The Baltimore Ravens have an agreement in principle to trade former Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco to the Denver Broncos, league sources told ESPN on Wednesday.
Albert Breer reported that the Broncos will send a fourth rounder for Flacco. Flacco's best fantasy finish was back in 2010, when he finished No. 11. He had back-to-back No. 14 finishes in 2011 and 2012, but he has finished No. 19 or worse in four of the last five seasons (from 2013 to 2017). He's a competent quarterback, so compared to Case Keenum, Flacco is probably a wash for Emmanuel Sanders and Courtland Sutton. The Broncos may use an early draft pick on a rookie quarterback as well.
BAL QB Joe Flacco - Week 11 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 11 vs. Cincinnati Bengals
Joe Flacco had only 206 yards in a loss to the Steelers two weeks ago before the bye. After a nice start to the season, Flacco has returned to his normal level of mediocrity in recent weeks. He hasn’t thrown for over 300 yards in any of his last five games and has posted four touchdowns and four interceptions during that same span.
This week, Flacco is nursing a hip injury that has his status up in the air. Regardless of whether he’s active or not, fantasy owners should leave him on waivers, even against a Bengals defense that got torched last week by the Saints. He’s too risky and is only a fringe option even when he’s 100 percent.