|Week 17 (@GB) - Average||25.5-38.0||278.5||1.5||1.5||2.5||0||17|
|Week 17 (@GB) - Dave Richard||29-42||301||1||1||0||0||16|
|Week 17 (@GB) - Jamey Eisenberg||22-34||256||2||2||5||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|
|01/28/2015||Matthew Stafford, QB DET|
Jeremy Maclin, WR PHI
|Rob Gronkowski, TE NE|
|01/16/2015||NaVorro Bowman, ILB SF|
A.J. Green, WR CIN
Philip Rivers, QB SD
|Matthew Stafford, QB DET|
Odell Beckham, WR NYG
Pierre Garcon, WR WAS
Earl Thomas, FS SEA
Rank Among Leaders
Lions QB Matthew Stafford takes Wild Card loss vs. Cowboys
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(1/4/15) Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford completed 28 of his 42 pass attempts for 323 yards with one touchdown and one interception in his team's 24-20 loss to the Cowboys in Sunday's Wild Card game.
Stafford put his team out to a quick lead, connecting with Golden Tate on a 51-yard touchdown less than five minutes into the game. He then drove the team down for another touchdown later in the quarter to give the Lions a big lead. Stafford's interception came on a batted ball on the first play of the second half, but it didn't cost the Lions after Dan Bailey missed a 41-yard field goal on the ensuing drive. However, the Lions offense mustered just a field goal through the entire second half and watched the Cowboys score 17 unanswered points to take the win.
The game was not without controversey, as a fourth-quarter flag against the Cowboys for pass interference on a pass from Stafford to Brandon Pettigrew was picked up after the penalty was announced, with no explanation given as to why the call was waved off. The noncall came on third-and-1 near midfield, and the ensuing shanked punt set the Cowboys up with great field position on what would turn out to be the go-ahead touchdown drive. Stafford acknowledged to media after the game that he believed the pass-inference call should have stood.
Lions' Matthew Stafford throws three touchdowns in losing effort
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(12/28/14) Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford went 20 for 41 for 217 yards and three touchdowns in Detroit's loss to the Packers Sunday.
Stafford and wide receiver Calvin Johnson hooked up for two of his touchdowns, one for 20 yards and the other for four.
Stafford finished off his day finding running back Theo Riddick for a dump off touchdown pass at the end of the fourth quarter.
Stafford finishes the regular season 4,257 yards and 22 touchdowns. It is his fourth consecutive season over 4,000 passing yards and fourth straight with at least 20 passing touchdowns.
Stafford and the Lions will head to Dallas to take on the Cowboys in the wild card round of the NFC playoffs.
Matthew Stafford burns you for the last time
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
|(12/21/14) When Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford disappointed with just 153 passing yards and one touchdown Week 15 against Minnesota, I was willing to make excuses for him. "The Vikings pass defense really isn't so bad," I said while penciling in Stafford for another 390 yards and two touchdowns Week 16 at Chicago. That's what he did against the Bears in Week 13, after all, and they entered Week 16 ranked 31st against the pass.
So of course, Stafford throws for 243 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions.
The performance could have been so, so, so much better. He threw one of those interceptions in the end zone and another just short of the end zone. But the fact is he completed those passes to Bears and not Lions, and so it was an awful performance despite a favorable matchup.
Stafford has been one of the most up-and-down quarterbacks in Fantasy this season, but the one thing he appeared to have going for him was that he played to the matchups. Remove predictability from the equation, and he's as frustratingly inconsistent as Cam Newton.
How can you trust him Week 17 at Green Bay? He threw two interceptions with no touchdown passes in his previous meeting with the Packers this year, so if you have a Mark Sanchez or even Newton type on the waiver wire, you might want to go that route instead.
Lions QB Stafford merely mediocre in defeat of Bears
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(12/21/14) Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford was held without a touchdown pass for the fourth time this season Sunday at Chicago, but the result was still another victory for his playoff-bound team.
Stafford finished 22 of 39 for 243 yards and his first two-interception performance since Oct. 19. The first pick was off a disastrous decision in the red zone and the second killed a promising opportunity as well.
He will try to play better in the regular season finale next Sunday at Green Bay.
Lions passing game goes missing again
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
|(12/15/14) Though the Vikings hadn't been so great against the pass recently, allowing an average of 246.8 passing yards to the last four quarterbacks they faced, Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford made sure their No. 6 ranking against the pass this year held up Week 15 in Detroit, failing to reach even the 185 yards he had against them back in Week 6. He finished with a season-low 153 yards on 17-of-28 passing, throwing for just one touchdown.
This after back-to-back games with 300-plus passing yards in which he threw for a combined five touchdowns. Not even the great Calvin Johnson, who was absent for the previous meeting with the Vikings, could redeem Stafford in this one. He had 53 yards after averaging 152.0 yards the previous two weeks.
Of course, the Lions faced the Bears and Buccaneers in those two weeks, or the league's 24th- and 30th-ranked pass defenses heading into Week 15. The Vikings are certainly better than them. Still, for as few yards as they had allowed through the air, the touchdown-to-interception ratio against them was nothing foreboding. It didn't seem like an unfavorable matchup.
But with Stafford, if the numbers say it's an unfavorable matchup, it's an unfavorable matchup. He's been the most predictable quarterback in Fantasy this season; we just keep making it harder than it needs to be. The good news is that in Week 16 he'll be facing those same Bears that he torched in Week 13, so you'll want to keep him active if you're still alive in Fantasy.
|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) |