Week 5 Fantasy Football: Matthew Stafford Will Have Another 300-Yard Game
The Detroit Lions have continued to build momentum this year, as the team is currently 3-1 and leading the entire NFC North. QB Matthew Stafford is having another stellar fantasy football campaign and the veteran has once again shown why he can be counted on each and every week of the fantasy season. Stafford has already amassed 1,262 passing yards to go along with seven passing touchdowns through the first four games and the quarterback has gone over 300 yards twice.
This Sunday, Stafford has another great matchup, as the team will travel to play the Green Bay Packers. Green Bay is currently ranked 28th in the league against the pass and the unit is giving up a staggering 311 yards per contest, which just screams for Stafford to have another All-Pro performance this Sunday.
WR Calvin Johnson has missed some practice this week with a knee injury, but the superstar wideout will most likely be on the field when Sunday comes rolling around. Green Bay has never been able to cover Megatron, evident by the fact that he hauled in 15 passes for 261 yards and a touchdown in two games last year against the Cheeseheads, so Stafford will be feeding his favorite target all game long.
Additionally, the fact that RB Reggie Bush has been emerging as an every down back has only given Stafford more room to work. Bush ripped off 139 rushing yards last week against the Chicago Bears and he even added four receptions for 34 yards. This weekend, Green Bay’s defense will be very honest against the run and it could be very dangerous to give Safford more time to survey the field.
Stafford has obviously become a must-start in recent seasons, but this is another week to expect big numbers from the veteran. He should easily eclipse the 300-yard mark this weekend and once again perform like a top-five fantasy signal caller.