Rams HC Sean McVay said Monday that QB Matt Stafford still has "a little bit of pain" in his throwing elbow. Stafford had an injection in that elbow shortly after the Super Bowl and didn't throw at all during the spring. He's thrown some in camp but was held out of team drills on Monday. "We just want to be really smart with somebody that is as important as our quarterback is," McVay said. "[We want to] put together a plan that we feel like is in his best interests and our team's best interests." The Rams continue to downplay this situation. But when a QB is still experiencing pain in his throwing elbow in August, we're on alert.
Rams QB Matthew Stafford suffered a hip contusion in the Week 4 win over the Colts, HC Sean McVay said Monday. "We'll be smart with him, but he should be good to go [for Week 5]," McVay said. "He's a stud, and obviously we saw him gut through that yesterday. Definitely took a good shot there. But we feel like he should be good to go." We'll keep tabs on Stafford's status throughout the week, but it sounds like he'll be available for Sunday's game vs. the Eagles.
Rams QB Matthew Stafford completed 27 of 40 passes for 319 yards with 1 TD and 1 INT in Week 4’s OT victory vs. the Colts. He’s yet to crack the 20-point mark in 2023, though Stafford has played well enough to continue to be on the 2QB/superflex radar. Next week, he’ll take on a struggling Eagles defense.
Rams QB Matthew Stafford completed 18 of 33 passes for 269 yards with 1 TD and 2 INTs in Week’s loss vs. the Bengals. He also added a light 7 rushing yards in the contest. Credit where it’s due: Bengals LB Logan Wilson’s 2 picks off Stafford were very impressive. On top of forcing turnovers, the Cincinnati defense sacked Stafford 6 different times throughout primetime action. Some blame here goes to the QB, but the showing from the Bengals’ defenders deserves a shoutout here as well. Hopefully, Stafford can turn things around in Week 4 vs. the Colts.
Rams QB Matt Stafford appears to be throwing a full workload in training camp, according to The Athletic's Jourdan Rodrigue. That wasn't the case the past two summers, as Stafford dealt with injuries. “I feel a lot better physically,” Stafford said. “I feel really healthy compared to where I was at this point last year, so that’s fun for me.” There's bounce-back potential here given better health for Stafford, WR Cooper Kupp, and the Rams' offensive line.
Rams QB Matt Stafford's 2022 season ended in Week 11 with a spinal cord contusion. He was disappointing even before that, ranking 22nd among QBs in fantasy points per game. Stafford's 6.9 yards per pass attempt was his worst mark since 2018 and the fifth-worst mark among his 14 NFL seasons. A leaky offensive line was part of the problem. But Stafford registered his lowest Pro Football Focus passing grade since 2015, ranking 22nd among 31 qualifying QBs. Now 35, Stafford's best days are certainly behind him. But there's some bounce-back potential here with better health for Stafford, WR Cooper Kupp, and the offensive line. Remember that Stafford finished fifth among QBs in fantasy points in his Rams debut in 2021. We're not expecting him to return to that level of production -- but he doesn't need to at his current QB19 ADP. See where Stafford sits in our 2023 QB Rankings.
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