WR Jarvis Landry - Cleveland Browns
|5-11, 205||Born: 11-28-1992||College: LSU||Drafted: Round 2, pick 2014|
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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Dec 3): Landry gave us a reason to keep rostering him and maybe even play him against the Panthers this week. Usage will be unpredictable, but Landry reminded us what he can do with enough downfield volume against Houston.
Week 14: vs Carolina Panthers
FBG says: Good matchup. The firing of Todd Haley and elevation of Freddie Kitchens into the Browns' coordinator role has worked wonders for Baker Mayfield. The rookie broke out of a bad slump when Kitchens took over in Week 9, going on to complete 74% of his throws with 9 touchdowns (to just 1 interception) over the next 3 games. He struggled mightily in last Sunday's loss to the Texans but managed to put up 397 yards at a robust 9.2 per attempt. (He also had a 77-yard touchdown called back for holding.) Mayfield was just 5 of 13 with 3 interceptions at halftime but went 24 of 30 after the break against the Texans' semi-prevent defense. It wasn't the prettiest performance but served as a reminder that he's capable of utilizing his explosive weaponry and posting big numbers. Jarvis Landry remains a sure-handed producer out of the slot, and lightning-fast rookie Antonio Callaway, for all of his inconsistency, has made at least one big catch in five straight games. It's not easy to nail down the Browns' skill-position production, with a variety of mediocre receivers combined with Mayfield spreading the ball around effectively. But Mayfield's performance since Jackson's departure has brought plenty of optimism for their potential. Carolina's pass defense is in rough shape at the moment, consistently allowing quarterbacks to relax and receivers to win downfield battles. Over the last 5 weeks, they've given up an average of 275 yards per game and 8.3 per attempt, with 14 touchdowns through the air. The pass rush, usually the defense's strength, is struggling to create pressure, putting far too much pressure on the mediocre cornerbacks. Rookie Donte Jackson has flashed shutdown ability, but fallen off over the past few weeks, and James Bradberry remains similarly inconsistent on the other side. Slot man Captain Munnerlyn has been a liability for years, while safeties Mike Adams and Eric Reid are primarily employed for their run defense, not their downfield coverage help. The secondary, as constructed, will likely continue to trade off solid coverage snaps with bad downfield lapses. Lately, it's resulted in far more bust than boom, and the Browns' receivers could be looking at a ton of downfield room Sunday. Over that five-game span, seven different wideouts have topped 80 yards, with 9 touchdowns going to the receiver position.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36
Jarvis Landry's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2018 Week 13 vs HOU (9 / 6 / 103 / 0 rec)
Landry broke a mini slump, topping 100 yards for the first time since Week 3. He caught three passes in the team's poor first half, going for 16, seven, and 22 yards. His 22-yard reception over the middle was a nice snatch catch off of an accurate throw from Baker Mayfield. Landry was then quiet until garbage time in the fourth quarter. He made an impressive one-handed catch which went for 25 yards and then tip-toed the sideline for a 28-yarder. On the second drive of the fourth quarter, it appeared he and Mayfield would connect on another long pass but a hard hit near the right sideline jarred the ball loose. The replay showed the defender may have gotten away with a helmet-to-helmet hit on the play. Landry's final catch was a short five-yarder on a crossing route. While Landry isn't showing the high floor he did in fantasy when he was a Dolphin, he remains the team's top wide receiver and should see enough volume to stay afloat, especially in games where the Browns are trailing or passing to keep up on the scoreboard.
2018 Week 12 vs CIN (5 / 3 / 30 / 0 rec)
Landry was the only Cleveland offensive star who didn't get in on the first half scoring. The veteran receiver had another low-volume day, catching just three of his five targets. Landry has shown over his career that he needs high volume to post numbers but Baker Mayfield has really been spreading the ball around over the past few games instead of just locking onto Landry, which was happening earlier in the year. It also didn't help Landry's case that the Browns built a 28-7 lead by halftime and only passed the ball four times in the second half. Landry drew a deep target on the second drive of the game but the pass was thrown too low for him to catch. His first catch came out of a bunch right formation where he got open and pulled in a nine-yard gain on 3rd-and-three. At the beginning of the second quarter, Landry saw an end zone target but it was thrown too high. That pass attempt wound up getting nullified by offsetting penalties. Landry's final catch was a seven-yard gain off of a quick pass in the third quarter. Struggling to see a high volume of targets over the past few weeks, it is time to start treating Landry as more of a WR3 than the WR2 he has been over the past few seasons.
2018 Week 10 vs ATL (5 / 2 / 22 / 0 rec)
Landry turned in a slow outing, tying a season-low with two receptions. It appeared was going to have a big day at the outset of the game, catching a 12-yard pass on the first play of the game and tacking on his other catch on the second drive of the game. He then was shutout for the remainder of the contest. He did see a red zone target in the third quarter but the pass was thrown too high. Later in the third quarter, Baker Mayfield rushed a throw and passed the ball at Landry's feet. Later, Landry did appear to get open down the right sideline but Mayfield's pass was slightly overthrown. Had they connected it would have gone for a long gain. Part of Landry's struggles in Week 10 can be attributed to the Browns building a big lead and shifting into clock-killing mode in the fourth quarter. Baker Mayfield also spread the ball around in the game, completing passes to nine different receivers. Landry remains the team's top target in the passing game despite the slow outing.
2018 Week 9 vs KC (7 / 6 / 50 / 0 rec)
Just like in Week 8, Landry had a game where he caught plenty of passes but didn't accumulate much yardage. To their credit, the Chiefs defense was quick to bring down receivers after the catch, limiting chances for yards after the catch. That being said, he did come close to breaking a big gain in the second quarter. He caught a two-yard pass on a slant and was barely brought down by his ankle. There was a lot of open space ahead of him had he just been able to shake the tackle. Landry did appear to injure his right arm toward the end of the second quarter but he was able to return for the second half. He has quietly dealt with an assortment of injuries this season, including a knee injury earlier and now arm issues over the past three weeks. Landry continues to see plenty of targets but he has settled in as a steady low-end WR2 with low upside in his first season with the Browns.
2018 Week 8 vs PIT (12 / 8 / 39 / 0 rec)
Landry once again led the Browns in receiving but he really struggled to do much with all of his looks. Of Landry's eight catches, three went for one-yard losses and two more went for just four yards each. The Browns really struggled to protect the quarterback in this one which forced the offense to lean mostly on short pass attempts to move the ball. His best gain of the day was a 21-yard reception at the end of the first quarter after Baker Mayfield did a great job escaping a sack and hit Landry while rolling to his right. He did come close to scoring a touchdown in garbage time on the final drive as he had a step on the defender in the end zone but the pass was overthrown. The team dismissed head coach Hue Jackson and offensive coordinator Todd Haley on Monday in a move that has to be considered a positive for Landry.
2018 Week 7 vs TB (15 / 10 / 97 / 1 rec)
Landry shook off three straight slow outings to lead the Browns in all receiving categories in Week 7 against Tampa Bay. He benefitted from the team's conservative, short-passing attack in the first half as he was the recipient of several short targets from Baker Mayfield. He did draw one deeper target down the left sideline in the first quarter but the pass was overthrown by Mayfield. The team started throwing deeper in the second half. In the third quarter, Landry had a step on his defender deep but he was overthrown by Mayfield again. He made several impressive catches in the game, including a great leaping catch for 18 yards on third down and another catch where he spun his body in the air to catch a pass thrown behind him. He came close to scoring a touchdown on the first drive of the fourth quarter, getting stopped on the two-yard line following a 10-yard pickup. He might have been able to score on the play had Mayfield thrown the pass a bit earlier. He did get a touchdown later, making a spectacular sliding grab at the Tampa Bay one-yard line and, from the ground, reaching the ball across the end zone right before he was touched down by the defense. For what it is worth, a team reporter noted that Landry was having some trouble lifting his left arm to get his shirt on after the game. He stated that he would be playing in Week 8 but it is something to monitor.
2018 Week 6 vs LAC (9 / 2 / 11 / 0 rec)
As has been the case of late, Landry and Baker Mayfield struggled to connect with one another. For the third straight week, Landry saw plenty of targets but was only able to finish with two catches, both of which came in the first half of the game. This is the third consecutive game where he failed to convert more than 50% of his targets into catches. Some of his struggles can be attributed to excellent coverage from the Chargers, who did a great job limiting the Cleveland passing attack. Landry was a popular target in the red zone on the first drive of the second quarter as he drew two red zone targets. The first was thrown too low and Baker Mayfield was hit as he threw on the second, which caused the ball to fall well short of Landry. In the third quarter, Landry dropped a pass when he attempted a one-handed catch. It appeared he could have gotten the other hand up on the play. Landry's usage remains encouraging and he should bounce back once he and Mayfield can start connecting more frequently.
2018 Week 5 vs BAL (10 / 5 / 69 / 0 rec)
Landry got off to a slow start, catching just one pass for 10 yards in the first half of the game. He was able to absorb a big hit on the play and still hold onto the football. In the second quarter he got a deep shot down the left side of the field but the ball was overthrown by Baker Mayfield. He was closely covered on the play and would have had to make a contested catch had the pass been more accurate. He got going in the second half, catching several short passes and running after the catch to tack on additional yardage. He saw an end zone target in the third quarter but the pass was thrown too high. Landry was upset after the play and was seen campaigning with the officials for a pass interference flag. In the fourth quarter he came out of the backfield to catch a short pass and turn it into a 17-yard gain. He did blunder on the play as he should have gotten out of bounds to stop the clock but instead was brought down trying to fight for extra yards. In overtime he caught a 27-yard pass and was later leveled on a deep pass attempt. The ball was uncatchable but it appeared an argument for an illegal contact penalty could have been made. Landry is coming off two slower games now but he remains the No. 1 option in the Cleveland passing game.
2018 Week 4 vs OAK (10 / 4 / 34 / 1 rec)
Landry did most of his damage in the first half, catching three of his four passes before halftime. His only second half catch was a two-yard touchdown. Landry got off to a rough start, dropping his first target on a catchable pass during the first drive of the game. He bounced back with a nine-yard gain on a short slant later in the first quarter. He then had an 11-yard gain nullified by an illegal block penalty. He later saw an end zone target on that same drive, but he slipped on the play. It most likely would have been a touchdown if Landry had been able to keep his footing. In the second quarter, Landry lined up in the backfield and turned a short reception into a 15-yard gain. He committed another drop in the same quarter as he was unable to hold onto the ball following a big hit. Landry's two-yard touchdown reception was impressive as he snared a high pass over his shoulders in the back corner of the end zone. He ran a great route where he tricked the defender into thinking he wasn't part of the play before he took off toward the back corner of the end zone for the score. Landry continues to lead the Browns in targets on a weekly basis and is the team's preferred option in the passing game.
2018 Week 3 vs NYJ (15 / 8 / 103 / 0 rec)
Landry was slogging through a slow evening with Tyrod Taylor under center, catching just one pass from the veteran in just under two quarters of play. Once rookie Baker Mayfield entered the game, however, Landry came to life. He was on the receiving end of Mayfield's first NFL pass, a 14-yard completion over the middle. In the third quarter, Landry made the play of the game when he reached up to snare a 29-yard reception with two defenders draped all over him. He brought the ball down to New York's one-yard line. Landry also showed his passing skills as he completed a two-point conversion pass to Mayfield on a trick play. Landry did have a tough drop in the game as he let one of Mayfield's passes hit him in the chest and fall to the ground. That catchable pass would have gone for at least a nine-yard gain. On that same drive, Landry saw a red zone target, which he caught for a 12-yard gain, taking the ball to the Jets' eight-yard line. On 2nd-and-goal from the one-yard line, Landry caught a short shovel pass which went for no gain. Landry and Mayfield showed great chemistry together and should prove to be a productive duo going forward.
2018 Week 2 vs NO (7 / 5 / 69 / 0 rec)
Landry didn't see the target volume that he did in Week 1, although that was partially due to a ball-control game plan that the Browns used during most of the first half. Landry remains Tyrod Taylor's favorite target, tying for the team lead with seven targets. His first catch was a three-yard reception. He then ripped off consecutive 14 and 22-yard receptions in the second quarter. He drew another deep target in the third quarter, roughly 12 yards downfield, but Taylor threw too high. Landry provided a clutch reception at the end of the fourth quarter, picking up a 25-yard gain which helped put the Browns in position to attempt a game-tying field goal. In Todd Haley's offense, Landry continues to be used downfield more than he was with the Dolphins, which raises his weekly ceiling.
2018 Week 1 vs PIT (15 / 7 / 106 / 0 rec)
Landry led the team with 15 targets on a rainy day in Cleveland. The veteran receiver wasn't especially efficient with the looks, catching just seven, although many of the incompletions were uncatchable passes. The Browns targeted Landry all over the field, allowing him to pick up some large chunk plays. He caught a deep 33-yard pass down the left sideline in the second quarter where he was wide open. He actually had to come back a bit on the pass, which was underthrown. In the third quarter the Browns took another deep shot to him but the pass was overthrown. He bounced back on the next possession with a 39-yard reception. Landry had a shot at a touchdown in the fourth quarter as he was open in the end zone, but the pass was overthrown.
Latest NewsBrowns | Jarvis Landry makes presence felt (Sun Dec 9, 05:21 PM) - Cleveland Browns WR Jarvis Landry racked up two runs for 54 yards and a touchdown and he added three receptions for 57 yards and a score on four targets in Week 14 against the Carolina Panthers. Our View: Landry showed great moves and speed on his long run and scored on 3rd and 17 on a long pass. He's still a risky play at Denver next week, but this should encourage us to at least use him as a WR3/Flex.
link to story Browns | Jarvis Landry surpasses 100-yard mark (Sun Dec 2, 04:33 PM) - Cleveland Browns WR Jarvis Landry caught six passes for 103 yards against the Houston Texans in Week 13. Our View: Landry finally came through in a week where he was likely on benches after fading from the Browns improved pass offense. He'll be back in our WR3/Flex group next week against the Carolina, but might not get as favorable of a game script.
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