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Matthew Stafford

Matthew Stafford

Height: 6' 3"Weight: 220 lbsAge: 32College: GeorgiaDrafted: #1 (1st Rd. by Detroit)

Week 12 Outlook

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Week Rank (ECR) QB #16
Projection 17.8 pts


Matthew Stafford comes up small on Turkey Day

Matthew Stafford completed 28 of 42 passes for 295 yards, one TD, and an INT in the Lions’ 41-25 loss to the Texans on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact

Stafford threw his 18th Thanksgiving touchdown, tying him with Tony Romo for most such touchdowns all time. That's where the positives end, as Stafford did little all game until he tossed a garbage time score to Mo Sanu with six minutes left in the game. This was a favorable spot for the Lions' QB, but he again came up small. Stafford will find himself in a much more challenging position against Chicago next week, where he won't be a recommended option.

Zachary Hanshew4 days ago
Matthew Stafford flops in Week 11 loss

Matthew Stafford completed 18 of 33 pass attempts for 178 yards and rushed four times for five yards in the Lions’ 20-0 loss to the Panthers on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact

Stafford didn’t throw any picks in this one, but he couldn’t get anything going on offense and scraped out a ridiculously-poor 178 yards on 33 pass attempts. Playing with an injured thumb and missing Kenny Golladay, D’Andre Swift, and Danny Amendola, a bad performance wasn’t a shocker, but the extent of his poor play was not expected. He’ll have just four days to rest up ahead of a Thanksgiving showdown with the Texans.

Zachary Hanshew1 week ago
Matthew Stafford (thumb) officially active in Week 11 vs Panthers

Lions QB Matthew Stafford (thumb) is officially active for Week 11 against the Panthers.

Fantasy Impact

As expected. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported earlier that Stafford is expected to have "no limitations" today. However, he'll be without Kenny Golladay and D'Andre Swift, which limits his fantasy upside. Consider Stafford a QB2 for this one.

Matthew Stafford expected to play and start in Week 11

ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting Lions QB Matthew Stafford (thumb) is expected to start in Week 11, confirming a report from earlier in the week.

Fantasy Impact

While Danny Amendola (hip), Kenny Golladay (hip), and D'Andre Swift (concussion) all ruled out with their respective injuries, Stafford will be a go in an exploitable road matchup at the Panthers. Carolina is allowing the 18th most FPPG (19.4) to enemy quarterbacks while being gashed in recent memory. The Panthers' defense has surrendered at least 281 passing yards and three total touchdowns to an opposing signal-caller in three of their past four games, including back-to-back games yielding north of 340 yards and four scores (Patrick Mahomes, Tom Brady). Even with three of his most-dependable skill position players sidelined, Stafford brings a respectable floor for your fantasy football teams in Week 11. He may not pop, but he also is unlikely to lose you the week either.

Matthew Stafford (thumb) expected to start Week 11

QB Matthew Stafford (thumb) is expected to start Sunday's Week 11 contest against the Panthers.

Fantasy Impact

Stafford has now logged back-to-back practices and is expected to start Sunday against the Panthers. There were no major setbacks with his thumb injury and the Lions will have him available. Stafford is currently 17th among all quarterbacks in the latest expert consensus rankings for Week 11.

Brad Camara1 week ago
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