WR Jarvis Landry - Miami Dolphins
|5-11, 205||Born: 11-28-1992||College: LSU||Drafted: Round 2|
Week 15: at Buffalo Bills
FBG says: Neutral matchup. Jay Cutler is coming off his best game of the season, but he's still not much of a fantasy option. All told, he'd actually be a fairly tough Week 15 sell as a QB2 if not for his prime defensive matchup. Cutler has been uncharacteristically gun-shy all year, throwing deep (15+ yards downfield) on just *****% of his throws. As a result, the Dolphins offense has been tragically built around low-impact check-down man Jarvis Landry, and Cutler's downfield receivers have produced hit-or-miss numbers at best. DeVante Parker has taken a huge step back in 2017 - mainly by his own doing - and Kenny Stills doesn't see consistent enough volume to truly matter for fantasy purposes. Cutler is generally more interested in throwing four-yard slants to Landry. We can't merely discount Cutler's Week 14 as nothing, but we do have to note the opponent (the Patriots pass defense) and the fact that if you're a startable fantasy quarterback, 263 yards and 3 touchdowns shouldn't be your season's second-best performance. The Bills pass defense is by no means a consistent one, but it's no pushover, either. They've allowed 284+ passing yards to 4 of their last 9 opponents, with some dazzling lines given up to WR1s - A.J. Green, Mike Evans, Michael Crabtree, Michael Thomas, and Keenan Allen have all recorded 83-189 receiving yards in this matchup. The Bills do boast an impressive secondary, including rookie cornerback TreDavious White and ascending star safety Jordan Poyer. This unit can indeed flow aggressively through a game and limit a passing attack - they've shut down a handful of mediocre passing offenses, after all. But of late, it's not manifesting on the stat sheet. It's generally fair to chase efficiency, if not volume, in plays against the Buffalo defense.
Recent Stats and Projections
Recent Game Summaries
2017 Week 14 vs NE (8 / 8 / 46 / 2 rec)
Jarvis Landry caught all eight of his targets for 46 yards and two touchdowns in the Dolphins win over the Patriots on Monday night. Landry converted both of his red zone targets into touchdowns, and despite his rather low yardage total, he was a big part of the Dolphins passing game. Four of Landry's eight catches came on first down, which allowed the Dolphins to open their entire playbook up on second down and this is where Miami attacked the New England secondary. On Landry's first score, Jay Cutler ran a play-action bootleg to the right side of the formation, and Landry ran a shallow dig route across the field in front of Cutler. He caught the ball at the four yard line, put a hesitation move on his defender before dragging him across the goal line for a touchdown. Landry's second touchdown catch came when Jay Cutler was given an eternity in the pocket and was able to manipulate the Patriots linebackers into leaving Landry wide open in the middle of the end zone. It was an easy pitch and catch for a touchdown, and it marked Landry's eighth touchdown catch in his last ten games. His eight touchdowns have doubled his totals from the 2015 and 2016 seasons. Landry will have another great matchup next week against the Buffalo Bills, and Miami will need some more big games out of him if they want to keep their slim playoff hopes alive.
2017 Week 13 vs DEN (6 / 5 / 62 / 0 rec)
Jarvis Landry caught five passes on six targets for 62 yards against the Broncos on Sunday. Landry was covered by All-Pro Chris Harris for most of the game, but was able to snag five of his six targets, which was a big increase on his catch percentage for the season. Landry didn't score (he had in six of his last eight games) and wasn't able to break free for long gains after the catch, but he did come down with some tough catches and made a fantastic toe-tapping grab on the sideline on the aforementioned Jay Cutler throw. Landry has a good chance at a big game next week against the Patriots and their 32 ranked pass defense.
2017 Week 12 vs NE (9 / 8 / 70 / 0 rec)
Jarvis Landry caught eight of nine targets for 70 yards against the Patriots. Landry had scored touchdowns in six of his last seven games but was unable to continue that streak in week 12. He was by far the most effective weapon the Dolphins had, and he was able to turn several short passes into 15 yard gains. The entire Dolphins offense struggled to move the ball and despite Landry's final stat line looking pretty good, his catches did little in the way of helping Miami score.
2017 Week 11 vs TB (11 / 6 / 95 / 1 rec)
Landry was open downfield all day whether it was Jay Cutler or Matt Moore at quarterback. He had a sweet one-handed catch from Cutler and eventually finished a drive with an easy catch on a cornerback he handily beat on a fade. He had a long bomb catch called back by penalty and also fumbled on a short reception in the first half. When Moore entered the game, Landry immediately had a long catch and run and then drew a pass interference in the red zone on a play that might have been a scoring pass if he hadn't been held. Landry gave way to Kenny Stills more often as the game went on, but is playing at a very high level right now.
2017 Week 10 vs CAR (10 / 5 / 42 / 1 rec)
Jarvis Landry caught five of ten targets for 42 yards and a touchdown, which marked the fifth touchdown that he's caught in his last six games. Opposing defenses know that Landry runs a majority of his routes in shallow space, where he looks to get into space and exploit one on one coverage by gaining yards after the catch. The Panthers did a great job of containing Landry after the catch, and Jay Cutler did him no favors by throw inaccurate passes that he was either unable to corral, or had to slow down to make the catch. Considering the high percentage routes that he runs, it is rather pathetic that Landry is only catching 62.8% of his targets. He has great hands, so it is not his fault and even as a smaller receiver, he is able to take punishment and hold onto the ball. This fact was evident on his touchdown catch where Cutler was able to scramble outside the pocket. Landry lined up on the right side of the formation and ran a shallow crossing route to the middle of the field. As Cutler scrambled, Landry ran into the end zone (from the five yard line) and then moved with Cutler toward the right sideline. Cutler hit him open in the end zone, but as soon as Landry caught the ball he was drilled by a Carolina defender but managed to hold onto the ball. Landry is a tough player, but even he has limits and if Cutler keeps hanging him out to dry in the middle of the field, it is going to be hard for him to stay healthy for 16 games.
2017 Week 9 vs OAK (7 / 6 / 32 / 1 rec)
Jarvis Landry caught six of his ten targets for 32 yards and a touchdown against the Raiders on Sunday night. With Jay Ajayi now an Eagle, a popular thought was that Landry would pick up some of Ajayi's volume through short passes. That was not necessarily the case though, as the Dolphins running backs were very active in the passing game which limited Landry's volume. In fact, he saw less targets against the Raiders than he had on average the first half of the season. Part of that was DeVante Parker's return, as well as Julius Thomas getting involved for the first time all season. Landry was able to turn a short comeback route into a 10 yard touchdown when he left his defender in the dust by stopping on a dime, and then breaking through several defenders before crossing the goal line. When Landry gets some momentum he is very difficult to bring down because not only is he very shifty, but he runs hard and does not shy away from contact.
2017 Week 8 vs BAL (12 / 5 / 33 / 0 rec)
Jarvis Landry caught five of his 12 targets for 33 yards against the Ravens on Thursday. Landry ran his usual compliment of routes, mainly drags, screens and comebacks but with the lack of a downfield passing attack, the Ravens were able to keep him contained. A particularly telling play occurred early in the 4th quarter, and although the game was already way out of hand in the Ravens favor, it showed just how predictable the Dolphins passing attack has become. Landry lined up on the right side of the formation and ran a shallow drag route coming across the field. The Ravens rushed five guys, one of which was CJ Mosely, who saw the short route coming and broke his rush off, drifted slightly to his left and picked off the pass. That type of interception should only occur if a ball is tipped or a linebacker comes from in back of the pass rush and reads the play cold.
2017 Week 7 vs NYJ (11 / 7 / 93 / 1 rec)
Landry wasn't the short outlet high percentage target he had been in previous games, but he was still able to have a great fantasy output thanks to an easy short score early and lots of downfield targets from Matt Moore late. He hurdled a tackler on a key third and long late, and also caught a nice backshoulder throw from Moore in the red zone on the game-tying drive. His value is intact with Moore.
2017 Week 6 vs ATL (14 / 8 / 62 / 1 rec)
Jarvis Landry caught eight passes for 62 yards and one touchdown on 15 targets against the Falcons. With DeVante Parker on the sideline with an injury, Landry's already heavy volume of targets increased to the point where he was targeted on nearly half of Jay Cutler's passes. Jay Ajayi is the focal point of the Dolphins offense, but Landry is not far behind, and he acts as a safe target for Jay Cutler in the short passing game. Landry attracts a lot of attention from opposing secondary's, and the Dolphins were able to exploit this on Landry's touchdown grab. With Landry coming in motion from the left side of the formation, Jay Cutler took the snap and faked a handoff to Jay Ajayi. As Landry got to the middle of the formation, he immediately cut back to the left and took off for the end zone. Atlanta's defense didn't have a chance, as Landry was as wide open as you will ever see in an NFL game. He made an easy catch for his second touchdown of the season.
2017 Week 5 vs TEN (10 / 5 / 44 / 1 rec)
Jarvis Landry five passes for 44 yards and also scored his first touchdown of the season on Sunday against the Titans. Landry was in many ways, the passing game for Miami on a day when Jay Cutler completed a total of seven passes to other Dolphins receivers. Landry made two significant plays on the day, the first a 17 yard reception where he caught the ball on a hook-route in the middle of the field, before shaking two defenders with a spin move and picking up a total of 17 yards on the play. It was the longest play of the day for the Miami passing attack. That play, set up a six yard touchdown reception where Landry ran a shallow in-route from the slot, and Jay Cutler threw a nice ball in between two Titans defenders. Both defenders hit Landry, but he was able to secure the ball for what went down as the only touchdown of the day for the Dolphins.
2017 Week 4 vs NO (7 / 6 / 40 / 0 rec)
Jarvis Landry caught six of his nine targets for 40 yards against the Saints on Sunday. Landry's long gain was 11 yards, as the Saints did a great job of containing him after the catch. The Dolphins were not able to get their run game going, which allowed the Saints to stack the box and keep a lot of defenders around the line of scrimmage. This in turn affected Landry, as he was not able to create any space by running drag routes and short slants and screens. On the season, Landry is averaging 6.6 yards per catch, and only 3.2 yards after the catch, which matched his exact numbers from this game. Landry was targeted three times on third down, but was unable to convert a first down on any of his three targets.
2017 Week 3 vs NYJ (11 / 6 / 48 / 0 rec)
Jarvis Landry continued to be heavily targeted by Jay Cutler, catching six of 11 targets for 48 yards. The Jets cornerbacks did a great job containing Landry on short passes. There was no room for Landry to gain yards after the catch, which is where is dangerous. Landry was unable to create separation down the field on his two deep targets, one of which is resulted in Cutler throwing an interception. Landry has a great matchup next week against the Saints, so look for him to have a big game with plenty of targets from Cutler.
2017 Week 2 vs LAC (15 / 13 / 78 / 0 rec, 1 / -7 / 0 rush)
Jarvis Landry paced the Dolphins in receptions and targets, catching 13 passes for 78 yards. His 16 targets were nearly half of Jay Cutlers 33 attempts, so it is clear that Cutler has already developed a good rapport with Landry, despite only playing one preseason game together. Landry was his typical self against the Chargers, finding weaknesses in zone coverages and consistently beating his man off the line of scrimmage. Jay Cutler's quick release went a long way in giving Landry chances to make plays after the catch, although the Chargers did do a good job of not letting Landry beat them with the big play. Landry is targeted mainly on drag and crossing routes where he can get into space and gain yards after the catch. Much was made of Cutler's preference for big body targets, and why that played to DeVante Parker's strengths more so than Landry's, but it looks as though Cutler will target them both frequently and they should both have opportunities that play to their strengths.
Latest NewsDolphins | Jarvis Landry scores twice Monday night (Tue Dec 12, 12:05 AM) - Miami Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry recorded eight grabs for 46 yards and two touchdowns in the team's Week 14 triumph Monday, Dec. 11, against the New England Patriots. link to story Dolphins | Jarvis Landry primed for big game? (Thu Dec 7, 11:09 PM) - Miami Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry faces the New England Patriots in Week 14, and he had eight catches on nine targets against the Patriots in Week 12. link to story Dolphins | Miami's Week 13 injury report (Fri Dec 1, 03:59 PM) - Miami Dolphins OG Jermon Bushrod (foot), QB Matt Moore (foot), SS Maurice B. Smith (abdomen) and RB Damien Williams (shoulder) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 1, and have been ruled out for Week 13. DT Davon Godchaux (knee) did not practice and is listed as questionable. RB Senorise Perry (concussion) and FS Michael X. Thomas (knee) fully participated in practice but are listed as questionable. DT Ndamukong Suh (knee) did not practice but is not on the injury report. WR Jarvis Landry (knee), C Mike Pouncey (hip) and DE Cameron Wake (non-injury) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report. link to story Dolphins | Jarvis Landry ready to play (Fri Dec 1, 03:54 PM) - Miami Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 1, and is not on the injury report for Week 13. link to story Dolphins | Jarvis Landry listed as limited (Thu Nov 30, 05:11 PM) - Miami Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 30. Our View: The Broncos are without the services of the suspended Aqib Talib, which is nothing but good for Jarvis Landry. We think he will have a very nice game and put up WR2 numbers.
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