College: Delaware | 11 years
Height: 6'6" | Weight: 245 lbs
Birth Date: 1/16/1985
2019 Bye Week: 10
Total Pts: 145
Avg Pts: 9.06
Rank: 13 QB
Flacco played nine games last year. He got hurt and lost his job to rookie Lamar Jackson while he was out injured. Flacco was his usual inconsistent self while playing last year. Flacco had four multiple touchdown games but also two games without a score and two multiple interception games. He has fewer than 20 touchdowns three of his last four seasons. Turnovers and inconsistent play continue to plague Flacco, having 212-passing touchdowns to 136 interceptions for his career. He was traded to the Broncos this offseason and will take over as their starting quarterback until rookie Drew Lock is ready to take over. Flacco has a strong arm and the ability to move around the pocket well. He lacks some accuracy at times and will make some poor decisions when rushed. Flacco is a top performer in the playoffs but can't always sustain that success in the regular season. Expect more of the same this season.
FANTASY OUTLOOK: Flacco was never a top fantasy play, so don't expect a sudden change in production with his move to Denver. He should play in a similar offense. He might be worth a look in a pinch but should not be considered a starter by any means, especially with Lock lurking in the wings.
It may be a little harsh to call Joe Flacco old, as he will be entering this season at 34 years of age. In a time where players like Drew Brees and Tom Brady are playing into their 40s, 34 is not that old. Flacco is a different beast though, as he is only a few seasons removed from a torn ACL, and it was just last season when a hip injury cost him his job in Baltimore.Going from the East coast to the mountains is a lateral move for Flacco. The run game in Denver is going to be the main focus, with last years Cinderella Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman providing the bulk of the offense. Flacco should be able to stay in the pocket as a young core of receivers attempt to get open for him. If Emmanuel Sanders can come back healthy there will at least be a veteran presence on the field. But with his injury and his age of 32, it is hard to know how he will react to treatments and when he might be a full go. This leaves it to Courtland Sutton, Tim Patrick and my personal favorite Daesean Hamilton to fill in. There is a good chance no one is this group will sniff a top-12 fantasy finish, which hurts Flacco's ceiling. As a quarterback who loves his tight ends, Flacco does get a little boost with the arrival of Noah Fant, but he is still fighting an uphill battle for fantasy value.With the run game of Lindsay and Freeman looking to be the driving force of the offense, it will be hard for Flacco to be a fantasy star. Yes, Hamilton and Sutton along with Noah Fant could produce some value for him, but they are not enough to lend credence to drafting him. At best he is a QB2 in two-quarterback leagues. At worse, he is not even a streaming option in standard leagues. Flacco is currently not being drafted in most leagues and this is the right move. He should remain on waivers for the entire season except in the direst of situations. If that situation hits? Your season is probably over anyhow.
Denver Broncos quarterback Joe Flacco has continued to look in-sync with his first-team offense in his two preseason outings. The veteran quarterback threw for 59 yards, connecting on 7 of 11 passing attempts on the night. Flacco connected with veteran receiver Emmanuel Sanders on a 40-yard bomb that got called back and also threw a beautiful pass over the middle to Courtland Sutton for 21 yards to convert on 3rd and 7. The first-year Bronco signal-caller has never posted stunning fantasy numbers in recent years but could be a solid back-up option at QB in deep leagues.
Denver Broncos QB Joe Flacco threw three interceptions during practice Saturday, July 20.
Fantasy Spin: Flacco is on track to be the starting quarterback this season and will look to post better numbers than he did last season. He will have a decent receiving corps to work with this season but likely will only be a low-end No. 2 quarterback in fantasy leagues.
Denver Broncos QB Joe Flacco will be the only quarterback that works with the first-team offense during offseason workouts, according to head coach Vic Fangio.
Fantasy Spin: Flacco likely needs to work with the starting offense this offseason since he is learning a new offense. He will have a solid group of receivers to work with in 2019 but has thrown less than 20 touchdowns in three of the last four seasons. He should only be a low-end No. 2 quarterback in fantasy leagues.
Denver Broncos QB Joe Flacco is expected to be the team's starter for a while, according to GM John Elway, who said he envisioned Flacco and QB Drew Lock as a 'Brett Favre-Aaron Rodgers situation' with the Green Bay Packers.
Fantasy Spin: For those that need a refresher, the Packers drafted Rodgers in 2005 but did not start him until 2008. That would put Lock on track for the starting nod for the 2022 campaign. Of course, that ignores just how poorly Flacco has played in recent years, and given how much Elway has struggled with QBs in a post-Manning world you have to wonder how long the leash would be if Flacco continues to trend downwards. At this point it's hard to see much value in Flacco or Lock in single-year leagues.
The Denver Broncos traded up with the Bengals and selected Missouri quarterback Drew Lock with the No. 42 overall pick in the 2019 NFL draft on Friday. Lock has a huge arm and can make all the necessary throws in the NFL, but he is a little raw and will need to be coached up by the Broncos. Lock has plus speed but hasn't shown a lot of playmaking ability outside of the pocket. The good news for Denver is Lock won't be put on the spot right away, as he'll likely sit behind Joe Flacco for a year and learn. Lock will be a boom/bust dynasty pick in 2019 drafts.
The Denver Broncos selected Iowa tight end Noah Fant with the No. 20 overall pick of the 2019 NFL draft. Fant is the second tight end from Iowa taken in the first round, which is a first in NFL history. He is an exceptional all-around athlete and should immediately become the top pass-catching option at tight end for quarterback Joe Flacco in 2019. Flacco notably likes to use his tight ends as well, so Fant could come into some redraft value in his rookie season for the Broncos. Fant had 18 touchdowns for Iowa the last two seasons combined. He will help Denver's passing offense stretch the middle of the field.
The Denver Broncos were scheduled to meet with Missouri quarterback Drew Lock on Sunday and Monday. The Broncos traded for Joe Flacco in the offseason, but he's just a short-term solution. General manager John Elway is believed to be infatuated with Lock, so the Broncos could elect to take him if he's available at pick No. 10. Either way, Lock is one of the top quarterback prospects in this year's class and will surely be selected early in the first round.
The Denver Broncos re-signed tight end Jeff Heuerman to a two-year deal worth up to $9 million on Friday, a source told NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The former third-round pick in 2015 played in just 11 games due to injury last year and caught a career-high 31 passes for 281 yards and two touchdowns in his third NFL season. Unless the Broncos add to the position in the draft or free agency, Heuerman will likely be the starter at the position. New quarterback Joe Flacco has targeted tight ends often in his career, so Heuerman could be a TE2 deep sleeper this year.
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.
Fantasy Spin: 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.
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.
Fantasy Spin: 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.
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.
Fantasy Spin: 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.