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 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: KFFL.com
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: KFFL.com
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: KFFL.com
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: KFFL.com
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: KFFL.com
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: KFFL.com
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford showed improved footwork in his ability to climb the pocket when he was pressured in Week 1 against the New York Giants Monday, Sept. 8, his first start in the Jim Caldwell era. Sloppy footwork has been part of Stafford's problems in the past. He also seemed to make a conscious effort not to force passes to receivers that weren't open. Stafford finished the victory going 22-for-32 for 346 yards, two touchdowns, no interceptions and a rushing touchdown.
Fantasy Impact: Stafford has a good chance to post career best numbers this year.
Source: KFFL.com
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford looked sharp at training camp practice Wednesday, July 30. Stafford also pulled TE Eric Ebron aside, clearly providing feedback to the rookie, showing off some leadership.
Source: KFFL.com
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford has improved his command of the offense and his knowledge of the new offense has been impressive, according to head coach Jim Caldwell.
Source: KFFL.com
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford impressed backup QB Dan Orlovsky with his work ethic this offseason in learning the new offense. Stafford spent his own time going over the offense with the new staff this offseason. 'There was so much uncertainty, just trying to figure out how we'd run this offense,' Stafford said. 'I just wanted to make sure that once we started playing and practicing, I was as well equipped and well prepared as I could be.'
Source: KFFL.com

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