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Brandon LaFell | Wide Receiver | #11

Team: Cincinnati Bengals
Age / DOB:  (29) / 11/4/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 210
College: LSU
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 3 (78) / CAR
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Brandon LaFell says he’s acclimated to the Bengals’ offense.
LaFell was targeted behind only A.J. Green this spring with Tyler Eifert sidelined. The Bengals are limiting rookie Tyler Boyd to the slot, so there’s some early-season value to his role if Eifert isn’t ready for Week 1. LaFell was a drop-heavy disaster in 2015, but should see a lot of single coverage. Jun 25 - 2:49 PM

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Brandon LaFell said he and Andy Dalton are on the same page.

"I’ve been working with (Dalton) for a little over two months now," LaFell said, "so we’ve got the timing down and it’s been showing in practice every day." Drops were reportedly again an issue for LaFell during the offseason program, but he is locked in as the No. 2 receiver opposite A.J. Green. That spot should earn him plenty of single coverage and a healthy amount of targets as well.
Jun 21 - 10:27 AM

Bengals.com's Geoff Hobson reports Brandon LaFell has dealt with some drops at OTAs.

LaFell has never had good hands, but his 2015 was ruined by several drops in key situations. It is concerning those issues have popped up again so early in his Bengals career, but the team thinks more time in the system will help with his consistency. Even if the drops remain a concern, LaFell is a sneaky bet for 100 targets as the starter opposite A.J. Green.
Source: bengals.com
Jun 11 - 10:11 AM

The Cincinnati Enquirer's Paul Dehner expects Brandon LaFell to start over rookie Tyler Boyd this season.

This could change if Boyd has a big training camp, but for now LaFell is running with the ones and in the driver's seat to replace Marvin Jones opposite A.J. Green. A second-round pick out of Pitt, Boyd is a finesse receiver with limited run-after-catch skills whose fit in the slot is questionable. The Bengals have a boatload of unaccounted-for targets after losing Jones and Mohamed Sanu in free agency, and Tyler Eifert to offseason ankle surgery.
May 31 - 5:37 PM

Brandon LaFell's one-year contract is worth $2.5 million.

Speaking Thursday, LaFell said the receiver-needy Bengals want to play him all over the field, including the slot. LaFell played about a quarter of his snaps in the slot for the Patriots last season, but was primarily a boundary threat. He featured more in the slot in Carolina. There are targets there for the taking in a receiver corps that's replacing Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu.
Mar 31 - 3:23 PM

Bengals signed WR Brandon LaFell.

LaFell gives the Bengals a veteran behind A.J. Green after losing Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu. He's coming off a highly ineffective 2015 with the Patriots, but is one year removed from a 74-catch season. LaFell has some bounce-back potential as a possession complement to Green in Cincy's high-scoring offense. He'll likely need to hold off an early-round rookie in training camp.
Mar 30 - 4:07 PM

Profootballtalk.com reports the Bengals and free agent Brandon LaFell are "closing in on striking a deal."

Cincinnati's pursuit of LaFell made sense from the get-go. They have 152 targets to replace after losing both Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu in free agency, and LaFell is a worthwhile bounce-back target following a drop- and injury-filled 2015 season. The year before, LaFell set career highs in catches (74), yards (953), and touchdowns (7), and was a key role player for the Super Bowl 49 champion Patriots. From a fantasy standpoint, Cincinnati is about as good a landing spot as it could get for LaFell at this stage of free agency.
Mar 23 - 7:00 AM

Free agent Brandon LaFell will visit the Bengals.

After losing both Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu as free agents to the Lions and Falcons, respectively, the Bengals are in dire need of help behind A.J. Green. As it stands now, veteran Brandon Tate and 2015 seventh-rounder Mario Alford are next up on the depth chart. LaFell had a miserable 2015 coming off foot surgery after a strong 2014 with the Patriots.
Mar 16 - 11:12 AM

Patriots released WR Brandon LaFell.

LaFell played in only 11 games last year, but finished as one of the worst receivers in the league. He failed to score a touchdown on 74 targets and had the NFL's sixth-most drops. The Patriots should upgrade their wideout depth, but will move forward with Danny Amendola and Keshawn Martin behind Julian Edelman. New England also released TE Scott Chandler. Combined with LaFell's release, the two moves clear up $4.85 million in salary cap space.
Mar 2 - 5:08 PM

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.
Source: ESPN Boston
Jan 25 - 1:41 PM

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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Andy Dalton
2A.J. McCarron
3Keith Wenning
4Joe Licata
RB1Jeremy Hill
2Giovani Bernard
3Rex Burkhead
4Cedric Peerman
5Bronson Hill
GLB1Jeremy Hill
2Giovani Bernard
3RB1Giovani Bernard
2Jeremy Hill
FB1Ryan Hewitt
2Andrew Bonnet
WR11A.J. Green
2Mario Alford
3Brandon Tate
4Jake Kumerow
5Alex Erickson
WR21Brandon LaFell
2Tyler Boyd
3James Wright
4Cody Core
5Michael Bennett
WR31Tyler Boyd
TE1Tyler Eifert
2Tyler Kroft
3C.J. Uzomah
4Matt Lengel
5John Peters
LT1Andrew Whitworth
2Jake Fisher
3John Weidenaar
LG1Clint Boling
2Trey Hopkins
3Alex Cooper
C1Russell Bodine
2T.J. Johnson
3Alex Redmond
RG1Kevin Zeitler
2Christian Westerman
3Trip Thurman
RT1Cedric Ogbuehi
2Eric Winston
3Darryl Baldwin
4Aaron Epps
K1Mike Nugent
2Zach Hocker
3Jonathan Brown