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Joe Flacco

QB,

Colts

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ACTUAL 2022

48 FPTS

RANK: 42

2023 SEASON

14 FPTS

RANK: 64

AGE

38 yrs

HEIGHT/WEIGHT

6'6'' / 245 lbs

COLLEGE

Delaware

SEASONGPFPTSRANKPAATTPACMPPAYDPATDPAINTCOMP%RUATTRUYDRUTD
2023171464thundefinedundefined2181163undefined151
202254842nd1911101,0515357.6360
3yr Ave55842nd1469110085362%7150

Inking with Indy

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-03-13

The Colts and Flacco agree to terms Wednesday on a one-year contract worth up to $8.7 million, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Flacco's deal reportedly includes $4.5 million guaranteed. The reigning NFL Comeback Player of the Year is coming off an impressive showing with Cleveland last season, having led the team to a playoff appearance, and he's now slated to replace Gardner Minshew as the top backup to second-year quarterback Anthony Richardson (shoulder). All expectations in Indianapolis are that Richardson will be ready for training camp, and fully cleared well ahead of Week 1, but Flacco makes for a capable backup should he be required to take the field during the 2024 season, in addition to being a valuable mentor.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022

14.4
26.9
3.4
-2
5.7

Weekly Stats 2022

Fantasy PointsBettingPassing StatsRushing StatsAdvanced Passing StatsTargets
WEEKSTADIUMGAMERANKSPREADO/UATTCMPYDTDINTCOMP%RATINGATTYDTDAIRCATCH20YD+PLAYWRRBTE
1 BAL Outdoor 69° 14.4 22nd 6.544.559373091162.774.8100571%100%16%53%31%14%
2 @CLE Outdoor 79° 26.9 6th 6.538.544263074059.1110.7260668%40%13%52%21%23%
3 CIN Outdoor 67° 3.4 32nd 6.545.552282850253.853.8000660%11%21%50%25%17%
14 @BUF Outdoor 36° -2.0 37th 10.044.53110033.342.4000-167%0%25%67%0%33%
18 @MIA Outdoor 75° 5.7 29th 3.538.533181490054.566.4000655%0%21%64%18%15%

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsPassing AveragesRushing Averages
LOCATIONSTADIUMGPGSGMRANKYDTDINTCOMP%RATINGAIRCATCH20YD+YDTD
Home Outdoor 7 510.940th2011.10.661.085.166%32%630.0
Away Outdoor 5 410.149th1701.20.452.676.458%25%620.0

Career Stats by Season: 2008 to 2022

Fantasy PointsPassing StatsRushing StatsAdvanced Passing StatsTargets
SEASONAGETEAMGPGSTOTALRANKATTCMPYDTDINTCMP%RATINGATTYDTDAIRCATCH20YD+PLAYWRRBTE
2008 23 BAL 16 16 184 17th4282572,971141260.080.35218026.466%26%----
2009 24 BAL 16 16 206 18th4993153,613211263.188.9355606.267%30%-54%30%15%
2010 25 BAL 16 16 231 10th4893063,622251062.693.6438416.967%34%-56%26%19%
2011 26 BAL 16 16 203 17th5423123,610201257.680.9398816.563%26%-45%28%27%
2012 27 BAL 16 16 235 14th5313173,817221059.787.7322237.264%37%-55%22%23%
2013 28 BAL 16 16 208 19th6143623,912192259.073.1271311664%21%-59%19%21%
2014 29 BAL 16 16 262 13th5543443,986271262.191397026.569%35%-57%20%21%
2015 30 BAL 10 10 162 26th4132662,791141264.483.1132334.970%31%-55%24%20%
2016 31 BAL 16 16 242 20th6724364,317201564.983.5215825.171%21%-52%23%23%
2017 32 BAL 16 16 185 24th5493523,141181364.180.4255414.769%27%-49%26%24%
2018 33 BAL 9 9 137 32nd3792322,46512661.284.2194506.367%24%-59%17%21%
2019 34 DEN 8 8 85 35th2621711,8226565.385.1122005.471%38%14%51%28%17%
2020 35 NYJ 5 4 55 41st134748646355.280.662207.159%28%19%67%16%9%
2021 36 NYJ 2 1 24 51st42273383064.3113230667%60%15%71%10%10%
2022 37 NYJ 5 4 48 42nd1911101,0515357.675.23605.364%21%18%54%24%17%
*"Air" yards thrown per completion. Pass was "Catch"able. Percent of passes thrown "20yds+" that were completed. "Play" action pass percent of total pass plays.

Intends to play next season

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-31

Flacco, an impending free agent, intents to continue his NFL career during the 2024 season, Rob Maaddi of the Associated Press reports.

Flacco intends to keep playing in what will be his age-40 season, though it's difficult to gauge what kind of opportunities he'll face on the free agent market. The veteran signal-caller is coming off an impressive, albeit short, run with the Browns, in which he led the team to a 4-1 record across five starts, culminating in a wild-card round playoff exit to the Texans. It seems likely that Cleveland will roll with Deshaun Watson (shoulder) as the starter for the 2024 campaign, but if the team has any concerns about his health, re-signing Flacco could have some appeal. If the Browns aren't interested, Flacco's strong showing in 2023 ought to at least earn him a backup gig elsewhere in the league.

Impressive run ends

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-13

Flacco completed 34 of 46 passes for 307 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in Saturday's 45-14 loss to the Texans. He rushed the ball three times for 13 yards.

Flacco entered Saturday's game with four straight wins and a 4-1 record in five starts with the Browns. In that span, he had thrown multiple touchdowns in every matchup. However, that came crashing down in the loss to the Texans, as he threw a pair of pick-sixes on back-to-back possessions in the second half to put the Browns down by three scores. Assuming Deshaun Watson (shoulder) is fully recovered, he'll be the Browns' starting quarterback entering the 2024 season, though Flacco could return as the backup or find a job elsewhere thanks to his strong run to the 2023 campaign.

Won't start Sunday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-03

Flacco won't start Sunday's game against the Bengals, Jake Trotter of ESPN.com reports.

With the Browns locked into the No. 5 playoff seed in the AFC, Flacco is slated to be rested in Week 18. As a result, Jeff Driskel will start Sunday's game, backed up by PJ Walker. Flacco's next game action is thus slated to arrive in Cleveland's playoff opener.

Could be limited Week 18

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-02

Cleveland head coach Kevin Stefanski said the team is still "working through" the possibility of sitting Flacco and other starters for Week 18 against the Bengals, Scott Petrak of the Medina Gazette reports. "It's important for us to finish strong, so that's what we're going to do, and then we'll get as healthy as we can going into the next season," the coach said. "We'll have a plan moving forward. I'll update you guys as we get going through the week."

The Browns are locked into the No. 5 seed in the AFC playoffs, so the decision makers will evaluate what's best for individual players and the team as a whole. Flacco, who turns 39 this month, has been terrific since being named the starter, but it's easy to see him being removed at some point during the game. Other skill players, like Amari Cooper (heel) and Elijah Moore (concussion) may benefit from an off week, which could impact Flacco's production. Fantasy managers will want to monitor news coming out of the practice sessions leading up to Sunday's 1:00 pm ET kickoff.

Keeps rolling in Week 17 win

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-28

Flacco completed 19 of 29 passes for 309 yards with three touchdowns and one interception in the Browns' 37-20 win over the Jets on Thursday night. He also rushed twice for three yards and committed two fumbles, losing one.

Flacco did the overwhelming majority of his damage in the first half, when the Browns racked up 34 of their 37 points. The veteran signal-caller shook off the absence of Amari Cooper (heel) and the in-game exit of Elijah Moore (head), focusing heavily on David Njoku, with whom he connected on six occasions for 134 yards. Flacco linked up with Jerome Ford for touchdown passes of seven and 50 yards, and he hit Moore with an eight-yard scoring toss before the receiver suffered his injury. Flacco has now four straight 300-yard efforts and five multi-touchdown tallies in as many starts heading into the Week 18 regular-season finale against the Bengals on Jan. 7, a game that will be followed by at least one postseason contest courtesy of Thursday's victory.

Big numbers again in Week 16 win

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-24

Flacco completed 27 of 42 passes for 368 yards and three touchdowns with two interceptions in Sunday's 36-22 win over the Texans. He also threw a two-point conversion.

The 38-year-old QB topped 300 passing yards for the third straight game and tossed multiple TDs for the fourth straight game, as Flacco's presence under center continues to revitalize what had been a stagnant Browns passing attack. Amari Cooper has been the biggest beneficiary of Flacco's arrival, and the wideout set a franchise record Sunday with 265 receiving yards. If there's one yellow flag regarding Flacco's career renaissance, it's that he has yet to face a secondary that grades out as even above-average statistically, but that will change in Week 17 when Sauce Gardner and the Jets come to Cleveland.

Back to full practice

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-21

Flacco (calf) was a full practice participant Thursday, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Flacco is ready to make another start Sunday in Houston, after leading the Browns to back-to-back wins over the Jaguars and Bears. He's surprisingly thrown for at least 254 yards and two touchdowns in each of his three starts, but that's largely due to massive volume (44 or 45 attempts in every game) and has also come with five interceptions and two fumbles (one lost). The underlying efficiency stats -- 57.9 completion rate, 7.1 YPT -- and total lack of rushing production suggest Flacco is unlikely to continue putting up big fantasy scores even if he's stabilizing a Browns offense that had been a complete disaster with P.J. Walker or Dorian Thompson-Robinson under center.

Listed with calf injury

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-20

Flacco (calf) is listed as a limited participant on Wednesday's estimated practice report, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

The Browns didn't actually practice but presumably will do so Thursday as they prepare for a road game in Houston this Sunday. Flacco played a full game this past Sunday against the Bears, throwing for 374 yards, two TDs and three INTs in a 20-17 comeback victory.

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