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By Dan Catterson, Lions Correspondent, Mon, Sep 29th 7:59am EDT

Detroit Lions' quarterback went 24 of 34 for 293 and two passing touchdowns against the Jets in Week 4. He also added a rushing touchdown - his second of the season. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Despite his favorite target Calvin Johnson being severely limited by an ankle injury, Stafford managed to hook up with wide receiver Jeremy Ross for a long bomb in the second quarter. He was in clock-management mode for most of the fourth quarter. Stafford should remain a QB1 against the Bills in Week 5. Hopefully he'll have his number one target back to full health by then too.

By Dan Catterson, Lions Correspondent, Fri, Sep 26th 11:56am EDT

Detroit Lions' quarterback Matthew Stafford was not injured when a pedestrian bridge collapsed over the freeway as Stafford was driving to practice. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: The bridge collapsed around 6am Friday morning, stranding Stafford and other motorists on the freeway. The incident forced Stafford to abandon his car and get a ride into work from a Lions' employee. It's a strange story, but it shouldn't affect your plans to start Stafford this weekend against the Jets.

By Dale Redman, Lions Correspondent, Mon, Sep 22nd 11:31am EDT

In what many expected to be a shootout, Matt Stafford and the Lions offense couldn't get much going against the Packers on Sunday. Stafford struggled to sustain drives, going 22 for 34 with 246 yards and 2 interceptions.

Fantasy Impact: After totaling 3 TDs in Week 1, Stafford has only 1 TD pass to his name in the following 2 games. The QB also threw his first interceptions of the year, giving fantasy owners very few fantasy points in Week 3. While he was extremely disappointing this week, Stafford remains one of the best fantasy QBs options week to week. Look for the former Bulldog to bounce back next week against the Jets.

By Steve Myette, Lions Correspondent, Sun, Sep 14th 4:23pm EDT

Matthew Stafford finished his day against the Panthers going 27 of 48 passing for 291 yards with one touchdown and one interception.

Fantasy Impact: This one was pretty much a 180 from the dominant display Stafford and the Lions put on last Monday against the Giants. Stafford couldn't sustain any drives all afternoon against a Panthers defense missing star Greg Hardy, leading the team to just 7 points. The Panthers D is still one of the better units in the NFL though, and Stafford is still a good bet to put up top 5 numbers at his position the rest of the way. Look for him to bounce back against an average Green Bay defense at home next Sunday.

By Dan Catterson, Lions Correspondent, Mon, Sep 8th 10:31pm EDT

Detroit Lions' quarterback Matthew Stafford did a little bit of everything against the New York Giants in the season opener, completing 22 of 32 passes for 346 yards and 2 touchdowns and no interceptions. He also ran for a score in the third quarter. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Stafford started the night going 8-for-8 while leading the Lions two touchdowns on each of their first two possessions. He continued to show great chemistry with his top target Calvin Johnson, but did manage to get both Reggie Bush and his new toy Golden Tate involved in the passing game as well. If Stafford can lower his interceptions and not force too many throws, he has the potential to finish as a top 3 fantasy QB this season.

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.

Fantasy Football Maniax | Oct 1st
The Bills are just 18th against fantasy quarterbacks, Stafford is at home and should have a monster fantasy week.
FFLockerRoom | Oct 1st
Stafford had a very solid Week 4 against the Jets despite Calvin Johnson having a down game. That is a great sign that the young quarterback has made a step forward in his growth. Against the Bills he will need to duplicate his performance for the Lions to have a shot. Look for the Lions QB to be a top QB option once again.
Yahoo! Sports | Sep 9th
I was down on Matthew Stafford entering the year, but there’s no question he played well Monday night. He completed 68.8 percent of his passes while getting 10.8 YPA and a 2:0 TD:INT ratio, even adding a rushing score and a two-point conversion against a Giants secondary that projects to be very strong. Stafford got just 6.9 YPA with a 13:13 TD:INT ratio over the final eight games last seaso...
ESPN | Aug 26th
Nate Ravitz and Matthew Berry discuss if Matt Forte should be in consideration for the number 1 pick, if Matthew Stafford is a top 5 QB, can Randall C...
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...