Matthew Stafford

Matthew Stafford

Height: 6' 3"Weight: 220 lbsAge: 29College: GeorgiaDrafted: #1 (1st Rd. by Detroit)

Week 3 Outlook

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Week Rank (ECR) QB #6
Projection 17.4 pts


Matthew Stafford throws for a pair of scores in Lions' win

Matthew Stafford completed 15 of 21 passes for 122 yards and two touchdowns Monday night in the Lions' 24-10 win over the Giants. Stafford also lost one fumble.

Fantasy Impact

Stafford was efficient against a stout New York defense. Expect bigger numbers in future starts. Start him going forward as a back-end QB1 in an offense predicated on the pass.

Justin Mackey2 days ago
Matthew Stafford shines in Week 1 win, throws four touchdowns

Matthew Stafford completed 29 of 41 pass attempts on Sunday against the Cardinals, totaling 292 yards through the air with four touchdown passes. He added two carries for 14 yards.

Fantasy Impact

After throwing an interception on the opening drive, Stafford was locked in and picked apart the Cardinals defense. The Lions, once again, look to be relying heavily on the passing game this season, and with a trio of quality receivers, Stafford holds QB1 fantasy value. The Giants will be a tough test for Stafford and the Lions next week on Monday night.

Matthew Stafford signs blockbuster extension

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting the Detroit Lions and quarterback Matthew Stafford have agreed to a five-year, $135 million contract extension Monday.

Fantasy Impact

In the wake of his new blockbuster deal, Stafford is the highest-paid NFL player in league history. His five-year, $135 million deal includes a $50 million signing bonus and $92 million in guaranteed money. From a fantasy perspective, Stafford hasn't missed a game since the 2010 season -- he's proven durable -- and hasn't completed less than 65.3 percent of his passes in each of the past two seasons, passing for 56 touchdowns and 23 interceptions in that time span. Entering 2017, he remains on the QB1/ QB2 border, leaning more toward the QB2 side. He is an upside pick at the start of the double digit rounds in 12 team formats and beyond.

Matthew Stafford gets a day of rest on Monday

Matthew Stafford was handed a day off at Monday's practice, Kyle Meinke of reports.

Fantasy Impact

Fantasy owners have nothing to be concerned with as this is not injury related but just a chance for Stafford to get some rest. Expect the 29-year-old QB to skip the last game of the preseason as well and will be ready for the season opener against the Cardinals.

John Aubin3 weeks ago
Matthew Stafford throws two touchdown passes against the Patriots

Matthew Stafford completed 15 of 22 passes for 190 yards with two touchdowns and an interception on Friday against the Patriots.

Fantasy Impact

Stafford started off the game a bit rough before getting rolling in the second quarter. Though not a fantasy superstar, Stafford has proven to be a reliable fantasy asset, and is someone to consider if you miss out on the top quarterbacks.

Dan Harris4 weeks ago