Brandon LaFell
WR CIN (6)
2 months ago

The Bengals selected John Ross (shoulder) at No. 9 overall to join a wideout group that already includes LaFell, A.J. Green and 2015 second-round selection Tyler Boyd, Paul Daugherty of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Bengals might have opted against re-signing LaFell on a two-year contract if they'd known they were going to use their first-round selection on another wideout. As is, the team appears to have three legitimate competitors for the starting job across from Green, though whoever ends up as the No. 3 wideout should also be a key part of the offense. Even if he wins the starting gig out of camp, LaFell is a long shot to approach last year's stat line of 64 receptions for 862 yards and six touchdowns on 106 targets. Ross and Boyd both have more long-term potential, in addition to immediate big-play capability.

Brandon LaFell
WR CIN (6)
4 months ago

LaFell has agreed to re-sign with the Bengals on a two-year deal, Jim Owczarski of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Bengals viewed LaFell as a priority and never let him hit the open market. He'll likely reprise his role as the No. 2 wideout, with A.J. Green leading the way while 2016 second-round selection Tyler Boyd mans the slot. LaFell could have a tough time matching last season's 106 targets, as his volume was bolstered by the prolonged injury absences of Green and TE Tyler Eifert (back). The Bengals also hope to get more out of Boyd in his second professional season

Brandon LaFell
WR CIN (6)
4 months ago

LaFell is an offseason priority for Cincinnati, but the Bears and Bills have also expressed interest in the veteran wideout, Jim Owczarski of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

LaFell bounced back from a disappointing, injury-plagued 2015 season with the Patriots, catching 64 passes for 862 yards and six touchdowns on 862 targets while suiting up for all 16 games in his first season with the Bengals. While the team would prefer to have him back, it doesn't make sense to overpay when A.J. Green, Tyler Boyd and TE Tyler Eifert are already locked in for next season. LaFell is set to become an unrestricted free agent if the Bengals don't re-sign him before 4 p.m. ET on Thursday.

Brandon LaFell
WR CIN (6)
6 months ago

LaFell caught seven of 11 targets for 67 yards Sunday against the Ravens.

EDGE Analysis

LaFell once again functioned as quarterback Andy Dalton's No. 1 wide receiver with A.J. Green (hamstring) out, leading the team in both targets and receptions. The increased role allowed him to catch 64 balls for 862 yards and six touchdowns this season, but the 30-year-old LaFell will have a hard time replicating that success next year with Green healthy.

Brandon LaFell
WR CIN (6)
6 months ago

LaFell snagged six of 10 targets for 130 yards and a score in Saturday's loss to Houston.

EDGE Analysis

LaFell's big contribution came early in the fourth quarter on an 86-yard catch-and-run in which LaFell caught the quick slant and sped off down field. After hopping between hot and cold for much of the season, LaFell has topped 90 yards receiving in three of the five games since A.J. Green went down with an injury. Though not a consistent threat, LaFell, much like he did in New England last year, has shown his 2017 employer that he is a viable big-play threat provided he's a complement as opposed to a go-to weapon.

Brandon LaFell
WR CIN (6)
6 months ago

LaFell reeled in seven of nine passes for 91 yards during Sunday's 24-20 defeat to the Steelers.

EDGE Analysis

LaFell tripled up all of his teammates in terms of targets, which explains his standing as the only Bengal to surpass 20 receiving yards on the day. During A.J. Green's three-game absence due to a hamstring injury, LaFell combined for 15 receptions, 21 targets, 208 yards, and one touchdown. Respectable numbers in their own right, LaFell may be able to sustain such production if Green, who was able to practice on a limited basis this week, improves enough to be cleared for game action. No matter the makeup of Cincinnati's receiving corps, LaFell has a difficult road matchup incoming against the Texans' staunch pass defense.

Brandon LaFell
WR CIN (6)
6 months ago

After being limited Wednesday, LaFell (knee) practiced fully Thursday, Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

LaFell's Week 15 status is not in question, which is more than can be said for fellow wideout A.J. Green, who is bouncing back from a hamstring injury and remained limited at practice Thursday.

Brandon LaFell
WR CIN (6)
6 months ago

LaFell (knee) was listed as a limited practice participant Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

The same applies to A.J. Green (hamstring) and once the Bengals' top wideout is able to return to action, the fantasy upside of LaFell and Tyler Boyd figures to take a hit.

Brandon LaFell
WR CIN (6)
6 months ago

LaFell secured three catches (six targets) for 22 yards in Sunday's tilt with the Browns.

EDGE Analysis

After catching six balls for 95 yards and a score against a tough Eagles' defense in Week 13, LaFell was silenced by the Browns on Sunday. Tyler Boyd and Tyler Eifert drew most of Andy Dalton's attention, as LaFell's six targets were his fewest since Nov. 14 against the Giants. It's still unknown if A.J. Green (knee) will be able to play in Week 15, but if he does, LaFell's fantasy value will take a hit.

Brandon LaFell
WR CIN (6)
6 months ago

LaFell (knee) practiced fully Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

With A.J. Green still dealing with a hamstring injury, LaFell -- who was on the field for all but four of the Bengals' snaps on offense in Week 13 -- is in a good spot this weekend against the 0-12 Browns. To date, the Cleveland defense has allowed a league-high 28 passing TDs, including three to wideouts in the team's last outing, a Nov. 27 loss to the Giants.