Brandon LaFell injury update: Will return to Panthers' starting lineup, but is there fantasy value?

Jeremy Brevard-US PRESSWIRE

Both receiver and coach say that he'll go back to being Carolina's no. 2. We break down the fantasy implications.

Carolina Panthers wide receiver Brandon LaFell told reporters "I'm playing" on Wednesday, and it appears that he is ready to return to the starting lineup against the Broncos in Week 10. LaFell missed Week 9 with a concussion, but has made a speedy recovery.

Fantasy Take: The Broncos are 10th against the pass and Football Outsiders ranks the Denver defense 13th against #2 WRs, allowing 53.3 yards per game. That's not too far off of what LaFell has been averaging this season, a rather disappointing 2012 after high expectations that he would break out.

LaFell should be slated for right around four catches and 50 yards, possibly with a touchdown, ranking as a low-end WR3.

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