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LaFell caught 3-of-4 targets for 62 yards in Sunday's 42-20 win over the Colts.

LaFell had a respectable game under the circumstances, with Tom Brady attempting only 30 passes. The targets still represented a major drop off from the previous two weeks, when LaFell had 11 and 14. While he never figured to continue at that pace, the former Panther is still a key part of the New England offense, with six or more targets in six of the last eight games. The Patriots have a home game against the excellent Detroit defense in Week 12.

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LaFell (illness) is not listed on the Patriots' Week 11 practice participation/injury report, the team's official site reports.

LaFell was back in action Wednesday after missing Tuesday's workout due to strep throat, and is thus on track to play Sunday night against the Colts.

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LaFell returned to practice Wednesday after missing Thursday's workout due to strep throat, the Boston Herald reports.

We'll continue to monitor LaFell's status as the week progresses, but his return to practice Wednesday puts him on track to suit up Sunday night against the Colts. LaFell is coming off a Week 9 effort in which he caught six passes for 53 yards and a touchdown, while seeing 77-of-86 snaps in the Patriots' offense.

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LaFell missed Tuesday's practice due to coming down with strep throat, the Boston Herald reports.

The Patriots told LaFell to stay away from the team's practice facility entirely so as to avoid any teammates catching the illness.

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LaFell was not present during the media portion of Tuesday's practice, Ben Volin of The Boston Globe reports.

The reason for LaFell's absence is uncertain, but he was not listed on the injury report previously, so the news does come as a bit of a surprise. Expect an update on LaFell's status when more details become available.

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LaFell caught six passes on a career-high 13 targets for 53 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 43-21 win over the Broncos.

LaFell nearly had a touchdown on what would have been a terrific catch in the end zone in the first half, but eventually scored from 10 yards out in the third quarter. He led the Patriots in targets, although Rob Gronkowski, Julian Edelman and Shane Vereen all saw double-digit looks. In any case, LaFell has become an important piece of New England's passing attack, both in real life and fantasy terms. He'll be on bye next week, before facing the Colts in Week 11.

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LaFell caught 11 passes for 124 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 51-23 win over the Bears.

While those will be tough numbers to match in Week 9 against the Broncos, LaFell has carved out a key role in the Patriots' offense moving forward and figures to see his share of targets in that contest after seeing a season-high 11 looks on Sunday.

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LaFell caught 4-of-5 targets for 55 yards in Thursday's 27-25 win over the Jets.

It looked as if LaFell might have been headed for another big game when he caught two passes for 27 yards on the Patriots' first three plays from scrimmage. While he didn't quite disappear for the night, LaFell was unsurprisingly usurped by TE Rob Gronkowski, WR Julian Edelman and RB Shane Vereen, who combined for 27 of the 36 targets. LaFell seems to have locked done his role and may have a few more big games, but he also figures to get lost in the shuffle some weeks, as he's just the third or fourth option in New England's passing game.

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LaFell caught 4-of-6 targets for 97 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 37-22 win over the Bills.

LaFell has been a hit-or-miss option of late, but with Patriots' offense showing some spark these days, he's in line to see his share of targets in the coming weeks, along with fellow starting wideout Julian Edelman.

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LaFell was on the field for 77-of-84 snaps on offense in Sunday's win over the Bengals.

LaFell's 77 snaps were a team-high among wideouts, as he is now seeing regular work at outside receiver, but he only caught one pass (on four targets) for 20 yards on Sunday. He'll be a hit-or-miss fantasy play moving forward, as long as the target-gobbling Julian Edelman and Rob Gronkowski remain healthy.