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ESPN's Adam Caplan reports Joe Flacco (knee) is dealing with some "pain and soreness" in his left knee but is fully expected to start against the Patriots.

Flacco isn't going to miss this start with the Ravens controlling their own destiny. His "mildly" sprained MCL will test his pain tolerance for sure, but Flacco will wear a brace and gut it out. Fantasy-wise, Flacco is merely a low-end QB2. Torrey Smith is a mid-range WR2, and Dennis Pitta is a back-end TE1.

Joe Flacco QB BAL 4 Months

Profootballtalk reports Joe Flacco (knee, questionable) "feels strongly" about his chances of playing Sunday against the Patriots.

Flacco has a "mild" MCL sprain and practiced on a limited basis this week. Barring a setback on Saturday, he'll be cleared to to start despite being listed as questionable. Flacco is just a low-end QB2 for the fantasy finals.

Joe Flacco QB BAL 4 Months

Joe Flacco (knee) is listed as questionable for Week 16.

Despite the "Q" tag, Flacco practiced in some fashion every day this week and will start Sunday's game against New England. He'll be a lower-end QB2.

Joe Flacco QB BAL 4 Months

Ravens coach John Harbaugh expressed no concerns about Joe Flacco's mild MCL sprain following Friday's practice.

Flacco participated in practice in some fashion every day this week, and is in no danger of missing Sunday's critical tilt with New England. "He looked good," Harbaugh said of Flacco. "He looked pretty much the same all week. He got through all the practices, took his reps. He did well."

Joe Flacco QB BAL 4 Months

Joe Flacco ("mild" MCL sprain) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

Flacco is going to suit up against the Patriots, but could have some mobility issues. As he is most weeks, Flacco is a low-end QB2 for the fantasy finals.

Joe Flacco QB BAL 4 Months

Joe Flacco did wind up undergoing an MRI on his knee, which revealed a "mild" MCL sprain.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Flacco will wear a brace on the knee when he starts against New England, as expected. Flacco practiced on a limited basis Wednesday, confirming he's on track to play. Flacco has been a fantasy QB2 throughout the season. That will not change in fantasy championship week.

Joe Flacco QB BAL 4 Months

Joe Flacco (knee) is practicing Wednesday.

Flacco didn't require an MRI for his knee scare on Monday night and wasn't limited during individual drills at practice. He'll be all systems go for Sunday's showdown with the Patriots.

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There is no MRI scheduled for Joe Flacco's knee.

The Ravens have dodged a bullet as the low hit Flacco took on Monday night looked far worse than it turned out to be. The lack of an MRI suggests no ligament damage whatsoever. Flacco will be all systems go for Sunday's showdown with the Patriots.

Joe Flacco QB BAL 4 Months

Following Monday night's win at Detroit, Joe Flacco said his left knee felt "fine" and "strong."

Flacco got a real scare midway through the fourth quarter when DeAndre Levy dove into the quarterback's planted left leg, causing his knee to buckle. It's the kind of play that often results in ligament damage, but Flacco managed to shake it off and finish the game without issue. He's never missed a game in his six-year career and will be ready to go as a QB2 against the Patriots in Week 16.

Joe Flacco QB BAL 4 Months

Joe Flacco completed 20-of-38 passes for 222 yards in Monday night's Week 15 win over the Lions.

Flacco added 13 yards rushing on two attempts. He was pretty inaccurate for much of the night, missing high and wide on several occasions. But he at least got the offense in range for Justin Tucker to hit six field goals, allowing the Ravens to escape with the win. Flacco also appeared to injure his left knee late in the fourth quarter when Lions LB DeAndre Levy went low on the quarterback, smacking his helmet into the side of Flacco's knee. We'll likely see him on the injury report this week ahead of the Week 16 date with the Patriots. Flacco will be nothing more than a low-end QB2 for fantasy Super Bowl week.