LaFell caught four of five targets for 83 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 31-17 win over the Browns. LaFell was the only wideout besides A.J. Green to catch multiple passes, and his 44-yard touchdown grab in the second quarter helped his team build a lead that would prove insurmountable. He now has four touchdowns in the last three games to go along with 14 catches and 164 yards, and he seems to be locked in as the team's No. 2 receiver. Tyler Eifert made his season debut Sunday which could eat into LaFell's red zone usage, but he should remain a steady contributor for the foreseeable future.
LaFell caught two of five passes for 13 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss to New England. LaFell put Cincinnati ahead early in the second half with a lunging five-yard touchdown grab in the back of the end zone. Sunday didn't come close to LaFell's eight-catch breakthrough in Week 5, but he has scored thrice between the two games. The Bengals' new addition has been a favorite of Andy Dalton's down in the red zone, tying A.J. Green for the team lead in red zone targets with eight and leading the team with targets inside the 10 yard line with five. That's a positive development for the time being, but one would assume that he is more likely than Green to lose red zone looks to last year's touchdown machine, Tyler Eifert, once the tight end returns.
LaFell caught a season-high eight of 11 targets for 68 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 28-14 loss at Dallas. Both of LaFell's touchdowns came in garbage time in the fourth quarter, but fantasy owners probably won't complain. With the Cowboys so focused on stopping A.J. Green on Sunday, LaFell was able to score for the first time this season. He'll have extra motivation next week against his former team, the Patriots.
LaFell corralled four of six targets for 44 yards in Thursday's 22-7 win over the Dolphins. The veteran wideout wasn't needed much on a night where A.J. Green exploded for 173 yards and a touchdown, but was efficient with the looks he did receive. LaFell has mostly played his second receiver role to perfection to date in 2016, with a season-high 91 yards in the opener, a 49-yard reception in that same game and only one contest where he failed to snare at least 66 percent of his targets. He also has at least one reception of over 20 yards in three of the first four weeks of the season, serving as an ideal complement to the target-dominant A.J. Green when called upon.
LaFell had two catches for 34 yards on three targets in Sunday's Week 3 loss to the Broncos. LaFell had a meager output, but in his favor he had 60 snaps while Tyler Boyd was on the field for only 24 snaps. Neither has a whole lot of value right now, but then again, not too many second or third receivers would have value against Denver's stout defense.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|10||11/15||@New York Giants||18||24.14|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||93||53||698||4||34||13.17||94|