Can Matthew Stafford Give you QB1 Fantasy Numbers?

Aug 25, 2016

Matthew Stafford
When Calvin Johnson retired my first thought was why does Detroit’s best football players retire so soon? My second though was Matthew Stafford’s value just took a hit. I currently have Stafford ranked at 18th, but I’m thinking that may need to be adjusted.
It appears that the Lions will be looking to employ a more fast-paced offense in 2016. Quite simply, more plays should translate into more stats.
Stafford threw for 4,262 yards and 32 touchdowns with just 13 interceptions. Over the past five seasons he’s averaged 4,634.8 yards and 28.8 touchdowns. I know losing a hall of fame wide receiver hurts your value, but perhaps I am overdoing it.
Detroit has three solid options at wide receiver. Golden Tate and Marvin Jones will stretch the field while Anquan Boldin gives them a tough inside presence. T.J. Jones gives them another option that could end up surprising fantasy owners.
Theo Reddick caught 80 balls last year and Ameer Abdullah added 25 of his own. Dynamic receiving backs will certainly help Detroit’s fast-tempo plan.
Eric Ebron is dealing with an ankle injury, but he should be ready for the season opener. Ebron caught 47 passes for 537 yards and five touchdowns last year. In his third season, Ebron is a breakout candidate.
I’m not Stafford is quite a QB1 entering the year, but he definitely has the potential to perform like one.

. .

One Response so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Thursday August 25, 2016 - Fantasy Football Links -
    August 25th, 2016 at 10:11 am #

    […] wonders if Matt Stafford can produce QB1 numbers without his HOF wide […]

Leave a Comment

Partner of USA TODAY Sports Digital Properties