player photo

9 Matthew Stafford QB

Detroit Lions

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
64%12%
Key Stats
GPPYDSPCTTDsINTRATING
16377766.1211189.9

Player Updates

1548104130
Lions' Matthew Stafford: Set to work with new coordinator
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stafford will work with a new offensive coordinator in 2019 after the Lions hired Darrell Bevell to replace Jim Bob Cooter, ESPN.com's Michael Rothstein reports.

Cooter helped Stafford produce three straight seasons (2015-17) with at least 7.2 yards per attempt and a completion percentage above 65, but the Lions opted not to renew their coordinator's contract after a disappointing 2018 campaign. Personnel seemed to be a bigger problem than coaching, with Golden Tate traded away in late October and Marvin Jones suffering a season-ending knee injury shortly thereafter. It didn't help that the team insisted on giving LeGarrette Blount carries (154) even as he eeked out just 2.7 yards per attempt. Bevell is best known for his run-heavy offenses led by Marshawn Lynch and Russell Wilson in Seattle, not to mention the infamous Malcolm Butler goal-line interception in Super Bowl 49. The hiring is probably better news for Kerryon Johnson (knee) than Stafford, though general manager Bob Quinn did emphasize his desire to field a balanced offense. Head coach Matt Patricia seems to prefer a conservative approach, though it requires his defense to take a big step forward from 2018.

Share: Twitter Facebook
1546203349
Lions' Matthew Stafford: Finishes 2018 on high note
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stafford completed 20 of 32 pass attempts for 266 yards and two touchdowns during Sunday's 31-0 win against the Packers.

Entering Week 17, Stafford was coming off a gauntlet run of elite NFL secondaries. A veteran with seven consecutive 4,200-yard passing seasons prior to 2018, Stafford was limited to an underwhelming 187.7 passing yards per game with a 5:5 TD:INT ratio over his past six outings. This slump having come while facing four of the league's 10 best pass defenses in Buffalo, Minnesota, Arizona and Chicago, Stafford was poised for a bounce-back performance taking on a Green Bay defense that entered the regular-season finale having surrendered the seventh-most completions to opposing quarterbacks while forcing the fourth-fewest interceptions. Stafford did just that, wrapping up 2018 with his first multi-touchdown performance since Week 10 as the Lions completed a 6-10 campaign. With two losing seasons and only one playoff appearance over his past four years as the starter, Stafford aims to lead Detroit back to the postseason in 2019 with the team benefiting from a fourth-place schedule.

Share: Twitter Facebook
1545605249
Lions' Matthew Stafford: Brutal performance in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stafford (back) completed 18 of 32 passes for 116 yards in Sunday's 27-9 loss to the Vikings.

Stafford moved the ball well early but couldn't finish drives as his team took a 9-0 lead on three field goals. The offense completely stalled after that, and Detroit's starting quarterback was even removed for backup Matt Cassel in the fourth quarter with the game well in hand for the opposition. Even if the Lions decide against shutting Stafford down for the meaningless finale in Green Bay, his 1,126 passing yards and 3:3 touchdown-to-interception ratio over the past six weeks don't inspire much confidence.

Share: Twitter Facebook
1545583262
Lions' Matthew Stafford: Active Week 16
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stafford (back) is active for Sunday's game against the Vikings, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

Stafford has contended with a back injury in advance of each of the Lions' past three contests, but again it won't stop him from being available, marking his 127th consecutive start. In the previous two outings, he combined for only 309 yards and one touchdown at a clip of 5.9 yards per attempt, numbers that he may replicate versus a Minnesota pass defense that has allowed just 170.8 yards per game, three touchdowns and 6.3 YPA to quarterbacks over the last five games.

Share: Twitter Facebook
1545571368
Lions' Matthew Stafford: On track to play
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stafford (back), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Vikings, is expected to play, a source tells Adam Schefter of ESPN.

Given Stafford's history of playing at less-than-optimal health, there never seemed to be much concern that he wouldn't be available in Week 16, especially after he was at least able to practice on a limited basis Wednesday through Friday. Though he'll likely be good to go, Stafford's weekly fantasy utility has taken a significant hit in the second half with a number of injuries befalling the Lions' skill-position players. Stafford should at least be buoyed by top wideout Kenny Golladay (chest) likely being available, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, but that probably won't be enough to make the signal-caller a comfortable fantasy option against a tough Minnesota defense.

Share: Twitter Facebook
Schedule
WeekDateOpp.Comp-AttYdsTDInt
19/10/18NYJ27-4628614
29/16/18SF34-5334730
39/23/18NE27-3626221
49/30/18DAL24-3030720
510/7/18GB14-2618320
710/21/18MIA18-2221720
810/28/18SEA27-4031021
911/4/18MIN25-3619900
1011/11/18CHI25-4227422
1111/18/18CAR23-3722010
1211/22/18CHI28-3823602
1312/2/18LAR20-3324511
1412/9/18ARI15-2310100
1512/16/18BUF22-2920810
1612/23/18MIN18-3211600
1712/30/18GB20-3226620
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
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
2014Detroit Lions161660236360.342577.0773221245/254531185.7
2015Detroit Lions161659239867.242627.2057321344/25149897.0
2016Detroit Lions161659438865.343277.2873241037/216521093.3
2017Detroit Lions161656537165.744467.8771291047/287611699.3
2018Detroit Lions161655536766.137776.8167211140/25544689.9
TOTAL1411415405337262.4385267.1387237129329/21054789288.4
Rushing
YearTeamGGSAttYdsAvgLgTD20+1st
2009Detroit Lions1010201085.421216
2010Detroit Lions334112.89101
2011Detroit Lions161622783.522026
2012Detroit Lions1616351263.6114011
2013Detroit Lions161637691.9142012
2014Detroit Lions161643932.218208
2015Detroit Lions1616441593.6181013
2016Detroit Lions1616372075.6242115
2017Detroit Lions161629983.415009
2018Detroit Lions161625712.810008
TOTAL14114129610203.42414489
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2009Detroit Lions101000---00000
2010Detroit Lions3300---00000
2011Detroit Lions161600---00000
2012Detroit Lions1616133.030000
2013Detroit Lions161600---00000
2014Detroit Lions161600---00000
2015Detroit Lions16161-6-6.0-60000
2016Detroit Lions161600---00000
2017Detroit Lions161600---00000
2018Detroit Lions161600---00000
TOTAL1411412-3-1.530000
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2009Detroit Lions1011.000000.0000
2010Detroit Lions300.000000.0000
2011Detroit Lions1600.000000.0000
2012Detroit Lions1622.000000.0000
2013Detroit Lions1633.000000.0000
2014Detroit Lions1633.000000.0000
2015Detroit Lions1611.000000.0000
2016Detroit Lions1611.000000.0000
2017Detroit Lions1611.000000.0000
2018Detroit Lions1600.000000.0000
TOTAL1411212.000000.0000
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2009Detroit Lions1041020020
2010Detroit Lions321000000
2011Detroit Lions1651010010
2012Detroit Lions1664020020
2013Detroit Lions16124050050
2014Detroit Lions1683030030
2015Detroit Lions1642020020
2016Detroit Lions1632010010
2017Detroit Lions16117020020
2018Detroit Lions1664010010
TOTAL141612901900190
 
Player Video

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/220
Birthdate:
2/7/1988
Age:
31
Hometown:
Tampa, FL, USA
School:
Georgia
NFL Experience:
11
Awards: