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Quarterback, Detroit Lions

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Draft: 2009 Round 1 (1)
College: Georgia
Ht: 6’2”  Wt: 232 DOB: 1988-02-07 Age: 31
QB Rank Tier ADP-12
#24 3 14.08

Season Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  PassingRushing Fantasy
Season Team G Cmp Att Cmp% Yard TD INTAtt Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2009 DET 10 201 377 53.3 2,267 13 20 20 108 5.4 2 188.2 18.8
2010 DET 3 57 96 59.4 535 6 1 4 11 2.8 1 57.9 19.3
2011 DET 16 421 663 63.5 5,038 41 16 22 78 3.5 0 423.7 26.5
2012 DET 16 435 727 59.8 4,967 20 17 35 126 3.6 4 365.0 22.8
2013 DET 16 371 634 58.5 4,647 29 19 36 74 2.1 2 367.8 23.0
2014 DET 16 363 602 60.3 4,247 22 12 43 93 2.2 2 321.7 20.1
2015 DET 16 398 592 67.2 4,262 32 13 44 159 3.6 1 363.0 22.7
2016 DET 16 388 594 65.3 4,327 24 10 37 207 5.6 2 345.1 21.6
2017 DET 16 371 565 65.7 4,446 29 10 29 98 3.4 0 348.1 21.8
2018 DET 16 367 555 66.1 3,777 21 11 25 71 2.8 0 280.0 17.5
2019 DET 8 187 291 64.3 2,499 19 5 20 66 3.3 0 207.6 25.9
2019 (Projected) DET   355 538 66.0 3,925 25 10 33 100 3.0 1 312.3  

2019 Outlook
Depth Chart
If you've been reading my player outlooks for any stretch of time you will notice I enjoy breaking down the quarterbacks, with Stafford being one of my favorites to examine. While his play on the field hasn't equated to many wins for Detroit, he's always been an overlooked fantasy asset. Unfortunately I took little pleasure in watching the Lions offense last year, and preparing for this breakdown has been equally rough.

Breakdown is a great word to describe Stafford. Despite being one of the toughest sonova-guns in the NFL (he essentially played several games with a broken back last year), the constant beatings he's taken have begun to take their toll. He played much of the season with lingering back and upper body injuries and it showed in his play. He accounted for his fewest total touchdowns (21) since his second year in the league, and he simply couldn't overcome the myriad of injuries suffered by the line, backs, and receivers. Losing the reliable Golden Tate via in-season trade seemed to be the death knell on Stafford's season, as his post trade numbers were significantly worse without his slot-security blanket. The dysfunction on offense was enough for the Lions to make a change, going with the well-traveled Darrell Bevell as the new OC. Bevell comes to the Lions after a highly successful seven-year stint with the Seahawks. Bevell is a safe, unexciting hire for the Lions, and someone who will work to transform this offense into a run-first, pass later philosophy.

I can't really argue with what the Lions are trying to do on offense. Sure, it seems like a backward philosophy in today's NFL, but what has the high flying, throw the football 600 times strategy really gotten the Lions anyway? While the Lions woes have been great for Stafford's fantasy football value, he's been beaten down. With the signing of C.J. Anderson, and the healthy return of second year back Kerryon Johnson, I can see Stafford's pass attempts come down, perhaps to some of the lowest in his career. The reality is the days of top-7 value are gone, and the best we can hope from Stafford is as a decent QB2.

Fan. Tm. Player
QB1QB3 David Blough
QB2QB1 Matthew Stafford
QB3QB2 Jeff Driskel
Lions Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury T.J. Hockenson headed to IR
Ankle injury
By: Mike Krueger | Mon Dec 2, 1:35 pm

Detroit Lions
T.J. Hockenson is headed to injured reserve with an ankle injury. His rookie season is over. (Kyle Meinke on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Hockenson started the year with a bang (6-131-1) but never topped 56 yards in a game since and currently sits as the TE20 overall. Jesse James and Logan Thomas are next up on the Lions depth chart but neither are recommended fantasy options with Matthew Stafford still sidelined with a back injury.


Injury Matthew Stafford could miss six weeks
Dealing with non-displaced fractures in his back
By: Doug Orth | Mon Nov 18, 6:00 pm

Detroit Lions
Coming up on @NFLGameDay: My report on #Lions QB Matthew Stafford, who could be out as much as 6 weeks because of tiny, non-displaced fractures in the upper thoracic spine. (MLive - Kyle Meinke)

FFToday's Take: For those owners brave enough to start him, Jeff Driskel has filled in well over the last two weeks - particularly in Week 11 against Dallas. Stafford is a tough cat and played through a back issue late last season, but it's entirely possible Detroit opts to let him heal with little to play for and Driskel playing well - something that should continue in Week 12 versus the Redskins.


Injury Matthew Stafford misses practice Wednesday
Back injury
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Nov 13, 12:45 pm

Detroit Lions
Matthew Stafford was not practicing on Wednesday as Detroit began preparations for this week’s game against the Dallas Cowboys. Stafford is dealing with a back injury that he suffered on a high hit two weeks ago in Oakland. ESPN says he has fractured bones in his back, the second time in as many years he’s had such an injury. (MLive.com)

FFToday's Take: Jeff Driskel will get the start if Stafford is held out again. Driskell finished with a 269-1-1 line in Week 10 against teh Bears. We'll get a better idea of Stafford's true status after practice on Friday.


Injury Matthew Stafford ruled out for Week 10
Back injury, Jeff Driskel will start
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Nov 10, 9:00 am

Detroit Lions
Lions’ QB Matthew Stafford has fractured bones in his back and doctors will not let him play today vs. Bears, per source. Jeff Driskell starts for Detroit. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: This move lowers the ceiling on Kenny Golladay, Marvin Jones and all of the Detriot pass catchers. Driskel is a QB2 in a matchup on the road against the Bears.


Injury Matthew Stafford a gametime decision
Back injury
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Nov 10, 1:05 am

Detroit Lions
Lions’ QB Matthew Stafford is being told by some not to play Sunday in Chicago because of a back injury that has left him questionable, but he is hoping to try to play through the pain, per sources. No decision is likely until pregame warmups. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Stafford has played every game since the 2011 season so it's likely he'll give it a go despite being limited in practice this week. If he doesn't Jeff Driskel would get the start and be a downgrade to all the Detroit pass catchers.



2019 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  PassingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yard TD INTAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at ARI T 27-27 27 45 60.0 385 3 0 3 22 7.3 0 33.5
2 LAC W 13-10 22 30 73.3 245 2 2 4 13 3.3 0 21.6
3 at PHI W 27-24 18 32 56.3 201 1 0 3 1 0.3 0 14.2
4 KC L 30-34 21 34 61.8 291 3 0 2 18 9.0 0 28.4
6 at GB L 22-23 18 32 56.3 265 0 0 3 9 3.0 0 14.2
7 MIN L 30-42 30 45 66.7 364 4 1 0 0 - 0 34.2
8 NYG W 31-26 25 32 78.1 342 3 1 2 -3 -1.5 0 28.8
9 at OAK L 24-31 26 41 63.4 406 3 1 3 6 2.0 0 32.9

2018 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  PassingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yard TD INTAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
1 NYJ L 17-48 27 46 58.7 286 1 4 1 6 6.0 0 18.9
2 at SF L 27-30 34 53 64.2 347 3 0 1 8 8.0 0 30.2
3 NE W 26-10 27 36 75.0 262 2 1 1 10 10.0 0 22.1
4 at DAL L 24-26 24 30 80.0 307 2 0 2 5 2.5 0 23.9
5 GB W 31-23 14 26 53.8 183 2 0 1 -1 -1.0 0 17.1
7 at MIA W 32-21 18 22 81.8 217 2 0 4 9 2.3 0 19.8
8 SEA L 14-28 27 40 67.5 310 2 1 1 6 6.0 0 24.1
9 at MIN L 9-24 25 36 69.4 199 0 0 5 6 1.2 0 10.6
10 at CHI L 22-34 25 42 59.5 274 2 2 2 9 4.5 0 22.6
11 CAR W 20-19 23 37 62.2 220 1 0 3 6 2.0 0 15.6
12 CHI L 16-23 28 38 73.7 236 0 2 0 0 - 0 11.8
13 LAR L 16-30 20 33 60.6 245 1 1 1 2 2.0 0 16.5
14 at ARI W 17-3 15 23 65.2 101 0 0 1 7 7.0 0 5.8
15 at BUF L 13-14 22 29 75.9 208 1 0 0 0 - 0 14.4
16 MIN L 9-27 18 32 56.3 116 0 0 0 0 - 0 5.8
17 at GB W 31-0 20 32 62.5 266 2 0 2 -2 -1.0 0 21.1

2017 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  PassingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yard TD INTAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
1 ARI W 35-23 29 41 70.7 292 4 1 2 14 7.0 0 32.0
2 at NYG W 24-10 15 21 71.4 122 2 0 3 23 7.7 0 16.4
3 ATL L 26-30 25 45 55.6 264 1 0 2 19 9.5 0 19.1
4 at MIN W 14-7 19 31 61.3 209 0 0 3 -3 -1.0 0 10.2
5 CAR L 24-27 23 35 65.7 229 2 0 0 0 - 0 19.5
6 at NO L 38-52 25 52 48.1 312 3 3 2 4 2.0 0 28.0
8 PIT L 15-20 27 45 60.0 423 0 0 1 11 11.0 0 22.3
9 at GB W 30-17 26 33 78.8 361 2 0 1 0 0.0 0 26.1
10 CLE W 38-24 17 26 65.4 249 3 1 4 17 4.3 0 26.2
11 at CHI W 27-24 21 31 67.7 299 2 0 3 3 1.0 0 23.3
12 MIN L 23-30 20 35 57.1 250 2 1 1 0 0.0 0 20.5
13 at BAL L 20-44 24 29 82.8 292 1 1 3 2 0.7 0 18.8
14 at TB W 24-21 36 44 81.8 381 1 2 0 0 - 0 23.1
15 CHI W 20-10 25 33 75.8 237 2 0 1 -1 -1.0 0 19.8
16 at CIN L 17-26 19 35 54.3 203 1 1 1 7 7.0 0 14.9
17 GB W 35-11 20 29 69.0 323 3 0 2 2 1.0 0 28.4

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