A breakthrough season would be improving on the 84 receptions for 758 yards and 5 TDs he had last year as a rookie. There’s a good chance that happens now that TE Charles Clay and WRs Mike Wallace, Brian Hartline and Brandon Gibson are gone. Tannehill is familiar with Landry, and Landry showed he’s got good NFL skills. He’s got good hands and can get YAC (Yards After Catch).
Landry was the #42 WR in standard formats and #30 in PPR, so as a high-volume slot receiver, he's going to have more value in PPR formats. The Dolphins lost four of their top six most-targeted players: Mike Wallace, Charles Clay, Brian Hartline and Brandon Gibson. They have been replaced by Kenny Stills and Jordan Cameron, but Landry's role should expand as well. He only played 62 percent of the snaps on the season, and didn't start playing consistent starter's snaps until Week 9. Over the final nine weeks, Landry was the #15 WR in PPR formats (and #23 in standard). He is currently the 24th WR off the board in early PPR drafts.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 7:01pm
Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 10:28am
Change is coming for the Dolphins at the receiver position. Miami was ranked 17th in passing with 233.1 yards per game last season, and the immediate futures of several veterans are in question. Starting receiver Brian Hartline and slot Brandon Gibson could be salary-cap casualties due to their $5.95 million and $3.26 million salaries, respectively. The Dolphins must also decide what to do with No. 1 receiver Mike Wallace, who is due $9.9 million. Wallace was benched in the second half of Miami’s Week 17 loss to the New York Jets due to venting his frustration. It remains to be seen if both sides stay together or part ways. Either way, the Dolphins need to have a strong group of receivers around quarterback Ryan Tannehill, who is entering his fourth season.
Fellow wideout Brandon Gibson told reporters that Wallace was frustrated with "not being involved as much as he wanted" in the offense. But will he be involved at all going forward?
Wallace told reporters Monday that he wants to return after signing a five-year, $60 million contract in 2013, but he isn't certain the team wants him around.
"I'm not the general manager or anything, or the head coach," Wallace said, per the South Florida Sun Sentinel. "I'm not sure."
Coach Joe Philbin -- who will be back -- was noncommittal about the future of his top pass-catcher, saying Monday: "Nothing has changed right now. I haven't spent one second thinking about 2015 yet."
Wallace enjoyed his best season in Miami under play-caller Bill Lazor, piling up 73 catches for 930 yards with five touchdowns. He went out of his way, though, to voice displeasure with the scheme after calling out Mike Sherman's attack the previous season.
Friday, October 24, 2014, 6:26pm
Dolphins WR Brandon Gibson (knee) was removed from the injury report Friday after taking full practice reps Thursday.
Thursday, October 23, 2014, 6:04pm
Dolphins WR Brandon Gibson (knee) took full practice reps Thursday after being limited Wednesday.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 6:13pm
Dolphins WR Brandon Gibson (knee) took limited practice reps Wednesday.
Friday, October 17, 2014, 6:20pm
Dolphins WR Brandon Gibson (hamstring, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 7.
Thursday, October 16, 2014, 6:18pm
Dolphins WR Brandon Gibson (hamstring) took limited practice reps again Thursday.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 6:35pm
Dolphins WR Brandon Gibson (hamstring) took limited practice reps Wednesday.
Friday, October 10, 2014, 6:13pm
Dolphins WR Brandon Gibson (hamstring, doubtful) took limited practice reps again Friday and is doubtful for Week 6.
Thursday, October 9, 2014, 6:46pm
Dolphins WR Brandon Gibson (hamstring) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 6:37pm
Dolphins WR Brandon Gibson (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday.
Friday, September 26, 2014, 6:33pm
Dolphins WR Brandon Gibson (groin, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 4.
Thursday, September 25, 2014, 6:48pm
Dolphins WR Brandon Gibson (groin) took limited practice reps again Thursday.
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