Posted: 9/15/2019 1:09 pm UTC
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford went 22-for-30 for 245 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 2.
Huddle Up: Stafford was not as productive this week as he was in Week 1 but was still able to throw two touchdowns. He will be facing a solid Philadelphia Eagles defense in Week 3 and probably will not be a starting option in most leagues.
Posted: 9/10/2019 4:09 pm UTC
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford has the full trust of his coaching staff after television cameras caught him appearing to say 'trust me' after a timeout was called by the sideline with the play clock winding down ahead of a third-and-5 play in the fourth quarter of Sunday's tie against the Arizona Cardinals.
'To sum it up, like 1,000 percent,' head coach Matt Patricia said Monday, Sept. 9, when asked about his trust level with Stafford. 'Everyone knows how much I think of, how highly I think of him and trust him. There's no issue.'
Huddle Up: Stafford completed 27 of 45 attempts for 385 yards and three touchdowns without a pick in the draw. He remains a mid-to-low tier QB1 heading into Week 2 against the Los Angeles Chargers at home.
Posted: 8/23/2019 8:08 pm UTC
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford completed 12 of his 19 passes for 137 yards and a touchdown in a 24-20 preseason loss to the Buffalo Bills Friday, Aug. 23.
Huddle Up: Stafford has delivered a few low-end QB1 season in the past, but while he may be more efficient in an offense that is expected to focus more on the ground game, he is likely headed for midrange QB2 production.
Posted: 8/11/2019 6:08 pm UTC
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford on Sunday, Aug. 11, received a second straight day rest day from practice to keep his arm fresh.
Huddle Up: After three straight top-10 QB fantasy finishes, Stafford slipped to 20th last season and remains valued as a low-end QB2 heading into the new season with the Lions expected to become more ground oriented.
Posted: 6/18/2019 7:06 pm UTC
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (back) played all 16 games in 2018 to run his consecutive-starts streak to 128 despite reportedly finishing the season with broken bones in his back, according to Mike O'Hara of the team's website.
'He had a broken back last year. Broken bones in his back. ... It's been reported. I read that. Word gets out in the NFL,' O'Hara said during a recent episode of his weekly podcast with WJR's Ken Brown.
Huddle Up: Stafford played through a multitude of injuries last season - chest, finger and back among them. His production slowed down considerably around midseason and took another hit in December, although most of his supporting cast was already gone or out for the season at that point. Detroit is talking up its desire to be a running team, but it's a safe bet Stafford will still perform at a solid QB2 level in fantasy if he stays healthier in 2019.
Posted: 3/26/2019 5:03 pm UTC
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford was the target of an attempted trade by the Miami Dolphins during the 2018 offseason, according to multiple league sources.
Huddle Up: A year later, Ryan Tannehill is gone, Ryan Fitzpatrick is in but the Dolphins are still searching for their franchise QB. Expect Miami to strike in the first round of the draft.
Posted: 1/04/2019 5:01 pm UTC
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford drew a vote of confidence Friday, Jan. 4, from general manager Bob Quinn, who said he believes the team can win a Super Bowl with Stafford. 'Matthew Stafford is our quarterback; he will be our quarterback here,' Quinn said Friday, Jan. 4, in his annual end-of-season news conference.
Huddle Up: With 3,777 yards and 21 TD passes, Stafford had his worst full season of his career and finished as fantasy's 20th-ranked QB. Perhaps a new offensive coordinator and more/healthier pass-catching weapons will help Stafford rebound next season, but he looks to be a QB2 draft prospect at best for now.
Posted: 1/03/2019 11:01 pm UTC
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford admitted he would 'love' to remain with the only team he's ever played for. 'I think there's something special about a guy getting a chance to play his entire career in one place,' Stafford said. 'Not many guys get to do that these days. I would love to be one of those guys.' It remains to be seen, however, if the Lions feel the same way.
Huddle Up: Though Stafford has enjoyed a very solid tenure in his 10 years in Detroit, it might be understandable if the club wants to move on after their former No. 1 overall draft pick endured a disappointing campaign that saw his numbers drop all across the board. In his defense, though, Stafford was very banged up as the season was winding down, so it's also reasonable to believe he can bounce back in 2019.
Posted: 12/30/2018 9:12 pm UTC
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford completed 20-of-32 passes for 266 yards and two touchdowns in Week 17 against the Green Bay Packers. It was his first multi-TD game since Nov. 11 in Chicago.
Huddle Up: Stafford started the season strong, but he finished terribly. He ended up with 3,777 yards, 21 touchdowns and 11 interceptions through 16 trying games, leading to team to a disappointing 6-10 record. He has been a QB1 in most fantasy formats in the past, but he devolved into a QB2 for most of this season.
Posted: 12/28/2018 10:12 pm UTC
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (back) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 28, and is not on the injury report for Week 17.
Huddle Up: Stafford has struggled during the second half of the season and has only five touchdowns passes in the last eight games. He should be kept on the bench in all leagues this week.