Brandon LaFell, WR New England Patriots

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Patriots WR Brandon LaFell (foot) may end up on PUP

Friday, August 28, 2015, 2:26pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

ESPN's Mike Reiss projected that Brandon LaFell may end up on the PUP list to start the season.

Fantasy Impact:

The vibes around LaFell are bad. No one seems to have any solid information, other than he's out of his walking boot. The Patriots aren't going to give us a meaningful update, so for now we should assume that LaFell is going to miss a few games to start the season. It's a shame since he was shaping up as an excellent sleeper in the 8th/9th round after a stellar 2014 season.

Scouting Report

Fantasy Upside
Jumping from his undrafted ADP to WR22 in standard and PPR formats, Brandon LaFell was a wavier wire gem for the brave souls who claimed him last year. While he will play through four games of non-Brady-at-QB play, we should remember that LaFell got off to a slow start last year, as well.

Fantasy Downside
We're not sure how LaFell will respond to the inexperienced Jimmy Garoppolo at the helm and there is always the risk of NEP depth chart shenanigans.

Bottom Line
LaFell goes off the board in the board in the 10th round in 10-team leagues and has generally been going in the 8th round of 12-team leagues. Those are excellent prices for a potentially solid WR3.

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%

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