Matthew Stafford
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By Dan Catterson, Lions Correspondent, Mon, Jul 28th 12:02pm EDT

"His command of the offense is getting better," said Caldwell, who also told reporters that Stafford arrived at training camp looking like he spent the break learning and studying. (Source: Detroit News)

Fantasy Impact: The Lions made it a priority to stop Stafford's two year regression by adding a quarterback-friendly head coach as well as several new offensive weapons in WR Golden Tate and rookie TE Eric Ebron. If Stafford continues to progress in the new offense, and develop chemistry with his new teammates, he should be a weekly top-5 fantasy QB play.

By Dan Catterson, Lions Correspondent, Wed, Jul 23rd 2:43pm EDT

Stafford enters his sixth training camp with a new head coach in Jim Caldwell, who's often been credited with improving the play of the great Peyton Manning, plus the sure-handed Golden Tate (ONLY FIVE dropped passes since 2011 according to ProFootballFocus) and rookie TE Eric Ebron.

Fantasy Impact: Stafford will have plenty of opportunities to increase his passing efficiency and show off his big play ability this season. Even if he doesn't repeat last season's 649 pass attempts, Stafford has never been surrounded with more offensive firepower. Which makes him arguably the fourth best QB option in drafts behind only Manning, Rodgers and Brees.

The New York Times | Jul 31st
Can only get better with new OC Joe Lombardi, a legitimate WR2 in Tate and new TE Ebron.
Breaking Football | Jul 31st
There is another level for Stafford if he can refine sloppy mechanics. Until that happens, he will struggle with consistency. Still, he's easily a top-10 fantasy QB.
Fantasy Team Advice | Jul 30th
Stafford has all the weapons to be one of the top QB's in the game today, the only question is can he bring his ridiculous TO ratio down (52 total INT's the past 3 seasons). He should finish right around 5000 passing yards and 30 TD's this season, as new OC Joe Lombardi will ask him to throw just as often as years past.
Fantasy Sports LR | Jul 30th
In the only three full seasons in his career, Stafford is averaging 4885 yards and sees a massive upgrade in context this season. Pass catching backs, improving TE/WR positions, Calvin Johnson presumed healthy... Detroit should still be in its share of shootouts, leaving lots of scoring for Stafford and co.
FFLockerRoom | Jul 30th
We really believe that Stafford makes the jump this year into a prime-time fantasy football quarterback. We can't give him a top-tier rating just yet, but with Calvin Johnson and company to throw to and a backfield loaded with running backs who can catch the ball, Stafford should produce explosive numbers. He comes in at a positive 0.375 on the FFLockerRoom True Proficiency Game Average. http://fflockerroom.com/2014/07/25/2014-fantasy-football-draft-preparation-quarterback-proficiency/
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru | Jul 21st
He can be a turnover machine, but he does put up over 4,000 yards and around 30 TDs a year.
Fantasy Football Maniax | Jul 15th
He has been a train wreck as a NFL quarterback the last two years, but finished 11th in 2012 and 7th in 2013 among fantasy quarterbacks. He's a fantasy QB1 as long as he is paired with All-Pro WR Calvin Johnson. The addition of free agent WR Golden Tate and rookie TE Eric Ebron could help his value even more in 2014.
Yahoo! Sports | Jun 3rd
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