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Matthew Stafford QB - DET

Experience: 9 YRS   Height: 6'3"   Weight: 232  Bye: 7
Proj Pts.
337

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The Lions have officially named Matt Patricia their new HC. Patricia has spent the past 14 seasons with the Patriots, starting as an offensive assistant and finishing as the DC for the last 6 years. This will be his 1st head-coaching gig at any level. Patricia is expected to retain OC Jim Bob Cooter, which is good news for QB Matt Stafford and the passing game. The Lions need to find a running game this offseason.

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The Lions have fired HC Jim Caldwell. He compiled a 36-28 record in 4 seasons in Detroit but never advanced past the Wild Card Round of the playoffs. 2nd-year GM Bob Quinn will get to bring in a new HC but is tentatively expected to retain OC Jim Bob Cooter, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. That's good news for QB Matt Stafford and the rest of the offense.

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Lions QB Matt Stafford (hand) is active and will start today’s game against the Bucs. He’s been trending in a good direction all week and was reportedly uncorking bombs in pregame warmups. There’s obviously still some risk with a QB with an injured throwing hand, but Stafford also boasts plenty of fantasy upside vs. Tampa's 21st-ranked QB defense.

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NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that Lions QB Matt Stafford (hand) is expected to start against the Bucs today. That throwing hand improved "by the day" this week, and Stafford will be able to "fully function" today, Rapoport adds. There's still some added risk here, but Stafford also boasts an intriguing ceiling against a defense sitting 21st in fantasy points allowed to QBs and 31st in Football Outsiders' pass defense rankings.

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Lions QB Matt Stafford (hand) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bucs after a limited week of practice. Observers thought he looked good throwing on both Thursday and Friday. We’re expecting Stafford to start vs. Tampa’s leaky pass defense, but we’ll continue looking for updates on his status leading up to the 1 pm ET kickoff.

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Injury Predictor

The Lions QB played a total of only 13 games in his first 2 NFL seasons (2009 and 2010) — due entirely to injuries to both his left and right shoulders. But he's appeared in all 16 games for 6 straight seasons. Last season, he played through a dislocated right middle finger over his final 4 games (including 1 postseason game). He’s now back to 100%, but we’ll see how the Lions protect him with LT Taylor Decker set to miss games following shoulder surgery.

Projected Missed Probability of injury per game ? Probablity of injury in the season ?
0.86 0.7% 10.4%
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Date Injury Analysis
Dec 9, 2016 Hand Finger Dislocation Stafford also suffered torn ligaments in his finger, although it didn't cost him any games.
Oct 30, 2011 Hand Finger Fracture Stafford played through a fractured right index finger.
Oct 23, 2011 Pedal Ankle Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Stafford didn't miss any games with his ankle ailment.
Nov 7, 2010 Shoulder A/C Joint Separation Stafford re-injured his shoulder and eventually underwent surgery in January of 2011.
Sep 12, 2010 Shoulder A/C Joint Separation Stafford missed 5 games.
Dec 6, 2009 Shoulder A/C Joint Separation Stafford missed 4 games with a shoulder dislocation after a hard hit against the Bengals.
Nov 22, 2009 Shoulder A/C Joint Separation Stafford played the next 2 games before sitting out the final 4 with a separated shoulder.
Oct 4, 2009 Knee Patella Dislocation Stafford dislocated his patella against the Bears, costing him 2 games. He had minor surgery in December of 2009.

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