QB Joe Flacco - Baltimore Ravens
|6-6, 236||Born: 1-16-1985||College: Delaware||Drafted: Round 1, pick 18|
Week 11: at Green Bay Packers
FBG says: Good matchup. Joe Flacco had season highs in pass attempts (52) and yards (261) as he threw for two touchdowns for just the second time this season while throwing two interceptions for the fourth time on the year. Overall, this passing offense continues to struggle as they still rank at the bottom of the league in both passing yards per game (166) and yards per pass attempt (5.3). Jeremy Maclin had his best game of the season in their last outing as he hauled in eight grabs for 98 yards as he finally looks to be getting over a shoulder injury that set him back after Week 5. Ben Watson and Buck Allen are the other primary weapons in this passing offense, both serving as safety valves for the struggling Joe Flacco, and both holding relatively low ceilings because of it. The Green Bay secondary continues to be a weak spot for that defense as they allowed Mitchell Trubisky, of all quarterbacks, to pass for nearly 300 yards and a touchdown last week. The Packers have allowed the fourth-most fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers since Week 6 this season, with those receivers averaging just over 210 yards and 15 receptions per game. During this span, at least one receiver has hauled in a minimum of seven receptions and 88 yards with six separate receivers going for 80 or more receiving yards. All three cornerbacks have played quite poorly on the season with both outside guys ranking near the bottom in yards allowed per route covered. Jeremy Maclin should have a good opportunity to make some plays and keep up the momentum he established in Week 9.
Recent Stats and Projections
Recent Game Summaries
2017 Week 9 vs TEN (34 / 52 / 261 / 2 / 2 pass, 1 / 7 / 0 rush)
Joe Flacco displayed his sub-par accuracy on the Ravens opening possession. Flacco threw too high for Wallace who had separation underneath, threw off target downfield to Breshad Perriman, and a third down pass landed at Ben Watson's feet. Flacco was picked off the following possession making a questionable throw downfield to Perriman. The only success Flacco found in the first half was throwing to Jeremy Maclin who Flacco found for gains of 19, 15, and 10. Flacco was again intercepted to open the second half. Flacco forced the ball down the sideline to Ben Watson who was blanketed by Kevin Byard. Flacco drew a flag for intentional grounding on third and short demonstrating his inability to deliver a pass on time and run an NFL offense. The Ravens managed their first touchdown following an interception. Flacco connected with Watson for 16 then found Buck Allen in the corner of the end zone for a 3 yard score. The Ravens put together a lethargic touchdown drive down 10 points with 4 minutes remaining. Flacco played conservatively taking underneath completions to move the ball downfield. Flacco hit Wallace for a 1 yard touchdown to cap the drive.
2017 Week 8 vs MIA (10 / 15 / 101 / 1 / 0 pass, 1 / 9 / 0 rush)
The Ravens managed one first down on their opening possession before punting. Flacco put together a touchdown drive after starting in excellent field position. Flacco capped the drive with one of his best throws of the season a 34 yard touchdown to Jeremy Maclin down the sideline. The Ravens promptly went 3 and out on their ensuing possession. Despite having success on their one downfield pass attempt the Ravens became conservative upon establishing a one score lead. The Ravens turned to the run game and were happy to settle for field goals. The Ravens moved the ball into the red zone with a long completion to Alex Collins on a check down. A few plays later Flacco was knocked out of the game by Kiko Alonso absorbing a hit to the helmet as he slid. Flacco was placed in concussion protocol and did not return to the game.
2017 Week 7 vs MIN (27 / 39 / 186 / 1 / 0 pass, 1 / 0 / 0 rush)
Joe Flacco was sacked by Danielle Hunter who beat Austin Howard almost untouched forcing a 3 and out on the Ravens opening possession. The Ravens managed a field goal on their second possession but only because of an unnecessary roughness penalty. Flacco sacked himself to conclude the Ravens third possession tripping over his feet as he tried to set them. The Ravens managed a long field goal on their next drive with completions to Buck Allen and Michael Campanaro. The Ravens gained 1 first down on their two final possessions of the first half. The Ravens went three and out to open the second half with Flacco absorbing a sack from an unblocked Anthony Barr. The Ravens managed another field goal with a combination of running plays and short passes to Griff Whalen. The Ravens again went three and out with another sack on third down on the ensuing drive. Flacco did find a little more success throwing the ball in the 4th quarter after the Vikings had established a two score lead. Flacco connected twice with Chris Moore downfield and hit Ben Watson down the seam.
2017 Week 6 vs CHI (24 / 41 / 180 / 0 / 2 pass, 1 / 2 / 0 rush)
Joe Flacco and the Ravens offense managed one first down on their first three possessions. Flacco twice handled pressure poorly during the Ravens opening possessions. Flacco took an ugly sack and forced a hold from Nick Boyle as he escaped the pocket unnecessarily. The Ravens next two possesions ended with turnovers. The first was a fumble by Maxx Williams and the second was a dropped pass by Breshad Perriman that was intercepted. The Ravens ensuing possession ended with an ugly drop by Michael Campanaro. Flacco completed his first pass downfield with less than two minutes remaining in the first half. Flacco moved the Ravens into the red zone with two more completions but killed the drive with another ugly sack and a delay of game penalty. The offense managed only a field goal attempt after taking over inside Chicago's 40 yard line. The drive consisted of running plays and short passes to tight ends outside of 1 throw Flacco made when he was beyond the line of scrimmage. Flacco was again intercepted on the Ravens following possession. The pass was once again dropped by a receiver before being intercepted this time Chris Moore was the culprit. Joe Flacco and the Ravens offense went 3 and out in overtime with great starting field position to secure the loss.
2017 Week 5 vs OAK (19 / 26 / 222 / 0 / 0 pass, 3 / -4 / 0 rush)
Joe Flacco played well and had his best game of the season against the Raiders. Flacco opened the game with a very nice 52 yard completion down the sideline to Mike Wallace. Vince Mayle capped the drive with a 2 yard touchdown run off of misdirection. Flacco kept the offense on schedule as the running game got going on the Ravens ensuing possession. The Ravens clearly emphasized the run game and getting the ball out of Flacco's hands quickly. Flacco completed twice to Maclin moving the Ravens into the red zone. Buck Allen capped the drive with a 1 yard touchdown run. Flacco delivered another bomb to Wallace for 54 yards. A perfect throw would have seen Wallace score a 62 yard touchdown but Flacco did well to complete the pass 50 yards downfield. The Ravens executed poorly to open the second half and began the half with 2 three and outs. Flacco got the offense back on track picking up 40 yards with completions downfield to Perriman and Wallace. A few plays later Flacco targeted Maclin in the end zone but Reggie Nelson defended the pass well forcing a field goal attempt. Red zone passing was the one area where Flacco struggled. The Ravens went run heavy with their play calling for the remainder of the game and ran out the clock.
2017 Week 4 vs PIT (31 / 49 / 235 / 1 / 2 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Joe Flacco threw well off the mark and was nearly intercepted targeting Jeremy Maclin underneath forcing a punt. The Ravens second possession ended with Flacco again targeting Maclin underneath, this time the throw was late and broken up by Sean Davis. The Ravens third possession featured a drop by Mike Wallace and an ugly sack absorbed by Flacco forcing a punt. The remainder of the first half entailed a fumble by Alex Collins, and one first down. To open the second half, Flacco and the Ravens offense could not capitalize on beginning a drive inside the red zone following an interception. Flacco missed a wide open Breshad Perriman who would have walked into the end zone untouched. Flacco was sacked a few plays later to force a field goal attempt. Following a long run by Alex Collins the Ravens once again found themselves in the red zone. Flacco threw by far his best pass of the game between two defenders to Mike Wallace for a 16 yard touchdown. Flacco began to find a bit of a rhythm but killed his own momentum with poor play under pressure. Flacco did not seem confident making plays under pressure. He even seemed hesitant to throw the ball away at times which resulted in unnecessary sacks. Flacco was intercepted on the Ravens ensuing possession. Flacco made a terrible throw under pressure right to Ryan Shazier who had undercut Benjamin Watson. Flacco was again intercepted forcing the ball down the seam to Michael Campanaro on 4th and 13 with the game out of hand.
2017 Week 3 vs JAX (8 / 18 / 28 / 0 / 2 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Joe Flacco played significantly worse than Ryan Mallett who replaced him in the 4th quarter. Flacco and the Ravens offense opened the game with 4 consecutive 3 and outs. Flacco struggled to complete short underneath passes that usually keep the offense on schedule. Flacco missed Terrence West in the flat and Jeremy Maclin down the seam for potential first down conversions. Flacco was sacked twice during those 4 possessions and never looked comfortable in the pocket for the remainder of the game. Flacco was intercepted the Ravens ensuing possession. Flacco threw back shoulder to Maclin who nearly made the catch but had the ball stolen from him by AJ Bouye. Flacco's first completion came with 4 minutes remaining in the first half. The only first down the Ravens converted in the first half was thanks to an offside penalty by Jacksonville which shortened the down and distance. Flacco threw another interception on the Ravens opening possession of the second half. Flacco either expected Mike Wallace to run a different route or made a terrible throw directly to Jalen Ramsey. Joe Flacco was replaced by Ryan Mallett following a Terrence West fumble.
2017 Week 2 vs CLE (25 / 34 / 217 / 2 / 1 pass, 1 / -1 / 0 rush)
Joe Flacco played well outside of an ugly interception. The Ravens used Flacco repeatedly on bootlegs off of play action and Flacco looked well throwing on the run. Flacco looked sharp and connected with Jeremy Maclin and Ben Watson on the Ravens opening possession. The drive stalled with a drop by Breshad Perriman. Flacco appeared to predetermine where he would throw the ball on a deep heave to Mike Wallace that was easily intercepted by Jason McCourty. Wallace was not expecting the pass. Flacco responded with his best drive of the game. Flacco escaped the pocket after his initial reads were covered and connected with Ben Watson down the sideline for 20 yards. Flacco again found Watson for 23 more yards down the seam beating the blitz. Flacco capped the drive with a bullet to Buck Allen on a bootleg off of play action for a 9 yard touchdown. Following an interception and a long run by Allen, Flacco found Maclin for a 2 yard touchdown. After two stalled possessions with the passing game beginning to look out of sync, the Ravens returned to a ground heavy attack with a two score lead.
2017 Week 1 vs CIN (9 / 17 / 121 / 1 / 1 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Joe Flacco and the Ravens offense took a hyper conservative approach against the Bengals. The offense was inefficient and failed to take advantage of the 5 turnovers forced by the defense. Flacco attempted 1 pass downfield but otherwise relied on the run game, short passing game, and defense to generate offense. The game plan became even more conservative after the Ravens took 17-0 lead at halftime. Flacco did not complete a pass in the second half and both Terrence West and Buck Allen ended the game with more carries than Flacco had pass attempts. Flacco heavily targeted Danny Woodhead on the Ravens opening possession. The drive stalled in the red zone with a wayward Flacco pass falling between Woodhead and Breshad Perriman forcing a field goal attempt. The Ravens following possession ended with a quick 3 and out. On 3rd down Flacco threw at the feet of Jeremy Maclin who had separation in the middle of the field. The Ravens again went 3 and out the ensuing possession. This time Flacco was sacked on 3rd down after holding the ball far too long and not throwing to Nick Boyle who was open underneath. Flacco connected with Boyle off of play action for 14 yards and hit Jeremy Maclin on a slant route who took the catch 48 yards to the end zone for the Ravens first touchdown. Under pressure Flacco threw off target on a check down to Terrence West. The pass was tipped and intercepted. Flacco did not complete a pass for the remainder of the game.
Latest NewsRavens | Joe Flacco throws for 183 yards (Sun Nov 19, 04:00 PM) - Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco went 22-for-28 for 183 yards, one touchdown and one interception against the Green Bay Packers in Week 11. Our View: Flacco had one nice touchdown pass to Mike Wallace but didn't have to do much more than play it safe in this one. He'll have a more favorable matchup next week against the Texans and be worth consideration in 2QB and Superflex leagues.
link to story Ravens | Joe Flacco wants to air it out (Thu Nov 9, 10:27 PM) - Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco said the offense needs to be more aggressive going forward. 'We need to go after it,' Flacco said Wednesday, Nov. 8. 'We got to go attack.' link to story
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