Goff completed 24 of 38 passes for 299 yards and 2 TDs in the Lions' Week 4 loss to the Bears, adding 3 rushes for 8 yards.
Goff and the Lions moved the ball well against the Bears, but they struggled in the red zone with Goff fumbling 3 times during the game.
Goff threw both TD passes to Kalif Raymond in the 2nd half. The Lions offense has been a bit better than expected, but Goff remains a low-end QB2.
In negative game scripts in each of the first 2 games of the year, Goff averaged 272 yards and 2.5 passing TDs. Detroit kept this game close throughout. As a result, he threw just 30 passes while also being able to play conservatively, and he failed to throw a single TD pass. The good news is that he took what the defense gave him, allowing the team to move the ball. He didn’t make any critical errors, and that led to the Lions having a lead into the last minute of the game before they lost on a record-long FG by Justin Tucker.
Goff’s season-long production has been skewed by a 92-snap, 57 pass-attempt performance in Week 1. In the 2 games since, he’s averaged just 33 pass attempts, 231 yards and 1 TD. He has no real weapons at WR, and he has to rely upon T.J. Hockenson and the RBs to help his fantasy production, and that’s not a path to consistent fantasy success.
Goff looked viable once again against the Packers. Did he have some not so great throws and turn the ball over? Of course. But he also threw some dimes and helped his pass catchers have impressive fantasy days.
Goff completed 26 of 36 passes for 246 yards and 2 TDs. He also added 46 yards on 4 rush attempts. This was the 2nd straight game where Goff had 3 or more rush attempts.
It's been better than expected for Goff and the Lions so far. But he remains an option only in 2-QB leagues.
In terms of actual QB play, Goff didn’t play well at all. But he was amazing for fantasy once this game got out of hand. During the last 20 minutes of the contest, he threw a pair of TD passes while piling up yardage while the 49ers seemed mentally checked out after racing to a 38-10 lead. Despite the great stats, Goff did most of his damage throwing to his RBs and TE T.J. Hockenson, as the trio put up over 200 yards with a pair of scores. There was very little production by the WRs.
Even though all starting QBs are viable options in superflex or 2-QB leagues, the fact that Goff had very little going on with his WRs is troubling. At the end of the day, a fantasy QB will only go so far when primarily throwing to RBs and the TE, so there’ll be many low-floor weeks for Goff. However, the defense may be so bad that they find themselves in hurry-up mode in many of their games. And ultimately, fantasy points are all the same, even when they occur in garbage time.