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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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:47:33 -0700
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell said Tuesday, April 22, that he can already see a rapport between QB Matthew Stafford and new target WR Golden Tate. "Matthew is certainly getting a good feel for Golden," Caldwell said. "Those two I think are going to function well."
Thu, 27 Feb 2014 05:50:09 -0800
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford is owed the remaining $17.5 million of his $27.5 million signing bonus Friday, Feb. 28.
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