By Dan Catterson, Lions Correspondent, Tue, Dec 9th 4:19pm EST
Detroit Lions' quarterback Matthew Stafford was seen as a top 5 fantasy option heading into the 2014 season. However, things didn't work out that way as injuries to key offensive weapons Calvin Johnson, Reggie Bush and, to a lesser extent Joseph Fauria, as well as the slow development of rookie tight end Eric Ebron, led to several sub-par performances. However, the recent friendly schedule is helping Stafford make it up to fantasy owners who stuck by him and still make the playoffs, or those smart enough to take him off a frustrated owner's hands. (Source: detroitlions.com
Fantasy Impact: In the last two games Matthew Stafford has completed 75.6 percent of his passes against the Chicago Bears and 76.5 percent against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He has 701 yards passing, five TDs and no interceptions. In fact, Stafford's only thrown one interception in his last 134 pass attempts. The good times should continue to roll with match-ups against the Minnesota Vikings and the Chicago Bears to close the season. Leaving Stafford an easy QB 1 play, even in 8-team fantasy leagues.