Brandon LaFell, WR New England Patriots

2015 Strength of Schedule - NE
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
31
PIT
8
@BUF
15
JAX
BYE5
@DAL
4
@IND
2
NYJ
23
MIA
32
WAS
11
@NYG
8
BUF
13
@DEN
28
PHI
29
@HOU
17
TEN
2
@NYJ
23
@MIA

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2014 Game Stats
WeekOppRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPCRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPRSnaps%
1MIA0006-0000-39/8645%
2MIN0000-0000-36/6555%
3OAK4460811.500000-43/7557%
4KC611911019.830000-50/50100%
5CIN1200420.000000-76/8688%
6BUF4972624.250000-50/7170%
7NYJ4550513.750000-55/5796%
8CHI1112411111.270000-60/7382%
9DEN6531138.830000-75/8489%
10BYE------------
11IND3620420.670000-68/7788%
12DET99801210.890000-69/7888%
13GB538277.600000-53/5695%
14SD4410910.250001-73/7795%
15MIA6660811.000000-54/6583%
16NYJ7640109.140000-57/6489%
17BUF4700617.50213006.5055/6782%
Totals74953711912.88213016.50913/113181%

Most Recent News

Patriots QB Tom Brady suspended for four games

Monday, May 11, 2015, 6:20pm

Yahoo.com - [Full Article]

The NFL took deflate-gate very seriously, hammering the New England Patriots with unheard of punishment in the matter of deflated footballs.

The league announced Monday that quarterback Tom Brady was suspended four games, the team was fined $1 million and will lose its 2016 first-round draft pick and a fourth-round pick in 2017.

Fantasy Impact:

If Brady doesn't win his (probable) appeal, his fantasy value will take a huge hit. The Patriots have a Week 4 bye, so he wouldn't be available to owners until Week 6. Jimmy Garoppolo will likely get the start in his place. One potential strategy would be to stream the position until his return, but it depends on how far his ADP falls. With a four game suspension, he won't be ranked in the top 25 in our initial projections. This will be a case of where his season-long ranking won't jibe with what he'll produce on a per game basis upon his return. The loss of Brady for four games will negatively impact the entire New England offense, though they have survived before without him (in 2008 with Matt Cassel). Rob Gronkowski, Julian Edelman and Brandon LaFell all take a small hit.

Scouting Report

Week 20 vs Colts
With the Patriots focusing on attacking the Ravens' secondary last week, every starting WR enjoyed a fine day. LaFell put up what's become a rather typical type of LaFell stat line this year, going for 5-62-1. The Colts have a much softer aFPA matchup to WRs in standard scoring, ranking 20th, than in PPR scoring, where they rank 13th. We rank LaFell as a high-end "WR2" in either scoring format. We may think of LaFell as a bit of a "boom/bust" play, but his floor has been pretty reasonable far more games than not.

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