Matthew Stafford

Matthew Stafford

Height: 6' 3"Weight: 226 lbsAge: 29College: GeorgiaDrafted: #1 (1st Rd. by Detroit)

2017 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
17th easiest for QBs
Draft Rank (ECR) #104
Best / Worst #52 / #191
ADP #97


Matthew Stafford could receive extension in the coming weeks

NFL Network's Stacey Dales is reporting Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford could receive a contract extension within the coming weeks.

Fantasy Impact

Dales is adding that the No. 1 priority for the Lions is re-signing Stafford, their franchise signal caller. "There is internal optimism that they are going to get something done within the next two weeks," Dales said via Total Access. Although Stafford dons a winless, 0-3 record in the postseason, the Lions are confident that he can eventually get the team over the hump. I don't expect Stafford to reach the open market in 2018. In the wake of Derek Carr's recent extension, Stafford could command somewhere in between the range of $24-to-$26 million per year.

Matthew Stafford's finger 'feels good'

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (finger) told the media that he will not undergo surgery to repair his injured finger from last season.

Fantasy Impact

Stafford also said his finger "feels good" and that he's been "throwing for a month and a half." The 29-year-old signal caller is not expected to be held back during offseason workouts and should be a full-go for July's training camp.

Matthew Stafford shut down in Seattle

Lions quarterback Matt Stafford managed to complete just 18 of 32 passing attempts against the Seahawks for 205 yards.

Fantasy Impact

Stafford's once-inspiring season ended in disappointing fashion as he went touchdown-less in the Lions' loss in their wild-card round against the Seattle Seahawks. He was hurt by drops, tough officiating, and a very good Seahawks defense. While Stafford has obviously matured as an on-the-field quarterback his fantasy value has dropped off from his 2011 peak and, with just adequate offensive weapons at his disposal, Matt Stafford figures to be a low-end standard league starting QB in 2017.

Aaron Martinuzzi28 weeks ago
Matthew Stafford has nice outing in loss

Matt Stafford completed 26 of 41 passes against the Green Bay Packers for 374 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception.

Fantasy Impact

Stafford cleared 300 yards passing for the first time since Week 13, and, combined with his touchdowns, gave fantasy owners decent production against the Packers. It's clear Stafford's finger injury impacted his play down the stretch as he threw interceptions in four consecutive games to end the season. Fantasy owners shouldn't let recency bias pollute their opinion of the talented quarterback, however, as, when healthy, he was one of the league's best quarterbacks and an MVP candidate. Matt Stafford should be considered a fringe top 10 quarterback heading into the fantasy off-season.

Aaron Martinuzzi28 weeks ago
Matthew Stafford saves fantasy night with rushing TD

Matt Stafford completed 26 of 46 passing attempts for 260 yards against the Cowboys Monday night, tossing one interception and adding a one-yard rushing touchdown. Stafford also, unfortunately, lost one fumble near Dallas's end zone in the fourth quarter.

Fantasy Impact

After a fast start, it was a rough outing for Stafford and the rest of the Lions' offense in Dallas. As with last week against the Giants, his injured middle finger didn't appear to be much of a factor, but the Cowboys' unique defensive looks were, leading to his interception and keeping the Lions from scoring a touchdown through the air. Stafford figures to have a big Week 17 at home against the Packers for the NFC North division title.

Aaron Martinuzzi29 weeks ago