Jarvis Landry, WR, Dolphins
|WR - #21||54.01||MIA||Active||1 year||22||5' 11||202|
2015 Outlook: Solid/Safe PickLast updated on Jun-01-2015 by Shawn Childs
Landry caught just 25 passes for 255 yards and one touchdown during the first half of his rookie season and he saw limited snaps. Jarvis' value grew dramatically over the last nine games and he became Tannehill's safety value. Landry had at least five catches in each of those games and finished six contests with nine targets or more. All told, he recorded 59 receptions on 78 targets for 503 yards and four TDs in just his last nine games. That breaks down to 6.6 catches for 56 yards, 0.4 touchdowns and 8.7 targets per game. Over a full season, Jarvis would have been on pace for a more than 100 catches, more than 900 yards and seven TDs. His catch rate was 75 percent, although he averaged only 9 yards per catch. The change in WR personnel in Miami should lead to Landry expanding his routes to where his catches will have more length. During his 2013 season at LSU, he averaged 15.5 yards per catch. In 2015, Jarvis should have an opportunity similar to that of a Julian Edelman, which makes him a solid WR2 in SCOUT Fantasy leagues. He'll offer more consistency than explosiveness, which is helpful in head-to-head matches.
Dolphins' wide receiver Rishard Matthews demanded a trade this offseason, however, he was not granted his wish and remains in South Beach. Matthews was reportedly not happy with his role and was only further disturbed after the team acquired Greg Jennings and DeVante Parker. It sounds like some of his teammates feel similarly to Matthews. Some believe he would "thrive" if he was given a greater opportunity. He showed some flashes in 2013 including a game against a tough Buccaneers' defense in which he caught 11 passes for 120 yards and two touchdowns.Fantasy Analysis:
Matthews is a talented kid. He also has good size and speed. At 6-foot, 217 pounds he's a mismatch in the slot. The former seventh-round pick has shown an ability to make plays when given the opportunity, just like his teammates suggested he would. His issue is that he's behind Parker, Jarvis Landry and Kenny Stills. He's also behind Jennings at the moment but that won't last. It would be nice to see Matthews get an opportunity, nevertheless, he has an uphill battle in front of him to earn snaps.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors7/3 - Dolphins WR Rishard Matthews impressing his teammates
6/14 - Dolphins VP of football operations Mike Tannenbaum says WR DeVante Parker 'should be ready' Week 1
6/3 - Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry could play on the outside this season
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