Throw in the towel on Stafford

When Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo went down with a clavicle injury back in Week 7, Matthew Stafford was one of our highest-rated replacements.

And he didn’t disappoint.

Over his last two games, the former Georgia standout threw for 452 yards with six passing touchdowns and just one interception. Stafford also added a rushing score for good measure last week against the Jets.

But all good things must come to an end and it now appears that Stafford’s 2010 campaign is pretty much over. Per Mike O’Hara of Fox Sports Detroit, the shoulder injury that Stafford sustained in the fourth quarter against the Jets in Week 9 “is worse” than his Week 1 shoulder injury.

It looks like the second-year signal caller is done for the season with what many believe is a Grade 3 separation.

Feel free to drop Stafford from your rosters. He stepped up big for us in Weeks 8 and 9, but it looks like that streak has come to an end. Once backup Shaun Hill is healthy and ready to play, he’s worth a pickup for owners in deeper leagues.

Hill averaged 282.5 passing yards and 2.0 touchdowns per game in the four full contests he played during Stafford’s early-season absence.