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Matthew Stafford
ADP: 7.9
Bye: 7
Experience: 13 Yr(s)
Age: 34.5
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 220
40 Time: 4.81
SPARQx (Rank): 87.50 (42%)
Burst Score (Rank): 106.90 (33%)
Agility Score (Rank): 11.53 (45%)

Injury PredictorMatthew Stafford's Injury Guide

Low Risk

Chance of Injury in 2022

12%

% chance misses at least 2 quarters

Chance of Injury per Game

0.7%

1- 17√1-% Inj/Season

Projected Games Missed 2022

1.70

Durability

4

Ability to produce despire relatively minor injuries. 5 being most durable

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Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Sep 12, 2010 NFL Shoulder A/C Joint Separation Stafford missed 5 games.
Nov 7, 2010 NFL Shoulder A/C Joint Separation Stafford re-injured his shoulder and eventually underwent surgery in January of 2011.
Nov 22, 2009 NFL Shoulder A/C Joint Separation Stafford played the next 2 games before sitting out the final 4 with a separated shoulder.
Dec 9, 2016 NFL Hand Finger Dislocation Stafford also suffered torn ligaments in his finger, although it didn't cost him any games.
Oct 4, 2009 NFL Knee Patella Dislocation Stafford dislocated his patella against the Bears, costing him 2 games. He had minor surgery in December of 2009.
Dec 6, 2009 NFL Shoulder A/C Joint Separation Stafford missed 4 games with a shoulder dislocation after a hard hit against the Bengals.
Oct 30, 2011 NFL Hand Finger Fracture Stafford played through a fractured right index finger.
Oct 23, 2011 NFL Pedal Ankle Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Stafford didn't miss any games with his ankle ailment.
Nov 3, 2019 NFL Back Tailbone Fracture Matthew Stafford ended his season due to the fractured bones in his back in Week 9 game vs. the Raiders
Nov 15, 2020 NFL Hand Thumb Torn Ligament Stafford suffered a partial tear in a ligament in his right thumb during the win vs. Washington. He played through the injury in the next games
Dec 13, 2020 NFL Chest Rib Sprain/Pull Unspecified Stafford injured his ribs during the team’s Week 14 loss to the Packers. He didn't miss any game
Dec 26, 2020 NFL Pedal Ankle Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Stafford suffers ankle injury in Lions' loss to Bucs. He was available for the season finale.
Aug 2, 2021 NFL Hand Thumb Sprain Stafford hit his right thumb on a teammate's helmet during practice and was shut down from throwing for the rest of the day.
Nov 4, 2021 NFL Back Lower Lumbar Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Stafford was held out of practice due to a sore back ahead of Week 9
Nov 7, 2021 NFL Pedal Ankle Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Stafford sprained his ankle during Week 9's loss to the Titans. He was good for the next game
Jan 9, 2022 NFL Pedal Toe Sprain Stafford injured his toe during a Week 18 loss to the 49ers. He was fine for the wild-card game against the Cardinals.
Mar 9, 2022 NFL Arm Elbow Infection Stafford didn't throw during Los Angeles' voluntary OTAs due to the inflammatory injection he received in his elbow this offseason
Aug 1, 2022 NFL Arm Elbow Sprain Stafford is still dealing with elbow tendinitis, and while he "did not get to a place he really needs to be" after an offseason procedure, the Rams expect him to be fine for the upcoming season, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.

Basic StatsMatthew Stafford's Preseason Player Analysis

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What You Need to Know:
  • In his debut season with the Rams, Stafford finished 3rd league-wide with 4,886 passing yards and 2nd with 41 passing TDs.
  • Here’s where he ranked in other key metrics:
    • 10th in completion rate (67.2%)
    • 3rd in yards per attempt (8.1)
    • 5th in adjusted yards per attempt (8.2)
    • 9th in Pro Football Focus passing grade
    • 9th in Football Outsiders DVOA
  • Stafford finished 5th or 6th among QBs in fantasy points, depending on the scoring system.
  • He scored as a top-12 fantasy QB in 11 weeks – tied for 3rd most.
  • Stafford’s 5 top-5 weeks were tied for 6th most among QBs.
  • The Rams return last year’s top 3 target-getters in WR Cooper Kupp, WR Van Jefferson and TE Tyler Higbee.
    • Kupp alone accounted for 41.2% of Stafford’s 2021 passing fantasy points.
  • WR Robert Woods was traded to the Titans in March. WR Odell Beckham remains unsigned as of mid-June after tearing his ACL in the Super Bowl.
    • Those 2 combined for 19.3% of the Rams’ targets, 17.7% of the catches, 17.6% of the receiving yards and 22.0% of the receiving TDs last year.
  • The Rams signed WR Allen Robinson to a 3-year, $46.5 million deal in free agency.
    • Robinson is coming off an ugly 2021, missing 5 games and finishing with a 38-410-1 line. He dealt with shaky QB play but also posted a career-worst Pro Football Focus receiving grade, ranking 65th among 89 qualifying WRs.
    • Robinson ranked 5th and 12th in PFF receiving grade the previous 2 years.
    • He turns 29 in August and is entering his 9th NFL season. Our aging curves show that we should expect 78% of peak production from a WR in year 9.
  • The Rams lost LT Andrew Whitworth to retirement and RG Austin Corbett to Carolina in free agency.
    • Joe Noteboom, who has just 672 career snaps at LT, is expected to replace Whitworth.
    • 3rd-round rookie Logan Bruss is penciled in at RG.
    • This unit might take a significant step back after ranking 13th in PFF pass-blocking grades last year.
  • Despite ranking 11th in offensive pace and 4th in situation-neutral pace, the Rams finished just 18th with 62.2 offensive snaps per game last year.
    • That was down from 68.0, 65.9 and 66.3 plays per game the previous 3 seasons.
    • The Rams are a good bet to run more plays – and, therefore, throw more passes – this year.
  • Stafford got an injection in his right elbow after the Super Bowl to address an issue that bothered him during last season. He didn’t throw during the offseason program but is expected to be throwing by training camp.
  • Rams HC Sean McVay spoke about QB Matthew Stafford's right elbow issue on Thursday. McVay called it "a tricky deal," "abnormal for a QB” and "things that MLB pitchers deal with," per The Athletic's Jourdan Rodriguez.
Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

Stafford was awesome in his Rams debut, winning a Super Bowl and finishing 5th or 6th among QBs in fantasy points.

He returns to the same offense in 2022, along with WR Cooper Kupp, WR Van Jefferson and TE Tyler Higbee. But Stafford will be dealing with the departures of WRs Robert Woods and Odell Beckham – plus 2 of last year’s offensive line starters.

We’re projecting a slight step back in Stafford’s numbers this year. But he’s a safe bet for at least low-end QB1 production.

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McVay on Matt Stafford's elbow: "It's a tricky deal"

Rams HC Sean McVay spoke about QB Matthew Stafford's right elbow issue on Thursday. McVay called it "a tricky deal," "abnormal for a QB” and "things that MLB pitchers deal with," per The Athletic's Jourdan Rodrigue. McVay added that the team explored different treatment options to alleviate the pain this offseason and that the team wasn't caught off guard by the situation when camp opened. “Could he (push through)? Yes. Is that the best thing? We didn’t think so," McVay said. Here's Rodrigue's take after listening to McVay: "While arm pain is never NOT a concern my sense is after some treatment early spring they decided to go with this onload/deload plan which has been on schedule per McVay." Until we hear that the pain in Stafford's elbow is gone -- or at least know exactly what he's dealing with -- he'll carry some elevated risk in fantasy drafts. His situation, of course, also impacts Cooper Kupp, Allen Robinson and the rest of the Rams' skill-position guys.

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