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Matthew Stafford QB - DET

Experience: 8 YRS   Height: 6'3"   Weight: 232  Bye: 7
Proj Pts.
332

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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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Lions QB Matt Stafford (hand) was listed as limited in practice again on Thursday. But Tim Twentyman of the team's official website notes that Stafford did "much more" in the portion of practice open to the media today than he did yesterday. "Spun the ball pretty well, too. I expect him to play Sunday," Twentyman added. We'll get another update on Stafford tomorrow, but he's trending in a good direction.

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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 struggled with a dislocated finger on his throwing hand in week 14, but he played through it. He also had torn ligaments in his finger but he still played through it.
Sep 20, 2015 Chest Rib Bruise Stafford bruised a rib against the Vikings after taking a hard hit. He got X-Rays done but played through it.
Sep 13, 2015 Arm Against the Chargers, Stafford suffered from an upper arm injury on his right arm but didn't miss any game time because of it.
Oct 30, 2011 Hand Finger Fracture In week 8 against the Broncos, Stafford suffered a fractured index finger on his throwing hand but didn't miss any games.
Oct 23, 2011 Pedal Ankle Sprain Grade 2 In week 7 against the Falcons, Stafford sprained his ankle but it was very minor and didn't force him to miss any games.
Nov 7, 2010 Shoulder A/C Joint Dislocation After taking a big hit against the Jets, Stafford suffered a dislocated shoulder requiring him to need surgery and miss the next 8 weeks.
Sep 12, 2010 Shoulder A/C Joint Dislocation In the game against he Bears, Stafford dislocated his shoulder. He did not need surgery but he did miss the following 5 games.
Dec 29, 2009 Knee Patella Dislocation Stafford dislocated his patella and was placed on the IR but it was the end of the season so he wasn't forced to miss any games.
Dec 6, 2009 Shoulder A/C Joint Dislocation Stafford missed 4 games due to a shoulder dislocation after a hard hit against the Bengals.
Nov 22, 2009 Shoulder A/C Joint Dislocation Stafford injured his shoulder but was not constrained from playing in any games.
Oct 4, 2009 Knee Patella Dislocation Stafford dislocated his patella against the bears and later reinjured his knee later in the season. He was forced to miss the next two games.

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