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Matthew Stafford tallies 357 passing yards for fantasy owners

Matthew Stockman

Stafford led the Lions to victory with two touchdown passes. We break down the fantasy implications.

Matthew Stafford threw for 357 yards and two touchdowns against the Vikings Sunday. The Lions quarterback also threw one interception as Detroit beat Minnesota, 34-24.

Stafford threw the ball 43 times, connecting with eight different receivers. His two touchdown passes went to Joseph Fauria for 1 yard and Reggie Bush for 77 yards.

Fantasy impact: Stafford came through with a solid game for fantasy owners. A 357-yard total is nothing to be ashamed of, and two touchdown passes is always nice to see. He didn't connect much with his favorite toy, Calvin Johnson, as Johnson was held to only four receptions for 37 yards.

New Lion Reggie Bush was Stafford's leading receiver and leading rusher. If the Lions truly have a viable option at running back, that has to bode well for Stafford, since it forces defenses to focus on more than just Megatron.

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