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 81.21 DET Active 6 years 27 6'3 236 @Staff_9

2015 Outlook: Solid/Safe Pick

Last updated on Aug-20-2015 by Shawn Childs


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

Latest Update

Oct-03-15 Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew ruled out with a hamstring injury

Detroit Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew has been ruled out for Week 4 with a hamstring injury. He hasn't practiced let alone played since Week 1. Odds are he probably won't be back next week either. Eric Ebron will be taking nearly all the snaps until Pettigrew returns.

Fantasy Analysis:

Pettigrew's absence is really hurting the Lions. He's an excellent blocking TE. His receiving production can easily be replaced, but Ebron is a bad blocker. The run game has struggled mightily since Pettigrew went down and Matthew Stafford has taken a relentless pounding. This is good news for Ebron's Fantasy value but really hurts the running backs. The Lions are going to have a tough week in Seattle no matter who's out there though.

FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors

10/3 - Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew ruled out with a hamstring injury Injury
9/24 - Lions QB Matthew Stafford practicing in full this week
9/21 - Lions QB Matthew Stafford required X-rays on his chest and ribs after the game Injury
9/15 - Lions QB Matthew Stafford will 'be good to go' Week 2 Injury

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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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