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Matthew Stafford

Detroit Lions

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Lions | Matthew Stafford solid in Week 3

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 13:24:28 -0700

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford threw for 385 yards and scored three touchdowns in his team's 34-27 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, Sept. 25.

Fantasy Tip: Stafford led a furious second-half comeback that fell just short. He completed two-thirds of his passes and was effective more often than not. He remains a strong QB1 option in all fantasy leagues.

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Lions | Matthew Stafford fails to impress

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 13:41:46 -0700

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford went 22-for-40, passing for 260 yards, one touchdown and one interception in a Week 2 loss to the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, Sept. 18.

Fantasy Tip: The entire Lions offense looked off today. Stafford gets another crack at it in a Week 3 trip to the Green Bay Packers where he'll be a fringe fantasy starter.

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Lions | Detroit going no-huddle often

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 06:12:39 -0700

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford and the other Lions quarterbacks have run a no-huddle offense 62% of the time this preseason. The Lions ran a no-huddle offense just 7% of the time last season. According to ProFootballFocus, Stafford has completed all six of his passes for 108 yards when targeting WRs Golden Tate and Marvin Jones out of the no-huddle. He's 6-for-11 passing for 63 yards on the rest of his throws combined. Overall, Stafford has completed 70.6% of his passes this preseason.

Fantasy Tip: Stafford had a big second half last year with 19 touchdowns and two interceptions when offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter took over. He lost Megatron to retirement, but the show appears to roll on. Stafford is in the lower-middle portion of starting quarterbacks, but he could be on the cusp of that breakthrough year.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: - Kyle Meinke

Lions | Matthew Stafford wants quicker pace

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 14:08:14 -0700

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford said he hopes the offense plays at a quicker pace this season. He has gone 12-for-17 for 171 yards in two preseason games when the team has used an up-tempo offense.

Fantasy Tip: Stafford played well once Jim Bob Cooter became the offensive coordinator last season and should continue to improve this season. He did lose Calvin Johnson during the offseason but still has several weapons to work with in the passing game. Stafford probably should be a high-end No. 2 quarterback in most leagues but could be used as a starter against certain opponents.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: - Michael Rothstein

Lions | Taylor Decker struggles in debut

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 19:49:35 -0700

Detroit Lions OT Taylor Decker was flagged for a holding penalty and allowed a sack, which resulted in a fumble by QB Matthew Stafford, in a 30-17 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in the preseason Friday, Aug. 12.

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Lions | Anquan Boldin expects to work in slot

Wed, 03 Aug 2016 21:23:57 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Anquan Boldin has been a steady target for QB Matthew Stafford throughout training camp, according to beat writer Tim Twentyman. He is expected to step into the slot and add toughness, experience and production to the position group.

Fantasy Tip: Boldin posted 69 receptions, 789 yards and four touchdowns last season in San Francisco despite a shaky quarterback situation. He is playing with a much better quarterback and similar production can be expected despite the fact he is 35 years old. Consider him a solid WR4 or flex option in most fantasy formats.

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Lions | Mathew Stafford expects different offense

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 20:55:12 -0700

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford said he expects to lean on the running game a little more in 2016 with WR Calvin Johnson now retired. "I think it'll make us different," he said Thursday, July 28. "It's on us to make it more dangerous. We got to go out there and make the plays."

Fantasy Tip: It's tough to gauge how Stafford will perform without Johnson leading the passing attack, but he should still be viewed as a high-end QB2.

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Lions | Matthew Stafford unsung so far

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 16:54:25 -0700

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford tallied over 4,200 passing yards and 32 touchdowns last season, throwing nearly 600 passes.

Fantasy Tip: Stafford finished as the No. 8 quarterback in fantasy leagues last year, but he's only being drafted as the No. 19 quarterback. His volume alone should give him more consideration, even if Calvin Johnson is gone. Detroit will continue to throw a lot, and Stafford still has good weapons at his disposal. It's safer to draft him as a high-end QB2, but he could reach QB1 again in 2016.

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Lions | Detroit offense tougher for defenses?

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 17:50:14 -0700

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford believes his offense will be tougher to defend without former WR Calvin Johnson. Stafford said defenses won't know who the Lions will go to on offense, whereas most of the time in previous years Johnson was their go-to guy.

Fantasy Tip: Golden Tate takes over as the No. 1 wide receiver in Detroit, and he's a WR2 candidate in 2016. Marvin Jones figures to be the No. 2 receiver, but he shouldn't be viewed as more than a WR4 with WR3 upside.

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Lions | Matthew Stafford will still let it fly

Sun, 12 Jun 2016 05:58:22 -0700

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford completed a career-best 67.2% of his passes during the 2015 season, but offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter still wants to utilize Stafford's big arm and gunslinger mentality.

"We're not going to bury that guy yet," Cooter said after organized team activities finished. "We had to do what we had to do last year with certain instances, kind of where we were in the season, and some of that showed up in the game tape. I don't think we'll put any restraints on our quarterback. So there may be some short passes, there may be some long ones. So we're not going to restrain him at all."

Fantasy Tip: While Stafford is still best viewed as a No. 2 quarterback and matchup play, he thrived in Cooter's offense after the midseason switch up and now has a full offseason working in the system. It's still tough to gauge the offense without Calvin Johnson, though, and Stafford's inconsistency prevents him from being a set-and-forget option.

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