Patriots WR Brandon LaFell is beginning to feel more comfortable in the Patriots offense after feeling admittedly 'shell-shocked' during OTAs.
LaFell has a good chance to carve out a nice role for himself in this offense. He'll play behind Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola but sits ahead of Kenbrell Thompkins and Aaron Dobson right now and should see a fair number of targets each week and could be a solid red zone target. Of course, if Rob Gronkowski is in there, then that will obviously cut into the red zone work, but given that Gronk's health, and Amendola's for that matter, are no lock, LaFell could see steady opportunities. ANALYST: Howard Bender
Doug McDermott (back) did not practice Tuesday.
It was reported on Saturday that McDermott suffered a setback on Saturday which caused him to miss a game. It looks like now, it could be more than a one game setback. He has not been a consistent part of the rotation, so his absence won't have many fantasy implications. Analysis: Drew Phelps
Dion Waiters (foot) did not practice Tuesday.
RIght now, Waiters should be considered questionable for the Thunder's Wednesday night match up against the Mavericks. Coach Brooks said his foot is feeling better but still not 100%. Andre Roberson has already been ruled out, which means Anthony Morrow could be in line for all the minutes he can handle if Waiters is unable to play. Analysis: Drew Phelps