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February 07, 2016
 

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Season Schedule

  • Week 1 - Sep 07

    NE @ MIA

  • Week 2 - Sep 14

    NE @ MIN

  • Week 3 - Sep 21

    OAK @ NE

  • Week 4 - Sep 29

    NE @ KC

  • Week 5 - Oct 05

    CIN @ NE

  • Week 6 - Oct 12

    NE @ BUF

  • Week 7 - Oct 16

    NYJ @ NE

  • Week 8 - Oct 26

    CHI @ NE

  • Week 9 - Nov 02

    DEN @ NE

  • Week 10 - Nov 09

    bye

  • Week 11 - Nov 16

    NE @ IND

  • Week 12 - Nov 23

    DET @ NE

  • Week 13 - Nov 30

    NE @ GB

  • Week 14 - Dec 07

    NE @ SD

  • Week 15 - Dec 14

    MIA @ NE

  • Week 16 - Dec 21

    NE @ NYJ

  • Week 17 - Dec 28

    BUF @ NE

  • Week 1 - Sep 09

    NE 34 @ TEN 13

  • Week 3 - Sep 23

    NE 30 @ BAL 31

  • Week 4 - Sep 30

    NE 52 @ BUF 28

  • Week 5 - Oct 07

    DEN 21 @ NE 31

  • Week 6 - Oct 14

    NE @ SEA

  • Week 7 - Oct 21

    NYJ @ NE

  • Week 8 - Oct 28

    NE @ STL

  • Week 9 - Nov 04

    bye

  • Week 10 - Nov 11

    BUF @ NE

  • Week 11 - Nov 18

    IND @ NE

  • Week 12 - Nov 22

    NE @ NYJ

  • Week 13 - Dec 02

    NE @ MIA

  • Week 1 - Sep 12

    NE 38 @ MIA 24

  • Week 2 - Sep 18

    SD 21 @ NE 35

  • Week 3 - Sep 25

    NE 31 @ BUF 34

  • Week 4 - Oct 02

    NE 31 @ OAK 19

  • Week 5 - Oct 09

    NYJ 21 @ NE 30

  • Week 6 - Oct 16

    DAL 16 @ NE 20

  • Week 7 - Oct 23

    bye

  • Week 8 - Oct 30

    NE 17 @ PIT 25

  • Week 9 - Nov 06

    NYG 24 @ NE 20

  • Week 10 - Nov 13

    NE 37 @ NYJ 16

  • Week 11 - Nov 21

    KC 3 @ NE 34

  • Week 12 - Nov 27

    NE 38 @ PHI 20

  • Week 13 - Dec 04

    IND 24 @ NE 31

  • Week 14 - Dec 11

    NE 34 @ WAS 27

  • Week 15 - Dec 18

    NE 41 @ DEN 23

  • Week 16 - Dec 24

    MIA 24 @ NE 27

  • Week 1 - Sep 12

    CIN 24 @ NE 38

  • Week 2 - Sep 19

    NE 14 @ NYJ 28

  • Week 3 - Sep 26

    BUF 30 @ NE 38

  • Week 4 - Oct 04

    NE 41 @ MIA 14

  • Week 5 - Oct 10

    bye

  • Week 6 - Oct 17

    BAL 20 @ NE 23

  • Week 7 - Oct 24

    NE 23 @ SD 20

  • Week 8 - Oct 31

    MIN 18 @ NE 28

  • Week 9 - Nov 07

    NE 14 @ CLE 34

  • Week 10 - Nov 14

    NE 39 @ PIT 26

  • Week 11 - Nov 21

    IND 28 @ NE 31

  • Week 12 - Nov 25

    NE 45 @ DET 24

  • Week 13 - Dec 06

    NYJ 3 @ NE 45

  • Week 14 - Dec 12

    NE 36 @ CHI 7

  • Week 15 - Dec 19

    GB 27 @ NE 31

  • Week 16 - Dec 26

    NE 34 @ BUF 3

  • Week 17 - Jan 02

    MIA 7 @ NE 38

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Brandon LaFell

New England Patriots

2010 - 2011 Statistics

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                            Rush    Yards    TD         Rec   Targets   Yards   TD         Tot Pts   Pts/Gm


2011 Stats           0        0       0           36        56        613     3          79.3        5.0


2010 Stats           1       60      0           38        77        468     1          58.8        4.2











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Fantasy Outlook 2010

LaFell will get a chance to start with the Panthers.  The retirement of Mushin Muhammad opens up the door for Brandon and converted QB Armati Edwards to fight for the No. 2 and 3 positions. Dwayne Jarrett  looks to be on the roster bubble at this point, and with Steve Smith as the only established receiver on the roster, there will be plenty of playing time for LaFell.  Draft him with caution, as he doesn’t have great speed and will be working with a largely untested quarterback in Matt Moore.

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His Game

LaFell is a pretty solid prospect, and with a 6’3”, 205-lb frame, he has the build of a starting NFL wide receiver.  He’s also very athletic and can get the ball at higher points than opposing cornerbacks.  He was always a good, but never a great receiver during his four years at LSU as his best season came his junior year, not senior year, when he caught 63 passes for 929 yards and 8 touchdowns.  He did surpass his touchdown mark in 2009 with 11, so he does have some knack for the end zone.


But if there’s one glaring weakness in his game, it’s his soft, small hands and his inability to catch the ball.  He dropped a ton of passes his senior year at LSU, and during OTAs with the Panthers, he started off the first day with a few dropped balls as well.  Whether it was nerves or whatnot remains to be seen, but it is a disconcerting pattern. 


Brandon LaFell

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Lafell does not have a Twitter account.  The official Team Twitter account comes through here:  Panthers Player Tweets




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Contract

LaFell signed a four-year rookie deal worth $2.604 million that included a $814,000 signing bonus.  The particulars have yet to be released:


2010 - Under Contract


2011 - Under Contract


2012 - Under Contract


2013 - Under Contract


2014 - Free Agent

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LaFell looks like he may gain the starting job and can be securely handcuffed to Steve Smith

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Strength Of Schedule

SOS - Carolina Panthers


 


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Injury Report

Green

LaFell is just fine heading into his rookie campaign with the Panthers

Amendola and Edelman Both Out; Edelman QUESTIONABLE

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Pyro's take: The two lead WRs are both out for Week 16. Even LaFell is listed as questionable bumping up Martin who is 4th on the depth chart as well as newly acquired Hankerson, who is listed as 5th. Thus both Hankerson and Martin are essentially starters

12/27/15, 12:17 AM CST by M O
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Amendola and Edelman Both Out; Edelman QUESTIONABLE

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Pyro's take: The two lead WRs are both out for Week 16. Even LaFell is listed as questionable bumping up Martin who is 4th on the depth chart as well as newly acquired Hankerson, who is listed as 5th. Thus both Hankerson and Martin are essentially starters

12/27/15, 12:17 AM CST by M O
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Amendola is a NO GO in Week 12

nope

Pyro's take: Danny Amendola did not make the trip.Park him on your bench, as you know he can still ehlp you in your playoffs, but make sure you get him out of all redraft amnd DFS lineuips today. LaFell and Gronkl should clearly see an uptick.

11/29/15, 07:12 AM CST by M O
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Opportunities Abound for the Pats

oh yeah

Pyro's take: When Dion Lewis and Julian Edelmen packed it in for the 2015 season, they took 39% of team receptions with them. Well, who is going to fill that space? Clearly everyone is looking to Amendola, but I would still rather have LaFell. Don't get me wrong, Amendola is a fantastic play, but I would take LaFell for cetain in standard. In full PPR, I might lean Amendola. But either way, I like both guys moving forward. The Patriots seem to pull at least a 26 implied point total almost every single week from Vegas. That is the kind of offesnse to latch on to. Heck, give me both guys. In fact, I do start Gronk and LaFell in one of my leagues. The Pats offense far outweighs the .07% negative correlation that starting similarly positioned guys on the same team has. Thanks to 4for4's Chris Raybon for that stat.

11/21/15, 04:56 PM CST by M O
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LaFell Activated

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Pyro's take: LaFell makes his return from the Pup today and is indeed active and ready to play.

10/25/15, 09:03 AM CDT by M O
Source: twitter.com

Bill Belichick said Brandon LaFell (foot, PUP) "probably will" begin practicing this week.

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Pyro's take: Karen Gurgeian stated via twitter "Bill Belichick says Pats "probably will" start practicing WR Brandon LaFell who started on PUP, this week, although no final decision as yet"

Brandon LaFell needs to be added wherever possible. He finished in the top 25 at the wide receiver position.

10/21/15, 01:02 AM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: twitter.com

Lafell Placed on PUP

Brandon LaFell was placed on the PUP list today, making him ineligible for the first six games of the season. With a bye in Week 4 LaFell will first be available in Week 8. If your league has an IR spot stash him, if not let him go to waivers. Reggie Wayne was also cut from the team leaving a big hole to fill on the outside. Dobson should be an immediate add to a roster that had either Wayne or LaFell.

Pyro's take: Brandon LaFell was placed on the PUP list today, making him ineligible for the first six games of the season. With a bye in Week 4 LaFell will first be available in Week 8. If your league has an IR spot stash him, if not let him go to waivers. Reggie Wayne was also cut from the team leaving a big hole to fill on the outside. Dobson should be an immediate add to a roster that had either Wayne or LaFell.

09/05/15, 04:55 PM CDT by Stagg Party
Source: twitter.com

LaFell Has Risen

Brandon LaFell has peaked through the watered down Patriot receivers to become a top producer. He was part of the 61 of the 74 snaps of New England's offense, leading all skill players, not named Brady.

Pyro's take: It appears that LaFell and Edelman are number one and two as far as targeted receivers. Also, keep an eye on Danny Amendola, as his snaps has increased as well.

10/27/14, 03:29 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: espn.go.com

LaFell's head is spinning in New England

There’s opportunity for LaFell with the Patriots, but he’ll have to fight to earn Tom Brady’s trust.

On Friday, LaFell admitted that his head was already spinning. He was trying to learn the playbook and find a place to live. He was asked about personal goals and scoffed at the idea that he even had any at this moment.

“Goals? I just want to win. That’s my goal. I want to win and just keep winning,” LaFell said. “All the personal goals are out the window. I just want to win and play good football and not be someone that holds this team back. I want to be someone who helps this team progress.”

Pyro's take: LaFell joins a very crowded receiving corps in New England, but he should earn one of the two outside receiver spots. Brandon showed flashes in Carolina, but he never had more than 49 receptions or 677 yards. The history of free agent receiver failures (Danny Amendola, Chad Johnson, Tory Holt, Joey Galloway) in New England is also not on LaFell's side.

I think he will put up better numbers with the Patriots, but not enough to make a real fantasy impact.

06/12/14, 07:36 PM CDT by Houdini
Source: www.providencejournal.com

LaFell signs with the Patriots

Brandon LaFell will be a new Patriot after the Carolina Panthers decided to let LaFell go his own way. Brandon will now join Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola, Kenbrell Thompkins, and Aaron Dobson. He will also have to carve his niche, while battling Rob Gronkowski and Shane Vereen for receptions.

Pyro's take: The Patriots are loading up on wide receivers as they do not want to face the same situation as last year, as they had to rely on 4th or 5th wide receiver quality talent to win ball games. Unfortunately, Brandon La-Fail is a quality 5th receiver with some upside. His only fantasy relevance is due to Tom Brady, or a fantasy league with 20 owners.

03/16/14, 04:07 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: profootballtalk.nbcsports.com

LaFell good at blocking, but inconsistent in fantasy

“I get so teed off when I don’t get the ball that I want to hit somebody,” LaFell said. “Whatever play it is, I got to go block so I have to go take my frustrations out on whoever’s in front of me.”

Receivers’ blocks don’t make the stats sheet and, short of ones like Ginn’s and Smith’s on Sunday, they are rarely even talked about.

LaFell, however, takes pride in his blocking. The team’s No. 2 wide receiver learned in his college days at Louisiana State that if he wanted to get on the field as a rookie playing for a big-time national program, he needed to do more than just catch passes.

“He is our best blocking wide receiver, and a lot of his blocks are made downfield,” Rivera said. “When you see him block downfield, you know he’s rolling.”


Pyro's take: LaFell has been a great blocker, according to Ron Rivera, but he has been inconsistent in fantasy. Part of the reason for the inconsistency is poor play from Cam Newton.

Newton has only thrown for better than 55% completion percentage in 2 of 5 games this season. That type of play from your quarterback will lead to poor play in fantasy from his wide receivers.

LaFell has failed to take the next step in his career, but really whose fault is it? If you own LaFell he will be a risk/reward play the rest of the season.

10/17/13, 07:46 PM CDT by Houdini
Source: www.charlotteobserver.com

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