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College: Delaware | 12 years
Height: 6'6" | Weight: 245 lbs
Birth Date: 1/16/1985
Depth Chart: QB.1
2019 Bye Week: 10

Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 QB

2019 RTSports Outlook

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.

RotoBaller's Outlook

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.

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Player Notes
Oct 18 2:43pm ET

Denver Broncos QB Joe Flacco is not in danger of losing his starting job yet despite head coach Vic Fangio's statement Friday, Oct. 18, that he would 'consider major changes on offense,' according to Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic.

From TheHuddle

Oct 18 2:30pm ET

Denver Broncos head coach Vic Fangio said he's considering major changes on offense after the blowout loss to the Chiefs on Thursday night, but moving away from quarterback Joe Flacco is not one of them. The main reason is that current backup Brandon Allen wouldn't be a realistic solution. However, rookie Drew Lock is nearing a return from his injury and will be a viable alternative later in the year if Flacco continues to look terrible under center. The 34-year-old has shown that he has basically nothing left. He's gone over 300 yards passing in a game just once this year and has six touchdowns and five interceptions in seven games. Flacco is a low-end QB2 with pretty much no upside.

From RotoBaller

Oct 18 12:20pm ET

Denver Broncos quarterback Joe Flacco finished with 213 yards on 21-for-34 passing in the blowout loss to Kansas City on Thursday. The veteran wasn't able to get anything going as the Chiefs Defense recorded nine sacks on the night, with eight of them going to Flacco. Though the former Raven has maintained a career-best 65.7 completion percentage, he has thrown for just six touchdowns to go along with five picks on the year. With this loss in the books, the Broncos will look to get on track against the Colts in Week 8 but continue to expect to see Flacco as a free agent in a majority of fantasy leagues, and for a good reason.

From RotoBaller

Oct 17 11:53pm ET

Denver Broncos QB Joe Flacco completed 21 of his 34 passes for 213 yards and was sacked eight times in a 30-6 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 7. He also lost a fumble.

Fantasy Spin: Flacco never had a chance in what seemed like a decent matchup on paper. It was the third time this year he has failed to throw a single touchdown, and he has only thrown more than one touchdown in one of the six games. He isn't even worth owning in two-quarterback leagues.

From TheHuddle

Oct 17 5:40pm ET

Denver Broncos quarterback Joe Flacco has had a rough start to his 2019 season with the Broncos and at this point is finding himself on very few fantasy rosters. While his matchup with Kansas City isn't all that daunting, Flacco needs to prove that he has the ability to put up points consistently before he is a matchup based play. This is a good test week to see what the veteran quarterback can do against a weak secondary, but he shouldnt be starting on rosters this week.

From RotoBaller

Oct 14 2:33am ET

Denver Broncos QB Joe Flacco completed 18 of 28 passes for 177 yards, no touchdowns and an interception in a Week 6 win over the Tennessee Titans.

Fantasy Spin: Flacco has thrown for less than 200 yards in each of the last two games, but Denver has won both so you can bet they won't willingly shy away from that formula. The veteran isn't worth owning in most leagues.

From TheHuddle

Oct 14 12:40am ET

Denver Broncos quarterback Joe Flacco posted one of his worst fantasy performances of the season thus far in Week 6, continuing his struggles this season. Denver has seemed to figure out how to win games in the last two weeks, and unfortunately for Joe Flacco owners, the passing game doesn't seem to be that solution. The veteran signal-caller threw for only 177 yards and zero touchdowns alongside one interception. The Broncos continue to lean on the run game, leaving a daunting matchup for Flacco's stock as they face off against the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday evening.

From RotoBaller

Oct 12 12:50am ET

Denver Broncos quarterback Joe Flacco has only had one good week in the five week long season thus far, and things don't lighten up in Week 6 for the veteran signal-caller. Flacco lines up against a Tennessee Titans Defense that is a constant threat to opposing quarterbacks. It would be desperate to throw Flacco into a roster this week, as it seems like he is not destined to thrive in his offensive system.

From RotoBaller

Oct 6 10:50pm ET

Denver Broncos quarterback Joe Flacco got his first win at the helm for the Denver Broncos but failed to fill the stat-sheet while doing so. The veteran signal-caller only attempted 20 passes on the afternoon, connecting on 14 of them for 182 yards with one touchdown and one interception. Flacco's stats suffered from the flow of the game, favoring the Broncos to lean on the run game as they lead for a majority of the game. Things don't ease up for Flacco as he lines up against a stout Tennessee Titans Defense next week.

From RotoBaller

Oct 5 5:30pm ET

Denver Broncos quarterback Joe Flacco posted his best performance of the season last week in a matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars as he totaled over 300 yards and three touchdowns. Flacco looks to keep the ball rolling against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 5, who host a middle of the road secondary at the moment. Despite the veteran signal caller's solid performance last week, Flacco should be on most benches in all one QB leagues and could be a situational play in two QB leagues.

From RotoBaller

Oct 1 4:25pm ET

Denver's QB Joe Flacco scored 26.15 fantasy points in Sunday's Week 4 loss against the Jaguars. Flacco threw for 303 yards on 22-of-38 with three touchdowns and one interception.

Sep 30 2:23am ET

Denver Broncos QB Joe Flacco went 22-of-38 for 303 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in Week 4 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Fantasy Spin: It was easily Flacco's best fantasy performance of the season. The 34-year-old took advantage of a secondary missing Jalen Ramsey and even led a late drive that put the Broncos ahead with 1:32 remaining, but the defense could not hold up their end of the bargain. Flacco should be considered an uninspiring QB2 in fantasy for Week 5 when the Broncos visit the Los Angeles Chargers.

From TheHuddle

Sep 29 10:00pm ET

Denver Broncos quarterback Joe Flacco had his best game to date this season, as he and the Broncos lost in heartbreaking fashion on Sunday afternoon. Flacco completed 22-of-38 passing attempts, totaling 303 yards and three touchdowns. The lone mistake from the veteran signal-caller was an interception to Jaguar Ronnie Harrison. This was the best that the passing attack for Denver has looked all year and Flacco and the team will look to build off of this strong performance versus the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 5.

From RotoBaller

Sep 29 8:30pm ET

Denver's QB Joe Flacco passed for 303 yards on 22-of-38 with three touchdowns in Sunday's loss against the Jaguars.

Sep 28 8:20pm ET

Denver Broncos quarterback Joe Flacco faces a tough matchup in Week 4 as he faces off against the Jacksonville Jaguars secondary. The Jaguars have struggled to start the year in defending the pass, but host talented pass defenders on their roster. They will look to keep Joe Flacco and company in check, as they have had a rough start to kickoff 2019. Flacco searches for a breakout game as a Bronco, but until that happens he should be on the bench in most leagues.

From RotoBaller

Sep 22 11:00pm ET

Denver Broncos quarterback Joe Flacco had an abysmal outing against a stout Green Bay Packers Defense. The veteran signal-caller failed to connect for a touchdown on Saturday afternoon, also throwing an interception during the game. Flacco threw for 213 yards on 20-of-29 passing. The season has started slow for the first-year Bronco fantasy-wise, as he has yet to put up an outstanding performance. Things don't get easier for Flacco and the Broncos passing game, as they face off with the Jacksonville Jaguars next week.

From RotoBaller

Sep 22 4:23pm ET

Denver Broncos QB Joe Flacco went 20-for-29 for 213 yards, zero touchdowns and one interception against the Green Bay Packers in Week 3.

Fantasy Spin: Flacco has thrown only two touchdowns over the first three games but does have good pass catchers to work with on offense. He will be facing a solid Jacksonville Jaguars defense next week and can be avoided in most fantasy leagues.

From TheHuddle

Sep 20 12:40am ET

Denver Broncos quarterback Joe Flacco has kicked off his campaign in the mile-high city with a slow start, currently producing low-end QB2 numbers. The narrative will stay the same for Week 3, as he lines up against a strong Green Bay Packers Defense who have held the likes of Mitch Trubisky and Kirk Cousins in check the previous two weeks. Avoid Flacco this week in all leagues.

From RotoBaller

Sep 16 6:00am ET

Denver Broncos quarterback Joe Flacco went 35-for-50 for 292 yards and a touchdown, connecting with wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders late in the fourth quarter in the loss to the Bears. The veteran, who played just nine games in 2018 while still a member of the Baltimore Ravens, is posting a 69.1 completion percentage and 91.6 passer rating, with both being career-bests in his first season in Denver. However, he retains little fantasy value outside of deeper leagues or two-quarterback formats, at least until he starts throwing a few more touchdowns.

From RotoBaller

Sep 16 2:33am ET

Denver Broncos QB Joe Flacco completed 35 of 50 passes for 292 yards, 1 TD and 1 INT in the team's Week 2 loss to the Chicago Bears.

Fantasy Spin: Flacco played it safe, completing primarily short passes and making just one mistake, but it was a big one, as he was intercepted at the one-yard line. If one of your QBs went down Sunday and you're looking for a decent backup you could do worse than Flacco.

From TheHuddle

Player Transactions
  • 13-Mar-2019: DEN - Traded - for 2019 fourth-round draft pick
  • 02-Mar-2016: BAL - Re-signed - Three-year extension (through 2021)
NFL Week
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Week 1@OAK17.502131268101000
Week 2CHI18.603550292100001
Week 3@GNB7.152029213005011
Week 4JAC25.15223830330-1001
Week 5@LAC9.801420182107011
Week 6TEN6.85182817700-1001
Week 7KAN8.652134213000010
Week 8@IND
Week 9CLE
Week 10bye
Week 11@MIN
Week 12@BUF
Week 13LAC
Week 14@HOU
Week 15@KAN
Week 16DET
Week 17OAK