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What to do with Matthew Stafford in Week 11 fantasy football

We go over the fantasy football outlook of Matthew Stafford ahead of the Lions’ Week 11 matchup against the Panthers.

Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions throws the ball against the Washington Football Team during the fourth quarter at Ford Field on November 15, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has been dealing with a thumb injury but is expected to start for their game against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.

If you’re a fantasy owner of Stafford, let’s take a look at what you should be doing with him as we get closer to lineups being locked in.

Fantasy Football analysis: Lions QB Matthew Stafford

In his last time out, Stafford completed 24 of 33 passes for 276 yards and three touchdowns in a 30-27 victory over the Washington Football Team. While the numbers were good, there might be a ceiling Stafford’s statistics moving forward with injuries to important pass catchers.

Wide receivers Kenny Golladay and Danny Amendola did not appear in Friday’s practice and are likely to be unable to go on Sunday. Not having Golladay is a bit of a hit to Stafford’s production.

Carolina is the No. 22 pass defense in the NFL, allowing 255.5 passing yards per game, so Detroit should be able to find some success throwing the ball. The Panthers allowed 341 yards and three touchdowns to Tom Brady last week.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

Stafford is a low-end quarterback No. 1, and fantasy owners can insert him in their lineup without any hesitation.