LaFell caught five of nine targets for a team-high 102 yards in Sunday's 27-10 win over Washington. In his third game of the season since returning from a foot injury, LaFell continued to improve on his production. With his health and role in the Patriots' offense now re-established, LaFell is worth a look in deeper formats, though the continued presence of TE Rob Gronkowski and fellow WR Julian Edelman ensures that he'll have plenty of competition for passing targets on any given week.
LaFell -- who played 30 of 32 offensive snaps in the first half of Sunday's win over the Jets, per ESPN's Mike Reiss, displayed some rust in his first game back from a foot injury, while catching just two of eight targets for 25 yards in the contest. While it's a boost to the Patriots' offense that LaFell is back, his 2015 season debut was marked by multiple drops. He'll look to bounce back in short order though, with the Patriots back in action Thursday night against the Dolphins.
Patriots wideout Danny Amendola caught eight of nine targets for 86 yards and a touchdown in a win Sunday over the Jets. That's two straight strong efforts for Amendola, who could potentially lose some looks to Brandon LaFell - who made his season debut Sunday - once he's up to speed.
Adam Schefter of ESPN suggests that "depending on his conditioning," Patriots wideout Brandon LaFell "should play at least half" the plays on offense Sunday against the Jets. With fellow receiver Julian Edelman a candidate to be covered by Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis, LaFell could see his share of targets in his season debut, thought it remains to be seen how close to a full workload he'll receive, which makes him a hit or miss Fantasy lineup option this week.
The Patriots activated LaFell (foot) from the PUP list Saturday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Leaving a spot open on the 53-man roster, the Patriots may have tipped their hand with the veteran wideout's recovery from a foot injury, especially after he returned to practice Wednesday. LaFell emerged this week unscathed and will thus be available for Sunday's contest against the Jets, potentially serving as the No. 3 threat in the passing game behind tight end Rob Gronkowski and wide receiver Julian Edelman.
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