Joe Flacco posts steady fantasy stats in loss

Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

The Ravens quarterback did OK for fantasy owners, but was unable to lead his team to victory against the Browns. We break down the fantasy implications.

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco threw for 250 yards, two touchdown passes and one interception in a 24-18 loss to the Cleveland Browns in Week 9. McGahee also lost a fumble in the game. Flacco also scrambled out of the pocket twice for 14 yards.

Fantasy impact: There is no doubt that Sunday's loss to the Browns was a statement game for Cleveland, who showed that the AFC North is no longer owned by the Ravens. The game was definitely closely contested and Flacco remained calm as usual.

He's regarded as the type of quarterback that's too conservative to be elite in the fantasy world, and although he is one of the highest-paid pivots in the NFL, the fact is that he makes most of his money in the playoffs.

The main reason most fantasy owners use Flacco is just to fill in for a quarterback who may be on a bye week. That said, his yardage totals of late have been respectable and he is averaging over 270 yards a game, which although it's not an elite number, is enough to keep him on your roster as a backup.

More fantasy football news from SB Nation:

Get live advice daily in the Fantasy War Room

Today's fantasy football player updates

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.