Matthew Stafford gives Lions, fantasy owners 3 touchdowns

David Banks

The Lions quarterback didn't pile on the yards, but he did throw the three scores. We break down the fantasy implications.

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford had his lowest completion percentage of the season Sunday, but he made his throws count, with three of them going for touchdowns. The quarterback did just enough to lead the Lions to a 21-19 victory over the Chicago Bears.

Stafford completed 18-of-35 passes for 219 yards Sunday (all three numbers were season lows), and threw one interception to go with the three scores. Two of Stafford's touchdowns went to star wide receiver Calvin Johnson, while the third was caught by wide receiver Kris Durham.

Fantasy impact: Stafford had 18 fantasy points Sunday, which is good for most quarterbacks, but was only his sixth-highest output of Stafford's huge-so-far season. He's been the fourth-most-productive quarterback in fantasy, behind only Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, and Tony Romo.

As long as Stafford has Johnson to throw to, he promises to keep his production high. He's an easy QB1 in all leagues going forward.

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