Posted: 9/27/2021 4:09 am GMT
Los Angeles Rams QB Matthew Stafford finished 27-of-38 for 343 yards and four touchdowns in Week 3 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Huddle Up: The Rams gave up a lot to get Stafford in the offseason, and he proved to be worth the price of admission once again in this one - even if it was against an injury-riddled secondary. This effort marks the 13th time in his career he has thrown for at least four touchdowns, but it was his first since Oct. 20, 2019. Stafford has thrown for multiple TDs in each of his first three starts as a Ram and is a good bet to do it again as a solid fantasy QB1 option in Week 4 versus the Arizona Cardinals.
Posted: 9/13/2021 4:08 am GMT
Los Angeles Rams QB Matthew Stafford finished 20-of-26 for 321 yards and three touchdowns in Week 1 against the Chicago Bears. Stafford also lost five yards on five rushing attempts.
Huddle Up: There was a strong belief that Stafford's big arm could open this offense back up in a way that Jared Goff couldn't in recent years and that is exactly how things played out in Week 1. Stafford showed off his arm strength three plays into the game when he caught Van Jefferson in stride about 50 yards downfield for what ended up being a 67-yard score. The longtime Detroit Lion may not be quite as productive over the next two weeks against the Indianapolis Colts and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but this effort is a very good sign he will remain firmly in the QB1 conversation.
Posted: 9/12/2021 4:23 pm GMT
The Carolina Panthers nearly completed a trade with the Detroit Lions to acquire QB Matthew Stafford during the offseason, before Stafford consulted with his family and made clear that he wanted to be dealt to the Los Angeles Rams, according to multiple sources. The Lions respected Stafford's wishes and ultimately traded him to the Rams. The package Detroit would have received reportedly included QB Teddy Bridgewater and a first-round pick.
Posted: 8/06/2021 5:26 pm GMT
Los Angeles Rams QB Matthew Stafford (thumb) won't play in a preseason game Rams head coach Sean McVay said Friday, Aug. 6, as long as both are together on the Rams. 'There is zero chance you'll ever see Matthew Stafford take a snap in the preseason for the Rams as long as I'm the coach. That will never happen,' McVay said. 'So he is not going to play. That's why it's important for us to try to get competitive opportunities against some of these other teams in practice settings. Practicing against the Cowboys this Saturday. We'll get the Raiders twice. So we're always looking for those things. But until you tell me that if a guy gets hurt in the preseason that we'll get those games back or they'll add them on the schedule afterwards as, 'Oh, yeah, you get two games because you lost those guys in the preseason,' it's hard for me to make sense of it.'
Huddle Up: No surprise as McVay has long refused to play key players in the exhibition season. Provided Stafford is long past his thumb injury by Week 1, he'll make his L.A. debut in the Sept. 12 opener against the Bears. Treat him as a low-end QB1 consideration for fantasy in the meantime.
Posted: 8/03/2021 5:23 pm GMT
Los Angeles Rams QB Matthew Stafford (thumb) is dealing with a swollen thumb after X-rays on his injury came back negative Tuesday, Aug. 3. He will likely miss a few days of practice but nothing more.
Posted: 8/03/2021 12:18 am GMT
Los Angeles Rams QB Matthew Stafford (thumb) injured his thumb as he hit on a helmet near the end of practice Monday, Aug. 2. Stafford did not resume throwing, but head coach Sean McVay told reporters he expects his quarterback to be OK.
Posted: 7/07/2021 10:08 pm GMT
Los Angeles Rams QB Matthew Stafford was receiving trade interest from the San Francisco 49ers before he was acquired by the Rams, according to 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan.
Huddle Up: The 49ers will have either Jimmy Garoppolo or Trey Lance start this season, so fantasy players can monitor the situation during training camp. The winner of the starting job can be a No. 2 fantasy quarterback. Stafford can be considered a low-end No. 1 quarterback in leagues.
Posted: 5/24/2021 8:48 pm GMT
Los Angeles Rams QB Matthew Stafford (thumb) said he is a full participant in offseason workouts even though he had a procedure on his thumb earlier this offseason.
Huddle Up: Stafford's fantasy value will increase with his move to the Rams because he will be working with a better receiving group. He can be considered a low-end No. 1 quarterback in most fantasy leagues.
Posted: 4/01/2021 11:09 pm GMT
Los Angeles Rams QB Matthew Stafford (thumb) recently underwent a procedure on the thumb on his throwing hand, but the procedure was considered minor, according to a source.
Huddle Up: It appears like Stafford will be ready for at least training camp and could be on the field for some offseason workouts. He will be working with a very good receiving corps in 2021 and could be a low-end No. 1 quarterback in most fantasy leagues.
Posted: 1/31/2021 6:11 pm GMT
Incoming Los Angeles Rams QB Matthew Stafford told the Detroit Lions that he was not interested in being traded to the New England Patriots, according to a source. The Lions have agreed to trade Stafford to the Rams.
Huddle Up: The Patriots had been linked to Stafford over the last few weeks but will have to look for other options. The next quarterback for the Patriots may only be a No. 2 fantasy quarterback depending on what they add at receiver and tight end this offseason. Stafford will have a good receiving corps to work with in 2021 and can be a low-end No. 1 or a high-end No. 2 fantasy quarterback.