Fantasy Football 2015: Top 20 Quarterbacks
Jan 3, 2015; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) prepares to throw to ball for a touchdown pass against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the third quarter during the 2014 AFC Wild Card playoff football game at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports
15. Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens
Ice cool Joe Flacco was a solid yet unremarkable fantasy option last year, finishing 13th among quarterbacks with 262.44 points.
Jan 3, 2015; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) scrambles with the ball against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the third quarter in the 2014 AFC Wild Card playoff football game at Heinz Field. The Ravens won 30-17. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Flacco is on the borderline between a fantasy starter and solid backup. If you pass on the position early, he could be a useful asset later on.
He had a decent 2014 season, completing 344 passes for 3,986 yards, 27 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.
Flacco will be without Torrey Smith this year, who joined the San Francisco 49ers in free agency. This isn’t uncommon for the Ravens and GM Ozzie Newsome, and he once again leaned on the draft to find replacements.
Flacco will be throwing the football to Breshad Perriman and the mismatch Darren Waller this year, and of course veteran Steve Smith Sr. Rookie tight end Maxx Williams will play a key role too.
Marc Trestman comes in as offensive coordinator after a difficult spell a head coach of the Chicago Bears. While his leadership was a concern in Chicago, he led the Bears to big improvements on offense.
As a whole, Flacco is a high quality quarterback who can get your team fantasy points. At best, he’s a decent starter for your team, and at worst he’s good backup.
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