Originally written September 21, 2012 on thepigskinreport.com:
I see you reaching for the “drop” button, I am begging you don’t drop Carolina Panthers WR Brandon LaFell. I know he was one of the most talked about waiver wire pickups by all the fantasy “experts”, and you bought into starting him this week, expecting a big game. I feel your pain, I started LaFell in every league I could get him in, and I was hoping for some production. After watching the Panthers vs. Giants game I can’t put the blame on LaFell for lack of production. I know many of you are ready to cut him after a disappointing stat line (1 catch 27 receiving yards), but let me tell you why he is still worth a roster spot. Brandon LaFell really shined last week against the Saints, taking a reverse play for 25 yards, and racking up 6 receptions for 90 yards on 8 targets. His 8 targets led the Panthers, and was a reason for optimism. LaFell has always had talent, this was just the first year he was healthy and was given a shot at the No.2 job opposite of Smith. Through 2 games LaFe...
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