News: 5 days agoStafford has been activated off the Lions' reserve/COVID-19 list, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.
Spin: Per Meinke, Stafford's recent COVID-19 test was a false positive. The Lions' starting QB is therefore available to take the field with his teammates once practices start up.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Stafford missed half of the 2019 season due to injury, but don't let that overshadow what was otherwise a very strong campaign. The Lions' offense scored 21 touchdowns during his eight starts (2.6 per game; 1.8 per game in the other eight), and Stafford finished 62.5% (five of eight) of his starts as a top-10 fantasy QB, which was the position's fourth-best rate. Powered by a league-high 10.8 aDOT (average depth of target), Stafford's career-high 8.6 YPA was second best in the league. Prior to last season, the 32-year-old had not missed a game since 2010, and he is well-positioned behind a solid line and with Kenny Golladay, Marvin Jones Jr. and second-year TE T.J. Hockenson as his primary weapons. Consider Stafford a strong QB2.