2014 DRAFT GUIDE
 #9 Matthew Stafford
 Pos: Quarterback
NFL Team: DET
Injury: OK
 Experience: 6
College: Georgia
Height: 75
Weight: 234
Born: 2/7/1988
 Year  Tm  Gm  Cmp  Att  Yds  TDs  Int  Sack  Rush  Yds  TDs  Fum 
PROJ005019311734701
2013DET1637163446502919233769212
2012DET1643572749672017293512646
2011DET164216635038411636227801
2010DET3579653561441111

Summary

Quarterback Rank: #5All Players: #47
Stafford had another up and down season for the Lions but his overall numbers were good in the end. He had 31 total touchdowns and threw for more than 4,600 yards. He had 11 games with multiple touchdowns but finished the season with one or fewer score four straight games. And his completion percentage was down some, completing 59 percent of his passes. He gets a fresh start with a new offensive coordinator this season, which might not be a bad thing for Stafford. Stafford has a huge arm, moves around the pocket well and is a big, strong kid. He will force some passes, though, and needs to improve his footwork some despite being in the league several seasons. His consistency as an elite NFL quarterback hasn't been there yet but he has shown flashes. The Lions are pass-first team and will continue to put the offense in Stafford's hands. He is their franchise quarterback and starter for the next several seasons.
FANTASY OUTLOOK
Stafford is a solid No. 1, capable of posting huge numbers. We wouldn't be surprised if he sees an uptick in production with a new coaching staff in place He is certainly capable of being a big-time fantasy producer. Stafford carries a little more risk than your usual fantasy No. 1 but his upside is very big with the talent around him. He can throw for around 5,000 yards and 30-plus touchdowns.

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Notes

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford had the worst completion percentage in his career in Week 12 against the New England Patriots at 39.1 percent), and the Lions haven't rushed for a touchdown since Week 7 against the New Orleans Saints. They are tied for 21st in the league with six rushing TDs all year. The Lions have been held without an offensive touchdown in the last two weeks for the first time since 2000. Detroit is fifth in the league in time of possession (32:11), 10th in passing yards per game (257.73) and 12th in yard margin per game (plus-29), but they are outside the top 15 in all other major offensive categories.
Fantasy Impact: Stafford is just out of rhythm right now. He does have time to get it going in better matchups the coming weeks.
Source: Fantasy USA Today
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford, who is currently on pace to finish with the fewest passing yards in a single season for his career, has struggled on deep-ball connections, especially in the last two weeks with WR Calvin Johnson returning. Stafford has completed only 14 percent of his passes at least 20 yards downfield to Johnson the last two weeks, and he's thrown an interception on deep targets in each of the pair's four full games together. Stafford is also struggling in the face of pressure this year, with his completion percentage under pressure dropping from 42 percent last year to 34 percent in 2014, his lowest since 2010.
Source: Fantasy USA Today
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford passes 20,000 career passing yards in Week 11, to become the faster quarterback in NFL history to reach that mark. Sunday's game was just Stafford's 71st career game. Dan Marino previously held the mark in 74 games.
Source: Fantasy USA Today
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford said he's more comfortable than ever with his secondary options after playing a big chunk of this season without WR Calvin Johnson (ankle). 'The more experience and the better everybody else plays, the less you feel like you have to get 81 the ball, but it's still conducive to playing good offense to get the best receiver on the planet the ball as much as you can,' Stafford said. The Lions have also been without RBs Reggie Bush, Theo Riddick and Joique Bell and TEs Brandon Pettigrew, Eric Ebron and Joseph Fauria and OT LaAdrian Waddle. The result is a more patient Stafford. Johnson's return in Week 10 should allow for more of the secondary options like WR Golden Tate to see single coverage.
Source: Fantasy USA Today
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford completed 27 of 40 pass attempts for 299 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in the Week 7 game against the New Orleans Saints. Both touchdown strikes came in the final 3:38 of the game, after the Lions had trailed 23-10.
Fantasy Impact: Stafford heated up after a slow start and produced good numbers in the end.
Source: Fantasy USA Today
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford was 19-for-33 for a season-low 185 yards in the team's Week 6 win without WR Calvin Johnson (ankle), and it's only the seventh time in Stafford's career that he's thrown for under 200 yards in a game, with the last coming in December of last year in a blizzard.
Fantasy Impact: Needless to say, this offense is much different with Johnson out.
Source: Fantasy USA Today
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford will meet the Minnesota Vikings in Week 6, and it will be his ninth career start against the Vikings. He has thrown for 319 or more yards in three of his past four starts against Minnesota, and four of the past six. He also has two or more touchdown passes in four of the past six games against the NFC North rivals.
Source: Fantasy USA Today
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford has been sacked 17 times in five games this season. He was sacked 23 times in 16 games in 2013.
Fantasy Impact: This is a good reason for his dip in production to start the season. He has been getting harassed a lot more than recent seasons.
Source: Fantasy USA Today
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford will have OT LaAdrian Waddle (calf) back in Week 5, and with Waddle healthy in Week 1, Stafford was sacked once and hit once. In three games without Waddle at right tackle, he was sacked 10 times and hit 23 times, and head coach Jim Caldwell said a majority of the sacks were a result of a breakdown at right tackle.
Source: Fantasy USA Today
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (hand, leg) had the back of his throwing hand or wrist bandaged by the training staff after the Week 4 game against the New York Jets, and the training staff also appeared to be looking at his left leg in the locker room.
Fantasy Impact: He played the entire game, so these injuries aren't a huge concern, but we'll keep you posted.
Source: Fantasy USA Today

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  #3  Aaron RodgersGNB9
Hot #4  Nick FolesPHI7
  #5  M. StaffordDET9
  #6  Matt RyanATL9
  #7  Andrew LuckIND10
  #8  Tom BradyNWE10
  #9  Andy DaltonCIN4
  #10  Jay CutlerCHI9
  #11  Philip RiversSDG10
  #12  Tony RomoDAL11
  #13  Cam NewtonCAR12
  #14  C. KaepernickSFO8
  #15  R. Griffin IIIWAS10
  #16  B. RoethlisbergerPIT12
  #17  R. WilsonSEA4
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  #20  Eli ManningNYG8
  #21  Carson PalmerARI4
  #22  Jake LockerTEN9
  #23  Alex SmithKAN6
  #24  Josh McCownTAM7
  #25  EJ ManuelBUF9
  #26  Shaun HillSTL4
  #27  J. ManzielCLE4
  #28  Geno SmithNYJ11
  #29  Derek CarrOAK5
  #30  R. FitzpatrickHOU10
  #31  Matt CasselMIN10
  #32  Blake BortlesJAC11
  #33  Chad HenneJAC11
  #34  Michael VickNYJ11
  #35  Brian HoyerCLE4
  #36  T. BridgewaterMIN10
  #37  Matt SchaubOAK5
  #38  Mike GlennonTAM7
  #39  T. PryorSEA4
  #40  Mark SanchezPHI7
  #41  C. PonderMIN10
  #42  Kirk CousinsWAS10
  #43  Josh FreemanNYG8
  #44  Matt FlynnGNB9
  #45  B. GabbertSFO8
  #46  B. WeedenDAL11
  #47  Drew StantonARI4
  #48  Matt MooreMIA5
  #49  M. HasselbeckIND10
  #50  Kyle OrtonBUF9
  #51  Colt McCoyWAS10
  #52  Matt BarkleyPHI7
  #53  J. CampbellCIN4
  #54  Ryan MallettHOU10
  #55  Jeff TuelBUF9
  #56  Chase DanielKAN6
  #57  J. GaroppoloNWE10
  #58  Landry JonesPIT12
  #59  B. OsweilerDEN4
  #60  T.J. YatesATL9
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  #62  Rex GrossmanCLE4
  #63  C. PainterNYG8
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