Joe Flacco Fantasy Status Safe Despite Minor Ribs Injury

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 16: Defensive end Trent Cole #58 of the Philadelphia Eagles pressures quarterback Joe Flacco #5 the Baltimore Ravens during a game at Lincoln Financial Field on September 16, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles defeated the Ravens 24-23. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

Joe Flacco says he feels good despite getting dinged up during last Sunday's game between the Ravens and Eagles. We break down the fantasy implications.

Joe Flacco says he feels good despite suffering a minor ribs injury during last week's matchup between the Baltimore Ravens and the Philadelphia Eagles, Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports. Flacco struggled somewhat in the loss, going 22-for-42 passing for 232 yards, one touchdown and one interception one week after an impressive season debut against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Fantasy Impact: The Ravens' no-huddle offense couldn't find traction against the Eagles like it did against the Bengals, resulting in a ho-hum performance for Flacco. This week he faces what was a bad New England Patriots secondary last season. That secondary has been a little better through two games in 2012, albeit against Jake Locker and Kevin Kolb. Still, it's probably best to consider Flacco among the lower tier of potential starting options in standard leagues until he can put together a string of good performances.

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