Brandon LaFell, WR, Patriots: Fantasy Football Outlook
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Brandon LaFell, WR, Patriots

Position/Rank ADP NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight Twitter
WR - #57 198.72 NE Questionable 5 years 28 6'2 210 @Blafell1

2014 Outlook: Bust (overvalued)

Last updated on Jul-08-2014 by Daniel Kalles

Brandon LaFell was brought in from the Carolina Panthers, and like most free agent receivers brought in, it will take time for LaFell to understand New England's complicated schemes (which is why many receivers have trouble in their first year in New England and often don't make it). LaFell has plenty of time to get in sync with Brady, working out of every receiver spot. He will also get some looks at replacing Aaron Hernandez's old spot in the offense. It is hard to peg where LaFell will fit in, we are going to have to keep an eye out for him during training camp. LaFell couldn't hack it as a No. 2 receiver in Carolina, so it's tough to imagine him putting it together buried on the Pats' depth chart.

Latest Update

Dec-20-14 Report: Patriots WR Julian Edelman will not play Sunday

It's not a very long trip from the New England area to MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, but the Boston Herald's Jeff Howe has been told by a couple of sources that Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman didn't make that trip with his teammates on Saturday. Edelman suffered a concussion at some point in the past week, possibly during practice. Although he was still able to practice in limited fashion throughout the week, he didn't complete the league's concussion protocol before the team departed. Edelman will miss his first game since 2012.

Fantasy Analysis:

We're so used to the Patriots listing players as questionable even though they are relatively fine, so this news kind of caught me off guard. It's a tough loss for the Patriots and fantasy owners as Edelman had a very nice matchup against the Jets on tap. As it is, the Patriots will lean on Brandon LaFell and Danny Amendola out wide. Running back Shane Vereen, who caught two receiving TDs when the Patriots hosted the Jets in Week 7, may also have a larger role in the passing game.

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2014 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 21
15.02 2006 World Champion - decided on one final WR dart here. As one of my last picks LaFell is in a position to succeed but I know he could easily be my first waiver drop.
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 14
July 14, 2014
15.05 KFFL - Purely an upside play ... LaFell as a hybrid tight end/receiver could work out nicely.
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How is Lafell an "overvalued bust" when he probably won't even be drafted in more than half the leagues out there?

Posted by:
311kevin87 08/25/14 05:08 PM

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