WR Brandon LaFell - Carolina Panthers
|6-3, 211||Born: 11-4-1986||College: LSU||Drafted: Round 3|
Quick fantasy outlook: Brandon LaFell was Steve Smith's counterpart in the starting lineup during 14 games last year, posting 76 targets for 44/677/5 receiving (career highs in receptions, yards and TDs), and he's penciled in to be the #2 wide receiver for the Panthers again this year. However, the arrival of Domenik Hixon from the New York Giants could change the depth chart if Hixon can pick up the offense quickly enough - LaFell has never caught more than 44 balls during his three NFL seasons to date. LaFell is not entrenched as a starter in Carolina. He's missed four regular season games during his three year career, with 14 games played during 2012.
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