• Matthew Stafford

  • QB
  • , Detroit Lions
  • 32
  • 225 lbs
  • 6' 2"
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Draft note
by John Paulsen
Stafford is perennially undervalued. He’s coming off a back injury, but he was on fire during the first eight games. He averaged 312 yards and 2.38 pass touchdowns per game, eclipsing the 23-point mark in five of eight games. With Kenny Golladay, Marvin Jones, T.J. Hockenson, and the newly-added D’Andre Swift, Stafford also has one of the league’s better receiving corps. He offers good value as the 13th quarterback off the board in early drafts.

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Scouting report

by Scot Berggren

DET QB Matthew Stafford - 2020 Fantasy Football Outlook

Fantasy Upside
After missing half of last season due to fractured bones in his back, Matthew Stafford will be back under center for the Lions. It’s too bad his back didn’t let him continue, as he was having a stellar season, throwing for just under 2,500 yards with 19 TDs and only five picks – comparable numbers to what he posted in his breakout ’11 campaign. During all seven seasons between ’11-’17 he threw for at least 4,200, averaging 28 TDs.

Fantasy Downside
The back injury is definitely a concern, especially for a 32-year-old QB who’s entering his 12th season. It’ll be interesting to see if the deep ball suffers for Stafford, as he’s made a living airing it out to the likes of Calvin Johnson and now Kenny Golladay. If Detroit falls out of contention yet again, you’ve got to wonder if the veteran will be playing during your fantasy playoff run.

Bottom Line
Detroit has surrounded Stafford with weapons, most recently RB D’Andre Swift. He has proven WRs in Golladay in Mavin Jones, as well as last year’s first-round draft pick TE T.J. Hockenson. During his career, Stafford has never really had a ground game to help balance the offense, but with Swift that may change. As long as he’s able to make it through another season, expect Stafford to be his usual self, with over 4,000 yards and around 30 TD tosses.

2020 Strength of Schedule - DET

W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
5
CHI
12
@GB
32
@ARI
18
NO
BYE22
@JAX
25
@ATL
14
IND
6
@MIN
26
WAS
9
@CAR
24
HOU
5
@CHI
12
GB
19
@TEN
16
TB
6
MIN

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

2019 Game Stats

WkOppCompAttPaYdsPaTDIntYPAYPRRuAttYdsTDFumYPCPtsSnaps%
1@ARI2745385308.5614.26322017.3327.688/88100.0%
2LAC2230245228.1711.14413003.2515.161/61100.0%
3@PHI1832201106.2811.1731000.3312.164/64100.0%
4KC2134291308.5613.86218019.0023.477/77100.0%
5BYE---------------
6@GB1832265008.2814.7239003.0011.559/59100.0%
7MIN3045364418.0912.1300000.0028.676/76100.0%
8NYG25323423110.6913.682-300-1.5023.463/63100.0%
9@LV2641406319.9015.6236012.0024.871/71100.0%
10@CHI---------------
11DAL---------------
12@WAS---------------
13CHI---------------
14@MIN---------------
15TB---------------
16@DEN---------------
17GB---------------
Per game23.3836.38312.382.380.638.5913.362.508.2500.383.3020.8269.88/69.88100.00%
Totals18729124991958.5913.362066033.30166.56559/559100.00%
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