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Basic StatsMatthew Stafford's Basic Stats

Matthew Stafford
ADP: 10.5
Bye: 6
Experience: 15
Age: 36.3
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 220
40 Time: 4.81
SPARQx (Rank): 87.50 (40%)
Burst Score (Rank): 106.90 (31%)
Agility Score (Rank): 11.53 (47%)

Injury PredictorMatthew Stafford's Injury Guide

Very High Risk

Chance of Injury in 2024


% chance misses at least 2 quarters

Chance of Injury per Game


1- 17√1-% Inj/Season

Projected Games Missed 2024




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 dealt with elbow tendinitis, and while he "did not get to a place he really needs to be" (per Ian Rapoport) after an offseason procedure, he was fine for Week 1.
Nov 6, 2022 NFL Head Cranial Concussion Grade 1 Stafford entered the protocol on Tuesday, November 8.
Nov 20, 2022 NFL Spine Spinal Cord Bruise Stafford was placed in the concussion protocol following the injury.
Oct 29, 2023 NFL Hand Thumb Sprain Stafford sustained an injury to his right thumb late in the first half of Week 8 vs. the Cowboys. It's still unclear as to whether or not he sprained or tore the UCL ligament.
Oct 1, 2023 NFL Inguinal Hip Strain Stafford injured his hip in the third quarter of Week 4 vs. the Colts. He didn't miss any time because of this injury.

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Tyler Higbee doubtful for Week 14

Rams TE Tyler Higbee (neck) is listed as doubtful for this weekend’s game vs. the Ravens. That leaves L.A. with TEs Hunter Long and Davis Allen. Neither is a fantasy option. Higbee’s absence figures to mean a few extra targets to go around for WRs Puka Nacua and Cooper Kupp.

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Rams QB Matt Stafford (thumb) put in a full week of practice and isn’t listed on the final injury report for Sunday’s game vs. the Seahawks. That suggests his right thumb injury shouldn’t be a factor this weekend, although we’d still prefer to see Stafford play a healthy game before considering him as a starter in 1-QB fantasy leagues. Stafford’s return is excellent news for WRs Cooper Kupp and Puka Nacua.

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Rams QB Matt Stafford (thumb) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice. "I feel pretty confident in my ability to go out there and play at a pretty high level," he said afterward. Stafford will start this weekend's game vs. the Seahawks, but we'd still like to see a healthy, productive outing from him before using him in 1-QB fantasy leagues.

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Rams HC Sean McVay said Monday that the team is expecting QB Matt Stafford (thumb) to start this weekend's game vs. the Seahawks. Stafford was able to grip and throw the football in Monday's post-bye-week practice. We'll keep an eye on his progress throughout the week. Stafford would be a shaky QB1 play in Week 11 fantasy lineups, but his return is great news for the Rams' skill-position players.

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