Matthew Stafford news, rumors and stats

 

Matthew Stafford

Detroit Lions
Quarterback

Ht: 6.3 | Wt: 226

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Week By Week

YearTmGPass CompPass AttComp PctPass YdsPass TDPass IntRushRush YdsRush TDFum Lost
2009DET1120137753.32226713202110821
2010DET5579659.385356141111
2011DET1642166363.5050384116227801
2012DET1643572759.83496720173512644
2013DET1637163458.5246502919376924
Average:2974995934912215247822
Total:1485249759.471745710973119392911

Lions | Matthew Stafford wants quicker pace

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 14:08:14 -0700

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford said he hopes the offense plays at a quicker pace this season. He has gone 12-for-17 for 171 yards in two preseason games when the team has used an up-tempo offense.

Fantasy Tip: Stafford played well once Jim Bob Cooter became the offensive coordinator last season and should continue to improve this season. He did lose Calvin Johnson during the offseason but still has several weapons to work with in the passing game. Stafford probably should be a high-end No. 2 quarterback in most leagues but could be used as a starter against certain opponents.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Michael Rothstein

Lions | Taylor Decker struggles in debut

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 19:49:35 -0700

Detroit Lions OT Taylor Decker was flagged for a holding penalty and allowed a sack, which resulted in a fumble by QB Matthew Stafford, in a 30-17 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in the preseason Friday, Aug. 12.

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Lions | Anquan Boldin expects to work in slot

Wed, 03 Aug 2016 21:23:57 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Anquan Boldin has been a steady target for QB Matthew Stafford throughout training camp, according to beat writer Tim Twentyman. He is expected to step into the slot and add toughness, experience and production to the position group.

Fantasy Tip: Boldin posted 69 receptions, 789 yards and four touchdowns last season in San Francisco despite a shaky quarterback situation. He is playing with a much better quarterback and similar production can be expected despite the fact he is 35 years old. Consider him a solid WR4 or flex option in most fantasy formats.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: DetroitLions.com - Tim Twentyman

Lions | Mathew Stafford expects different offense

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 20:55:12 -0700

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford said he expects to lean on the running game a little more in 2016 with WR Calvin Johnson now retired. "I think it'll make us different," he said Thursday, July 28. "It's on us to make it more dangerous. We got to go out there and make the plays."

Fantasy Tip: It's tough to gauge how Stafford will perform without Johnson leading the passing attack, but he should still be viewed as a high-end QB2.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Detroit Free Press - Carlos Monarrez

Lions | Matthew Stafford unsung so far

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 16:54:25 -0700

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford tallied over 4,200 passing yards and 32 touchdowns last season, throwing nearly 600 passes.

Fantasy Tip: Stafford finished as the No. 8 quarterback in fantasy leagues last year, but he's only being drafted as the No. 19 quarterback. His volume alone should give him more consideration, even if Calvin Johnson is gone. Detroit will continue to throw a lot, and Stafford still has good weapons at his disposal. It's safer to draft him as a high-end QB2, but he could reach QB1 again in 2016.

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Lions | Detroit offense tougher for defenses?

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 17:50:14 -0700

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford believes his offense will be tougher to defend without former WR Calvin Johnson. Stafford said defenses won't know who the Lions will go to on offense, whereas most of the time in previous years Johnson was their go-to guy.

Fantasy Tip: Golden Tate takes over as the No. 1 wide receiver in Detroit, and he's a WR2 candidate in 2016. Marvin Jones figures to be the No. 2 receiver, but he shouldn't be viewed as more than a WR4 with WR3 upside.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Detroit Free Press - Dave Birkett

Lions | Matthew Stafford will still let it fly

Sun, 12 Jun 2016 05:58:22 -0700

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford completed a career-best 67.2% of his passes during the 2015 season, but offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter still wants to utilize Stafford's big arm and gunslinger mentality.

"We're not going to bury that guy yet," Cooter said after organized team activities finished. "We had to do what we had to do last year with certain instances, kind of where we were in the season, and some of that showed up in the game tape. I don't think we'll put any restraints on our quarterback. So there may be some short passes, there may be some long ones. So we're not going to restrain him at all."

Fantasy Tip: While Stafford is still best viewed as a No. 2 quarterback and matchup play, he thrived in Cooter's offense after the midseason switch up and now has a full offseason working in the system. It's still tough to gauge the offense without Calvin Johnson, though, and Stafford's inconsistency prevents him from being a set-and-forget option.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Detroit Free Press - Dave Birkett

Lions | Film different for Matthew Stafford

Mon, 30 May 2016 11:30:22 -0700

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford is approaching film study in a more traditional fashion this year. Stafford believes defensive looks will be more standard with former WR Calvin Johnson now retired. "Some things are going to look differently to us because of the fact that there was always the Calvin factor," head coach Jim Caldwell said, "just in terms of what kind of coverage he was going to get."

Fantasy Tip: Golden Tate takes over as the Lions' top wide receiver now, but he won't attract nearly as much attention as Johnson. Tate should be viewed as a WR2 with extra value in PPR leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: DetroitLions.com - Tim Twentyman

Lions | T.J. Jones on the verge of a breakout?

Sat, 28 May 2016 12:38:29 -0700

Detroit Lions WR T.J. Jones was "one of the obvious stars" in a recent organized team activity on Thursday, May 26, and has earned praised from head coach Jim Caldwell and QB Matthew Stafford for his offseason work.

Fantasy Tip: Even though Marvin Jones will absorb a good chunk of the 150 targets left behind by Calvin Johnson, there is going to be room for a player like T.J. Jones to make some noise for Detroit post-Megatron. The Lions also added Jeremy Kerley as a free agent, but he is primarily a slot receiver - a spot Golden Tate usually occupies in three-wide sets. As such, T.J. Jones is a name owners in all leagues should keep on their watch lists this season.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Mlive.com - Kyle Meinke

Lions | Matthew Stafford won't be traded

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 13:54:56 -0700

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford will not be traded, according to general manager Bob Quinn.

Fantasy Tip: Stafford has had his ups and downs with the Lions over the years. He has always flirted with being a borderline QB1 and a high-end QB2. The loss of Calvin Johnson really hurts his fantasy value, obviously, so it might be safer to take him more as a high-end QB2.

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