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 Stats > Brandon LaFell  
 
Wide Receiver, New England Patriots

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Draft: 2010 Round 3 (14)
Ht: 6’2”  Wt: 211 DOB: 1986-11-04 Age: 27
WR Rank Tier ADP-12
#68 6 10.09

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  Receiving Fantasy
Season Team G GS Target Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts FFPts/G
2010 CAR 14 4 77 38 468 12.3 1 58.8 4.2
2011 CAR 16 5 56 36 613 17.0 3 79.3 5.0
2012 NE 13 0 76 44 677 15.4 4 95.2 7.3
2012 (Projected) NE       44 565 12.8 3 74.5  

2014 Outlook
Depth Chart
The Panthers need somebody to emerge as a starter opposite Steve Smith at wide receiver and the smart money is on LaFell. The teamís 2010 3rd round pick out of Louisiana State has largely disappointed during his first two years in the league, failing to catch 50% of his targets as a rookie and falling behind the forgettable Legedu Naanee on the depth chart in 2011. The silver lining to LaFellís season was that he seemed to finally be putting it together near the end of the year. After being targeted less than three times per game over the first nine games of the season, LaFell was targeted 30 times over the final seven games of the year, catching 18 passes for 310 yards and a score. Sure, the one touchdown was a 91-yarder which obviously padded his production but it is worth noting that he averaged a nifty 17.0 yards per reception last season, showcasing the playmaking ability the Panthers hoped they were getting when they drafted him. LaFell has a nice blend of size and speed to go along with a solid opportunity. He is worth taking a flier on in the late rounds of most fantasy drafts.

Fan. Tm. Player
WR1WR1 Julian Edelman
WR2WR2 Brandon LaFell
WR3WR3 Danny Amendola
WR4WR4 Brian Tyms
WR5WR5 Aaron Dobson
WR6WR6 Matt Slater
Patriots Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Dobson expected to make preseason debut     -- Thu Aug 28 1:00 pm --

Recovering from foot injury
Wide receiver Aaron Dobson traveled with the Patriots to New Jersey and is expected to make his preseason debut tonight against the Giants, according to a source. Doctors inserted a screw into Dobsonís left foot to surgically repair a stress fracture March 10, and he didnít begin practicing until Aug. 11. (Boston Herald)

FF Today's Take: Dobson is going to have to earn his playing time as Kenbrell Thompkins and Brandon LaFell are ahead of him on the depth chart. Dobson has been injury-prone during his short career, missing five games in his rookie season with the same foot injury. He's worthy of a late-round flier in your redraft league.

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