Is Matthew Stafford a Fantasy Football QB2?

July 25, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Matt Stafford was the top pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, an honor that brings significant pressure with it.  He was quickly given the starting job (he made 10 starts during his rookie season) for a franchise generally seen as inept.
The numbers, however, show promise:
201 Completions
2,267 Yards
13 Touchdowns
20 Interceptions
The team continues to try and improve the talent surrounding him.  With their second pick in the first round (30th overall) they added Jahvid Best, considered the most explosive running back in the draft. 
While there are concerns with concussions, there’s no doubting the talent he brings to the table.
You couple him with a healthy Kevin Smith and you get a running game that can take the pressure off a young QB.
The team also upgraded at wide receiver, giving Stafford more weapons to work with.  ...

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