We scour the news around the NFL to bring you what matters most to you and your dynasty team: the most current news on players, both superstars and the relative unknowns, and analysis to decipher the respective situations. These are many of the major stories and not meant to be an exhaustive look at all the recent happenings around the league.
Beat writer Mike O'Hara of the Detroit Lions team website recently wrote that quarterback Matthew Stafford played the 2018 season with broken bones in his back. Per O'Hara, "He had a broken back last year … Broken bones in his back.” The injury report began listing the quarterback's injury Week 14, but the severity was unknown. This partly explains why Stafford had his lowest number of passing attempts since 2010. He also had a poor yards-per-attempt average and touchdown ratio. But, the elephant in the room is the conservative offense employed by the Patricia-coached team. The signing of C.J. Anderson could signal a move to running the football even more than last season. While still talented, Stafford will likely never again approach the 727 attempts in 2012. He has not been over 600 attempts since 2014 (602). Fantasy players are encouraged to treat the 31-year old as a mid-level QB2.
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