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  • Matthew Stafford Showing No Signs Of Injury

    Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford (elbow) threw during practice today and did not appear to be impacted by his injury, according to Sarah Barshop of ESPN. Head coach Sean McVay echoed that sentiment, saying, "I don't think you would know that anything was going on. I know that I'm going to sleep better tonight." Stafford's ailment was previously described as "unusual" for a quarterback, so it's refreshing to see that he has looked normal when taking reps. The 34-year-old has dealt with elbow issues in the past, but it hasn't slowed him down too much. Last season, he totaled 404 completions, 4,886 yards, 41 touchdowns, and 17 interceptions en route to finishing as the QB5 in his first year with the Rams. He owns an ADP of 129 heading into fantasy drafts.

    Aug 6 · Source via Rams Matthew Stafford
  • Matthew Stafford's Elbow Is "A Tricky Deal"

    Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford's elbow issue isn't being called "tendinitis," but instead it's been described as "a tricky deal" and "abnormal for a QB", moreso "things that MLB pitchers deal with." The team is learning more about his injury "on the fly." Stafford looked great in limited repetitions on Thursday, but he's not expected to take part in team drills until the Rams are back in their regular facilities next week. It's not a new issue for the 34-year-old veteran, who dealt with elbow issues last year and had an anti-inflammatory injection in his arm in the spring while sitting out organized team activities. Stafford is still expected to be ready for Week 1 of the regular season, and he'll be a low-end QB1 for fantasy purposes.

    Aug 5 · Source via Rams Matthew Stafford
  • Matthew Stafford Not Participating In Team Drills

    Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford (elbow) is dealing with a right elbow issue and isn't expected to throw in team drills for the next couple of practices in training camp. The elbow issues cropped up in the spring, and it's being described as bad tendinitis. Stafford received a platelet-rich plasma injection in his elbow earlier this offseason to try and manage the injury, but his arm hasn't gotten to a place where he needs it to be just yet. In the long term, everyone in LA believes that the 34-year-old veteran signal-caller will be fine as he and the Rams look to defend their Super Bowl title in 2022. Stafford remains a low-end QB2 in fantasy, but if he were to miss any time in the regular season, his receiving targets would suffer a big downgrade.

    Aug 4 · Source via Rams Matthew Stafford
  • Matthew Stafford Still Dealing With Elbow Pain

    Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay said on Monday that quarterback Matthew Stafford (elbow) is still dealing with elbow discomfort, so the team has scaled back his workload in training camp. Stafford was held out of spring workouts due to an elbow issue, and the Rams continue to manage how much work he gets in the ramp-up to the 2022 regular season. His elbow required an anti-inflammatory shot at one point in the offseason, and the Rams are trying to prevent the discomfort from becoming a bigger concern. Stafford has played through a myriad of injuries in his career, but the Rams see no point in pushing him too hard now while compromising his health during the season. The 34-year-old Super Bowl champion should be fine for Week 1, but this is certainly worth watching. In fantasy, he'll be a low-end QB1.

    Aug 2 · Source via Rams Matthew Stafford
  • Matthew Stafford Resumes Throwing in Training Camp

    The Super Bowl champions have been exercising caution with their star quarterback Matthew Stafford (elbow), keeping him sidelined thus far, at least from completing passes, thus far. That all changed when training camp opened as Stafford has resumed throwing passes, while attempting to establish a connection with newly signed receiver Allen Robinson. Stafford did not report any pain or re-injury and appears on the path to a healthy season. After posting 4,886 yards and 41 touchdowns last season, Stafford will again be an excellent fantasy option at the position, although his limited rushing will keep him outside the top-5. He's likely to finish in the QB8-12 range.

    Jul 31 · Source via Rams Matthew Stafford
  • Rams To Manage Matthew Stafford's Reps At Camp

    Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford (elbow) required an anti-inflammatory shot at one point in the offseason, but he has resumed throwing now that training camp has gotten underway. Head coach Sean McVay said that there's a "pitch count" for Stafford, but that "it didn't restrict him from being able to do anything (on Sunday" for the start of camp. Stafford's elbow has been a problem recently, but there's no reason to think it will be a lingering problem heading into the 2022 season. The 34-year-old veteran has made a career out of playing through and managing issues, so he should be just fine, but obviously the Rams and fantasy managers would prefer to avoid any elbow issues. It's just something to monitor for now, but it shouldn't detract anyone from taking him as a low-end QB1 in fantasy drafts.

    Jul 25 · Source via Rams Matthew Stafford
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