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Matthew Stafford (back injury) OUT Sunday, Major Fantasy Implications for Lions and Bears

According to Ian Rapoport, Lions QB Matthew Stafford will miss Week 10 with a back injury. He was my QB13 for the week, and likely starting for many owners after hucking 340+ yards and 3+ TDs in three straight. Jeff Driskell will take over, and this is an obvious downgrade for Kenny Golladay (-17 to WR28), Marvin Jones (-15 to WR34), and TJ Hockenson (-5 to TE17).

If needing a QB-streamer, I’d first look to Ryan Tannehill (29%, QB14). He’s set up for “comeback mode” against a returning Patrick Mahomes who should shred this banged up defense. If gone, Brian Hoyer (6%, QB17) is also very viable filling in against a non-existent Dolphins defense.

On the Bears side, all passing game options should be downgraded, as they’ll likely run away with this game quickly. The Bears D/ST suddenly becomes my top D/ST for the week, and are very reasonably priced on DraftKings ($3100). Meanwhile, gameflow is now almost guaranteed to favor David Montgomery bleeding clock. With Mike Davis also gone, everything is shaping up for an absolute monster workload and day against a Lions team surrendering the most FPs to RBs. His 48 touches over the last two weeks are second among all RBs, and he could see another 30+ today. He’s a lineup lock at $5300 on DraftKings.

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