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.
Posted: 2/13/2020 3:11 pm UTC
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford is the subject of trade rumors, but general manager Bob Quinn stated the rumors are '100 percent false.'
Huddle Up: Stafford was third in fantasy points per game at the position, but he missed half of the season. He'll be a midrange QB1 with some injury risk next season.
Posted: 1/22/2020 5:30 am UTC
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (back, hip) is 'pretty much at full health,' according to GM Bob Quinn, who adds that the team is 'totally happy and comfortable' with Stafford as their starting quarterback in 2020.
Huddle Up: Stafford was playing very good football prior to getting injured and looking like a borderline QB1. Assuming everything progresses as planned with his recovery he'd make a nice backup fantasy quarterback that can step in as needed.
Posted: 1/05/2020 4:10 am UTC
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (back, hip) ranked second in the NFL in passing yards per game (312.4), second in yards per pass attempt (8.6) and fifth in QBR (70.1) in the eight games he played in 2019.
Huddle Up: Stafford is expected to be ready for offseason activities, and as long as he doesn't suffer any setbacks, he should enter 2020 as a matchup-based QB1 or high-end QB2.
Posted: 12/31/2019 12:10 am UTC
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (back) said his recovery is on schedule and expects to be ready for the start of offseason workouts.
Huddle Up: Stafford threw for 2,499 yards and 19 touchdowns in eight games this season and is on track to regain his starting job next season. He can be considered a low-end No. 1 or a No. 2 quarterback in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 12/17/2019 9:10 pm UTC
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (back, hip) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Dec. 17.
Huddle Up: David Blough will likely play out the string for the Lions. Stafford's season ends with 2,499 passing yards, 19 touchdowns and five interceptions. After missing 19 of 32 games to begin his career, his absences this season are his first since 2010. Stafford figures to be considered a solid QB2 with QB1 upside in fantasy drafts in 2020.
Posted: 12/14/2019 12:25 am UTC
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (back, hip) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 13, and has been ruled out for Week 15.
Huddle Up: David Blough will continue to be the starting quarterback while Stafford is out of the lineup but should be avoided in all fantasy leagues.