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Joe Flacco

29-Year-Old Quarterback – Baltimore Ravens

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Flacco's follow-up to 2012's Super Bowl-winning campaign was a major disappointment, as his YPA dropped from 7.2 to 6.4 and he threw as many interceptions (22) as he did in 2011 and 2012 combined. He'...

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2014 ADP:  166.64

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STATUS:  Probable     INJURY:  Illness      FRI PRACTICE:   Full
HT: 6' 6"   WT: 245   DOB: 1/16/1985
College: Delaware  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract


Joe Flacco Contract Information:

Agreed to a new six-year contract with the Ravens in March of 2013 worth $120.6 million, with $29 million guaranteed.

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Flacco (illness) is probable for Sunday's game against the Browns, the Ravens' official website reports.

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Joe Flacco NFL Stats
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  Passing Pass Distance Big Pass Games Rushing Fumbles
Year Age Team G Comp Att Pct Yards TD INT YPA 20+ 40+ 300+ 350+ 400+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost
2008 23 16 257 428 60.0% 2971 14 12 6.9 - - - - - 52 180 3.5 2 - -
2009 24 16 315 499 63.1% 3613 21 12 7.2 44 8 - - - 35 56 1.6 0 - -
2010 25 Bal 16 306 489 62.6% 3622 25 10 7.4 40 7 1 0 0 43 84 2.0 1 9 4
2011 26 Bal 16 312 542 57.6% 3610 20 12 6.7 45 8 4 1 0 39 88 2.3 1 11 6
2012 27 Bal 16 317 531 59.7% 3817 22 10 7.2 60 12 5 3 0 32 22 0.7 3 9 4
2013 28 Bal 16 362 614 59.0% 3912 19 22 6.4 46 14 0 0 0 27 131 4.9 1 8 2
2014 29 Bal 2 56 91 61.5% 511 3 1 5.6 6 1 0 0 0 8 10 1.3 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Joe Flacco Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Passing Stats Red Zone Passes Red Zone Runs
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Rating Yds/G TD% INT% Sacks In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
2008 23 16 13.1 13.1 13.1 80.3 186 3.3 2.8 - - - - 4 - -
2009 24 16 14.6 14.6 14.6 88.9 226 4.2 2.4 - 52 15 4 6 3 2
2010 25 Bal 16 16.2 16.2 16.2 93.6 226 5.1 2.0 40 54 2 2 4 2 2
2011 26 Bal 16 14.9 15.0 14.9 80.9 226 3.7 2.2 31 64 25 9 5 4 1
2012 27 Bal 16 16.3 16.3 16.3 87.7 239 4.1 1.9 35 59 16 7 7 4 4
2013 28 Bal 16 15.7 15.7 15.7 73.1 245 3.1 3.6 48 73 29 11 3 1 1
2014 29 Bal 2 16.7 16.7 16.7 83.2 256 3.3 1.1 3 20 6 3 2 1 1
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Offensive Snaps in 2014

Joe Flacco was on the field for 156 of his team's snaps on offense in 2014.


Special Teams Snaps in 2014

Joe Flacco was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Off ST
2012 994 0
2013 1060 0
2014 156 0
Joe Flacco 2014 Game Log
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  Snap Count Passing Pass Distance Rushing Fumbles Red Zone Passes Red Zone Runs
Week Opp Off ST Comp Att Pct Yards TD INT YPA 20+ 40+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 Cin 88 0 35 62 56.5% 345 1 1 5.6 3 1 3 7 2.3 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0
2 Pit 68 0 21 29 72.4% 166 2 0 5.7 3 0 5 3 0.6 0 0 0 11 6 3 2 1 1
3 @Cle
4 Car
5 @Ind
6 @TB
7 Atl
8 @Cin
9 @Pit
10 Ten
11 BYE Bye Week
12 @NO
13 SD
14 @Mia
15 Jax
16 @Hou
17 Cle

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Joe Flacco  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Quarterbacks
Height:   6' 6"
Weight:   245 lbs
40-Yard Dash:   4.84 sec
Shuttle Time:   4.27 sec
Cone Drill:   6.82 sec
Arm Length
Not Available
Hand Length
Not Available
Vertical Jump:   29 in
Broad Jump:   110 in
Bench Press
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Joe Flacco: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Flacco (illness) returned to practice Thursday, reports.

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Flacco is dealing with a cold that caused him to miss practice Wednesday, the Baltimore Sun reports.

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Flacco completed 21-of-29 passes for 166 yards and two touchdowns in Thursday's 26-6 win over the Steelers.

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Flacco completed 35-of-62 passes for 345 yards, with a touchdown and an interception in Sunday's 23-16 loss to the Bengals.

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Flacco completed 16-of-23 passes for 180 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's preseason game against the Redskins.

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Flacco completed 4-of-5 passes for 52 yards in Thursday's preseason opener against the 49ers, leading the Baltimore offense to a touchdown on his only drive of the game.

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Flacco said that his injured knee won't require offseason surgery, reports. "I'm not going to have to get anything done," he said. "It was just my MCL and it will heal on its own."

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Flacco's sprained MCL should be back at 100 percent well before 2014 OTAs begin. The bigger issue is that he finished 2013 with a 19:22 TD:INT ratio, while quarterbacking one of the worst offensive units in the league. To be fair, Flacco was playing behind a porous offensive line on a team that produced a meager 3.1 yards per carry. He also didn't have TE Dennis Pitta for most of the season, and undrafted rookie WR Marlon Brown finished second on the team with 82 targets. We can safely assume that Flacco won't be a great fantasy QB in 2014, but a bounce back of sorts isn't out of the picture, if the Ravens address their offensive deficiencies.
Flacco completed 30-of-50 passes for 192 yards, with one touchdown and three interceptions during Sunday's loss to the Bengals.

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Though he'll be wearing a knee brace during Sunday's game against the Bengals, Flacco is not listed on the Week 17 injury report, the Ravens' official site reports.

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Flacco previously said that he's wearing the knee brace just to play it safe, but his performance in Sunday's loss to the Patriots may indicate otherwise. The veteran quarterback misfired on a couple of simple throws, and he was even slower than usual when rolling out of the pocket. While he should regain some of the mobility for Week 17, there's no guarantee that Flacco will be at 100 percent against the stingy Cincinnati defense. A slight downgrade is in order, though Flacco's shaky knee probably doesn't matter enough to change most fantasy decisions.

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The Ravens signal-caller lit it up in the playoffs with 11 touchdowns and no interceptions, including 285 passing yards per game and a remarkable 117.2 passer rating, amazingly leading one of the league's moderately talented squads to a Super Bowl victory. We need to be careful not to let Flacco's postseason surge affect how we view him as a fantasy option, however. Remember this is a player who, through five seasons in the NFL, has never thrown more than 25 touchdowns in a year. He has a career completion rate of 60.5 percent, and it's been below that mark in each of the last two seasons. Flacco also has a career-high YPA of just 7.4 (in 2010), meaning he simply isn't an elite player. You know what you'll get with Flacco – he's thrown no fewer than 10 but no more than 12 interceptions in every season of his career. Outside of a miraculous increase in both passing attempts and efficiency, Flacco isn't likely to take a major leap. The 28-year old quarterback, now without Anquan Boldin on the outside, is firmly established as a medium floor/low ceiling player, the kind one might want to target in deeper two-QB leagues where reliability has significant value.


Although Flacco claims to believe he’s the best quarterback in the NFL, he more likely has maxed out as an average starter for the Ravens. He completed just 57.6 percent of his passes in 2011, with his average per attempt dropping from 7.4 in 2010 to 6.7. His 20 passing touchdowns were his lowest total since he threw 14 in his 2008 rookie year, and his quarterback rating (80.9) was barely better than the career-low 80.3 he posted in 2008. It’s true that Anquan Boldin and Torrey Smith are an average duo at receiver, but an above average quarterback would find a way to make it work. Flacco will need to, in fact, because the only receivers the Ravens added in the offseason were sixth-round pick Tommy Streeter and Texans exile Jacoby Jones. Considering he was significantly better the two years prior to 2011, in any case, Flacco should improve in 2012.


He’s limited by the run-heavy nature of his offense, but Flacco has been an efficient producer in his three-year career and has improved slightly with each season of experience he gains. Heading into his fourth season, the Ravens hope he’ll take the next step – from good to great. While Anquan Boldin and Derrick Mason (if he re-signs) are aging, they remain generally effective possession targets, and second-round pick Torrey Smith provides Flacco with a big-play threat he's never had. With three solid wideout targets, a deep group of tight ends and Ray Rice serving both as an efficient runner and standout backfield target, the conditions should be favorable for Flacco in 2011.


The expectations are lofty this year for Flacco now that Anquan Boldin is in tow. But can Derrick Mason hang on for one more year at age 36? Behind Mason there are question marks such as Mark Clayton and Donte Stallworth. The tight end position is going to be average at best. Boldin has starred as a No. 1 guy and is at the peak of his powers so you have to assume that Flacco has a top-10 weapon. If Mason doesn’t suffer a major decline, Flacco’s environment is good. But that Mason decline can happen at any moment, as could an injury — the risk of which increases with age. Flacco is a target in the last starting QB/first backup strategy.


There’s a lot of hype with Flacco because he won last year as a rookie, which is quite an accomplishment but worthless for fantasy owners as “QB wins” are not a scoring category. Alas, he had a sub-7.0 YPA overall, and even on first downs. He was 21st in red-zone opportunities and 24th in red-zone points. Sure, he’ll be given a longer leash now as a sophomore, but it’s a long way up even to being average for Flacco from a fantasy standpoint. The arm strength is real. He made a couple of incredible throws last year, including one 30-yard out pattern against the Dolphins in the playoffs. But the arm strength wasn’t there in ways that can be qualitatively measured – just a 79.1 QB rating on FAS (11-to-20-yard throws), slightly below average. His poor throw percentage of 15.7 was very high. And his yards per completion were just slightly above average – 11.6 to the average rate of 11.4. Given the construction of the Ravens team and the reliance on their defense and offset running game (when they often deploy three tackles so defenses can’t identify their gap responsibility), it’s hard to see Flacco making the leap up to the 20-TD threshold, the bare minimum for fantasy starter consideration.


The Ravens QB position has been a disaster since even their Super Bowl days. It hasn't been for lack of trying. They invested heavily in Kyle Boller, tried to move up in the draft to take Byron Leftwich and then cast their lot with Steve McNair. That's three strikes and you’re out for Brian Billick, who actually had a reputation for being a QB-maker when he was with the Vikings. There are no QB makers, only good QBs. And those are impossible to identify until NFL bullets are flying for real. The Ravens reached for Joe Flacco after at least trading down for once in the draft. He was a second-round talent, say the draftniks. But they don't know who the good QBs are going to be, either. The Flacco projection is pure guesswork. He has no big-game experience playing at Delaware. He is 6-6, which is useful in seeing over linemen. While he has a big arm, he isn’t athletic and played in a weak conference that didn’t even have NCAA-caliber speed on defense. Now he's going to see NFL speed. That's like going from the slow batting cages into the big leagues. Cam Cameron's offense will look to emphasize the run. Boller will have a short leash even if he's playing well. He wasn't awful last year, though, and might be a short-term solution if the matchup that week is right. But he and Flacco are both waiver wire fantasy guys at best.