Flacco’s value continues to rise for next season

If you’re looking for a sleeper at the quarterback position, the first player who should come to mind is Joe Flacco.

He showed flashes of that sort of potential last season. After the first six weeks, Flacco was the sixth-most productive player at his position on NFL.com. In fact, he was on pace to finish with 264 fantasy points.

That would have been more than Tom Brady, Philip Rivers and Ben Roethlisberger.

Now that the Ravens have added Anquan Boldin and re-signed Derrick Mason to a pass attack that’s suddenly very talented, Flacco is in a great position to succeed.

This isn’t to suggest that the offense will suddenly turn pass-laden, because that won’t happen with Ray Rice and Willis McGahee in the backfield.

But with an improved arsenal of weapons at his disposal, Flacco has become a much more attractive option in fantasy leagues.

The addition of Boldin isn’t good for every member of the Ravens, though, as it moves Mason from a third fantasy receiver to more of a fourth option. At the age of 36 and with a decrease in targets almost guaranteed, the veteran will be hard pressed to produce his fourth straight 1,000-yard season.

The value of Mark Clayton also takes a severe hit, as he’ll move to third on the depth chart and no longer warrants serious draft consideration.

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