NFL

Carolina Panthers
Position
WR
 
Jersey
11
Name  Brandon LaFell
Born  11/4/1986
Height  6-2
Weight  211
College  LSU
3/16/2014 9:32:00 AM
Description: Another Panther has left the nest. Brandon LaFell is headed to New England on a three-year deal. SOURCE: Adam Schefter, ESPN
Insight: The contract is worth $11 million. LaFell has averaged 639 yards and four touchdowns over his last four seasons. He's a late-round flyer at best in fantasy leagues.
 
10/24/2013 2:28:00 PM
Description: Carolina wideout Brandon LaFell got in a solid afternoon of practice Wednesday and is probable for Thursday's game with Tampa Bay.
Insight: LaFell has been dealing with a sore knee. We keep seeing small glimpses of his ability to be a viable fantasy wideout, but not enough. After posting 107 yards and a score in Week 6, he slipped backward last week with a three-catch, 35-yard performance.
 
12/20/2012 2:57:00 PM
Description: Carolina wideout Brandon LaFell didn't practice Thursday. He's still dealing with a turf toe injury. SOURCE: Jonathan Jones, Charlotte Observer
Insight: LaFell practiced on a limited basis last Friday after missing Wednesday and Thursday and ended up playing Sunday but he failed to record a catch. We'll see tomorrow if he is going through the same routine this week.
 
12/16/2012 3:34:00 PM
Description: Carolina wideout Brandon LaFell will be on the field for Sunday's game against the Chargers. LaFell had been questionable because of a toe injury.
Insight: LaFell has scored a touchdown in two of his last three games and he could get another one this week against San Diego's below average pass defense (22nd in the league at 242.9 yards per game).
 
12/14/2012 2:35:00 PM
Description: Panthers receiver Brandon LaFell (foot, toe) is questionable for Sunday's game against San Diego. Coach Ron Rivera called it 50-50 when asked about the chance of Lafell playing.
Insight: Not only does LaFell have a turf toe injury, he's also dealing with a chipped bone in his foot. Louis Murphy will start if LaFell is inactive and caught five balls for 36 yards last week.
 
12/9/2012 12:20:00 PM
Description: Panthers receiver Brandon LaFell (foot, toe) is inactive Sunday against the Falcons.
Insight: Not only does LaFell have a turf toe injury, he's also dealing with a chipped bone in his foot. Louis Murphy will start but isn't a safe play.
 
12/4/2012 7:18:00 PM
Description: Panthers interim GM Brandon Beane says WR Brandon LaFell is dealing with a turf toe injury and is questionable for Sunday's game against the Falcons. SOURCE: Joe Person, Charlotte Observer
Insight: Carolina coach Ron Rivera called LaFell's injury a sprain on Monday. Louis Murphy is the next man up but won't be a fantasy option this week, as Atlanta has allowed just 16.5 fantasy points to opposing wideouts this season.
 
12/3/2012 10:34:00 AM
Description: Carolina receiver Brandon LaFell sprained his foot in Sunday's loss to Kansas City.
Insight: At this point, the Panthers are still trying to determine the severity of LaFell's injury. For now consider the wideout questionable for Week 14's matchup with the first-place Falcons.
 
11/4/2012 11:40:00 AM
Description: Carolina wideout Brandon LaFell, who was diagnosed with a concussion will miss the Week 9 game against Washington.
Insight: Louis Murphy could join Steve Smith and tight end Greg Olsen as viable fantasy options.
 
11/2/2012 1:52:00 PM
Description: Carolina wideout Brandon LaFell, who was diagnosed with a concussion, missed Friday's practice and is doubtful for Sunday's game against Washington
Insight: No receiver wants to miss a game against the Redskins' league-worst pass defense. Expect Steve Smith and Greg Olsen to receive more targets than usual from quarterback Cam Newton if LaFell is inactive.
 
10/31/2012 9:52:00 PM
Description: Carolina wideout Brandon LaFell has been diagnosed with a concussion.
Insight: LaFell missed Wednesday's practice and is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Redskins. Expect Steve Smith and Greg Olsen to receive more targets than usual from quarterback Cam Newton if LaFell is unable to suit up.
 
9/16/2012 6:18:00 PM
Description: Carolina Panthers receiver Brandon LaFell has nine catches for 155 yards and a score through two games.
Insight: LaFell is a solid complement to Steve Smith and it appears he's going to factor heavily in Carolina's offense this season. He should provide consistent flex-worthy numbers.
 
9/9/2012 7:33:00 PM
Description: Carolina Panthers receiver Brandon LaFell caught three passes Sunday against the Buccaneers, but he made them count, recording 65 yards and a touchdown.
Insight: LaFell caught 36 passes for 613 yards and three scores last season. He has a shot at 50-750-8 this season as a complement to Steve Smith.
 
8/23/2012 11:52:00 AM
Description: Carolina Panthers receiver Brandon LaFell said coaches are giving him a "big role" this season, according to the Charlotte Observer.
Insight: LaFell, a former third-round pick out of LSU, caught 36 passes for 613 yards and three scores last season. He's likely to improve upon those numbers in his third NFL season, but temper your expectations; Steve Smith and Greg Olsen are still the team's top two targets.
 
8/13/2012 5:23:00 PM
Description: Carolina Panthers receiver Brandon LaFell has "pretty much has locked up the No. 2 wide receiver job," according to ESPN.com.
Insight: LaFell, a former third-round pick out of LSU, caught 36 passes for 613 yards and three scores last season and he stands to improve on those numbers in 2012-13. LaFell is currently being drafted in the 12th round (fantasyfootballcalculator.com ADP: 12.06) in 12-team lock drafts, but he may outperform that draft spot by several rounds.
 
7/25/2012 1:28:00 PM
Description: Carolina Panthers wideout Brandon LaFell could be very productive in 2012 with little competition for the No. 2 job opposite Steve Smith.
Insight: David Gettis will start camp on the PUP list and newly acquired Louis Murphy will get a late start after tweaking a hamstring. LaFell caught 36 for 613 yards and three scores last year and with a confident Cam Newton under center could significantly increase those totals.
 
10/31/2010 4:07:00 PM
Description: Panthers rookie WR Brandon LaFell was productive again in Week 8, catching four passes for 40 yards and a touchdown.
Insight: This is his first touchdown of the season (and his career), and with so much attention on Steve Smith (9 for 85), Matt Moore is going to need someone else to step up. LaFell, in our opinion, has more fantasy value than David Gettis and should be considered as a top pick up this week.
 
9/12/2010 11:10:00 AM
Description: According to the NFL Network' Steve Wyche, Panthers rookie WR Brandon LaFell will be starting against the Giants.
Insight: So much for the job still being open. It's a wise move by the Panthers considering Dwayne Jarrett has had enough chances in landing the spot across from Steve Smith. LaFell still isn't worth fantasy consideration yet.
 
8/12/2010 12:32:00 PM
Description: Barring a "disastrous preseason", Panthers WR Brandon LaFell should nab the starting job opposite WR Steve Smith. SOURCE: ESPN.COM
Insight: LaFell's dynasty stock has been on the climb since offseason workouts. He could be a decent late-round flyer in redrafts, but we would consider him nothing more than an inseason pickup in shallower leagues.
 
8/6/2010 12:17:00 PM
Description: The Panthers had rookie WR Brandon LaFell working with the first-team offense at Thursday's practice. SOURCE: TWITTER
Insight: The Panthers were "rotating personnel" and also had Dwayne Jarrett in with the starters, but it's a good sign that the team may be looking to use LaFell across from Steve Smith by Week One. If LaFell has a strong preseason, and Jarrett continues to slide, the Panthers will have no choice.
 

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 2013 American Football Conference Standings 
East Division W L T Pct. PF PA Home Away Div Conf
y-New England 12 4 0 .750 444 338 8-0 4-4 4-2 9-3
NY Jets 8 8 0 .500 290 387 6-2 2-6 3-3 5-7
Miami 8 8 0 .500 317 335 4-4 4-4 2-4 7-5
Buffalo 6 10 0 .375 339 388 4-4 2-6 3-3 5-7
 
North Division W L T Pct. PF PA Home Away Div Conf
y-Cincinnati 11 5 0 .688 430 305 8-0 3-5 3-3 8-4
Pittsburgh 8 8 0 .500 379 370 5-3 3-5 4-2 6-6
Baltimore 8 8 0 .500 320 352 6-2 2-6 3-3 6-6
Cleveland 4 12 0 .250 308 406 3-5 1-7 2-4 3-9
 
South Division W L T Pct. PF PA Home Away Div Conf
y-Indianapolis 11 5 0 .688 391 336 6-2 5-3 6-0 9-3
Tennessee 7 9 0 .438 362 381 3-5 4-4 2-4 6-6
Jacksonville 4 12 0 .250 247 449 1-7 3-5 3-3 4-8
Houston 2 14 0 .125 276 428 1-7 1-7 1-5 2-10
 
West Division W L T Pct. PF PA Home Away Div Conf
y-Denver 13 3 0 .813 606 399 7-1 6-2 5-1 9-3
x-Kansas City 11 5 0 .688 430 305 5-3 6-2 2-4 7-5
x-San Diego 9 7 0 .563 396 348 5-3 4-4 4-2 6-6
Oakland 4 12 0 .250 322 453 3-5 1-7 1-5 4-8
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
 2013 National Football Conference Standings 
East Division W L T Pct. PF PA Home Away Div Conf
y-Philadelphia 10 6 0 .625 442 382 4-4 6-2 4-2 9-3
Dallas 8 8 0 .500 439 432 5-3 3-5 5-1 7-5
NY Giants 7 9 0 .438 294 383 4-4 3-5 3-3 6-6
Washington 3 13 0 .188 334 478 2-6 1-7 0-6 1-11
 
North Division W L T Pct. PF PA Home Away Div Conf
y-Green Bay 8 7 1 .531 417 428 4-3-1 4-4 3-2-1 6-5-1
Chicago 8 8 0 .500 445 478 5-3 3-5 2-4 4-8
Detroit 7 9 0 .438 395 376 4-4 3-5 4-2 6-6
Minnesota 5 10 1 .344 391 480 5-3 0-7-1 2-3-1 4-7-1
 
South Division W L T Pct. PF PA Home Away Div Conf
y-Carolina 12 4 0 .750 366 241 7-1 5-3 5-1 9-3
x-New Orleans 11 5 0 .688 414 304 8-0 3-5 5-1 9-3
Atlanta 4 12 0 .250 353 443 3-5 1-7 1-5 3-9
Tampa Bay 4 12 0 .250 288 389 3-5 1-7 1-5 2-10
 
West Division W L T Pct. PF PA Home Away Div Conf
y-Seattle 13 3 0 .813 417 231 7-1 6-2 4-2 10-2
x-San Francisco 12 4 0 .750 406 272 6-2 6-2 5-1 9-3
Arizona 10 6 0 .625 379 324 6-2 4-4 2-4 6-6
St. Louis 7 9 0 .438 348 364 5-3 2-6 1-5 4-8
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHR 4
DUR 8
 
11:05am Today
CHR
DUR
 
7:00pm Tonight
MIA
CHA
Final
PIT 1
CIN 4
Final
CLE 2
KAN 8
Final
WAS 2
ANA 7
Final
TOR 9
BAL 3
Final
DET 8
CWS 6
Final
ATL 0
MIA 1
Final
TAM 7
MIN 3
Final
BOS 3
NYY 9
Final
NYM 0
STL 3
Final
CHC 9
ARI 2
Final
MIL 1
SDP 2
Final
COL 2
SFG 1
Final
OAK 4
TEX 5
Final
SEA 2
HOU 5
Final
LOS 2
PHI 3
12:10pm Today
ATL
MIA
 
2:20pm Today
CHC
ARI
 
3:10pm Today
COL
SFG
 
3:35pm Today
OAK
TEX
 
3:40pm Today
SEA
HOU
 
7:05pm Tonight
PIT
CIN
 
7:05pm Tonight
CLE
KAN
 
7:05pm Tonight
WAS
ANA
 
7:07pm Tonight
TOR
BAL
 
7:08pm Tonight
DET
CWS
 
7:10pm Tonight
TAM
MIN
 
7:10pm Tonight
BOS
NYY
 
7:10pm Tonight
NYM
STL
 
8:10pm Tonight
MIL
SDP
 
10:10pm Tonight
LOS
PHI
 
Final
IND 101
ATL 85
Final
TOR 100
BRK 95
Final
CHI 99
WAS 101
7:00pm Tonight
MIA
CHA
8:00pm Tonight
SAN
DAL
9:30pm Tonight
HOU
POR
Final
MON 4
TAM 3
Final
DET 0
BOS 3
Final
PHI 1
NYR 4
Final
LOS 3
SJS 4
7:00pm Tonight
CLB
PIT
8:00pm Tonight
DAL
ANA
9:30pm Tonight
CHI
STL
Final
CHR 4
DUR 8
 
11:05am Today
CHR
DUR