QB Matthew Stafford - Detroit Lions

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

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Summary

In 2018, Matthew Stafford ran his streak of playing all 16 games to eight seasons but saw his seven-year streak of throwing for 4,250 or more yards broken. He threw for just 3,777 yards, primarily due to his his career-high 7.9 YPA in 2017 falling all the way to 6.8 last season. Perhaps the biggest reason for the big decrease in yardage and efficiency was a lack of weapons. Kenny Golladay was the only decent receiving option for much of the season. Eric Ebron left prior to the season in free agency, Golden Tate was traded prior to Week 8, and Marvin Jones missed the final seven games with injury. Offensive line injuries also took a toll. The Lions went out and added a key weapon for Stafford, using their top-10 pick on tight end T.J. Hockenson. If Hockenson can make a quick transition to the NFL while Marvin Jones and Kenny Golladay stay healthy, Stafford should have enough surrounding talent to bounce back to putting up at least strong QB2 fantasy numbers. (May 23)

FBG Staff Rankings

QB Redraft - 23, 17, 20, 21, 21, 22, 22, 22, 23, 23, 23, 23, 24, 24, 24, 25, 25, 25, 26, 26
QB Dynasty - 23, 18, 21, 25, 26, 27

Stats and Projections

YEARGCMPATTYDTDINTRSHYDTDFumL
2016 DET 16 388 594 4327 24 10 37 207 2 2
2017 DET 16 371 565 4446 29 10 29 98 0 7
2018 DET 16 367 555 3777 21 11 25 71 0 4
2019 PROJ-Dodds 15.5 332.0 544.0 * * * 25.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Henry 16.0 351.0 545.0 * * * 30.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Wood 16.0 365.0 570.0 * * * 35.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Tremblay 16.0 356.0 559.0 * * * 28.0 * * *

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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.

Average Draft Position

Overall: 178
QB: 25

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Latest News

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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2019 Schedule

1@ Arizona Cardinals
2vs Los Angeles Chargers
3@ Philadelphia Eagles
4vs Kansas City Chiefs
5--- BYE WEEK ---
6@ Green Bay Packers
7vs Minnesota Vikings
8vs New York Giants
9@ Oakland Raiders
10@ Chicago Bears
11vs Dallas Cowboys
12@ Washington Redskins
13vs Chicago Bears
14@ Minnesota Vikings
15vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
16@ Denver Broncos
17vs Green Bay Packers