QB Matthew Stafford - Detroit Lions

6-2, 225Born: 2-7-1988College: GeorgiaDrafted: Round 1, pick 2009

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News you need to know

General News (Fri Oct 18): practiced fully on Friday and is not on the team's injury report. He will be available to play this week.

General News (Thu Oct 17): practiced fully on Thursday.

General News (Wed Oct 16): practiced fully on Wednesday.

Week 7: vs Minnesota Vikings

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FBG says: Bad matchup. Matthew Stafford and the Lions passing attack started the game hot this past week throwing for 229 yards in the first half but sputtered in the second half which ultimately allowed the Packers to come back and win the game as Stafford threw for just 36 yards in the second half. All in all, this is a passing attack that on the year has looked much better than the unit that we saw in 2018, as the team is stretching the defense and taking more shots down the field with Kenny Golladay than they did last year which was more of an underneath passing strategy as Stafford averaged just 6.8 yards per attempt last year compared to this years 8.0. The biggest improvement has been the offensive line as over the last two seasons, Stafford was sacked an average of 2.7 times per game compared to this year where has just been sacked 2.0 times per game. Simply put, the only way to have success against this Vikings secondary is through garbage time. Allowing 241 yards passing per game which is the eighth-best in the NFL, the Vikings are a team that allowed Matt Ryan and Carson Wentz to both throw for over 300 yards in games in which the Vikings won by 16 and 18 points. While Xavier Rhodes and Trae Waynes are having down seasons, Anthony Harris and Harrison Smith at the safety position are both playing at an All-Pro level. Expect Harris to play over-the-top on Kenny Golladay for most of this game which should limit his upside and deep play ability that we have seen this season. The other place that the Vikings excel at is the pass-rush. Both Everson Griffen and Danielle Hunter are elite pass-rushers coming off the edge which will be a handful for Taylor Decker and Rick Wagner this week.

Recent Stats and Projections

3 at PHI 64 18 32 201 1 0 3 1 0 0 14.15
4 vs KC 77 21 34 291 3 0 2 18 0 1 27.35
6 at GB 59 18 32 265 0 0 3 9 0 0 13.15
7 vs MIN 0 30 45 364 4 1 0 0 0 0 33.2
7 vs MIN PROJ-Dodds * 22 33 * * * 3 * * * *
7 vs MIN PROJ-Tremblay * 21 34 * * * 3 * * * *
7 vs MIN PROJ-Bloom * 18 30 * * * 2 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs QB 1, QB 12, QB 24

Percentile ranks

Matthew Stafford's percentile rank in each category, among QB with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

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.


Latest News

Lions | Four scores for Matthew Stafford (Sun Oct 20, 09:25 PM) - Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford completed 30 of his 45 passes for 364 yards, four touchdowns and an interception in a 42-30 loss to the Minnesota Vikings in Week 7.

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Lions | Matthew Stafford not on injury report (Fri Oct 18, 04:20 PM) - Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (hip) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 18, and is not on the injury report for Week 7.

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Lions | Detroit's injury report for Week 7 (Fri Oct 18, 03:07 PM) - Detroit Lions DT Mike Daniels (foot) and CB Amani Oruwariye (knee) were unable to practice and have been ruled out for Week 7 versus the Minnesota Vikings. FB Nick Bawden (back) was added to the injury report Friday, Oct. 18, and is listed as questionable. DB Quandre Diggs (hamstring) and CB Darius Slay (hamstring) were limited in practice all week and are also listed as questionable. DT Da'Shawn Hand (elbow) and OT Ricky Wagner (knee) were upgraded to a full practice Friday and are listed as questionable as well. DT A'Shawn Robinson (knee), QB Matthew Stafford (hip) and TE Logan Thomas (shoulder) participated in full Friday and have been removed from the injury report.

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Lions | Matthew Stafford practices (Thu Oct 17, 06:53 PM) - Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (hip) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 17.

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Lions | Thursday's practice report for Detroit (Thu Oct 17, 04:05 PM) - Detroit Lions DT Mike Daniels (foot) and CB Amani Oruwariye (knee) were unable to practice Thursday, Oct. 17. DB Quandre Diggs (hamstring), DT Da'Shawn Hand (elbow), CB Darius Slay (hamstring) and OT Ricky Wagner (knee) were limited for a second straight day. DT A'Shawn Robinson (knee), QB Matthew Stafford (hip) and TE Logan Thomas (shoulder) participated in full.

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