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Brandon LaFell

27-Year-Old Wide Receiver – New England Patriots

2013 Receiving Stats

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49

Yds

627

TD

5

Avg

12.8

Tar

86

2014 Receiving Projections

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

Someone has to stretch the field in New England and it could very well be LaFell, who signed with the team in March. At 6-2, 210 and with 4.54 speed, LaFell averaged 10.9 YPT in 2011 and 8.9 YPT in 20...

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2014 ADP:  206.05

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Bye Week:  10

HT: 6' 2"   WT: 210   DOB: 11/4/1986  College: Louisiana State  Show ContractHide Contract

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Brandon LaFell Contract Information:

Signed a three-year deal with the Patriots in March of 2014.

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LaFell is coming off a strong week of practice, the Boston Herald reports.

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Brandon LaFell NFL Stats
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  Receiving Rec Distance Big Rec Games Rushing Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Rec Yards TD Tar Avg YPT 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Att Yards Avg TD Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2010 23 Car 14 38 468 1 77 12.3 6.1 3 0 0 0 0 1 60 60.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 24 Car 16 36 613 3 56 17.0 10.9 13 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 25 Car 14 44 677 4 76 15.4 8.9 13 2 0 0 0 3 35 11.7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2013 26 Car 16 49 627 5 86 12.8 7.3 5 1 0 0 0 2 15 7.5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Brandon LaFell Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Rec/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5
2010 23 Car 14 4.2 6.9 5.6 3 33 8 4 2 0 4 0 0 0
2011 24 Car 16 5.0 7.2 6.1 2 38 7 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
2012 25 Car 14 6.8 9.9 8.4 3 48 9 6 1 0 3 0 0 0
2013 26 Car 16 5.9 9.0 7.4 3 39 8 2 1 0 1 2 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Brandon LaFell – Playing Time Overview

Snap Count Stats

850

Offensive Snaps in 2013

Brandon LaFell was on the field for 850 of his team's snaps on offense in 2013.

5

Special Teams Snaps in 2013

Brandon LaFell was on the field for 5 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2013.

Year Off ST
2011 - -
2012 758 5
2013 850 5

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Brandon LaFell 2013 Game Log
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  Snap Count Receiving Rec Distance Rushing Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Targets Red Zone Runs
Week Opp Off ST Rec Yards TD Tar Avg 20+ 40+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 @Buf 49 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 NYJ
3 TB 44 0 3 53 2 5 17.7 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
4 @Atl
5 @Cin 63 0 4 47 0 9 11.8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
6 NO 60 1 4 107 1 4 26.8 1 1 1 9 9.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
7 @NYJ 50 0 3 35 0 4 11.7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Mia
9 Pit 64 0 6 74 0 9 12.3 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 BYE Bye Week
11 @Car 52 0 7 59 1 8 8.4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
12 Den 68 0 2 36 0 5 18.0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
13 @Hou 55 0 3 36 1 7 12.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
14 Cle 60 1 2 22 0 4 11.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 @Mia 49 1 3 61 0 3 20.3 1 0 1 6 6.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
16 @Bal 43 0 1 13 0 2 13.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Buf 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Playoffs @Den

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Brandon LaFell  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Wide Receivers
Height:   6' 2"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   210 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.54 sec
WEAK
Shuttle Time:   4.23 sec
AVERAGE
Cone Drill:   6.81 sec
GOOD
Arm Length:   32.75 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Hand Length:   8.75 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   36 in
GOOD
Broad Jump:   115 in
WEAK
Bench Press:   11 reps
WEAK
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Brandon LaFell: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

LaFell had a strong practice Tuesday, with quarterback Tom Brady noting that the veteran wideout "made a lot of plays out there" during the team's workout, ESPN.com reports.

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LaFell was present for Thursday's OTAs, the Boston Herald reports.

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LaFell (unspecified reason) did not participate in Friday's OTAs, the Boston Herald reports.

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LaFell agreed to a three-year contract with the Patriots on Saturday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

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After locking up Julian Edelman earlier in the day, the Patriots made a move for LaFell, who had no fewer than 613 and no more than 677 receiving yards in each of the last three seasons. The former LSU standout is a solid pro and clearly has a place in the league, but he's no lock to start for the Patriots. Edelman will surely have a major role, but the likes of LaFell, Aaron Dobson, Kenbrell Thompkins, Josh Boyce, and possibly even Danny Amendola will all have to prove that they deserve snaps and targets. Amendola may or may not be a part of that group, depending on the degree to which the Patriots attribute his disappointing 2013 to injuries.
LaFell failed to make a catch, despite five targets Sunday versus Atlanta, but the wideout finishes 2013 with 49 grabs on 88 targets for 627 yards and five touchdowns.

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LaFell made three catches on four targets for 61 yards in Sunday's win over the Jets.

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LaFell had two catches on four targets for 22 yards Sunday against the Saints.

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LaFell hauled in three passes on seven targets for 36 yards and a touchdown Sunday against Tampa Bay.

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LaFell caught two passes on five targets for 36 yards Sunday versus the Dolphins.

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LaFell caught seven passes for 59 yards and a touchdown on eight targets in Monday's 24-20 win over the Patriots.

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2013

While Steve Smith is the team's top target, LaFell was actually its most efficient – and that's been true two years running. Of course, Smith is the player seeing extra defensive attention, and LaFell's 15.4 YPC and 8.9 YPT came on just 76 looks. Still, 13 went for 20 or more yards and two went for 40-plus. At 6-3, 206 and with good long speed, LaFell has the ability to make plays down the field. His biggest problem, other than Smith dominating the targets, is Carolina’s run-first approach in the red zone. Cam Newton attempted only 60 passes there all year (20th) despite playing all 16 games, and LaFell himself saw only nine targets in that area. Still, LaFell will be the team's No. 2 wideout again this year, and Smith turned 34 in May.

2012

Someone has to start opposite Steve Smith, and it appears LaFell is the most likely candidate. LaFell saw just 56 targets last year, but put 10.9 YPT and 17 YPC. At 6-3, 206, and with good long speed, LaFell has the physical tools to produce, but Cam Newton leaned heavily on Smith and then spread the rest of the targets around between LaFell, the team’s tight ends and other receivers. And while Legedu Naanee has left to play in Miami, David Gettis – who was a factor in 2010 – should be healthy and could push LaFell for the job.

2011

The 78th pick of the 2010 draft, LaFell didn’t make a significant impact during his rookie season. Much of that was due to inept quarterback play in Carolina, but fellow rookie – and sixth round pick – David Gettis seemed to leapfrog LaFell on the depth chart. At 6-3, 206 and with good speed, he has the physical tools to break out, should the Panthers generate any kind of passing offense – something that’s entirely possible but unlikely, given their current quarterback situation of Jimmy Clausen, Cam Newton or Derek Anderson.

2010

The 78th pick in the 2010 draft, LaFell falls into a favorable situation with the Panthers. After Steve Smith the WR situation in Carolina is wide open, since last year's No. 2 Dwayne Jarrett did little to hold on to his job. LaFell is a good combination of size and speed, though off field issues dropped him down on draft day. He is worth a late round grab in deep seasonal formats and possibly a second round pick in rookie-only drafts.