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Brandon LaFell | Wide Receiver | #19

Team: New England Patriots
Age / DOB:  (29) / 11/4/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 210
College: LSU
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 3 (78) / CAR
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ESPN Boston considers Brandon LaFell's Patriots future up in the air.
As do we. LaFell tumbled to No. 4 on the depth chart for Sunday's AFC Championship Game loss, drawing zero targets on 33 snaps. He was among the league's least-effective receivers after making his 2015 debut in Week 7, scoring zero touchdowns on 74 targets. The Pats have one of the league's thinnest receiver corps, but might simply decide they aren't interested in LaFell's age-30 campaign next season. They can save $2.675 million by cutting him loose. Jan 25 - 1:41 PM
Source: ESPN Boston

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Brandon LaFell wasn't targeted in the Patriots' AFC Championship Game loss to the Broncos.

Coming off a thoroughly mediocre regular season, LaFell tumbled to No. 4 on the depth chart behind Danny Amendola and Keshawn Martin. Even RB James White appeared ahead of LaFell on the boundary. Per Pro Football Focus' Nathan Jahnke, LaFell played a total of 33 snaps. Although LaFell spent Weeks 1-6 on the PUP list with a foot injury, he still somehow finished tied for sixth in the league in drops with 10. He produced zero touchdowns on 74 targets, though he did average 13.9 yards per catch. The Pats need all the help they can get at wideout, so LaFell should be back at his $2.4 million salary. His depth chart standing will be up for debate.
Jan 24 - 7:05 PM

Brandon LaFell (foot) is listed as probable for Sunday's AFC Championship game against the Broncos.

He practiced fully all week. Even when Julian Edelman, Rob Gronkowski and Danny Amendola were hurt earlier this year, LaFell wasn't much of a factor. With all three back, LaFell shouldn't see more than a handful of targets on Sunday.
Jan 22 - 2:49 PM

Brandon LaFell caught 3-of-5 targets for six yards in the Patriots' Divisional Round win over the Chiefs.

A truly ugly statline. LaFell will be an interesting DFS play for the AFC Championship Game if the Pats host the Steelers, but will be in danger of getting erased if New England is forced to play in Denver.
Jan 16 - 8:49 PM

Brandon LaFell caught 2-of-4 targets for seven yards Week 17 against the Dolphins.

LaFell was the only receiver to catch a pass in the first half as the Patriots attempted to ride the running game. The offense opened it up a little more in the second half, but LaFell predictably failed to make an impact. With Julian Edelman expected back for the Divisional Round, LaFell's role in the offense should shrink.
Jan 3 - 5:03 PM

Brandon LaFell (foot) remained "limited" on Thursday.

LaFell's foot isn't an issue for Week 17.
Thu, Dec 31, 2015 03:50:00 PM

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

LaFell didn't have any setbacks last week, playing 55-of-57 snaps. Even if he doesn't get in full practices, he should be fine for Sunday's game.
Wed, Dec 30, 2015 05:11:00 PM

Brandon LaFell caught his lone target for 19 yards in the Patriots' Week 16 loss to the Jets.

He added a nine-yard rush. With Tom Brady having no time to throw, LaFell and the downfield game were an afterthought. It didn't help, of course, that LaFell spent most of the afternoon in Darrelle Revis' shadow. LaFell's Week 17 viability against the Dolphins will depend on whether or not the Patriots have to win to wrap up home-field advantage.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 05:08:00 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Brandon LaFell (foot) is expected to play Sunday against the Jets.

LaFell was awful the last time he faced the Jets (two catches for 25 yards on eight targets) and could draw Darrelle Revis in coverage. Obviously he's not a recommended fantasy option during finals week. With Julian Edelman (foot) and Danny Amendola (knee) both sidelined, Rob Gronkowski and James White will be asked to anchor the Pats' passing attack.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 08:32:00 AM

Brandon LaFell (foot) is listed as questionable for Week 16.

Patriots beat writers have not indicated any concern about LaFell's Week 16 availability, but it's far from a given. We won't know LaFell's status for sure until Sunday morning's pre-game inactives are announced.
Fri, Dec 25, 2015 04:19:00 PM

Brandon LaFell (foot) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

The Pats are just managing LaFell's reps. He'll be a low-end WR3 against Darrelle Revis and the Jets.
Thu, Dec 24, 2015 03:55:00 PM

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

There's nothing to suggest it's more than a day-to-day injury. LaFell could have a big Week 16 role if Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola are sidelined, but won't be more than a WR3.
Wed, Dec 23, 2015 05:00:00 PM

Brandon LaFell caught 4-of-5 targets for 88 yards in the Patriots' Week 15 win over the Titans.

LaFell was the Pats' leading receiver, but drew fewer targets than Rob Gronkowski and James White. It was a crisper performance than we're used to seeing from LaFell, but he'll be hard to trust as a WR3 against Darrelle Revis and the Jets in Week 16.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 06:08:00 PM

Brandon LaFell caught 5-of-8 targets for 32 yards in Week 14 against the Texans.

LaFell failed to make an impact for the third straight week. His biggest play was a touchdown that was called back. LaFell had one of his signature drops in the second quarter. He won't be more than a low-end WR3/FLEX for Week 15.
Mon, Dec 14, 2015 12:26:00 AM

Brandon LaFell soaked up four of nine targets for 27 yards in the Patriots' Week 13 loss to the Eagles.

LaFell was the intended receiver on Tom Brady’s second interception and committed an embarrassing drop that could have saved the Patriots’ final drive. With Danny Amendola hurt last week and Rob Gronkowski sitting out Sunday, LaFell has now had two great chances to assert himself as a relevant fantasy receiver. Instead, he’s hauled in just eight of 18 targets for 63 yards. It will be hard to trust LaFell next week against Houston, especially for fantasy owners in playoff matchups.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 08:39:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Tom Brady
2Jimmy Garoppolo
RB1Dion Lewis
2James White
3Brandon Bolden
4Tyler Gaffney
5Joey Iosefa
GLB1Dion Lewis
2Brandon Bolden
3RB1Dion Lewis
2James White
FB1James Develin
WR11Julian Edelman
2Danny Amendola
3Chris Harper
4DeAndre Carter
WR21Brandon LaFell
2Keshawn Martin
3Matthew Slater
4Brian Tyms
WR31Danny Amendola
TE1Rob Gronkowski
2Scott Chandler
3Michael Williams
4AJ Derby
5Terrence Miller
LT1Nate Solder
2Marcus Cannon
3Cameron Fleming
LG1Shaq Mason
2Chris Barker
C1Bryan Stork
2David Andrews
RG1Josh Kline
2Tre' Jackson
RT1Sebastian Vollmer
2LaAdrian Waddle
3Keavon Milton
K1Stephen Gostkowski