Matthew Stafford
QB DET (10)
1 week ago

Stafford completed 23 of 40 pass attempts for 232 yards and one touchdown Thursday against the Vikings, also adding 30 yards on four carries.

EDGE Analysis

After logging two games of 300-plus yards in the first three weeks of the season, Stafford has thrown for less than 250 in five of the last eight. While his play can't be faulted from a real-life perspective -- Thursday marked the seventh fourth-quarter comeback Stafford has engineered in the 2016 campaign -- the signal-caller is failing to impress from a fantasy standpoint as of late. However, he's now set to take his modest five-game average of 247 yards and one touchdown into a favorable matchup against the Saints in Week 13.

Matthew Stafford
QB DET (10)
2 weeks ago

Stafford completed 24 of 33 pass attempts for 278 yards Sunday against the Jaguars.

EDGE Analysis

Stafford didn't come alive until the second half, consistently going three-and-out before finding TE Eric Ebron on a broken play for a 61-yard gain with roughly 10 minutes left in regulation. Nonetheless, the Lions quarterback conducted yet another fourth-quarter comeback to keep his team atop the NFC North standings. It's less rosy when viewed from a fantasy perspective though as this marks the second time Stafford has failed to throw a touchdown pass and the third time in four games he's thrown one or less. Thankfully he managed to buoy his stat line Sunday with his third-highest passing effort of 2016. On deck is a Vikings opponent Stafford managed 219 yards and two touchdowns against in Week 9.

Matthew Stafford
QB DET (10)
4 weeks ago

Stafford completed 23 of 36 passes for 219 yards, two touchdowns and one interception during Sunday's 22-16 overtime victory against the Vikings.

EDGE Analysis

Stafford performed well given the strength of his opponent, not to mention playing on the road. With a minute remaining and the Lions down three, he effortlessly positioned K Matt Prater within scoring range to send his team into overtime. Then, he proceeded to fling his first career overtime touchdown pass thanks to an acrobatic balancing act by Golden Tate. Stafford is now set to enjoy Detroit's Week 10 bye, but will find himself in a favorable matchup against the Jaguars coming out of the break.

Matthew Stafford
QB DET (10)
1 month ago

Stafford completed 27 of 41 passes for 240 yards and one touchdown Sunday against the Texans.

EDGE Analysis

Stafford seemed happy to have TE Eric Ebron (knee) back in action, as the former first-rounder was Stafford's second-most targeted receiver as well as the recipient of a 33-yard completion that pushed Stafford past both of Kenny Stabler and Terry Bradshaw on the NFL's all-time passing yards list. However, Stafford wasn't able to get much else going Sunday against the league's second-ranked passing defense, often having to check down to receiving-specialist RB Theo Riddick, who ended up leading the Lions in looks. What's more, Stafford has now thrown for one or less touchdowns in four of eight games this season. Weirdly, he also failed to log a rushing attempt, let alone any rushing yards, but that's the first such occurrence since Week 4 of 2015 so fantasy owners should expect positive regression in that facet of the signal caller's game moving forward.

Matthew Stafford
QB DET (10)
1 month ago

Stafford completed 18 of 29 pass attempts for 266 yards and one touchdown in Sunday's 20-17 victory over the Redskins, adding an additional 32 yards on two carries.

EDGE Analysis

Stafford orchestrated his third consecutive game-winning drive Sunday, capping this one off with a 18-yard touchdown strike to veteran Anquan Boldin. Before that final possession, though, Stafford had only accounted for 205 yards passing, 18 yards rushing, and zero touchdowns. Looking at the bigger picture, the signal caller has now thrown for three-plus touchdowns or one (or less) in every game this season, evidencing Stafford's variable production regardless of his team's real-life success. He'll now have to leave the familiar confines of Ford Field to take on the Texans' second-ranked passing defense in Week 8.

Matthew Stafford
QB DET (10)
2 months ago

Stafford completed 23 of 31 passes for 270 yards and four touchdowns without an interception Sunday against the Rams. He added another 14 rushing yards across five carries.

EDGE Analysis

Stafford took advantage of a suspect Rams secondary down its top cornerback, finishing the day with season-highs in both QBR (139.8) and passing touchdowns. He connected with six different receivers along the way, but almost exclusively focused in on Golden Tate, Anquan Boldin and Marvin Jones with TE Eric Ebron (knee) sidelined. The former No. 1 overall pick will enjoy another favorable matchup at home in Week 7 against Washington and the league's 22nd-ranked pass defense.

Matthew Stafford
QB DET (10)
2 months ago

Stafford completed 19 of 25 passes for 180 yards and three touchdowns, also rushing for 16 yards on six rushing attempts, in the Lions' 24-23 victory over the Eagles in Week 5.

EDGE Analysis

Stafford's 180 passing yards represents his lowest total since Week 15 of 2014, but his overall performance may have been one of the most relieving for Lions fans in recent memory given their recent three-game skid. While he didn't single in on any one receiver in particular, even though he connected with just five of his teammates, Stafford efficiently maneuvered his offense around a stingy Eagles defense and ultimately came out of the contest turnover-free. Next up is a Week 6 tilt against the Rams in the comfort of Ford Field.

Matthew Stafford
QB DET (10)
2 months ago2 Comments

Stafford completed 23 of 36 passes for 213 yards and two interceptions in the Lions' 17-14 loss to the Bears in Week 4. He also tallied 17 rushing yards across two carries.

EDGE Analysis

Stafford's QBR of 56.8 was the lowest he's recorded since Week 5 of 2015 as the Lions failed to get much of anything going on offense against the Bears. His second interception was a particularly brutal attempt of a pass, though, and served as an all-too-common reminder of Stafford's propensity to post frustrating fantasy numbers in seemingly-favorable match ups. He'll get a chance to rebound in Week 5, but it will come against a formidable Eagles defense.

Matthew Stafford
QB DET (10)
2 months ago2 Comments

Stafford completed 28 of 41 pass attempts for 385 yards and three touchdowns during Sunday's loss to the Packers. He also added an interception and 11 yards on two carries.

EDGE Analysis

Stafford and the Lions were forced to play from behind for a majority of Sunday's contest after getting down early, which opened the door for the quarterback to put up big numbers. His favorite target Week 3 turned out to be Marvin Jones who he connected with six times for 205 yards and two scores, including a 73-yard play. Stafford had a similar game to his Week 1 performance against the Colts when he also tossed three touchdowns, an improvement from last week's loss to the Titans. His next test will come next week in a division matchup against the Bears.

Matthew Stafford
QB DET (10)
2 months ago

Stafford completed 22 of 40 pass attempts for 260 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the Lions' Week 2 defeat at the hands of the Titans. He also added 31 rushing yards on two carries.

EDGE Analysis

Stafford wasn't as impressive in his second outing of 2016 as he was the first. However, he was thankfully uninjured after taking an uncalled blow to his legs in the second half. Regardless, he had a chance to set the Lions up for a game-winning field goal with 22 seconds left in regulation, but threw an ugly interception that ultimately sealed the victory for Tennessee. Whereas his overall stat line would have been more impressive had a touchdown to TE Eric Ebron not been called off due to an offensive pass interference penalty, Stafford nonetheless posted a glaringly-bad 55 percent completion rate, his worst since 2014. He'll look to rebound Week 3 against the Packers.