco, I'd still expect the Ravens to continue to pursue and sign free agent QB Colin Kaepernick as an insurance policy. Just days into training camp, injuries have plagued the Ravens' offensive personnel in a big way. They already lost Dennis Pitta, Nico Siragusa, Crockett Gillmore and Kenneth Dixon for the entire season due to their respective long-term injuries, as well as Darren Waller to a year-long suspension.

Joe Flacco to miss multiple weeks with back injury

Updating an earlier report, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (back) is "preparing" to miss the next three-to-six weeks with a back injury.

Fantasy Impact

Earlier in the day, it was reported that Flacco was dealing with "back soreness", but the severity of the injury and his recovery timeline were still uncertain. Now, Rapoport is reporting that Flacco will likely be sidelined for the next "three-to-six weeks with a disc issue in his back," leaving his availability for Week 1 in question. Expect Ryan Mallett to seize the majority of the first team reps while Flacco is out.