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.
Danny Amendola won't play Sunday night-- Sat Nov 28 3:00 pm --
Pats thin at wide receiver
New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola will not play against the Denver Broncos on Sunday night because of a knee injury, according to multiple reports.(ESPN)
FF Today's Take:While the Patriots haven't made anything official, multiple reports suggest Amendola did not travel with the team to Denver. His loss will be a big blow to an already depleted receiving corps. Brandon LaFell and Chris Harper are the healthiest receivers of the group. Keshawn Martin (hamstring) is listed as Questionable.
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