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Matthew Stafford

Detroit Lions

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Lions | Matthew Stafford remains starter

Mon, 12 Oct 2015 08:18:02 -0700

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford will remain the starting quarterback, despite being benched in Week 5 Sunday, Oct. 11.

Fantasy Tip: Stafford ($6,300, 12.6% of cap) faces the Chicago Bears in Week 6, who have been good against opposing quarterbacks the last three weeks. Stafford is a risky midrange grab on FantasyScore.

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Lions | Matthew Stafford pulled in blowout

Sun, 11 Oct 2015 15:19:40 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Matthew Stafford was benched late in the third quarter of the Week 5 game against the Arizona Cardinals, down 35-7. QB Dan Orlovsky replaced him.

Fantasy Tip: It's uncertain if the winless Lions plan to make a quarterback change, but it's bad news for the FantasyScore outlook for Stafford ($6,300, 12.6% of cap) going forward. Orlovsky ($4,500, 9.0% of cap) might be worth grabbing just in case, in formats which require two starting signal callers.

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Lions | Matthew Stafford not connecting

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 15:18:21 -0700

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford was just 1-for-5 for 15 yards when targeting WR Calvin Johnson on passes at least 10 yards downfield in Week 4 against the Seattle Seahawks Monday, Oct. 5. On the season he's 5-for-18 targeting Johnson on throws of that distance.

Fantasy Tip: It doesn't get any easier this weekend against the Arizona Cardinals and shutdown corner Patrick Peterson, who will likely be matched up on Megatron. Fading both Stafford ($6,300, 12.6% of cap) and Johnson ($7,100, 14.2% of cap) is probably the preferred daily strategy for another week.

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Lions | Matthew Stafford struggles against Cards

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 15:11:30 -0700

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford was held to just 183 passing yards when he faced the Arizona Cardinals last season. In three career starts against the Cardinals, Stafford is 66-for-106 (56.9%) for 707 yards, two touchdowns, four interceptions and a passer rating of 66.3. He faces Arizona in Week 5.

Fantasy Tip: Stafford ($6,300, 12.6% of cap) and the Lions are looking for their first win of the season, and they have yet to hit a stride on offense. It could happen this weekend but is unlikely against a very aggressive and good Cardinals defense. Look to fade Stafford yet again in daily contests.

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Lions | Matthew Stafford coming up short

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 10:49:30 -0700

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford has now gone seven straight games without throwing for 300 yards, which is the longest streak of his career since his first seven starts.

Fantasy Tip: In Stafford's ($6,300, 12.6% of cap) defense, he has faced some pretty stout defenses to begin the 2015 season. Plus, the Lions haven't been able to get anything going on the ground, which has made it extremely difficult to stretch opponents through the air. Another tough matchup looms in Week 5 against the Arizona Cardinals. It's probably wise to fade him in daily games for another week.

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Lions | Matthew Stafford does little again

Mon, 05 Oct 2015 21:41:13 -0700

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford completed 24 of his 35 pass attempts for 203 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 4 game Monday, Oct. 5, against the Seattle Seahawks.

Fantasy Tip: Stafford ($6,600, 13.2% of cap) and the Detroit offense managed zero touchdowns, although they came awfully close in the final seconds of the game when Calvin Johnson fumbled at the goal line. At this point Stafford cannot be trusted in FantasyScore, regardless of price.

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Lions | Detroit's offense struggling

Thu, 01 Oct 2015 14:32:06 -0700

The Detroit Lions and QB Matthew Stafford have the No. 27-ranked offense in the league after three weeks, averaging only 305 total yards per game. The Lions' rushing offense is currently last in the league and is averaging just 45 yards per game. The passing game is ranked 12th at 260 yards per game.

Fantasy Tip: It certainly won't get any easier for Detroit this Monday night on the road against a Seattle Seahawks defense that is much better with the return of Kam Chancellor. It's wise to fade Stafford ($6,600, 13.2% of cap) on FantasyScore and downgrade the rest of Detroit's offensive weapons this week.

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Lions | Deep passes lacking for Lions

Tue, 29 Sep 2015 13:05:33 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson has only been thrown to deeper than 15 yards three times since the third quarter of Week 1. On the season, QB Matthew Stafford has only made 14 attempts of passes 15 yards or more. "There [have] been routes that have been called that are deep routes and those kinds of things," head coach Jim Caldwell said. "Sometimes it just doesn't happen."

Fantasy Tip: Perhaps the constant pressure on Stafford is causing him to release the ball quicker, thus decreasing deep ball attempts. The Lions need to block better and run the ball better if they want to see more success down the field. This week, Johnson, Stafford and company are risky options considering their recent struggles and a tough matchup in Seattle.

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Lions | Matthew Stafford looking for past success

Tue, 29 Sep 2015 09:06:20 -0700

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford has posted a quarterback rating of 100 or better in just eight of his last 51 regular season games. He had 10 games with a 100-plus rating during the 2011 season.

Fantasy Tip: A road game against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 4 doesn't stand as a slump-busting matchup, and Stafford ($6,600, 13.2% of cap) checks out a fringe QB1 for seasonal leagues with a lot of risk attached. He has the weapons, but the run game hasn't been able to help Stafford and the vertical attack. In fact, Detroit ranks last in the league with just 135 rushing yards this season. FantasyScore players should view Stafford as a contrarian flier for Week 4 contests.

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Lions | Matthew Stafford ready to roll

Sun, 27 Sep 2015 16:36:17 -0700

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (ribs) is active for the Week 3 game against the Denver Broncos. He was listed as probable on the injury report.

Fantasy Tip: Stafford ($7,300, 14.6% of cap) was banged up last week, but he could shine in a primetime home game, and he is always a dangerous FantasyScore option as long as Calvin Johnson is healthy.

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