Patriots receivers Kenbrell Thompkins and Brandon LaFell are linked in more ways than one. Both have opportunities to provide an outside presence with Aaron Dobson on the mend, and both must drive the coaches crazy with their inconsistency.
Thompkins had a huge 21-yard catch to convert a third-and-19 and followed it up with a horrific drop off his chest on the next play. He did respond with a 14-yard reception on the next snap, but the drop was Pop Warner-like.
LaFell also had a drop on a key third down and managed only two catches on his five targets. He turned in while Brady threw out on an early third down, perhaps an indication of some miscommunication between the two. More consistency is needed from both.
Thompkins and LaFell are both considered to have had their stock drop, according to the site. With Dobson on the mend and a host of other WRs still around, the Pats should have the luxury to ride the hot hands this season. Outside of Julian Edelman, the Pat WRs come with risk if you put them in our fantasy lineup.