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Brandon LaFell | Wide Receiver

Team: New England Patriots
Age / DOB:  (28) / 11/4/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 210
College: LSU
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ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss suggests Brandon LaFell (foot) could open the season on the reserve/PUP list.
WEEI Boston's Chris Price suggested the same thing earlier this week. The Patriots provide no details on injuries, and LaFell's has been a mystery since he showed up at spring practices with a walking boot on his foot. If LaFell isn't ready to play in Week 1, Jimmy Garoppolo's three-wide set would presumably consist of Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola, and Reggie Wayne. Not ideal. Aug 28 - 1:01 PM
Source: ESPN Boston

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WEEI Boston's Chris Price "wouldn't be shocked" if Brandon LaFell (foot) opened the season on reserve/PUP.

Price did note LaFell is not in a walking boot, and nor is he getting around with a limp. He looks healthy, but is not practicing and isn't talking to media, which is essentially the Patriots' policy with injured players. Price also noted the Patriots will have open roster spots early in the season with LeGarrette Blount suspended Week 1 and Tom Brady currently suspended for the first four games. If LaFell isn't ready for Opening Day, this could allow him to avoid reserve/PUP. Either way, his status is a concern. LaFell has been on the active/PUP list since July 27.
Aug 25 - 10:37 AM

Patriots placed WR Brandon LaFell on the active/PUP list.

It's possible this is only a day-to-day injury after LaFell donned a protective boot on his foot during OTA season. He shed the boot in July, so it's quite conceivable the Patriots are just easing LaFell in. The fact that LaFell is a prominent fantasy player makes his situation worth monitoring.
Jul 27 - 5:16 PM

Brandon LaFell has shed the protective boot he donned during Patriots OTAs.

LaFell's left foot injury sidelined him for the entire spring. "Got some time off to let my body heal up properly; I’m out of the boot now and I’m just looking forward to starting camp," he said. LaFell should be fine for training camp. He said he spent the offseason catching balls and staying "within the playbook and continue to pick (Tom) Brady's mind and try to get better."
Source: ESPN Boston
Jul 8 - 5:02 PM

Brandon LaFell did not participate in Patriots OTAs and has been seen getting around with a protective boot on his foot.

Don't expect details on LaFell's injury considering the Patriots' secretive nature. The good news is LaFell is missing time in May and June, and not August or September. We'll be monitoring this situation, but suspect LaFell will be ready for training camp. LaFell is a value at his current mid-ninth-round ADP. The 28-year-old finished 2014 as fantasy's No. 21 overall wideout.
Jun 14 - 7:30 PM

Brandon LaFell secured 4-of-7 targets for 29 yards and a touchdown in the Patriots' Super Bowl 49 win over the Seahawks.

LaFell's biggest play was an 11-yard TD catch in the second quarter, beating replacement CB Tharold Simon. It gave New England a 14-7 lead. An offseason free agent signing, LaFell finally realized his potential during his first year as a Patriot, recording a 74-953-7 receiving line. Assuming the Patriots don't add a big-time talent at wide receiver this offseason, 28-year-old LaFell should again flirt with WR2 stats in 2015.
Feb 1 - 11:08 PM

Brandon LaFell (shoulder, toe) has been removed from the Patriots' injury report.

LaFell is practicing in full this week. His Super Bowl status was never in doubt.
Jan 28 - 7:43 PM

Brandon LaFell (shoulder, toe) is listed as questionable on the Patriots' bye-week injury report.

LaFell was limited in practice throughout the week. He hasn't had any setbacks and is fully expected to play next Sunday. LaFell will have a tough Super Bowl matchup, running routes against Byron Maxwell and Richard Sherman.
Jan 23 - 5:03 PM

Brandon LaFell (shoulder, toe) was limited in Thursday's practice.

LaFell did not aggravate his injuries in New England's AFC Championship Game victory. His status is not a concern for Super Bowl XLIX.
Jan 22 - 7:28 PM

Brandon LaFell caught four passes for 28 yards in Sunday's AFC Championship Game win over the Colts.

LaFell was third on the team with six targets. He dropped a bubble screen and couldn't break any tackles, snapping a four-game streak of at least 60 receiving yards. LaFell projects to see plenty of Richard Sherman in the Super Bowl, a matchup he will not win.
Jan 18 - 11:48 PM

Brandon LaFell (shoulder, toe) is active for the AFC Championship Game.

The Pats are without C Bryan Stork (knee), but otherwise healthy as they try to reach their sixth Super Bowl of the 21st century. Also inactive for the Pats are RB James White, WR Brian Tyms, WR Josh Boyce, DL Chris Jones, DE Zach Moore and OT Jordan Devey.
Jan 18 - 5:12 PM

Brandon LaFell (shoulder, toe) is listed as "probable" for the AFC Championship Game.

LaFell's health won't be a concern as the Pats fight for their sixth Super Bowl appearance of the 21st century. Even with Danny Amendola taking on a bigger role of late, LaFell remains locked in as the Pats' No. 2 receiver.
Jan 16 - 4:22 PM

Brandon LaFell (shoulder, toe) remained limited on Thursday.

LaFell has been getting in "limited" practices for weeks now. He'll be ready to rock for the AFC Championship Game.
Jan 15 - 4:49 PM

Brandon LaFell (shoulder, toe) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

The Patriots also limited LaFell last week with minor injuries. He's in no danger of sitting out Sunday's AFC Championship. LaFell is coming off a 5/62/1 line in the Divisional Round.
Jan 14 - 4:37 PM

Brandon LaFell caught 5-of-7 targets for 62 yards and a touchdown in New England's Divisional Round win over the Ravens.

LaFell's fourth-quarter score proved to be the winner in a 35-31 Patriots victory. He caught a 23-yard dime from Tom Brady in tight coverage. LaFell has proven to have a lower ceiling, but he offers a consistent floor in DFS leagues.
Jan 10 - 8:59 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Tom Brady
2Jimmy Garoppolo
3Ryan Lindley
RB1LeGarrette Blount
2Jonas Gray
3James White
4Brandon Bolden
5Travaris Cadet
GLB1LeGarrette Blount
2Jonas Gray
3RB1James White
2Brandon Bolden
FB1James Develin
WR11Julian Edelman
2Danny Amendola
3Reggie Wayne
4Jonathan Krause
WR21Brandon LaFell
2Aaron Dobson
3Josh Boyce
4Matt Slater
5Chris Harper
WR31Danny Amendola
TE1Rob Gronkowski
2Scott Chandler
3Michael Hoomanawanui
4Jimmay Mundine
5Asante Cleveland
K1Stephen Gostkowski