QB Jeff Driskel - Detroit Lions

6-4, 234Born: 4-23-1993College: Louisiana TechDrafted: Round 6, pick 2016

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Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 12 vs WAS (20 / 33 / 207 / 1 / 3 pass, 9 / 63 / 0 rush)

Jeff Driskel struggled against Washington in a loss on Sunday in place of injured starter Matthew Stafford. Driskel threw a touchdown in the red zone on a play-action pass to a wide-open Logan Thomas and added 63 yards on the ground in both designed quarterback runs and scrambles. Driskel struggles as a progression passer and frequently takes off as a runner after his first or second read is not open. He had an opportunity for a better game, missing two deep throws to Marvin Jones, including one that would have been a touchdown. Driskel threw three picks, including an underthrown deep target to Marvin Hall, and an inexcusable throw to Marvin Jones over the middle that gave Washington the ball on their game-winning drive. Driskel's last interception was a short throw on the final play of the game. Driskel has a high fantasy floor because of his running ability, but his struggles as a passer hurt the Detroit offense. He will face the Bears on Thanksgiving.

2019 Week 11 vs DAL (15 / 26 / 209 / 2 / 0 pass, 8 / 51 / 1 rush)

Jeff Driskel started in place of Matthew Stafford for the second consecutive game on Sunday. Driskel struggles with his progressions as a passer and is quick to pull the ball down and run. Driskel was an effective runner on Sunday, including a keeper on a zone read for a touchdown, which creates a strong weekly fantasy floor. Driskel was effective as a passer, throwing for two touchdowns, both to Marvin Jones. The first was a well-executed scramble drill where Driskel threw to Marvin Jones along the backline of the end zone. The second was a deep dig route where Jones was able to break tackles for a touchdown. Driskel will get a good matchup next week against Washington if Stafford misses another game. His passing is a liability to the offense, but he is tough and a good runner with plenty of fantasy viability in any week Stafford misses.

2019 Week 10 vs CHI (27 / 46 / 269 / 1 / 1 pass, 5 / 37 / 0 rush)

Jeff Driskel drew the start in replacement of an injured Matthew Stafford on the road against the Bears on Sunday. Driskel brought a mobile element to the offense and he was comfortable scrambling and throwing on the move. He had a good rhythm early in the game but struggled as the game went on and was hurt by untimely offensive penalties that kept him behind the chains, particularly in the second half. He also had multiple drops from his receivers. Driskel has not played this season, which showed as he struggled with game management including a delay of game and a short crossing route late in a comeback attempt that effectively ran out the clock on the game. Driskel threw a long touchdown pass to Kenny Golladay, but also added a bad interception on a telegraphed throw. If he gets another opportunity to start, Driskel will provide a running threat but is a clear downgrade in the passing game for the Detroit offense. He would face a tough Dallas defense next week.


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