WR Jarvis Landry - Miami Dolphins
|5-11, 205||Born: 11-28-1992||College: LSU||Drafted: Round 2|
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Recent Stats and Projections
Recent Game Summaries
2016 Week 18 vs PIT (14 / 11 / 102 / 0 rec)
Jarvis Landry caught 11 passes for 102 yards against the Steelers on Saturday. Landry was in effect, the entire Dolphins offense, as no other player came close to matching his yardage total. Landry was able to operate in the short passing game, but the Steelers did a great job of containing him after the catch, and not allowing him to gain yards in the open field which is what Landry does best. His catches and yardage total were strong, but what doesn't show up in the box-score is how that played into the Steelers game plan. By allowing Landry to catch short passes without being able to break big gains, the Dolphins essentially bled the clock and killed any chance of a comeback by taking too long with their possessions. Landry nearly created two big plays after the catch, but the Steelers defensive game plan was sound, and ended any chance of that after Landry tried to get into the open field.
2016 Week 17 vs NE (12 / 9 / 76 / 1 rec)
Jarvis Landry caught nine passes for 76 yards and a touchdown on 12 targets. Since Matt Moore has taken over at quarterback, Landry has seen his target volume increase to where it was last year and the beginning of this season. With all due respect to Dominique Wilkins, Landry is the NFL's version of the Human Highlight Film, and he did his best to add one more highlight to his 2016 reel. With the Dolphins trailing 20-0, and at the Patriots eight yard line, Moore took the snap out of shotgun formation. After taking a three step drop, Moore went through all of his progressions before finding Landry running an in-route at the Patriots four yard line. After absorbing a monster hit, Landry was able to stay on his feet and reverse field, taking an angle on the left side of the end zone and diving in for an eight yard touchdown. It was the type of play that has become routine for Landry, and it will be fun to watch him on the main stage of the playoffs this coming weekend.
2016 Week 16 vs BUF (6 / 3 / 29 / 0 rec, 1 / 0 / 0 rush)
Coming off a big game the week before, Jarvis Landry was not featured much against the Bills, catching only three passes for 29 yards. The games in which Landry has big production, opposing wide receiver Devante Parker does not, and vice versa. On Saturday, it was Parker's time to step up. Landry did not receive his full compliment of targets, but that is not surprising considering Jay Ajayi rushed 32 times and Matt Moore completed only 16 passes on the day.
2016 Week 15 vs NYJ (4 / 3 / 108 / 1 rec)
Jarvis Landry caught three passes for 108 yards and one touchdown on five targets against the Jets. Although Landry did not see a heavy volume of targets, he was able to make plays after the catch on every single one of his three receptions. On first and ten from the Dolphins 44 yard line, Landry ran an in-route from the inside left hash mark. Matt Moore let the play develop and after stepping up in the pocket, hit Landry 14 yards downfield. Landry caught the ball and immediately stopped on a dime and reversed field. The Jets could barely get a hand on him before he took off down the middle of the field. Landry ended up gaining 31 yards on a play that should have gone for 15, if it weren't for his incredible running ability in the open field. Landry really made his mark on the Dolphins second drive in the third quarter. He ran a quick slant route from the left slot position and Moore did a good job in delivering the ball quickly and accurately. After that, it was all Landry, who shed one arm tackle before racing 66 yards up the field and scoring a long touchdown without so much as getting touched a second time by a Jets defender. He may not be seeing the volume he's accustomed to, but that hasn't stopped him from making at least one "did you see that" play each week.
2016 Week 14 vs ARI (6 / 4 / 103 / 0 rec)
Jarvis Landry caught four passes for 104 yards on seven targets in the Dolphins win over the Cardinals. The 103 yards was the first time that Landry had eclipsed the 100 yard mark since week 3, and was his third 100+ game of the season. Much of Landry's yardage came on a 71 yard catch and run that will be shown on highlights for years to come in the Dolphins facility. Landry ran a shallow crossing route, and Tannehill hit him four yards from the line of scrimmage. Landry was immediately wrapped up and spun around, but instead of going down to the ground, Landry was able to spin out of the tackle and keep his legs going. After slipping the first tackle, Landry was then wrapped up by a second Arizona defender before slipping that tackle as well, and running up the right sideline. Landry cut two more times toward the middle of the field but ran out of gas before being tackled at the two yard line. The play epitomized Landry's athletic but rugged running style that allows him to be both a possession receiver and an electric playmaker.
2016 Week 13 vs BAL (14 / 11 / 87 / 0 rec, 1 / -1 / 0 rush)
After six weeks of subpar performances, Landry bounced back in a big way on Sunday, catching 11 passes for 87 yards, and running once for negative one yards. Much of Landry's production came when Miami went into passing mode as they tried to cut into a 20+ point deficit. The Ravens were not in prevent defense or anything, so Landry still had to work for his catches. He made some very difficult catches in the middle of the field as several Ravens were lining up to crush him as he made the reception, but he managed to shake them off and gain yards after the catch. The 15 targets that Landry saw were the most he's had all season, and it will be interesting to see whether DeVante Parker's injury played a role in Landry seeing more targets. Landry is a unique talent, and his toughness and run after the catch ability pops off the screen when you watch him. He turned several short catches into 12 and 13 yard gains, simply by shedding arm tackles and juking Ravens defenders out of their shoes. Hopefully he will continue to see a heavy volume of targets as the Dolphins try to finish the season out strong and compete for a wildcard playoff spot in the AFC.
2016 Week 12 vs SF (7 / 4 / 47 / 0 rec)
With the emergence of Jay Ajayi and Davante Parker, Jarvis Landry has been the player most affected by their breakout. His target volume has decreased rapidly, and he is longer the focal point of the offense. Landry caught four passes for 47 yards but failed to make an impact for the Dolphins, although you cannot really blame him considering the type of targets that he is seeing. Landry saw one target down the field where Tannehill miscalculated his pass, underthrowing him and getting lucky that Landry was able to break up the pass. Landry needs to get the ball in space to take advantage of his ability to gain yards after the catch, as he is one of the best receivers in the NFL when he is in the open field. Landry is seeing a lot of routes as a possession receiver, but even then they are coming along the sidelines or in tight spaces in the middle of the field. Landry did make a very nice catch in traffic on an out-route where Tannehill led him into two waiting 49ers defenders. He did a great job of completing the catch as he was walloped as soon as the ball touched his hands. Landry is without a doubt the most electrifying option the Dolphins have, and it defies conventional wisdom that as the Dolphins are on a six game winning streak, his stats continue to drop and he becomes less and less a part of the Miami offense.
2016 Week 11 vs LA (5 / 5 / 28 / 1 rec)
Jarvis Landry caught five passes for 28 yards and a touchdown on six targets in Sunday's win against the Rams. Landry once again took a backseat to Davante Parker, who finished with the team lead in receptions, yards and targets. Landry was quiet for much of the day, with his few targets coming on slants, a wide receiver screen and one deep shot from Ryan Tannehill. Landry's touchdown catch with four minutes left in the fourth quarter was one that will be played on highlights for a long time. Ryan Tannehill took the snap out of shotgun and threw a short come back route to Landry at the five yard line. Landry pivoted towards the middle of the field and met two Rams defenders at the five yard line. He hit both of the defenders with his legs churning behind him and managed to stay upright while continue to drive towards the goal line. He got a nice push from his teammates, but Landry's ability to stay with the catch and not give up on scoring was something incredible to watch. Up until that point, the Dolphins had been shutout, so Landry's determination not only helped his team on the scoreboard, but it also woke them up from their game long funk.
2016 Week 10 vs SD (6 / 6 / 53 / 0 rec)
Jay Ajayi's breakout over the last four weeks has put a dent in Jarvis Landry's overall stats, but considering the Dolphins have ripped off four consecutive wins, I don't think you will hear him complaining. Landry caught six of seven targets for 53 yards. Landry worked the middle of the field very well, spreading the Chargers secondary out while making room for fellow wide outs, Davante Parker and Kenny Stills, to make an impact down the field. Landry nearly found the end zone on a crossing route where he was forced to go up and make a catch on the right sideline, eventually being forced out of bounds at the Chargers two yard line. The play set up a Damian Williams touchdown run that gave the Dolphins the lead early in the third quarter.
2016 Week 9 vs NYJ (6 / 3 / 33 / 0 rec)
After starting out the season much in the same way he ended last season, that is to say leading the Dolphins receivers in every recorded category, Landry's production has faced a steep decline. Landry caught three passes for 33 yards on 10 targets against the Jets, and many of his targets that he was unable to convert, came on off-target throws from Tannehill. Landry showed off his elite athleticism on a 2nd and goal early in the 2nd quarter. Landry lined up in the backfield, and Tannehill ran a play action to Ajayi on the left side, before turning back to the right and throwing to Landry who was running to the right sideline. The pass was underthrown and out in front of Landry, but was he able to come back to the ball and make the catch on his shoelaces before turning up the field and trucking a Jets defender at the four yard line. Landry nearly scored on the play, but the Jets defender was able to hold onto his leg and keep him from crossing the goal line. This play was a microcosm of what Landry faces each week, inconsistent quarterback play which forces him to make plays all on his own. Due to his high target volume, Landry should see better days ahead, but is clear that Tannehill is holding him back from putting up monster numbers.
2016 Week 7 vs BUF (8 / 5 / 78 / 0 rec)
Landry saw a strong eight targets for the sixth time in seven games this season. While touchdowns continue to elude him (one score on 46 catches this season after 3.6% touchdown rate in 2015), his usage floor is high. Landry's route running was on full display this week against the Bills. On one occasion Landry turned around the defensive back with an excellent deep comeback route. On another, Miami used Landry out of the backfield, sprinting across the formation on the goal line for a two-point conversion. Landry also converted a key third down late in the game as Ryan Tannehill rolled from the pocket and found Landry across his body on one of Tannehill's better throws this week. Landry's lone demerit came on a taunting penalty following his first catch of the game.
2016 Week 6 vs PIT (9 / 7 / 91 / 0 rec)
A week after posting one of the worst games of his career, Landry rebounded against the Steelers, catching seven passes for 91 yards on 10 targets. Of his seven catches, four went for first downs and he was targeted on third down three times by Ryan Tannehill. Landry's long gain of the day came on a third and seven from the Pittsburgh 41 yard line. Tannehill targeted him on a deep out post route to the left sideline and Landry made an incredible catch, turning his body around towards the sideline and leaping up to snag the ball for a 39 yard gain. The catch went down to the Pittsburgh two yard line and set up a Damian Williams touchdown run right before the half ended. Landry is suffering from a bout of touchdown variance, as he's had several catches this year where he was within three yards of scoring a touchdown and boosting his fantasy value. He remains a high volume target in the Miami passing game, with Sunday's game being a very good example of what you can expect from him week to week.
2016 Week 5 vs TEN (3 / 3 / 28 / 0 rec, 1 / 2 / 0 rush)
Landry was the victim of poor quarterback and offensive lineman play on Sunday, as he only saw three targets, for which he converted all three for 28 yards. Ryan Tannehill was hearing footsteps every time he dropped back and with good reason, the Tennessee front seven sacked him six times in the game. Landry, who was averaging 11 targets coming into the game, was not given chances to make plays, and his rather bleak stat line hurt a lot of fantasy owners. Miami was trying to get the ball in his hands, as he saw one carry for two yards, as well as three punt returns, all which he called for fair catches. His most prominent play on Sunday was not a good one, as he was called for offensive holding on a touchdown pass from Tannehill to Ajayi, and it cost the Dolphins four points as they had to settle for a field goal. It was clear the Titans game plan heading into the game was to blanket Landry in coverage and put pressure on Tannehill, and it worked like a charm. So much so, that Landry fantasy owners should be worried about other teams following this blueprint in the future.
2016 Week 4 vs CIN (10 / 7 / 61 / 0 rec)
Landry once again led the Miami receivers in targets and catches, although fellow receiver Kenny Still led the team in yards (74) and caught the only touchdown pass of the night from Ryan Tannehill. Landry was shut down for most of the night, catching only two passes through two and a half quarters, before catching five passes in the second half. He was targeted mainly on short possession routes, with his long gain going for 24 yards. On this play, Landry showed off his elite run after the catch ability. Tannehill targeted him deep in their own territory and after hanging in the pocket, he hit Landry on a comeback route. To his credit, Landry made a difficult catch in traffic, managed to shed his initial tackler and then juked two defenders before cutting the ball back to the middle of the field and running all the way across to the right side of the field and gaining 17 yards after the catch. It was the type of play that separates Landry from the rest of the Dolphins receivers and shows how lucky Miami is to have him. He is the only player on the Miami offense that is capable of consistently creating yards after the catch.
2016 Week 3 vs CLE (12 / 7 / 120 / 1 rec, 2 / 16 / 0 rush)
Landry continues to be a high volume option in the Dolphins passing game, and this past Sunday was no different. Landry caught seven passes on 16 targets for 120 yards and a touchdown. Landry's score came on a beautiful catch and run, where he ran a clear out route on the left side and Ryan Tannehill hit him on stride at about the 15 yard line. From there, it was vintage Landry. He displayed a quick burst in getting off of his defenders grasp before turning the corner and juking a defender at the ten yard line, cut it back and walked into the end zone for a 42 yard touchdown. Landry was busy, constantly moving the chains and getting open in short space. Aside from his touchdown catch and run, Landry's next most important play came on a 32 yard catch that set up the game winning touchdown for the Dolphins in overtime. It was a great display of feel from Landry, finding a soft spot in zone coverage and settling in on the right sideline before turning it up field and gaining another ten yards after the catch.
2016 Week 2 vs NE (13 / 10 / 135 / 0 rec)
Landry continued as the best option on the Miami offense, finishing with 10 receptions for 137 yards. He did lose a fumble however, and was targeted by Ryan Tannehill that went for an interception by the New England defense. These are all things the coaching staff can live with given the heavy volume of targets that Landry sees. Landry is mostly used as a possession receiver who his capable of beating defenders off the line of scrimmage, and he is at his best with the ball in his hands gaining yards after the catch. He has made strides as a receiver who is capable of going up and high pointing the ball while in tight coverage, and no play highlighted this as well as his catch that came in the 2nd quarter that set up the only Miami points in the first half. Ryan Tannehill targeted him on a go route up the seam that Landry set up well coming out of the slot. Tannehill put the ball where only Landry could get it, but it was an acrobatic catch where Landry went up and high pointed the ball, absorbed a hit from a New England safety and nearly stayed on his feet, which had he done just that it would have gone for a touchdown. Still, it was an incredible catch for a player of Landry's stature to make, and proved why he is such a feared playmaker.
2016 Week 1 vs SEA (10 / 7 / 59 / 0 rec)
As could be expected, Landry led the team in targets and catches. He surprisingly did not have any rushes on the day, which is something that last year he had much success with. But Landry did look great overall, showing that he'll make the extra effort to get yards over the middle, and a couple of times made things happen while Tannehill scrambled. His rapport with Tannehill was clearly a positive as well: On one play, he did a great job to come back to the ball and make a difficult catch; and another, Landry went clear across the field (from his original route) to make the catch.
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