Brandon LaFell
WR CIN (9)
2 days ago

LaFell had two catches for 34 yards on three targets in Sunday's Week 3 loss to the Broncos.

EDGE Analysis

LaFell had a meager output, but in his favor he had 60 snaps while Tyler Boyd was on the field for only 24 snaps. Neither has a whole lot of value right now, but then again, not too many second or third receivers would have value against Denver's stout defense.

Brandon LaFell
WR CIN (9)
1 week ago

LaFell secured three of eight targets for 39 yards in the Bengals' 24-16 loss to the Steelers in Week 2.

EDGE Analysis

His eight targets tied for second-most on the team, but he could have had a much bigger day had he caught more of them. Still, his involvement in the passing game nonetheless bodes well for his outlook moving forward.

Brandon LaFell
WR CIN (9)
2 weeks ago

LaFell was the Bengals' #2 receiver in Sunday's win over the Jets, catching four passes on four targets for 91 yards.

EDGE Analysis

LaFell was on the field for the majority of the team's offensive snaps, more so than touted rookie teammate Tyler Boyd. Boyd might ultimately surpass LaFell, but that clearly hasn't happened yet.

Brandon LaFell
WR CIN (9)
3 weeks ago

LaFell is listed as the No. 2 wide receiver on Cincinnati's first depth chart of the regular season, Paul Dehner of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Despite suffering some ligament damage in his hand and failing to impress during the preseason, LaFell seems to have beat out Tyler Boyd for the starting job across from A.J. Green. The rookie still figures to have a spot in three-wide sets, and he could also replace LaFell in two-wide formations at times. There may be enough targets to keep all three wideouts happy early in the season, as TE Tyler Eifert (ankle) still figures to miss at least the first game or two.

Brandon LaFell
WR CIN (9)
1 month ago

LaFell (hand) caught his only target for an eight-yard gain in Sunday's preseason game against the Jaguars.

EDGE Analysis

According to Paul Dehner of the Cincinnati Enquirer, LaFell and Tyler Boyd stayed in the game a bit longer than the rest of the Cincinnati starters, suggesting that head coach Marvin Lewis wanted to get an extended look at both plays. However, the Cincinnati running backs ended up stealing the show, accounting for nine of the team's 14 touches while Andy Dalton was still in the game. LaFell got most of the snaps alongside A.J. Green in two-wide sets early on, but both players received plenty of run after Green left the game with a minor knee injury. Boyd was unable to build on his strong showing in the last preseason game, catching his lone target for a nine-yard gain. Regardless of which wideout technically starts, both could be busy early in the season, as the Bengals may be missing TEs Tyler Eifert (ankle) and Tyler Kroft (knee).

Brandon LaFell
WR CIN (9)
1 month ago

LaFell (hand) is expected to get heavy work in Sunday's preseason game against Jacksonville.

EDGE Analysis

LaFell needs to develop a rapport with quarterback Andy Dalton, and merely needs to get more reps period after missing the first two preseason games. He has fallen behind rookie Tyler Boyd in the battle to be the #2 wide receiver on the Bengals.

Brandon LaFell
WR CIN (9)
1 month ago

LaFell (hand) participated in practice on Sunday, Jim Owczarski of the Enquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

LaFell is dealing with ligament damage in his right hand, but expects to play through the injury for the time being. Coach Marvin Lewis indicated earlier in the week that it wouldn't cost LaFell any regular season action, so it appears he's not at risk of missing significant time. He was back at practice Sunday and barring any setbacks, he should continue to start opposite A.J. Green.

Brandon LaFell
WR CIN (9)
1 month ago

Though LaFell is reportedly dealing with ligament damage in his right hand, coach Marvin Lewis doesn't expect the wideout to miss the Bengals' regular season opener against the Jets.

EDGE Analysis

Supporting that notion is a Cincinnati Enquirer report indicating that the "initial outlook is that LaFell will manage the injury without surgery." In any case, LaFell seems unlikely to play in Thursday night's preseason game against the Lions. Rookie Tyler Boyd and veteran Brandon Tate are the main candidates to see extra wideout reps when LaFell either sits out action or is limited at practice.

Brandon LaFell
WR CIN (9)
1 month ago

Coach Marvin Lewis indicated Tuesday that he doesn't expect LaFell (hand) to miss the Bengals' season opener.

EDGE Analysis

Lewis' assertion arrives on the heels of a report that LaFell could potentially undergo a non-season ending procedure to repair a ligament in his hand. There's also the possibility that LaFell could opt to approach the issue through rehab and play through his injury, but in any case, this is yet another hit to the Bengals' pass-catching corps, which bid adieu to Mohamed Sanu and Marvin Jones this offseason and is currently without the services of top tight end Tyler Eifert (PUP/ankle). Top candidates to see extra reps at wideout should LaFell miss any practice/preseason action are rookie Tyler Boyd and Brandon Tate.

Brandon LaFell
WR CIN (9)
1 month ago

LaFell has a torn ligament in his hand and may need surgery, Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Although the procedure wouldn't be season-ending, it would presumably threaten LaFell's Week 1 availability. He may still be able to avoid surgery, which would be quite useful for a Cincinnati team that's already in danger of starting the season without TE Tyler Eifert (ankle). LaFell has been competing with second-round selection Tyler Boyd for a starting job, but the rookie may now have no choice but to step into an immediate leading role. LaFell isn't expected to play in Thursday's preseason game against the Lions, ESPN's Coley Harvey reports.