WR Ricardo Louis - Miami Dolphins
|6-2, 215||Born: 3-23-1994||College: Auburn||Drafted: Round 4, pick 2016|
2017 Week 4 vs CIN (9 / 5 / 64 / 0 rec)
Louis' final stat line looks impressive but almost all of his production came in garbage time. His first target came in the second quarter but was too high for him to catch. On the last drive of the game, Louis made a pretty over the shoulder catch for a 31-yard pickup. He later saw a red zone target on a short slant. He made the catch and was brought down at the Cincinnati two-yard line.
2017 Week 5 vs NYJ (8 / 5 / 71 / 0 rec)
Louis benefitted from the absence of wideout Kenny Britt. He led the team in targets, catches, and receiving yards. While Rashard Higgins was a popular waiver add a few weeks back, it appears Louis is the better long-term bet for receiving production on the team. He was targeted heavily by both DeShone Kizer and Kevin Hogan throughout the game. That being said, two of Louis' catches and 37 of his yards came on the final drive with the Jets playing back and conceding catches in front of them. Louis could have had a bigger day but he was overthrown on a deep route down the middle during the fourth quarter.
2017 Week 6 vs HOU (7 / 3 / 25 / 0 rec)
Louis continues to be one of Kevin Hogan's favorite targets. He led the Browns with seven targets in Week 6, although many of them were uncatchable due to Hogan's accuracy issues. In the second quarter, Louis appeared to have a step on his defender but was overthrown by at least five yards. He failed to connect with Hogan on two more deep targets in the second half, with both passes being overthrown yet again. Louis did have a seven-yard catch in the third quarter nullified by an offensive holding penalty.
2017 Week 8 vs MIN (6 / 2 / 42 / 0 rec)
Louis picked up his first catch on a short five-yard screen pass in the first quarter. He followed that up with a beautiful 37-yard back shoulder catch on the ensuing drive. He did an excellent job of spinning and readjusting his body to make the grab along the left sideline. Louis was quiet the rest of the way, however. He did draw a target near the end zone in the third quarter but it sailed way over his head. In the fourth quarter he dropped what would have been a 12-yard catch. It appeared he may have slipped on the play before the drop.
2016 Week 3 vs MIA (4 / 3 / 40 / 0 rec)
Louis saw the most extensive action of his young career. The rookie started slow, fumbling after making his first catch, although the Browns were able to recover. He later saw a red zone target around the 11-yard line, but he was hit as the ball arrived. He wouldn't have been able to do much with the ball even if he did make the catch.
2016 Week 4 vs WAS (5 / 3 / 28 / 0 rec)
Louis has been operating as nothing more than the Browns' fourth or fifth receiving option, but he has been seeing a few looks each week. Kessler took a deep shot to Louis down the right sideline in the third quarter, but the ball was just overthrown and Louis didn't have a chance at making the grab. That pass would have gone for around 35 yards had it been catchable.
2016 Week 6 vs TEN (9 / 5 / 65 / 0 rec)
Cody Kessler found Louis for a big 42-yard pickup in the second quarter. Louis showed some elusiveness by juking a defender to pick up a few extra yards on the catch. It wasn't all great for Louis as he dropped at least two passes in the game, but the rookie finished as the Browns' second leading receiver.