|Date of Birth:||01/16/1985|
|Drafted:||2008 | Round 1 | Pick 18|
|Depth Chart:||2nd string|
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The Jets are signing Joe Flacco to a one-year deal.
Flacco will slide in as Sam Darnold's backup, and general manager Joe Douglas of course knows the former Super Bowl MVP well after their time together in Baltimore. New York had already spent a fourth-round pick on James Morgan last month, but you can't have too many guys in the quarterback room, and Flacco gives them a reliable veteran option that will help Darnold—and can win games off the bench if needed. On what projects to be a more conservative offense, Flacco would only be a matchup-based streamer if he ever sees the field.
Joe Flacco underwent a disc repair last month, according to Tom Pelissero.
Flacco is still recovering from the neck injury that ended his 2019 season, and Pelissero says that the timeline to be cleared is around August-to-September. The former Super Bowl MVP will likely have to settle for a backup job, but teams would be wise to sign him if he's healthy as a proven winner in January. Flacco turned 35 at the start of the year.
The Broncos are waiving Joe Flacco.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Denver is waiving Flacco with a failed physical designation. Flacco is fully expected to clear waivers, and then he'll become an unrestricted free agent. The former Super Bowl MVP might have to settle for a backup role for 2020, but perhaps the Patriots will take a look at the veteran quarterback after losing Tom Brady. In his lone season with the Broncos, Flacco was placed on injured reserve because of a neck issue.
The Broncos are placing Joe Flacco (neck) on injured reserve, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Flacco has two more years left on his contract, but there is a good chance he's played his final game with Denver. In eight starts, the former Super Bowl MVP was 2-6 with 1,822 yards, six touchdowns, and five interceptions, as the offensive line really impacted the passing game over the first two months of the season. For now, it will be Brandon Allen under center for the Broncos, but second-round pick Drew Lock (thumb) is nearing a return and should make starts down the stretch.
Joe Flacco (neck) is expected to miss four-to-six weeks, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Schefter says after Flacco received a second opinion on his neck, "the thinking now" is no surgery is necessary, but Flacco is still going to get reviewed by two more doctors. The bottom line is Flacco is likely to miss at least a few weeks, and it'll be Brandon Allen under center for the Broncos.
Joe Flacco (neck) will miss Week 9.
Flacco played through the injury after going down on Sunday, but he'll now miss at least one game and reportedly could miss "significant time." Plus, with Drew Lock soon eligible to return from injured reserve and the Broncos at 2-6, it wouldn't be a surprise if Flacco is essentially done in Denver, especially after he publicly expressed frustration with some decisions made by the team after their Week 8 loss. Current backup Brandon Allen won't be a recommended play against the Browns, and this news is a drain on Courtland Sutton's stock.
The Ravens have agreed to trade Joe Flacco to the Broncos, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
The first quarterback domino of the offseason falls, as it's a similar situation to last year when the Redskins traded for Alex Smith from the Chiefs: the trade cannot become official until the start of the new league year on March 13, but it's going to happen. This could spell the end of Case Keenum's time in Denver after one season, as Flacco is going to be locked in as the team's starter in 2019 and likely beyond. The former Super Bowl MVP should bring stability to the quarterback position for new head coach Vic Fangio, and he's a good fit on a team that'll look to run the ball and play strong defense. Flacco's presence is a boost for the skill position players of the Broncos, particularly wide receivers Courtland Sutton, DaeSean Hamilton, and Emmanuel Sanders (who is recovering from a torn Achilles).
Joe Flacco will officially serve as the backup quarterback for the Ravens.
Ravens head coach John Harbaugh just made the announcement that rookie Lamar Jackson will remain the starter with Flacco backing him up. It looked like Harbaugh might have had some slight trouble with the announcement, which isn't surprising considering the two joined forces together in 2008 when Flacco was drafted in Harbaugh's first year. Flacco might get some time as a situational passer because he's more advanced than Jackson at this point, but it sounds like Jackson might get all the snaps. It's an unfortunate situation for the former Super Bowl MVP (especially considering he lost his long-time starting job after an injury), but he'll handle it well and with class. Flacco will remain ready to contribute if called upon this season.
Ravens head coach John Harbaugh says Joe Flacco is cleared to play.
Flacco was cleared by doctors to play yesterday against the Chiefs, but Harbaugh says the gameplan was already set with Lamar Jackson at quarterback. Harbaugh says he probably isn't going to name his starting quarterback (as part of a strategic advantage over his next opponent, the Buccaneers), but that "it stands to reason that if Joe's ready to go, then he'll be part of the game plan. He's too good of a player not to be." Most are expecting Jackson will remain the starter, but we think they might go with Flacco, who obviously has a history of late-season success and plenty of big-game experience. At the very least, Flacco is likely to get some playing time for the Ravens as a more advanced passer than Jackson at this point. Flacco will be difficult to trust in fantasy lineups unless the Ravens come out and say he's the starter, but his presence would be a boost for Ravens wide receivers, particularly John Brown.
Joe Flacco (right hip) is officially inactive for Week 14.
Flacco was expected to play after he was a full participant in practice on Friday, but Ravens head coach John Harbaugh did say his quarterback was yet to gain full clearance to play on gameday. Presumably the team is playing it safe with Flacco, but perhaps they are just opting to go with Robert Griffin III (who has more of a similar skillset to Lamar Jackson) as the backup today against the Chiefs.
Joe Flacco (right hip) is listed as questionable for Week 14.
Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said that Flacco was a full participant in today’s practice and was basically a full participant in yesterday’s practice, but he did say the doctors still have to clear him for the game. The belief seems to be that Lamar Jackson will make his fourth straight start for the Ravens, but Flacco might at least get some time under-center if he’s active on Sunday. There's also a chance he's a true backup to Jackson.
Joe Flacco (right hip) officially remains limited in practice.
A full practice today would have made things more interesting, but it looks like Lamar Jackson will start a fourth straight game this Sunday. We’ll see what happens tomorrow, though, as there seems to be a decent chance Flacco is listed as questionable for the game when the final Week 14 injury report is released.
Joe Flacco (right hip) was officially limited in Wednesday’s practice.
Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said that Flacco would ramp up his activity today compared to last week, but that he didn’t anticipate him being a full participant yet. It might take a full practice tomorrow or Friday for him to start on Sunday, but the situation is up in the air at this point.
Joe Flacco (right hip) is officially inactive against the Falcons.
This is Flacco’s third straight missed game, and it’ll again be rookie Lamar Jackson under-center for the Ravens as he looks to make it three wins in three starts. Flacco is definitely trending in he right direction, and he could be back at quarterback next week against the Chiefs in a game the Ravens might need to throw to keep up.
Joe Flacco (right hip) is officially listed as doubtful for Week 13.
Flacco was limited in practice the last two days, and Ravens head coach John Harbaugh says he thought his quarterback looked good and made improvement from yesterday to today. Harbaugh says he has a shot to play this Sunday, but his tone and this injury designation probably suggests the team is going with Lamar Jackson for at least this week against the Falcons.
Joe Flacco (right hip) was officially limited in today's practice.
This is a major step in the right direction for Flacco, and another limited practice tomorrow would be a good sign. However, Lamar Jackson is set to start Sunday against the Falcons, and Flacco probably needs at least three consecutive days of limited practices in a week to get back on the field on gameday.
Joe Flacco (right hip) officially did not practice today.
Ravens head coach John Harbaugh expressed optimism that Flacco is making progress, but he said his quarterback will need to practice to play after missing so much time. Also, Lamar Jackson is reportedly set to start again, which isn’t a surprise. We’ll let you know if anything changes, but don’t expect Flacco to play in Week 13. A Week 14 return might be a good possibility, though.
Joe Flacco (right hip) has been ruled out for Sunday.
As opposed to last week when the Ravens listed Flacco as doubtful with some hope that he might be able to play, they’ve decided to go ahead and list him as out ahead of the weekend for Week 12. The Raiders have been preparing to face Lamar Jackson all week, and that’s who they’ll see under-center for Baltimore. Jackson offers upside as a QB1 option, and he’s a strong fill-in for anyone with Patrick Mahomes or Jared Goff on a bye.
Joe Flacco (right hip) officially did not practice today.
Ravens head coach John Harbaugh has indicated it's probably going to be tough for Flacco to play this Sunday against the Raiders, so he looks to be on the doubtful side of things. Lamar Jackson is expected to make his second straight start, and Flacco might just be ruled out ahead of the weekend this time. We'll update you with his official Week 12 game status when it's released on Friday.
Joe Flacco (right hip) is officially inactive against the Bengals.
Flacco didn’t practice all week and was listed as doubtful, so this was fully expected. Reports say Lamar Jackson is likely to start for the Ravens, but Robert Griffin III is also expected to get some time. Flacco being out probably downgrades the receivers for Week 11 fantasy lineups, but RG3 in particular can be very accurate to all areas of the field. Griffin getting the opportunity to show off his deep ball a few times would be a plus for John Brown.
Joe Flacco (hip) is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Bengals.
Flacco hasn't practiced all week, but head coach John Harbaugh said that wouldn't preclude him from playing in Week 11. However, it doesn't look like the 33-year-old will be able to go, so Lamar Jackson or Robert Griffin III will end up getting the start in a good spot with Cincinnati coming to town. Jackson obviously carries immense upside, but it wouldn't be surprising to see Baltimore go with a two-quarterback system this week, which would limit the fantasy outlook for both guys.
Joe Flacco (right hip) officially did not practice today.
Again, Flacco doesn’t need any practice time to play on Sunday, but it’s not a good sign he hasn’t been able to get on the field in even a limited capacity this week. Lamar Jackson also missed today’s practice with an illness, and Robert Griffin III might be the favorite to start against the Bengals as things stand. We’ll see if tomorrow’s final Week 11 injury report gives more clarity on the situation.
Joe Flacco (hip) did not practice on Wednesday.
Head coach John Harbaugh said that Flacco doesn't need to practice in order to play this week, but missing today's session obviously isn't a great start for the former Super Bowl MVP. We'll see what happens over the next couple days, but Lamar Jackson is worth a speculative add in all leagues as a potential QB1 if he draws a start this weekend (Robert Griffin III is also an option to take over for Flacco if he's inactive).
Joe Flacco (hip) doesn't need to practice to play on Sunday.
As the Ravens return from their Week 10 bye, head coach John Harbaugh clarified the injury his starting quarterback suffered in Week 9 against the Steelers. Harbaugh says Flacco was injured early in the game by landing awkwardly on his knee, which caused the hip injury; but obviously Flacco played through it. We'd say Flacco has a good shot at playing in Week 11 against the Bengals unless the injury worsened after he stopped playing on it (i.e. adrenaline might have helped him keep playing against Pittsburgh). If Flacco misses time, we expect first-round rookie Lamar Jackson will start, but Robert Griffin III might be in the mix.
Joe Flacco is dealing with a hip injury, according to multiple reports.
Thankfully, the Ravens have their bye this week, but this is something that sounds like it could keep Flacco out of action next week against the Bengals. There might not be more clarity on the situation until the Ravens hit the practice field next week, but Lamar Jackson would be an extremely intriguing QB1 option if he's forced to start for Baltimore.
Joe Flacco, Ravens fall at home to the Steelers, 23-16.
Flacco was 23/37 for 206 yards, zero touchdowns, and zero interceptions. The former Super Bowl MVP just missed some throws in the loss, but he wasn't helped much his his receivers, and Baltimore now sits at 4-5 heading into the bye week. There are reports that John Harbaugh is on the hot seat and an in-season coaching change hasn't been ruled out, but it also wouldn't be surprising—right or wrong—if Flacco is benched for Lamar Jackson despite mostly solid play this year. That seems like a stretch right now, but the Ravens need to get things figured out over the bye. Flacco should be considered a quality streaming option in Week 11 against the Bengals.
Joe Flacco, Ravens struggle in 36-21 loss to the Panthers.
Flacco was 22/39 for 192 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions, also adding 14 yards on two carries. Baltimore was able to get out to a 7-0 lead with an 11-play, 80-yard scoring drive to open the game, but they were held in check after that, as some drops and a couple offensive pass interference penalties impacted the offensive rhythm. The Ravens are now 4-4, and Flacco is on pace for 4,518 yards, 24 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions at the midway point of the season. He'll be a decent streaming option back at home for next week's huge afternoon matchup with the Steelers.
Joe Flacco, Ravens fall to the Saints, 24-23, on last-minute missed PAT.
Flacco was 23/39 for 279 yards, two touchdowns, and zero interceptions, also adding a four-yard rush. The highlight was a clutch 14-yard pass to John Brown at the end of a potential game-tying drive on which Flacco showed great poise, but Justin Tucker shockingly missed the first extra point of his career with just 28 seconds remaining, and the Saints held on. It was a crushing defeat for Baltimore, who now travels to face a confident Carolina team next Sunday. Flacco will have Lamar Jackson (who scored on the ground against New Orleans) taking some looks away, but he's a quality streaming option for Week 8 as the Ravens look to get back on track.
Joe Flacco plays well in Ravens' win.
Flacco was 25/37 for 238 yards, one touchdown, and one interception against the Titans. The score was to Michael Crabtree on a back-shoulder throw in the red zone; and the interception was on a pass that was slightly high down the field for Willie Snead, with the ball getting deflected to Titans safety Kevin Byard. The Saints have played well defensively the last two games, but Flacco has some upside against them in Week 7.
Joe Flacco doesn't throw a touchdown in Week 5.
This was a classic defensive battle between the Ravens and the Browns, and the passing attack of Baltimore couldn't get much going in the 9-6 overtime loss. Flacco was 29/56 for 298 yards and one interception along with two carries for 13 yards. He struggled to connect with Michael Crabtree (12 targets, six receptions) and John Brown (14 targets, four reception) throughout the game, as Cleveland's defense played well and made things difficult. Next week against Tennessee's defense and trio of the corners will be difficult, so Flacco isn't a highly-recommend Week 6 fantasy option.
Joe Flacco throws for 363 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Ravens over the Steelers.
The Ravens came out fast with 14 first-quarter points in Pittsburgh, and Flacco threw a 33-yard touchdown to John Brown on Baltimore's first drive of the game. His second score was on a play-action pass he threw to Alex Collins for three yards. Later in the game, Flacco hit Brown on a 71-yard deep ball, and he had no trouble having time to take shots down the field. Overall, Flacco was 28/42 for 363 yards and two touchdowns in the primetime win. Through four games, the former Super Bowl MVP is on pace for 5,008 yards, 32 touchdowns, and eight interceptions. It's a deep position, but Flacco has QB1 upside in Week 5 against the Browns.
Joe Flacco plays well as the Ravens improve to 2-1.
After a mini bye coming off a game in which Flacco didn't play great, he bounced back with a steady performance against the Broncos. Flacco was 25/40 for 277 yards and a touchdown, with the score coming on a pass to Javorius Allen in the flat. Flacco spread the ball to eight different targets, and he'll look to carry the momentum to next week's huge Sunday night matchup against the Steelers. Pittsburgh's defense has not played well through two games, so Flacco might be worth a look as a streaming option.
Joe Flacco throws two touchdowns and two interceptions in Thursday night loss.
Down for the entire game after the Bengals scored 14 points in each of the first two quarters, Flacco threw the ball 55 times against the Ravens. He was 32/55 for 376 yards, two touchdowns, two interceptions, and one fumble lost along with three carries for eight rushing yards. The first interception was in the first quarter on a pass that he threw inaccurately, and the second came when his arm was hit on a deep ball attempt. The touchdowns were to rookie tight end Mark Andrews on a short pass and John Brown on a 21-yard pass to the end zone. The loss drops Baltimore to 1-1, and they'll get a mini bye before facing the Broncos in Week 3.
Joe Flacco tosses three touchdowns in Ravens' Week 1 win.
Flacco came out very sharp against the Bills to open the season, going 25/34 for 236 yards and three touchdowns. The three scores were to his three new starting receivers (John Brown, Michael Crabtree, and Willie Snead IV), as he spread the ball around to his targets and put the ball on the money in the red zone. Flacco isn't a highly-reccomended fantasy option quite yet, but keep in mind that he's probably playing with a chip on his shoulder after the team drafted Lamar Jackson in the first round. The Ravens have a short week as they play this Thursday night against the Bengals.
Ravens fall short of the playoffs with Week 17 loss to the Bengals.
While the offense started very slow, Joe Flacco and the unit picked it up to score 27 points and put themselves ahead late in the game, but the defense gave up a late score, kicking Baltimore out of hte playoffs. Flacco was 25/47 for 203 yards, two touchdowns, and on interception in the loss, and his season ends with 3,141 passing yards, 18 passing touchdowns, 13 interceptions, and a 64.1% completion percentage along with 54 rushing yards and one rushing touchdown. The good news is Flacco played in all 16 games despite dealing with a back injury during training camp, so hopefully Flacco will benefit from a full preseason in 2018.
Joe Flacco, Ravens hold off the Colts in Week 16 win.
Flacco was 29/38 for 237 yards, two touchdowns, and no interceptions in a 23-16 home victory. He hit Michael Campanaro on a crosser in the second quarter and Maxx Williams on a short play-action pass in the fourth quarter. Flacco didn’t push it deep in rainy conditions, but he played well again, and it was enough so the Ravens control their own destiny for a playoff spot in Week 17. The former Super Bowl MVP will be a quality QB2 against the Bengals.
Joe Flacco, Ravens improve to 8-6 with win over the Browns.
Flacco was 26/42 for 288 yards, one touchdown, and no interceptions in the 27-10 win. He also rushed four times for three yards, including a two-yard score. Baltimore will look to take care of business against the Colts on Saturday, but even in a really good matchup, there are probably better options than Flacco to play in the fantasy championship.
Joe Flacco plays well but Ravens fall to the Steelers.
Flacco’s night didn’t start off great, as he threw a really bad interception after he must’ve just missed the defender in deep coverage. But after that, he settled down and helped the Ravens put up 38 points in a crushing one-point loss. Overall, Flacco was 20/35 for 269 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. The touchdowns were on a perfect 30-yard deep ball to Chris Moore and a pass in the flat to fullback Patrick Ricard. Flacco has some streaming appeal next week against Cleveland.
Joe Flacco, Ravens improve to 7-5 with 44-20 win over Detroit.
Flacco was 23/36 for 269 yards, two touchdowns, and no interceptions. It was probably the best game of the season for the former Super Bowl MVP, and the passing attack rounding into form now would be great for Baltimore and scary for the rest of the AFC. He hasn't been nearly consistent enough to consider using in the first week of the fantasy playoffs, but it wouldn't be surprising to see Flacco keep it going on Sunday Night Football against the rival Steelers.
Joe Flacco plays mistake-free as Ravens improve to 6-5.
Baltimore's pass offense couldn't get much of anything going against the Texans tonight, but Flacco did enough to complement his team's strong defense and win the game. Flacco was 20/32 for 141 yards and added six carries for 42 yards, including a 25-yard carry on a naked bootleg that sealed the game for Baltimore. The pass offense needs to start clicking before Flacco can be a reliable fantasy option. He gets the Lions in Week 13.
Joe Flacco, Ravens improve to 5-5 with shutout win over the Packers.
Flacco was 22/28 for 183 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. The score come on a nice throw and better catch by Mike Wallace from 21 yards out. Baltimore is now positioned as the sixth seed in the AFC heading into a matchup with the Texans next Monday night. Flacco could be a streaming candidate.
Joe Flacco throws 52 passes in Ravens' Week 9 loss.
Flacco was 34/52 for 261 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions while adding a seven-yard rush against the Titans, coming up just short after a near comeback that included 14 fourth-quarter points. Both the touchdowns were right by the goal line, with one going to Javorius Allen and the other going to Mike Wallace. And both interceptions were by safety Kevin Byard, who has a mind-boggling five in his last two games. The 4-5 Ravens now have a bye week before facing the Packers in Week 11.
Joe Flacco has been cleared from his concussion.
Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said he thought Flacco would be ready to go on Sunday, and the fact that he was just on a conference call with Titans media today indicated that he was cleared of his concussion. Before exiting last Thursday night's game, Flacco looked excellent; so he's a streaming option this week against a Titans secondary that's given up four touchdown passes twice this season.
John Harbaugh thinks there's a "good chance" Joe Flacco plays this week.
Harbaugh said that "symptoms are zero" when talking about his quarterback, so it sounds like he's either out of concussion protocol or very close to it. For as terrible as that hit looked last Thursday night, Flacco will probably be out there this week against the Titans. Thankfully it sounds like he's feeling OK, at least.
Joe Flacco leaves game after taking brutal hit.
This was one of the worst hits you'll ever see anyone take, as Flacco scrambled on a third down and was sprinting full speed to try and get a first down, and Dolphins linebacker Kiko Alonso drilled him as he slid feet first. Flacco's helmet flew off and he immediately looked extremely dazed and went to the locker room for concussion evaluation. Some might call it a dirty hit by Alonso, but it's tough to stop when you're going full speed trying to stop someone else going full speed from getting a first. It'd be a major surprise if Flacco returned to the game after taking this hit. Ryan Mallett is now in the game at quarterback with the team up 13-0 on Miami. Flacco was 10/15 for 101 yards and a touchdown on a dime throw to Jeremy Maclin for 34 yards before leaving.
Ravens fall to 3-4 as Vikings limit them on offense.
Joe Flacco was beat up by Minnesota's defense throughout the day, taking five sacks in the game and not having much of a running game to help him out. Flacco was 27/39 for 186 yards and a touchdown, as he played about as well as you can hope while dealing with having two of your top three receivers (Jeremy Maclin and Breshad Perriman) inactive for the game and then having other top receiver Mike Wallace leave very early in the game with a concussion. Overall, Flacco's stats are not good this season, but the blame certainly cannot be placed on him, as others around him need to step up, including the offensive line. The Ravens need to hope for some of the receivers to get healthy and make some big-time plays for Flacco on Thursday night against Miami.
Joe Flacco struggles as Ravens lose to Bears in overtime.
Flacco was 24/41 for 180 yards, zero touchdowns, and two interceptions. Through six games, the former Super Bowl MVP has thrown for just 1,003 yards with a 4:8 touchdown-interception ratio. While he's likely either lacking in confidence or health, Baltimore hasn't done a great job with play calling to help Flacco out, as both Alex Collins and Javorius Allen were doing a nice job with a combined 123 yards on 25 carries on Sunday, but the Ravens decided to chuck it 40+ times rather than stick with the run. It's hard to see them turning things around against the Vikings in Minnesota next week.
Joe Flacco was 19/26 for 222 yards in Sunday's win over the Raiders.
Flacco took care of the football as Baltimore relied on the running game to pick up a 30-17 win over the E.J. Manuel-led Raiders. Most of the damage was done with long hookups to Mike Wallace, as the deep threat caught three passes for 133 yards. Flacco isn't a fantasy option in a conservative offense. The Ravens take on the Bears in Week 6.
Baltimore offense struggles in loss to the Steelers.
Joe Flacco was 31/49 for 235 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions, but despite the poor play, it wasn't all on him. The team needs much more balance heading into their Week 5 matchup with the Ravens, as the running game was working with 5.5 yards per carry, but the team only ran it 15 times compared to dropping back to throw more than 50 times. Flacco gets a good matchup with Oakland next Sunday, but he's not a recommended fantasy option until things get straightened out.
Ravens get blown out by the Jaguars in London as the offense struggles.
Baltimore might've not been used to the London games like Jacksonville is, as they came out with sloppy play and fell behind quick. Joe Flacco was only 8/18 for 28 yards and two interceptions. We sincerely hope you did not have Flacco in your fantasy lineup for this week. Flacco will have a much better game in Week 4 against the Steelers.
Joe Flacco says he's not 100%.
The Ravens quarterback was on SiriusXM Mad Dog Sports Radio talking to Adam Schein and he said come Sunday, he doesn't have any limitations but that he's "not willing to say" he's 100%. Flacco did say "hopefully in a few weeks" he'll get there, but he did reveal he feels "fortunate" to not have taken any big hits through the first two games. This isn't exactly something that inspires confidence in Flacco's ability to stay healthy if he takes a big hit in a game, but so far so good. Flacco and the Ravens travel to London to face the Jaguars this Sunday.
Joe Flacco was 25/34 for 217 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in Sunday's 24-10 win over the Browns.
Flacco threw both scores in the second quarter, first to Javorius Allen for nine yards on a scramble and then to Jeremy Maclin on an out from two yards away. He hasn't been asked to do much through two weeks as he returns to form from a back injury, but the offense should open up more in the coming weeks. Flacco shouldn't be in lineups next week against the Jaguars, which is a 9:30 AM ET kickoff, as it's being played in London.
Joe Flacco (back) returns as the Ravens shutout the Bengals in Week 1.
Flacco returned after missing the entire preseason and threw only 17 passes in Week 1, as the Ravens rode strong defense and ran the ball 42 times against Cincinnati. Flacco was 9/17 for 121 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the game. The TD was a 48-yarder on a catch-and-run slant pass to Jeremy Maclin, who went untouched and easily jogged to the end zone. Baltimore has a stifling defense, so the Ravens might scale back the passing attack this season as they commit more to the running game—as they said they want to do. The team did lose Danny Woodhead to a hamstring injury that looks like will keep him out for a while, so that hurts the passing attack for Baltimore. Still, Flacco will have some big weeks this season, though he's more of a QB2 right now.
Joe Flacco says he's "ready to go" for Sunday.
Flacco says his back injury was "not ideal, but I feel good now," while adding he's "going to be as confident as ever" when he hits the field. Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said Flacco is "ready to roll," and it certainly sounds like the weeks of rest did the trick for his back. Missing all that time with his receivers is obviously a concern, but it wouldn't be a huge surprise to see Flacco come out of the gate with a big Week 1 game against the Bengals. He's easier to trust as a QB2 this week in his first game action of the year, though.
Joe Flacco is back at practice for the Ravens.
After missing the entire season while nursing a back issue, Flacco is back and practicing for the Ravens eight days before their season opener. He'll have a few practices to get back to the swing of things, and there's not really any concern about his Week 1 status. The bigger concern for Flacco is getting on the same page with his receivers—new addition Jeremy Maclin, in particular. Regardless, Flacco's return is a huge boost for the entire offense, and you can feel safe drafting the skill position players for Baltimore.
Joe Flacco has resumed throwing.
Ravens head coach John Harbaugh made the announcement. This is a huge positive, as Flacco sounds like he's getting very close to practicing. Obviously, he's missed a ton of practice time with this back injury, but look for him to get a full week of practice next week leading up to their Week 1 game against the Bengals. Flacco being healthy would be a massive boost to the skill position players for the Ravens.
Joe Flacco's back is making "good" progress; he won't play this preseason.
The Ravens just announced that their quarterback will practice during the preseason, but he won't play in any games. The plan is to have Flacco ready for September 10 for the season opener against the Bengals. This is called a more "definite timeframe" by the team, and it looks like Flacco should be good to go for the opening game. For new addition Jeremy Maclin in particular, this isn't the greatest news as they need to gain chemistry—but it's better than Flacco being out for the entire season. Baltimore is taking it slow with their franchise quarterback so they have him for 16 games and possibly beyond in the playoffs. Flacco probably shouldn't be a selection until late in fantasy drafts, given all the time he is missing. He does offer upside with perhaps his best supporting cast ever, though.
Head coach Jim Harbaugh says things are "very positive" for Joe Flacco.
Flacco is resting and recovering from his back problem, and the team won't rush it with still over a month to go until the start of the regular season. Harbaugh wouldn't give a timetable for his return, but it'll be good if Flacco is able to get back by the second or third preseason game. They probably won't do anything until he is 100% though.
Mike Florio reports Joe Flacco's back is doing better.
With Flacco resting his back over the last several days, he's currently feeling better with the "arrow [pointing] up," according to Florio. It would certainly be great for Flacco to get back at some point in training camp or the preseason. Week 3 of the preseason, when starters typically play over a half, would probably prevent the fantasy value of Flacco and the skill players around him from being impacted too much.
Joe Flacco says he's taking his back injury day-by-day.
The Ravens quarterback says he's basically just resting and there is no timetable for him to get back on the field. Flacco made it clear they are being conservative and cautious about the issue. He added no one is more disappointed than him that he's not out there, but they aren't going to rush it. Right now, Flacco feels "great" and isn't really doing anything right now because he doesn't want to push it. Flacco flatly stated this won't affect him all season and he just needs to let the issue die down a little bit so that it doesn't affect him all season—that's why he's resting now. So basically, the hope is that some rest will eliminate the issue so Flacco can be 100% and not deal with the issue throughout the year. He sounded confident it's just a minor issue, which is a great sign.
Ravens head coach John Harbaugh clarifies Joe Flacco's back situation.
Harbaugh said Flacco is expected to miss practice for about a week so he can rest, but should be OK. Harbaugh also made clear Flacco isn't expected to miss any regular season time with the issue. This lines up with what ESPN's Adam Schefter reported last night, which opposed the NFL Network report that Flacco would be out two weeks and was preparing to miss three-to-six weeks. The situation can change, as back injuries can be tricky, but hopefully Flacco resting for a week gets him to 100% and he can hit the field with his team.
Adam Schefter reports different timeline than NFL Network for Joe Flacco's back injury
Schefter tweeted Flacco suffered the injury while lifting, had an MRI, and the "team does not think it is serious, per two sources who expect Flacco to miss one week." This is clearly different than the timeline offered by Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero, who said Flacco will miss two weeks and potentially three-to-six. Schefter has differed in recent days with NFL Network, as he reported Chargers rookie receiver Mike Williams was in danger of getting surgery and missing the season, while Ian Rapoport then reported surgery was not on the table for Williams. Hopefully Schefter is right on this one and Flacco can get on the field soon.
Joe Flacco will miss at least two weeks with a disc issue in his back, according to Ian Rapoport.
Rapoport and Tom Pelissero report Flacco is "preparing" to miss 3-6 weeks. This is not good, obviously. The high-end (six weeks) of the timeline would have Flacco as being ready for the Wednesday of the Sunday opener, but that's assuming nothing goes wrong. The Ravens are having some serious bad luck with injuries already, as Kenneth Dixon is already out for the season with a torn meniscus. We're hoping for the best for Flacco. Ryan Mallett will fill in with the first team while Flacco is out, and they will almost certainly look at bringing in another quarterback. This could downgrade the fantasy value of the team's new acquisition Jeremy Maclin, as Flacco and Maclin were looking to gain chemistry during valuable training camp time.
Joe Flacco is dealing with back soreness, according to Jeff Zrebiec of The Baltimore Sun.
Obviously, this isn't great news, though Zrebiec tweeted "team officials don't sound if they're especially concerned." It's possible it's just a minor issue, but we've seen what back injuries can do to players—and Flacco is surprisingly already 32-years-old. The team or Flacco will likely address the issue soon—probably tomorrow.
Joe Flacco says "everything will be better" this season.
Last offseason, Flacco was recovering from his torn ACL and couldn't get a full offseason of training. Now, Flacco is fully healthy and able to do everything at Ravens workouts. Especially because he's the quarterback, a full offseason should benefit him tremendously. Flacco will put up some big weeks this season, but he's more of a QB2 in fantasy.
Joe Flacco was 32/49 for 267 yards and one interception in Sunday's 27-10 loss to the Bengals.
The Ravens were playing for nothing after being eliminated from playoff contention on Christmas Day by the Steelers, and now finish the season 8-8. Flacco finishes the season with a career-high 4,317 passing yards, 20 touchdowns, and 15 interceptions. The Ravens are likely to have a new offensive coordinator in 2017, which could lead to a more balanced offense. Either way, Flacco will only be an option in two-quarterback leagues.
Flacco, Ravens eliminated in heartbreaking loss to Steelers on Christmas Day.
In a 31-27 last-second loss, Flacco was 30/44 for 262 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. Baltimore was winning 27-24 after their quarterback orchestrated a go-ahead drive in the 4th quarter, but Antonio Brown scored the game-winning touchdown for Pittsburgh with under 10 seconds in the game. The Steelers clinched the AFC North and the #3 seed, while the Ravens were eliminated from playoff contention. Flacco will close out the season next week against the Bengals.
Ravens tone down the passing a bit, throw 30 times in victory over Eagles.
Joe Flacco was 16/30 for 206 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception against the Eagles. His first touchdown came on a slant to Kamar Aiken, then his second came on a deep strike for a 34-yard touchdown to Steve Smith who ran right by rookie corner Jalen Mills. Flacco's INT came on a pass play when the Ravens were driving in Eagles territory and Flacco threw it to Eagles linebacker Jordan Hicks who read Flacco and made an easy pick. The Ravens have a huge game on Christmas Day against the Steelers for first place in the NFC North. Flacco won't be a great fantasy option.
Joe Flacco throws 52 times in Ravens' 30-23 loss to Pats.
Flacco was 37/52 for 324 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception. The Ravens had a pass heavy gameplan from the start of the game. Flacco's TDs were set up by two New England special teams turnovers. The first was a swing pass to Kenneth Dixon who was wide open after the defense lost him in coverage, and the second was on a slant route to Darren Waller. Flacco's INT came on a deep pass to Mike Wallace into double coverage, but Wallace nearly caught it himself before it was picked off by Devin McCourty. The Ravens are a pass first team and Flacco isn't a terrible option against the Eagles this week.
Joe Flacco torches Dolphins to keep Ravens atop NFC North.
Flacco is always good for at least a couple of these games per year. Flacco was on fire and was 36/47 for 381 yards and four touchdowns. He was also picked off once by Byron Maxwell, his only mistake of the game. We don't expect Flacco will duplicate this performance next week in Foxborough, but he isn't a terrible option.
Joe Flacco was 25/36 for 234 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in Sunday's 19-14 win over the Bengals.
Flacco added two rushes for 19 yards. The Ravens defense dominated, forcing Andy Dalton to fumble four times, so the offense didn't have to do much to get the win. Baltimore sits atop the NFC North and essentially knocked Cincinnati out on Sunday, and will have a similar conservative offensive strategy next week versus the Dolphins. Even in a favorable matchup, Flacco isn't a good fantasy option.
Joe Flacco has efficient day in Ravens’ Week 11 loss to Cowboys.
Flacco was 23/35 for 269 yards and one touchdown in the game. He played well, but the Ravens curiously threw 35 times and ran 16 times, despite running backs Terrance West and Kenneth Dixon averaging a combined 5.86 yards per carry. Flacco should not be in your fantasy lineup when he takes on the Bengals in Week 12.
Flacco throws 3 touchdowns as Ravens beat Browns on TNF.
The Ravens quarterback was 30/41 for 296 yards, 3 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions. The first interception came on a play where Steve Smith looked like he stopped running, but the other was just a bad decision on a throw across his body in the red zone. The 21 fantasy points tied for Flacco's season-high. He can remain on the waiver wire next week against the Cowboys. Flacco is definitely not "elite" from a fantasy football perspective.