Like formerly elite New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning and almost-elite-but-too-inconsistent Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton, Joe Flacco has fallen on hard times.
Over the last two games, Flacco has thrown three interceptions to four touchdowns and tossed the football for just 390 yards.
He actually hasn't cracked the 300-yard mark in one game at any time the last three weeks and has struggled against solid defenses since before the halfway point of the season.
With Charles Tillman placed on injured reserve with the designation to return, the Bears secondary is a tad less foreboding, but Tim Jennings is still there, and while they were unable to pull down Detroit Lions quarterback Matt Stafford, the Bears destroyed the Green Bay Packers the week before.
In fact, they sacked Aaron Rodgers so hard they broke his collarbone—just one of five times they sacked either Rodgers or backup Seneca Wallace.
The Ravens have one of the worst offensive lines in the league, allowing 30 sacks to date—a large portion of the reason why Flacco is struggling so much.
Another reason would be the lack of both a run game and wide receivers. Torrey Smith is a talented receiver, but he can't overcome double coverage, and there is nobody there to pull defenders off him.
There are a lot of reasons why Flacco hasn't been very good for his fantasy owners this season, but the fact that he isn't playing well means you have to keep him firmly on your bench again this week.
Andrew Garda is a member of the Pro Football Writers Association. He is also a member of the fantasy football staff at FootballGuys.com and the NFL writer at CheeseheadTV.com. You can follow him at @andrew_garda on Twitter.