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Matthew Stafford

26-Year-Old Quarterback – Detroit Lions

2013 Pass/Rush Stats

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4650

TD

29

INT

19

Yds

69

TD

2

2014 Pass/Rush Projections

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

Despite throwing to one of the league's thinnest receiver rotations and finishing the year with a miserable four-game stretch in which he threw for just two touchdowns and five interceptions, Stafford...

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2014 ADP:  43.79

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Bye Week:  9

HT: 6' 3"   WT: 232   DOB: 2/7/1988  College: Georgia  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Matthew Stafford Contract Information:

In July of 2013, Stafford agreed to a three-year contract extension with the Lions. Stafford had two years worth $23.5 million remaining on his previous contract, with his extension resulting in $53 million in new money. Stafford's deal now runs through the 2017 season and includes $43 million in guarantees.

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Stafford is inactive for Thursday's preseason finale in Buffalo, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

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Matthew Stafford NFL Stats
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  Passing Pass Distance Big Pass Games Rushing Fumbles
Year Age Team G Comp Att Pct Yards TD INT YPA 20+ 40+ 300+ 350+ 400+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost
2009 21 10 201 377 53.3% 2267 13 20 6.0 26 6 - - - 20 108 5.4 2 - -
2010 22 Det 3 57 96 59.4% 535 6 1 5.6 4 0 0 0 0 4 11 2.8 1 2 1
2011 23 Det 16 421 663 63.5% 5038 41 16 7.6 66 17 8 5 2 22 78 3.5 0 5 1
2012 24 Det 16 435 727 59.8% 4967 20 17 6.8 63 9 8 4 2 35 126 3.6 4 6 4
2013 25 Det 16 371 634 58.5% 4650 29 19 7.3 59 10 0 0 0 37 69 1.9 2 12 4
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Matthew Stafford Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Passing Stats Red Zone Passes Red Zone Runs
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Rating Yds/G TD% INT% Sacks In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
2009 21 10 16.5 16.5 16.5 61.0 227 3.4 5.3 - 41 17 8 3 3 2
2010 22 Det 3 17.5 17.5 17.5 91.3 178 6.3 1.0 4 20 1 1 1 1 1
2011 23 Det 16 23.3 23.3 23.3 97.2 315 6.2 2.4 36 110 39 11 7 4 0
2012 24 Det 16 19.7 19.8 19.8 79.8 310 2.8 2.3 29 91 44 18 8 7 6
2013 25 Det 16 20.1 20.1 20.1 84.2 291 4.6 3.0 23 82 25 17 6 4 2
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Matthew Stafford – Playing Time Overview

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  2. Dan Orlovsky
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Snap Count Stats

1065

Offensive Snaps in 2013

Matthew Stafford was on the field for 1065 of his team's snaps on offense in 2013.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2013

Matthew Stafford was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2013.

Year Off ST
2011 - -
2012 1184 0
2013 1065 0
Matthew Stafford 2013 Game Log
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  Snap Count Passing Pass Distance Rushing Fumbles Red Zone Passes Red Zone Runs
Week Opp Off ST Comp Att Pct Yards TD INT YPA 20+ 40+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 Min 80 0 28 43 65.1% 357 2 1 8.3 5 1 6 -3 -0.5 0 1 0 8 1 1 0 0 0
2 @Ari 58 0 24 36 66.7% 278 2 0 7.7 2 1 2 1 0.5 0 1 1 3 1 1 0 0 0
3 @Was 67 0 25 42 59.5% 385 2 1 9.2 6 2 1 2 2.0 0 0 0 10 3 0 1 0 0
4 Chi 66 0 23 35 65.7% 242 1 1 6.9 3 0 5 8 1.6 1 2 1 7 1 1 2 1 1
5 @GB 67 0 25 40 62.5% 262 1 0 6.6 2 0 1 -1 -1.0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
6 @Cle 74 0 25 43 58.1% 248 4 1 5.8 2 0 2 6 3.0 0 0 0 4 2 2 0 0 0
7 Cin 78 0 28 51 54.9% 357 3 0 7.0 4 2 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 9 3 3 0 0 0
8 Dal 80 0 33 48 68.8% 488 1 2 10.2 9 3 3 12 4.0 1 0 0 7 3 3 2 2 1
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10 @Chi 62 0 18 35 51.4% 219 3 1 6.3 3 0 2 -1 -0.5 0 1 0 5 3 2 0 0 0
11 @Pit 73 0 19 46 41.3% 362 2 1 7.9 7 1 3 24 8.0 0 0 0 8 4 4 0 0 0
12 TB 76 0 26 46 56.5% 297 3 4 6.5 3 0 2 6 3.0 0 0 0 4 1 0 1 1 0
13 GB 79 0 22 35 62.9% 330 3 2 9.4 6 0 1 8 8.0 0 1 1 8 3 0 0 0 0
14 @Phi 55 0 10 25 40.0% 151 0 0 6.0 3 0 6 -1 -0.2 0 5 1 3 0 0 0 0 0
15 Bal 65 0 18 34 52.9% 235 1 3 6.9 4 0 2 9 4.5 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
16 NYG 85 0 25 42 59.5% 222 0 2 5.3 0 0 1 -1 -1.0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
17 @Min 0 0 22 33 66.7% 217 1 0 6.6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Matthew Stafford  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Quarterbacks
Height:   6' 3"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   232 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.81 sec
AVERAGE
Shuttle Time:   4.47 sec
WEAK
Cone Drill:   7.06 sec
GOOD
Arm Length
Not Available
Hand Length
Not Available
Vertical Jump:   31 in
WEAK
Broad Jump:   107 in
WEAK
Bench Press
Not Available
Detroit Lions Team Injury Report
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Doubtful
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Matthew Stafford: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Stafford made a brief appearance in Saturday's preseason opener against the Browns, completing 2-of-4 passes for 18 yards.

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One of Detroit's best offensive weapons, running back Joique Bell, has returned to practice after missing the entire offseason due to knee surgery, MLive.com reports.

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Stafford completed 22-of-33 passes for 217 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Vikings.

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Stafford completed 25-of-42 passes for 222 yards with two interceptions in Sunday's 23-20 overtime loss to the Giants.

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Lions coach Jim Schwartz said Tuesday that he hasn't considered making a change at quarterback, the Detroit Free Press reports.

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Three second-half interceptions Monday brought Stafford's total number of turnovers in his last four games to 11, but Schwartz said he has not considered even a temporary change at quarterback. It's hardly a surprise considering the alternative (Shaun Hill), but the vote of confidence is still somewhat reassuring. Schwartz called Stafford "an accurate passer" and "a very mechanically-sound quarterback" during a press conference Tuesday.
Stafford completed 18-of-34 passes for 235 yards, with one touchdown and three interceptions in Monday's 18-16 loss to the Ravens.

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Stafford completed 10-of-25 passes for 148 yards Sunday against the Eagles. He also fumbled the ball five times, losing one.

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Stafford completed 22-of-35 passes for 330 yards, with three touchdowns and two interceptions in Thursday's 40-10 win over the Packers.

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Stafford completed 26-of-46 passes for 297 yards, with three touchdowns and four interceptions Sunday against the Bucs.

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Stafford completed 19-of-46 passes for 362 yards, with two touchdowns and one interception Sunday against the Steelers. He also added 24 rushing yards on three carries.

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Stafford completed 18-of-35 passes for 219 yards, with three touchdowns and one interception Sunday against the Bears.

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Stafford completed passes to six different receivers, not surprisingly focusing on Calvin Johnson, who caught six of the 17 balls thrown his way for 83 yards and two touchdowns. Stafford has now thrown at least three touchdown passes in three of his past four games and he ran for a score in Week 8, when he had only one passing touchdown. He seemingly has a promising matchup heading into Pittsburgh in Week 11, although the Steelers dominated the Bills on Sunday, holding them to 250 total yards and a single touchdown, which was scored with three seconds left in the game.

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2014

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2013

Coming off of a season in which he attempted 727 passes – the most in NFL history – Stafford has plenty of room to become more efficient. Stafford's 59.8-percent completion rate matched his career mark, but that's not a good thing in the quarterback’s fourth season in the league. And his 6.8 YPA ranked him 21st among the 29 QBs with 300 passing attempts. While Stafford passed for nearly 5,000 yards, he threw for only 20 touchdowns – fewer than half of what he mustered in 2011 – and 17 picks. If he can post increases in completion percentage and YPA – something that's likely with the weapons in Detroit, including free agent running back Reggie Bush – Stafford has top-quarterback potential. And his record-setting passing volume was no anomaly – he attempted the fifth-most attempts in league history in 2011. Stafford is also the perfect example of why our perception of "injury proneness" is flawed. After playing in only 13 of the Lions’ 32 games in 2009 and 2010, Stafford hasn't missed a game over the past two seasons. It's more likely Stafford was never really any more susceptible to injuries than anyone else, but simply got unlucky.

2012

Stafford might have the lowest floor of the QBs in this range due to durability concerns. Even in last year’s 16-game showing, he suffered a fractured finger on his right hand and played through injuries to his ankle and knee. It’s encouraging that he was still able to perform at a high level, but coming off a two-year span in which he missed 19 games, it would have been more reassuring had Stafford steered clear of trouble entirely. Still, even if he’s a relative risk, his upside is too high for him to be listed any lower. Stafford is a good bet to lead the league in passing attempts, while playing in an offense that might have the NFL’s best receiver, as well as four or five other productive targets. He averaged 7.6 yards per pass while throwing the ball 663 times in 2011, resulting in 5,038 yards and 41 touchdowns against just 16 interceptions. As long as he (and Calvin Johnson) stay healthy, Stafford is a virtual lock to put up big numbers.

2011

Stafford would probably be ranked higher if he weren’t such a health risk. He has dealt with injuries to his right knee and both shoulders in his two-year career, with two throwing-shoulder injuries limiting him to just three appearances last season. But in the games Stafford did play, he put up very nice fantasy numbers. He totaled 452 yards, six passing touchdowns, one interception and a rushing touchdown against Washington and the Jets. If he could just stay on the field, the strong-armed Stafford would be in a great position to build on those two games, as he has a good supporting cast at the skill positions—Mikel Leshoure and Jahvid Best at running back, Brandon Pettigrew and Tony Scheffler at tight end and Calvin Johnson, Nate Burleson and Titus Young at wideout.

2010

It was a predictably tough rookie year for Stafford after the Lions threw him to the wolves. He got banged up (knee, shoulder) but should be ready for training camp. Take out one big game against the Browns and Stafford threw eight TDs with 18 picks. There is Calvin Johnson, though. He’s a freakishly athletic wide receiver who could almost single-handedly carry Stafford to about 20 TDs. Given the indoor environment and the Lions poor defense, you have a QB situation worth considering. In leagues that do not count picks, Stafford can be a late-round bargain and someone who can really help a savvy owner who plays matchups and sticks to Lions home games.

2009

Even though the Lions took Stafford with the No. 1 overall pick in April, Daunte Culpepper will be a caretaker behind center. And he should be one for the whole year because if Stafford goes out there with this team, he will likely get beat up and then could be shell-shocked for years. Throwing Culpepper to the wolves makes the most sense. New head coach Jim Schwartz, the former defensive coordinator of the Titans, is likely to rely on offensive coordinator Scott Linehan to call the plays. Linehan has been QB friendly in the past – especially for the Vikings (three years beginning in 2002). By now most people realize Calvin Johnson is the LeBron James of the NFL – same type of freakish manchild. But the Lions also have some decent complementary weapons – Ronald Curry and Bryant Johnson both have decent speed for their size, tight-end Brandon Pettigrew was the team’s first-round pick and tailback Kevin Smith is also a good receiver. Moreover, Linehan likes to call pass plays in the red zone and near the goal-line, so that alone should provide a few extra touchdowns for Lions signal-callers. Of course, if the Lions struggle – which they likely will – there’s no telling when Stafford will replace Culpepper, either during particular games, or for good. And if that happens, it’s unrealistic to expect Stafford to be Matt Ryan. The consensus is that Stafford is a supremely talented thrower (though there was too much wobble in his passes in the games we reviewed) not remotely prepared to step in and start early. Look at the rookie year of the player to whom he’s most compared for valuation guidance. Jay Cutler played five games as a rookie and played well, but was available on the waiver wire in non-keeper formats as Stafford will be in the unlikely event he starts even that meager number of contests after Thanksgiving.