Brandon LaFell, WR, Bengals
|WR - #73||CIN||Active||6 years||29||6'3||210||@Blafell1|
2016 Outlook: Bye Week Fill-inLast updated on Aug-24-2016 by Shawn Childs
Update (8/24): LaFell is still dealing with the after effects of a torn ligament in his hand. The plan, for now, is for him to play through it, although many believe he is simply keeping the No. 2 WR spot warm for rookie Tyler Boyd. LaFell is believed to be healthy enough to play in Week 1.
LaFell started 2015 on the shelf due to a slow recovery from a left foot injury which led to him missing the first five games of the season. When he returned to the starting lineup, Brandon wasn't the same player as he was in 2014 (74/953/7). He only caught 37 of his 74 targets for 515 yards with no TDs. His catch rate (50.0) was much stronger in his career season (62.1). In his six seasons in the NFL, LaFell has fewer than 50 catches in five years with 20 TDs in 87 career games. The door is open for WR2 targets with the Bengals, but there isn't a ton of balls to go around for WRs behind Green. In 2015, WRs on Cinci caught 187 of 287 targets for 2581 yards and 15 TDs. This leaves Brandon fighting for a piece of the remaining 40 percent of WR opportunities once Green's chances are removed from the equation. At best, LaFell is a back-end WR3 in PPR leagues with a chance at 60 catch for 900+ yards and a few TDs, but I expect him to be passed on the depth chart by Boyd.
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2016 Mock Draft Results
2016 FFToolbox Mock Draft #1
June 12th, 2016
|15.02||Project Roto - No commentary.|
2016 FFToolbox Mock Draft #2
June 27th, 2016
|13.03||Roto Experts - Joe Gallina - With Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu gone, and TE Tyler Eifert possibly missing the start of the season, Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton has to throw the ball to someone other than A.J. Green! LaFell, who caught 74 passes in 2014, is locked in as Cincy’s WR2.|
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