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Brandon LaFell | Wide Receiver | #11

Team: Cincinnati Bengals
Age / DOB:  (30) / 11/4/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 210
College: LSU
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 3 (78) / CAR
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Brandon LaFell (knee) was upgraded to "full" on Thursday.
LaFell will be fine for Sunday's game against the Browns. LaFell has re-established WR4 appeal since A.J. Green went down with injury. Dec 8 - 3:33 PM

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Brandon LaFell (knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

LaFell is coming off his most productive game, posting a 5/95/1 line on the Eagles. His knee injury shouldn't keep him out Sunday. LaFell has 16 targets over the last two weeks with A.J. Green sidelined. He's in the WR3 mix for Week 14.
Dec 7 - 5:14 PM

Brandon LaFell caught 5-of-7 targets for 95 yards and one touchdown in the Bengals' Week 13 win over the Eagles.

He's now seen 16 targets in the two games A.J. Green (hamstring) has been out. LaFell's touchdown came in the back of the end zone from eight yards out. Among the Bengals' receivers, LaFell is clearly Andy Dalton's favorite option in the red zone if the ball isn't going to Tyler Eifert. He'll be on the WR3 map next week in a dream date with the Browns on the road.
Dec 4 - 4:40 PM

Brandon LaFell caught 3-of-9 targets for 38 yards in the Bengals' Week 12 loss to the Ravens.

Extremely inefficient all year, LaFell's high-volume target totals don't ensure that he'll pay off as a fantasy start. LaFell only hits as a fantasy option when he scores touchdowns, something he has not been doing since Tyler Eifert got healthy. LaFell will be a low-end WR4 option in Week 13 versus Philadelphia.
Nov 27 - 5:09 PM

Brandon LaFell (knee) returned to Bengals practice Thursday, getting in a full session.

LaFell was just getting a day of rest on Wednesday. The Bengals' default No. 1 receiver in A.J. Green's absence, LaFell is a high-floor, low-ceiling WR4.
Nov 24 - 1:49 PM

Brandon LaFell (knee) did not practice Wednesday.

It's fuel to the fire that's already toasted the Bengals' playoff hopes. If LaFell isn't able to play, it'll be all Tyler Eifert, Tyler Boyd, and Jeremy Hill against the Ravens on the road. Cincinnati already has the lowest team total of Week 12.
Nov 23 - 3:41 PM

Brandon LaFell caught 4-of-9 targets for 32 yards in the Bengals' Week 11 loss to the Bills.

It was a miserable performance from LaFell, who got his route ran for him on a Stephon Gilmore pick. LaFell made some early-season noise as a red-zone threat, but his usage there has evaporated since Tyler Eifert got healthy. Even with A.J. Green possibly out for the year, we are not optimistic LaFell is a good enough player to capitalize. He'll be a WR4 in Week 12 at Baltimore.
Nov 20 - 5:22 PM

Brandon LaFell (knee) was a full participant at Thursday's practice.

The Bengals listed several of their starters as limited Wednesday following the team's Monday night loss to the Giants. LaFell should play his usual snaps against Buffalo in Week 11. With Tyler Eifert back to playing an important role in the Bengals' passing game, LaFell offers zero fantasy appeal.
Nov 17 - 4:35 PM

Brandon LaFell (knee) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

LaFell has seen a combined four targets over his last two games. With Tyler Eifert finally healthy, LaFell's role in the Bengals' passing game will continue to shrink. He'll need an injury to Eifert or A.J. Green to become a fantasy option.
Nov 16 - 5:22 PM

Brandon LaFell caught 1-of-2 targets for nine yards in the Bengals' Week 10 loss to the Giants.

In the two games Tyler Eifert has been healthy, LaFell has seen a total of four targets, turning them into two catches for 15 yards. He can safely be dropped.
Nov 15 - 12:26 AM

Brandon LaFell caught 1-of-2 targets for six yards Week 8 against the Redskins.

If there is a silver lining, it is LaFell's missed target came in the end zone, but this could become the new normal with Tyler Eifert back to full strength. LaFell can be left on the wire.
Oct 30 - 2:48 PM

Brandon LaFell caught 4-of-5 targets for 83 yards and one touchdown in the Bengals' Week 7 win over the Browns.

LaFell's five targets were second-most on the team behind A.J. Green's eight. Both Green and LaFell scored long touchdowns, with LaFell's coming from 44 yards out on terrible coverage by the Browns after the defensive back bit on a double-move. LaFell now has four touchdowns over his past three games and has distanced himself as the No. 2 receiver. His targets will probably start suffering once Tyler Eifert acclimates himself after making his season debut Sunday. LaFell still has some WR3/4 value with a bunch of byes coming up the next two weeks.
Oct 23 - 5:33 PM

Brandon LaFell caught 2-of-5 targets for 13 yards and a touchdown Week 6 against the Patriots.

It would have been a disappointing day for LaFell, but he soundly beat Malcolm Butler in the back of the end zone for a touchdown on the first drive of the third quarter. The touchdown was the Bengals' last real offensive success of the game, and LaFell now has fewer than 45 yards in 4-of-6 games. Even in a good matchup, he will be no better than a deep-league option next week against the Browns.
Oct 16 - 5:53 PM

Brandon LaFell secured 8-of-11 targets for 68 yards and two touchdowns in the Bengals' Week 5 loss to the Cowboys.

The box score looks swell, but LaFell caught both of his touchdowns in fourth-quarter time. He is hard to take seriously as a fantasy starter, entering this one with under 50 yards in three straight games. The Bengals head to Foxboro next.
Oct 9 - 7:34 PM

Brandon LaFell caught 4-of-6 targets for 44 yards in the Bengals' Week 4 win over the Dolphins.

The Bengals' nominal No. 2 receiver, LaFell is on pace for 52 catches through four games. With Tyler Eifert nearing a return, LaFell's already sunken floor is going to get jacked even lower.
Sep 29 - 11:58 PM

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QB1Andy Dalton
2A.J. McCarron
3Jeff Driskel
RB1Jeremy Hill
2Rex Burkhead
GLB1Jeremy Hill
2Rex Burkhead
3RB1Jeremy Hill
2Rex Burkhead
FB1Ryan Hewitt
WR11A.J. Green
2Alex Erickson
3Cody Core
WR21Brandon LaFell
2Tyler Boyd
3James Wright
WR31Tyler Boyd
TE1Tyler Eifert
2Tyler Kroft
3C.J. Uzomah
LT1Andrew Whitworth
2Jake Fisher
LG1Clint Boling
C1Russell Bodine
2T.J. Johnson
RG1Kevin Zeitler
2Christian Westerman
RT1Cedric Ogbuehi
2Eric Winston
K1Mike Nugent