QB Matthew Stafford - Detroit Lions
|6-2, 225||Born: 2-7-1988||College: Georgia||Drafted: Round 1, pick 2009|
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Weekly Performance vs QB 1, QB 12, QB 24
Matthew Stafford's percentile rank in each category, among QB with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 9 vs OAK (26 / 41 / 406 / 3 / 1 pass, 3 / 6 / 0 rush)
Matthew Stafford produced a strong fantasy day despite struggling with accuracy in a loss to the Raiders. Stafford benefitted form big plays, including long throws to Marvin Jones and a long touchdown to Kenny Golladay on a busted coverage. Stafford later added a touchdown to Marvin Jones on a red zone post route and a touchdown to J.D. McKissic on a corner route out of the backfield. While his stat line looked good, Stafford took two bad sacks including one on the final drive of the game, threw an interception intended for Golladay that was underthrown, and missed multiple receivers. This was one of Stafford's better fantasy games but he left throws and decisions on the field that could have helped Detroit get a road win. Stafford will face the Bears next week on the road.
2019 Week 8 vs NYG (25 / 32 / 342 / 3 / 1 pass, 2 / -3 / 0 rush)
Matthew Stafford had a good performance against the New York Giants on Sunday, throwing for three touchdowns. Stafford threw an ill-advised interception on the first drive of the game, where he severely underthrew Marvin Jones in double coverage. Stafford bounced back with an efficient game and showed a particularly good rhythm with Danny Amendola. Stafford's first touchdown was a deep ball to Marvin Hall, who has become a shot target for Stafford in recent weeks. Stafford added two touchdowns to Kenny Golladay, the first a contested catch along the sideline on a red zone throw and the second a trick play where the Giants busted a coverage. Stafford continues to get better protection from the offensive line than he has in prior years and will get a good matchup next week against the Raiders.
2019 Week 7 vs MIN (30 / 45 / 364 / 4 / 1 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Matthew Stafford had the best game of his season against the Vikings in a shootout on Sunday. Stafford made good decisions, was accurate, and was well protected throughout the game. After suffering injuries early in the season, Stafford has looked fine physically and made mobile moves to extend plays. Stafford threw four touchdowns, all to Marvin Jones from the red zone. Jones and Stafford have a strong rapport and the Lions offense is at its most dangerous when Jones is getting heavy volume. Stafford also threw the ball well to Danny Amendola while Kenny Golladay had a quiet game. Stafford did throw an interception in garbage time. He will face the Giants next week at home.
2019 Week 6 vs GB (18 / 32 / 265 / 0 / 0 pass, 3 / 9 / 0 rush)
Matthew Stafford started off hot against the Packers with deep strikes to Kenny Golladay and Marvin Hall on the first two drives to set up scoring chances. The offense stagnated multiple times in the red zone, including once because of a Stafford fumble and another because of delay of game. Stafford had an opportunity for a touchdown, with multiple throws inside the ten-yard line, including a quick screen to T.J. Hockenson where Hockenson fell just short of the end zone. Stafford threw the ball well but failed to perform in critical situations where he could have had a multiple touchdown game. Stafford will face a good Minnesota team at home next week.
2019 Week 4 vs KC (21 / 34 / 291 / 3 / 0 pass, 2 / 18 / 0 rush)
Matthew Stafford started against the Chiefs after being questionable during the week with a hip injury. Stafford played well and looked mobile with no visual limitations from the injury. Stafford threw the ball particularly well throughout the game, including a throw that threaded defenders in the red zone to Kenny Golladay for a touchdown. The throw was one only a handful of quarterbacks have the arm to make. Stafford also threw an open touchdown to T.J. Hockenson out of a bunch set and a good throw to the perimeter to Golladay who dragged two feet in bounds for the third score. Stafford could have had an even bigger day, but for a weird sequence in the red zone. Stafford threw what looked like a touchdown to Golladay along the back of the end zone, but Golladay bobbled the ball and it was ruled an incomplete pass. On the next play, Stafford scrambled but fumbled just short of the endzone that was recovered by the Chiefs. Stafford also had a well-placed throw down the seam to Hockenson that was dropped. Stafford played without Danny Amendola and lost Hockenson to injury during the game, but neither hurt his fantasy performance. Stafford is off for a bye next week before facing the Green Bay Packers on Monday night in week six.
2019 Week 3 vs PHI (18 / 32 / 201 / 1 / 0 pass, 3 / 1 / 0 rush)
Matthew Stafford had a quiet statistical game against the Eagles. Stafford threw a well-placed touchdown pass to Marvin Jones on a crossing route for his only score but had multiple other opportunities that did not convert. He threw a pass to Kenny Golladay in the end zone that was well covered and completed a touchdown pass to T.J. Hockenson, but Hockenson had stepped out of the end zone before the catch. Stafford was not at his best during the game, nearly throwing an interception on a pass to Danny Amendola and missing Marvin Jones on a pair of inaccurate passes, but could have had a bigger day. Jones had the opportunity for a big play on a double move but fell after the catch and Golladay had multiple opportunities to make plays but could not make catches. Stafford will need Golladay to play better to help his fantasy prospects next week against the Chiefs.
2019 Week 2 vs LAC (22 / 30 / 245 / 2 / 2 pass, 4 / 13 / 0 rush)
Matthew Stafford played well in a win against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday. Detroit established the run early with a backfield led by Kerryon Johnson and a game plan that largely played close to the vest. Stafford threw a touchdown early on a terrifically designed screen to Kerryon Johnson, that Johnson initially bobbled, but secured and ran in for a long touchdown. Stafford closed out a comeback win with a big-time touchdown throw to Kenny Golladay on a post while covered by Casey Hayward. Stafford was sharp, exploiting the perimeter with well-placed throws to Marvin Jones and Golladay. Stafford threw two interceptions, one a deep ball to Golladay that Golladay got overpowered on, and a second on a throw into coverage to Jones. Stafford was otherwise efficient and made plays in critical spots, including a fourth down conversion to Jones in the fourth quarter. He also ran for a third down conversion where he took a big hit at the end of the play. With a history of injuries, his health is important to monitor during the week.
2019 Week 1 vs ARI (27 / 45 / 385 / 3 / 0 pass, 3 / 22 / 0 rush)
Matthew Stafford had a solid week one performance against the Cardinals building a big lead before the Cardinals forced a tie. Stafford's touchdowns were two easy throws to Danny Amendola and Kenny Golladay on schemes that created broken coverages, then a good scramble drill with T.J. Hockenson in the red zone. Stafford was not perfect, as he was stripped from the blind side sack. He found easy success on targets to Hockenson, Marvin Jones, and Danny Amendola, while he struggled to connected with Kenny Golladay, including a throw that could have sealed a Detroit win that Golladay did not break on. Stafford has the opportunity for another big game in a could be shoot out in week two at home against the Chargers.
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