2014 DRAFT GUIDE
 #9 Matthew Stafford
 Pos: Quarterback
NFL Team: DET
Injury: OK
 Experience: 7
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: #6All Players: #74
Stafford saw a big dip in numbers last season, finishing 15th in quarterback scoring. His numbers were marred by a lack of scores, finishing with 24 touchdowns. He still threw for good yardage totals, though, having more than 4,000 once again. He had just two three-touchdown games, though, and four games without a touchdown. Stafford is in the prime of his career in a good offense. His numbers can rebound next year, throwing to two of the best receivers in the game. 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. He will rebound from last year and finish with much better fantasy numbers. He is a top-10 fantasy quarterback. Remember, he'll be in his second season in this offense and should benefit from getting more familiar with the plays. 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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Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford is capable of more in offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi's offense, and Lombardi wants Stafford to take more chances at big plays in 2015. 'Our biggest thing is, in order to win football games, you've got to first not lose them, and I thought that he played smart football, and sometimes to a fault,' Lombardi said. 'We'll look for him to maybe take a few more chances this year with the football. He's got the arm to do it. He's got the receivers to throw it to.' However, head coach Jim Caldwell said recently that the team is unlikely to throw more than they did in 2014, and he doesn't think Stafford needs to take a huge leap forward for the offense to be successful.
Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford won't be throwing more than he did last season, according to head coach Jim Caldwell. Caldwell said if the Lions are throwing a lot, it could very well mean they'll be playing catch up, something he wants to avoid.
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Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford handled himself well despite all of the things offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi threw at him in their first season together. "Looking back, I kind of try to drop maybe some responsibilities on him that maybe a quarterback like Drew (Brees) didn't get until four years into the system in New Orleans," Lombardi said. "We asked a lot of him and he responded. There is a tax when you ask a quarterback maybe to do that much and the more comfortable he gets the lower that tax will be." Injuries and an inconsistent offensive line led Lombardi to give Stafford more responsibilities than he initially intended. Stafford's 12 interceptions was a career low, and he finished the season with a 60.3 completion percentage, which was the second highest mark in his career. His 4,257 yards were the fifth most in team history.
Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford completed 22 of 39 passes for 243 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions in the Week 16 game against the Chicago Bears. He hit the 4,000-yard mark for the fourth consecutive season.
Fantasy Impact: His scores are way down, though, which has been a disappointment for fantasy teams.
Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford has completed 75.9 percent of his passes, thrown for 701 yards, five touchdowns and no interceptions in the last two weeks against the Chicago Bears and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. "I feel good. I feel confident in what we're doing and I think the guys in the locker room and on offense definitely feel confident in what our game plan is each week," Stafford said. "We're doing a great job of going out there and trying to execute. Guys are catching the ball, which is always great.'
Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford and the offense operated at quicker pace in their Week 13 win over the Chicago Bears Thursday, Nov. 27, and they were able 474 yards of total offense. Stafford went 34-for-45 for 390 yards and two touchdowns, and he appeared much more comfortable in the offense. His 75.6 completion percentage was the fourth best of his career. Stafford was also at his best against the blitz, completing a career-high 14 passes for a career-high 200 yards.
Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports
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: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports
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: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports
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: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports
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: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports

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