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Matthew Stafford

Matthew Stafford QB - DET

Experience: 10 YRS  
Height: 6'3"  
Weight: 232 
Bye: 5

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Lions QB Matt Stafford played through "broken bones in his back" last season, according to Mike O’Hara of the team's official website. Stafford was listed on the injury report for the final 4 games of the year, but this is the 1st we've heard of the extent of the injury. He did struggle in those final 4 outings, averaging just 6.0 yards per attempt with 3 total TDs. But Stafford's bigger problem last season was Detroit's renewed commitment to the run, which left Stafford with a career-low 34.7 pass attempts per game. His volume might drop again in 2019 with the arrival of run-loving O Darrell Bevell. Stafford is just a lower-end QB2 in fantasy drafts.

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The Lions and OC Jim Bob Cooter have agreed to "mutually" part ways, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. A favorite of the Draft Sharks podcast, Cooter's tenure in Detroit got off to a nice start. But he was at the controls of 1 of the most disappointing offenses in the league in 2018, with the Lions finishing 24th in total yards and 25 in points. With a nice core in Matt Stafford, Kerryon Johnson, Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones, this unit is capable of a big bounce back in 2019.

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Lions QB Matt Stafford (back) is active for today’s game in Buffalo. He’s a weak fantasy play vs. the Bills’ top-ranked QB defense.

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Lions QB Matt Stafford (back) is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game in Buffalo. He played through this issue last week and should be fine this weekend. But Stafford is a bottom-barrel QB with precious few weapons and facing the Bills’ top-ranked QB defense.

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Lions QB Matt Stafford (back) is active for today’s game against the Cardinals. We’re not expecting the back to be an issue. But Stafford has struggled since losing WRs Golden Tate and Marvin Jones and is just a QB2 for Week 14.

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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 his left and right shoulders. But he's appeared in all 16 games for 7 straight seasons. Stafford played through throwing-hand injuries each of the past 2 years: a dislocated middle finger late in 2016 and then a deep bruise in 2017. Stafford gets LT Taylor Decker and C Travis Swanson back to full health for 2018 and will likely get rookie Frank Ragnow as a new starter at G -- all of which can only help the QB's health.

Projected Missed Probability of injury per game ? Probablity of injury in the season ?
0.28 1.6% 22.3%
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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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