Posted: 11/21/2019 11:36 pm UTC
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (back, hip) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 21.
Huddle Up: It seems like Stafford will not be able to play in Week 12, so Jeff Driskel will receive another start. He should be avoided in most fantasy leagues.
Posted: 11/21/2019 9:03 pm UTC
Detroit Lions CB Jamal Agnew (ankle), DE Trey Flowers (concussion), DL Da'Shawn Hand (ankle), DT Damon Harrison (rest), OL Frank Ragnow (concussion), QB Matthew Stafford (hip, back) and DB Tracy Walker (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 21. P Sam Martin (abdomen) and S C.J. Moore (hamstring) were limited. OT Ricky Wagner (concussion) was upgraded to a full session.
Posted: 11/20/2019 9:21 pm UTC
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (back, hip) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 20.
Huddle Up: There is no timetable for Stafford's return, so he appears to be unlikely to play in Week 12. Jeff Driskel would receive another start if Stafford is ruled out but can be avoided in most standard leagues.
Posted: 11/18/2019 11:29 pm UTC
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (back) is still considered week-to-week because of his back injury, according to head coach Matt Patricia.
Huddle Up: Stafford reportedly could miss as many as six weeks because of the injury, so he probably will miss at least one more week. Jeff Driskel will remain the starting quarterback while Stafford is sidelined and threw for 209 yards and two touchdowns in the last game. He could be a starting option in two-quarterback leagues but can be avoided in standard leagues.
Posted: 11/17/2019 4:55 pm UTC
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (back) may be sidelined for as many as six weeks because tiny, non-displaced fractures in the upper thoracic spine.
Huddle Up: It is not known if Stafford will be able to play again this season, so fantasy players will need to monitor the situation. Jeff Driskel will continue to be the starting quarterback but should be avoided in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 11/15/2019 5:53 pm UTC
Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (back) will not play in Week 11, head coach Matt Patricia said Friday, Nov. 15. Asked if there's any scenario where Stafford plays Sunday, Nov. 17, Patricia replied 'not this Sunday, no.'
Huddle Up: That's two straight missed games for Stafford, who was in the midst of a QB1 year, and with the 3-5-1 Lions' playoff hopes fading fast, it's fair to wonder if Stafford's season might not be over as well. In the meantime, QB Jeff Driskel gets hids second straight start while the Lions' pass-catchers receive downgrades again across the board.
Posted: 11/15/2019 4:28 pm UTC
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (back) is expected to miss the game in Week 11, according to head coach Matt Patricia.
Huddle Up: Jeff Driskel is expected to start against the Dallas Cowboys. It's a midrange matchup, but he's just a QB2 this week.
Posted: 11/14/2019 6:42 pm UTC
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (back) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 14, as he deals with a back injury.
Huddle Up: With a second straight missed practice, it's starting to look like Stafford may miss a second straight game. We should know more after Friday's always-key practice and weekly injury report.
Posted: 11/13/2019 6:16 pm UTC
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (back) is out of practice Wednesday, Nov. 13.
Huddle Up: He would return against a poor matchup in the Dallas Cowboys. Keep an eye on his status throughout the week, but he'd be a low-end QB1 option.
Posted: 11/10/2019 4:16 pm UTC
Updating previous reports, Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (back) is considered week-to-week because of fractured bones in his back. One source said he could miss 'this week or three weeks.'
Huddle Up: Jeff Driskel will be the Lions' starting quarterback while Stafford is sidelined but he is not a recommended fantasy option in any format. In addition, the fantasy value of players such as WRs Marvin Jones and Kenny Golladay is likely to take a major hit until he returns.