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
Devin Hester (toe) has been cleared to return from injury in Week 13.
Hester has been on short-term IR all year with the toe injury and has finally been cleared to return. Considering the offensive struggles for the Falcons, he may be used as more than just a return man. There's been little help opposite Julio Jones so perhaps Hester will get a crack at some extra snaps. He certainly couldn't do worse than what the team has there right now. Of course, Matt Ryan still has to wake up as well. Analysis: Howard Bender