Panthers very happy with WR Brandon LaFell
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Panthers very happy with WR Brandon LaFell

Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera feels that the key to Carolina's success this season is because of wide receiver Brandon LaFell @Blafell1's emergence as a legitimate No. 2 receiver. WR Steve Smith @SteveSmithWR echoed that sentiment when he said, "Ever since Moose (Muhsin Muhammad) retired and also with Ricky Proehl retiring, we've been looking for a guy to step in and step up. I think Brandon has done that."

Fantasy Analysis:

Please listen to FFToolbox's Tuesday podcast later tonight, hosted by our very own Ben Standig. He will be discussing in detail the Panthers-Giants Thursday night game with FoxSports' Andrew Jones. They will cover LaFell and all the other fantasy-relevant subjects surrounding that matchup.

LaFell received a lot of preseason hype from fantasy gurus as a potential breakout sleeper. Through two games, he has nine receptions for 155 yards and a touchdown. Hardly something to write home about, yet already on pace for a very productive season if those numbers are extrapolated into a full season (72 receptions, 1,240 yards and eight scores). LaFell should be thought of a solid flex option on a weekly basis as he looks much improved in his third year.

Knoxville News Sentinel

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He's #13WR in my .5PPR and the team is clearly trying to get the ball in his hands (see the rushing attempt in the last game), so I would say that a high-end/solid WR2 in the 15th round "is something to write home about".

Posted by:
brodiespam 09/18/12 10:30 PM

Lafell or Bush for Flex...need to know quick for this week...pls help!!!

Posted by:
garet128 09/20/12 08:01 PM

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