It’s going to be tough for Landry to meet his historical production in 2019. The first red flag is that Landry’s usage fell off a cliff in the eight games after Freddie Kitchens took over as the offensive coordinator. (Kitchens is now the head coach.) Under Kitchens, Landry turned 6.9 targets into 4.0 catches, 56 yards and 0.25 touchdowns. That’s a fantasy WR3 pace, though he’s being drafted as a high-end WR3. The other issue is that Odell Beckham is now on the team, and he’s likely to soak up 9-10 targets per game at a minimum. So unless this offense explodes and the fantasy pie gets a lot bigger, Landry owners might be frustrated with his week-to-week production. Optimistic owners can point to his usage over the last four seasons--he has had a minimum of 131 targets in that span--and hope that Kitchens finds ways to get him more involved than he was in the back half of 2018. There’s also an argument that Landry will be able to do more with fewer targets since the defense will be geared to stop Beckham. If that happens, Landry will have a chance for a fantasy WR2 season.
Dec 27, 2019 · 6:49 PM EST