Matthew Stafford

Matthew Stafford

Height: 6' 3"Weight: 220 lbsAge: 31College: GeorgiaDrafted: #1 (1st Rd. by Detroit)

Week 8 Outlook

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Week Rank (ECR) QB #7
Projection 18.9 pts



He's coming off a game in which he threw for 364 yards and four touchdowns against the Vikings, so naturally, we want to look closely at Stafford. Knowing he has a matchup with the Giants, he's definitely someone you should be considering. Coming into Week 7 against the Cardinals, the Giants had allowed 5-of-6 quarterbacks to post 20.5 or more fantasy points. Murray was just the second quarterback to not finish inside the top-10 against them. In fact, Kyler Murray and Dwayne Haskins (two rookies) were the only two who've finished the game against them averaging less than 8.2 yards per attempt. The biggest concern is the lack of pass attempts from the Lions but knowing that Kerryon Johnson is likely to miss this game, some of those concerns do fade into the background. Coming into his Week 7 game where he attempted 45 passes, Stafford had thrown in between 30-34 attempts in each of his previous four games, which is likely the territory he'll be in this week. The 8.92 yards per attempt the Giants are allowing is behind only the Dolphins, so it's still very possible Stafford hits the 300-yard mark despite the lack of attempts. The Giants have allowed a 4.63 percent touchdown-rate, but that'll catch-up before long. There are just five teams who've allowed at least 8.40 yards per attempt, and the Giants are the only ones who have allowed less than a 6.52 percent touchdown-rate. Stafford should be in lineups as a high-floor low-end QB1 this week.

Averaging highest yards per completion of his career