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Brandon LaFell 2014 Season Outlook


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#1 J.T. Marlin

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 09:31 AM

NE paid this guy a decent amount of money, so they clearly see something in him.  Dobson had foot surgery to repair a stress fracture (2-3 month recovery from early March), although TC & preseason will give us a much clearer picture on his health heading into the season.  Let's also not forget that Dobson was pretty terrible last season and dropped pass after pass.  He's no sure thing at all in my opinion.

LaFell is someone you can get really late, he has a legitimate shot of being the starting X WR for NE, should be in his prime (5th season, 28 in Nov), and just upgraded to a much better passing offense.  800 yd and 8 TD is not out of the question, especially if Gronk misses games to start the season.

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 10:31 AM

LaFell presents nice possibilities as a Patriot.
800 yards seems right... only 125 yards more than a typical year in Carolina.
TDs are random, my guess is 8 would be his ceiling.

My gut tells me the Pats like the downfield blocking that LaFell brings to the table.
He drops his share of balls, so not sure that will play real well with Brady/Belichick.

Always liked LaFell's upside, but there's a lot of mouths to feed in NE.
He'll be roughly the same guy he's always been.
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Posted 04 April 2014 - 10:53 AM

View PostWinky, on 04 April 2014 - 10:31 AM, said:

LaFell presents nice possibilities as a Patriot.
800 yards seems right... only 125 yards more than a typical year in Carolina.
TDs are random, my guess is 8 would be his ceiling.

My gut tells me the Pats like the downfield blocking that LaFell brings to the table.
He drops his share of balls, so not sure that will play real well with Brady/Belichick.

Always liked LaFell's upside, but there's a lot of mouths to feed in NE.
He'll be roughly the same guy he's always been.

Fair assessment. I don't see him really separating himself from the other WRs. Unless injuries or he really separates himself I don't see him being very useful in fantasy. Edelman is the only guy I'm looking at, the rest seems to be a crapshoot. I see a rotation of Dobson thompkins Dola lafell, with vereen splitting out too. Too many mouths for my liking




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