Okay so I kept LaFell on my team the entire year, because my gut told me he would mature into the big time receiver I know he can become in Carolina. Last year I was wrong. THIS is going to be the year though! LaFell has nice size at 6-2 210 and has the opportunity to grow with fellow youngster QB Cam Newton in Carolina. The two seemed to have a nice connection in 2012 with LaFell getting 76 targets (missing 2 games).
Moving into next year I expect LaFell to become more of the go to guy, with the aging Steve Smith starting to slow down…some. Bright spots last year for LaFell included putting up double digit fantasy points in back to back weeks twice last year, and averaging 15.4 yards per catch. He should be available late in all drafts, and could be a nice sleeper heading into next year. I expect a breakout year out of LaFell and I’m guessing he’ll end up somewhere around 75 catches, 1,000 yards and 7 touchdowns.
If you disagree or agree let us know in the forums, and be sure to tell us who you think will have a breakout season in 2013!