Posted: 6/27/2020 7:35 pm UTC
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford recently worked out with FB Nick Bawden, WR Jamal Agnew and TE Jesse James.
Huddle Up: Stafford missed part of last season because of an injury but should be ready for the start of the 2020 season. He has posted solid numbers over the last several season and can be considered a low-end No. 1 or a high-end No. 2 quarterback in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 6/25/2020 10:18 pm UTC
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (back) was seen working out with teammates in a video shared to social media by the team Thursday, June 25.
Huddle Up: While going against recommendations shared by the NFLPA, it's good to see Stafford is able to put in the early extra work. His 312.4 passing yards per game through eight contests in 2019 was his highest YPG average since 2011 and his 8.6 yards per attempts were a career-best. He'll be a high-floor QB1 likely to be available in the latter third of drafts.
Posted: 5/26/2020 1:30 am UTC
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford's average throw depth was 10.6 yards in 2019 - tied for the highest mark by a quarterback with at least 250 pass attempts since at least 2015. It was also his best mark over that same span by 2.6 yards per throw.
Huddle Up: A fair amount of credit goes to Kenny Golladay, who averaged 18.3 yards per catch and amassed 28 receptions that covered at least 15 yards (although only 15 came prior to Stafford's season-ending back injury). With that said, 60 of Stafford's 187 completions resulted in plays of 15 or more yards. Stafford was on pace for his best fantasy season since 2011 prior to getting hurt, and there's a very reasonable chance he'll be able to pick up where he left off this season and serve as a low-end QB1 at worst.
Posted: 5/24/2020 1:28 am UTC
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford was on pace for 4,998 yards and 38 touchdowns when his 2019 season ended prematurely because of a back injury.
Posted: 5/17/2020 8:28 pm UTC
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford was one of three quarterbacks to finish inside the top five in QBR against man coverage (78.5; fifth) and versus zone coverage (77.6; third) in 2019, according to ESPN's Matt Bowen.
Posted: 4/17/2020 2:42 pm UTC
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (back) would be a full participant if the offseason program were to begin next week, according to general manager Bob Quinn.
Huddle Up: Stafford has been linked to the trade market this offseason, and he has a world of arm talent. He just has yet to put it together or have the supporting cast to go along with good health. He'll be a back-end QB1 option that could boom or bust.
Posted: 3/02/2020 6:33 pm UTC
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (back) is 'completely healed' from the fracture in his back that cost him the final eight games of the 2019 season, according to his wife via social media.
Huddle Up: There's been a ton of speculation this offseason that Stafford's days might be numbered in Detroit, but just about everyone with a say in the Lions' organization has denied that. Stafford was on track for one of the best years of his career prior to going down, and it is a reasonable bet he'll need to post QB1 numbers yet again in 2020 if Detroit doesn't add a significant amount of talent this offseason.
Posted: 3/01/2020 2:47 pm UTC
Several coaches and general managers around the National Football League believe that Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford wants to be traded to another team, according to Michael Silver of the NFL Network.
Huddle Up: Within the last few weeks, Lions head coach Matt Patricia and general manager Bob Quinn have both denied that Stafford will be traded this offseason. However, it is interesting to note that the rumors may continue to swirl due to the player's perceived dissatisfaction with the club rather than the team actively trying to move him. After missing half of the 2019 campaign due to back and hip injuries, Stafford should be viewed as a midrange QB1 option entering next season's fantasy drafts.
Posted: 2/27/2020 6:45 pm UTC
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (back) has been the subject of offseason trade rumors, but head coach Matt Patricia shot down those reports Thursday, Feb. 27, in a NFL Network interview. 'It's comical,' Patricia said. 'Not interested in doing anything with that. It's not even a conversation. He's one of the reasons I came to Detroit.'
Huddle Up: Stafford just turned 32 and is coming off his first non-full season since 2010. He was playing some of his best football before the injury, averaging 312.3 passing yards and 2.4 TD passes over eight games. Barring a big surprise, he'll be back in Detroit and will deserve back-end QB1 fantasy consideration this offseason.
Posted: 2/25/2020 9:03 pm UTC
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (back) has already resumed working out and will be ready to go for the start of the team's offseason program, according to general manager Bob Quinn Tuesday, Feb. 25.