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Sleeper Pick Of The Week: Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco

By Travis Pulver - 6 years ago in Daily Fantasy, NFL News

Sleeper Pick Of The Week: Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco

An important aspect of every daily fantasy roster is the sleeper(s); guys that haven’t been consistent producers from one week to the next. But they do have the capability and potential to explode during any given week. Those guys are cheap, and you don’t look to them to win it for you. You just hope you don’t lose because of them.

On the chance that they do produce—well, that’s fantastic. One guy that could do just that for daily fantasy players this week is Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco.

The case against Joe Flacco

Last season, Flacco often put up good numbers because the Ravens had a mediocre run game. To move the ball, they needed him to throw. This season, their run game is still not reliable, but more often than not, Flacco has struggled in the passing game.

So far, this season he only has 13 touchdowns (and 12 interceptions) and has yet to throw for 300 yards (his high is just 269 yards). He’s got the Ravens into the win column enough to keep them in playoff discussions, but that doesn’t matter to daily fantasy players.

They just care that, in ESPN leagues, he has earned single-digit points seven times this season and negative once.

The case for Joe Flacco

For the last couple of weeks, Flacco has looked decent. His numbers are not mind-boggling (269 yards and two touchdowns) in each of the previous two games. But daily fantasy players want to get a little more from their starting quarterbacks if possible.

Playing the Cleveland Browns this week should help. This season, the Browns are allowing the fifth most points to quarterbacks. In the recent past, Flacco has played well against the Browns (12 touchdowns in his last five games against Cleveland.

Week 15 projections

It doesn’t hurt that the Browns appear to be playing a little better. If they can score some points, the Ravens will be forced to continue throwing to make sure they stay ahead.

And the verdict is….

As long as he’s cheap, consider picking him up. If he isn’t cheap—forget about him. If you haven’t checked out DK Legends you need to its the dopest new sports site around.


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