Matthew Stafford QB DET 7 Days5 Comments
Stafford completed 22-of-39 passes for 243 yards and two interceptions during Sunday's win over the Bears.
The Lions' offense came from the running game, as both Joique Bell and Reggie Bush scored rushing touchdowns in the 20-14 win. Stafford connected with six different receivers, with Calvin Johnson leading the way by catching six passes on 12 targets for 103 yards. Up next is a Week 17 matchup against the Packers at Lambeau Field, with the winner taking home the NFC North title. Stafford threw for 246 yards and two interceptions against Green Bay back in Week 3.
Matthew Stafford QB DET 14 Days2 Comments
Stafford completed 17-of-28 passes for 153 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 16-14 win over the Vikings.
Stafford wasn't sharp for most of the game, and had a lot of trouble in the red zone, as the Lions had to settle for three field goals under 33 yards. He did manage to hook up with Golden Tate on a seven-yard touchdown late in the second quarter, helping salvage his fantasy game to a certain degree. He might post better numbers next week against a struggling Bears' defense.
Matthew Stafford QB DET 21 Days2 Comments
Stafford completed 26 of 34 passes for 311 yards and three touchdowns in Sunday's 34-17 win over the Buccaneers.
After struggling in back-to-back games against good defenses on the road, Stafford has recaptured his form during Detroit's three-game homestand. He torched the Bears on Thanksgiving and picked apart the Buccaneers on Sunday. With another home tilt against the Vikings on tap for Week 15, there's no reason to think Stafford can't stay hot. A fully healthy Calvin Johnson has made a world of difference.
Matthew Stafford QB DET 1 Month2 Comments
Stafford completed 34-of-45 passes for a season-high 390 yards with two TDs in Thursday's 34-17 win over the Bears.
With Calvin Johnson hitting stride Thursday, catching 11 passes for 146 yards and two TDs, and Reggie Bush potentially back in Week 14, Stafford approaches upcoming matchups versus the Bucs, Vikings and Bears with some positive momentum, which brightens his prospects for the fantasy stretch run.
Matthew Stafford QB DET 1 Month4 Comments
Stafford completed just 18 of 46 passes for 264 yards, no touchdowns and one interception in Sunday's 34-9 loss to the Patriots.
Stafford and the Lions have now gone eight consecutive quarters without scoring a touchdown, with the quarterback completing just 47 percent of his passes during that span. It's pretty ugly in Detroit right now, but the Lions' saving grace may be the upcoming schedule: three straight home games against the Bears, Buccaneers and Vikings. That stretch begins with a Thanksgiving game against a Chicago defense that ranked 31st in the NFL in yards per attempt (8.2) entering Week 12.
Matthew Stafford QB DET 1 Month
Stafford completed 18-of-30 passes for 183 yards and an interception in Sunday's 14-6 loss at Arizona. He was also sacked four times.
Stafford was under constant pressure, and had a really tough time sustaining drives. He was playing in a tough environment against a fierce defense, but that probably doesn't console fantasy owners. He'll have another tough matchup next week at New England.
Matthew Stafford QB DET 2 Months
Stafford completed 25 of 40 passes for 280 yards, with two touchdowns and one interception Sunday against the Dolphins.
Stafford finally got his favorite weapon back, and he used him heavily, throwing 15 passes to wideout Calvin Johnson, who caught seven for 113 yards and a touchdown. Wideout Golden Tate, who was the top receiver with Johnson sidelined due to an ankle injury, caught 11 passes on 13 targets for 109 yards himself, as no other player caught more than two balls. Stafford's final pass of the day was an 11-yard touchdown to running back Theo Riddick, extending his two-touchdown streak to three games. His prospects to make it four are promising, as the Lions will face off against a Cardinals defense in Week 11 that is allowing the most passing yards per game this season.
Matthew Stafford QB DET 2 Months1 Comment
Stafford completed 24-of-47 passes for 325 yards, with two touchdowns and one interception Sunday against the Falcons in London.
Stafford really struggled to get much going in the first half, as the Lions fell behind 21-0 at halftime. However, he turned it around in the second half, throwing a 59-yard touchdown to Golden Tate in the third quarter and a five-yard score to Theo Riddick in the fourth. With Calvin Johnson (ankle) and Reggie Bush (ankle) both inactive, Tate and Riddick dominated the targets, getting 27 combined versus 20 for all other receivers. Johnson and Bush are both expected to return in Week 10 following a Week 9 bye, which could finally give Stafford his full arsenal of weapons.
Matthew Stafford QB DET 2 Months1 Comment
Stafford completed 27-of-40 passes for 299 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions Sunday against the Saints.
With Calvin Johnson (ankle) out again, Stafford connected with six different receivers, 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.
Matthew Stafford QB DET 3 Months2 Comments
Stafford completed 19-of-33 passes for 185 yards and one touchdowns in Sunday's 17-3 win over the Vikings.
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.