8:03 AM EDT, Wed August 23, 2017

Fantasy Update

19 hours ago
numberFire
Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford says he isn't sure if he wants to continue contract talks with the team once the 2017 season starts. What It Means: Stafford is entering his ninth NFL season, and he's in the final year of his current deal, which will pay him $16.5 million for 2017. Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press says Stafford is "expected to become the highest-paid player in the NFL on his next contract at more than $25 million per season, and any delay in negotiations likely will drive the price up." Our models project Stafford to finish in the top-10 in...
Aug 16, 2017
numberFire
Detroit Lions rookie wide receiver Kenny Golladay worked primarily with the first-team offense for the first time in training camp Wednesday, per Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. What It Means: To this point, Golladay had practiced primarily with backup Jake Rudock and the second team. Golladay has outplayed second-team status, and is now getting a long look with the Matthew Stafford group. We can expect Golden Tate to move to slot receiver if Golladay wins a starting outside job across from Marvin Jones. Our models project Golladay as fantasy's WR62, with 44 catches for...
Grand Rapids Press 3 hours ago

Detroit Lions receivers are competing for Matthew Stafford's attention

The Lions had five different players catch at least 50 passes last season, but offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter is challenging them all to try to stand out from the pack.
numberFire 19 hours ago

Lions' Matthew Stafford hasn't made 'any determination' on in-season contract talks yet

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford says he isn't sure if he wants to continue contract talks with the team once the 2017 season starts. What It Means: Stafford is entering his ninth NFL season, and he's in the final year of his current deal, which will pay him $16.5 million for 2017. Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press says Stafford is "expected to become the highest-paid player in the NFL on his next contract at more than $25 million per season, and any delay in negotiations likely will drive the price up." Our models project Stafford to finish in the top-10 in...
Grand Rapids Press Aug 22, 2017
Matthew Stafford is looking to throw more than fastballs this season

Matthew Stafford is looking to throw more than fastballs this season

The Lions quarterback has never had a problem rifling a ball to a receiver, but he said he's spending parts of this training camp slowing things down in order to hit on a wider variety of throws.
Grand Rapids Press Aug 21, 2017
Matthew Stafford isn't sure if contract talks will spill into regular season

Matthew Stafford isn't sure if contract talks will spill into regular season

The Lions quarterback is still expected to receive the richest contract in NFL history, but the deal is taking some time.
ESPN Aug 20, 2017

Barnwell: Should the Lions really shell out for Matthew Stafford?

Barnwell: Should the Lions really shell out for Matthew Stafford?
Niners Nation Aug 20, 2017
Christian Hackenberg thinks the Lions did great job studying Jets tape [Stafford: nope]

Christian Hackenberg thinks the Lions did great job studying Jets tape [Stafford: nope]

The New York Jets lost to the Detroit Lions on Saturday, and Christian Hackenberg thought the Lions deserved a lot of credit for their preparation. Matthew Stafford offered a slight counter to that. I’m still trying to find the exact quotation, but the tweet above sums things up pretty well. The Jets tanking is in full force, and while it seems obvious, I find myself wondering if all of the Jets players understand it. I feel like I’m watching an NFL version of Major League, only I have little reason to think the Jets will turn it around like Cleveland did in the movie. The 49ers had a...
Grand Rapids Press Aug 19, 2017
Watch: Marvin Jones welcomes back TD celebrations in style

Watch: Marvin Jones welcomes back TD celebrations in style

The Detroit Lions receiver caught a 5-touchdown pass from Matthew Stafford in Saturday's preseason game against the Jets, then celebrated by double-dutching with teammates.
LA Times Aug 17, 2017

Quarterback Dan Orlovsky assumes role of a player (rarely) and coach for Rams

In seven of his 12 seasons as an NFL quarterback, Dan Orlovsky did not throw a regular-season pass. He did not play a single snap in five of those seasons, most recently in 2016 when he backed up Matt Stafford with the Detroit Lions. Orlovsky could experience a similar fate this season. And that...
Pride Of Detroit Aug 17, 2017
2017 NFL odds: Matthew Stafford not among 17 MVP candidates

2017 NFL odds: Matthew Stafford not among 17 MVP candidates

Maybe they just forgot him? It’s apparently NFL Odds week across sports betting websites. Earlier in the week, Bovada dropped Coach of the Year odds. Bovada was not kind to Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell, giving him the longest odds out of any coach to win the award, tied with six other coaches with 50/1 odds. Sports Betting Dime joined the fun on Thursday, releasing a massive list of prop bets and odds for the entire 2017. You can see playoff odds, Super Bowl odds, odds Jay Cutler finishes with more interceptions than touchdowns (6/1), odds Tom Brady admits to breaking his vegan...
Grand Rapids Press Aug 17, 2017
Matthew Stafford, Marvin Jones hope little tweaks can pay off for Lions

Matthew Stafford, Marvin Jones hope little tweaks can pay off for Lions

The quarterback and his receiver sought out help on their own this season after their first year together didn't have the ending either had hoped for.
Grand Rapids Press Aug 14, 2017
Jake Rudock is looking like a more capable backup to Matthew Stafford

Jake Rudock is looking like a more capable backup to Matthew Stafford

The second-year quarterback tossed a big game in the preseason opener. The stats don't matter, but the confidence he sheds can, argues MLive's Nate Atkins.
Robinson gets another chance with Lions

Robinson gets another chance with Lions

Former No. 2 overall pick by Rams now protecting Matthew Stafford's blindside.
FOX Sports Aug 13, 2017
Rudock helps Lions take advantage of Luckless Colts 24-10 (Aug 13, 2017)

Rudock helps Lions take advantage of Luckless Colts 24-10 (Aug 13, 2017)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Jake Rudock showed the Detroit Lions he could fill in for Matthew Stafford - if needed.
Grand Rapids Press Aug 11, 2017
Eric Ebron, Rick Wagner return from injuries; Matthew Stafford avoids scare

Eric Ebron, Rick Wagner return from injuries; Matthew Stafford avoids scare

Stafford knocked knees with running back Ameer Abdullah during team drills in the joint practice with Indianapolis. He immediately started limping and was replaced by backup Jake Rudock.
Grand Rapids Press Aug 11, 2017

Caption this: What could Matthew Stafford be saying to Andrew Luck in this photo?

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford and Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck had a chat after practice Friday morning.

Matthew Stafford Photos

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