Matthew Stafford
Matthew Stafford

Matthew Stafford

Detroit Lions
Note from FantasyPros Staff
Thu, Jun 30th 2:45pm EDT
Without Calvin Johnson, we have no idea who Matthew Stafford will end up being. What we do know, is that he finished 9th in scoring last season and has had more top-five fantasy seasons than nearly everyone ahead of him on the list. Stafford is still young and could see further improvement, which from 9th in scoring makes him an absolute steal in the 13th round.

In a little more than a quarter's worth of action on Thursday night, Matt Stafford completed eight of eleven passes for 113 yards.

Fantasy Impact: Stafford looked sharp, again, despite taking a few hits and a sack as Cincinnati's defensive line hassled Detroit's o-line most of the night. Although he didn't convert any Touchdown passes, there is good news for Lions fans here as Stafford looked very competent and productive running Jim Bob Cooter's no huddle, a wrinkle added since last season. As far as fantasy owners are concerned, it's probably worth considering Stafford a low-end QB1 and desirable backup/bye week fill-in since, between his passing acumen and receiving talents Golden Tate and Marvin Jones, Detroit should have no trouble piling up yards this year.

Category: Game Recaps


WalterFootball | Aug 19th
Stafford was left for dead early last season, but after Jim Bob Cooter took over as offensive coordinator, he started playing much better. For the longer term, I think Stafford will have value. I really like the Marvin Jones signing, but of course, he's no Calvin Johnson
ProjectRoto | Aug 14th
He is sooooo bad without Calvin.
The NY Times | Aug 9th
Tate, Jones, and a healthy Ebron provide enough support to remain successful.
FanSided | Aug 8th
We continueour “Packers 100” countdown looking at the best fantasy football options in the NFC North. Green Bay Packers football is just 34 days away. You can find the full countdown here. The 2016 season marks a pivotal year for Matthew Stafford given the fact that for the first time i...
Fantasy Sports LR | Jul 30th
Last year's QB9 showed top-end production with Cooter. Give me a full season of that offense.
Coach Esser | Jul 18th
No Calvin Johnson means no Stafford on my fantasy teams.
Dynasty Football Warehouse | Jul 8th
Consistent. Was very efficient in final 8 games last year. Should have a nice floor.
RotoBaller | Jul 7th
Fantasy football is littered with risky propositions. There are injury-prone players, players who have rookies ready to steal their jobs or coaches ready to demote them on the depth chart, or players who lost valuable teammates in the offseason.  These guys might have great track records or might seem to have everything going for them
Breaking Football | Jul 5th
Megatron's departure could actually open things up in Detroit, and let's not forget Stafford's insane 17 TD to 1 INT tear to end 2015.