Matthew Stafford, QB Detroit Lions

General Info

  • Height: 6' 2"
  • Weight: 225 lbs
  • DOB: 02-07-1988

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Thursday, December 14, 2017, 6:36pm

Lions QB Matthew Stafford (right hand) took full practice reps again Thursday. Stafford will be good to go to face the Bears. He has averaged 258 passing yards and 1.75 total touchdowns in his last four games versus Chicago.

Scouting Report

Fantasy Upside

For the seventh straight season, Matthew Stafford not only didn’t miss a game, but he also threw for at least 4,200 yards. He remains the model of consistency, averaging 39 attempts per game and 28 TD tosses per season during the seven-year span. Even as the Lions tried to establish more of a balanced attack in 2017, Stafford still put the ball in the air 35 times for an average of 278 yards per contest. Only once last year did he pass for fewer than 200 yards.

Fantasy Downside

The running game continues to be non-productive for the Lions, which puts added pressure on Stafford. His 565 pass attempts last season were a career-low in seasons he played a full 16 games. He has thrown for more than 30 TDs just once in the past five years.

2018 Bottom Line

Stafford continues to be surrounded by weapons, including WRs Golden Tate, Marvin Jones, and Kenny Golladay, as well as RBs Theo Riddick and rookie Kerryon Johnson. Despite drafting Johnson in the second round and being focused on establishing a rushing attack, Detroit’s offense runs through Stafford’s arm. Since the Lions are rarely in the playoffs, their QB doesn’t get a lot of national attention, but he is one of the league’s best and you can pretty much count on him posting similar numbers to what he’s produced throughout his career.

2018 Strength of Schedule - DET
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
31
NYJ
27
@SF
32
NE
15
@DAL
29
GB
BYE23
@MIA
7
SEA
2
@MIN
5
@CHI
12
CAR
5
CHI
8
LAR
22
@ARI
6
@BUF
2
MIN
29
@GB

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2017 Game Stats
WkOppCompAttPaYdsPaTDIntYPAYPRRuAttYdsTDFumYPCPtsSnaps%
1ARI2941292417.1210.07214007.0027.171/71100.0%
2@NYG1521122205.818.13323017.6713.262/62100.0%
3ATL2545264105.8710.56219009.5016.570/70100.0%
4@MIN1931209006.7411.003-300-1.008.170/70100.0%
5CAR2335229206.549.960000-17.261/61100.0%
6@NO2552312336.0012.4824022.0014.981/81100.0%
7BYE---------------
8PIT2745423009.4015.671110011.0018.071/71100.0%
9@GB26333612010.9413.8810000.0022.468/68100.0%
10CLE1726249319.5814.65417004.2521.752/52100.0%
11@CHI2131299209.6514.2433011.0018.363/63100.0%
12MIN2035250217.1412.5010010.0014.059/59100.0%
13@BAL24292921110.0712.1732010.6711.954/6385.7%
14@TB3644381128.6610.580000-15.268/68100.0%
15CHI2533237207.189.481-100-1.0017.463/63100.0%
16@CIN1935203115.8010.6817007.0010.864/64100.0%
17GB20293233011.1416.1522001.0025.158/58100.0%
Per game23.1935.31277.881.810.637.8711.981.816.1300.383.3816.9864.69/65.2599.11%
Totals371565444629107.8711.982998063.38271.641035/104499.11%