Posted: 1/03/2021 4:44 pm UTC
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (ankle, rib, thumb) is active for Week 17's game against the Minnesota Vikings.
Huddle Up: Stafford had been listed as questionable on the injury report after logging two limited practice sessions during the week. He's worthy of consideration as a somewhat risky QB2 option in fantasy leagues this week, since he has been unable to finish each of the team's last three games.
Posted: 1/02/2021 6:15 pm UTC
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (ankle, rib, thumb) is expected to start Sunday, Jan. 3, in the Week 17 game against the Minnesota Vikings, barring a setback, according to a source.
Huddle Up: No surprise given Stafford's toughness and track record. That puts him among the Week 17 QB2 fantasy considerations, but also keep in mind that Stafford has been unable to finish each of the Lions' last three games -- including just four snaps played in Week 16 -- so there is most definitely risk involved playing a quarterback this beat up.
Posted: 1/01/2021 11:07 pm UTC
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (ankle, rib, thumb) was limited during practice Friday, Jan. 1, and is listed as questionable for Week 17.
Huddle Up: Stafford likely will be a game-time decision, so fantasy players will need to check the inactive list. He has played well at times this season and probably can be avoided in most standard leagues.
Posted: 12/31/2020 11:31 pm UTC
Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (ankle, rib, thumb) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 31.
Huddle Up: Stafford probably will be a game-time decision this week, so fantasy players will need to check the inactive list for his status. He is a risky option for fantasy players because of the injuries, so players may want to look for other options.
Posted: 12/31/2020 6:11 pm UTC
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (ankle) remained out of practice Thursday, Dec. 31, due to a sprained ankle, but head coach Darrell Bevell is optimistic Stafford will start Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings. 'You're going to have to convince me a lot that this guy's not going to go,' Bevell said Thursday. 'He's as tough as they come, tough as nails, he wants to be out there, and I think really those two things are probably the most important, if the guys want to. I mean, I always say this, I always say that your mind's a powerful thing and you can do a lot if you just believe in that. And the guy wants it, so there's not a doubt in mind that he won't make it happen, but obviously we're going to continue to go through the week and see how it goes.'
Huddle Up: Stafford is a low-end QB2 consideration if he plays, but just be aware that he hasn't finished the Lions' last two games, including only four snaps in Week 16 before injuring his ankle.
Posted: 12/30/2020 10:44 pm UTC
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (thumb, ribs, ankle) didn't participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 30.
Huddle Up: Stafford continues to fight his way through various injuries but it's likely a detriment to fantasy roster managers at this point. He will have a more favorable matchup in Week 17 against the Minnesota Vikings and could be a low-end QB1 with other top options resting this week.
Posted: 12/30/2020 4:28 pm UTC
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (ankle) won't practice Wednesday, Dec. 30.
Huddle Up: It sounds like Stafford is 50-50 for Week 17. Avoid this situation altogether because even if he plays, the upside is minimal.
Posted: 12/29/2020 1:49 am UTC
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (thumb) said he does not think he will need to undergo thumb surgery this offseason.
Huddle Up: Stafford may be able to play in Week 17 despite dealing with multiple injuries. He has thrown only two touchdowns over the last three games and can be avoided in standard leagues.
Posted: 12/27/2020 2:26 pm UTC
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (ankle) was diagnosed with a sprained ankle in Week 16's loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to a source. The injury is not believed to be serious.
Huddle Up: With the Lions mathematically eliminated from postseason contention, don't be surprised if Stafford has taken his final snap of the season. QB Chase Daniel or QB David Blough would start the Lions' regular-season finale if Stafford is held out of action next week but neither is a viable option for fantasy leagues that play games in Week 17.
Posted: 12/26/2020 7:57 pm UTC
Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford was ruled out for the remainder of the game after injuring his ankle at the end of the Lions' opening offensive possession.
Huddle Up: Absolutely brutal break for those rolling with Stafford on championship weekend as at least you might've been able to pick some garbage points with the Lions getting blown out by the Bucs.