Matthew Stafford

#9 QB / Detroit Lions / EXP: 7YRS Height: 6-3 Weight: 226 lb Age: 27 College: Georgia Bye 9

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    Lions' Matthew Stafford: Runs for a touchdown against Oakland

    Stafford completed 22 of 35 passes for 282 yards in Sunday's win over Oakland. He added six carries for 31 yards and a touchdown. With his team trailing 13-9 early in the fourth quarter, Stafford ran in a five-yard score on a quarterback draw. It was just the third rushing touchdown of the season for Detroit, and the first since Week 3. Overall, Sunday was one of Stafford's cleaner performances of the season as the team got back to pushing the ball down field, completing five passes of 20 or more yards after averaging just three per game coming into Sunday. With bye weeks now over, Stafford has lost his value as a fill-in, but he may be worth keeping around in case the Lions continue their climb out of the abyss.

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    Lions' Matthew Stafford: Tosses two touchdowns against Green Bay

    Stafford competed 24 of 38 passes for 242 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's win over Green Bay. He also recorded a fumble during the contest. Stafford delivered a pair of touchdowns on quick slants in the end zone by Brandon Pettigrew and Lance Moore. The Lions' offense still fails to show the the ability to push the ball down field, the team's lone play of over 20 yards on Sunday coming on a 43-yard catch and run by Golden Tate late in the 4th quarter, but Sunday can be seen as a step in the right direction as Stafford was kept clean after being sacked 13 times in the team's previous two contests. Stafford is likely not worth a pickup unless a team's regular quarterback is on a bye, as turnovers continue to be an issue as he has gone just two games this season without at least one. Stafford also faces a ton of pressure to produce without a bonafide running attack to lean on.

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    Lions' Matthew Stafford: Gets new offensive coordinator's backing

    New Lions offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter claims that Stafford has not struggled to absorb Detroit's scheme, the Detroit Free Press reports. Rumors that Stafford couldn't handle former offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi's scheme never really rang true as Stafford was being credited for playing some of the most disciplined football of his career in 2014 with Lombardi calling plays. Stafford is on pace to complete the highest percentage of passes in his career, but curiously also set a career high in turnovers while seeing his passing yards reduced for the fourth consecutive season. It seems more likely that Stafford, and the Lions' offense as a whole, is suffering from a rushing attack that is gaining 13 fewer yards than the next poorest running game in the league and pass protectors that are on pace to allow 44 sacks, both of which are unlikely to be hidden by a new playcaller.

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    Lions' Matthew Stafford: Throws two picks against Kansas City

    Stafford completed 22-of-36 passes for 217 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions in Sunday's loss to Kansas City. A change at offensive coordinator didn't do much to help Stafford, as he failed to crack triple digits in passing yards until late in the third quarter. Despite his career success as a deep-ball thrower, Stafford completed just two such passes, both during the Lions' lone touchdown drive, and has averaged just 2.4 such tosses in Detroit's seven losses. Part of that may be time in the pocket as, despite a change at offensive line coach, Detroit surrendered six sacks on Sunday after giving up seven in Week 7. Detroit finding a way for Stafford to get the ball down field following its Week 9 bye will be vital in determining its offensive players' fantasy value for the season's home stretch.

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    Lions' Matthew Stafford: Unsure how Lions offense will change

    Stafford is unsure how Detroit's offense will change under new offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter, the Detroit Free Press reports. Cooter worked as an assistant under Caldwell in Indianapolis and also spent a year with Peyton Manning in Denver before joing Detroit last year as quarterbacks coach, so his background isn't tied to his predecessor's offense. Still, to Stafford's point, it is hard to envision the Lions' offense changing too radically in a few short days, but there may be more tweaks in store after the Week 9 bye. In the Lions' lone win this season, Stafford completed eight passes of 20 yards or more, over a third of his season total. If Cooter is able to return the cannon-armed Stafford into more of a vertical attack, it could spark a return to the kind of production he put up in past seasons.

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    X-rays negative on Lions QB Matthew Stafford

    The x-rays on the left hand of Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford came back negative, per the Detroit Free Press. Stafford took a beating behind an offensive line that allowed seven sacks Sunday. Although that damage was compounded by him injuring his non-throwing hand, the quarterback was still able to finish the game. Stafford should be relatively fine moving forward, but the hits he's taken lately have surely contributed toward his struggles this season.

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    Lions QB Matthew Stafford throws for two scores, injures hand in loss

    Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford completed 18 for 26 passes for 256 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's loss to Minnesota. He injured his non-throwing hand in the contest, but stayed in the game and says he should be OK, the Detroit Free Press reports. Throughout the Lions' poor season, onlookers have often asked how much of Detroit's struggles can be attributed to Stafford. On Sunday, Stafford couldn't have been asked to do much more, not turning the ball over and posting his highest completion percentage and quarterback rating of the season. Unfortunately for Stafford, however, his offensive line and running game failed him again, surrendering seven sacks and failing to crack 100 yards on the ground for the sixth time in seven games. It will be difficult for Stafford to play well consistently with this kind of supporting cast.

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    Lions' Matthew Stafford: Has X-Rays on hand

    Stafford had X-rays on his left hand after Sunday's loss to the Vikings, the Detroit Free Press reports. Stafford was able to finish the game and said afterward that his non-throwing hand should be okay. He got off to a fast start against the Vikings, but he was sacked seven times by the end of the day, ultimately finishing with 256 passing yards and a pair of touchdowns. The Lions have a Week 8 matchup with the Chiefs in London.

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    Lions' Matthew Stafford: Throws for 405 yards, four touchdowns

    Stafford completed 27-of-42 passes for 405 yards, four touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's win over Chicago. He added 37 rushing yards on six carries. You'd have to go back to Week 6 of the 2013 season for Stafford's last four-touchdown game and to Week 8 of 2013 for his last 400-yard game, both predating the current regime and offensive system. Much has been made about Stafford's fit with offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi's scheme, but the marriage looked quite nice on Sunday with the rifle-armed Stafford completing eight passes of 20 or more yards after the team tallied just 15 such passes in the season's first five games. Putting together this kind of performance against a top-10 pass defense like Chicago's could be expected to provide Stafford some confidence headed into Week 7's matchup against Minnesota and their middle-of-the-road pass defense.

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    Lions QB Matthew Stafford secure as Detroit's starter

    Though he was pulled in the third quarter of Sunday's 42-17 loss to the Cardinals, Matt Stafford remains the Lions' starting quarterback, the Detroit News reports. Per the report, Stafford, who finished Sunday's game having completed 20 of 32 passes for 188 yards and one touchdown to go along with three interceptions, before being replaced by Dan Orlovsky, is not on a short leash, according to coach Jim Caldwell. Stafford -- who currently ranks 33rd in the NFL in passer rating and 34th in yards per attempt to date -- will look to turn things around in Week 6 against the 2-3 Bears, who are allowing an average of 28.4 points per game to date. It's a decent matchup on paper, but Stafford's struggles over the Lions' 0-5 start make him a hit-or-miss fantasy option this coming week.

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