Matthew Stafford news, rumors and stats

 

Matthew Stafford

Detroit Lions
Quarterback

Ht: 6.3 | Wt: 236

News | Stats | Stat vs. Team | Targets | Injury | Depth Chart | Roster

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 | Jim Bob Cooter likely to remain

Fri, 15 Jan 2016 09:17:17 -0800

Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter is likely to remain on the coaching staff now that the Lions announced that head coach Jim Caldwell will be retained for another season. Cooter helped QB Matthew Stafford to the most consistent stretch of his seven-year career in the second half of this season.

Fantasy Tip: This has to be considered a win for Stafford's 2016 fantasy value. Cooter was great for the entire Detroit offense in the second half of the year, and big things will be expected next year. Stafford is a legitimate QB1 but could be downgraded if Calvin Johnson retires this offseason.

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

Lions | Matthew Stafford to meet with GM

Mon, 11 Jan 2016 12:30:15 -0800

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford will meet with new general manager Bob Quinn before a decision is made on head coach Jim Caldwell.

Fantasy Tip: Caldwell's status is still very much in question, but Quinn has fully endorsed Stafford as a big part of the Lions' future. The fact that Quinn wants to meet with Stafford before making a decision on Caldwell also speaks to the value Stafford has in the eyes of Quinn.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Grand Rapids Press - Kyle Meinke

Lions | Matthew Stafford tosses three TDs

Sun, 03 Jan 2016 19:55:55 -0800

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford completed 28 of his 39 pass attempts for 298 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 17 game against the Chicago Bears.

Fantasy Tip: It was an up and down year for Stafford, but he finished with six straight games with two or more touchdowns to re-emerge as a must-start fantasy option. The team may or may not change coaching staffs during the offseason, but as long as Staff and Calvin Johnson are together the quarterback and wide receiver are each fantasy must-start options.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press

Lions | Matthew Staffed throws for 301

Sun, 27 Dec 2015 17:38:34 -0800

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford completed 29 of 37 passes for 301 yards and two touchdowns in a 32-17 win over the San Francisco 49ers in Week 16.

Fantasy Tip: Stafford continued his late-season surge. He has thrown multiple touchdowns in five straight games, totaling 14 scores and one interception during the stretch. He should close the season on a high note against a weak Chicago defense.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press

Lions | Matthew Stafford tosses three TDs

Mon, 21 Dec 2015 22:46:40 -0800

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford completed 22 of his 25 pass attempts in the Week 15 game against the New Orleans Saints Monday, Dec. 21, finishing with 254 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions. He set a franchise record in completion percentage in a game at 88 percent (minimum 25 attempts).

Fantasy Tip: Stafford nearly had a fourth touchdown pass in the fourth quarter, but Eric Ebron was ruled down at the half-yard line. Stafford has re-emerged as a must-start fantasy option down the stretch.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook

Lions | Big plays lacking for Lions

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 17:47:01 -0800

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford and the Detroit offense rank just 23rd in the NFL in plays of 20 yards or more. The Lions failed to accomplish such a play last week against the St. Louis Rams. Furthermore, Detroit is one of eight teams to not record a run of at least 40 yards.

Fantasy Tip: What's more puzzling is that the Lions have some great offensive playmakers, including Calvin Johnson ($7,500, 15.0% of cap), Golden Tate ($5,400, 10.8%), Ameer Abdullah ($4,100, 8.2%) and Theo Riddick ($4,700, 9.4%). And Matthew Stafford ($7,600, 15.2%) isn't lacking in arm strength. Detroit has been a disappointment this year, but they have a chance to redeem themselves this week against one of the worst defenses in the NFL in 2015 in the New Orleans Saints. Don't give up on your Lions just yet.

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

Lions | Matthew Stafford tosses two TDs

Sun, 13 Dec 2015 18:24:29 -0800

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford completed 30 of 46 pass attempts for 245 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in the Week 14 game against the St. Louis Rams. He also ran twice for five yards.

Fantasy Tip: Staff has thrown for two or more touchdowns in a season-high three straight games, and he can be trusted, win or lose, by fantasy owners. That multi-TD streak should continue against New Orleans' shabby pass defense on Monday Night Football in Week 15.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press

Lions | Matthew Stafford throws two TDs

Thu, 03 Dec 2015 22:40:57 -0800

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford went 23-for-35 for 220 yards and two touchdowns against the Green Bay Packers in Week 13.

Fantasy Tip: Stafford has played well in his last three games and has seven touchdowns in that span. He will be facing the St. Louis Rams in his next game and could be a decent option for fantasy owners.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press

Lions | Matthew Stafford gaining steam

Thu, 03 Dec 2015 12:05:44 -0800

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford has been more effective in play-action passing during the team's three-game winning streak. In the last three games he has 9.7 play-action attempts per game for a completion percentage of 69.0%, and he's thrown three touchdowns and no interceptions. In his first eight games he had just 5.6 play-action attempts per game for a 64.4 completion percentage and a touchdown and interception.

Fantasy Tip: This just goes to show that Stafford ($7,700, 15.4% of cap) is improving and is more comfortable in Jim Bob Cooter's offense. He should once again be a strong play Thursday night against the Green Bay Packers on FantasyScore. In traditional leagues, Stafford is peaking at the right time with a favorable schedule for the fantasy playoffs.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN Stats and Information

Lions | Matthew Stafford thriving under new OC

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 06:44:07 -0800

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford is 73-for-111 (65%) for 861 yards, eight touchdowns and one interception the last three weeks under new offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter.

Fantasy Tip: A lot of that is an aberration game against the Philadelphia Eagles, who had no defense for Calvin Johnson yesterday. Stafford will have a decent matchup against the Green Bay Packers next Thursday, but pump the brakes just a bit before crowning his renaissance.

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

More player news ...


Also see

08/07 - Fantasy Football Rankings: Standard Scoring
07/08 - Fantasy Football Rankings: RTSports.com Scoring
01/23 - Fantasy Football Daily Rundown: Thursday, Jan. 23
01/21 - Fantasy Football Daily Rundown: Tuesday, Jan. 21
01/16 - Fantasy Football Daily Rundown: Thursday, Jan. 16
01/03 - Fantasy Football Daily Rundown: Friday, Jan. 3
12/26 - Fantasy football sleepers to help win your title in Week 17
12/26 - Five players to avoid in Week 17
12/18 - Fantasy Football Daily Rundown: Wednesday, Dec. 18
11/06 - Could trouble be brewing for Steelers WR Antonio Brown?