As if the season hasn’t been bad enough regarding injuries and overall play for the Baltimore Ravens, it got even worse on Sunday.
Even though they were able to come out with a win against the Rams on a Justin Tucker walk off field goal, Joe Flacco to his ACL which will keep him out the rest of the year. Flacco has yet to miss a start since he was drafted in 2008. This will snap his run at 122 consecutive regular season starts, the 3rd most among active QBs and 5th most in NFL history.
The injury woes weren’t done there for Baltimore. Earlier in the game, Justin Forsett broke his arm and will also miss the rest of the year.
Matt Schaub will replace Flacco as the team’s starting QB. We all remember him for his good run with the Texans a few years ago, before sizzling out as a starting caliber NFL QB. Now he will get another chance. Last year he attempted 10 passes with the Raiders, two of which were intercepted.
The replacement for Forsett figures to be the rookie, Javorious “Buck” Allen. The former Trojan has more than triple the carries of any other running back.
Flacco and Forsett now join Steve Smith and Terrell Suggs as fellow Ravens who suffered season-ending injuries. At 3-7, Baltimore is a big candidate to secure the ‘prized’ #1 pick in this year’s draft.
With Flacco and Forsett now out, this makes Baltimore’s offense an even more underwhelming unit.
For those who were clinging to Kamar Aiken as a FLEX play, I wouldn’t do so any longer. No one in the Ravens’ WR corps is worth owning in fantasy the rest of the year.
I do, however, really like Javorious Allen. I expect the Ravens to run the ball a lot from here on out which clearly benefits Allen as the only viable guy in that backfield. He will be a good FLEX player from here on out and could reel in 8-10 fantsy points each week.