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What You Need to Know:
-Landry underwent hip surgery in early February, 2020. He was eased into training camp.
-Early in the season, OC Alex Van Pelt shared that Landry wasn’t fully over the hip issue.
-Landry suffered a Week 5 broken rib but didn’t miss any time.
-Odell Beckham suffered a torn ACL in the Browns’ 7th game. In 6 full games together, Landry saw a 19.4% target share (5.5 targets per game) to 24.7% for OBJ (7.0 targets per game).
-Extrapolate Landry’s production over that span, and he would have slotted as the WR42 in PPR. Instead, he finished at WR36, fueled by ~8 targets per game sans Beckham.
-Beckham notched a career-low 3 receiving TDs. He’s been held to 6 or fewer scores in all but 1 of his 7 seasons.
-Missing 1 game on the COVID-19 list, Landry recorded 101-72-840-3. He added a rushing score on 4 attempts.
-Landry earned his best Pro Football Focus receiving grade (81.8) since 2016 in Miami.
-He caught a strong 73.7% of his intended targets. He remained a primary slot target with a low average depth of target (7.9).
-The Browns’ offensive nucleus remans in place. Odell Beckham is on track for Week 1 following his ACL tear, lowering Landry’s target upside.
-Baker Mayfield set career highs last year in QB rating and QBR. It’s possible there’s still some room for growth as he enters year 2 in the same system.
-This unit will remain run heavy as long as the backfield remains healthy. Last year, the Browns ranked 4th in rush attempts; 4th in run rate.
-The Browns used a Round 3 pick on speedy WR Anthony Schwartz, but he’s a raw product and a long-shot for year 1 value. Landry should again act as a co-#1 WR alongside Beckham.
Draft Sharks Bottom Line
Landry, 28, remains a high floor, low upside PPR option. He’s snagged 70+ passes in 7 straight seasons. And he’s still yet to miss an NFL game due to injury.
Landry even posted 83-1,174-6 back in 2019 alongside Odell Beckham. But that was with Cleveland’s old coaching staff. Clearly, HC Kevin Stefanski has really committed to the ground game. It leaves Landry as an unexciting WR3/4.