May 25, 2016

Overall Ranking

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Season Schedule

  • Week 1 - Sep 07

    CIN @ BAL

  • Week 2 - Sep 11

    PIT @ BAL

  • Week 3 - Sep 21

    BAL @ CLE

  • Week 4 - Sep 28

    CAR @ BAL

  • Week 5 - Oct 05

    BAL @ IND

  • Week 6 - Oct 12

    BAL @ TB

  • Week 7 - Oct 19

    ATL @ BAL

  • Week 8 - Oct 26

    BAL @ CIN

  • Week 9 - Nov 02

    BAL @ PIT

  • Week 10 - Nov 09

    TEN @ BAL

  • Week 11 - Nov 16


  • Week 12 - Nov 24

    BAL @ NO

  • Week 13 - Nov 30

    SD @ BAL

  • Week 14 - Dec 07

    BAL @ MIA

  • Week 15 - Dec 14

    JAC @ BAL

  • Week 16 - Dec 21

    BAL @ HOU

  • Week 17 - Dec 28

    CLE @ BAL

  • Week 2 - Sep 10

    CIN 13 @ BAL 44

  • Week 3 - Sep 23

    NE 30 @ BAL 31

  • Week 4 - Sep 27

    CLE 16 @ BAL 23

  • Week 5 - Oct 07

    BAL 9 @ KC 6

  • Week 6 - Oct 14

    DAL @ BAL

  • Week 7 - Oct 21

    BAL @ HOU

  • Week 8 - Oct 28


  • Week 9 - Nov 04

    BAL @ CLE

  • Week 10 - Nov 11

    OAK @ BAL

  • Week 11 - Nov 18

    BAL @ PIT

  • Week 12 - Nov 25

    BAL @ SD

  • Week 13 - Dec 02

    PIT @ BAL

  • Week 1 - Sep 11

    PIT 7 @ BAL 35

  • Week 2 - Sep 18

    BAL 13 @ TEN 26

  • Week 3 - Sep 25

    BAL 37 @ LAR 7

  • Week 4 - Oct 02

    NYJ 17 @ BAL 34

  • Week 5 - Oct 09


  • Week 6 - Oct 16

    HOU 14 @ BAL 29

  • Week 7 - Oct 24

    BAL 7 @ JAC 12

  • Week 8 - Oct 30

    ARI 27 @ BAL 30

  • Week 9 - Nov 06

    BAL 23 @ PIT 20

  • Week 10 - Nov 13

    BAL 17 @ SEA 22

  • Week 11 - Nov 20

    CIN 24 @ BAL 31

  • Week 13 - Dec 04

    BAL 24 @ CLE 10

  • Week 14 - Dec 11

    IND 10 @ BAL 24

  • Week 15 - Dec 18

    BAL 14 @ SD 34

  • Week 16 - Dec 24

    CLE 14 @ BAL 20

  • Week 1 - Sep 13

    BAL 10 @ NYJ 9

  • Week 2 - Sep 19

    BAL 10 @ CIN 15

  • Week 3 - Sep 26

    CLE 17 @ BAL 24

  • Week 4 - Oct 03

    BAL 17 @ PIT 14

  • Week 5 - Oct 10

    DEN 17 @ BAL 31

  • Week 6 - Oct 17

    BAL 20 @ NE 23

  • Week 7 - Oct 24

    BUF 34 @ BAL 37

  • Week 8 - Oct 31


  • Week 9 - Nov 07

    MIA 10 @ BAL 26

  • Week 10 - Nov 11

    BAL 21 @ ATL 26

  • Week 11 - Nov 21

    BAL 37 @ CAR 13

  • Week 12 - Nov 28

    TB 10 @ BAL 17

  • Week 13 - Dec 05

    PIT 13 @ BAL 10

  • Week 14 - Dec 13

    BAL 34 @ HOU 28

  • Week 15 - Dec 19

    NO 24 @ BAL 30

  • Week 16 - Dec 26

    BAL 20 @ CLE 10

  • Week 17 - Jan 02

    CIN 7 @ BAL 13


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Joe Flacco

Baltimore Ravens

2008 - 2011 Statistics

PASSING                            RUSHING                 FANTASY

                           Comp/Att   Yards   TD   INT    Rush   Yards   TD     Tot Pts   Pts/Gm

2011 Stats        312/542    3610    20    12      39      88      1        239.2    15.0

2010 Stats        306/489    3622    25    10      43      84      1        259.3    16.2

2009 Stats        315/499    3613    21    12      35      56      0        234.1    14.6

2008 Stats        257/428    2971    14    12      52     180      2        204.8    12.8

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2012 Pros and Cons

(+) Flacco has great weapons in the passing game (Boldin, Smith & Rice)

(+) 2nd year receiver Torrey Smith finally emerged as the team’s deep threat in his rookie season, something this offense was certainly lacking

(+) Flacco has a strong arm and is one of a handful of QB’s that can make an accurate NFL throw from sideline to sideline

(+) Flacco showed his abilities against rival Pittsburgh throwing for 524 yards and 4 TD in their 2 games  

(-) After three straight seasons of increasing performance Flacco seemed to hit a plateau 

(-) Ray Rice has become such a focal point that Flacco is asked to be a game manager

(-) Flacco had 7 games where he failed to throw for 200 yards and 3 others where he failed to reach 230 yards

(-) Anquan Boldin is not in his prime anymore and it is not clear who is the next player ready to step up

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2009 Review

Flacco started out the 2009 season on fire.  He had seven straight games with TD passes, four of them with multiple TDs, and three 300-yard games during the stretch.  Unfortunately, the one thing that could stifle his run came next… the dreaded momentum-stopping bye week.  Over his final nine games, Flacco could muster up just two multiple-TD passing games and zero 300-yard games.  However, those final couple of 2+ TD passing games did come in the fantasy playoffs (Weeks 15 & 16), so all was not lost for the sophomore QB.  He improved in nearly every statistic he could from his rookie year to 2009, but his second-half tumble kept him from scratching fantasy starter status in the end.

~ Ranked 17th in the league in QB fantasy points with 206.1 (basic scoring system)

~ Tied for 15th in the league with 21 passing touchdowns

~ Ranked 13th in the league with a 88.9 QB Rating

~ Ranked eleventh in the league with a 63.1% completion percentage

~ Ranked 17th in the league with 225.8 passing yards per game

~ Ranked 15th in the league with 315 completions

~ Ranked 15th in the league with 499 attempts

~ Ranked 15th in the league with 3,613 passing yards

~ Ranked 14th in the league in yards/attempt (7.24)

~ Set career bests in completions (315), attempts (499), completion percentage (63.1%), yards (3,613), passing TDs (21), yards/attempt (7.2), yards/game (225.8), and QB Rating (88.9)

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2010 Fantasy Outlook

If nothing had changed in Baltimore during this past offseason, we’d be hard-pressed to tell you that Flacco was anything more than a low-end fantasy backup QB.  However, when “Eyebrows” Joe (some have taken to “Bazooka” Joe, but “Eyebrows” seems a little more original) got wind of the news that the Ravens had acquired the services of Anquan Boldin from Arizona, his stock instantly rose to the brink of fantasy starter status.  The Ravens are still a team that likes to control the clock with their running game and work off of their defensive capabilities, so don’t go overboard and throw him in with the Manning/Brees/Rodgers crowd just yet, but he’s definitely worth taking as a prominent backup to a weak fantasy starter (such as Favre, Kolb, Eli or McNabb) this year, and could end up higher in the rankings by season’s end than his past dictates.

~ The addition of both Anquan Boldin and Donte Stallworth give Flacco weapons he’s never had in the past

~ The Ravens Strength of Schedule against the pass is the toughest in the league

~ Ray Rice is an asset that the Ravens will not simply ignore

~ Despite Flacco’s strong arm, his accuracy is still in question

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Flacco does not have a Twitter account.  The official Team Twitter account comes through here:  Ravens Player Tweets



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Featured Pieces

Will the real Joe Flacco please stand up?

And this is real folks.

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Flacco signed a rookie deal in July of '08 worth $11.9 million, of which $8.75 million was guaranteed, along with an additional $17.9 million available through performance incentives.  When considering Flacco in your draft, the contract situation could end up being a huge motivator.  He improved on his stellar rookie numbers in 2009, and with Boldin in the mix now, he could do so again in 2010:

2010 - $710,000

2011 - $1.035 million

2012 - $1.36 million

2013 - Free Agent

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Marc Bulger was signed in the offseason to be the handcuff to Flacco, but the younger, more versatile Troy Smith should stay on your radar

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Team Analysis

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Strength of Schedule

SOS - Baltimore Ravens


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Injury Report


Jersey Joe hasn't missed an NFL start yet

Ravens Signal Caller To Miss OTA'S

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Pyro's take: Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco (ACL/MCL) will likely not participate in organized team activities as he recovers from knee surgery. (ESPN)

Joe Flacco will miss Baltimore's organized team activities for the first time in nine years. The veteran quarterback is expected to be available for the start of training camp but reports suggest that the Ravens will not rush his return from injury.

05/23/16, 04:56 PM CDT by PK Ripper
Source: espn.com

Joe Flacco (knee) said the offense is "closer than we've ever been" to being "really explosive."


Pyro's take: "In a lot of ways, we're a lot closer than we've ever been to being a really explosive offense and getting to that point," Flacco said. "Obviously, there are going to be some things that we need to change and some things that we need to do better, but I think there are a lot of good things, also."

01/05/16, 10:45 PM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: espn.go.com

Joe Flacco completed 26-of-40 passes for 252 yards, one touchdown, and one interception


Pyro's take: Joe Flacco is still struggling to get the Ravens past this road block of losses. They are playing well below par, and just cant find a way to win a game. His 252-yards with one touchdown and one interception doesnt help much, neither does his low completion rate. The Ravens are basically out of the playoffs, and who knows if it gets better from here.

10/27/15, 02:48 AM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.pyromaniac.com

62 throwing attempts

Joe Flacco had a field day throwing the ball as he tossed it 62 times, completing 35 for 345 yards and a touchdown. He started to develop a high total of attempts when Bernard Pierce couldn't get it going and they fell behind 15-0.

Pyro's take: Two things, this is not what the Ravens wanted in Joe Flacco. They would rather run the ball, so don't get overly excited here. Second, Justin Forsett came onto the field, and looked good against a tough Cincinnati defense. Joe Flacco will continue to be a modest passing quarterback who is more of a field general than a weapon.“We definitely have to get the run game going early,” said Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith.

Look for a more balance attack come Thursday against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

09/08/14, 01:11 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.csnbaltimore.com

Flacco Athletic?

According to offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak, Joe Flacco is surprisingly athletic. “I had no idea how good an athlete he is. He’s a very good athlete,” Kubiak said.

Pyro's take: The most surprising thing about Flacco is his ability to move around the pocket. At 6'6 he has the looks of a classic drop-back passer, and has the cannon to prove it, but his mobility in the pocket has not been relied on. With Gary Kubiak it is essential. The zone-scheme, boot-legs, and especially the play-action passing, are going to be used, and this is where Joe Flacco has had success. Last season Flacco had a 90.7 success rate when running the play-action and 70.3 percent when not. Kubiak went on to say that “The things we like to do moving around, the zone-pass schemes that we like to run, I think fit to a lot of his strengths,” Kubiak said. “We just need to continue to get better with them.”

The most touchdowns Flacco has ever thrown in the NFL was 25, that occurred in 2010. Last year, he fell flat, and only threw 19, his lowest since the 14 he threw his rookie year. He has been a winner for the Ravens, and that is why he got paid the huge salary. Which leads me to think can Gary Kubiak get Joe Flacco to the 30 touchdown mark, and make him a viable fantasy quarterback? If he can, then he will make one hell of a steal come draft day.

06/16/14, 08:29 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.baltimoreravens.com

Ravens sign Donte Stallworth to one-year contract

The Baltimore Ravens announced on Wednesday that they have signed wide receiver Donte Stallworth to a one-year, $900,000 contract that includes $300,000 in incentives.

Pyro's take: Not to be too harsh on the Ravens front office or anything, but what the hell are you thinking? Throwing around a million bucks at a guy who was more of a detriment to former teams than an asset, isn't really the best way to go about improving a major position of need.
However, this won't be the last move they make to upgrade their receiving corps, so Balty fans can at least take that to bed with them until the draft in late April.

02/17/10, 01:30 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: sports.espn.go.com

Flacco active and ready to take on the Broncos

Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (ankle) has been declared active for the game against the Broncos today.

Pyro's take: Flacco has been practicing all week after tweaking his ankle two weeks ago against the Vikings. It's a tough match-up for him going against the Broncos, so if you have another option, you might want to think about going with that in your fantasy football lineup today.

11/01/09, 11:00 AM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.nfl.com

Flacco probable after full practice Friday

Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (ankle) went through a full practice on Friday and is being listed as probable on the team's injury report for this weekend.

Pyro's take: Flacco is just fine and has become a starter for fantasy football leagues this year. However, he has a tough match-up against the Broncos on Sunday, so if you have a better or equal option on your bench, you might want to think about starting him instead.

10/30/09, 02:30 PM CDT by Dawgmaticå
Source: twitter.com

Flacco a full participant in practice this week

Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (ankle) has been a full participant in practice both Wednesday and Thursday this week.

Pyro's take: Looks like the bye week did Flacco's tweaked ankle some good. Denver has a great defense this year, but Flacco has been on fire, so go ahead and get him in your fantasy football lineup this weekend.

10/29/09, 05:45 PM CDT by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.baltimoreravens.com

Flacco seems fine to coach Harbaugh

When asked about Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (ankle) and his mobility, Harbaugh said: "I don't know. He looked all right. He's fine. You guys will see him in practice on Wednesday. He's Joe."

Pyro's take: There was never really that big a concern over the injury, so continue to start one of the bigger surprises of the year on your fantasy football team.

10/27/09, 12:30 PM CDT by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.baltimoresun.com

Flacco fine, could play today if he had to

Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (ankle) won't practice over the bye week due to soreness in his ankle, but will resume normal activity on Monday. "I could play today if we had to," Flacco said Wednesday. "It's no big deal."

Pyro's take: Flacco's ankle will be fine, so no worries there. The big question is if Joey can keep up the fantasy football QB1 type stats he's putting up for the rest of the year. We're betting he can. He's just one of those guys that has "it", whatever that "it" is.

10/22/09, 10:30 AM CDT by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.baltimoresun.com

Flacco taking bye week off to rest ankle

Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (ankle) has decided to take the team's bye week off to rest his swollen ankle.

Pyro's take: Flacco had his foot stepped on a couple times in last week's game against the Vikings, but he should be okay to face the Broncos in Week 8. Flacco has (surprisingly) become a fantasy football starting QB this year, so check back with us on his progress.

10/21/09, 12:15 PM CDT by Dawgmaticå
Source: twitter.com

Flacco's ankle is just fine

After getting stepped on a few times during the game Sunday, Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco said that his ankle was sore on Monday, but that the injury itself is nothing serious.

Pyro's take: Flacco has grown up in a hurry as he is among the top-10 in the league in most QB categories. However, he has a bye this coming week, and probably shouldn't be started on your fantasy football team against a tough Denver secondary in Week 8.

10/19/09, 09:30 AM CDT by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.carrollcountytimes.com

Flacco gets second starting receiver back

Baltimore Ravens WR Mark Clayton returned to practice on Wednesday for the first time since injuring his hamstring on August 2nd. The return was a welcome surprise to the team as Clayton wasn't expected back with the team for at least another week.

Pyro's take: The Ravens receiving corps could use all the help it can get, so having their starting receiver opposite Derrick Mason come back this early from a torn hamstring is great news. QB Joe Flacco stands to be the fantasy player who benefits most from Clayton's return, but it still doesn't bump him up to viable backup status.

08/26/09, 10:30 AM CDT by
Source: twitter.com

Flacco poised in Monday Night game

Though Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco didn't throw for a TD on Monday night, he did complete a 43-yard pass in leading the team down the field to set up a Ray Rice three-yard touchdown run. Flacco also didn't throw an interception against the talented New York Jets defense.

Pyro's take: Flacco is still having trouble with his accuracy as he completed only 8-of-18 passes during the game, but the QB continues to be working on it in practice. He won't do a tremendous amount for you fantasy-wise as the Ravens continue to be a run-oriented offense in 2009, but he does have enough upside to emerge as a fringe backup QB this season. Draft him in the late rounds and hope for the best.

08/25/09, 07:30 AM CDT by

Ravens' QB Flacco struggling in training camp

According to Baltimore Ravens beat writer Jamison Henry, QB Joe Flacco has thrown "a high number of interceptions" and Henry said media and fans "haven't been impressed with [his] progress at training camp."

Pyro's take: Ravens' OC Cam Cameron said he wasn't concerned, as he wants his QBs to throw INTs in training camp to test their limits, but then later he said, "in the preseason, I want to throw completions." We think he's just confused because his first and last name are the same. As far as Flacco goes, the Ravens are always going to be a pound-the-rock possession offensive team with a stellar defense.

08/12/09, 09:30 AM CDT by
Source: www.baltimoresun.com

Joe Flacco disappointing early on

The Baltimore Ravens second-year QB struggled throughout the first few days of training camp, throwing 5-6 interceptions according to beat reporter Mike Preston. Preston said Flacco "has made some poor decisions while trying to force passes into tight situations."

Pyro's take: We don't expect Flacco to be anywhere close to a great quarterback, but this is discouraging news. However, coach John Harbaugh said the reason for his mistakes is that "at this point we’re throwing a lot of stuff at him." Flacco should improve on last year, but not by much.

08/03/09, 10:15 AM CDT by
Source: weblogs.baltimoresun.com