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 19 pts


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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.

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Matthew Stafford tosses four TDs in loss

Matthew Stafford completed 30 of 45 pass attempts for 364 yards, four TDs, and one INT in the Lions’ 42-30 loss to the Vikings on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact

Stafford popped off for a huge game in a showdown with the Vikings, as he tried to keep pace with Kirk Cousins and the Vikings. Stafford is fully capable of huge games like this on any given Sunday, and with Kerryon Johnson (knee) unsure ahead of Week 8, the quarterback may be asked to sling it a little more than usual.

Zachary Hanshew - Oct 21, 2019
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ECRBestWorst# of Experts
Week 8QB #7QB #3QB #119
Rest of Season QB #14QB #14QB #225
Dynasty QB #18QB #9QB #2411
(Week 8)
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Pass CmpPass AttPass YdsPass TdsPass IntsRush AttRush YdsRush TdsFumblesPoints
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Pass YdsPass TdsRush YdsRush TdsPoints
Last Week36440029.6
Last 3 Weeks306.72.39021.5
Season to Date291.82.210.5020.2
Game Log
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OPPPass YdsPass TdsRush YdsRush TdsPoints
Week 7vs. MIN36440029.6
Week 6@ GB26509011.5
Week 4vs. KC291318023.4
Week 3@ PHI20111012.1
Strength of Schedule
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Next Gamevs. NYG12th easiest opponent
Next 3 GamesOAK, CHI, DAL20th easiest opponents
Playoffs (?)MIN, TB, DEN21st easiest opponents
Rest of Season--21st easiest remaining opponents