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  Lions | Decent line for Matthew Stafford    Fri Aug 23, 11:38 PM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford completed 12 of his 19 passes for 137 yards and a touchdown in a 24-20 preseason loss to the Buffalo Bills Friday, Aug. 23.

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  Lions | Matthew Stafford getting rest    Sun Aug 11, 02:17 PM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford on Sunday, Aug. 11, received a second straight day rest day from practice to keep his arm fresh.

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  Lions | Matthew Stafford played with serious injury    Tue Jun 18, 03:57 PM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (back) played all 16 games in 2018 to run his consecutive-starts streak to 128 despite reportedly finishing the season with broken bones in his back, according to Mike O'Hara of the team's website.'He had a broken back last year. Broken bones in his back. ... It's been reported. I read that. Word gets out in the NFL,' O'Hara said during a recent episode of his weekly podcast with WJR's Ken Brown.

Footballguys view: There is no denying the numbers went down for Stafford in 2018. Some of this has to do with that injury, and some of this was a lack of weapons in the passing game. They addressed that in the 2019 NFL draft by adding T.J. Hockenson in the first round. We'll see if that helps Stafford have a little bounce back in 2019. The Lions are a run-heavy offense, so don't expect Stafford to put up huge numbers this season.

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  Dolphins | Miami attempted to acquire Matthew Stafford    Tue Mar 26, 01:45 PM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford was the target of an attempted trade by the Miami Dolphins during the 2018 offseason, according to multiple league sources.

Footballguys view: It seems like the Dolphins are tanking in 2019, despite new head coach Brian Flores angrily denying that. They may be looking for a new quarterback in the 2019 NFL draft, but they might best be served waiting until a better class in 2020 to select a rookie quarterback in the first round. Ryan Fitzpatrick is in line to be their starter this season and Stafford stays with the Lions for now.

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  Lions | Matthew Stafford has backing of GM    Fri Jan 4, 01:25 PM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford drew a vote of confidence Friday, Jan. 4, from general manager Bob Quinn, who said he believes the team can win a Super Bowl with Stafford. 'Matthew Stafford is our quarterback; he will be our quarterback here,' Quinn said Friday, Jan. 4, in his annual end-of-season news conference.

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  Lions | Matthew Stafford would 'love' to stay put    Thu Jan 3, 07:40 PM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford admitted he would 'love' to remain with the only team he's ever played for. 'I think there's something special about a guy getting a chance to play his entire career in one place,' Stafford said. 'Not many guys get to do that these days. I would love to be one of those guys.' It remains to be seen, however, if the Lions feel the same way.

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  Lions | Matthew Stafford tosses two touchdowns    Sun Dec 30, 05:06 PM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford completed 20-of-32 passes for 266 yards and two touchdowns in Week 17 against the Green Bay Packers. It was his first multi-TD game since Nov. 11 in Chicago.

Footballguys view: Stafford came alive without Kenny Golladay. He finished on a high note with murmurs about his future in Detroit being uncertain. The team is still very very likely to keep him, but that buzz is an indication of just how underwhelming he and the team has been in Matt Patricia's first year as a head coach.

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  Lions | Matthew Stafford on track to play    Fri Dec 28, 06:04 PM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (back) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 28, and is not on the injury report for Week 17.

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  Lions | Week 17 injury report for Detroit    Fri Dec 28, 04:37 PM

Detroit Lions DT A'Shawn Robinson (knee), CB DeShawn Shead (knee) and TE Luke Willson (concussion) did not practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 17 against the Green Bay Packers. CB Jamal Agnew (knee), RB LeGarrette Blount (knee), DB Quandre Diggs (back), WR Kenny Golladay (chest), DT Damon Harrison (ankle) and CB Nevin Lawson (ankle) practiced in a limited fashion Friday, Dec. 28, and are listed as questionable. QB Matthew Stafford (back) was a full participant in practice Friday and no longer appears on the injury report.

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  Lions | Matthew Stafford takes part in practice    Thu Dec 27, 05:27 PM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (back) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 27.

Footballguys view: Stafford has been getting knocked around lately, but it looks like he'll give it a go against the Packers in Week 17, which helps Kenny Golladay's outlook.

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  Lions | Matthew Stafford full go     Wed Dec 26, 04:40 PM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (back) put in a full practice Wednesday, Dec. 26.

Footballguys view: Stafford seems to be wearing down as the season rolls on. He's going to play in Week 17 against the Packers but he's only a low-end QB2 for Fantasy GMs at best.

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  Lions | Matthew Stafford yanked in home loss    Sun Dec 23, 06:28 PM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford completed 18-of-32 passes for 116 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 16 against the Minnesota Vikings before getting pulled in favor of QB Matt Cassel.

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  Lions | Matthew Stafford to play in Week 16    Sun Dec 23, 09:41 AM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (back) will play in Week 16's game against the Minnesota Vikings, even though he had been listed as questionable on the injury report.

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  Lions | Matthew Stafford uncertain for Week 16    Fri Dec 21, 04:33 PM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (back) practiced on a limited basis for the third straight day Friday, Dec. 21 and he is questionable for Week 16 against the Minnesota Vikings.

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  Lions | Week 16 injury report for Detroit    Fri Dec 21, 04:18 PM

Detroit Lions S Charles Washington (hamstring) did not practice Friday, Dec. 21, and he is out for Week 16 against the Minnesota Vikings, and WR Bruce Ellington (hamstring) was limited but is also out. CB Jamal Agnew (knee), RB LeGarrette Blount (calf), WR Kenny Golladay (chest), DT Damon Harrison (ankle), LB Devon Kennard (hip) and QB Matthew Stafford (back) were each limited and are all listed as questionable. FB Nick Bellore (ankle), CB Marcus Cooper (back), LS Don Muhlbach (calf) and OT Ricky Wagner (concussion) practiced in full and are off the injury report.

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  Lions | Limited practice for Matthew Stafford    Thu Dec 20, 04:49 PM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (back) put in a limited practice Thursday, Dec. 20.

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  Lions | Matthew Stafford nursing back injury    Wed Dec 19, 04:55 PM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (back) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Dec. 19 due to a back ailment.

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  Lions | Wednesday's practice report for Detroit    Wed Dec 19, 04:48 PM

Detroit Lions DT Damon Harrison (ankle) and S Charles Washington (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 19. CB Jamal Agnew (ankle), FB Nick Bellore (ankle), WR Bruce Ellington (hamstring), WR Kenny Golladay (chest), LB Devon Kennard (hip), LS Don Muhlbach (calf) and QB Matthew Stafford (back) were limited participants while CB Marcus Cooper (back) and OT Ricky Wagner (concussion) practiced in full.

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  Lions | Matthew Stafford quiet once again    Sun Dec 16, 05:04 PM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford completed 22-for-29 passing, throwing 208 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions against the Buffalo Bills in Week 15.

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  Lions | Matthew Stafford active for Week 15    Sun Dec 16, 11:44 AM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (back) is active for Week 15's game against the Buffalo Bills.

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  Lions | Matthew Stafford ready for Week 15    Sun Dec 16, 12:21 AM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (back) is expected to play against the Buffalo Bills in Week 15, according to a source.

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  Lions | Matthew Stafford listed as questionable    Fri Dec 14, 04:57 PM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (back) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 14, and is listed as questionable for Week 15.

Footballguys view: Stafford should play, but a sore back in the Buffalo cold does not sound like a good recipe for fantasy production.

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  Lions | Another limited practice for Matthew Stafford    Thu Dec 13, 07:22 PM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (back) was limited in practice for the second straight day Thursday, Dec. 13.

Footballguys view: Stafford has not been a fantasy darling this year. In week two of the fantasy playoffs, Fantasy GMs have much better options.

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  Lions | Matthew Stafford limited     Wed Dec 12, 05:31 PM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (back) was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 12.

Footballguys view: The Lions are on the road to play against the Bills in Week 15. Stafford is not going to be in many fantasy lineups due to the matchup and his play in recent weeks.

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  Lions | Matthew Stafford does nothing    Sun Dec 9, 11:06 PM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford completed 15-of-23 pass attempts for 101 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 14 against the Arizona Cardinals.

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  Lions | Matthew Stafford ready to play    Sun Dec 9, 03:20 PM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (back) is officially active for the team's Week 14 game.

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  Lions | Matthew Stafford expected to play in Week 14    Sun Dec 9, 09:33 AM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (back) is expected to play in Week 14's game against the Arizona Cardinals, according to a source.

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  Lions | Questionable tag for Matthew Stafford    Fri Dec 7, 06:49 PM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (back) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 7, and is listed as questionable for Week 14.

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  Lions | Week 14 injury report for Detroit    Fri Dec 7, 03:48 PM

Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson (knee) did not practice all week and has been ruled out for Week 14 against the Arizona Cardinals. LB Trevor Bates (ankle) was limited in practice for a second straight day Friday, Dec. 7, but has also been ruled out. FB Nick Bellore (ankle), WR Bruce Ellington (back), DE Kerry Hyder Jr. (illness), LB Devon Kennard (hip), WR Brandon Powell (calf), TE Michael Roberts (shoulder), CB Darius Slay (ankle) and QB Matthew Stafford (back) were limited in practice Friday and are listed as questionable. DE Ziggy Ansah (neck) and WR Kenny Golladay (quad) returned to a full practice Friday and no longer appear on the injury report.

Footballguys view: It sounds like Ellington and Stafford will play, but this is an afternoon start, so if you are counting on them in deep leagues, make sure to have a late/night game hedge on the roster. We should get news on Stafford Sunday morning before the early games kick off.

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  Lions | Matthew Stafford still limited    Thu Dec 6, 04:24 PM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (back) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 6.

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  Lions | Matthew Stafford does limited work    Wed Dec 5, 06:03 PM

Detroit Lions WR Matthew Stafford (back) was listed as a limited participant in practice on Wednesday, Dec. 5.

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  Lions | Wednesday's practice report for Detroit    Wed Dec 5, 05:52 PM

Detroit Lions LB Trevor Bates (ankle), RB Kerryon Johnson (knee) and LB Devon Kennard (hip) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 5. DE Ziggy Ansah (neck), FB Nick Bellore (ankle), WR Bruce Ellington (back), WR Kenny Golladay (quadriceps), WR Brandon Powell (calf) and QB Matthew Stafford (back) were listed as limited participants while TE Michael Roberts (shoulder) practiced in full.

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  Lions | Matthew Stafford so-so in home loss    Sun Dec 2, 07:41 PM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford completed 20-of-33 passes for 245 yards, one touchdown and one interception in Week 13 against the Los Angeles Rams.

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  Lions | Matthew Stafford throws two INTs    Thu Nov 22, 04:33 PM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford went 28-for-38 for 236 yards, zero touchdowns and two interceptions against the Chicago Bears in Week 12.

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  Lions | Matthew Stafford so-so in home win    Sun Nov 18, 05:14 PM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford completed 23-of-37 passes for 220 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in the Week 11 win against the Carolina Panthers.

Footballguys view: Stafford's ceiling is too low to consider in fantasy lineups with Golden Tate gone and Marvin Jones out. We'll see if Jones can return for Thanksgiving. Either way, you won't want to play Stafford with the Bears coming to town.

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  Lions | Touchdowns on tap for Matthew Stafford?    Sat Nov 17, 10:55 PM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford faces the Carolina Panthers in Week 11, and the Panthers have allowed the second-most touchdown passes in the NFL.

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  Lions | OC mum on Matthew Stafford's play    Tue Nov 13, 01:14 PM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford's performance this season is a matter of 'Detroit Lions information,' offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter said Tuesday, Nov. 13.

Footballguys view: Okay...that's not exactly a vote of confidence. In fact, we're not really sure what in the world that means. Thanks Cooter....how about this...Stafford needs to play better if the Lions want to get on the winning track. Fantasy GMs have better options at the QB position.

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  Lions | Matthew Stafford tosses pair of TDs    Sun Nov 11, 05:06 PM

Detroit Lions WR Matthew Stafford completed 25-of-42 passes for 274 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in the Week 10 loss against the Chicago Bears.

Footballguys view: Stafford compiled some stats when the game was out of hand, but he is still piloting a very limited offense without Golden Tate. The Panthers are an easier matchup than the one he has faced the last two weeks, but you still should be hesitant to play Stafford until the offense looks better.

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  Lions | Poor number for Matthew Stafford    Sun Nov 4, 04:13 PM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford completed 25-of-36 passes for just 199 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 9 loss against the Minnesota Vikings and he added four runs for 11 yards.

Footballguys view: Stafford and the Lions offense was feeble against a tough Vikings defense without Golden Tate. They were able to put together some long drives, but couldn't finish with touchdowns. Next week brings another test against the Bears on the road with lower expectations for everyone, including the Lions receivers who have newfound opportunity.

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  Lions | Matthew Stafford protecting pinky    Sat Nov 3, 08:36 PM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (finger) has been wearing a glove to help protect the injured pinky on his left hand. He hurt the finger last week but did not appear on the injury report this week.

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  Lions | Matthew Stafford goes over 300 yards    Sun Oct 28, 08:37 PM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford completed 27-of-40 passes for 310 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in the Week 8 loss against the Seattle Seahawks.

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  Lions | Matthew Stafford efficient in win    Sun Oct 21, 09:09 PM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford completed 18 of his 22 pass attempts for 217 yards and two touchdowns in a 32-21 win over the Miami Dolphins in Week 7.

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  Lions | Matthew Stafford throws for 307 yards    Sun Sep 30, 05:29 PM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford went 24-for-30 for 307 yards and two touchdowns against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 4.

Footballguys view: Stafford went back to being the center of the offense after the running game carried the offense last week. He did everything he could at the end to give the Lions a chance to win, but the defense couldn't convert. Stafford is a solid QB1 next week against Green Bay.

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  Lions | Matthew Stafford throws for two scores    Mon Sep 24, 03:57 AM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford went 27-of-36 for 262 yards and two touchdowns to go along with one interception in Week 3 against the New England Patriots.

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  Lions | Matthew Stafford ready for Niners    Fri Sep 14, 04:59 PM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (shin) practiced in full for a third consecutive day Friday, Sept. 14 and he was removed from the practice report ahead of the Week 2 game against the San Francisco 49ers.

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  Lions | Week 2 injury report for Detroit    Fri Sep 14, 04:54 PM

Detroit Lions OT Andrew Donnal (knee) and OG T.J. Lang (back) did not practice and are listed as out for Week 2 against the San Francisco 49ers. DE Ziggy Ansah (shoulder) and RB LeGarrette Blount (shoulder) were listed and are listed as questionable. QB Matthew Stafford (shin) practiced in full and was removed from the report.

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  Lions | Matthew Stafford practices    Thu Sep 13, 07:02 PM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (shin) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 13.

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  Lions | Matthew Stafford practices in full    Wed Sep 12, 05:45 PM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (shin) took part in a full practice session on Wednesday, Sept. 12.

Footballguys view: Stafford was awful against the Raiders on Monday night. He needs a bounce back this week and the Lions need to look like a cohesive offense. On the road against the 49ers, Stafford has the potential of a high-end QB2 in Week 2.

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  Lions | Wednesday's practice report for Detroit    Wed Sep 12, 05:35 PM

Detroit Lions OT Andrew Donnal (knee) and OG T.J. Lang (back) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 12. DE Ziggy Ansah (shoulder) was listed as a limited participant, while QB LeGarrette Blount (shoulder) and QB Matthew Stafford (shin) were able to practice in full.

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  Lions | Jets: We knew Matthew Stafford's signals    Tue Sep 11, 01:22 PM

New York Jets LB Darron Lee said Tuesday, Sept. 11, that the defense decoded the signals of Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford and knew what plays were coming, helping lead to five total interceptions (four off Stafford) in a 48-17 road win Monday, Sept. 10. 'We were calling out their plays as he was getting up to the line,' Lee said. 'We knew his signals. We knew everything. That's just preparation as a defense. ... It seemed like we were in his head as a defense.'

Footballguys view: Well that would explain a lot. If that's the case, new Lions head coach Matt Patricia needs to change those signals (among other things), and change them fast. We still like Stafford as a QB2 for Fantasy GMs but those who play in leagues that deduct points for interceptions will have to think twice about starting him.

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