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Matthew Stafford

QB LAR

College: Georgia | 15 years
Height: 6'3" | Weight: 220 lbs
Birth Date: 1988-02-07
2024 Bye Week: 6

Total Pts: 148
Avg Pts: 8.71
Rank: 15 QB

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2024 RTSports Outlook

Stafford had a nice rebound season for the Rams, finishing 15th overall in fantasy quarterback scoring. He finished just shy of 4,000 passing yards and scored 24 touchdowns. Stafford had six games with 20-plus fantasy points, including five of his last six to end the season. He finished the year on a really high note. Stafford sometimes struggled with accuracy, having the third worst bad throw percentage in football. He missed on some throws he should have made. He also was plagued by drops, seeing his receivers drop 6.7 percent of his passes, which was the second-highest total in football. So it wasn't all his fault last season. Stafford remains the starter for the Rams in a very high-powered offense. Stafford is 36 years old and has a bit of an injury history, so there are some question marks for him. Stafford has been a top-10 fantasy quarterback for four of his last nine seasons. Stafford has nine 4,000-yard seasons and four of those seasons with 30-plus scores. Stafford has a huge arm, moves around the pocket well, and is a big, strong quarterback. He will force some passes, though, having 36 interceptions in his three seasons with the Rams. 

FANTASY OUTLOOK:   Stafford can be an elite fantasy quarterback in this Rams offense. Don't draft him as a top-10 fantasy quarterback, though. He has been more inconsistent in recent seasons. He is a good quarterback to take as a platoon player. Look for around 4,000-passing yards, 30 scores and 12 interceptions.  

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RotoBaller's Outlook

There was some worry surrounding whether or not Los Angeles Rams quarterbackMatthew Stafford might play in 2023 -; or ever again -; after suffering a spinal cord contusion in November of 2022 against the New Orleans Saints. Regardless of the concern, Stafford returned to the field last season, leading the Los Angeles Rams to a 10-7 record -; missing just one game due to injury (sprained thumb). On the season, Stafford threw for just under 4,000 yards (3,965) and scored 24 touchdowns -; a fine, if not average-ish stat line. Diving deeper, though, we find that Stafford played marginally better in the back half of the season -; particularly from Week 12 on. During that stretch, he seemed to shake off the rust as he threw 15 TDs in six weeks until Sean McVay rested his starters for the final regular season game -; he also accrued 43% of his yards in that time. Stafford is QB18 in NFFC's latest ADP (#105 overall) and QB19 in RotoBaller's latest quarterback rankings. He will have his core group of wide receivers back in Cooper Kupp and Puka Nacua, plus having break-out running back Kyren Williams in the fold, which gives the Rams a balanced offensive attack. Stafford carries some nice upside as a late-round starter and would be a superb QB2 in superflex drafts. Don't forget -; Stafford is just three years removed from a Top-5 QB finish, making a solid pick at his current ADP.

There was some worry surrounding whether or not Los Angeles Rams quarterbackMatthew Stafford might play in 2023 -; or ever again -; after suffering a spinal cord contusion in November of 2022 against the New Orleans Saints. Regardless of the concern, Stafford returned to the field last season, leading the Los Angeles Rams to a 10-7 record -; missing just one game due to injury (sprained thumb). On the season, Stafford threw for just under 4,000 yards (3,965) and scored 24 touchdowns -; a fine, if not average-ish stat line. Diving deeper, though, we find that Stafford played marginally better in the back half of the season -; particularly from Week 12 on. During that stretch, he seemed to shake off the rust as he threw 15 TDs in six weeks until Sean McVay rested his starters for the final regular season game -; he also accrued 43% of his yards in that time. Stafford is QB18 in NFFC's latest ADP (#105 overall) and QB19 in RotoBaller's latest quarterback rankings. He will have his core group of wide receivers back in Cooper Kupp and Puka Nacua, plus having break-out running back Kyren Williams in the fold, which gives the Rams a balanced offensive attack. Stafford carries some nice upside as a late-round starter and would be a superb QB2 in superflex drafts. Don't forget -; Stafford is just three years removed from a Top-5 QB finish, making a solid pick at his current ADP.

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Week 15Matthew Stafford 334 passing yds (5 pts)
Week 27Matthew Stafford 2 interceptions thrown (-2 pts)
Matthew Stafford 1 passing TD (4 pts)
. . . Matthew Stafford 6 yd TD pass to Kyren Williams
Matthew Stafford 307 passing yds (5 pts)
Week 34Matthew Stafford 2 interceptions thrown (-2 pts)
Matthew Stafford 1 passing TD (4 pts)
. . . Matthew Stafford 1 yd TD pass to Tutu Atwell
Matthew Stafford 269 passing yds (2 pts)
Week 410Matthew Stafford 1 interception thrown (-1 pts)
Matthew Stafford 1 passing TD (4 pts)
. . . Matthew Stafford 22 yd TD pass to Puka Nacua
Matthew Stafford 22 yd TD pass (2 pts)
Matthew Stafford 319 passing yds (5 pts)
Week 510Matthew Stafford 2 passing TDs (8 pts)
. . . Matthew Stafford 3 yd TD pass to Tutu Atwell
. . . Matthew Stafford 22 yd TD pass to Puka Nacua
Matthew Stafford 22 yd TD pass (2 pts)
Week 65Matthew Stafford 1 passing TD (4 pts)
. . . Matthew Stafford 13 yd TD pass to Cooper Kupp
Matthew Stafford 13 yd TD pass (1 pts)
Week 78Matthew Stafford 1 interception thrown (-1 pts)
Matthew Stafford 1 passing 2XP (2 pts)
Matthew Stafford 1 passing TD (4 pts)
. . . Matthew Stafford 31 yd TD pass to Tutu Atwell
Matthew Stafford 31 yd TD pass (3 pts)
Week 87Matthew Stafford 1 receiving 2XP (2 pts)
Matthew Stafford 1 interception thrown (-1 pts)
Matthew Stafford 1 passing TD (4 pts)
. . . Matthew Stafford 20 yd TD pass to Ben Skowronek
Matthew Stafford 20 yd TD pass (2 pts)
Week 90
Week 10
Week 113Matthew Stafford 1 interception thrown (-1 pts)
Matthew Stafford 1 passing TD (4 pts)
. . . Matthew Stafford 4 yd TD pass to Puka Nacua
Week 1216Matthew Stafford 1 interception thrown (-1 pts)
Matthew Stafford 4 passing TDs (16 pts)
. . . Matthew Stafford 7 yd TD pass to Tyler Higbee
. . . Matthew Stafford 5 yd TD pass to Tyler Higbee
. . . Matthew Stafford 15 yd TD pass to Kyren Williams
. . . Matthew Stafford 3 yd TD pass to Kyren Williams
Matthew Stafford 15 yd TD pass (1 pts)
Week 1321Matthew Stafford 3 passing TDs (12 pts)
. . . Matthew Stafford 70 yd TD pass to Puka Nacua
. . . Matthew Stafford 7 yd TD pass to Demarcus Robinson
. . . Matthew Stafford 3 yd TD pass to Cooper Kupp
Matthew Stafford 70 yd TD pass (7 pts)
Matthew Stafford 279 passing yds (2 pts)
Week 1414Matthew Stafford 3 passing TDs (12 pts)
. . . Matthew Stafford 6 yd TD pass to Cooper Kupp
. . . Matthew Stafford 7 yd TD pass to Davis Allen
. . . Matthew Stafford 5 yd TD pass to Demarcus Robinson
Matthew Stafford 294 passing yds (2 pts)
Week 1518Matthew Stafford 2 passing TDs (8 pts)
. . . Matthew Stafford 62 yd TD pass to Cooper Kupp
. . . Matthew Stafford 23 yd TD pass to Demarcus Robinson
Matthew Stafford 62 yd TD pass (6 pts)
Matthew Stafford 23 yd TD pass (2 pts)
Matthew Stafford 258 passing yds (2 pts)
Week 1613Matthew Stafford 2 passing TDs (8 pts)
. . . Matthew Stafford 2 yd TD pass to Puka Nacua
. . . Matthew Stafford 4 yd TD pass to Demarcus Robinson
Matthew Stafford 328 passing yds (5 pts)
Week 177Matthew Stafford 2 interceptions thrown (-2 pts)
Matthew Stafford 1 passing TD (4 pts)
. . . Matthew Stafford 5 yd TD pass to Cooper Kupp
Matthew Stafford 317 passing yds (5 pts)
Week 180
Player Notes
Jun 19 1:00pm ET

Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford wants more guaranteed money in his deal and wouldn't mind a raise, either, as he looks to tweak his contract. Stafford will make $31 million, $32 million and $31 million in the final three years of his current deal, but nothing is guaranteed after the 2024 season. He received his deal several years ago, and the QB market just took a major leap with Jaguars QB Trevor Lawrence's big extension. Stafford was a participant during mandatory minicamp, though, so no holdout is expected at training camp next month. The 36-year-old signal-caller bounced back from an injury-plagued year in 2022 to post 3,965 passing yards, 24 TDs and 11 interceptions in 15 regular-season starts last year in his third year in LA. Still, he was only the QB15 in fantasy last year and is an injury risk as he moves toward the end of his career.

From RotoBaller

Jun 11 6:53pm ET

Los Angeles Rams QB Matthew Stafford is participating in the minicamp this week and is expected to report to training camp on time, according to head coach Sean McVay.

Fantasy Spin: Stafford is looking for a new contract but has decided not to skip any workouts and is on track to report for camp on time as well. He will have a terrific receiver duo to work with again this season but probably will be a No. 2 quarterback in most fantasy leagues.

From TheHuddle

Jun 6 11:10am ET

Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford is still seeking more guaranteed money in the final two years of his current deal, but despite that, he is expected to attend mandatory minicamp next week. Stafford has also been in attendance for voluntary workouts all offseason. He is signed through the 2026 season but only has $15 million guaranteed in the final two years of his deal and none beyond 2024. The 36-year-old veteran played in just nine games in 2022 due to injury but apparently wants to continue playing for at least the next three years. The former first overall pick by the Detroit Lions in 2009 out of Georgia played in 15 regular-season games last year and threw for 3,965 yards, 24 touchdowns and 11 interceptions to finish as the QB15 in fantasy. Stafford has plenty to work with in the passing attack with Cooper Kupp and Puka Nacua, but he's going to need to be very efficient and stay healthy to be in play as even a low-end QB1.

From RotoBaller

Jun 5 3:43pm ET

Los Angeles Rams QB Matthew Stafford will be present for the mandatory minicamp next week even though he is seeking a new contract, according to head coach Sean McVay.

Fantasy Spin: Stafford has not been sitting out the offseason workouts, so his presence at the minicamp should be expected. He is coming off a successful 2023 season with 3,965 passing yards and 24 touchdowns but probably will be a No. 2 quarterback in fantasy leagues this upcoming season.

From TheHuddle

May 20 9:03pm ET

Los Angeles Rams QB Matthew Stafford participated in the voluntary workout Monday, May 20.

Fantasy Spin: Stafford has been looking to rework his contract but is not holding out during the offseason. He has one of the better receiving duos to work with in the NFL and should throw for plenty of yards in 2024. Fantasy players in most leagues probably can consider Stafford a No. 2 fantasy quarterback.

From TheHuddle

May 20 9:00pm ET

Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford is present at OTAs. The veteran signal-caller wants more money, so there were rumblings he wouldn't attend. He finished last season by throwing for 3,965 yards, 24 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions while completing 62.6% of his passes. Stafford is due to make $31 million guaranteed this year. However, he is only guaranteed $10 million for the remaining two seasons after the 2024-25 campaign. At any rate, Stafford is predicted to be a semi-reliable fantasy option for at least a few more seasons. But his fantasy stock will fall if he doesn't report to training camp if a new deal isn't reached.

From RotoBaller

May 14 3:13pm ET

Dynasty | Jared Goff and the Lions have agreed on a four-year contract extension. Dynasty Analysis: A relative afterthought in the Matthew Stafford trade from years ago, Goff has had a career resurgence with the Lions. He'll get $170 million guaranteed and makes him the highest paid player in franchise history. Goff is coming off a season with more than 4,500 yards and 30 touchdowns, making him a reliable low-end QB1. While he offers little as a runner, Goff is about as stable as they come and makes for a solid veteran add for a dynasty team as a low-end starter or very solid QB2.

From Dynasty League Fantasy

Apr 26 4:40pm ET

Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford is seeking a reworked deal that includes more guaranteed money, according to NFL Insider Ian Rapaport. The 36-year-old has three years left on his current deal, though the Rams have a potential out following the 2025 season. The four-year contract that he signed ahead of the 2022 season included $130 million in total guarantees. The Super Bowl-winning QB has been present at voluntary workouts this offseason and a holdout does not appear to be imminent, but this is a situation worth monitoring. After posting nearly 4,000 yards, 24 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions en route to a playoff berth in 2023, Stafford believes he has plenty left in the tank.

From RotoBaller

Apr 26 10:43am ET

Los Angeles Rams QB Matthew Stafford is seeking a contract revision that would allot him more guaranteed money past the 2024 season.

Fantasy Spin: Stafford was the QB15 in 15 games played last season and will be around that low-end QB1/high-end QB2 mark again in 2024.

From TheHuddle

Apr 25 2:30pm ET

The Los Angeles Rams, who haven't picked in the first round since 2016, are calling up to try to get into the top 10 of the first round of this year's NFL draft on Thursday evening, according to sources. The Rams currently sit at pick No. 19, so it would take a lot to pull off a move into the top 10 this year. It's unclear who they might be eyeing if they were to pull it off, but the best bet would be to select Georgia pass-catching tight end Brock Bowers, who has been projected to go at 10th overall to the New York Jets in a lot of mock drafts. The Rams have also been rumored to be looking for a successor to aging quarterback Matthew Stafford, but it's unlikely they pull off a move all the way into the top five to take one of the high-end signal-callers in this year's draft. A defensive tackle is also on their draft wish list.

From RotoBaller

Mar 12 12:00am ET

The Los Angeles Rams agreed to terms with free-agent offensive guard Jonah Jackson on Monday on a three-year, $51 million deal with $34 million guaranteed, according to sources. Jackson joins the recently re-signed Kevin Dotson as the Rams spend big money on the middle of their offensive line. The Rams are making it a priority to protect aging quarterback Matthew Stafford while also opening up lanes for running back Kyren Williams heading into next season. The 27-year-old Jackson, a former third-rounder of the Detroit Lions in 2020, was a Pro Bowler in 2021 and has started all 57 games that he's played in in his first four seasons in the NFL. Jackson played a pivotal role in the Lions' offensive line, which was one of the best O-lines in football in recent seasons, so this is a big addition for the Rams offense up front.

From RotoBaller

Feb 28 4:40pm ET

Los Angeles Rams general manager Les Snead said the organization has had discussions with offensive lineman Kevin Dotson about a potential contract extension, but he anticipates him to hit the free-agent market. After three seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Dotson, along with a 2024 fifth- and 2025 sixth-round pick, was traded to the Rams for a 2024 fourth- and 2025 fifth-round pick. He was graded as one of the best guards in the NFL last season, according to PFF, so he should have no shortage of interested suitors. Snead said the Rams will remain in contact with him with hopes of bringing him back to block for running back Kyren Williams and quarterback Matthew Stafford in 2024.

From RotoBaller

Jan 16 9:53pm ET

Los Angeles Rams QB Matthew Stafford plans to return to the team in 2024, he said on Sunday, Jan. 14.

Fantasy Spin: The Rams couldn't cut Stafford even if they wanted to, as the veteran signal-caller has a massive dead-cap hit in 2024. However, the Rams could certainly do worse after Stafford showed he still has something left in the tank after he led the team to the playoffs with a strong stretch run of the season that saw him rank as QB10 overall from Week 11 on. As long as he's healthy and has Sean McVay calling the plays, Stafford will be a solid QB2 who will post QB1 production some weeks.

From TheHuddle

Jan 16 8:15pm ET

Rams' QB Matthew Stafford scored 26.35 fantasy points in Sunday's playoff loss in Detroit. Stafford threw for 367 yards on 25-of-36 with two touchdowns. Stafford scored at least 25 fantasy points four times during the regular season.

Jan 15 5:00am ET

Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford could not come out on top in the team's wildcard loss to the Detroit Lions on Sunday. Stafford completed 25 of his 36 pass attempts for 367 yards and two touchdowns. Despite him shredding Detroit's defense, the Rams could not come out on top. Stafford ended the year on a strong note and surprised many people with his performance this season. Heading into next season, the veteran QB should be considered as a low-end QB1 and will be a solid option late in fantasy drafts.

From RotoBaller

Jan 14 11:43pm ET

Los Angeles Rams QB Matthew Stafford (hand) suffered a cut on his right hand during the NFC Wild Card game but was able to continue playing after having it taped.

From TheHuddle

Jan 14 11:30pm ET

Rams' QB Matthew Stafford passed for 367 yards on 25-of-36 with two touchdowns in Sunday's loss in Detroit.

Jan 14 11:23pm ET

Los Angeles Rams QB Matthew Stafford completed 25 of his 36 passes for 367 yards and two touchdowns in a 24-23 loss to the Detroit Lions in the NFC Wild Card game.

From TheHuddle

Jan 14 2:40pm ET

Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford, who was able to undergo a full rehab and throwing routine last offseason, continues to feel healthy and throw the ball well. The veteran signal-caller "has no plans to retire," according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. He completed 62.2 percent of his passes this past season, reaping the rewards of a receiving corps led by Cooper Kupp and Puka Nacua. He finished the year with 3,965 passing yards, 24 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions while ranking as the overall QB15 in fantasy football.

From RotoBaller

Jan 14 4:50am ET

Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford will be facing his former team in Sunday's wildcard matchup against the Detroit Lions. Stafford ended the regular season with a dominant six-week stretch where he averaged 284 passing yards and 2.5 touchdowns per game. Through the regular season, Detroit allowed the fifth-most fantasy points and third-most passing yards to opposing QBs. The Rams offense has been rolling since the return of running back Kyren Williams and they will look to keep it going. Stafford should absolutely be considered in all DFS lineups and bets for Sunday's game.

From RotoBaller

Player Transactions
  • 03-Dec-2022: Matthew Stafford - IR - The Los Angeles Rams placed QB Matthew Stafford on IR.
  • 19-Mar-2022: LAR Matthew Stafford - Re-signed - Four-year extension (through 2026)
  • 17-Mar-2021: LAR Matthew Stafford - Traded - for QB Jared Goff and draft picks
  • 07-Nov-2020: DET Matthew Stafford - Reinstated
  • 04-Nov-2020: DET Matthew Stafford - Reserve, Non-Football Injury - COVID-19
  • 04-Aug-2020: DET - Reinstated
  • 01-Aug-2020: DET - Reserve, Non-Football Injury - COVID-19
  • 03-Feb-2020: DET - Off IR - hip, back
  • 17-Dec-2019: DET - On IR - hip, back
  • 28-Aug-2017: DET - Re-signed - Five-year extension (through 2022)
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