Brandon Lloyd

Brandon Lloyd

Week Fourteen Drop: If the 27 yards per game average that Brandon Lloyd has put up over the last six weeks is exciting to you, by all means keep him on your squad. The fact that Rob Gronkowski has been out for two games now and Lloyd has only had four receptions and 36 total yards during that span should chase even the bravest fantasy souls away. The fact of the matter is, there are a lot of really good wide receivers on the free agent wire in just about any league. I just can't see a scenario in which you'd start Lloyd against his next two opponents, Houston and San Francisco, so there's no use hanging on to him

Week Ten Analysis:
In his last game, Brandon Lloyd scored twice in London, but it's concerning that he's only caught three of 11 targets over his last two games and accumulated only 34 yards. This week he'll have no excuses against the feeble Bills secondary. According to Pro Football Focus the Bills' Aaron Williams has allowed the most touchdowns among cornerbacks, including a 25-yard touchdown to Lloyd in Week 4. Opponents have caught 11 of 12 balls against Williams since that game, resulting in three more touchdowns. You can bet that Tom Brady and Lloyd will take a few shots in Williams' direction on Sunday.

Week Four Analysis:
Brandon Lloyd's 22 receptions are sixth most in the NFL and he leads the Patriots with 33 targets in three weeks. That's the good news. The bad news is that Lloyd has yet to score a touchdown this season, and last week against Baltimore, Lloyd surpassed the 100-yard mark for just the third time since the beginning of 2011. This week the Bills are the matchup for Lloyd. Buffalo has allowed multiple touchdown games to a single wide receiver twice this season and six total touchdowns to the position this season.

  Targets Rec Yds TD Rush TD Pts
Week 3
12 9 108 0 0 0 6.9
Season 33 22 237 0 0 0 6.9

Week Two Analysis: Is Brandon Lloyd the new featured wide receiver in New England? It's worth a conversation. While Lloyd logged 14 more snaps than Welker last week, it was all supposed to be a part of offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels' game plan. Will the game plan call for more Welker or Lloyd this week when the Pats host Arizona? The Cardinals were one of only six teams to allow over 200 receptions to opposing wide receivers last season, but the addition of William Gay at cornerback with an already solid Patrick Peterson signify that they're doing their best to curb that number. However, if the matchup with Tom Brady and the Pats receivers is in any way more difficult than facing off against Russell Wilson, you could see the team that completed the third-most passes last season targeting both Lloyd and Welker for huge days.

  Targets Rec Yds TD Rush TD Pts
Week 1 8 5 69 0 0 0 6.9
Season 8 5 69 0 0 0 6.9


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