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9 Matthew Stafford QB

Detroit Lions

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Own%Start%
100%91%
Key Stats
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16465058.5291984.2

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Matthew Stafford's accuracy under the microscope
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford ranked 30th last year with a 58.5 percent completion rate. New coach Jim Caldwell is focused on raising that number significantly.

"Every single time you throw, you throw at a target," Caldwell said, per MLive.com. "I'm trying to hit your right ear, I'm trying to hit your left shoulder. Every single time, even when you're warming up. You work on your accuracy just constantly and you look at small targets. That's what gets you accustomed to being able to pinpoint your accuracy."

Caldwell said Stafford can be much more precise."He has the ability to do that," Caldwell said. "But the key is to be able to do it more consistently. That's what we're always striving for."

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Lions passing game gets better
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer

The Lions signed receiver Golden Tate to a five-year, $31 million contract Wednesday with more than $13 million in guaranteed money. I like this move for all the respective Fantasy parties involved.

Start with Tate, who is coming off a career year in 2013 with 64 catches for 898 yards and five touchdowns in Seattle. He has been stifled by the Seahawks run-heavy offense the past two years with Russell Wilson, but all that is about to change.

Matthew Stafford has attempted 630-plus passes the past three seasons, and even with new head coach Jim Caldwell expected to dial it down, he'll still be throwing a lot. And Tate, playing opposite Calvin Johnson, should see single coverage on almost every play.

This should be his first chance for a 1,000-yard season, and he should score at least six touchdowns. I like Tate as a No. 3 receiver in all leagues with a mid-round pick.

As for Stafford, this gives him another playmaker, which is key. Johnson is the best receiver in the NFL, and Reggie Bush and Joique Bell are solid out of the backfield. Joseph Fauria is a sleeper tight end, but Tate adds another dimension to this passing game. 

Put Stafford back on your list as a Top 5 quarterback, and I would draft him as early as Round 4 after the Top 3 come off the board in Peyton Manning, Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees.

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Lions to hand Matthew Stafford $17.5 million on Friday
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford received a $27.5 million signing bonus when he agreed to a contract extension last July but agreed to defer $17.5 million of the payment. That balance is due Friday, reports the Detroit Free Press.

The bonus already has been accounted for in the Lions' salary cap.

Stafford ranked third with 4,650 yards last season but his completion percentage (58.5) declined and his interceptions (19) rose for the second straight year, the paper noted.

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Ex-GM: Matthew Stafford has cost the Lions some wins
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer

Former Bears general manager Jerry Angelo gave some notes on each starting quarterback around the league and didn't hold back when discussing Matthew Stafford of the Lions

"Stafford, in my eyes, not only did not win games for the Lions this year, but also LOST them for his team," Angelo wrote. "Carelessness with the ball, inaccurate throws and poor mechanics will prevent him from ever turning into an elite QB. Calvin Johnson masks a lot of his faults."

Stafford threw for 4,650 yards and 29 touchdowns with 19 interceptions last season. In the Lions' last four games -- all losses -- Stafford threw five interceptions and two touchdowns. 

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New Lions OC cool with Matthew Stafford, but ...
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer

New Lions offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi believes that Matthew Stafford has the makings of a great quarterback but admitted that he needs help with his footwork in order to become a more effective passer. Speaking at a press conference Friday, Lombardi said he watched all of Stafford's interceptions and walked away knowing he's not an interception machine but rather a guy who just needs to work on his technique. 

"Every quarterback can tighten up his footwork," Lombardi said. 

Stafford had 19 interceptions last year and 51 total over the last three seasons. His completion percentage has dropped over each of the last three seasons as well. 

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.Comp-AttYdsTDInt
19/8/13MIN28-4335721
29/15/13ARI24-3627820
39/22/13WAS25-4238521
49/29/13CHI23-3524211
510/6/13GB25-4026210
610/13/13CLE25-4324841
710/20/13CIN28-5135730
810/27/13DAL33-4848812
1011/10/13CHI18-3521931
1111/17/13PIT19-4636221
1211/24/13TB26-4629734
1311/28/13GB22-3533032
1412/8/13PHI10-2515100
1512/16/13BAL18-3423513
1612/22/13NYG25-4222202
1712/29/13MIN22-3321710
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
P28/15/14@ OAK10:00 pm
P48/28/14@ BUF7:00 pm
19/8/14NYG7:10 pm
29/14/14@ CAR1:00 pm
39/21/14GB1:00 pm
49/28/14@ NYJ1:00 pm
510/5/14BUF1:00 pm
610/12/14@ MIN1:00 pm
710/19/14NO1:00 pm
810/26/14@ ATL9:30 am
Bye: Week 9
1011/9/14MIA1:00 pm
1111/16/14@ ARI4:25 pm
1211/23/14@ NE1:00 pm
1311/27/14CHI12:30 pm
1412/7/14TB1:00 pm
1512/14/14MIN1:00 pm
1612/21/14@ CHI1:00 pm
1712/28/14@ GB1:00 pm
Passing
YearTeamGGSAttCompPctYdsYPALgTDIntTkld20+40+Rate
2009Detroit Lions101037720153.322676.0175132024/16926661.0
2010Detroit Lions33965759.45355.5736614/364091.3
2011Detroit Lions161666342163.550387.6073411636/257641697.2
2012Detroit Lions161672743559.849676.8357201729/21263979.8
2013Detroit Lions161663437158.546507.3387291923/168621084.2
TOTAL61612497148559.5174576.998710973116/8422194183.1
Rushing
YearTeamGGSAttYdsAvgLgTD20+1st
2009Detroit Lions1010201085.421216
2010Detroit Lions334112.89101
2011Detroit Lions161622783.522026
2012Detroit Lions1616351263.6114011
2013Detroit Lions161637691.9142012
TOTAL61611183923.3229336
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2009Detroit Lions101000---00000
2010Detroit Lions3300---00000
2011Detroit Lions161600---00000
2012Detroit Lions1616133.030000
2013Detroit Lions161600---00000
TOTAL6161133.030000
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2009Detroit Lions1011.000000.0000
2010Detroit Lions300.000000.0000
2011Detroit Lions1600.000000.0000
2012Detroit Lions1622.000000.0000
2013Detroit Lions1633.000000.0000
TOTAL6166.000000.0000
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2009Detroit Lions1041020020
2010Detroit Lions321000000
2011Detroit Lions1651010010
2012Detroit Lions1664020020
2013Detroit Lions16124050050
TOTAL61291101000100
 
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Height/Weight:
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Birthdate:
2/7/1988
Age:
26
Hometown:
Tampa, FL, USA
School:
Georgia
NFL Experience:
6
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