Brandon LaFell
Brandon LaFell

Brandon LaFell

Cincinnati Bengals
Note from FantasyPros Staff
Wed, Jul 13th 3:44pm EDT
You might think that if LaFell couldn't become a useful fantasy player with Tom Brady at quarterback that he definitley won't be able to with Andy Dalton, but right now he is slated to start, and being across from A.J. Green will the focus away from LaFell. His challenge will be keeping Tyler Boyd from carving into his playing time.

WR Brandon LaFell tore a ligament in his hand earlier this month and has elected to defer surgery in an attempt to not miss any of the season. The injury has kept him out of the first two pre-season games thus far. (Source: Jay Morrison)

Fantasy Impact: While we respect LaFell attempting to play through the pain to help his team, reports out of Bengals training camp indicate that he has fallen behind rookie WR Tyler Boyd for the #2 spot. However, with today's news that TE Tyler Eifert will be out 4-6 weeks, the Bengals may go 3-wide more often, meaning LaFell and Boyd might both have some fantasy value. Keep LaFell on your waiver wire radar and see how this position battle shakes out.

Category: Injury Updates


WalterFootball | Aug 26th
LaFell hurt his hand and missed some preseason action, but coach Lewis believes LaFell will be back in time for Week 1. Even if he does return for Week 1, I think Tyler Boyd moves up a bit and eats into LaFell's workload
The NY Times | Aug 11th
Plenty of room for targets if he can step up and secure the number two role.
Dynasty Football Warehouse | Jul 8th
LaFell is very capable of holding down WR2 duties. He could be a draft day bargain.