Every year we give our premium content members a team-by-team, player-by-player look at the NFL season that was. The coverage will be in-depth, but because the Dynasty Capsule series begins immediately after the season, we won’t use it to discuss free agency or the draft. Come see us in early May once Mr. Irrelevant is off the board for another 32-article series giving you the same detailed discussion you’ll see below.
Buckle up dynasty fans, because you’re about to be reminded why our motto is, “There is no off-season.”
Matthew Stafford (JAN ADP: 166, QB21)
Stafford had been one of the most consistent quarterbacks over the past five years before this season – he had thrown for at least 4,200 yards and at least 22 touchdowns each season. He took a step back this year, as did the Lions as a whole. There are always going to be factors that can play a part in a quarterback’s success, and many times that is coaching. Many are not sold on whether or not Matt Patricia is a good coach that can get the most out of his players, but we will have to wait and see. If one year is any indication of future performance… I am not liking what I saw.
Stafford threw for just 3,777 yards and 21 TDs. Those are his lowest totals in both categories since 2012. With the departure of Golden Tate and Marvin Jones‘ injury history, Stafford seems to be searching for playmakers.
His ADP has been tanking towards the end of the 2018 football season. While his ADP sat at 117 just two months ago, it has dropped almost 60 spots in that time. Hopefully Stafford’s best days are not behind him.
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