Strength of schedule is calculated from the opponents projected fantasy points allowed for the QB position. The best rating is +16 which gives the player the advantage against the defense and indicates an easy opponent, the worst rating is -16 which gives the defense the advantage and indicates a tough opponent.
Flacco was on his way to his second straight big game, but the Falcons generating no offense rendering the Ravens passing game to the ground halted those plans. We think Flacco takes a step back this week, but still nets something serviceable.
The Super Bowl XLVII MVP sure didn't play like an MVP in 2013. Although Flacco set new career highs in attempts, completions and passing yards, he tossed a career-worst 22 picks and failed to throw at least 20 touchdown passes in a season for the first time since 2008. Flacco also averaged a respectable 244.5 passing yards per game, but he tossed multiple scoring strikes in just six contests. Flacco's disappointing campaign wasn't entirely his fault. Losing reliable targets Anquan Boldin (49ers) and Dennis Pitta (hip surgery) left Flacco with a severely depleted receiver corps; Torrey Smith was his only reliable target. Safety-valve Ray Rice also played ineffectively through injuries, and Baltimore's offensive line play was awful (48 sacks allowed). New Ravens offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak should get Flacco and the Baltimore offense back on track. Kubiak's scheme relies on play-action passing and the heavy use of tight ends, which obviously plays to the strong-armed Flacco's strengths. The Ravens upgraded their offensive line and bolstered Flacco's receiver corps by acquiring aging-but-reliable move-the-chains targets Steve Smith and Owen Daniels to go along with T. Smith, Pitta and the promising Marlon Brown. Remember one thing: Flacco historically has been a mediocre regular-season quarterback, and it's doubtful that will change.
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Tuesday night February 1st, we will be talking about the Cardinals, Falcons and Ravens.
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Unless the Ravens are able to successfully revisit expensive trade scenarios for Pro Bowl wide receivers like the Denver Broncos' imposing, trouble-prone Brandon Marshall and the Arizona Cardinals' disgruntled veteran Anquan Boldin. The Ravens are ...
There's no sense of urgency from the Ravens to replace Mason immediately. The team could look to add a free agent (such as Marvin Harrison) or explore a trade (for someone like the Denver Broncos' Brandon Marshall or Arizona Cardinals' Anquan ...
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