Joe Flacco, QB, Ravens: Fantasy Football Outlook
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Joe Flacco, QB, Ravens

Position/Rank ADP NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight Twitter
QB - #23 169.92 BAL Probable 7 years 29 6'6 245 @TeamFlacco

2014 Outlook: Quality Backup

Last 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.

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2013 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
2013 FFToolbox Staff Mock Draft #1
June 18th, 2013
15.11 FFToolbox - Rob Warner - Flacco's stats over Baltimore's final eight games: 138-of-231 passing (60 percent) for 1,919 yards (8.31 YPA), 18 touchdowns, and two INTS. He finished the season as the Super Bowl MVP and parlayed his production in a $121 million contract. The loss of Boldin could hurt slightly but Torrey Smith , Dennis Pitta and solid receiving skills of Ray Rice make me Wacco for Flacco as a solid QB2.
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #1
June 25th, 2013
17.05 FFToolbox -Scott - I have Peyton, so I just need a bye week guy and Flacco is fine insurance in the event the unspeakable happens to Peyton. Expect Flacco to have to throw more due to the defense taking major steps backwards this season.
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #3
July 9th, 2013
16.08 TheHuddle - Flacco doesn't have to be a great QB for fantasy purposes, just serviceable. Waiting until round 16 for your 1st QB isn't and easy thing for many to do, but I've got some research that proves it's the prudent move. Once I release the article later this summer you'll see what I mean. Oh, and I should point out that I am VERY happy with Flacco as my QB1.
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