|Week 12 (@NE) - Average||23.0-39.0||249.5||2.0||1.5||5.5||0||18|
|Week 12 (@NE) - Dave Richard||26-39||246||2||1||8||0||19|
|Week 12 (@NE) - Jamey Eisenberg||20-39||253||2||2||3||0||18|
|2014 Season - Average||398.0-644.0||5025.0||36.5||16.5||85.5||1.0||384|
|2014 Season - Dave Richard||408-637||5207||38||19||70||0||388|
|2014 Season - Jamey Eisenberg||388-651||4843||35||14||101||2||381|
|Current Player Ranking: 4|
|Red Zone Stats|
|11/22/2014||Andy Dalton, QB CIN|
Matt Ryan, QB ATL
|Matthew Stafford, QB DET|
Tom Brady, QB NE
|11/22/2014||Matthew Stafford, QB DET||Tre Mason, RB STL|
Ryan Mathews, RB SD
|11/22/2014||Wes Welker, WR DEN|
Peyton Manning, QB DEN
|Matthew Stafford, QB DET|
Roddy White, WR ATL
Denard Robinson, RB JAC
Mark Sanchez, QB PHI
Michael Floyd, WR ARI
Rank Among Leaders
Matthew Stafford credits Cardinals after Week 11 loss
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
|(11/16/14) Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford failed to lead a touchdown drive in the Week 11 loss at Arizona. He hit 18 of 30 throws for a season-low 183 yards with one interception, and had another interception dropped by cornerback Jerraud Powers.
It was Stafford's fifth game this season with one or zero touchdowns. Stafford was sacked four times and often couldn't find anyone open.
"That's one of the best secondaries, if not the best secondary, we've seen all season," he told Fox Sports.
Stafford visits the Patriots in Week 12.
Matthew Stafford is fastest to 20,000 yards
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
|(11/16/14) With a 30-yard completion to Golden Tate in the second quarter Sunday, Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford surpassed 20,000 passing yards for his career. He did it in his 71st game, faster than any other quarterback.
Dan Marino did it in 74 games, Kurt Warner in 76 and Peyton Manning in 78.
Lions' Stafford tosses game-winner in final seconds vs. Miami
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(11/9/14) Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford led his team to another come-from-behind drive to lead his team past the Dolphins in Week 10, 20-16, on Sunday.
Stafford didn't waste any time hooking up with his top receiver, connecting with Calvin Johnson for a 5-yard pass to a convert a third down on the opening drive, which led to a field goal. On the first play of the ensuing drive, Stafford hooked up with Calvin Johnson on a playaction for a 49-yard touchdown in the first quarter. He nearly found Johnson in the end zone again, but his pass was picked off by Brent Grimes late in the second quarter.
He got back on track and led his team to an 11-play, 74-yard drive which was capped off by a game-winning touchdown pass to Theo Riddick. Down three points, Stafford scrambled out of the pocket and fired a sidearmed swing pass to Riddick at the back of the end zone for an 11-yard touchdown with 29 seconds remaining in the game.
Stafford compiled 280 yards through the air while completing 25 of 40 pass attempts. He added two touchdowns and one interception, registering a 89.6 passer rating. He was sacked three times and finished with minus-1 yards on the ground.
Stafford has 2,496 passing yards with 13 touchdowns and eight interceptions this season. The Lions will travel to Phoenix to face the Cardinals in Week 11.
Lions glad to have Megatron back, but also benefited from his absence
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(11/6/14) The Lions are obviously excited to get wide receiver Calvin Johnson back in the lineup Week 10 vs. Miami after he missed the last three games due to an ankle injury. However, the Lions did see some benefits to playing without their All-Pro receiver, according to MLive.com.
"If you can win in those situations, I think it adds something to your repertoire," coach Jim Caldwell said. "It makes you look at things differently, it makes those synapses function a little bit differently, because sometimes you have to go about your game slightly different. I think that's a plus. It makes you stronger overall. It does add more balance to what you're doing."
While the Lions were able to win all three games Megatron was sidelined, quarterback Matthew Stafford is still happy to see his star receiver make his return.
"The more experience and the better everybody else plays, the less you feel you have to get 81 the ball," Stafford said. "It's still conducive to playing good offense to get the best receiver on the planet the ball as much as you can. We'll continue to try and do that as well."
Megatron's return could overcome tough matchup for Stafford
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
|(11/5/14) Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford gets his best weapon back and a good test for his abilities in Week 10, with Calvin Johnson returning from an ankle injury in time for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.
Stafford has struggled at times this season, even when Johnson was healthy, but that was also just a three-game sample size. He had 33 Fantasy points in dismantling the Giants, and then fell on his face in a 3-point effort against the Packers. Still, the longer track record indicates Stafford can easily put up big numbers when he has Johnson available.
However, that will be tested against the Dolphins, who have been stingy against opposing passing attacks. The Dolphins have allowed just two quarterbacks to record 20-plus Fantasy points this season, and rank as the second-best defense at slowing down quarterbacks, allowing just 14.3 Fantasy points per game.
Stafford is still a high-upside option, especially with the development of Golden Tate's game. Even though the matchup makes him somewhat risky, he should be worth rolling the dice on in Week 10.
Week 12 Fantasy Cheat Sheet
What should owners expect from Josh Gordon in his first action of 2014? Our Dave Richard shares his thoughts on that and the rest of Week 12 in his latest Fantasy Cheat Sheet.
The Daily Dose for Week 12
Matt Ryan should benefit going home this week with a favorable matchup against the Browns.
Six for Sunday: Rematch games unlikely to follow same script
Four of Week 12's matchups feature teams playing against opponents they've already pummeled once this season. Don't expect history to repeat itself.
Week 12 Start 'Em and Sit 'Em
The Broncos are suddenly struggling offensively but that could change in Week 12, led by C.J. Anderson. Our Jamey Eisenberg shares his outlook in his latest Start 'Em and Sit 'Em.
Week 12 Fantasy Trade Values
Trying to acquire that one missing piece for your Fantasy roster before your trade deadline passes? Our Dave Richard unveils his final edition of Fantasy Trade Values for 2014.
|While Matthew Stafford finished as a Top 12 quarterback each of the last two seasons, it's really been three seasons since he met expectations Fantasy owners had for him. He's been fine, but he could have (should have?) been much better. Last year his completion percentage hit its worst level since his rookie season, his passing yardage hit a three-year low and while he posted 31 total touchdowns he also had 23 turnovers. Stafford still managed to finish with the third-highest amount of 20-plus-point Fantasy outings with 10, though they all came before he swooned in Week 14. High expectations remain for Stafford after the Lions upgraded their receiving corps with Golden Tate signing and Eric Ebron coming aboard as a rookie. The Lions also rebooted their offense with ex-Saints quarterbacks coach Joe Lombardi calling plays. New head coach Jim Caldwell is optimistic that he'll help turn Stafford around, but he also is interested in making the run game more effective. We might see Stafford throw just over 600 passes, which means he'll need to complete more of them and be just as aggressive going downfield as before. Given Tate and Ebron joining Calvin Johnson as the top receiving options in Motown along with Reggie Bush and Joique Bell pitching in, we think Stafford can be strong again. We're drafting him as a Top 4 Fantasy quarterback worth a pick in Round 4 or so -- a bargain compared to the Top 3 passers.
(Updated 4/30/14) |