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QB Matthew Stafford Detroit Lions Player Page

#9 Matthew Stafford, QB
Detroit Lions
Height 6' 3"
Weight 220 lbs
Age 32
Birthdate February 7th 1988
College Georgia
Year 2009
Round 1   Pick 1
Season Statistics
2020 Fantasy Points by Week
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Strength of Schedule
Strength of Schedule is calculated from the opponents projected fantasy points allowed for the QB position. The easiest rating is 1 which gives the player the advantage against the defense and indicates an easy opponent, the most difficult rating is 10 which gives the defense the advantage and indicates a tough opponent.
Fantasy Analysis
Week 8 Projections
Stafford has cooled off the last two weeks with good matchups. He has just 10 TD's through 6 games and draws a tough matchup vs the Colts. However, the Colts have not played the toughest QB's this season so far so we wouldn't be that scared to play Stafford this week. He has all of his weapons healthy in Detroit now. He is a low-end QB1 this week.
Passing: 262 Yards, 1 TD, 1 INT.
Rushing: 11 Yards, 0 TD.

Season Projections
This past season, Stafford, playing some of the best football of his career in new offensive boss Darrell Bevell's scheme, was on pace to throw for 4,998 yards and 38 touchdowns, and amass a fantasy QB2 ranking before he landed on the injury shelf at midseason with broken bones in his back. Stafford's iron man streak of starts ended at 136, and he finished as the fantasy QB29. The Lions gunslinger rarely does much as a runner anymore, but he was averaging 312.4 passing yards and 2.4 touchdown strikes per outing. Stafford also was on pace to attempt 582 passes (36.4 per game), which would have ranked eighth at the position. Still in his prime at 32, Stafford returns for 2020 with the medical green light to go full speed ahead, and his supporting cast is talented and deep. Top targets Kenny Golladay, Marvin Jones and Danny Amendola all return healthy, too, and promising T.J. Hockenson is a huge breakout candidate. In addition, rookie second-rounder D'Andre Swift and Kerryon Johnson are both solid receivers out of the backfield. Expect Stafford to get into plenty of fantasy friendly shootouts because a revamped Lions defense likely will struggle again. Keep in mind that Stafford also battled broken bones in his back during the 2018 season (a lot of fantasy managers have forgotten this) but played through the pain. Stafford is a high-risk/high-reward selection with massive upside.

Passing: 2396 Yards, 16 TD, 8 INT.
Rushing: 101 Yards, 0 TD.

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