Matthew Stafford Fantasy News

Friday, October 13, 2017, 6:43pm

Lions QB Matthew Stafford (ankle, questionable) took full practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 6. Adam Schefter reported that Stafford is expected to play in a great matchup against the Saints.

Friday, October 13, 2017, 4:04pm

Even though he's practiced in full all week long, Lions QB Matthew Stafford (ankle) was hit with the questionable tag. This is a situation to monitor Sunday morning. Stafford is currently ranked as our No. 22 QB in a good matchup versus the Saints.

Thursday, October 12, 2017, 6:57pm

Lions QB Matthew Stafford (ankle) took full practice reps again Thursday. Stafford is expected to play through the injuries. He has a plus matchup against New Orleans.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 7:48pm

Lions QB Matthew Stafford (ankle) practiced fully Wednesday. Stafford is expected to play through the injuries. He has a plus matchup against New Orleans.

Lions hopeful QB Matt Stafford will start Week 6

Monday, October 9, 2017, 7:09pm

Ian Rapoport on Twitter - [Full Article]

The Lions are optimistic that QB Matthew Stafford will be able to start vs. Saints, despite injuries to his quad and ankle, I’m told.

Fantasy Impact:

We had a story earlier today that Stafford was banged up in Week 5 and spent some time in the trainers room following the game. This is the first we've seen specifics for his injuries, however. Be sure to monitor his practice time this week. Stafford plays in an early game in Week 6.

Lions Beat: QB Matt Stafford banged up after Week 5

Monday, October 9, 2017, 9:00am

MLive.com - [Full Article]

First they taped the upper part of his right leg, just above the knee. Then he took another hit, and they taped around the ankle and foot too.

But Matthew Stafford kept playing. He threw two late touchdown passes to Darren Fells too. Then he hobbled back to the bench, where he'd have another conversation with trainers. And on at least one occasion, get yet another tape job.

By the end of Detroit's 27-24 loss against Carolina, Stafford looked like he was more tape than man. Then his left hand started bleeding. He kept playing through that too.

Fantasy Impact:

Stafford was quoted as saying he'll be ok, but neither he nor head coach Jim Caldwell went into details about Stafford's injuries. Stafford's normal press conference was canceled and the story said he was in the training room after the game.

Lions, QB Matthew Stafford agree to extension

Tuesday, August 29, 2017, 8:11am

Fox Sports - [Full Article]

Matthew Stafford has made a home in the Motor City, leading the Detroit Lions on the field and becoming a first-time father with twin girls earlier this year.

“Aggressive start,” Stafford recently cracked.

The Lions, likewise, made an aggressive move to keep their franchise quarterback around for many more years with the richest contract in NFL history.

Stafford agreed to a $135 million extension, according to a person familiar with the deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because financial terms of the contract were not disclosed. The team announced the five-year deal keeps Stafford under contract through the 2022 season.

Lions Beat: Don't expect a balanced offense

Thursday, July 6, 2017, 10:02am

ESPN - [Full Article]

NFC North beat writers were asked about the Lions run game and the possibility of a balanced offense:

Rob Demovsky: In short, no, unless the return of Ameer Abdullah from the foot injury that ruined his 2016 season is a game-changer or Matt Asiata suddenly becomes something more than just the complementary piece he was in Minnesota. Otherwise, it looks a lot like the status quo for the Lions' offense, which will once again rely heavily on quarterback Matthew Stafford.

That's not a bad thing given his ability to get on a hot streak as he showed last season. The good news is he has an upgraded offensive line led by former Packers Pro Bowl guard T.J. Lang to protect him.

Related players: Theo Riddick

Fantasy Impact:

All three beat writers who write for opponents of the Lions in the NFC North seemed to agree the Lions will need to rely on Stafford again this season, and the run game's current status won't give the team balance on offense. No one thinks Abdullah is a sure thing, but if he can stay healthy he'll obviously give the run game a little boost.

Friday, December 30, 2016, 6:42pm

Lions QB Matthew Stafford (finger/right hand) took full practice reps all week. Stafford is a full go for the Packers on Sunday night.

Friday, December 23, 2016, 5:51pm

Lions QB Matthew Stafford (finger/right hand) took full practice reps again Friday. Stafford will be fine to face the Cowboys.

Thursday, December 22, 2016, 6:27pm

Lions QB Matthew Stafford (finger/right hand) took full practice reps Thursday. Stafford will be fine to face the Cowboys.

Friday, December 16, 2016, 6:08pm

Lions QB Matthew Stafford (finger\right hand) took full practice reps all week. Stafford should be fine to play through the finger injury. It’s not a good matchup against the Giants, so Stafford is a dicey start this week.

Thursday, December 15, 2016, 7:16pm

Lions QB Matthew Stafford (finger/right hand) took full practice reps again Thursday. Stafford should be fine to play through the finger injury. It’s not a good matchup against the Giants, so Stafford is a dicey start this week.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 7:07pm

Lions QB Matthew Stafford (finger/right hand) practiced fully Wednesday. Stafford should be fine to play through the finger injury. It’s not a good matchup against the Giants, so Stafford is a dicey start this week.

Caldwell: QB Matthew Stafford (finger) will play Week 15

Monday, December 12, 2016, 12:52pm

MLive.com - [Full Article]

Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell rarely begins his news conferences with an opening statement. But he had one Monday.

Yes, Matthew Stafford injured his finger. Yes, he will play on Sunday against the New York Giants. No, don't ask him about it.

"He did have an issue with his finger, there's no question," Caldwell said. "He's going to be able to play in the next game, he's going to practice and those things."

Fantasy Impact:

The story pointed out that one complicating factor could be the weather. This is Detroit's first and only cold-weather game of the year, at the Giants, and freezing temperatures could affect anybody's ability to grip the football. And that's especially true of a quarterback who struggled to grip the football indoors because of a dislocated finger. Early forecasts have temps in the low to mid 40s as highs for next Sunday.

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