Description: Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco was 16-of-23 for 180 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's preseason game against the Redskins.
Insight: Flacco led Baltimore to three first-half scoring drives and struck a wide open Steve Smith for a 30-yard touchdown. The quarterback is 29-of-45 for 345 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions this preseason. Flacco is a worthy QB2.
12/22/2013 3:15:00 PM
Description: Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (knee) ended up having an MRI and it revealed a "mild" MCL sprain, but that won't stop him in this huge matchup with the Patriots.
Insight: Flacco suffered the injury Monday when Detroit's DeAndre Levy fell forward into his left knee. He'll wear a brace.
12/18/2013 11:06:00 PM
Description: Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (knee) ended up having an MRI and it revealed a "mild" MCL sprain, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. He's expected to play in Week 16, but will wear a brace against the Patriots.
Insight: Flacco suffered the injury Monday when Detroit's DeAndre Levy fell forward into his left knee. "It wasn't really bothering me once the initial hit," Flacco said Monday night, via the Baltimore Sun's Jeff Zrebiec. "I was probably more scared than anything from just what I felt and also just trying to get a couple of yards out of it. Yeah, it feels fine. It feels strong." Flacco hasn't exceeded 20 fantasy points in a game this season and is averaging 12.6 fantasy points per game.
12/18/2013 5:10:00 PM
Description: Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (knee) practiced Wednesday in a limited capacity and should play in Week 16 against the Patriots.
Insight: Flacco suffered a left knee injury Monday when Detroit's DeAndre Levy fell forward into it. However, he didn't even need an MRI. "It wasn't really bothering me once the initial hit," Flacco said Sunday night, via the Baltimore Sun's Jeff Zrebiec. "I was probably more scared than anything from just what I felt and also just trying to get a couple of yards out of it. Yeah, it feels fine. It feels strong." Flacco hasn't exceeded 20 fantasy points in a game this season and is averaging 12.6 fantasy points per game.
10/13/2013 7:01:00 PM
Description: Baltimore QB Joe Flacco (20-for-34, 342 yds, 2 TD Sunday against the Packers) has now thrown for at least 300 yards in two of his last three games.
Insight: Unfortunately for Flacco, both of those 300-yard efforts have come in Ravens losses. Flacco isn't usually prone to throwing interceptions but this season, he's actually tossed more picks (eight) than touchdowns (seven).
9/29/2013 6:17:00 PM
Description: Sunday was a day Joe Flacco will want to forget. He tossed a career-high five interceptions in a loss to Buffalo.
Insight: Flacco had thrown five interceptions in his previous 12 games before Sunday's disastrous outing. Flacco's 46.4 quarterback rating on Sunday was his worst since Week 7 against Houston last season (45.4).
3/1/2013 8:25:00 PM
Description: Joe Flacco's new deal with the Baltimore Ravens is worth $120.6 million over six years, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Insight: The contract makes Flacco the highest-paid player in NFL history. Flacco may have proven himself as a clutch player in winning the Super Bowl but he hasn't put up the regular season stats to warrant taking him as a top 10 fantasy quarterback.
3/1/2013 6:26:00 PM
Description: Less than one month after winning the Super Bowl, QB Joe Flacco has reportedly agreed to a long-term contract with the Ravens, according to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports. The deal will be signed on Monday.
Insight: Flacco (22-for-33, 287 yards, 3 TD in the Super Bowl) produced arguably the greatest postseason ever by an NFL quarterback in 2012, throwing 11 touchdown passes without an interception. There was never much doubt that Flacco would be back with the Ravens in 2013, whether it was via the franchise tag or a new contract.
2/4/2013 6:21:00 PM
Description: Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco said "I'm a Raven for life" after defeating the 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII Sunday at the Superdome in New Orleans.
Insight: Flacco (22-for-33, 287 yards, 3 TD in the Super Bowl) produced arguably the greatest postseason ever by an NFL quarterback in 2012, throwing 11 touchdown passes without an interception. Flacco will be a free agent after the season but there's little doubt about where he'll play next season. He might not be a Raven for life but Flacco should be in purple and black for a long time.
1/30/2013 8:09:00 PM
Description: Baltimore general manager Ozzie Newsome guaranteed that quarterback Joe Flacco will be with the Ravens next season. SOURCE: CBS Sports
Insight: The implication was that Flacco would be given the franchise tag while the team worked out a long-term deal. Flacco has been excellent this postseason, recording a 114.7 QB rating in three games.
1/28/2013 9:10:00 PM
Description: According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Baltimore QB Joe Flacco is hoping for a larger contract than Peyton Manning when he becomes a free agent after the season.
Insight: Manning makes $19.2 million annually so it sounds like Flacco is hoping for at least $20 million. There's no way Flacco deserves to be paid as much as Peyton but guiding the Ravens to the Super Bowl certainly granted him a bit more leverage on that front. It would be an upset if Flacco plays for anyone other than Baltimore in 2013.
1/12/2013 9:47:00 PM
Description: Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco sent Peyton Manning and the Broncos packing from the playoffs Saturday with 331 yards, three touchdowns and zero interceptions in a double-overtime win.
Insight: Flacco only completed 52.9 percent of his passes but hit on a number of deep balls to average 9.7 yards for attempt. The quarterback has led the Ravens to the AFC Championship game in three of his five NFL seasons.
1/6/2013 8:16:00 PM
Description: Ravens QB Joe Flacco wasn't particularly accurate Sunday against the Colts (just 12-of-23 passing) but he still managed to throw for 282 yards and a pair of touchdowns as Baltimore captured a 24-9 victory.
Insight: Running backs Bernard Pierce (13 carries, 103 yards) and Ray Rice (70 yards on 15 rushes) both had productive games, which took some of the pressure off of Flacco and the passing game. Flacco and the Ravens will head to Denver next week. Flacco had two touchdowns and 254 yards passing when he played the Broncos earlier in the season (Denver won, 34-17).
12/30/2012 11:59:00 AM
Description: Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco will only play a series or two Sunday against Cincinnati.
Insight: That opens the door for Tyrod Taylor, who has only thrown five passes during his two-year NFL career.
12/30/2012 10:58:00 AM
Description: Ray Rice's absence Sunday should tell fantasy owners all they need to know about coach John Harbaugh's intentions for Week 17 against the Bengals.
Insight: Rice is fully healthy but will be rested for the playoffs. Look for Flacco, Torrey Smith and Anquan Boldin to be joining him on the sidelines early in Sunday's game.
12/21/2012 9:22:00 PM
Description: Albert Breer of the NFL Network expects Baltimore to place the franchise tag on starting quarterback Joe Flacco this offseason.
Insight: The Ravens weren't able to reach a long-term agreement with Flacco this summer and it remains to be seen whether or not the two sides can work out a deal during the offseason. Flacco is having an average season with 20 touchdown passes and 10 interceptions in 14 games.
12/9/2012 7:54:00 PM
Description: Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco finally stepped up in a road game Sunday at Washington, throwing three touchdowns in an overtime loss.
Insight: Flacco came in having thrown just four touchdown passes in six road games this season. He finished Sunday's game with 182 yards on 16-of-21 passing. While he's been better at home, he probably shouldn't be trusted in Week 15 versus Denver.
11/11/2012 4:26:00 PM
Description: Baltimore QB Joe Flacco had his best fantasy game of the season, throwing for 341 yards with three passing touchdowns and one rushing score Sunday against the Raiders.
Insight: Flacco came in having thrown just three touchdown passes with one 200-yard effort in the last four games. He shouldn't be trusted in Week 11 at Pittsburgh.
10/21/2012 5:47:00 PM
Description: Baltimore QB Joe Flacco stunk up the joint with an awful 147-yard performance Sunday at Houston.
Insight: Flacco has been brilliant at home this season, completing 94 of 140 passes for seven TD and a 106.6 quarterback rating. Unfortunately, this game was played on the road, where Flacco has a QB rating of just 55.9. Flacco and the Ravens will have a bye next week before returning to action Week 9 against Cleveland.
10/7/2012 4:26:00 PM
Description: Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco had a rough day in Week 5 against the Chiefs, throwing for 187 yards and an interception.
Insight: Flacco only completed 13 of his 27 throws. Though he may be top-10, the Ravens quarterback cannot be counted on as an elite fantasy signal-caller because he has performances like this too frequently.
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