Brandon LaFell WR CIN 2 months ago

The Bengals and LaFell agreed to a contract Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Cincinnati's receiving corps was laid bare in the opening days of free agency, as Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu landed elsewhere. There was little doubt that the front office would make a move for a veteran presence in advance of the NFL Draft, and LaFell should serve capably, but without flash. In six seasons with the Panthers and Patriots, he averaged 13.9 YPC while reaching the end zone 20 times in 87 games.

Brandon LaFell WR CIN 3 months ago

The Patriots have released LaFell, CSN New England reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The Patriots also released tight end Scott Chandler, with the moves slated to provide the team with $4.6 million in salary cap savings for 2016. LaFell will now look to catch on elsewhere, though after a 2015 campaign in which he was limited to 37 catches for 515 yards in 11 games, a bounce-back on the part of the 29-year-old wideout will hinge on a return to full health and finding a key role in a productive offense.

Brandon LaFell WR CIN 4 months ago

LaFell was on the field for 33 of the Patriots' 83 offensive snaps in Sunday's 20-18 loss to the Broncos in the AFC title game, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Fellow wideouts Julian Edelman (80), Keshawn Martin (59) and Danny Amendola (55) all saw more snaps than LaFell did on Sunday, and at this stage the 29-year-old's role in the Patriots' offense next season lacks clarity, given the probability that the team will make some changes this offseason at the wideout position. LaFell, who did not catch a pass Sunday, finished up the 2015 campaign with 37 catches for 515 yards in 11 games.

Brandon LaFell WR CIN 5 months ago

LaFell was on the field for 57 of the Patriots' 60 snaps on offense in Sunday's 20-10 loss to the Dolphins, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The 57 snaps were a team-high among the team's wideouts in Week 17, though the team's passing game never really got going Sunday, resulting in just two catches for seven yards on four targets for LaFell. Looking ahead to the postseason, LaFell remains a hit-or-miss fantasy option, but perhaps the looming return of fellow wideout Julian Edelman will help spark the team's passing attack in general, which can only help LaFell's chances to produce.

Brandon LaFell WR CIN 5 months ago

LaFell (foot) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.

Competitive Edge Analysis

LaFell is out there if you need him Sunday, but he's been a hit-or-miss fantasy option this season, with a total of 35 catches for 508 yards and no TDs in 10 games to date.

Brandon LaFell WR CIN 5 months ago

LaFell (foot) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The same applies to fellow wideout Danny Amendola, with Julian Edelman ruled out for the contest. We'd be surprised if LaFell wasn't available Sunday, but he's been a hit-or-miss fantasy option this season, having recorded a total of 35 catches for 508 yards and no TDs in 10 games thus far.

Brandon LaFell WR CIN 5 months ago

LaFell (foot) remained limited at practice Thursday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

While we'd expect LaFell to be a go Sunday against the Dolphins, the status of fellow wideouts Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola for the contest appears less certain at this stage.

Brandon LaFell WR CIN 5 months ago

LaFell (foot) was limited at practice Wednesday, ESPN.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The same applies to fellow wideouts Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola, though their Week 17 status is probably less certain than that of LaFell, who suited up in Week 16. Despite a plethora of injuries to the team's pass-catching corps, LaFell has been a hit-or-miss fantasy option this season, while having recored a total of 35 catches for 508 yards and no TDs in 10 games to date.

Brandon LaFell WR CIN 5 months ago

LaFell caught one pass for 19 yards and ran once for nine yards in Sunday's 26-20 overtime loss to the Jets. He also ran once for six yards.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Variables that could factor into LaFell's potential Week 17 workload against the Dolphins include what the Patriots are playing for, as well as the health and availability of fellow wideouts Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola.

Brandon LaFell WR CIN 5 months ago

LaFell (foot) is listed active for Sunday's game against the Jets.

Competitive Edge Analysis

With fellow wideouts Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola both out, LaFell and Keshawn Martin figure to head the Patriots' Week 16 wideout corps, with Chris Harper also on hand. Considering that LaFell could draw the attention of cornerback Darrelle Revis on Sunday, he looks like a hit-or-miss option this week, as the banged up Patriots attempt to secure home-field for the playoffs, which they would land with a win this week.