2014 Fantasy Football: Predicting The Stats For QB Matthew Stafford

Predicting The Fantasy Stats For QB Matthew Stafford

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To help you form your draft strategy this year, here is a fantasy football statistical prediction for Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford.

Games Played – 16

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Games Played – 16

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After missing 19 games through his first two professional seasons, Stafford has become a reliable fantasy signal caller. He has played in 48 straight games and has put to bed rumors about his durability.

Passing Yards – 4,856

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Passing Yards – 4,856

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Stafford has averaged 4,885 passing yards over the past three seasons and has become a yardage monster for fantasy fans. He will easily throw over 4,500 yards this fall.

Touchdowns – 30

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Touchdowns – 30

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Stafford’s touchdown numbers have been all over the place in recent seasons. He threw a career-high 41 TDs in 2011, but followed it up with just 20 in 2012 and 29 in 2013. Stafford should be able to get back over the 30-TD plateau with a healthy Calvin Johnson and he newly acquired weapons of WR Golden Tate and TE Eric Ebron.

Interceptions – 18

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Interceptions – 18

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Stafford has averaged 1.2 interceptions per game throughout his career. He has become increasingly careless with the ball and has proven that he isn’t afraid of forcing the ball to Megatron.

Fumbles – 4

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Fumbles – 4

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Stafford occasionally struggles holding onto the ball. He has fumbled the ball 18 times over the last two seasons alone and has lost eight of them. Stafford will put a handful of balls on the turf again this fall.


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