Matthew Stafford 9 | Quarterback

Detroit Lions

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Mon. Oct 20, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Stafford threw two touchdown passes in the final 3:38, including the winner to Corey Fuller with 1:48 remaining, lifting the Lions over the New Orleans Saints 24-23 on Sunday. Impact: Stafford connected on 67.5 percent of his passes (27 of 40) despite Calvin Johnson's absence after completing 57.8 percent in his first two games this month. With 299 yards, he just missed topping 300 for the first time since the season opener. Protection continues to be a problem for Stafford. He was sacked three times and has been taken down 23 times in the last six games. Stafford was also intercepted twice and has six INTs to seven TDs in that six-game span.(STATS, 3:25pm)
Oct 19, 2014
News: Stafford completed 27-of-40 passes for 299 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions Sunday against the Saints. Impact: With Calvin Johnson (ankle) out again, Stafford connected with six different receivers, primarily focusing on wideout Golden Tate, who caught 10 passes on 13 targets for 154 yards and a touchdown. Running backs Joique Bell and Reggie Bush combined for only 58 yards on 22 carries (2.6 YPC), leaving plenty of onus on Stafford to move the ball without his best weapon. It was a decent performance and he'll look to improve in Week 8 against a Falcons' defense that is allowing the fourth-most passing yards per game this season, though they have only given up six touchdowns through the air.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Oct 13, 2014
News: Stafford threw for just 185 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 17-3 win at Minnesota. Impact: Stafford has seven TDs and four interceptions through six games. Fantasy owners may want to look elsewhere until Calvin Johnson returns.(STATS, 11:04am)
Oct 12, 2014
News: Stafford completed 19-of-33 passes for 185 yards and one touchdowns in Sunday's 17-3 win over the Vikings. Impact: Stafford was under pressure all game, taking four sacks for a loss of 30 yards. With Calvin Johnson (ankle) and Reggie Bush (ankle) inactive, Stafford threw 12 passes to wideout Golden Tate, who caught seven for 44 yards, while backup running back Theo Riddick caught five passes for 75 yards and a touchdown, before leaving with a hamstring injury. After a solid start to the season, Stafford has failed to complete 60 percent of his passes in back-to-back games, while throwing only two touchdowns in that span. He'll have a shot to turn it around in Week 7, against a Saints defense that is giving up 267.6 passing yards per game, the eighth-highest total in the NFL.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Oct 6, 2014
News: Stafford went 18 of 31 for 221 yards with a touchdown and interception Sunday against the Bills. Impact: Stafford was sacked six times Sunday, raising his season total to 17 for the season.(STATS, 10:44am)
Matthew Stafford
2014 Season
Ht: 6' 3"  Wt: 234  Age: 26
Born: 2/7/1988, Tampa, Florida
College: Georgia
NFL Experience: 6th season
Drafted: 2009 - Rd 1
(1st overall by the Lions)
Salary: $2,000,000
Injury Status
No reported Injury