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Matthew Stafford

Detroit Lions

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Lions | Matthew Stafford shows improved footwork

Tue, 09 Sep 2014 09:41:18 -0700

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford showed improved footwork in his ability to climb the pocket when he was pressured in Week 1 against the New York Giants Monday, Sept. 8, his first start in the Jim Caldwell era. Sloppy footwork has been part of Stafford's problems in the past. He also seemed to make a conscious effort not to force passes to receivers that weren't open. Stafford finished the victory going 22-for-32 for 346 yards, two touchdowns, no interceptions and a rushing touchdown.

Fantasy Tip: It was refreshing to see a more comfortable Stafford in this new offense. We knew he was capable of putting up big numbers in Detroit, but if he takes the next step, he could be the most valuable fantasy passer in 2014. He's a must-start every week in standard leagues. He faces a much tougher task in Week 2 against the Carolina Panthers, but he still may be worth the $8,000 price (16.0% of cap) at FantasyScore.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: - Kevin Patra

Lions | Matthew Stafford shows off leadership

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:20:56 -0700

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford looked sharp at training camp practice Wednesday, July 30. Stafford also pulled TE Eric Ebron aside, clearly providing feedback to the rookie, showing off some leadership.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: - Justin Rogers

Lions | Matthew Stafford improving

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:44:35 -0700

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford has improved his command of the offense and his knowledge of the new offense has been impressive, according to head coach Jim Caldwell.

Fantasy Tip: Stafford is a mid-rate QB1 in fantasy.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Detroit News - Josh Katzenstein

Lions | Matthew Stafford working hard

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 07:38:54 -0700

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford impressed backup QB Dan Orlovsky with his work ethic this offseason in learning the new offense. Stafford spent his own time going over the offense with the new staff this offseason. "There was so much uncertainty, just trying to figure out how we'd run this offense," Stafford said. "I just wanted to make sure that once we started playing and practicing, I was as well equipped and well prepared as I could be."

Fantasy Tip: It appears Stafford gets it. While this may not translate into much as far as his production goes, the fact that he isn't resting on his laurels bodes well for his progression into his prime years. Stafford remains a solid fantasy QB1.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: - Mike O'Hara

Lions | Matthew Stafford will have more control of the offense

Thu, 12 Jun 2014 19:18:17 -0700

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford will be given more freedom to adjust plays before the snap this season, and he is looking forward to the opportunity. "It obviously kinds of gives you the chalk last," Stafford said. "And that's what you're looking for when you play quarterback."

Fantasy Tip: The Lions have plenty of weapons on offense so giving Stafford the ability to change plays at the line should allow him to exploit some favorable matchups as they arise. While Stafford will have to show he can make the proper decisions, the idea of him having more control of a new high-powered passing attack should get the attention of fantasy owners. He has a good chance to be a midrange QB1 this season.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Detroit News - Josh Katzenstein

Lions | Keeping Matthew Stafford's mechanics in check

Thu, 12 Jun 2014 05:37:55 -0700

Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell has set up a ladder behind QB Matthew Stafford with a team videographer filming his every move to keep his mechanics in check. "It's something we use to focus in on the quarterback's fundamentals and techniques. It doesn't leave him," Caldwell said. "It also gives you a real good view of what's happening in the middle of the defense."

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Oakland Press - Paula Pasche

Lions | Matthew Stafford a perfect fit in new offense

Tue, 10 Jun 2014 19:25:23 -0700

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford is a perfect fit for the team's new offense and is in line to have a big year, according to RB Reggie Bush. The Lions brought in offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi this year to run a high-powered attack similar to the version used by the New Orleans Saints, and Bush is familiar with Lombardi and the offense from his time with the Saints.

Fantasy Tip: While Stafford may not become Drew Brees overnight simply because of a similar offensive attack, Detroit certainly has surrounded him with the weapons he needs to have the big season that Bush mentioned. After struggling down the stretch last season, Stafford could be in for a rebound year.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: - Chris Wesseling

Lions | Matthew Stafford working on his progressions

Wed, 28 May 2014 13:27:29 -0700

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford has been working a lot with quarterbacks coach Jim Bob Cooter on his footwork. There has been an emphasis on his footwork to improve the timing of his progressions.

Fantasy Tip: Stafford will lead a pass-happy offense with multiple high-end options. He will be an elite fantasy option if he can get in sync with his receivers. Stafford's timing has been an issue in the past, and timing is critical in the Lions' new offense.

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Lions | Matthew Stafford impresses new offensive coordinator

Wed, 28 May 2014 13:25:20 -0700

Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi is impressed with how bright QB Matthew Stafford is and how quickly and easily he is picking up the new offense. Lombardi noted high expectations coming in and that he has been surprised by Stafford's progress thus far.

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Lions | Eric Ebron selected 10th overall

Thu, 08 May 2014 18:12:03 -0700

The Detroit Lions selected North Carolina TE Eric Ebron with the 10th overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.

Fantasy Tip: As if the Lions needed another offensive weapon.... He'll often line up as a wideout and, despite the presence of Brandon Pettigrew and Joseph Fauria, Ebron has starter potential in fantasy leagues. He may be overdrafted, though, especially if Detroit doesn't clear target space for him at the position before the season starts. Matthew Stafford remains a top-10 fake-football QB.

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