The Baltimore Ravens‘ field general, Joe Flacco, has reveled in his new no huddle offense this year. His offensive coordinator, Cam Cameron, and new quarterback coach, Jim Caldwell, have completely revamped this once highly predictable offense. In 2012, Flacco has run a fast paced, no huddle, throw-show. Fantasy owners saw Flacco become the MVP of their team in Week 3 as he threw for 3 touchdowns and 382 yards against the New England Patriots. Before last week, Flacco averaged 317 yards and 1.5 touchdowns per game.
Unfortunately, Flacco and the Baltimore offense ran into a bump in the road against a solid Kansas City Chiefs defense. The 10th ranked Chiefs’ secondary held Flacco to 187 yards, 1 pick, and shut out of the end zone. This week, the Ravens will face the number 1 pass defense in the league, when the Dallas Cowboys come to town. The Cowboys’ secondary has been stout against the pass, only allowing 170 yards and 1 passing touchdown per game to opposing quarterbacks. Things aren’t looking up for Flacco this week.
If you have any options at quarterback this week, steer clear from the Baltimore pass thrower. Dallas will present a tough challenge, one not worth risking your fantasy week on. Next week isn’t looking much brighter either, as Flacco travels to take on the Houston Texans. The Texans are 5th in passing defense, and allow less than 200 yards through the air. Needless to say, Flacco owners shouldn’t mess with Texas.