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It seems like a simple concept – see the open receiver and throw him the football. However, there is one quarterback that seems to have trouble with this.
Among 34 qualified QBs over the last three years, Joe Flacco is second-worst in success rate (58%) and dead last in YPA (7.5) when his receiver was open (3+ yards of separation) per Next Gen Stats.— Graham Barfield (@GrahamBarfield) February 13, 2019
Going to Denver might not have been the best move for Flacco's career anyways. After all, he's obviously trending downward on the back-half of his career, but it's not like the Broncos' offense has a stockpile of talent around him.
Their top offensive weapon, wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, tore his Achilles late in the season and the defensive side of the ball has gotten worse with the recent release of linebacker Brandon Marshall.
The Broncos currently have the look of a team who will be a run-first team this season. It's probably best to avoid Flacco and most of the Denver receivers in all fantasy formats in 2019.
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