Matthew Stafford Injures Left Hand: Fantasy Implications

August 25, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) prepares to throw a pass during warmups before the start of the game against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-US PRESSWIRE

Matthew Stafford hurt his left hand. We break down the fantasy implications.

Matthew Stafford injured his left hand in Saturday's preseason game against the Raiders. He is questionable to return.

Analysis: Oh boy. The good news is that it is to his left hand, but that's still the bottom hand when he receives the snap under center. The Georgia product was on the sideline laughing with his hand wrapped during the game. This can be perceived as good news since the Lions would have likely sent him for an X-ray with any concern. Last year, Stafford was an ultimate draft-day steal in fantasy leagues because of the concerns of his inability to stay healthy. He missed 13 games in 2010 with a shoulder injury, but he lit up the league last year by throwing the most attempts and ranking third in yardage. While this seems minor, it's just another reminder that Stafford does have some risk.

For more on the Lions, check out SB Nation Detroit and Pride of Detroit.

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