Week 10 Player Fantasy Rankings - Quarterbacks
By Jesse Pantuosco, Fantasy Sports Writer
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - How much is $120 million really worth?
Well if all it bought was Joe Flacco, it can't be that much. Who knew the going rate for stoic quarterbacks was nine figures?
After winning the Super Bowl, the Baltimore Ravens rewarded their spectacularly average franchise QB (if you can even call him that), with one of the largest contracts in NFL history. In typical Joe Flacco fashion, he celebrated by getting some McNuggets.
All Flacco has done since is proceed to have the worst season of his six-year career. The former Delaware Blue Hen has already been picked off nine times in eight games. Last year in 20 games including the playoffs, he only threw ten interceptions.
Flacco's completion percentage is under 60 and his 79.3 QB rating is his lowest in six seasons. His only 20-point fantasy performance came in last week's defeat at Cleveland, a game in which Flacco completed just over 58 percent of his passes and was intercepted for the seventh time in his last five games.
The difference between 2012 Flacco and this year's version is simple. Unlike last season, Flacco doesn't have Pro Bowler Anquan Boldin (traded to San Francisco) or rising star tight end Dennis Pitta (broken hip) to bail him out. With only Torrey Smith (a No. 3 wideout masquerading as a go-to guy) and loose cannon Jacoby Jones to throw to, Flacco's fantasy ceiling is as low as it's ever been.
Flacco has definitely fared better at home than he has away from M&T Bank Stadium (99.3 QB rating in Baltimore versus 71.0 on the road), but against the 6-3 Bengals, we're not holding out much hope for him. You'll find the Ravens' $120 million man at No. 23 in this week's quarterback rankings.
Top-25 Quarterback Rankings
1) Peyton Manning, Denver
2) Drew Brees, New Orleans
3) Matthew Stafford, Detroit
4) Robert Griffin III, Washington
5) Philip Rivers, San Diego
6) Russell Wilson, Seattle
7) Cam Newton, Carolina
8) Andrew Luck, Indianapolis
9) Nick Foles, Philadelphia
10) Christian Ponder, Minnesota
11) Andy Dalton, Cincinnati
12) Tony Romo, Dallas
13) Jake Locker, Tennessee
14) Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh
15) Case Keenum, Houston
16) Jay Cutler, Chicago
17) Ryan Tannehill, Miami
18) Eli Manning, New York Giants
19) Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco
20) Terrelle Pryor, Oakland
21) Matt Ryan, Atlanta
22) Mike Glennon, Tampa Bay
23) Joe Flacco, Baltimore
24) Seneca Wallace, Green Bay
25) E.J. Manuel, Buffalo
11/07 10:38:58 ET