#9 Matthew Stafford
 Pos: Quarterback
Injury: OK
 Experience: 7
College: Georgia
Height: 75
Weight: 226
Born: 2/7/1988
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Quarterback Rank: #5All Players: #78
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.
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 73-for-111 (65%) for 861 yards, eight touchdowns and one interception the last three weeks under new offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter.
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Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford and WR Calvin Johnson had a hay day Thursday, Nov. 26, against the Philadelphia Eagles. Stafford threw for 337 yards and five touchdowns, while Johnson caught eight passes for 93 yards and three touchdowns.
Fantasy Impact: His game has gotten much better in recent weeks. He is producing like a solid No. 1 once again.
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Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford's future in Detroit is very much in doubt following the 2015 season, according to sources.
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Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell (ankle), WR Calvin Johnson (non-injury) and QB Matthew Stafford (quadriceps) all practiced in full Friday, Oct. 30, and are probable for Week 8 against the Kansas City Chiefs in London.
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Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (non-injury) and QB Matthew Stafford (quadriceps) both put in full practices Thursday, Oct. 29.
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Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (quadriceps) was a full participant in practice Wednesday, Oct. 28.
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Detroit Lions new offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter will call the team's offensive plays moving forward, according to head coach Jim Caldwell. Caldwell is not concerned with Cooter's lack of experience as a coordinator. Cooter worked with Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning with the Broncos and Indianapolis Colts. Caldwell expects the Lions offensive scheme to change under Cooter, but QB Matthew Stafford isn't sure how exactly it would change. Cooter has a reputation as a great quarterbacks coach, though, with an ability to connect with his players. Cooter's work to improve Stafford's footwork was successful in 2014.
Fantasy Impact: This should be a positive for Stafford, getting a chance to work with a pretty good offensive mind.
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Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford's (hand) X-rays came back negative Monday, Oct. 26, according to head coach Jim Caldwell.
Fantasy Impact: This is good news. Stafford should be fine to use going forward.
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Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (hand) went for X-rays on his left hand after the Week 7 game against the Minnesota Vikings, head coach Jim Caldwell said Sunday, Oct. 25.
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Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford went 18-for-26 for 256 passing yards and two touchdowns in a loss to the Minnesota Vikings in Week 7.
Fantasy Impact: It was a good showing for Stafford, who started strong but did little after the first half.
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