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Season Schedule

  • Week 1 - Sep 07

    CIN @ BAL

  • Week 2 - Sep 14

    ATL @ CIN

  • Week 3 - Sep 21

    TEN @ CIN

  • Week 4 - Sep 28

    bye

  • Week 5 - Oct 05

    CIN @ NE

  • Week 6 - Oct 12

    CAR @ CIN

  • Week 7 - Oct 19

    CIN @ IND

  • Week 8 - Oct 26

    BAL @ CIN

  • Week 9 - Nov 02

    JAC @ CIN

  • Week 10 - Nov 06

    CLE @ CIN

  • Week 11 - Nov 16

    CIN @ NO

  • Week 12 - Nov 23

    CIN @ HOU

  • Week 13 - Nov 30

    CIN @ TB

  • Week 14 - Dec 07

    PIT @ CIN

  • Week 15 - Dec 14

    CIN @ CLE

  • Week 16 - Dec 22

    DEN @ CIN

  • Week 17 - Dec 28

    CIN @ PIT

  • Week 2 - Sep 10

    CIN 13 @ BAL 44

  • Week 3 - Sep 23

    CIN 38 @ WAS 31

  • Week 4 - Sep 30

    CIN 27 @ JAC 10

  • Week 5 - Oct 07

    MIA 17 @ CIN 13

  • Week 6 - Oct 14

    CIN @ CLE

  • Week 7 - Oct 21

    PIT @ CIN

  • Week 8 - Oct 28

    bye

  • Week 9 - Nov 04

    DEN @ CIN

  • Week 10 - Nov 11

    NYG @ CIN

  • Week 11 - Nov 18

    CIN @ KC

  • Week 12 - Nov 25

    OAK @ CIN

  • Week 13 - Dec 02

    CIN @ SD

  • Week 1 - Sep 11

    CIN 27 @ CLE 17

  • Week 2 - Sep 18

    CIN 22 @ DEN 24

  • Week 3 - Sep 25

    SF 13 @ CIN 8

  • Week 4 - Oct 02

    BUF 20 @ CIN 23

  • Week 5 - Oct 09

    CIN 30 @ JAC 20

  • Week 6 - Oct 16

    IND 17 @ CIN 27

  • Week 7 - Oct 23

    bye

  • Week 8 - Oct 30

    CIN 34 @ SEA 12

  • Week 9 - Nov 06

    CIN 24 @ TEN 17

  • Week 10 - Nov 13

    PIT 24 @ CIN 17

  • Week 11 - Nov 20

    CIN 24 @ BAL 31

  • Week 12 - Nov 27

    CLE 20 @ CIN 23

  • Week 13 - Dec 04

    CIN 7 @ PIT 35

  • Week 14 - Dec 11

    HOU 20 @ CIN 19

  • Week 15 - Dec 18

    CIN 20 @ LAR 13

  • Week 16 - Dec 24

    ARI 16 @ CIN 23

  • Week 1 - Sep 12

    CIN 24 @ NE 38

  • Week 2 - Sep 19

    BAL 10 @ CIN 15

  • Week 3 - Sep 26

    CIN 20 @ CAR 7

  • Week 4 - Oct 03

    CIN 20 @ CLE 23

  • Week 5 - Oct 10

    TB 24 @ CIN 21

  • Week 6 - Oct 17

    bye

  • Week 7 - Oct 24

    CIN 32 @ ATL 39

  • Week 8 - Oct 31

    MIA 22 @ CIN 14

  • Week 9 - Nov 08

    PIT 27 @ CIN 21

  • Week 10 - Nov 14

    CIN 17 @ IND 23

  • Week 11 - Nov 21

    BUF 49 @ CIN 31

  • Week 12 - Nov 25

    CIN 10 @ NYJ 26

  • Week 13 - Dec 05

    NO 34 @ CIN 30

  • Week 14 - Dec 12

    CIN 7 @ PIT 23

  • Week 15 - Dec 19

    CLE 17 @ CIN 19

  • Week 16 - Dec 26

    SD 20 @ CIN 34

  • Week 17 - Jan 02

    CIN 7 @ BAL 13

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Brandon LaFell

Cincinnati Bengals

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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Team Analysis

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Strength Of Schedule

SOS - Carolina Panthers


 


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Injury Report

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

LaFell outscoring Nelson



Pyro's take: I don't care if he has played 1 more game, seeing Brandon LaFell ahead of Jordy Nelson in scoring hurts my soul.

LaFell is getting the job done, catching passes and scoring touchdowns on a regular basis.

10/25/16, 03:41 PM CDT by Stagg Party
Source: pyromaniac.com

Boyd Behind Brandon LaFell but Poised for a Depth Chart Jump Sooner than Later

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Pyro's take: While LaFell is technically listed as the Bengals #2 WR, Boyd is the one to own. Boyd flashed his talent in the preseason as LaFell was hampered with an injury. The team held him out for the most part in an attempt to keep him healthy. Boyd on the other hand, recorded 5 catches, racked up 92 yards and crossed the paint.

Fantasy Goo: You are certainly keeping Boyd on the bench in Week #1, but have patience. The Bengals have 152 vacated targets from Sanu and Jones. Plus, Eiffert is on ice for the early part of the season. This spells opportunity for the rookie. Keep him stashed and ready,


09/10/16, 01:21 PM CDT by PyromaniacMo
Source: www.cincyjungle.com

Brandon LaFell Has A Torn Ligament In His Hand

Mike Garafolo

Pyro's take: Mike Garafolo reports that Cincinnati Bengals WR Brandon LaFell has a torn ligament in his hand that may require surgery. There is no official timetable as to how long LaFell will be out but the injury is not considered season-ending. LaFell is currently the starting WR next to AJ Green.

Fantasy Goo: Cincinnati is having a pretty rough offseason at the pass catching positions. First, Pro Bowl TE Tyler Eifert suffered an ankle injury that he is still recovering from that may sideline him for the start of the regular season. Then the Bengals lost WRs Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu during free agency. Now WR Brandon LaFell may miss some time with a hand injury. This injury clearly benefits rookie WR Tyler Boyd. Drafted in the second round, Boyd is currently second-string on the depth chart; but with LaFell out, will probably start getting some reps with the first team. If Boyd can make the most of his opportunities and impress, he could have an opportunity to move up the depth chart and start opposite AJ Green permanently

08/19/16, 09:03 AM CDT by PK Ripper
Source: twitter.com

Brandon LaFell Is The Early Favorite To Start Opposite A.J. Green

Early roster projections in Cincinnati

Pyro's take: Early roster projections in Cincinnati have Brandon LaFell listed as the No. 2 wide receiver opposite A.J. Green according to Paul Dehner Jr. of the Cincinnati Enquirer. The Bengals' beat writer also has Tyler Boyd slated to be the team's slot receiver.

The Cincinnati Bengals lost two of their primary targets during the offseason as Mohamed Sanu and Marvin Jones both departed via free agency and brought in Brandon LaFell and Tyler Boyd to compete for the No. 2 and No. 3 spots on the depth chart. LaFell is the early favorite to start over Boyd as he is a six-year veteran in the NFL with starting experience coming from a winning franchise in New England. With A.J. Green commanding the double coverage out of the trio of wideouts, LaFell could find himself in one-on-one situations with the opposing defenses second corner while Boyd can create mismatches in the slot. Due to Boyd's inexperience, LaFell is the Cincinnati receiver to be selected after Green in the upcoming fantasy football campaign, but don't sleep on Boyd possibly having a better year come to the end of the season.

06/01/16, 11:44 AM CDT by PK Ripper
Source: www.cincinnatienquirer

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 PyromaniacMo
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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 PyromaniacMo
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Amendola is a NO GO in Week 12

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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 PyromaniacMo
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Opportunities Abound for the Pats

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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 PyromaniacMo
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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 PyromaniacMo
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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