Matthew Stafford Struggles, Suffers Leg Injury In Tough Fantasy Outing

Sep 23, 2012; Nashville, TN, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) drops back to hand off against the Tennessee Titans during the first half at LP Field. The Titans beat the Lions 44-41 in overtime. Mandatory credit: Don McPeak-US PRESSWIRE

Matt Stafford threw for 276 yards and a touchdown before leaving Sunday's game with a leg injury. We break down the fantasy implications.

Matthew Stafford went 33-for-42 passing for 276 yards and a touchdown before leaving Sunday's game between the Detroit Lions and the Tennessee Titans in the fourth quarter with an apparent leg injury. Stafford missed an impressive comeback by the Lions, led by backup quarterback Shaun Hill, who went 10-for-13 for 172 yards and two touchdowns. Stafford will undergo an MRI on his leg, which may be related to a hamstring or glute injury that had been bothering throughout the week, according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press.

Fantasy Impact: Stafford didn't seem as willing to throw the ball downfield as Hill, who was admittedly in desperation mode to help the Lions erase a two-touchdown deficit in the final 18 seconds of regulation. The injury did not seem overly serious at the time, as Stafford limped off the field without taking contact. Be sure to revisit his status during the week.

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