Matthew Stafford, QB, Lions: Fantasy Football Outlook

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Matthew Stafford, QB, Lions

Position/Rank ADP NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight Twitter
QB - #7 81.09 DET Active 6 years 27 6'3 226 @Staff_9

2015 Outlook: Solid/Safe Pick

Last updated on Nov-18-2015 by Shawn Childs


UPDATE (11/18): Stafford has been a low-end QB2 this season. He has upside, but this shouldn't come to a surprise to most. As usual, he has been very inconsistent this season. Stafford went from throwing for 188 yards, a TD and three interceptions one week, to throwing for 405 yards, four TDs and one interception the next week. That's pretty much the story of Stafford. It reminds us of what Jay Cutler has been for the majority of his career. He's hit or miss and very mistake prone.

Over the past four seasons, Stafford has attempted 2,626 passes (656.5 per season). Last year, his 602 attempts actually marked a career low for a full season. The growth of the Lions' defense led to Matthew not needing to carry the team on his back. His offensive line allowed 45 sacks, which was a four-year high and nearly doubled its 2013 total of 23. The key to Stafford's upside is the health of WR Calvin Johnson. Stafford has four straight 4,000-yard seasons, but his passing yards have declined in each of the last three years. He has a 35-42 career record. In 2014, Matthew had four 300-yard games and only two games with at least three TDs. Stafford will continue to throw a ton of passes, and he'll have even more upside if someone behind Johnson and Golden Tate steps up to give him a consistent third option. I'm kind of excited about the rookie Abdullah, whose quickness and pass-catching ability should help the Lions grow on offense. I expect Stafford to throw for 4500-plus yards, and 30 TDs is just about a layup if Calvin is healthy. Matthew is a steady top-10 Fantasy QB option with a great Fantasy playoffs schedule: at St. Louis, at New Orleans, & versus San Francisco.

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford

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2014 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 14
July 14, 2014
7.06 Gridiron Experts - @MikeRigz - MFL can do my recap for this pick: @MikeRigz made their best pick of the draft in round 7, selecting Matthew Stafford with the 78th pick of the draft, as compared to the 45th spot he should have been selected in, according to ADP rankings. "He has all the tools,"
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