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Brandon LaFell (turf toe) did not practice Wednesday: Fantasy Implications

Jeremy Brevard-US PRESSWIRE

Carolina Panthers WR Brandon LaFell did not practice on Wednesday. We breakdown the fantasy implications.

Carolina Panthers wide receiver Brandon LaFell did not practice on Wednesday, showing up on the injury report with turf toe.

It's going to be difficult to gauge LaFell's return, but given their record, the Panthers shouldn't be in a hurry to get him back on the field. WR Louis Murphy should be expected to fill in this Sunday versus the Atlanta Falcons.

Fantasy Analysis: LaFell emerged as the better option over Steve Smith for part of the season. It seemed that with defenses focuses on No. 89, Cam Newton was able to find LaFell for big gains and TDs.

Unfortunately, it looks like LaFell could miss some time. He should miss this weekend's game and be irrelevant in the fantasy postseason. Avoid Panthers players outside of Steve Smith for the playoffs.

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