QB Joe Flacco - Baltimore Ravens
|6-6, 236||Born: 1-16-1985||College: Delaware||Drafted: Round 1, pick 2008|
He is listed as questionable on this week's official injury report.
News you need to know
General News (Fri Dec 7): practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this week. There's a solid chance Flacco will be cleared to play in Week 14. Asked if Flacco could back up Lamar Jackson on Sunday, head coach John Harbaugh told reporters: "Yeah, there's a scenario for that, sure."
General News (Thu Dec 6): partially participated in Thursday's practice.
General News (Wed Dec 5): partially participated in Wednesday's practice.
Week 14: at Kansas City Chiefs
FBG says: Good matchup. Since Lamar Jackson took over in Week 11, the Ravens have attempted just 22.7 passes per game. It has been both a low-volume and low-efficiency (6.9 yards per attempt) passing attack. Jackson is averaging just 151 passing yards and 0.3 passing touchdowns per game as the starter. Since Jackson took over, Michael Crabtree leads the Ravens in all receiving categories with 7 catches for 64 yards and 1 touchdown. This is a team that is moving to a run-heavy package as it is working at the time being. Expect the Ravens to just throw when they have to and to keep the defense honest, but this is a coaching staff that is fighting to keep their job and they are on a three-game winning streak with the run-heavy model so expect that to continue this week. The Chiefs have allowed the fifth-most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks this season and second-most per game over the past four weeks. Over the last two weeks, the Chiefs have allowed seven touchdowns and an average of 349 yards to Derek Carr and Jared Goff. The biggest issue for the Chiefs is two-fold, the first being that they are facing the most pass attempts in the NFL this season at 42 attempts per game. This is largely due to the game script as the Chiefs have gotten out to big leads this season. The second issue for the Chiefs is that they just do not have a lot of talent in the secondary as their corners are a group that is made up of former slot corners just last season. At the safety and linebacker position, the talent deficiency is much of the same as no team has given up more through the air to opposing running backs than the Chiefs (83 receptions for 809 yards and 6 touchdowns). The Chiefs have also allowed more receiving yards (913) to opposing tight ends than any team in the league. The team desperately needs Eric Berry to return and he has been practicing this week so keep an eye on it as it would be a nice time for them to get their star safety back. The one benefit the Chiefs pass defense has this week is that they are going up against Lamar Jackson and this Ravens passing offense that are going to limit the amount they throw the ball and try to win the game on the ground.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs QB 1, QB 12, QB 24
Joe Flacco's percentile rank in each category, among QB with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2018 Week 9 vs PIT (23 / 37 / 206 / 0 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Joe Flacco absorbed a couple of hard hits early in the game and was seen getting his hip stretched on the sideline. Flacco and the Ravens offense looked out of sync and uncomfortable for the remainder of the game. Flacco threw numerous passes into the dirt well short of their intended target. Flacco's best throw of the game was a 30 yard completion to Chris Moore who had to make a spectacular leaping catch on the play. The drive stalled with Flacco staring down a double covered John Brown instead of finding Lamar Jackson wide open in the flat for an easy touchdown. Flacco moved the Ravens into the red zone with a long pass interference penalty on an underthrown pass. Flacco then missed Crabtree who was open for a 12 yard touchdown forcing another field goal. The only success the Ravens found in the second half were pass interference penalties and few long completions over the middle. The Ravens offense was otherwise abysmal and hard to watch. The combination of missing starting lineman, Flacco's apparent injury and level of play, and questionable play calling resulted in little offensive success. Flacco's inability to make plays outside of structure and deal with pressure was evident.
2018 Week 8 vs CAR (22 / 39 / 192 / 1 / 2 pass, 2 / 14 / 0 rush)
Joe Flacco had almost no success throwing the ball downfield against the Panthers. Flacco seemed frustrated by the defense he was facing and how he was unable to get anything going. The Ravens did find success on their opening possession scoring a touchdown but the drive was largely fueled by the rung game and was aided by a personal foul penalty on the Panthers. The Ravens offense was abysmal for the remainder of the half. Two unblocked defenders resulted in an Alex Collins fumble and a sack that killed another possession. Lamar Jackson also missed Willie Snead wide open downfield. Running the two minute offense Joe Flacco scrambled to extend a play on 3rd and long and instead of stepping out of bounds or throwing the ball away he randomly threw the ball downfield for an easy interception. Flacco threw a pass in the direction of Willie Snead as he was under duress and it was easily intercepted by Captain Munnerlyn. Flacco connected twice with Snead for 38 yards setting up a 9 yard touchdown throw to Buck Allen. After Ronnie Stanley exited the game with injury Flacco had little time to throw and began to anticipate the rush. Flacco authored a few more empty possessions then gave way to Lamar Jackson.
2018 Week 7 vs NO (23 / 39 / 279 / 2 / 0 pass, 1 / 4 / 0 rush)
Joe Flacco and the Ravens offense played well for the most part. The Ravens struggles in the run game killed multiple drives and a few key drops hurt the Ravens late in the game. Flacco played well outside of two throws downfield that could have been intercepted. The Ravens were moving the ball on their first possession until two stuffed run plays put them into 3rd and long forcing a punt. Flacco connected with John Brown twice on the Ravens second possession including a 13 yard completion on 4th and 8 to set up a Justin Tucker field goal. The Ravens decision to go for it on 4th down matched the aggressiveness of Sean Payton. Flacco hit Brown in stride for a 56 yard catch and run over the middle to set up a 1 yard Lamar Jackson touchdown. The Ravens first possession of the second half stalled with two failed run plays following a 2nd and 1. Flacco connected with Crabtree for a gain of 18 on 3rd and 4 then found Chris Moore for 14 yards to move the Raven into the red zone. Flacco capped the drive with an 8 yard touchdown to Mark Andrews. Flacco put together another touchdown with completions to Brown, Crabtree and Snead with the game on the line. Flacco hit Brown for a 14 yard touchdown to tie the game but Justin Tucker missed the extra point to send the game to overtime.
2018 Week 6 vs TEN (25 / 37 / 238 / 1 / 1 pass, 3 / 4 / 0 rush)
Joe Flacco played well outside of a single bad decision that led to an interception. Flacco made several nice throws downfield and was excellent on third down. Flacco was not sacked in large part due to him making the correct reads against the blitz and getting rid of the ball quickly. Flacco led the Ravens down the field for a touchdown on their opening possession. Flacco connected with Michael Crabtree twice who came wide open on both occasions for gains of 21 and 27. Flacco then showed off his accuracy with a well placed back shoulder throw to Crabtree for a 4 yard touchdown. Flacco and the Ravens scored another touchdown on their second possession. Flacco moved the Ravens down the field with 3rd down conversions to Willie Snead and John Brown to set up an Alex Collins touchdown. Flacco made another sideline throw to Crabtree for a 20 yard gain. A few plays later Flacco made an ill advised throw to Willie Snead that was tipped and intercepted. Snead was well covered on the play and Flacco's pass was too high. Flacco responded with another touchdown drive to open the second half. Flacco connected with Snead for gains of 24 and 13. Lamar Jackson contributed a 22 yard run down the sideline and Collins capped the drive with another touchdown.
2018 Week 5 vs CLE (29 / 56 / 298 / 0 / 1 pass, 2 / 13 / 0 rush)
Joe Flacco and the Ravens had a very inconsistent performance against the Browns. The Ravens had two costly turnovers, struggled to make contested catches, and were too predictable with their offensive game plan. The Browns' defense paid special attention to John Brown with a safety over the top of him for the majority of the game. Michael Crabtree had a game to forget with two drops and a missed opportunity for a game winning touchdown in the end zone. The heavy usage of Buck Allen is worrisome and detrimental to the offense. Allen offers almost nothing in terms of dynamic play making ability. After finally establishing some sort of offensive rhythm and moving the ball into the red zone, Flacco threw an ugly interception. Flacco tried to throw the ball away in the direction of Nick Boyle but the pass was tipped at the line of scrimmage and intercepted by Denzel Ward. Flacco moved the Ravens into scoring position running the two minute offense before halftime. However, Tucker's field goal attempt was blocked leaving the Ravens with 3 first half points. Flacco made two throws late in the game that could have helped the Ravens pull out the victory. The first hit Crabtree in the hands in the end zone for a go ahead score and the second was a back shoulder throw to Brown where Brown could only get one foot in bounds. The completion would have set up a long field goal attempt for Justin Tucker.
2018 Week 4 vs PIT (28 / 42 / 363 / 2 / 0 pass, 2 / -3 / 0 rush)
Joe Flacco took the Ravens down the field for a touchdown on their opening possession. Flacco converted a third down over the middle to Crabtree before throwing a dime to John Brown for a 33 yard touchdown. After taking over in great field position following a turnover Flacco connected with Chris Moore to get the Ravens into the red zone. Flacco found Alex Collins in the flat for a 3 yard touchdown to cap the drive. One of the few times Flacco faced pressure in the game he missed Michael Crabtree who was wide open downfield on a potential 56 yard touchdown. Flacco threw a perfect bomb off of play action to hit John Brown 50 yard downfield in stride for a 71 yard gain. The drive ended with an Collins fumble on the 1 yard line. Flacco set up a second half field goal attempt with completions over the middle to Crabtree and Tim White. A key 3rd down conversion to Willie Snead set up another field goal attempt on a drive that was otherwise mostly run plays. With a 6 point lead and starting deep in their own territory Flacco and the Ravens orchestrated another scoring drive that ate up almost 7 minutes of game clock.
2018 Week 3 vs DEN (25 / 40 / 277 / 1 / 0 pass, 4 / 2 / 0 rush)
Flacco absorbed a big hit and sack from Bradley Chubb on the Ravens opening possession but otherwise did a good job of getting rid of the ball and avoiding sacks. One of the many impressive throws made on the day was a 15 yard completion to Willie Snead over the middle between two defenders. Flacco hit Mark Andrews over the middle who came wide open off of play action for 30 yards to set up an Alex Collins touchdown. Flacco converted a 3rd and 9 with a 19 yard back shoulder throw to MIchael Crabtree. Flacco capped the drive hitting Buck Allen in the flat who took it for a 12 yard score. Flacco dropped a perfect bomb to John Brown for 44 yards. Flacco held the ball a little too long and was sacked by Shane Ray forcing a fumble the Ravens recovered. Flacco threw an absolute laser down the seam to Mark Andrews for a 29 yard gain setting up another Allen touchdown. Flacco ran a bootleg keeper on 3rd and 1 to seal the game. Flacco beat two defenders to the edge with his speed.
2018 Week 2 vs CIN (32 / 55 / 376 / 2 / 2 pass, 3 / 8 / 0 rush)
Joe Flacco played terrible in prime time against the Bengals. Flacco made inaccurate throws all game long and could have had as many as 5 turnovers. Flacco faced frequent pressure and looked uncomfortable throughout the game. Flacco tired to force the ball downfield after the Ravens went three and out on their first possession. Flacco overthrew Michael Crabtree over the middle and the pass was easily intercepted. During the Ravens second possession Flacco was sacked and the drive stalled with a another off target throw towards Crabtree. After managing only 17 yards on their first four possessions Flacco finally put together a scoring drive. Flacco threw a 45 yard bomb to John Brown that could have been intercepted but Brown made a great catch and gave the Ravens their first big play. The drive was capped with a 1 yard Buck Allen run for a touchdown. Joe Flacco opened the second half with a 25 yard completion to Maxx Williams down the seam. The pass set up a Justin Tucker field goal. Flacco had his arm hit by Carlos Dunlap as he threw deep downfield to John Brown and the jump ball was easily intercepted. Trailing by 8 points and running the two minute offense Flacco absorbed an ugly sack along the sideline and fumbled the ball back to the Bengals.
2018 Week 1 vs BUF (25 / 34 / 236 / 3 / 0 pass, 2 / 3 / 0 rush)
Joe Flacco played an excellent game and was even better than his stat line suggests. Flacco made accurate throws all over the field, showed mobility to escape pressure, and protected the football. Flacco opened the game with a 25 yard completion to Nick Boyle off of play action. Flacco did a nice job extending the play. Flacco then hit John Brown for 29 yards to convert a 2nd and 26. The drive was capped with a 8 yard run by Alex Collins for a touchdown. Flacco moved the Ravens down the field methodically on their third possession with completions to Mark Andrews and Buck Allen. Flacco then found John Brown in the back of the end zone for a 7 yard touchdown. The Ravens offense slowed down slightly with three failed possessions but still managed two field goals thanks to excellent field position. Flacco got the offense back on track with two nice 20 yard completions to Michael Crabtree and Willie Snead. Flacco capped the drive with a perfect throw on a fade route to Crabtree for a 12 yard touchdown. Following a turnover Flacco hit Snead in stride for a 13 yard score. Another touchdown following an interception allowed Flacco to take a seat and Lamar Jackson entered the game 5 minutes into the second half.
Latest NewsRavens | Joe Flacco to miss game (Sun Dec 9, 11:48 AM) - Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco (hip) has been declared inactive for the team's Week 14 game. Our View: Lamar Jackson is back in the boom/bust QB1 ranks with this news.
link to story Ravens | Joe Flacco questionable for Week 14 (Fri Dec 7, 04:20 PM) - Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco (right hip) practiced in full Friday, Dec. 7 and he is listed as questionable for Week 14 against the Kansas City Chiefs. According to beat writer Jamison Hensley, Flacco appeared to have a hitch when he moved around, and he stretched out his hip at times during practice. link to story Ravens | Week 14 injury report for Baltimore (Fri Dec 7, 04:09 PM) - Baltimore Ravens S Tony Jefferson (ankle), OL Alex Lewis (shoulder), CB Jimmy Smith (not injury related) and LB Terrell Suggs (not injury related) did not practice Friday, Dec. 7. Jefferson is listed as doubtful for the Week 14 game against the Kansas City Chiefs, while Lewis is questionable. The others are off the report. CB Marlon Humphrey (groin) was a limited participant, while QB Joe Flacco (hip), OL James Hurst (back), LB Anthony Levine (ankle), CB Tavon Young (groin) and LB Tim Williams (ankle) practiced in full and are each listed as questionable. WR John Brown (not injury related), WR Michael Crabtree (not injury related), S Eric Weddle (not injury related) and OL Marshal Yanda (not injury related) practiced in full and are off the report. Our View: Jefferson will be missed at the back end of the pass defense with the Chiefs up next. Tampa is on the schedule in Week 15 and the Chargers in Week 16, so the hope is that Jefferson can return soon to help slow down these strong passing attacks.
link to story Ravens | Joe Flacco likely to be active in Week 14 (Fri Dec 7, 01:25 PM) - Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco (hip) was a full participant in practice Friday, Dec. 7, and there's a solid chance he'll be cleared to play in Week 14. Asked if he could back up Lamar Jackson on Sunday, head coach John Harbaugh told reporters: ' Yeah, there's a scenario for that, sure.' Our View: Flacco could start to threaten Jackson's playing time next week if the rookie struggles at Kansas City this week, but this is probably nothing to worry about if you are considering Jackson this week unless he absolutely craters in the first half of the game.
link to story Ravens | Joe Flacco listed as limited (Thu Dec 6, 05:54 PM) - Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco (hip) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 6. link to story More News
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