2013 DRAFT GUIDE
 #9 Matthew Stafford
 Pos: Quarterback
NFL Team: DET
Injury: OK
 Experience: 6
College: Georgia
Height: 75
Weight: 232
Born: 2/7/1988
 Year  Tm  Gm  Cmp  Att  Yds  TDs  Int  Sack  Rush  Yds  TDs  Fum 
PROJDET4256894931311628932
2012DET1643572749672017293512646
2011DET164216635038411636227801
2010DET3579653561441111
2009DET1020137722671320242010821

Summary

Quarterback Rank: #4All Players: #35
Stafford had a down season for his standards, struggling in the red zone and with turnovers. He attempted a career high 727 pass attempts but failed to top 5,000 yards and scored just 20-passing touchdowns. He padded his touchdown totals some, though, as he was able to rush in four scores, giving him 24 total touchdowns. Stafford had nine games with one or fewer touchdowns. The positive was he topped 300 yards eight times. He had the yards but couldn't push the ball in the end zone as much as recent seasons. Another positive was Stafford played a full season for the second straight year, shedding his injury label some. Stafford has a huge arm, moves around the pocket well and is a big, strong kid. He will force some passes, though, and has 20 or fewer touchdown passes three of four seasons. His consistency as an elite NFL quarterback hasn't been there yet. 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 good buy-low candidate. You know the Lions are going to throw a ton and he has arguably the top receiver in the game catching passes for him. He can post top-five fantasy quarterback numbers. We would expect a season with around 5,000 yards and 35 total touchdowns. He can bounce back from last season. Remember, he is just 25 years old. He'll get better with more seasoning.

comments about Matthew Stafford

Notes

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford is owed the remaining $17.5 million of his $27.5 million signing bonus Friday, March 1.
Source: KFFL.com
Former Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz does not blame QB Matthew Stafford for how the team finished the 2013 season. Yeah, you know, we were 2-6 over the last half of last season, and when you're 2-6 nobody is feeling good about their performance, whether you're the head coach, the quarterback or a defensive lineman, Schwartz said. But it's a team game and I wouldn't pin it on Matt Stafford. Matt's an outstanding quarterback. He led us to the playoffs. Just about every record in the Lions offense, total offense and passing offense was set by Matt Stafford in the last three years. He's going to lead that team to many great things in the future. Everybody has some rough spots here and there, and it's up to the rest of the team to pick you up,''
Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi said QB Matthew Stafford needs to improve but also does not believe all of the interceptions Stafford threw are his fault. 'There are interceptions that happen because a receiver breaks his route off too early, or goes through a receivers hands. Get's tipped at the line of scrimmage. So, I was a little encouraged after watching that. This was not an interception machine,' Lombardi said.
Source: KFFL.com
Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi thinks QB Matthew Stafford could probably stand to work on improving his footwork this offseason. 'And Matthew has got such a talented arm that I think there are times when he is making throws that you say, 'Hey, maybe you shouldn't have thrown that because of the position of your feet' or whatnot,' Lombardi said.
Source: KFFL.com
New Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi is excited to work with QB Matthew Stafford, and Lombardi insists that Stafford 'isn't broken.' 'The good news is that he's not broken, that much is clear' Lombardi said. 'There's an awful amount of talent there. His arm is something to behold. We used to sit in the Saints quarterback room and just marvel at his passes -- all the depths, the whole field in play. He really can sling it. That's a great thing to have.'
Source: KFFL.com
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell said the team will work on improving QB Matthew Stafford's footwork because he believes Stafford's footwork is why he has been inconsistent. 'We have used a set of drills in coaching over the years that I think has added some consistency to all the quarterbacks we've coached. The great majority of poor throws - people look at the arm, and that's important obviously, but I think footwork is the key. I can pull up any gamefilm and show you how our footwork drills help you. In a nutshell, the feet and eyes work together. If I'm throwing in a particular direction, my footwork is pointing in the same direction - directly at the target. We'll work on it with Matthew, and he will do them flawlessly,' Caldwell said.
Source: KFFL.com
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford met with Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell during his interview for the team's head coaching job, and Stafford expects to meet with other head coaching candidates during the interview process. Stafford was asked by management to be part of the hiring process. 'It's something, however much they ask me to be a part of it, I'll be a part of it,' Stafford said. 'I'm not knocking on the door. They asked me to sit in on that one, and as more and more interviews happen, whether I'm in town to sit with them and talk or whether we talk on the phone.' President Tom Lewand and general manager Martin Mayhew will have the final call on who is hired as the next head coach.
Source: KFFL.com
ESPN's Adam Schefter reported on Sunday Countdown that there seems to be some concern about Calvin Johnson's (questionable, knee) Week 16 availability, and he's not a sure thing to play against the Giants.
Fantasy Impact: Stafford is not the same QB without Megatron.
When asked whether he would consider replacing QB Matthew Stafford with QB Shaun Hill during a game, Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz stood solidly behind his first-string quarterback. 'I haven't considered making a change,' Schwartz said. 'Matt's our quarterback. He's going to remain our quarterback, and he's going to play well for us.'
The Detroit Lions have dropped 10.6 percent of QB Matthew Stafford's passes this season, according to STATS, LLC. That is the third-highest percentage in the league.
Fantasy Impact: So his stats could be a lot better. The Lions don't have much at receiver behind Calvin Johnson, though.
Source: KFFL.com

Quarterbacks

  #1  P. ManningDEN9
  #2  Drew BreesNOR7
  #3  Aaron RodgersGNB4
  #4  M. StaffordDET9
  #5  Cam NewtonCAR4
  #6  Andrew LuckIND8
Sleeper #7  Nick FolesPHI12
  #8  Philip RiversSDG8
  #9  Andy DaltonCIN12
  #10  Matt RyanATL6
  #11  Tom BradyNWE10
  #12  R. Griffin IIIWAS5
  #13  Tony RomoDAL11
  #14  Jay CutlerCHI8
  #15  R. WilsonSEA12
Hot #16  C. KaepernickSFO9
Sleeper #17  R. TannehillMIA6
Cold #18  B. RoethlisbergerPIT5
  #19  Joe FlaccoBAL8
  #20  Eli ManningNYG9
Sleeper #21  Carson PalmerARI9
Sleeper #22  Sam BradfordSTL11
  #23  J. Manziel---
Sleeper #24  Alex SmithKAN10
  #25  Mike GlennonTAM5
  #26  Jake LockerTEN8
  #27  EJ ManuelBUF12
  #28  Michael VickNYJ10
  #29  Geno SmithNYJ10
  #30  Chad HenneJAC9
  #31  Brian HoyerCLE10
  #32  T. PryorOAK7
  #33  T. Bridgewater---
  #34  Josh McCownTAM5
Cold #35  Mark SanchezPHI12
  #36  C. PonderMIN5
  #37  Matt SchaubOAK7
  #38  Kirk CousinsWAS5
  #39  Josh FreemanNYG9
  #40  R. FitzpatrickHOU8
  #41  Blake Bortles---
  #42  Matt FlynnGNB4
  #43  B. GabbertSFO9
  #44  Drew StantonARI9
  #45  Matt MooreMIA6
  #46  M. HasselbeckIND8
  #47  B. WeedenDAL11
  #48  Matt CasselMIN5
  #49  Kyle OrtonDAL11
  #50  Colt McCoyWAS5
  #51  Matt BarkleyPHI12
  #52  J. CampbellCIN12
  #53  Shaun HillSTL11
  #54  Ryan MallettNWE10
  #55  Derek Carr---
  #56  Jeff TuelBUF12
  #57  Chase DanielKAN10
  #58  J. Garoppolo---
  #59  Landry JonesPIT5
  #60  B. OsweilerDEN9
  #61  A.J. McCarron---
  #62  T.J. YatesHOU8
  #63  B. GradkowskiPIT5
  #64  Rex GrossmanWAS5
  #65  C. PainterNYG9
  #66  D. AndersonCAR4
  #67  John SkeltonTEN8
  #68  Tyrod TaylorBAL8
  #69  Josh JohnsonCIN12
  #70  C. WhitehurstTEN8
  #71  Ryan LindleyARI9
  #72  Ricky StanziJAC9
  #73  T. JacksonSEA12
  #74  Ryan NassibNYG9
  #75  Zac DysertDEN9
  #76  Charlie BatchPIT5
  #77  Brad SorensenSDG8
  #78  Luke McCownNOR7
  #79  B.J. DanielsSEA12
  #80  Tyler WilsonTEN8
  #81  Case KeenumHOU8
  #82  Matt McGloinOAK7
  #83  Brady QuinnSTL11
Cold #84  Vince YoungGNB4
  #85  D. DavisATL6
  #86  C. HarnishIND8
  #87  Matt SimmsNYJ10
  #88  Caleb HanieCLE10
  #89  Trent EdwardsOAK7
  #90  Scott TolzienGNB4
  #91  T. LewisBUF12
Cold #92  Tim TebowNWE10
  #93  Rusty SmithTEN8
  #94  Dan OrlovskyDET9
  #95  K. ClemensSDG8
Injury Concern #96  Kevin KolbBUF12
  #97  David GarrardNYJ10

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