Joe Flacco - QBPosted 3/15/19 9:42am ET
Denver Broncos QB Joe Flacco said Friday, March 15, that he's as healthy as he's ever been and is planning to be the team's quarterback solution for the foreseeable future. 'I hope they are dragging me out of this building a long time from now,' Flacco said.
Huddle Up: Flacco just turned 34, but with the myriad rules now favoring the offense and the passing game, quarterback lifespans certainly are longer than they used to be. If the Broncos can shore up their offensive line and add a pass-catching weapon or two -- namely a threat at tight end -- Flacco could be in line for a solid QB2 bounce-back fantasy season this fall.
Joe Flacco - QBPosted 3/14/19 11:57am ET
Denver Broncos QB Joe Flacco is entering his prime, in the opinion of general manager John Elway. Denver's offensive system is similar to the system Flacco succeeded in with former Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator and former Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak. Furthermore, head coach Vic Fangio knows Flacco and coached with the Ravens when Flacco was there.
Huddle Up: The addition of Flacco was a divisive move by the Broncos. Flacco is 34 years old, so it's hard to believe he's in his prime. If Denver can get a couple solid years out of him then it will be a win. Nonetheless, he is not and has never been a reliable starting fantasy quarterback.
Joe Flacco - QBPosted 3/13/19 1:26pm ET
Updating previous reports, Denver Broncos QB Joe Flacco has officially been traded from the Baltimore Ravens with the league's new year beginning Wednesday, March 13, at 4 p.m. EDT. Baltimore receives a 2019 fourth-round pick from Denver.
Huddle Up: Flacco is a fringe QB2 in deeper leagues and has a suspect cast of receiving options at his disposal. Look for safer options or players with far more upside to man your backup spot.
John Brown - WRPosted 3/12/19 9:45am ET
Baltimore Ravens impending free-agent WR John Brown plans to sign a three-year contract with the Buffalo Bills worth $27 million, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Brown had a big first half of the 2018 season but struggled once Lamar Jackson took over as the starting quarterback. He likely will compete for a starting job with the Buffalo and can still make big plays. He can be considered a No. 3 or No. 4 receiver in fantasy leagues.
John Brown - WRPosted 3/6/19 4:24pm ET
Baltimore Ravens impending free-agent WR John Brown is expected to seek $8 million to $9 million per season in his next contract, according to sources.
Huddle Up: Brown struggled during the second half of the season but played well with Joe Flacco as the quarterback. He should receive interest from multiple teams and could be a No. 3 fantasy receiver depending on his situation.
Gus Edwards - RBPosted 2/27/19 1:55pm ET
Baltimore Ravens RB Gus Edwards is the starting running back at this point but will have competition for the job, according to head coach John Harbaugh.
Huddle Up: Edwards took over the starting job during the second half of the season and finished with 718 yards and two touchdowns in 11 games. He appears to have good chemistry with Lamar Jackson and could be a No. 2 running back in most leagues if he keeps the starting job.
Michael Crabtree - WRPosted 2/25/19 11:40am ET
Baltimore Ravens WR Michael Crabtree is expected to be released Monday, Feb. 25.
Huddle Up: By the time he was able to rectify those issues, the Ravens made the change from Joe Flacco to Lamar Jackson and became the most run-heavy team in the league. Crabtree should not struggle to find work on the open market as a complementary wideout, but he should no longer be considered a primary option. Depending on his next landing spot, the 31-year-old may have enough left to be considered a touchdown-dependent WR3 in fantasy. Baltimore figures to be targeting receivers heavily again this offseason.
Michael Crabtree - WRPosted 2/25/19 2:35pm ET
Updating a previous report, Baltimore Ravens WR Michael Crabtree's release was made official Monday, Feb. 25, saving the Ravens $4.6 million in salary cap space.
Huddle Up: Crabtree is over the hill, before the 2018 season he stringed together seasons with nine, eight and eight touchdowns in succession. He'll land somewhere, but he can't be seen as more than a WR4.
John Brown - WRPosted 2/21/19 6:31pm ET
Baltimore Ravens impending free-agent WR John Brown could be pursued by the Cleveland Browns in free agency to fill a need for a deep threat in the passing game, in the opinion of Bill Barnwell of ESPN.com.
Huddle Up: Brown was off to a fast start in 2018 before the Ravens made the move to Lamar Jackson at quarterback and adopted a run-heavy approach. Baker Mayfield could make better use of Brown's big-play potential, allowing him to become a touchdown-dependent WR3.
Lamar Jackson - QBPosted 2/19/19 6:07pm ET
Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson is expected to be the focal point of an offense that is undergoing a 'reimagining,' according to offensive coordinator Greg Roman. 'We're really looking at this as a completely new beginning as if we were a new staff. I think we have run an offense here that has been kind of morphed over the years, and we really want to start fresh, start new, and (with) everything from our language, our formations, how we do everything, rebuild the thing from the ground up. That's one angle. The other angle is really, how do we want to move forward with Lamar Jackson? He's a unique player with a unique skill set, so let's build an offense that really accommodates that, as opposed to try to fit him into something that other people had once done,' Roman told The Athletic.
Huddle Up: All six of Roman's offenses with San Francisco and Buffalo finished inside the top 10 in rushing attempts and yardage, so it would be a shock if an offense built around Jackson - a more dynamic athlete than Colin Kaepernick and Tyrod Taylor - doesn't do the same. The trick will be to develop Jackson enough as a passer so defenses cannot load the box. So long as he can stay healthy, expect Jackson to be a high-upside fantasy QB1 in 2019.
Joe Flacco - QBPosted 2/18/19 12:23pm ET
Denver Broncos QB Joe Flacco passed his physical, making it possible for the Broncos and Baltimore Ravens to make their traded official in March. The Broncos agreed to trade the better of their fourth-round picks for Flacco.
Huddle Up: The move came at the bewilderment of many, with Flacco's ceiling being about as high as Case Keenum's. Nonetheless, Flacco has proven to be a backup fantasy quarterback throughout his mediocre career.
Joe Flacco - QBPosted 2/17/19 11:49am ET
Denver Broncos QB Joe Flacco also was coveted by the Washington Redskins, helping spark the Broncos to make the trade with the Baltimore Ravens on Wednesday, Feb. 13.
Huddle Up: Just as the QB he is replacing (Case Keenum) was in 2018, value Flacco as a mid-to-low-end QB2 next season in an offense that isn't expected to feature a high volume of passes.
Joe Flacco - QBPosted 2/16/19 8:32am ET
The Denver Broncos will not restructure the contract of QB Joe Flacco after agreeing to acquire him from the Baltimore Ravens earlier this week. He is slated to make $18.5 million in 2019, $20.25 million in 2020 and $24.25 million in 2021, although none of it is guaranteed.
Huddle Up: Flacco should be viewed as a QB2 in the majority of fantasy formats, with the potential to be a suitable bye-week replacement or starting option when he possesses a favorable matchup.
Alex Collins - RBPosted 2/16/19 8:27pm ET
Baltimore Ravens restricted free-agent Alex Collins could be a trade target for the Philadelphia Eagles, in the opinion of Bill Barnwell of ESPN.com.
Huddle Up: The Eagles dealt with several injuries at the running back position last year, and while he lost his starting role with the Ravens, Collins could be an upgrade on early downs for Philadelphia.
Joe Flacco - QBPosted 2/13/19 8:05am ET
Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco is part of an agreement in principle to be traded to the Denver Broncos Wednesday, Feb. 13. The trade can't become official until March 13.
Huddle Up: The trade moves the needle more in actual football than in fantasy football. Flacco will remain a QB2 option to be used in good matchups. Case Keenum could still have a chance to compete, or he could be released altogether.
Joe Flacco - QBPosted 2/13/19 11:58am ET
Denver Broncos QB Case Keenum is on the trading block in light of QB Joe Flacco being acquired. If a trade cannot be executed, Keenum will either take a big pay cut or just be released.
Huddle Up: Keenum is off the fantasy radar for now. On most other teams he'd be a quality backup, not a starter.
Lamar Jackson - QBPosted 2/8/19 9:07am ET
Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson will draw free agents to the team, general manager Eric DeCosta said Wednesday, Feb. 6, and not just because his salary-cap hit, which will be $24 million less than what's due to departing QB Joe Flacco. 'I think players respect talent,' DeCosta said. 'I think players respect athletes and competitors. Anyone can watch Lamar Jackson and see how talented he is and what kind of a competitor he is. Players also want to win, and I think that's something that drives every professional athlete -- winning games. I think they'll recognize that about us. When they watch us play, they'll want to play here.'
Huddle Up: Fantasy-wise, of course, the position to keep an eye on is running back. Alex Collins (early last season) and Gus Edwards (late) both had their moments in 2018, but the Ravens may seek a more dynamic back to pair with Jackson, and with opposing defenses having to account for the QB's running prowess, that RB has the potential to be an immediate fantasy gold mine.
John Brown - WRPosted 2/8/19 2:22pm ET
Baltimore Ravens impending free-agent WR John Brown probably will not re-sign with the Ravens this offseason, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Jamison Hensley.
Huddle Up: Brown struggled to find chemistry with Lamar Jackson and probably will look for a better situation in free agency. He should receive interest from multiple teams because of his big play ability. He can be considered a No. 3 fantasy receiver depending on his situation.
Alex Collins - RBPosted 2/8/19 2:29pm ET
Baltimore Ravens restricted free-agent RB Alex Collins may not be retained this offseason, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Jamison Hensley.
Huddle Up: Collins lost his starting job during the season, so the Ravens may not want to give him a tender offer. He likely would not be able to find a starting job in free agency but could be a No. 2 running back for a team. He has a chance to be a late-round option in some fantasy leagues.
John Brown - WRPosted 1/28/19 4:29pm ET
Baltimore Ravens impending free-agent WR John Brown caught only eight passes for 114 yards and one touchdown in seven games when QB Lamar Jackson took over the starting job. Brown recorded 34 catches for 601 yards and four touchdowns in nine games with QB Joe Flacco. Brown said he is open to returning to the Ravens but would expect things to change if he re-signed.
Huddle Up: Brown should receive interest from multiple teams if he hits the free-agent market, so he may look for a different situation this offseason. He played well during the first half of the 2018 season and may be able to find a starting job. He has a chance to be a No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues next season depending on his situation.
John Brown - WRPosted 1/26/19 8:35pm ET
Baltimore Ravens WR John Brown remains open to re-signing with Baltimore, but he said he would like to be in an offense that takes more shots downfield.
Huddle Up: Brown's big-play ability was on display early in the year when Joe Flacco was under center, but he was basically a non-factor when Lamar Jackson took over as the starter. Jackson should improve as a passer, but Baltimore's run-first philosophy probably isn't going away. If he is a Raven in 2019, Brown will be a WR4, at best.
Lamar Jackson - QBPosted 1/25/19 9:33am ET
Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson will 'throw a lot' this offseason, according to head coach John Harbaugh, who expects Jackson to 'come back a better quarterback skill-wise than when he left.' Harbaugh told The Athletic's Jeff Zrebiec that Jackson will ultimately decide who he will work with but suggested he'll be working with a throwing coach.
Huddle Up: It's not a shock the Ravens want Jackson to work on his game after completing 58.2% of his passes as a rookie. Any improvement as a passer will likely vault the No. 32 overall pick in last year's draft into the top 10 of fantasy quarterbacks, so owners need to hope for positive reports on his progress this spring and summer.
Joe Flacco - QBPosted 1/25/19 9:27am ET
Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco is expected to part ways with the Ravens this offseason, and ideally the Ravens would like to find a trade partner to acquire the veteran quarterback. To that end, head coach John Harbaugh said Flacco's 'value is high' in a news conference Friday, Jan. 26, and added he can be 'one of the best' in the league if he's protected well and playing with suitable weapons on offense.
Huddle Up: In a QB-needy league, some team will likely pursue Flacco, but the statistical backing isn't on the veteran QB's side as Flacco has averaged a ho-hum 3,729 passing yards 19 TDs and 14 interceptions over his last two full seasons. He's more journeyman than elite at this stage entering his 12th season.
Breshad Perriman - WRPosted 1/23/19 11:02pm ET
Cleveland Browns WR Breshad Perriman could be a free agency target for the Philadelphia Eagles, in the opinion of Philly Voice's Jimmy Kempski, who believes Perriman's speed could be a missing component in the Eagles' passing game.
Huddle Up: A bust in Baltimore, Perriman averaged 21.3 yards per catch in a 10-game stint with the Browns last season. There's sure to be a market for the 25-year-old wideout, though fantasy owners will need to see more consistency before Perriman becomes a viable roster option.
Joe Flacco - QBPosted 1/19/19 10:42am ET
Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco and Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles could receive interest from the Denver Broncos this offseason, in the opinion of 9News.com's Mike Klis.
Huddle Up: Flacco and Foles likely will receive interest from multiple teams, so it is not known if the Broncos will be able to add one of them. The Broncos probably will bring in another quarterback to compete with Case Keenum for the starting job next season. Owners should consider the Broncos starting quarterback as a No. 2 fantasy option next season.
Joe Flacco - QBPosted 1/12/19 12:49pm ET
Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco is one of the quarterbacks the Jacksonville Jaguars are considering pursuing this offseason, according to sources. Flacco is believed to be open to joining the Jaguars.
Huddle Up: Flacco lost his starting job this season and likely will be playing with a new team in 2019. The Jaguars would have to trade for him, but he would be the starting quarterback if he joins the Jaguars. He has played well at times during his career but would only be a No. 2 fantasy quarterback if he plays for Jacksonville.
John Brown - WRPosted 1/7/19 4:06pm ET
Baltimore Ravens impending free-agent WR John Brown said he is interested in re-signing with the Ravens this offseason. Brown said he probably will look for a multi-year deal during free agency.
Huddle Up: Brown has a big part of the Ravens passing game during the first half of the season when he posted 613 yards but saw his production drop drastically when Lamar Jackson took over as the starting quarterback. He can be a No. 3 or No. 4 receiver in fantasy leagues next season depending on his situation.
Gus Edwards - RBPosted 1/6/19 2:26pm ET
Baltimore Ravens RB Gus Edwards ran eight times for just 23 yards in the AFC Wild Card playoff game loss against the Los Angeles Chargers.
Huddle Up: Edwards, an undrafted rookie from Rutgers, posted 718 rushing yards and two touchdowns. He basically came out of nowhere and will now be remembered by fantasy owners heading into 2019. How much he is featured next season depends on personnel moves and draft picks during the offseason, but it's clear he'll have some kind of role going forward.
Lamar Jackson - QBPosted 1/6/19 2:21pm ET
Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson completed 14-of-29 passes for 194 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in the AFC Wild Card playoff game loss against the Los Angeles Chargers and he added 54 rushing yards on nine carries.
Huddle Up: Jackson and his Ravens beat the Chargers on the road in Week 16, but the Bolts returned the favor in Charm City in Jackson's first-career playoff start. There might be more, but the Chargers were able to expose a few things about Jackson's game. He'll almost certainly enter 2019 as the unquestioned starter under center, but there will be many better fantasy options before he goes off the board.
Willie Snead - WRPosted 1/6/19 2:33pm ET
Baltimore Ravens WR Willie Snead managed three catches for 50 yards on six targets in the AFC Wild Card playoff game loss against the Los Angeles Chargers.
Huddle Up: Snead managed 62 receptions for 651 yards and a score during the regular season. He isn't a primary receiver, nor has he ever been, but he is a decent complementary option always worth a look in the later rounds of fantasy drafts.
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