Brandon LaFell, WR Cincinnati Bengals

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Patriots WR Chris Hogan is 'constantly getting open' and is 'catching everything'

Thursday, June 9, 2016, 12:20pm

Boston Herald - [Full Article]

Watching the Patriots offense during the first few open practices, Chris Hogan has been one of the central figures. He’s catching everything being delivered his way by either Tom Brady or Jimmy Garoppolo, and he’s constantly getting open.

That 7-Eleven nickname is on the money. He does always seem to be open.

What Bill Belichick got was a perfect fit for his offense. Hogan works very well in the Patriots horizontal style of play. At 27, he’s a few years younger than the 30-year-old Edelman and Amendola, and with the duo sitting out organized team activities and minicamp, Hogan has been running those similar routes, the quick hitters that are staples to Brady and the offense. There’s little doubt, at 6-foot-1, 220 pounds, Hogan could move into Brandon LaFell’s old “X” receiver role as well.

Fantasy Impact:

Hogan has more size (6'1") than it seems, but his skill set isn't much different from that of Julian Edelman or Danny Amendola. It sounds as if he'll take over the outside role in the offense, which means he could potentially have a 2014 Brandon LaFell-type season. LaFell was the #22 receiver in standard formats two seasons ago. He'll need to see more snaps than Amendola if he's going to be fantasy relevant in 2016.

2016 Strength of Schedule - CIN
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
20
@NYJ
31
@PIT
3
DEN
28
MIA
5
@DAL
16
@NE
29
CLE
21
WAS
BYE22
@NYG
24
BUF
26
@BAL
30
PHI
29
@CLE
31
PIT
4
@HOU
26
BAL

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

2015 Game Stats
WeekOppRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPCRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPRSnaps%
1PIT------------
2BUF------------
3JAX------------
4BYE------------
5DAL------------
6IND------------
7NYJ2250812.500000-48/6771.64%
8MIA4470711.750000-59/7281.94%
9WAS51020920.400000-60/8075.00%
10NYG2660633.000000-59/7380.82%
11BUF4660816.500000-48/6771.64%
12DEN436099.000000-66/66100.00%
13PHI427096.750000-84/8994.38%
14HOU532086.400000-62/6792.54%
15TEN4880522.0010000.0062/6693.94%
16NYJ1190119.0019009.0054/5696.43%
17MIA27043.500000-57/6095.00%
Per game3.3646.8206.7314.620.180.82000.8259.91/69.3686.67%
Totals3751507413.9229004.50659/76386.67%

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