Matthew Stafford puts up good fantasy numbers in loss

Andy Clayton King

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford had a good fantasy day in the Lions loss to the Minnesota Vikings. We discuss the fantasy implications.

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford had a huge day, but the Lions still lost to the Minnesota Vikings, 34-24. Stafford went 28-for-42 for 329 yards and three touchdowns with one interception and added 13 yards rushing as well.

Stafford threw all his touchdowns in the second half, hitting Brandon Pettigrew in the third quarter and throwing scores to Titus Young and Calvin Johnson in the fourth.

Fantasy Impact: Sunday marks just the second multi-touchdown game of the season for Stafford. He relied heavily on Calvin Johnson against the Vikings, but it appears the two have gotten back to the same form they showed last season. Johnson had 207 yards receiving Sunday and if he can continue to perform at that level it will lead to good things for Stafford.

Stafford has been a disappointment this season, but if he and Johnson can keep clicking like they did against the Vikings you may want to consider starting him in Week 11 against the Green Bay Packers.

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