Player Fantasy Projection
Brandon LaFell 2016 Fantasy Projection And Ranking
Brandon LaFell Bio & Career Stats
Position: Wide Receiver
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Additional Bio Information
Birth Date: ,
Lamar HS [TX]
Drafted: 2010 Carolina Panthers
(Round: 3 #78)
|Brandon LaFell 2016 Fantasy Projection
||*Avg Games Played
||2015 Fantasy Ranking
|2016 Bye Week
||Head Coach Change
||**Coming Off Injury
||Depth Chart Change
||Higher Fantasy Avg then League
||Harder Schedule in 2016
||Better Defenses in 2016
||Better Pass Defenses in 2016
||Better Against Sub 500 Teams
|Brandon LaFell Previous Years Stats
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|Brandon LaFell 2016 Fantasy Analysis
Brandon LaFell has beaten his fantasy projection 4 out of 6 years, but he was below his projection last year. His best fantasy WR ranking was #21 in 2014.
LaFell fell below his previous year fantasy game average last year.
, and he was one of the top 100 most consistent players overall (ranked 82).
Career Experience Outlook:
LaFell is entering his 7th year in the NFL. Over the past 15 years, on average, WRs in their 7th year have seen an increase in fantasy pts per game of 0.05 from their 6th year.
Throughout his career LaFell has averaged 0.32 fantasy pts per game less than the league WR average. The average fantasy pts per game by WRs in 2015 was 4.23.
Depth Chart Change:
LaFell has moved up from 2nd to 1st on the depth chart. He has changed teams since last year moving from the Patriots to the Bengals.
Based on prior performance, a change in roster skilled positions projects a lower fantasy average of (1.01725) pts per game for LaFell. At the Running Back/Full Back position: Matt Lengel has been added to the starting lineup. At the Wide Receiver position: Marvin Jones (2015 Avg: 4.26 Pts/Game) has left the team. At the Tight End position: Ryan Hewitt (2015 Avg: .71 Pts/Game) has left the team. Along the Offenisve Line: Clark Harris and Andre Smith have left the team and Eric Winston is now starting.
Based on the winning percentage of the teams on the schedule LaFell plays this year (101 - 107 - 0 0.486%) will be more difficult compared to the teams on the schedule from last season (97 - 111 - 0 0.466%), and last season's teams gave up more points (4,894) compared to this season's teams (4,763) so this could mean less fantasy points.
Performance Against Sub 500 Teams:
LaFell had a lower fantasy avg (2.32 pts/game) against winning teams last year compared to teams with a losing record (2.51 pts/game), so with a more difficult schedule for the upcoming season it could also be an indication of less points.
From a defensive standpoint, LaFell will face defenses that are stronger this year (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 17.23 - 5 Top 10 Defenses and 3 Top 5 Defenses) compared to last season (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 18.62 - 3 Top 10 Defenses and 3 Top 5 Defenses), and last season's teams gave up more passing yards (248 yds/game including 4 Top 10 Defenses and 3 Top 5 Defenses) compared to this season's teams (246 yds/game including 4 Top 10 Defenses and 3 Top 5 Defenses).
In Season Trends:
Throughout his career LaFell has been a slow finisher, but has had his best 4 game stretch during the second quarter of the year (4.71 pts per game), followed by the 1st quarter (4.61 pts per game), 3rd quarter (3.79 pts per game) and 4th quarter (3.02 pts per game). His best weekly fantasy average has been in week 6 (9.90 pts per game), week 11 (5.71 pts per game) and week 2 (5.37 pts per game), and his worst weekly average has been in week 14 (1.34 pts per game), week 5 (1.47 pts per game) and week 10 (1.97 pts per game).