Lions QB Matthew Stafford practices Monday
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Lions QB Matthew Stafford practices Monday

Matthew Stafford @Staff_9's hand injury was such a minute concern, he was practicing less than 48 hours later. The Detroit Lions' starting quarterback took part in Monday's practice despite injuring a hand during Saturday's preseason game against the Oakland Raiders. Specifically, Stafford suffered a broken blood vessel in his left, non-throwing hand. He didn't even wear a protective glove during Monday's work.

Fantasy Analysis:

There might be a little pain involved, but nothing to worry about for the start of the season. Stafford is an easy top-5 QB, and I would put him in front of Cam Newton. He's got much better weapons on the outside, and I highly doubt Newton will repeat his 14 rushing touchdowns from last season. And while I don't want to jump the gun here, I really don't consider Stafford to be an injury worry.


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Not an injury worry? This tin man, who got injured when he fell on his own against the Jets two years ago. He's a completely out of shape guy who has a strong arm.

Posted by:
Soothsayer 08/28/12 04:02 PM

So you decide to ignore his most recent (injury-free) season and focus on 2 years ago? Projections are based on most recent form.

Posted by:
VelcroGloves 08/29/12 08:12 AM

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