Who Should I Start? Matthew Stafford or Anthony Richardson

Week 1 Projections

Fant. Pts. Rush. Yds. Rush TD Rec. Rec. Yds. Rec TD
21.3 3.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Matthew Stafford News

Matthew Stafford Falls Short In Detroit Return

Monday, January 15, 4:54 AM

Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford could not come out on top in the team's wildcard loss to the Detroit Lions on Sunday. Stafford completed 25 of his 36 pass attempts for 367 yards and two touchdowns. Despite him shredding Detroit's defense, the Rams could not come out on top. Stafford ended the year on a strong note and surprised many people with his performance this season. Heading into next season, the veteran QB should be considered as a low-end QB1 and will be a solid option late in fantasy drafts.

Week 1 Projections

Fant. Pts. Rush. Yds. Rush TD Rec. Rec. Yds. Rec TD
22.0 37.3 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0

Anthony Richardson News

Anthony Richardson Making Good Progress

Monday, April 8, 6:03 PM

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Anthony Richardson (shoulder), who played in parts of just four games in his rookie season in 2023 before having season-ending shoulder surgery for an AC joint sprain in his right shoulder, is making roughly 40 throws per day in his recovery this offseason. He has thrown more than 200 passes in all just five months post-surgery. The 21-year-old former fourth overall pick is on a mission to get ready for his sophomore season and should be fully ready for Week 1 this fall. "I've never waited this long to get back to playing football," Richardson said. "I'm just on a mission this year. Once that mission's complete, then I'll be good." While Richardson has plenty to improve on as a passer, he has considerable QB1 upside in fantasy football because of his sure athletic ability and rushing prowess despite not having played a full season in the NFL.

Matthew Stafford vs. Anthony Richardson

Still trying to decide between Stafford and Richardson? Check on the latest news to make sure both players are active and healthy. Our PPR projections show that Matthew Stafford is projected to score 21.3 points this week while Anthony Richardson is projected to score 22.0 points.