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Ravens | Joe Flacco's rehab going well

Thu, 21 Jan 2016 09:21:32 -0800

Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco (knee) is six weeks removed from surgery to fix two torn knee ligaments, and he said his rehab is "going really well." He's confident that he'll be fully recovered by the start of the regular season in September. "I'm coming along great," Flacco said. "I don't think there is any way I'm not going out there ready to go right away. Don't quote me. But that's just me. I have no timetable. I'm really taking it day by day and getting better and better each week."

Fantasy Tip: After missing a full season for the first time in his career, fantasy owners will be even more down on Flacco than ever before. He doesn't have much to work with in the passing game, either, so his ceiling remains very limited. Continue to consider him a veteran backup for fantasy purposes.

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Ravens | Joe Flacco willing to restructure

Thu, 21 Jan 2016 09:19:19 -0800

Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco said he's motivated to restructure his contract this offseason in order to help the team gain extra salary cap space for free agency. Flacco's cap number moves to $28.55 million in 2016, which ranks third in the NFL. He'll make $18 million next year even if he doesn't agree to restructure.

Fantasy Tip: Flacco missed a full season for the first time in his career because of his knee injury. As a result, his numbers were obviously down. He's always been more productive as a real-life quarterback than a fantasy one. Flacco will have Steve Smith returning next year, but you have to wonder who else will step up to help the passing game. He's squarely a backup QB for fantasy purposes.

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Ravens | Joe Flacco has big cap hit

Fri, 08 Jan 2016 17:11:16 -0800

Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco is scheduled to count $28.55 million against the salary cap in 2016. General manager Ozzie Newsome said he believes the team may not have to restructure Flacco's contract this offseason in order to fill the roster.

Fantasy Tip: Flacco likely will be with the team next season but there is a good chance that the team tries to reduce his salary cap hit. He likely will miss most or all of the offseason workouts because of his torn anterior cruciate ligament but should be ready for the regular season. Flacco could be a No. 2 fantasy quarterback in most leagues.

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Ravens | Joe Flacco returns to facility

Wed, 16 Dec 2015 12:54:45 -0800

Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco (knee) returned to the team facility Wednesday, Dec. 16, but his knee remains swollen after undergoing surgery last week.

Fantasy Tip: Flacco won't return this year, but he should be recovered in time for the offseason next year. For now, avoid any quarterback who starts for the Ravens.

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Ravens | Joe Flacco done with surgery

Tue, 08 Dec 2015 15:32:04 -0800

Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco (knee) is out of surgery on his torn anterior cruciate ligament and torn medial collateral ligament Tuesday, Dec. 8. He will rehabilitate in Florida with Dr. James Andrews for a week or so.

Fantasy Tip: Flacco has plenty of time to rehab, recover and be ready for offseason activities next year. In the meantime, Matt Schaub should continue to disappoint in his stead. Schaub ($4,700, 9.4% of cap) is far from an advisable FantasyScore play this week against the Seattle Seahawks.

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Ravens | Joe Flacco to have surgery

Mon, 07 Dec 2015 13:33:17 -0800

Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco (knee) will undergo surgery on his torn anterior cruciate ligament and torn medial collateral ligament Tuesday, Dec. 8, with Dr. James Andrews.

Fantasy Tip: Matt Schaub is expected to continue to start with Flacco done for the season, but Schaub's value is minimal and he shouldn't be seriously considered as a starting fantasy quarterback.

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Ravens | Joe Flacco placed on IR

Tue, 24 Nov 2015 13:26:34 -0800

Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco (knee) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Nov. 24, with a torn anterior cruciate ligament and a torn medial collateral ligament. Free-agent QB Jimmy Clausen (Bears) was subsequently claimed.

Fantasy Tip: Matt "Pick Six" Schaub will start with Flacco out, and Flacco is expected to recover in time for the 2016 season. As for Schaub, he shouldn't be regarded as a starting fantasy quarterback.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Ravens | Joe Flacco may be ready for 2016

Mon, 23 Nov 2015 10:22:40 -0800

Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco (knee) appears to have a good chance to be ready for the start of the 2016 season, according to doctors.

Fantasy Tip: Flacco likely will not participate in any of the offseason workouts, so owners will need to monitor his rehab. Flacco could be a No. 2 quarterback for fantasy teams in 2016 if he is healthy. Matt Schaub will take his place for the rest of this season but is not a great fantasy option.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Baltimore Sun - Jeff Zrebiec

Ravens | Joe Flacco has extensive knee damage

Mon, 23 Nov 2015 09:06:31 -0800

Updating a previous report, Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco (knee) said he tore the anterior and medial collateral ligaments in his knee in Week 11, although he has yet to have an MRI exam. Flacco is expected to miss the rest of the year, and it'll be the first time he has missed a game since being drafted in 2008. Flacco had started 122 straight games, which was the fifth-longest streak in NFL history. QB Matt Schaub will finish the season as the starter.

Fantasy Tip: You can obviously cut Flacco in any deep redraft leagues at this point. Injuries have decimated Baltimore's skill players this year, leaving nothing intriguing for fantasy players left with Schaub at the helm now and Justin Forsett (broken arm) also out for the year.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Jamison Hensley

Ravens | Joe Flacco has torn ACL

Sun, 22 Nov 2015 13:15:52 -0800

Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco (knee) suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in the team's Week 11 game and will miss the rest of the season.

Fantasy Tip: Matt Schaub should be the new starting quarterback with Flacco out for the season. Schaub has thrown two interceptions in limited playing time this season and probably should be avoided in most fantasy leagues.

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Ravens | Joe Flacco utilizing his tight ends

Thu, 19 Nov 2015 18:41:50 -0800

Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco completed 7 of 11 passes for 81 yards and a touchdown when two or more tight ends were on the field against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 10, and he completed all five of his pass attempts with three tight ends on the field.

Fantasy Tip: The Ravens will be facing a tougher test in Week 11 when they take on the St. Louis Rams, and unless Crockett Gillmore ($4,400, 8.8% of cap), Maxx Williams ($2,300, 4.6% of cap) or Nick Boyle ($1,700, 3.4% of cap) can emerge as the go-to option among Baltimore's tight ends, all three will remain roll-of-the-dice plays at FantasyScore.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Baltimore Sun - Jon Meoli

Ravens | Turnovers harm Joe Flacco

Sun, 15 Nov 2015 14:42:01 -0800

Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco threw for 316 yards and three touchdowns on Sunday, Nov. 15, but he also threw two interceptions and lost a fumble in the third quarter of a 22-20 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Fantasy Tip: Flacco ($5,700, 11.4% of cap) has seen his fantasy value sink this season as the Ravens dropped to 2-7 overall. This is his third 300-yard game in the last four contests, but turnovers will hurt his overall FantasyScore performance. Steer clear, especially with a ticked-off St. Louis Rams defense coming up in Week 11.

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Ravens | Joe Flacco has delivered at home

Sat, 14 Nov 2015 18:13:14 -0800

Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco faces the Jacksonville Jaguars at home in Week 10, and Flacco has accounted for multiple touchdowns in all three home games this year and has topped 300 passing yards twice.

Fantasy Tip: Flacco ($5,700, 11.4% of cap) draws a friendly matchup against a Jacksonville defense ranked 25th in passing yards allowed, and if you are looking for a cheaper option at the position at FantasyScore, Flacco should be on the short list.

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Ravens | Joe Flacco faces banged up secondary

Wed, 28 Oct 2015 19:28:25 -0700

Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco will face the San Diego Chargers in Week 8, a team which is unlikely to have SS Eric Weddle (groin). They also have four other key defenders on the injury report this week.

Fantasy Tip: Flacco ($6,400, 12.8% of cap) will face a Chargers pass defense which ranks ninth in the NFL by allowing just 230.4 yards per game, but that is deceiving. Of the Top 14 pass defenses by yardage, San Diego has allowed more passing touchdowns (13) than just two other teams. He should be a strong FantasyScore option at a cut-rate price.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune - Michael Gehlken

Ravens | Joe Flacco struggles vs. blitz

Tue, 27 Oct 2015 06:23:33 -0700

Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco has completed only 49.4% of his passes when he has faced a blitz this season, which ranks 29th in the NFL. He is also tied for the league lead with five interceptions in those situations. Flacco was blitzed on 23 of his 43 dropbacks against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 7.

Fantasy Tip: Flacco has been blitzed more often this season because the team has been without some of their better receivers. He will be facing the San Diego Chargers in Week 8 and does not appear to be a great starting option at this point.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Jamison Hensley

Ravens | Joe Flacco in for rough night?

Mon, 26 Oct 2015 14:53:15 -0700

Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco has the worst total QBR and completion percentage in the league against the blitz this year, and the Arizona Cardinals blitz on 42% of opposing quarterback dropbacks, which is the third-highest rate in the league. The Ravens play the Cardinals in Week 7 Monday, Oct. 26.

Fantasy Tip: The Cardinals are a tough and aggressive defense overall, so it's unlikely that many considered Flacco ($6,500, 13.0% of cap) a good play on FantasyScore tonight. The Cards have allowed just nine touchdown passes this season.

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Ravens | Joe Flacco has been decent against PIT

Thu, 01 Oct 2015 16:33:22 -0700

Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco has averaged 230.8 passing yards per game in his last nine games against the Pittsburgh Steelers with 12 touchdowns and only two interceptions. He is 3-4 in regular season play at Heinz Field in his career and has won three of his last five games there. Flacco is 155-for-251 (61.8%) for 1,596 yards, eight touchdowns and three interceptions in the regular season at Pittsburgh. Flacco faces the Steelers in Week 4 Thursday, Oct. 1.

Fantasy Tip: Flacco ($6,200, 12.4% of cap) certainly could be an excellent value pick at QB on FantasyScore against a young and inexperienced Steelers secondary. However, losing pass-catching tight end Crockett Gillmore for this tilt could hurt.

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Ravens | Joe Flacco has struggled vs. Bengals

Fri, 25 Sep 2015 08:45:26 -0700

Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco has thrown 13 touchdowns and 18 interceptions against the Cincinnati Bengals in his career. The 18 interceptions are more than twice as many as he's thrown versus any other team.

Fantasy Tip: Flacco ($5,800, 11.6% of cap) had one of the better games of his career last week, throwing for 384 yards and two touchdowns. If history is any indicator, though, he'll come back down to earth in Week 3. It's advisable to look elsewhere at quarterback on FantasyScore.

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Ravens | Joe Flacco lights up the Raiders

Mon, 21 Sep 2015 12:01:57 -0700

Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco threw for 384 yards and two touchdowns in the Ravens' Week 2 loss to the Oakland Raiders. He was five yards shy of his career-best passing yards in a single game.

Fantasy Tip: Oakland doesn't possess the most threatening pass defense, but they aren't necessarily a pushover either. This could easily end up as one of Flacco's best performances of the season, so don't go starting him every week just yet.

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Ravens | Joe Flacco wants bigger plays on offense

Thu, 17 Sep 2015 16:18:36 -0700

Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco said he hopes the team throws downfield more often moving forward because it is hard to consistently score points on long drives. "We need to take our shots," Flacco said. "If nothing else, at least it let teams know that we're going to do that." Flacco threw one pass of over 20 yards in Week 1.

Fantasy Tip: Flacco ($5,800, 11.6% of cap) has some inexperienced weapons to work with at receiver and tight end, so it may take a little time to be more consistent in the passing game. Flacco will be facing the Oakland Raiders in Week 2 and could be a cheaper option for owners on FantasyScore to consider because of the matchup.

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Ravens | Joe Flacco struggles Saturday

Sat, 22 Aug 2015 18:15:20 -0700

Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco finished 3-of-7 for 23 yards and two interceptions in a preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles Saturday, Aug. 22.

Fantasy Tip: Flacco doesn't have the best weapons to throw to, and while he should make a solid QB2, you won't want to count on him as your regular starter.

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Ravens | Matt Schaub helping Joe Flacco

Fri, 10 Jul 2015 18:40:16 -0700

Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco said QB Matt Schaub has helped him understand the concepts of offensive coordinator Marc Trestman's system.

Fantasy Tip: Flacco will have the occasional big game, but he has never reached 4,000 yards or 30 touchdowns in a season. Draft him as a QB2.

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Ravens | Joe Flacco may rework deal soon

Sun, 07 Jun 2015 06:39:47 -0700

Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco may be asked to restructure his contract in the near future because his salary cap figure for 2016 will be $28.5 million.

Fantasy Tip: Flacco received a lucrative contract a few years ago but probably will have to do something in order to reduce his salary cap figure. Flacco does not post great numbers but could be a solid No. 2 fantasy quarterback in leagues.

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Ravens | Joe Flacco not worried about WRs

Sat, 25 Apr 2015 18:43:46 -0700

Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco said he does not think the team needs to draft a wide receiver despite losing WR Torrey Smith to the San Francisco 49ers in free agency.

Fantasy Tip: Baltimore's receiving corps isn't exactly intimidating right now, and unless the Ravens add some firepower, it is hard to believe Flacco will have much fantasy upside.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Jamison Hensley

Ravens | BAL may address Joe Flacco contract

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 00:13:39 -0800

Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco may have his contract adjusted sometime in the next year. Flacco's cap number is $14.55 million this year but jumps to $28.55 million in 2016.

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Ravens | Joe Flacco on board with Marc Trestman

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 09:43:49 -0800

Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco will have his fourth difference offensive coordinator in as many years in offensive coordinator Marc Trestman. However, head coach John Harbaugh is confident Flacco will get along with Trestman after the quarterback was involved in the decision to hire Trestman in the first place. "I think personality-wise, they're going to hit it off really well. They've both very smart, they're both very detailed and they're both very direct in their communication," Harbaugh said.

Fantasy Tip: Flacco had the best season of his career under the tutelage of former offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak. With that said, Trestman has been known to have a knack for making QBs successful, but it'll still be hard for Flacco to repeat those numbers, especially if he loses some key offensive weapons this offseason.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: BaltimoreRavens.com - Ryan Mink

Ravens | Joe Flacco's streak ends

Sat, 10 Jan 2015 17:33:10 -0800

Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco threw for 292 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions in a 35-31 loss to the New England Patriots in the divisional-round playoff game Saturday, Jan. 10, snapping his streak of five straight playoff games without throwing an interception.

Fantasy Tip: Even with the two picks, Flacco's postseason numbers remain impressive. Over his last six playoff games, he has thrown 17 touchdowns compared to just two interceptions. He may be inconsistent during the regular season, but come playoff time, Flacco usually delivers for fantasy owners.

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Ravens | Joe Flacco with big first half

Sat, 10 Jan 2015 15:17:56 -0800

Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco is 17-for-22 with 146 yards and three touchdowns in the first half of the divisional-round playoff game Saturday, Jan. 10.

Fantasy Tip: Flacco has been spectacular on short-to-intermediate routes. He has paid dividends on his $6,800 price tag on FantasyScore thus far.

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Ravens | Joe Flacco more aggressive in playoffs

Wed, 07 Jan 2015 12:39:05 -0800

Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco has averaged 15.3 yards per completion in five straight playoff wins, a testament to how aggressive he is throwing downfield in the postseason. Additionally, Flacco has yet to be intercepted in the playoffs, throwing 166 straight passes without connecting with his opponent.

Fantasy Tip: Flacco has certainly succeeded in his postseason career, but the New England Patriots were better than average defending quarterbacks this year and Flacco threw nine of his 12 interceptions on the road in 2014.

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Ravens | Joe Flacco will not avoid Darrelle Revis

Wed, 07 Jan 2015 11:53:25 -0800

Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco said the team will not avoid throwing to the receiver that New England Patriots CB Darrelle Revis will be covering during the Divisional Round playoff game, because avoiding Revis could affect the team's performance. "I think as a play-caller, you have to just go out there, rely on your guys that you have that are out there, rely on the fact that they have ability," Flacco said. "And as a quarterback, you have to go out there and just go through your reads. And if he's open, throw it to him; if he's not, don't."

Fantasy Tip: Flacco threw for 259 yards and two touchdowns in the wild-card playoff game and has played well in the playoffs during his career. Flacco costs $6,800 on FantasyScore and could be an option for owners looking to save some money, but he should be considered a low-end No. 1 quarterback this week.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Baltimore Sun - Aaron Wilson

Ravens | Joe Flacco good at drawing interference

Wed, 07 Jan 2015 10:33:49 -0800

Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco has drawn 15 defensive pass interference penalties this year, which was the most by any quarterback. He has drawn 78 penalties since coming into the league in 2008, which is the most by an NFL quarterback in that span. Eleven of the 15 accepted penalties this year came on throws more than 15 yards downfield, and a common theme on those passes were underthrown balls. The Ravens have scored 56 points this year after an accepted pass interference penalty.

Fantasy Tip: Flacco ($6,800, 13.6% of cap) is a cheap QB option at FantasyScore this weekend, but he'll face a stiff test in the New England Patriots' revamped secondary. His upside in daily games is limited.

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Ravens | Steve Smith has little success against Revis

Tue, 06 Jan 2015 09:59:21 -0800

Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith has been held to just two catches for 21 yards in three games when he's been matched up against New England Patriots CB Darrelle Revis in his career, according to Pro Football Focus. QB Joe Flacco has thrown Revis' way a total of three times out of 164 snaps against the Ravens.

Fantasy Tip: It's unclear exactly who Revis will be covering this weekend, but it would make more sense for him to be matched up with Steve Smith. That doesn't make Smith an attractive FantasyScore option, and Flacco shouldn't be high on your list for QBs, either.

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Ravens | Joe Flacco excels in playoffs

Mon, 05 Jan 2015 09:08:15 -0800

Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco is now 10-4 in the playoffs in his career after beating the Pittsburgh Steelers in the wild-card playoff round this weekend, and he's recorded seven of those wins on the road, which is two more than any other quarterback in NFL history. Flacco has tossed 13 touchdown passes and no interceptions in his last five playoff games. "Joe Flacco, what can you say," head coach John Harbaugh said. "He's the best quarterback in football. We'll take him any day of the week, twice on Sunday or Saturday if that be the case."

Fantasy Tip: Flacco had a nice matchup against the Steelers in the wild-card round. Facing the New England Patriots in the divisional round won't be as easy, if you were considering him for your FantasyScore lineups. Temper your expectations a bit more this weekend.

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Ravens | Joe Flacco preparing for pressure

Thu, 01 Jan 2015 05:51:01 -0800

Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco was sacked four times and hit 10 times Sunday, Nov. 2, during the 43-23 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 9. "They do a good amount of things, and they try to put pressure on the quarterback," Flacco said.

Fantasy Tip: The Steelers finished 27th in pass defense during the regular season and allowed 30 touchdowns through the air. Flacco ($7,600, 15.2% of cap) threw four touchdowns against Pittsburgh this season and posted passer ratings of 109.3 and 91.2 in their two meetings. Consider him a solid option in FantasyScore contests, and he is priced reasonably.

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Texans | Brian Cushing fined

Sat, 27 Dec 2014 05:11:23 -0800

Houston Texans LB Brian Cushing was fined $16,537 for a hit to the head of QB Joe Flacco in the team's Week 16 game, according to a league source.

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Ravens | Joe Flacco puts up stinker

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 10:17:21 -0800

Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco went 21-for-50 for 195 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions against the Houston Texans in Week 16.

Fantasy Tip: We expect Flacco and the Ravens to bounce back in the season finale against the Cleveland Browns, but Flacco remains a midrange starting QB at FantasyScore.

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Ravens | Torrey Smith, Joe Flacco not clicking

Mon, 27 Oct 2014 11:57:58 -0700

Baltimore Ravens WR Torrey Smith has been the intended target for five of QB Joe Flacco's seven interceptions this season, which is tied for the most interceptions when targeting a receiver. Smith has also caught only 46.2 percent of the passes thrown to him this season.

Fantasy Tip: Smith scored three touchdowns in the previous two games but did not catch any passes in Week 8. Smith has had a bit of an up and down season but will look to improve his connection with Flacco. Smith probably is a No. 2 or No. 3 wide receiver most weeks.

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Ravens | Owen Daniels meshing with QB

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:44:22 -0700

Baltimore Ravens TE Owen Daniels was targeted by QB Joe Flacco nine times Sunday, Oct. 19, and caught six balls for 58 yards and a touchdown in Week 7. Daniels is second on the team with 27 catches, 275 yards and three touchdowns. "He makes catches in traffic," Flacco said. "He obviously has held onto the ball a lot of times while getting hit by two guys, even one in the end zone. So, yes, I have a lot of confidence throwing to him."

Fantasy Tip: Daniels' Week 7 performance shed some light on his dimming fantasy stock. He hadn't done much since his surprising two-touchdown performance in Week 2. Daniels solidified himself as a mid-to-low TE1 on FantasyScore.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Baltimore Sun - Aaron Wilson

Ravens | Joe Flacco has memorable day

Sun, 12 Oct 2014 16:17:25 -0700

Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco became the fastest quarterback since the NFL-AFL merger to throw five touchdowns in a game in Week 6 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Flacco's fifth touchdown pass came just 16 minutes into the game. His five touchdown passes matched the most by a Ravens quarterback in their history, and it marked a personal high.

Fantasy Tip: We recommended Flacco for your FantasyScore lineups against the Bucs, and he delivered. Flacco won't match his performance next week against the Atlanta Falcons at home, but he won't be a bad option again.

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Ravens | Joe Flacco on fire early

Sun, 12 Oct 2014 10:34:13 -0700

Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco has thrown four touchdowns in the first quarter of the team's Week 6 game.

Fantasy Tip: Flacco has been pretty solid so far this season but has put up four quick scores in Week 6. Flacco probably is not a weekly starting option for owners but could be a matchup play depending on his opponent.

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Ravens | Joe Flacco tears up good defense

Sun, 28 Sep 2014 18:37:40 -0700

Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco completed 22 of his 31 pass attempts for 327 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 4 win against the Carolina Panthers.

Fantasy Tip: Flacco has a pair of 300-yard games in four starts this season, and at least one TD pass in each outing. He has been particularly effective at home for fantasy owners, tossing five touchdowns with no interceptions in two starts in Baltimore.

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Ravens | Joe Flacco a full go

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:17:55 -0700

Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco (illness) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 19, and is probable for Week 19.

Fantasy Tip: Flacco will be ready to go in Week 3, but it may be tough for him to live up to the expectations of a FantasyScore price of ($5,200; 10.4% of cap).

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Ravens | Joe Flacco fully participates

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:16:10 -0700

Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco (illness) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 18.

Fantasy Tip: Flacco should still be on your bench unless you're desperate for a starting quarterback.

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Ravens | Joe Flacco ready to go

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:17:28 -0700

Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco (illness) said he had a stomach bug Wednesday, Sept. 17. He's fine and ready to go for Week 3 against the Cleveland Browns.

Fantasy Tip: Flacco will play against the Browns in Week 3. Flacco is cheap at FantasyScore ($5,200), but you can find better options, especially since he's going up against a much-improved defense.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Baltimore Sun - Jeff Zrebiec

Ravens | Joe Flacco returns to practice

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 08:39:30 -0700

Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco (illness) is back at practice Thursday, Sept. 18.

Fantasy Tip: Just a cold he needed to shake. He's a mediocre FantasyScore selection ($5,200; 10.4% of cap).

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Ravens | Joe Flacco dealing with a cold

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:25:04 -0700

Updating a previous report, Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco (illness) did not participate in practice Wednesday Sept. 17, as he is dealing with a cold.

Fantasy Tip: This does not sound like a big deal, and should not keep Flacco out for long. Flacco has a nice match up in FantasyScore with a price of $5,200 (10.40% of cap), when he faces the Cleveland Browns in Week 3.

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Ravens | Joe Flacco not practicing

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:48:16 -0700

Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco (undisclosed) is not participating in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17.

Fantasy Tip: Check back later today when there is more information on what kept Flacco out of practice. With a FantasyScore of $5,200 (10.40% of cap), there may be better options available to you at this point.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Jamison Hensley

Ravens | Joe Flacco seems bothered by injury

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 19:37:24 -0700

Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco (back) appeared to be bothered by tightness in his back but did not miss any snaps during practice Saturday, July 26. Offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak said Flacco is fine.

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Ravens | Joe Flacco has high expectations

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:27:17 -0700

Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco expects the team to operate at a high level despite learning a new offense. Flacco said the team needs to quickly correct the mistakes they make and keep them from occurring again.

Fantasy Tip: It's ironic that Flacco expects mistakes to be corrected, considering he threw a career-high 22 interceptions last season. Those mistakes are the main reason why Flacco is an unreliable fantasy quarterback and should only be drafted as a backup.

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Ravens | Joe Flacco more comfortable

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:12:00 -0700

Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco said he's become more comfortable in offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak's offense.

Fantasy Tip: This is promising news heading into training camp, but Flacco has proven that he's not a reliable fantasy quarterback. He's solidly in low-end QB2 territory.

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