Matthew Stafford news, rumors and stats

 

Matthew Stafford

Detroit Lions
Quarterback

Ht: 6.3 | Wt: 236

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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 | 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.

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

Lions | Matthew Stafford looks to build on '15

Wed, 20 Apr 2016 09:59:35 -0700

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford is hopeful he still has a hot hand after he exploded for 20 touchdowns, to only four interceptions, and a 105.1 passer rating in nine games with offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter last season.

"We just see (football) the same way, talk about it the same way and that's not to say we like the same stuff all the time," Stafford said of Cooter. "He likes some stuff that I'm not comfortable with, and I'm comfortable with some stuff that he doesn't like, and that's the way it goes. You pick your battles and go from there."

Fantasy Tip: Stafford is losing Megatron this season, but they added Marvin Jones to a stable that includes Golden Tate and a budding Eric Ebron. Stafford is right on that low-end QB1/high-end QB2 seesaw in fantasy.

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

Lions | Calvin Johnson was wearing down

Sat, 26 Mar 2016 17:13:31 -0700

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford said he knew the NFL was "wearing on" retired WR Calvin Johnson. "Not to say that I expected it, but I wasn't shocked," Stafford said Friday, March 25. "I've known Calvin for seven years and know the effort and the attitude that he plays with, and it takes a toll on people. And he was catching quite a few passes and getting hit quite a bunch, and so it takes a toll."

Fantasy Tip: With Johnson out of the mix, Golden Tate is a low-end WR2 candidate, and Marvin Jones sneak into WR3 territory.

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

Lions | Detroit tops NFL in offensive spending

Thu, 25 Feb 2016 16:16:03 -0800

The Detroit Lions have $83.29 million invested in offensive players as free agency approaches. The Lions are projected to be $32.73 million under the cap. QB Matthew Stafford and WR Calvin Johnson combine to make up 29.8% of the allocated money.

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Lions | Detroit still high on Matthew Stafford

Wed, 24 Feb 2016 11:49:16 -0800

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford still has the belief of the team, and they're still high on him, according to general manager Bob Quinn.

Fantasy Tip: Stafford is a low-end QB1 that could still perform up into the midrange with the aging and uncertainty surrounding those quarterbacks in the median.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Gregg Rosenthal

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.

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