Matthew Stafford
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Fri 9/27/19 4:54 PM

Stafford's hip injury isn't expected to impact his availability for Sunday's game against Kansas City, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.
EDGE Analysis
Stafford was added to the practice report Friday as a limited participant, with the Lions listing him as questionable for Week 4. It sounds like he'll be fine to make his 132nd consecutive start, facing a KC defense that's come to life since its sketchy Week 1 showing in Jacksonville. The Chiefs have limited opposing QBs to 7.1 yards per pass attempt this season, albeit with the 12th-most fantasy points per game on the basis of volume (38.0 attempts) as well as an 8-46-1 rushing line from Lamar Jackson.

Matthew Stafford
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Fri 9/27/19 4:08 PM

Stafford was added to the injury report Friday with a hip issue, and he's listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Kansas City, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.
EDGE Analysis
Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports that Stafford appeared to be moving around fine after Friday's practice and didn't mention anything about an injury. The 31-year-old has made 131 consecutive starts, but fantasy owners nonetheless will want to check back in before Sunday's 1:00 p.m. ET kickoff.

Matthew Stafford
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Sun 9/22/19 7:10 PM

Stafford completed 18 of 32 passes for 201 yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 27-24 victory over the Eagles.
EDGE Analysis
There were some missed opportunities that led to Stafford's pedestrian 56 percent completion rate, but the 31-year-old once again did enough to pull out the win. His performance - one that included zero taken sacks - proved vital since Detroit couldn't get its run game going against Philly's upper-echelon defensive front. It's too bad the success didn't translate to better numbers in the stat sheet, but Stafford's nonetheless averaging 277 passing yards with two passing touchdowns per game through three games and he'll get a chance to rebound in what could be a high-scoring affair when the Lions play host to the Chiefs in Week 4.

Matthew Stafford
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Sun 9/15/19 4:17 PM

Stafford completed 22 of 30 passes for 245 yards two touchdowns and two interceptions during Sunday's 13-10 victory over the Chargers. He added 13 rushing yards on four carries.
EDGE Analysis
While this game wouldn't have been so close had Matt Prater not missed a field goal and PAT, Stafford made enough solid passes to overcome both the kicking woes as well as a pair of untimely interceptions. His best throw arguably came on a 31-yard dart to Kenny Golladay for the go-ahead touchdown halfway through the fourth quarter. The 31-year-old has now thrown multiple touchdowns in two games to start the year and there's a solid chance he keeps that streak alive in Week 3 against a vulnerable Eagles secondary.

Matthew Stafford
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Sun 9/8/19 8:43 PM

Stafford completed 27 of 45 passes for 385 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions during Sunday's 27-27 tie with the Cardinals. He added three rushes for 22 yards and had two fumbles (one lost).
EDGE Analysis
It was a game of ups and downs for Detroit, but fantasy football managers nonetheless have to be encouraged by what they saw from Stafford in his first regular-season game under new offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell. Not only does Stafford already have as many three-touchdown games as he had last season, but this was his highest yardage total since Week 8 in 2017 as well as his most rushing yards since Week 2 in 2017. While we'll need a larger sample size to gain trust in Stafford week-in and week-out, early indications suggest that the Lions may finally have a balanced offensive attack that will help the quarterback put up points more frequently than in year's past.

Matthew Stafford
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Sat 8/24/19 12:08 PM

Stafford completed 12 of 19 passes for 137 yards and one touchdown during Friday's preseason game against the Bills.
EDGE Analysis
Stafford saw significant run in what was his first and presumably final appearance of the preseason. While he looked sharp in his first game action under new coordinator Darrell Bevell, Stafford's overall outlook is trending down after stud center Frank Ragnow (leg) went down with a seemingly serious injury. At least Stafford has a relatively soft matchup to start the 2019 season against a Cardinals defense that won't have Patrick Peterson (suspension) available to play.

Matthew Stafford
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Fri 8/23/19 7:38 PM

Stafford is taking part in warmups Friday against the Bills, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.
EDGE Analysis
It looks like Stafford could get into some game action during this third preseason contest, which traditionally serves as a dress rehearsal for the regular season. If nothing else, Stafford's participation in warmups lends credence to his claims that last year's back injury is no longer bothering him.

Matthew Stafford
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Mon 8/19/19 3:36 PM

Stafford said his back injury from last year isn't a lingering issue, Justin Rogers of The Detroit News reports.
EDGE Analysis
MLive.com's Kyle Meinke suggests there may be something going on with Stafford, who has been rested for a few practices and held out for the first two weeks of the preseason. The 31-year-old quarterback insists he's healthy, noting that the back injury he played through last year didn't even require offseason surgery. A strong showing in Friday's preseason game against Buffalo could put the matter to rest.

Matthew Stafford
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Sat 8/17/19 11:27 PM

Stafford did not play in Saturday's preseason game against the Texans.
EDGE Analysis
Stafford got the night off alongside other select starters. However, it wouldn't be a surprise if he sees up to a quarter of playing time in the third exhibition tilt next Friday against the Bills.

Matthew Stafford
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Tue 6/18/19 3:58 PM

According to Mike O'Hara of the Lions' official site, Stafford played with "broken bones in his back" during the later stages of the 2018 season.
EDGE Analysis
A regular on Lions injury reports over the final four weeks of the campaign, Stafford wasn't listed as less than limited on any of them while gutting out a back injury. The extent of the issue wasn't revealed until O'Hara's proclamation, though. With that knowledge, it's understandable why Stafford dipped below 200 passing yards twice in that four-game stretch after doing so just two times in the first 12 contests of the season. His health hasn't been a question mark during the offseason program as he acclimates to a more run-based offense under the direction of coordinator Darrell Bevell. Considering that development, Stafford's output could take a hit, though the presence of rising third-year wideout Kenny Golladay (chest) doesn't hurt his cause.