Matthew Stafford news, rumors and stats

 

Matthew Stafford

Detroit Lions
Quarterback

Ht: 6.3 | Wt: 232

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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 losing the tough ones

Sun, 28 Dec 2014 16:44:14 -0800

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford is 0-16 in his NFL career when facing teams with a winning record while on the road.

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Lions | Matthew Stafford hits 4,000 yards

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 14:02:47 -0800

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford completed 22 of 39 passes for 243 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions in the Week 16 game against the Chicago Bears. He hit the 4,000-yard mark for the fourth consecutive season.

Fantasy Tip: Stafford's production has really dipped over the past two games, posting a total of 396 passing yards with one touchdown and two interceptions, while his completion percentage is 60.7 or worse. He'll face the Green Bay Packers in Week 17 in a key NFC North battle for the division title. In Week 3 he completed 22 of 34 passes for 246 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions at home against the Packers.

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Lions | Matthew Stafford peaking

Tue, 09 Dec 2014 14:50:58 -0800

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford has completed 75.9 percent of his passes, thrown for 701 yards, five touchdowns and no interceptions in the last two weeks against the Chicago Bears and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. "I feel good. I feel confident in what we're doing and I think the guys in the locker room and on offense definitely feel confident in what our game plan is each week," Stafford said. "We're doing a great job of going out there and trying to execute. Guys are catching the ball, which is always great."

Fantasy Tip: It's not a surprise given the teams the Lions have faced in the past two weeks. The Vikings should pose a tougher test for Stafford, but they've allowed an average of 18.30 fantasy points to QBs in the last four weeks. Choosing Stafford ($7,400) as your FantasyScore quarterback in Week 15 is a good call.

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Lions | Detroit not dropping passes

Tue, 09 Dec 2014 14:40:26 -0800

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford has completed three percent more of his passes this year than last year, and the team's reduction in dropped passes is likely the key. Last year, the Lions dropped 8.1 percent of passes. No Lions player has more than three drops on the year, with RB Joique Bell, TE Eric Ebron and WR Calvin Johnson with three drops each.

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Lions | Up-tempo offense helps Detroit

Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:31:12 -0800

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford and the offense operated at quicker pace in their Week 13 win over the Chicago Bears Thursday, Nov. 27, and they were able 474 yards of total offense. Stafford went 34-for-45 for 390 yards and two touchdowns, and he appeared much more comfortable in the offense. His 75.6 completion percentage was the fourth best of his career. Stafford was also at his best against the blitz, completing a career-high 14 passes for a career-high 200 yards.

Fantasy Tip: Stafford had a great matchup against the Bears, and he could have the momentum he needs to finish out the year strong, especially since he'll be facing some more weak secondaries in the weeks to come.

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Lions | Detroit's offense inconsistent

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:10:31 -0800

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford had the worst completion percentage in his career in Week 12 against the New England Patriots at 39.1 percent), and the Lions haven't rushed for a touchdown since Week 7 against the New Orleans Saints. They are tied for 21st in the league with six rushing TDs all year. The Lions have been held without an offensive touchdown in the last two weeks for the first time since 2000. Detroit is fifth in the league in time of possession (32:11), 10th in passing yards per game (257.73) and 12th in yard margin per game (plus-29), but they are outside the top 15 in all other major offensive categories.

Fantasy Tip: It can't get much worse for Stafford and the Lions. Luckily, they face a Chicago Bears squad that has been generous to opposing QBs for much of the season. Stafford ($6,800) is a good sleeper option to break out in Week 13.

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Lions | Matthew Stafford struggling on deep ball

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:21:44 -0800

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford, who is currently on pace to finish with the fewest passing yards in a single season for his career, has struggled on deep-ball connections, especially in the last two weeks with WR Calvin Johnson returning. Stafford has completed only 14 percent of his passes at least 20 yards downfield to Johnson the last two weeks, and he's thrown an interception on deep targets in each of the pair's four full games together. Stafford is also struggling in the face of pressure this year, with his completion percentage under pressure dropping from 42 percent last year to 34 percent in 2014, his lowest since 2010.

Fantasy Tip: Stafford and Johnson haven't been able to connect like years past, and Johnson's nagging ankle injury is likely the biggest culprit. With a smaller playbook against the New England Patriots this weekend, this could be the week that Stafford starts to turn things around, though; New England has allowed 21.33 fantasy points per game to QBs in the last four weeks.

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Lions | Matthew Stafford breaks record

Mon, 17 Nov 2014 09:47:09 -0800

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford passes 20,000 career passing yards in Week 11, to become the faster quarterback in NFL history to reach that mark. Sunday's game was just Stafford's 71st career game. Dan Marino previously held the mark in 74 games.

Fantasy Tip: The record is great, but Stafford was just 18-for-30 for 183 yards, no touchdowns and an interception in the loss to the Arizona Cardinals. It doesn't get any easier next week as Detroit faces the New England Patriots.

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Lions | Matthew Stafford has become more patient

Wed, 05 Nov 2014 13:02:53 -0800

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford said he's more comfortable than ever with his secondary options after playing a big chunk of this season without WR Calvin Johnson (ankle). "The more experience and the better everybody else plays, the less you feel like you have to get 81 the ball, but it's still conducive to playing good offense to get the best receiver on the planet the ball as much as you can," Stafford said. The Lions have also been without RBs Reggie Bush, Theo Riddick and Joique Bell and TEs Brandon Pettigrew, Eric Ebron and Joseph Fauria and OT LaAdrian Waddle. The result is a more patient Stafford. Johnson's return in Week 10 should allow for more of the secondary options like WR Golden Tate to see single coverage.

Fantasy Tip: Stafford ($7,500) has had a tough go of it without Johnson, even with Tate putting up excellent numbers in Megatron's absence. However, temper your expectations this weekend against a stout Miami Dolphins defense. Plus, Johnson may be eased back in.

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Lions | Matthew Stafford provides late heroics

Sun, 19 Oct 2014 16:32:08 -0700

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford completed 27 of 40 pass attempts for 299 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in the Week 7 game against the New Orleans Saints. Both touchdown strikes came in the final 3:38 of the game, after the Lions had trailed 23-10.

Fantasy Tip: Stafford went under 200 yards passing last week without Calvin Johnson on the field, but he had a strong game against the leaky New Orleans pass defense. He remains a fantasy stud with or without Megatron when facing a poor pass defense.

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