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Notes: Matthew Stafford a top-value fantasy quarterback?

Are you drafting Stafford in your fantasy drafts this year?

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I’m not one to write much about fantasy football. I haven’t played the game in over a decade, and I think my life is better for it. Actual football is plenty of entertainment for me. I don’t needed the extra stress on Sundays and I hate having my allegiances tested because of a fake team.

But for you fantasy addicts out there—and I know there’s a ton of you—ESPN’s Matt Bowen dropped an article this week naming his favorite fantasy targets for the 2020 season. Lo and behold, Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is on the list as one of his three favorite passers to draft.

Bowen notes that Stafford was averaging a whopping 20.8 fantasy points last year prior to his injury. With all of the team’s top pass-catchers returning this season and a defense that’s likely to give up a lot of points, Stafford is likely to continue to air it out this year, per Bowen.

“He has top-tier traits as a thrower, and he will play off schedule, given his movement ability/arm talent,” Bowen wrote. “At his current ADP, Stafford is a prime fit for my strategy of drafting quarterbacks later.”

Are you fantasy junkies drafting Stafford this year?

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  • Two doses of Staffordy goodness from practice this week:

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