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News: 6 days agoStafford completed 25 of 33 passes for 229 yards with four touchdowns and one interception in the Rams' 37-14 win over the Cardinals on Sunday. He also rushed once for two yards.
Spin: Stafford's yardage total wasn't particularly remarkable, but his four-touchdown afternoon made the veteran quarterback an unlikely fantasy star in Week 12. Stafford's multi-touchdown tally was only his second of the season and consisted of scoring tosses to Tyler Higbee (seven, five yards) and Kyren Williams (15, three yards) while pushing his season-long total to 13 in 10 games. Making Stafford's prolific scoring day all the more remarkable was the fact it didn't come with the aid of noteworthy performances from either Cooper Kupp or Puka Nacua, and he'll now look to put together a successful encore in a Week 13 home matchup against a Browns defense that's been much more generous against the pass on the road.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Stafford is looking for a rebound season after a rough, injury-plagued 2022 campaign in which he was limited to 11 TDs and eight INTs in nine games. Stafford contributed zero top-10 fantasy outings and -- believe it or not -- has finished only one of the past five seasons as a top-15 fantasy QB. The exception was, of course, during the team's Super Bowl run in 2021 -- a season in which Stafford threw 41 TDs and finished sixth in fantasy points. Perhaps Stafford rebounds in a big way in his age-35 season, but -- QB aside -- the Rams are suddenly in rebuild mode and he's also a nonfactor with his legs (9 rushing yards in 2022). Stafford figures to max out as a fringe QB1/streamer this season.