By Dan Catterson, Lions Correspondent, Mon, Aug 18th 11:17am EDT
Matthew Stafford completed 9-of-10 passes for 88 yards and two touchdowns in Friday night's preseason game against the Raiders. (Source: ESPN
Fantasy Impact: Stafford is on the verge of having his best season as the Lions' starting quarterback. Not only does he have a new coaching staff that's been dedicated to fixing is occasionally questionable mechanics, but he's finally been provided with the playmakers he's been missing outside of Calvin Johnson. Stafford is currently being drafted as the fourth quarterback off the board in most leagues. He offers weekly top five consideration - especially given his division's relatively weak secondaries.
By Dan Catterson, Lions Correspondent, Sat, Aug 9th 9:00pm EDT
Lions' quarterback Matthew Stafford played just one series of the Lions' first preseason game. He finished 2-for-3 for 16 yards. (Source: Paula Pasche on Twitter
Fantasy Impact: Stafford hooked up with Golden Tate on a 14 yard bullet on the Lions' opening drive. Something we could see a lot of this season as Tate gives Stafford a legit number two receiver for once. With teams double teaming Calvin Johnson, Tate could be in line for a lot more targets than he saw in Seattle's run-centric offense.
By Dan Catterson, Lions Correspondent, Fri, Aug 8th 10:48am EDT
Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has looked impressive in camp, and he's yet to throw even one interception. (Source: Detroit Free Press
Fantasy Impact: After tossing a four-year high 19 picks last season, with 11 of them across the final six games, Lombardi has made it a point to get Stafford under control. If he can remain under control, Stafford is practically a lock for a top five finish in fantasy.
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.
Legion Report | Aug 22nd
We like Stafford to take an even bigger step forward this year. With the acquisition of Golden Tate and Eric Ebron, Stafford adds more sizzle to an arsenal that already included Calvin Johnson, Reggie Bush and Joique Bell. Reggie Bush stated that the Lions New Offensive Scheme is exactly the same as the one he learned with the Saints. With new OC Joe Lombardi aboard (Previously spending his last 7 seasons in New Orleans) look for him to bring an up-tempo look to the Detroit Offense in 2014. During Lombardis time in the NOLA, their offense ranked: 1st, 2nd, 6th, 1st, 1st & 4th in Total Offense. Were buying the Detroit Offense and recommending Stafford as a no doubt QB for 2014.
Breaking Football | Aug 11th
It’s the third round of your fantasy football draft, you already have a stud running back and wide receiver locked down and you’re looking for a quarterback. Andrew Luck and Matthew Stafford are both on the board. Both have great upside, but who’s going to carry you to the promised land? Keep reading to find out: The Case For Andrew Luck: A (hopefully) much improved receiving cor...