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Matthew Stafford | Quarterback | #9

Team: Detroit Lions
Age / DOB:  (29) / 2/7/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 220
College: Georgia
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (1) / DET
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Matthew Stafford completed 17-of-26 passes for 249 yards, three touchdowns, and an interception in Detroit's Week 10 win over the Browns.
Stafford got off to a slow start, with his interception coming on the second drive. He was under pressure for most of the game, taking four sacks. Stafford rebounded to throw two fourth-quarter touchdowns and come away with the win in a game that was closer than the final score. He's now averaging 340-plus yards with five touchdowns over his last three games. Stafford has another favorable matchup against Chicago in Week 11. Nov 12 - 4:26 PM

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Matthew Stafford completed 26-of-33 passes for 361 yards and two touchdowns in the Lions' 30-17, Week 9 win over the Packers on Monday night.

The Packers generated zero pass rush against a Lions offensive line playing its third-string left tackle, and Stafford did whatever he wanted in this one. Both touchdowns went to Marvin Jones, and both Jones and Golden Tate went over 100 yards through the air. Stafford could have had a much bigger night, but like last week, the offense continued to struggle in the red zone at times. They settled for a short field goal from the one-yard line in the fourth quarter before again stalling out inside the 10-yard line later in the same frame. Stafford will be an elite QB1 play next week at home against the winless Browns.
Nov 6 - 11:20 PM

Matthew Stafford completed 27-of-45 passes for 423 yards in Week 8 against the Steelers.

Stafford didn’t have trouble moving the offense, but struggled in the red-zone, with Detroit settling for five field goals. He led the Lions to a potential game-winning drive in the fourth quarter before stalling out inside the 10-yard line. Stafford was playing without much of a supporting cast with Kenny Golladay sidelined and Golden Tate at less than 100 percent. He’ll have a matchup with the Packers on Monday night in Week 9.
Oct 29 - 11:44 PM

Matthew Stafford (ankle) did not practice Tuesday.

It is not a surprise with the Lions off this week, but it is a reminder he is less than 100 percent right now. Perhaps that changes with the bye week, but Stafford will be no better than a back-end QB1 against a tough Steelers defense after the break.
Oct 17 - 10:37 AM

Matthew Stafford completed 25-of-52 passes for 312 yards, three touchdowns, and three interceptions in the Lions' Week 6 loss to the Saints.

Stafford’s day started out about as bad as it could. With the Lions pinned back by a great punt, Stafford held the ball too long in the end zone and was strip-sacked for a Saints touchdown. After a touchdown pass in which Golden Tate did all the work, Stafford was stripped again in the second quarter to set up another New Orleans touchdown. The turnovers were not all his fault, however, as the Lions struggled to protect him all day, and he had at least 12 passes tipped at the line, one of which was caught in the end zone by Cameron Jordan for the final score of the game. He saved his fantasy day with three touchdowns, but he and the Lions' offensive line need to get healthy over the bye. Stafford will be a fringe QB1 against the Steelers after the break.
Oct 15 - 5:11 PM

Matthew Stafford (ankle) is active for Week 6 against the Saints.

There was never much doubt after Stafford got in three full practices this week. Even at less than 100 percent, Stafford is worth using in every league in a good matchup.
Oct 15 - 11:37 AM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Matthew Stafford (ankle, hamstring) will play Sunday against the Saints.

This was expected after Stafford practiced without limits throughout the week. Stafford is dealing with multiple injuries and likely isn't fully healthy, but he's a top-ten quarterback play against the Saints secondary.
Oct 13 - 5:01 PM

Matthew Stafford (ankle, hamstring) is questionable for Week 6 against the Saints.

There's nothing to worry about here as Stafford put in a full week of practice. He gets an enticing matchup against a Saints defense that has yielded over 265 passing yards per game this season. The NFL's highest-paid player is RotoPat's No. 8 quarterback for Week 6.
Oct 13 - 4:02 PM

Matthew Stafford (ankle, hamstring) is practicing in full for Week 6 against the Saints.

It confirms he isn't in any danger of sitting out this week. Stafford isn't going to be 100 percent, but has a plus matchup with the Saints secondary.
Oct 11 - 4:39 PM

Matthew Stafford (ankle, hamstring) is practicing on Wednesday.

Stafford had a wrap on his injured leg and was limping a bit on Wednesday, much like he was Sunday against the Panthers, but he's going to play against the Saints. Stafford at even 50% is better than an inexperienced Jake Rudock. Stafford will be a borderline QB1/2 in a prime spot at less than full health.
Oct 11 - 2:41 PM

The Lions are "optimistic" Matthew Stafford (ankle, thigh) will start Week 6 at New Orleans.

Stafford suffered ankle and thigh injuries to his right leg in Sunday's loss to Carolina, but he played his best football while nursing the injuries in the fourth quarter, nearly rallying back the Lions from a multi-score deficit. It would be surprising if Stafford couldn't go at the Superdome this week.
Oct 9 - 4:03 PM

Matthew Stafford appeared to suffer injuries to his right ankle and leg in Sunday's loss to the Panthers.

Stafford did not hold his usual post-game press conference because he was in the training room getting treatment, although he did tell reporters he will "be all right" in the locker room. As of now, it does not seem like he is dealing with a serious injury, but his practice participation will be something to monitor this week. At the very least, Detroit needs to find a way to protect him better moving forward.
Source: MLive.com
Oct 9 - 9:21 AM

Matthew Stafford completed 23-of-35 passes for 229 yards and two touchdowns in the Lions' Week 5 loss to the Panthers.

The Lions' offense was stuck in neutral until the fourth quarter, when Stafford came up limping badly with what was believed to be a thigh or ankle injury. He rallied back the Lions from a significant deficit to cut the Panthers lead to 27-24 with two touchdown passes to Darren Fells, but it wasn't enough. Stafford will likely be limited in practice this week. We would expect him to start in Week 6 at New Orleans, where Stafford will be a high-upside QB1 play.
Oct 8 - 4:25 PM

Matthew Stafford completed 19-of-31 passes for 209 yards in the Lions' Week 4 win over the Vikings.

Ameer Abdullah was the offense for the Lions in the 14-7 win, totaling 109 yards and the lone touchdown. Stafford should have thrown at least 2-3 interceptions, but defenders dropped the ball. Stafford has long struggled against Mike Zimmer's defenses. Stafford should rebound next week at home against the Panthers, but it's not an easy matchup. He'll be a borderline QB1.
Oct 1 - 5:13 PM

Matthew Stafford completed 25-of-45 passes for 264 yards and one touchdown in the Lions' Week 3 loss to the Falcons.

The completion percentage and YPA average leave a lot to be desired, but Stafford was hurt by a couple Eric Ebron drops while his receivers didn't get a ton of separation. Stafford's touchdown went to Golden Tate, and the two appeared to hook up on a second score with eight seconds left to win the game, but the refs called it off on replay and the game ended with a 10-second runoff. Stafford has played really well through three weeks but gets a tough road date with the Vikings in Week 4.
Sep 24 - 4:37 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Matthew Stafford
2Jake Rudock
RB1Ameer Abdullah
2Theo Riddick
3Zach Zenner
4Dwayne Washington
5Tion Green
GLB1Ameer Abdullah
2Zach Zenner
3RB1Theo Riddick
2Ameer Abdullah
WR11Golden Tate
2T.J. Jones
WR21Marvin Jones
2Kenny Golladay
WR31T.J. Jones
TE1Eric Ebron
2Darren Fells
3Michael Roberts
LT1Brian Mihalik
2Taylor Decker
LG1Graham Glasgow
C1Travis Swanson
RG1T.J. Lang
2Don Barclay
RT1Rick Wagner
2Emmett Cleary
K1Matt Prater